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66. Amma’s Retirement
Amma: Immortality is no picnic, Brooke. I was happy to retire.
Connie: You make it sound like a job.
Amma (voice-over; view from inside a Gaiome): It was, Connie. My people never took up writing, so it was my privilege to keep our wisdom fresh.
Brooke: So why did you quit, Amma?
Amma: I dreamed of having a child and returning to Earth. Eventually a protege came forward.
Brooke: So everything worked out?
Amma: Yep. She finished her apprenticeship in just three centuries.