Shinsaku offered all of his due respect, but this fellow only offers his sincerity. His lesser servility may stem from the fact that he's not seeking donations. While it's clear he's not after a donation, it's not at all clear what he is after. Such rambling prose would be due grounds for rejection by any worthy editor, so one might expect the master, lacking the intellectual horsepower to unpack it, would tear it up and throw it in the trash. Contrary to expectation, though, he reads it through several times over. He imagines there's meaning in this madness and is determined, perhaps, to chase it to ground. Between the heavens and the earth, there's much that's not understood, yet nothing that defies explanation. Prose too, no matter how abstruse, lends itself freely to creative interpretation. Human beings, as another example, are as easily seen as fools as as sages. And why stop there? The assertion that men are dogs, or that men are pigs, is not so hard to defend. Mountains can be called small rises, and the cosmos can be called cramped and confined. Why not assert crows are white, and why not label the town belle an ugly hag? Master Kushami a noble gentleman? Why not? This muddled letter too then, rationalized with a proper dose of logic, is bound to yield up truths. A fellow like the master, in particular, who's made a career of elucidating English prose that's over his head, is wont to draw out meaning. This is a man who, questioned by a student on the use of "good morning" on days when the weather is anything but good, racked his mind for seven days. When asked the Japanese word for "Columbus," he agonized for three days and three nights to fashion an answer. To such a man, an association between dried gourd pickled with miso and great men, or an association between rebellion and ginseng is by no stretch a bridge too far. Just as he pondered and pondered "good morning," he slowly digests the demanding prose before him for, and confusion slowly gives way to insight. "Most profound. No doubt the work of a great itellect. Brilliantly expressed." The master is duly impressed.