It’s the 16th of August in the year 2008, things are moving ahead and the plans are coming together. The house is still all but for the gentle hum of the refrigerator and the kettle I just put on, my captives are out.
Every time they leave I sit down and do a few more tattoo’s over my body with permanent marker. Different colours for different routes, the escape plan and the passages I need to go through to make it to the other side safely. My body is almost fully covered in these markings now, my old soul masked and prepared, its almost time. My tattoo’s…
Meaning: Sell Everything
I am trying to sell everything that I own, literally everything except for the kitchen sink. I have come to accept that I do not need these things where I am going. Where I am going I do not know, that is a tattoo I am still looking for.
Things that I am selling: Bed, TV, Hifi/DVD Player, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster. Everything else I will give away to those that need. Everything that doesn’t sell in actual fact.
Sell all artwork lying in storage, get paintings from gallery and/or organise a contingency plan should they manage to sell items once I have escaped.
Meaning: Make it
Complete the website and get final payment for services rendered. Also set up a fixed retainer agreement for maintenance of the site. Continue to do brand re/generation for companies and individuals. Continue teaching people the basics of computers.
Save save save. Keep on trying to save as much money as possible to buy plane ticket and survive for a month minimum in a foreign country.
Meaning: Find an international job
An obscure image for this code. This amazing creature has staying power, it spots what it wants and it goes for it. It has strength and speed, resilience in the face of anything.
The current job market in South Africa is in a recline. I am of the wrong racial group and come last in the running due to this. Continue to apply for jobs overseas even if they don’t like South Africans, someone will crack sooner than later. Apply for nanny jobs as well as the cruises, apply for anything other than selling body and the likes there of.
Number of jobs applied for so far: 2000 and counting
Meaning: Finish studies
Complete my TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language) course. I have to finish this course by the end of September and I still have a lot of essays to write.
Once this has finished then further job applications will be sent out with regards to this.
Study study study this could be a sure ticket out
Meaning: Where to from here
Start formulating a plan as to where the first stop will be once escape takes place. Countries that do not require visa’s are high on the list along with friends that are family.
The end game is essential, finding the X will put everything else into place.
Two options available:
- Find a job first and then head to that country to work either through teaching or something else such as nanny work, recruitment, photographic assistant, anything and everything that I can do. Jack of all trades might be handy here.
- Escape and look for work once I land in area / location.
Meaning: Faith in the unbelievable making it believable
Fairies have magic and powder that they sprinkle on all believers. Believe and have faith that the escape plan will work, keep refining it to the point of perfection while executing all lead up points.
Believe in its possibility and all things are easier, keep the faith.
Meaning: Destiny and Friends
The supreme man in the moon, my drinking partner with fermented grape juice packed with essential vitamins and minerals. He saw my birth, he will see my death, he sees my now and he hears my rants, raves and teary rivers.
Destiny will be what it is meant to be, have faith in what will be and never lose sight of what feels right. Follow gut and trust.
Stars are the brightest in the sky, friends lighting the way. They remind me that I am not alone.
The time will come when the head and heart will be torn in two by what I leave behind and what I face in the future. All escapes have this element and it is normally only truly felt at that last moment. That moment where we step over that threshold with no turning back.
If I know it is coming then I can prepare. Prepare I must for this plan will succeed no matter what.
I must keep with the plan and not let the head be torn off the body or visa versa.
Code: Four leaf clover
If all else fails start searching for a four leaf clover.
If I can’t find one then I move to Hawaii, they grow them there.
SF aka soon to be escape artist