I SWAM AWAY FROM THE SHIP,
the wall says.
I HAD ASPIRED TO DESTROY IT.
I FOUND MYSELF UNDER AN ARCH,
CURSING AT SENATORS, COULD I HARM
THE NOISY DEMONS ABOVE?
conversation in the margin
Eric: in pencil: Doesn't exist (no surprise there)
Jen: Probably a code in the wall writing – don't you think? Whether it's part of Ch. 6 code or something else entirely?
Eric: Agree - VMS didn't do stuff like this by accident. He did like to mess w/ people who read everything as a clue re: his identity. Kind of like John Lennon writing nonsense to taunt the "Paul is dead" crowd.
Jen: ? Paul was dead? <<baffled>>
Eric: Just look it up when you have time to kill. Pointless but fun.
Eric: (later in time, green ink) What if it's not a code or a joke but something serious about trying to tell a story or express a feeling, but never having it come out the way you want it to?