his wholiness the rev drjon (drjon) wrote in philipkdick,
his wholiness the rev drjon

Oho the pot

Phil Dick's widow Tessa B. Dick is being forced to sell Oho, the little laughing pot (right, linked).

Oho is virtually a relic, mentioned in a number of Phil's books, including VALIS and Deus Irae (and possibly in Galactic Pot Healer as well -- damn, it's my favourite Dick as well, and I can't remember off-hand).

Tessa is in very dire financial straits, her home may be foreclosed and she is walking everywhere as she cannot afford to get her car fixed.

I wish I could afford to buy Oho myself. I've been a "Dickhead" since my boyhood, and would dearly love a memento from one of my most important influences.

However, if you're like me, you may not have the money to buy a genuine Dick relic (and help out Phil's last great love), but maybe you can afford to buy one of Tessa's books? She has two in print: The Dim Reflection of Philip K. Dick, which is a short memoir (and a steal at $6.25) and a novel, Origins, Part One: Thor's Hammer. I'll be picking up one.

She is also working on The Owl in Daylight is Blind, "the owl in daylight as philip k. dick would have written it": here's hoping she has great success with that book.

(Thanks to Total Dick-Head for bringing this to my attention. This entry is reposted from my own journal.)
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