I am so new at blogging that it still takes me time just to figure out how to add one. today is such a glorious day outdoors. as I look out the window the snow is coming off the big pine trees in clumps. and a female Cardinal just sat outside my veie and peeped at me...cocking her head. full color this time of the year. in her way, she is just as brilliant as her Male, the great red fellow.
My book is making it's slow rounds. I have gotten four new orders for it over the weekend. nice.
so far out of the 250 copies i bought three weeks ago, I have only 120 left in the house. not all of them are sold yet, but they are all placed. I sold about 120 of the ones that are gone. I am satisfied.
mostly folks LONG to talk about the topic of mental health issues in their family with me. this seems to be a great need in our society. and my having that name of mental illness in mly tltle makes them feel secure in opening up to me. i hear stories of shock treatments that did not work, and medication issues that are not working. it is a topic that is wide and dynamic and has no certain answer.
i ONLY know....what we are doing as a society....in letting them die under bridges and live off the garbage in the streets is NOT the answer either. I long to start a dialog between folks that love and care for these people.
my sister lived ON the streets as a bag lady for 10 years of her life. my story is NOT about that. in fact, I only make reference to the horrer of that time.
i know first hand...street living is not the way.
what will work better? i have dream.... a city where folks like this can all have affordable housing, a home, society of their own, be cared for, be loved, be safe, and be together? that is my dream. that citywould not be isolated from the rest of society. but would be for those afflicted and all the caregivers that cared... affordable housing, and humain conditions.? would that be asking too much? i don't know.