e-mail letter from Fred to Patrick and Stephanie on 14 Feb ‘1, which Patrick sent to me on 8 Sep ’15 as part of a large collection.
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001
Subject: Greetings . . .
dere Stephanie & Pat, i miei valentini,
Yep, I finished a whole novel. Loved AN EQUAL MUSIC. Is Tononi a real violin maker? Cremonese?
Thus is the Genome Project mapped. & race is not a scientific concept. What WILL the bigots do?????? No that they ever depended on reason. & humans share more genes with rose bush(pardon the word)es than with dogs. Whose best friend?????? & in the gene constellation humans differ from mice by 2.1 percent. & the Religious will continue to insist all this was made for lil ole us by God the teddy bear.
I take my stand in Despair.
Local symphony to play Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’ this weekend. & I love sound & fury.
If you get a chance see movie THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE. wonderfully written & Al Pacino’s performance a tour de force.
More later. Since you’ll be my valentines, I won’t call you mousey.
BOA* , f
*bundles of affection