- April 19th, 2011
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At present I find myself increasingly stymied by Ste.Croix’s almost patronising refusals to deal with me plainly. Her cryptic and sarcastic responses to many of my more specific inquiries about their organisation and prior relationships to one another is becoming increasingly frustrating.
While I have respect for her desire to keep the group’s secrets her stonewalling tactics make my position as a researcher increasingly difficult. I pressed her this week for the reason why – if she and the others were going to insist upon maintaining their secrets – she agreed to permit me to study them and their audiences in the first place.
Her response was simply that it was ‘intended to be so’. I am not the sort of person inclined to believe in or rely upon the notion of fate or providence, and I would estimate that a woman of Ste.Croix’s intelligence would be unlikely to place such a heavy reliance upon the intangible. Which leaves me with the conclusion that there is something she is keeping from me – whether for her own amusement or because there is something she is concerned about me discovering.