Thank you for the most kind words…as to peace , as I said , I remain comforted by the certainty of my creativity . I also somewhere along the way discovered the absolutely essential ability to forgive myself (and there is much to forgive) .
As to snickering , I was thinking of a millennial’s response to a boomer hippy’s acknowledgement of lsd use . It was a bridging artifact that allowed me to go on to make the heartfelt apology I needed to express to that generation . The world is fucked , and I cannot but bear some responsibility for that .
Thanks again for recognising what i’m trying to say — in all of my writings , but please , bear in mind that I am of the “Howdy Doodie” generation , and we don’t do “touchy-feelie”--i really prefer that things remain “not about me” ☺