Mark Milotay

January 1, 1997

Post #631 – 19970101

Mr. Pinkwater,

I had a dream this afternoon about cows singing Carmen. It is you I thank for this wonderful event. If it hadn’t been for the hours I spent reading and re-reading your books I wouldn’t be visited by such mystical visions.

Daniel replies:

That's right, blame me, blame me. I'm getting a lot of this lately. Some guy dreams about cows singing Carmen, and right away it's my fault. I'm just an artist, reflecting the greater culture. It's nothing to do with me if your dream cows warble Bizet. I never forced you to read my stuff. In fact, I have consistently chosen publishers who ensure that the fewest people will be exposed to them. I am blameless. Besides, what were you doing sleeping in the afternoon?