dear earthlings, please forgive me. i've been in one of the rooms on this rather large planet eating food without taking the time to introduce myself to others who are eating food in various large rooms around the mass of land i have found myself sequestered to. take this note as an apology for not speaking up. for not returning your calls. some of you are sick and others are tired and i'm sorry i haven't been out and about putting socks on cold feet or burning letters that express too much hate. forgive me for not finding the time to run errands for your mother who is dying. i have been aware of this. i have been aware of a little too much lately in this small room.