Posted by Georgia (22.214.171.124) on July 03, 2001 at 22:48:50:
Yes, it is true. I am finally home safely. It took me 22 hours this time, as I had to drive alone, but I would do it again in a heartbeat to be with the beautiful, sweet, kind, compassionate people that I met at the convention. As you may have assertained from my posts, I have not been feeling all that well lately, not feeling like myself, and tonight as I sit here and write this, I feel like the world has been lifted from my shoulders. I feel...more alive, more like myself, like maybe a little bit of that sunshine may actually peak through the clouds after all.
I was left at the convention totally penniless with no way home when a kind soul started a collection to get Georgia out of Georgia. People who I had never even met before opened their wallets and their hearts to help me get home. Just thinking about it brings tears to my eyes still. I wish I had more than words to tell you all how much that means to me, how deeply it touches my heart. All I can offer in return is a truly sincere thank you, my forever gratitude, and the offer that if anyone ever needs anything, I will be here.
Den, Nancy, Piera...thank you for letting me sleep with you. No wait. That didn't sound right. Thank you for letting me sleep in your room with you. Thank you for letting a total stranger go through all of your things while you were sleeping. Shoot. I wasn't supposed to say that. Heh heh. Let's just pretend like you never heard that. (This is what lack of sleep does to a girl.)
The only thing that really sucks right now is how much I miss all of you. I can still see all of your sparkling faces. I think we should have mini regional conventions every month or so until next July. I will host one at my house in Upstate NY in August.
Of course, if you would like to fly in from Italy or Alaska for it, you are more than welcome. Really. I think I should. I will let you all know when and where and then maybe people from other regions could do the same and then we could all just live in buses traveling from region to region to have conventions and recruit the house owning people into bus living people and then Nancy will buy a whole city and we can live in her "cluster commune" but then people would get the wrong idea of what was going on in there if they just read the sign at the gate to our city. I dont know Nancy, maybe your idea of renting the town for a week is better.
I am going to bed now, I swear. Thanks for listening and thank you to everyone in Atlanta for all you did and for all you do. I love you all.
Peace and love,
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