Rene Javier Perez's daughter, Gladys
"He only told me to take care of the little girl, that someday he would come back. He said he would come in May." --Miliana Morales
Good Mourning, Widows.
Joy to you and me.
Welcome famous widow, Miliana Morales, wife of famous homeless vagrant from Mt. Kisco, New York, Rene Javier Perez, to our joy-ous club. The club that nobody wants to joy-n.
In search of a better life, Rene Javier Perez migrated from Guatemala to this country 15 years ago, leaving Miliana Morales and their 2 month daughter, Gladys, behind promising to send back money and to one day return.
On Wednesday, Rene Javier Perez's body was delivered to his parents' home, 11 days after his death.
Perez's body was found in a ditch on the side of a road in Bedford, New York next to an adjoining town, Mt. Kisco, less than 1 hour after he telephoned the Mt. Kisco police from the back of a laundromat requesting a ride. Perez was drunk, again.
The Coroner has ruled Perez's cause of death a homicide.
Three Mt. Kisco policemen are under investigation and ordered to desk duty while Perez's death is investigated.
Perez was 42 years old.
Miliana is left with their daughter, Gladys.
Q: What's good for nervous elephants?
If you believe you are to blame for everything that goes wrong, you will have to stay until you fix it. --Zora Neale Hurston
After we remember Him, fingerhug your pen. Set the timer for ten.
The topic: blame; stay; fix it
Repeat the words over and over. What fills your brain when you do?
It doesn't have to be perfect. There's no such word. As a matter of fact, bury, that perfect word. Just write the first thoughts that come into your head.
I dare you.
Have a joy-filled day, Widows. And remember, we're not alone.
Note to Miliana and Gladys: May all the days of your lives be filled with mourning joy.
Linda Della Donna