First and foremost: I am honored, touched and amazed at the outpouring of support I’ve received in the last few days … both personally and through this blog. You all rock, and I can’t tell you how thankful I am for you, my “alleged” literary followers. Or are you alleged “literary” followers? Alleged literary “followers”? Oh well — whatever you are, thanks.
Second: Yesterday I heard and experienced a whole batch of crazy. But in the end, justice mostly prevailed. This was, of course, after a completely bat-shit crazy melodrama played out before our judge, in which John’s attorney asserted I posted a link from my blog to Marilyn’s blog (‘scuse me? I’ve done absolutely nothing of the sort, despite countless opportunities, begging and pleading by many readers), and that Marilyn even had to shut down her Facebook account because of me (Huh? Wha? I’m so confused…).
My second favorite moment of the day was when the attorney disdainfully said that she has absolutely “no idea” how John and Marilyn could even be civil to me based on the venom and evil I spew on this here very blog.
That’s when I decided: She’s reading someone else’s blog. That must be it!
But nope, she’s referring to this one. And so my attorney, who is da bomb, Esq., a personal friend and avid blog reader (imaginary perhaps, but I imagined him to be very powerful and eloquent and rockin’ awesome yesterday), began to tell the true story of my blog — what he called a “wildly successful, to put it mildly” community of support, healing and conversation focused on the common thread of reinvention.
I hope your ears were burning, because we were talking about you.
Anyhow, my voice was not silenced. The drama is not over, but the blog will go on. I’ll of course be recounting more in the coming days/weeks/years about yesterday’s batch of crazy, but for now, I just wanted to give you the quick rundown. Not that I have any delusions of grandeur, but I got the impression that a few of you might be a bit curious…
Again, THANK YOU. I don’t know how to say it any other way. I felt you all right there beside me yesterday, rolling your collective eyes and sighing audibly at appropriate times.
So now, I have a wee bit of catching up to do. There’s laundry, rearranging camis in ROY G BIV order, responding to comments on old posts and normal life to get back to, just for a few days. Then I hope to be back and blogging. Louder than ever.
I hope you’ll join me.
(And btw, you may have noticed my reference above to my second fave moment of the day, which begs the question: What was my favorite-favorite moment of the day?
Hands down: When his “brilliant” attorney kept trying to get “likenesses” of the ex and his wife excluded from future posts. We all took that as tacit, sweet acknowledgment of the striking resemblance between the Ex’s wife and Marilyn Manson.
The judge refused.
It was a bright spot of sanity and levity among a whopping batch of crazy. Just sayin’…)
XOXO Everyone! (Especially you, Kelly-Kathy-Dee-Happy-Sally-MARILYN! I see you, silly girl!)