I woke up with no intention of writing another blog entry today. My ex husband created yet another bit of crisis I have to deal with this morning (you know by now that psychopaths never stop)....I have art deadlines...and other aspects of life to deal with. In the process of re-formatting this blog into book form for a publisher... well, that was going to be my focus today -it is a priority for me. I am so excited about this - speaking on a book tour, helping others by bringing awareness to domestic violence and all it entails... But life stopped me right in my tracks.
As I listened to the radio, I heard that three women, who were missing for years, were found yesterday - in a lock down situation, in Cleveland, Ohio. Lock down - locked up. These women had been kidnapped and had disappeared from their families, from their loved ones. The radio announcer relaying this "story" asked his audience - who would lock up a woman? and three? Who would do such a thing?
To say a "sick" individual would - that would be too easy. I hate when people say that murderers are "sick", rapists are "sick"...even Hitler has been referred to as being a "sick" individual. The label I believe is more appropriate - EVIL. You see, as I lived in a bucolic neighborhood, on Piping Brook Lane in a quaint Westchester town, I knew what it was like to be confined. Imprisoned for periods of time. And I had witnesses. My ex husband would periodically lock me in a bathroom, or in a closet, to control and punish me. Did anyone driving by my home ever suspect this as they passed our gated property? I doubt it. And of course you never know what transpires behind closed doors.
The time that was the worst for me, was toward the end of my residence there - when my ex husband began to engage my sons in this horrific behavior. In an email my son sent me a few years ago...Jared, then 25, made a comment associated to a prior blog entry where I mentioned my "imprisonment".....