Thank you very much for your message. This is the first day we are allowed to read our e-mails and it was really a treat for me to read your kind message. Please thank everybody in DC for their continued support, prayers as well as of course their intense intervention last week. Our internet access is also very limited here and I probably won’t be able to thank them personally. The facility is very nice and people have been extremely courteous so far. They roughened me up a little at first because I had “spiraled out of control” but now I keep a really low profile. The first night I apparently tried to take the eyes out of the late night nurse like in Kill Bill. They also finally acknowledged that I really have a French accent and called my primary physician. I still had to get three stitches on the side of my head and it really looks awful. I guess I really wanted to go home but now I feel really fine. I am just glad I did not end up in jail for manslaughter. I also spotted some minor celebrities among the other patients… not anything like Cher but a local gay anchor, David B. and some Japanese artsy guy. I noticed also a few cute teenagers which apparently stay in a different unconnected pavilion across the Park. I did not talk to anybody besides the personnel (if you can call this talking!) yet because I was confined all week-end. Anyway try flirting with a straightjacket and a purple scar on your head! The nurses are telling me that I am making impressive progress in acknowledging my alcohol problem and might be able to be in home-therapy sooner than expected if I keep this positive attitude. I find the whole thing with the dozen steps and the non-alcoholic cocktails recipes really inspirational and fun (Ari would love it here, they are so creative), and this Betty was really a candid and courageous lady. I am not even talking about the Higher Power. Thanks for all of your financial and moral support. Please get in touch with LL to tell him how sorry I am that I beat on him like a piñata when we were together for not cleaning enough. Tell him I changed a lot in the last few hours. Be sure that I'll communicate you a progress report as soon as I have an opportunity. I have decided that when I am done here, I’ll also properly handle my LSD/mescaline/weed/ /blogging and even homosexuality issues. I am really motivated this time and feel this is a true spiritual journey. No kidding.
Your friend in Christ, FHC
PS: can you send me some music; I have been listening all day to “it’s not easy” by Helen Reddy.