On Tuesday seven years ago, I faced a major change in my change in my life as Basilisk. I was injured severely after a mugging from what I found out to be a drug dealer. I ended with fifteen staples to my skull, with one and a half inches close to death. Supermom, who & a good samaritan saved my life, with Supermom ending with a heart attack & being on life support. When she came to, she ended up losing the ability to drive, work, & walk normally. My family finds "Basilisk" as the black sheep of myself. I never forgot that moment & I still live it to this day.
Which shows that this patrol is especially important. I did a new area, I recently "re-toured." Parking was surprisingly easy. Coming out, a lady looked at me & said my coat looked like the one from Lawrence Fishburne from "The Matrix." The patrol was short, especially doing a new area at night, but it was productive. I looked at a few people standing around, it was hard to tell whether there was evil afoot, as to say. That's where observation & alertness has to reach the next level. I did watch as an old man was walking back with groceries & looked as a man who was very dazed was walking towards him. I kept looking until the dazed man passed the elderly man. I noticed I was extremely calm throughout the whole thing. Noticing I had a short patrol, I decided to a car patrol. Big mistake!
As I drove, I felt more alien in the new area. I wanted to end the patrol. I unwittingly turned the wrong way on a one way street. I was more scared, but I had to chin up. I was lucky, the worst thing was I was scolded by a driver as I passed him by. I didn't feel as bad, as I knew it was a teachable moment. But I felt more revved up for the next patrol. BUt I still have a lot to learn.