I really don't have time for one of my rambling posts tonight because of rehearsal and the fact that Mr. Moon and Jason caught a deer so I'll just give you one thing that happened today:
I was at the eye doctor and had my new contacts in and they'd told me to just walk around and try to adjust for awhile and while I was doing that, two women, one in prison-guard garb, escorted in a lady wearing red scrubs who had her wrists bound together with a heavy-duty-looking chain that clanked and rattled and wrapped around her waist, too. They sat down and of course I had to eavesdrop and observe and so I sat down across from them. I wondered what the woman in red had done, remembering a conversation I had once with a guard from a woman's prison who told me that most women in prison were there because they hadn't ratted out their drug-dealer boyfriends.
The woman couldn't fill out her own forms, of course, so I heard a great deal of her medical history and everything seemed real chill and all and they were still there when I was leaving and me, being the old liberal that I am, smiled at the woman in red like, "Hey, I'm a human, you're a human, I am not judging you just because you have chains on and howdy!"
And that woman gave me a look that chilled me to my bones and all I could think of was, "That woman could cut a bitch. Thank god she's in chains."
You learn something every day.