Letter from Lynette Fromme
Please note: this letter was very long, and so what you are about to read is just snippets of what I think are the heart of the message. Her handwriting was also at times a little hard to read, but I believe this to be accurate.
"God is so big that I don't like the presumption that he could be held by one religion. All and everything is a constant balancing act. People like to imagine a permanant fix--and certainly there are ways, but I believe that permanance or stasis is just not permitted in real life. I may not like that sometimes but I've seen it. That's why I see the need to look after what supports life, in all ways, from the simple awareness of how one species supports another, to the actions and activities necessary to stop a manufacturer from producing or at least spilling and dumping toix chemicals into the water ways and onto land and into the air we all require for sustainance."
"I already put out the message I was compelled by my own perception to put out."
"If you've never seen your state and national parks I'd recommend it because you would find, as I have, that those images and scents and sounds and feels come back to you later in life.
When I headed back east and learned of the many people who have never been to the ocean I thought everyone was familiar with oceans. Ah, not so. I found people who'd never been out of the city or burb where they grew up. California was terribly polluted as I was growing up. People pigged out on all it had to offer and covered up much of its beauty, but it's still a remarkable place when you get out of the crowds. The beaches were wonderful. You could walk for miles and sometimes never see another soul. You could have the ocean and the sky and the sand and the [sic] caverns all to yourself."
"Believe that faith is real and inside and will give you all you need to know. If you care about life and are sincere you'll be led.
Quick Note From Susan Atkins...
A 'PS' regarding my letter to her at the bottom
of a typed story about a dead inmate friend....
"You may want to try to locate a copy of my book "Child of Satan, Child of God" on ALIBRUS.COM, for your friend. I think it will help to show the severe and tragic consequences of bad choices.
Poem written by Arthur Shawcross entitled "Serials":
Why is there a commonality to people
like us: can it be our independency and
self-sufficency that keep our subsequent
bizarre behavior of the rush.
With the severity of violence
in the frenzy to execute anyone
without remorse, without a conscious thought,
leaves one with memories in the silence.
The force we feel no one finds
or the unshakable belief and cumulative
pitfalls, or the depression in combinations
of severe pain of our kind.
I for one enunciate that I
am much much more that stated by people
the press, or the world's eye.
If you see in me agitation, insanity, furor,
excitability, delirium, violence or just plain evil:
then I suggest you look in the mirror...