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Monday, April 11, 2011
Sahuarita Jane - lost in the desert
If only a few clues could reveal something that could help you. If my shoe could speak and tell you where it’s been that would be a clue. If my clothing could get up and run back to where it came from that would be a clue. If I the dirt surrounding me could swirl some letters together and spell a word that would be a clue.
If I could speak directly to you that would be a miracle.
There are many “what if’s” in this world that I now belong to, this club I’m now part of, this existence of non-existence that is my reality.
You can call me Sahuarita Jane and I’m lost in the desert.On July 11, 2005, a man working on West Twin Buttes Road in a town called Sahuarita stumbled across my human remains.West Twin Buttes Road is not far from Interstate 19 in Pima County, Arizona.Arizona is a desert State.I was found in this desert in 2005; turns out I could have been there for a couple years.The authorities estimate I died somewhere between 2001 and 2003.When exactly I ended up in this desert is another one of those questions without a clue.Right now, it remains in the state of unknown, very much like me.
What is known about me?Sure there are some minor details that are known.Let’s quickly review those. I’m probably a white female, not of Hispanic descent.I stood somewhere between four feet ten inches tall and five feet two inches tall.My age seems as big a mystery as my name.I can be anywhere from thirty-three years to sixty-two years old.That’s a very large span of time if you ask me.They also know that I was wearing Anti Basicx jeans, a green and brown jacket and a Revelation tennis shoe size seven.This is what they know about me.
What do you know about me?Could I have been a nurse, or a runner?Could I have been your school teacher, or your next door neighbor?Could I have lived in your city, county or state?Could I have been married, divorced or widowed?Could I have family that is looking for me?
It’s easy to jump from the “what if’s” to the “could have’s.”What if the clues showed more data?I could have dental records waiting for comparison.Anything is possible.In the world of “what if’s” and “could have’s” almost anything is possible.
How about those “what now’s”?What is there now for me?Now, I wait again for someone to come along to fill in the blanks of the “what if’s” and the “could have’s.”Now, I wait until the person can fill the blanks that reveal my name, my age and my family.Now, I wait for that day.