Date: Thu, 28 Aug 1997 09:42:28 +0000 PST
From: Richard Alan Holeton <holeton@stanford.EDU>
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To: Fatima Michelle Vieuchanger <fmv@Findhorn.ORG>
Subject: Figurski and Fatima Michelle Vieuchanger at Findhorn on Acid with Spam
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>...constructing me as some spokesperson for the counterculture...
OK but it does seem from reading your previous publications that you do haveviews about the "movement" etc. that would be of interest to readers of the present work.
>...a big scary jerk.
I imagine your initial confrontation with Figurski has already occurred, in real time, "before" this node. Down the road, who can say?
>...taking drugs, as you insist we do frequently...
Perhaps, as a writer, you can sympathize with the desire to enforce some fairly strict limits on behavior, especially given your particular cleverness at disguise and subterfuge.
Yet readers may be torn between resisting and admiring your resourcefulness. From one perspective, you demonstrate an almost limitless flexibility regarding the extent to which you are constrained or not constrained by the characters, places, and artifacts you encounter. For example, without direct intervention here, you may have maneuvered entirely to avoid any mention of Spam, while knowing full well that it's a key element in this scenario (even granting that these elements can operate in the background without being explicitly referred to). And we know little about your son or ex-husband, which one must suppose is by design.
As for the LSD, surely you are always free to take as much or as little of it as you choose?