For all of you who were worried, thank you. I am here. I am well.
I no longer have a job, so I no longer have internet. I'm currently borrowing time on my very kind neighbor's machine.
It's been a surreal, sort of nightmarish couple of weeks.
On February 2nd I was pulled over and arrested on a warrant that was out on me that I was completely unaware of. I can't and/or won't go into detail about it, suffice to say that if I wasn't the strong woman I am it would have undone me. As it was, I spent 9 days in jail (never been there, done that before!) waiting for my court appearance (which took all of 5 minutes). I think what got me through it as well as I did is my ability to displace myself and pretend I'm doing research. Whenever it would start getting to be too much to deal with I'd just think, "Well, this is interesting...." And pretend I was doing research for my book. In a way, I was.
I almost hesitate stating any of this, but it is what it is and I am still the person I've always been and sometimes life throws really nasty curve balls. It appears that in this country one is guilty until proven innocent. 'Nuff said.
On the upside, I met some fascinating people. Really. My eyes were opened to things I hadn't been privy to before. I've realized, as I've always suspected, that there are very few really bad people in this world... just people who have screwed up, more importantly, people who've screwed up and gotten caught. One of the sweetest, most intelligent people I met was this adorable Native American woman who happens to be a crack ho (though I'm hoping my words to her made some impact and she'll find the life she that was intended for her). For whatever reason we bonded (maybe it's our mutual ability to handle sarcasm). I also made (lifelong, I think) friends with a woman who really shouldn't have been in jail... heck, there were only a couple of people that I felt really needed to be there.
Circumstance... it's the bitch sister of karma. Y'all watch your hind-quarters, okay?
More soon... I promise.
I remain... as ever... the gypsy you've known all along. Trusssssst me.....