Father, orgive me, or I have sinned. I have succumbed to thetemptations o the esh, to the venal allure o physical pleasure, tothe enrapture o lust and all that goes beore it, and with it, andalongside it. I have let sin reign in my mortal body and I have obeyedits desires. I have committed atrocity and tolerated it and sought the alse and sinul asylum o denial. I have made company with menwho would do the same, while demanding my silence and wickedacquiescence. I seek your divine mercy and everlasting orgivenessas I write these things down on the twenty-frst day o August in the year 1950 . . .