Yesterday I talked about used journals being sold on eBay for over 200 dollars and how, even though they were ordinary, they were still considered artifacts and art in their own rights.
As I thought more about this, I found a movie on Netflix called ” God Knows Where I Am” about a lady who had a mental disorder and ends up passing away in an abandoned house.
At the time of her death, the owners of the house had no idea she was there, and subsequently, no one knew who she was.
Except her diary told her story.
From her diary, we learn that she survived off of apples, didn’t interact with other people, and had subsequently frozen to death in the house during the winter months.
The whole movie is based around reading her diary entries, filling in the blanks, and then discovering who her family was and giving them the opportunity to explain who she was as well.
Here we have a woman who ultimately spent years by herself and died alone, become a Netflix celebrity and explains her own death in her own words.
Her entries show that despite her situation, she had peace with her day to day life and due to the mental illness believed that this was the safest life she could possibly live.
There could be no false ideas or assumptions about how she felt because she allowed her own thoughts to portray exactly who she was and what she believed in every day she woke up and every night she went to bed.
As the title and an insert from her diary states, God knew exactly where she was, and how ironic that a legacy was created for her that lived on past the grave <3.
R.I.P Linda Bishop. Pictures and her actual journal entries can be found below http://godknowswhereiam.com/photos/lindas-diary/