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  1. Sequels: The Stabbing; The Laptop

    Monday, October 19, 2020

    My faithful readers, you might be interested in a follow-up to the last two blog entries.  If you didn’t have a chance to read them:


    The woman who stabbed her boyfriend to death in my neighborhood:  I was told it was an abusive relationship, and I wrote that I didn’t know who the abuser was.  Well, here’s the update.  He had been the abuser.  The woman dragged his body out of the building and screamed for people to call the police.  She screamed that she killed him.  She was totally traumatized.  She still had her kitchen knife in her bloody hands.  She handed the knife to the police.  Guilty people don’t act like that; traumatized people do.


    Her neighbors stepped up and spoke to Daily News reporters.  They said she tried to get rid of him, but he wouldn’t go.  He’d humiliate her in public and declared she was going to be with him or no one.  I hope so much that the neighbors step up in court.  When someone decides you are their property, you are living in danger.  They heard her screaming, “Leave me alone!”  To me, it sounds like one of them was going to die.  I lost no sleep that it was the abuser who died.  She handed the knife to the police.  She was not hiding.  She was horrified that she killed him.  My feeling is that she just needed to save her own life and grabbed a kitchen knife.  It’s not like she was armed with a switchblade in advance or anything.  I pray she doesn’t get imprisoned for saving her own life. 🙇


    As a former co-worker (a traditional older man from Puerto Rico) once told me, when I shared what my situation was at that time, “When a woman wants you to leave, you have to leave. Otherwise that is no good. That is going to get very bad.” 


    So true.



    Now about my secret angel and the laptop:  Yesterday, I remembered that many months ago (maybe before the pandemic) a friend from the writing community told me that a friend of his was getting rid of a laptop with a webcam in it and asked if I’d want it.  I had said YES!  Then he said it would be a while since the hard drive needed to be wiped clean.  I kind of forgot about it until yesterday.  I wrote him and asked if he was the secret angel.  He wrote back, “Guilty as charged.”  He said when he read my blogs that still said I had no webcam, he assumed someone took the package since that goes on where he lives too.  He said he didn’t want to ask me if I received it because he didn’t want me to feel bad if it had been stolen. 💙  He never imagined the box was sitting in my foyer for a few months.  Most people would not imagine what a procrastinator I can be.  It’s not a great way to live.  My secret angel requested to stay anonymous.  So I’m not naming him.  I just hope the goodness he puts out into the world comes back to him.  He deserves it.  💜


    As a kid, I used to love the Nancy Drew books.  This would’ve been called, “The Mystery of the Laptop.”  And this mystery is solved.  My buddy/best friend/unofficially adopted brother is going to try to get it all set up for me this week sometime. 💚 This means I will be able to be part of zoom open comedy mics, the poetry workshop folks will see and hear me like I see and hear them, and maybe I can do auditions again (if I know how to do it on a webcam).  I’m entering this century little by little.


    Thanks, all of you, for your interest.  I appreciate you. 😊

    Much love always to CGG-M ❤❤❤

    Mindy Matijasevic   Oct. 2020

  2. 8 comments:

    1. Unknown said...

      Mystery solved. One of the more hopeful CV stories.

    2. thank you for sharing your stories. thank god for your secret angel.

    3. Melinda said...

      I prat that the woman who" saved her own life" is not held accountable for her actions. I hope the BASTARD rots in hell!
      Happy you found your secret 😇

    4. I'm so glad you should have a laptop with camera soon Mindy, and are free of the kind of relationship that leads to disaster.

    5. Unknown said...

      I echo your desire that she doesn't go to prison for defending her life. Enjoy the new laptop Mindy, one thing that the COVID-19 distance learning requirements have done for e is to get me more comfortable with technology every day...although to be honest there are still times when I want to throw my laptop out the window, those frustrating moments are far far fewer . Take care, much love, Steve

    6. I hope the cops didn't bully that women. Knowing the cops in the Bronx, some are deliberately evil, and some aren't.

    7. Unknown, I don't know who you are unless you include your name in your comment like Steve did. Patricia, thanks so much for reading my stories. I do thank God/dess for much of what goes on in my life including her/his presence when things are rough. Melinda, that woman saved her own life and probably the lives of other women. She should get a medal besides counseling for what she's been through. David, my laptop probably won't be ready for Wednesday's workshop, but it will be for the following week. Steven! It is so nice to hear from you! Glad your computer isn't in as much danger as it used to be. lol I appreciate all the comments.

    8. Anne, I don't know how she's been treated. I imagine not as bad as when the "boyfriend" was alive.

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