She tells me about the strings she sees.
"Yes, strings that tie families together, and people who love each other. It's what keeps you close to your family, because it goes from your heart to their hearts. You mustn't break the strings, because they keep people together."
I think of Orson Scott Card's 'philotes' from Xenocide and know that the thing she sees are no less real for the fact that I cannot see them.