WHAT IS A MIRACLE
is that for part of my South American trip, Moi own Gura Michelle will accompany me....I couldn't have anticipated that! There are certain people in this life whose presence just makes the living flow easier. For Moi, that'd be Michelle. I can't think of a better bodyguard. She may be lovely but she wields a BIG STICK.
Plus she can take down three men with one hand (what do you do with the other hand as you take down three baddies, Michelle? Sip tea? With pinkie delicately pointing to the sky?)
Do I need a bodyguard where I'm going? Probably. I anticipate pissing off a lot of people when I call each and every one of them "Goat." Never will mistranslations be so dangerous...
UPDATE: So, I'd wondered what Michelle does with the other hand as one hand takes down three baddies with the other hand. She answer my question HERE; but check out this excerpt:
It's always that hand that you're not paying attention to, that makes everything happen. In this school we concern ourselves with the masculine and feminine sides. In this case my dominant hand the right one, is the masculine energy, where I hold the weapon, my power hand as it were. The left hand is the feminine hand, the ones that guides, directs, manipulates and counter balances the right hand.
But in this particular instance, the knife, what we consider a feminine weapon at least in the way we use it, is in my right hand. The Female Knife, what we call what I'm doing, isn't the Psycho-movie slashing or jabbing that you see in movies which is more masculine. The Female Knife is hidden. And in this case, it is hidden and protected by the left hand.
And here's the part that I think will be the most fascinating aspect...Tuhan described these hands once not has male and female, but as mother and son. The Son being the knife hand is being fed and protected by the Mother, the empty hand. If you watch closely, it's this open hand that makes contact and feeds the baddie to the knife hand. You see this when my hands are relatively close together when engaging the baddie. The Mother feeds her Son. While not engaged with the baddie, the Mother protects the Son by hiding him. So you see the knife disappear behind my left arm often. Then at times, the Mother allows the Son to venture off on his own but always nearby. You can see this when my knife hand shoots to the baddie's throat and my other hand is left behind clearing the baddie's punching hand. The Mother still tries to ensure the Son's safety even when she allows him to venture off. After all, can't have a cloistered Son, especially when baddies are around. The Knife must do what the Knife was meant to do and the open hand must encourage and allow that for it to be effective.
The Knife Must Do What The Knife Was Meant To Do ... Uh hunh. Boy do I feel safe...
Relatedly, I've just cancelled my May 1 reading in Sacramento. Sorry to those who've backchanneled Moi about it...but though I should be back in the U.S. by then, a transition period covering that time will prevent me then from traveling much beyond Galatea's mountain as a result of Moi Latin Passion...