I dunno Red, we just want you to have conversations with us. We want you to be our women in Germany.
What does she do?, they ask.
She's a translator, I say.
Ooo, they reply, what's that?
You'll have to ask her, I say, but she does talk to herself a lot, I say.
Perhaps she is talking to famous people, they say.
Well, I was talking to Heidegger the other day and he has gone right off being, I said.
No, they said, gone right off being? Perhaps you can get Red to talk to him, she could even speak to him in German.
Well he's dead, deceased, left our mortal coil, I said.
Well, perhaps she could imagine talking to him, you know have an imaginary conversation, they said.
OK, I'll ask her, I said.
So dear Red Herring, would you be kind enough to have an imaginary conversation with Martin Heidegger and subtley and quietly ask him why and how he has gone off being?
We await your reply.