From: Alan Jameson, Institute for Applied Noematics

To: Fran

Subject: Last Days

You know what the oddest thing is about all this? We're not constantly fighting, having nervous breakdowns, screaming at each other. We're actually really polite and focused, and we spend most of our time debating the nature of humanity and how we can best succeed at probably the most ambitious thing anyone's ever tried. Like it was completely normal, like that's just how people are. I feel like we've turned into Star Trek characters or something.

I guess... what's the point of doing anything else? Getting angry isn't going to help. But I didn't expect to feel like this at all.

And you know what? It's awesome.

Many greetings & good luck,


PS Love from George!