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One last letter from Rara

I returned home from Oregon yesterday to one last letter from Rara.

Her days left in prison can now be counted on one person’s hands. Her own hands are now turned to preparing for life beyond prison walls.

Before yesterday’s letter, her last few letters have mentioned joy as something distantly attainable. Maybe. Someday.

In this short letter, she mentioned imminent joy:

The Gate.

Her exit point from prison, where her family will soon greet her.

I imagine wet eyes and shaking shoulders. I smile, because not all tears are bad tears.

I celebrate these (imagined but probable) tears of physically-connected, and too-long’s-over, and back-together-ness.

I’ll miss Rara’s handwritten letters, a little. So, so very much more than that, I will rejoice her return–in whatever way feels right to her–to this electronic landscape, and the freedom that supports it.


Your help is still welcomed.

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  1. NotAPunkRocker
    July 14, 2015 at 9:49 am

  2. July 14, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Few tears are bad tears.
    I see some of them as toxins which need to be released, and the happy tears as recognition of gifts and joy.
    I am quite certain that Rara and her family will shed a few of those. Which is as it should be.

  3. July 16, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I can only imagine the joy and I hope her re-entry is as smooth as possible. She has a lot waiting for her.

  1. July 18, 2015 at 9:48 am
  2. July 18, 2015 at 10:11 am

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