| east hampton, new york|
(indian well highway beach)
A book just found from the early 70′s called LSD, containing interviews with california doctors about the growing use of psychedelics, and photographs by Lawrence Schiller documenting Acid Tests and at-home turn-ons: photographs of women writhing on carpeting in respectable houses; a man sat placidly before a kitchen window, regarding a cat; Tim Leary on a bed, arm around giggling girl.
The interviews cite as probably cause for a user’s bad trip their Ego Attachment: the user’s inability to detach from the web of rationalisms that constitute their personality.
Which brings to mind an M83 song using an extended sample of a child talking about a magical frog that, when licked, turns blue to red and tranforms the licker into a frog themselves. Thus, the child happily recounts, they can join the army of frogs and bound happily into the distance.
It’s probably great to turn into a frog and hop away, but what do you do with your winter coats and all your books? You probably can’t make those coffee dates anymore, can you.