Easily upset, refrain from “too,” perhaps also “easily,” I estimate the value of our relationship. Consider our circumstances. Compare the Aleut practice of never correcting by negating. One may wait and approve later if possible. Should one speak when angry? What rule governs the unique? Sometimes to see oneself hurts; self-interest can be stupid. Be spontaneous, but even informality presumes form. Let’s not take anything for granted.

10 September 1983