--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Robin Carlsen" <maskedzebra@...> wrote: <snip>> Well, you have the right credentials all the way down too, Curtis. > > I liked all of what you said here. And I am utterly convinced. > > I need to do more work on myself to catch how I thought I was so right (when > I judged raunchy's post) only to then realize just as intensely, how wrong I > was after reading this. > > Life is a a pretty goddam subtle thing, ain't it, Curtis? > > I don't know what to believe now. > > But this was fun fun fun reading this. > > Don't expect me to be smart enough to have anything to say--in raunchy's > defense--or my own. > > You are a great guy, Curtis. Let's leave it at that. > > I have to admit one thing: your honesty goes deeper than anything I have ever > encountered--almost. And that honesty is the most profound quality of this > post. > > Let's just love one another. I hope raunchy can see through her pride (and > bigotry) to admit you have completely overpowered her here. I think you have, > anyhow. > > If I took you seriously, Curtis, I would be an idiot. > > But I do. I do. I like being an idiot. Keeps me just smart enough around here. > > But I ain't getting in that sandbox with you. No matter how many of your > dinky toys you give me. I like your electric train best of all. You have not > seen Skuffy my Tugboat: I make him go fast in the bathtub. > > No, around you, Curtis, the sense of truth makes me into a bullshitter. That > way I will stay true to myself. > > I know one thing, Curtis: We are in for a helluva party one day. I promise > you this. > > Just make sure you strangle that blue rabbit's neck.
Me: I am finding it impossible to relate to anything you have written here as coming from a sincere place. And I know that this may be a failing in my appreciation of what you wrote. But it seems to turn back on itself like a pair of medical logo snakes, and I just can't figure out exactly where you are putting me on and where you are being nice, if that is even an accurate read of a single line. I get the sense that the minute I accepted anything positive about me from what you wrote, I would hear the gales of cackles from those who get you here better than I do. I do have some clues, like whenever you are saying something that seems uncharitable about Judy it is always a put on. So is it the same for what you said about Raunchy? My instinct is yes, that this is the schtick you are running and that was a tell. Believe anything here, and you will have a fool for a reader. But I did appreciate that you responded, even through my confusion. What disappointed me about your initial response was that I consider you a bastion of support for artistic freedom, wherever it leads. That much I feel confident that I know about you. Oh and I must be thick or something but I didn't get the rabbit reference at all, which may have enhanced my being ill at ease with the whole thing. >