she said and took off

LA Times( via aldaily) on Philip K. Dick:

That was the period in 1974 when Dick either lost his mind completely or was visited, ravishingly, by God.

He had just had an impacted wisdom tooth pulled and was awaiting delivery of a painkiller from the pharmacy. When the doorbell rang, he was greeted by a beautiful dark-haired girl with a fish pendant on her necklace. “This is the sign used by the early Christians,” she said and took off.

Soon after, Dick began having nightmares and visions…

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