What did it feel like, Hans wondered, to work for fifty years to keep the hope of psychedelic healing alive? To do that while unrecognized and uncompensated, even while risking jail? How did it feel now to watch companies come in the moment the world’s eyes reopened, claiming as their intellectual property everything they could touch?
How did it feel to have the person leading it be someone you had welcomed - someone you believed shared your vision? A person who, after trying to take ownership over the things you dedicated your life to giving away for free, said he was carrying on your legacy, acting from a place of service, building the world you hoped to see?
Hans turned to Alfred. The land was dark. The only light left was the light of dying stars. Alfred whispered, “When you say I was your teacher, I can’t help but think, ‘What did I do wrong?’”