During her ‘silent period’ Marilynn Cash spent six months in a Danish mental health institution for the criminally insane. Her psychologist, Dr. Bosch gave her a computer on March 1st. The computer stayed in Miss Cash’s possession for thirteen minutes. In that span of time she created an account on a social media website, and quickly wrote 28 messages.
The text has been translated from Danish into English and have been numbered for the reader’s convenience.
1: To my dear daughter, Marta: stay warm.
2: Be at peace, if you can. Try not to be curious.
3: I don’t know what will happen to me now. I didn’t do it.
4: I have gone undone for so long.
5: I don’t have faith that I can be put back together again.
6: If I could see you now, if I could talk to you, I would say.
7: Never let go. The real kind. Things can still change.
8: I have no hope.
9: I have so much. Hope.
10: (unintelligible sequence of letters)
11: I would never lie to you.
13: Hope for no more progress, here or there, but especially there.
14: We’ve come so far, but you have so much farther to go.
15: Don’t forget about the past, but don’t look too closely at it either.
16: The answers to the secrets are too sunny.
17: Sun and light and brightness. I am scared.
18: I wished for all things. You must wish for less.
19: Help alleviate.
20: Go in, but not so far as I did.
21: And don’t help something you can’t understand. Which is everything.
22: The light is so bright. I am afraid.
23: If I speak, that’s where the fear comes from.
24: Out of words comes forth creation.
25: Can you understand that?
28: (unintelligible) …Summer is coming… (unintelligible)