Member Rara Avis
Durban, South Africa
Thanks for your understanding, Margherita.
Thanks, Earth Angel. I have read your email with much joy. Thank you for the love and concern and healing. I will reply to it when I can do so with leisure and enjoyment that you, it and I deserve. However, that may not be as soon as I would like, as I am too afraid to use my replacement laptop at night in case the burglars come back when they think I have had time to replace the stolen objects (laptop, digital camera and cell phone). My second lot of extra security should be up this week some time, but even then, I am not sure when I will have the courage (and more so the plan as to how) to use my laptop at night. During the day, my time is very limited, but I will find the time, but it may only be at the weekend. What a beautiful email you sent me!
Thank you Helen. It is so good to hear that another South African can love our country while mentioning her (SA's) wounds. I recognise the Alan Paton reference, but know that you meant it as well. I am so glad that you were there for your friend. Wow, do I know what a difference that would have made! Since Saturday, I have had my first extra security up, and for 2 nights now, I have slept at will. For the previous 16 nights I was sitting up in bed, watching out the window to make sure that nobody was on the property - at least the part outside my bedroom window - and sometimes falling asleep for minutes, sometimes for hours - and then waking up again and taking up the vigil again. There were times that I decided that I wasn't afraid and would sleep at will for a couple of hours. Thanks for the good wishes. I am a tough cookie and have recovered from such things before, and will do so again, but it is good to know that you and others understand that it is not easy.