This is a letter from Rudi to Swami Chetanananda (then Michael Shoemaker):
"20 Sept. 72
I am looking forward to returning to NY--hope you'll be there. It has been a hectic and difficult trip. It's been wonderful for Stuart and John. I've been by myself for 8 days in Hong Kong and Indonesia. It really got a little crazy as Peter can't keep quiet. He tries too hard and doesn't let me get the words out of my mouth before he talks.
It's been amazingly good business-wise and gives me tons of Chinese goods when everything will be going that way for decorators for a few years.
Hope you're settled in your new houses.
Michael--you're by far the best and closest I have so try to stay relaxed. I love you too much for you to need to beat yourself into the ground. It will certainly happen for you.
My best to all at the ashram.