I completely forgot to tell you that I received that book of Gustave Doré’s ‘Inferno’ etchings you sent me in the mail. Man, thanks. I’ve sat down and looked at it a whole bunch. I guess I’ve wanted that book for a long, long time but never did anything about it. Back in Portland when I was a worthless street urchin without a cent to my name, I used to walk downtown to Powell’s and look at all the books with his etchings in them, and I’d think to myself: “Gosh!!” I liked the ‘Inferno’ ones best of all, then maybe ‘Idylls of the King’. . . .

Are you in Germany? Send me your dang address, girl. For god’s sake, man, I’ll send you something in return.

Be good!!!

Ryan ☆ミ