A/N: Sunday’s post, “Capturing Castles: A Week of New Territories, Part 1” was originally posted for the first year on password-protected viewability. Naomi’s feelings were hurt by my posting it–even though I thought I’d edited it enough without destroying the truth element.  Out of respect to her, I changed accessibility until time and distance allowed perspective.

It’s always tough, when keeping a blog about grieving and being in a family relationship while grieving, to keep bounds of privacy when you feel the need to report major events that change you. For those of you who want the short story, this is it:  Ruth felt trapped and left home for a week. She’s okay now.

Part II, the aftermath, follows in a few posts.