I just want to live. Here I stand, I can do no other. God help me, amen. I’m a wayfarer, just traipsing around this big old globe, which by the way is careening out of control in a seemingly chaotic universe or perhaps being gradually snuffed out under the dark auspices of capricious and sadistic deities—I don’t know. I’m just taking in data, absorbing phenomena, livin’ la vida loca, soaking up the cathode rays, and drinking in ultraviolet radiation, a foul and pestilent congregation of vapors hovering over this Earth, that is to say, the devil’s playground. I just want to live!