. Seriously, after a big build-up at home, lots of self-coaxing, lying to myself in the mirror, and pumping myself up with outlandish self-talk, I garner enough courage to attend the inaugural meeting of the very first, official, Support Network for Introverts and Over-Thinkers. Or, “SNIOT”, for short. . I’m bang-on a strategic ten minutes late and guess what? No one else is here aside from the Cleaner, head down, vacuuming the carpet in small figure-of-eight patterns.
Soolking and Myriam, Kabyle people of Kabylia. As well as feeding me and preparing a bed for a night, Myriam taught me some words in the Berber language, in case you need it on your journey, she said. .