Catharsis: ca-THAR-sis, noun.
1 : purgation
a : purification or purgation of the emotions (as pity and fear) primarily through art
b : a purification or purgation that brings about spiritual renewal or release from tension
3 : elimination of a complex by bringing it to consciousness and affording it expression
I know I’ve been quiet for a very long time, and I’m sorry about that. I intended to keep up with this because, hey, I still have things to say about the experience of being homeless, feeling hopeless, getting stuck, getting out, getting back… I still think it’s book material: how one middle-aged woman survived the middle-class meltdown. But the impetus to write hasn’t been there for a while, mostly because by the time I get home from work, all I want to do is change clothes and feed the cats and feed myself and then turn on the computer and immerse myself in the wide world of the Internet.
So from this you know (1) I’m still working and (2) still have cats and (3) have a place to live. All of which is, trust me, half a millions kinds of wonderful.