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Do it for Robin, Mick

Dear Editor:

Aspen’s longtime but now dearly departed architect Robin Molny once observed that Aspen was perhaps unique in having two new (at the time) brick buildings across from each other on Main Street, namely the Shell station and the US Bank building, in that the former looked like a bank but was a filling station and the latter looked like a gasoline station but was in fact a bank.

Monday’s papers announced that in similar fashion the city councilmen are all running for mayor, it being understood that the mayor probably will be running for City Council. Aspen in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Snicker, snack goes the vorple blade.

I shall be exceedingly annoyed if, in fact, Mick should decide not to run for a council seat, thereby putting an end once and for all to fear and loathing on the campaign trail in Aspen and bringing truth to T.S. Eliot’s prediction – at least in sofaras it applies to Aspen – that this is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper.

Come on, Mick: You are both fearless and a great public servant. Dammit – put your hat in the ring, and give us something to look forward to this spring. If you don’t do it for me, do it for Molny.

(Molny, when asked if there was anything better about Aspen today than when he moved here in the late 1950s, thought for a minute and then answered, “Yes. The food.”)

Jim Breasted