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jefferson1228Dear Friends —

I realize I appear to be nothing but a continuing series of stammering apologies in terms of my communications with you, and yet I would have you all understand how the concept of time is nearly irrelevant to me.  I have become addled with the wonders of existence, or more so nonexistence, as I — even centuries after my Earthly leave-taking — have not yet even begun to unravel the complexities of the mysterious realm I find myself in.  

I know not how long the time between my missives here seems to you because to me it is truly only a moment or two, but I see that the dates appended to my messages belie that perception.

All I can do is offer once again my heartfelt wishes that you forgive my absence.  Truly I mean no disrespect to you, my fellow Patriots, and I keep you close to my heart at all times, through all epochs, into all tomorrows.

Thus said, I trust that you all are enjoying a most felicitous holiday season, replete with toothsome feasts and hearty merriment with friends and family.  My most beloved home Monticello was the site of many a joyous occasion during this season, what with many longed-for visitors happening by to share our hospitality and our victuals.  Mr. Franklin was a frequent guest and always provided amusement both appropriate and sometimes less so for our gatherings.  And yet for all his scandalous ribaldry I would not change a thing about the man.  A truly wondrous character….

Let me now resolve — though I have done so previously with very little success, unfortunately — that I shall apply all my intellectual prowess to keep in contact with you here on this mortal plane.  I do so enjoy our talks here and hope that you feel the same.  

Please also do not forget that I am available for advice.  Feel free to submit your questions to me in the comment section of this communication.  I will pay heed and respond.

Thank you for your patience with me and for providing this forum so that I may always keep in touch with my precious correspondents and followers.  You have my unceasing devotion.

With affection,

T. Jefferson

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Pondering Cheese

Do I smell cheese?As I sat during my luncheon yesterday with Mr. Franklin — did I mention that I had dined with him? perhaps only on my Twitter page — we were discussing the appeal of various varieties of cheese.  We both professed an extreme affection for strong cheeses, those which perhaps offend the senses of individuals with delicate noses.  Sometimes I confess that I do not think those types of cheeses are fit for mixed company, being more suited to be enjoyed alongside lusty masculine conversation and intoxicating drink than a more refined occasion. 

I hope this does not shock you, but I have noticed that the feminine sex often has a more developed sense of smell which renders those more earthy aromas less delightful and indeed practically unpleasant.  Not wishing to offend anyone I would gladly forego a cheese course if I believed the ladies present would object.  I suppose that there is a small part of me that longs to find a woman who would not only encourage my love of deep rich cheeses but also partake of them with me.  I feel I am wishing for too much…

At this time let me urge you all to push past your accustomed cheese boundaries and sample those exotic types that are unfamiliar to you at present.  You may find that your palate enjoys the challenge.

On that note, I shall bid you adieu now so that I may take a small stroll around the Monticello gardens while the light is still good.

Ah…in case any of you are wondering how fares Mr. Franklin, I can happily report that he is as wise and ribald as ever.  I am no blushing maiden, but Benjamin never fails to bring a flush to my cheek at least once during every occasion we are together.  Thankfully these moments are overwhelmed by the hilarity and laughter that ensues; I do not wish him to think that I am undesirous of hearing scandalous talk, but I am at the same time nearly incapable of offering much of it myself.  To each his own, as has been said many times.

Goodbye for now, my friends.  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

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