Memory is part of the whole picture because cause and effect mean nothing if they are not remembered. Human beings remember various causes and effects and pass them on to the next generation, although their observations are not always accurate. Animals and plants can be trained, but also seem to have genetic memories. Fiorella wonders if even inanimate things have low-energy memories--which would explain water dousing and the two basic forms of magic, sympathy and contagion.
Okay, Fio is through speculating for a while. She'll leave deep thought alone and get herself back to writing romances