HOPSCOTCHING EMOTIONS FIVE


 

                           ADVENTURES IN LESS LIVINGNESS

            Maybe the obstacle is not Limbo landmines, but my own neurosis to solve this clandestine episode. If I wasn’t writing this, I’d collapse with grief.

             ” The essence lies not in the events of life in themselves, not in the things that ever happened to us, but in our inner relationship to those events.”  Ira Progoff.

    It is only seven o’ clock but I’m going to get in bed and watch movies after I go into the house to get some of my summer clothes. The Santa Fe tease of summer is baiting me. I hear the shower that Limbo uses. My head did a 360 and I went to the bedroom door, locked of course, and yelled like hell, “Get out.”  Then I left. It doesn’t feel as good now, but that roar had to come out.  Limbo hides his cars, leaving me open to a surprise visit.

       White Zen said, ‘You have to get him out of there, he’s too mentally unstable, and it’s not healthy for either one of you.”  My head is a dart board of questions, demystifying his plots, options, and prayers. Several weeks after my attorney didn’t receive an answer from Limbo’s attorney he wrote, “Are you going to respond and if so when?” Today it appears he’s gone again, he’s not working at La Posada otherwise he’d be dashing up the sidewalk. I’m in the kitchen of the main house looking for paper towels. The back door opened, and we both just froze.

       “Limbo, I’m really sorry this is happening. Can we talk?”

He took that door and slammed it with every bit of strength he had.  I took a Valium, exhaled and got into bed to watch the film Match.  A few hours later, Knock-knock-knock at my door. Then, “Luellen Smiley.”  I didn’t move. A flashlight speared the drape, and then, “Santa Fe Police.” I opened the door to five Policeman.

      “Come in. What’s the problem?”

      “ Mr. White filed a complaint?”

      “ For what?”

      “ H e said you confronted him.”

      “What? No,, that is not accurate. I’ve known Mr. White for thirty-three years, he has turned against me in a vicious manner and hired an attorney to force me out of this house, and I’m half owner. I tried to talk with him, in a very gentle manner. I can’t believe he called you.”

     “Well you seem to be a very down to earth woman, but we have to respond to the calls. I think it best if you don’t attempt any more reconciliation.”

     “I feel like going to the hospital. You’ve no idea what he’s doing to me.”

     “Would you like us to call an ambulance? We can do that.”

     I shook my head as the incident ricocheted through my heart. The next day the outrage simmered and I sent an email to my attorney alerting him to Limbo’s tempestuous actions. After he read that Limbo called the police, he wrote back a very polite letter of resignation. “This is not my area of expertise. Limbo appears more interested in irritating you than resolving your real estate issues.” To be continued.

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ELECTION?


I have never written about politics. I don’t understand the rules to qualify.   My political thinking is this; the election is a reflection of our integrity, what’s left of it.  Whomever wins is sabotaged. They will be brutalized by the opposing party, and the News will report it.

We are

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RATTLERS

divided now, opponents on the same team. That’s more than I can tolerate. Either I will go underground wherever that is, or move to a farm and pet goats. I mean really! How much more can we take?