I’ve been mostly offline for two or three weeks and came back today. The world had moved on in my absence. It was not supposed to do that, but it did. You may wonder why I’ve reblogged so many posts about my friend, Rara of Rarasaur.com fame. I learned today that my friend, one of the most loving women or person I have ever known, had a warrant issued for her and she went to jail to await trial – the first hearing of which is May 23. I believe in Rara. I believe she has been falsely accused.
Once I heard today, I moved heaven and earth to add my voice, my funds, my support to Rara and her husband and their cats. It is not enough. Rara, before leaving, wrote to certain people in advance and I was one of them, but I did not read the email until today when I went searching for it. There it was. Unopened. It came via a new address and I had just thought it was a new blog entry, not the cry and love of a friend reaching out – not for help, mind you, but to ease my heart when I eventually heard the news. That is Rara.
I found there are two ways to write to Rara or probably 16 and counting. Today, I sat down to write my friend who is in jail awaiting a hearing. I share it here so that a clear statement of fact on my part, that I believe in Rara, be known to any and all who read me.
May 14, 2014
Wednesday @ 6:05 p.m.
I just learned of _______________________ (what? what do we call this event?). The Irish have a word to cover times like this and we say, “I am so sorry to hear of your troubles.” Troubles cover everything from burnt potatoes to murder and all things inbetween. One of your friends wrote, “It ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings.” to which I added, “And, as you know obesity is a big problem here.” Ella, the greythound, the slimmest creature around, began to sing for you when I wrote those words. I love you, Rara. I took action as soon as I heard today ~ from reblogging, donating to “the fund,” buying a t’shirt, emailing Grayson ~ in truth. I’ve also set up accounts with God, filled with Light and Love ~ one for each of you to draw upon. Neither account can be overdrawn, Rara.
… I am so sorry you went off to jail without hearing from me ~ I just read your 5/5 email. I love you, Rara. I am saying prayers for you and the family. I am saying, “All is well.” because I know you and I know God, even and especially when life gets truly scary.
You RAWR, you hear me, Rara?! I hold you in my arms in visioning and surround you with my love, my respect and belief in you, Rara.
I’ll write more, loven.
Rara can be written via snail mail to:
Radhika Jaini booking number 2824827
Orange County Sheriff’s Department
550 N. Flower St.
Santa Ana, Ca. 92703