From !!! Wed Oct 29 05:23:17 1997

Newsgroups: alt.slack

Subject: The Slack Side of This

From: !!! (TarlaStar)

Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 13:23:17 GMT


I can't help it. I'm a SubGenius to the bone. Even in the midst of my

turmoil, I have found the Slack. When someone tries to take away the

things that matter to you, you discover just HOW MUCH they matter.

Every day that you have the things you love, is filled with Slack.


The smell of my husband's neck is intoxicating these days, the way he

feels when I hug him tightly. Every time I touch him, I am reminded of

the night when I COULDN'T touch him. When the law would not allow it.


My bed, which used to piss me off (needs a new mattress), feels like a

cloud compared to that jailhouse pad. My coffee, which I never had a

problem appreciating before, has now become Ambrosia. Drinking out of

a ceramic mug is a GOOD thing now, not just an expected thing.

I've started smoking cigarettes again, but I've promised myself I'll

quit as soon as this is settled in my favor. Every cigarette is tasty

once more.


Yesterday when I stepped outside with the dogs, I looked at the sky

and thought, "How incredibly beautiful this world is!" This is a

magnificent planet and I adore it. I love the feel of wind on my skin,

even cold wind. In jail, you can't see the sky, you can't feel the

wind, you can only feel the cold.


Every day when my son comes home from school, I take such joy in

seeing his beautiful face, in just spending a little while talking

together and knowing that it IS important, that we don't have much

more time together even if there were no legal matters pending. This

situation has reminded me of the shortness of life, and the fragility

of our daily existence. I've found out who my true and good friends

are. It has given me Slack in the middle of Hell. I have found the

diamond in the goat's ass...and I guess I always will.




Reverend Mutha Tarla Star of the Little Sisters of the Perpetually

Juicy; a Proud jism schism of the Church of the SubGenius.

Worshipping Juicy Retardo and "Connie" Dobbs since 1986.