|On Apr 6, 5:21=A0am, Professor <David.Butler.N...@gmail.com> wrote:
> At the end of Midnight Nation and scattered throughout B5, JMS
> recounts the beating he took on the street in San Diego in 1978 one
> night by a gang that nearly cost him his life. He has said, since this
> incident, that he is no longer afraid of death. Given that this event
> was a changing point in his life, if he were to meet this gang today
> on the street during daylight, what would he do and what would he say?
> I have tried to deduce his response from his writings, but I cannot
> come up with a single response. Would he, for instance, "damn sure
> finish the fight that he did not start?" Would he just ponder,
> reflectively, and walk on and weave this second into his current
> narratives? Could he somehow acknowledge these thugs and let them know
> their place in the universe and what they helped set in motion? Maybe
> he would call the police and press charges and let the gang pay for
> its crimes?
What I would do would vary greatly depending on whether or not there
were witnesses around.