Gemma is a walking, breathing hangover of the ‘hippie era’. A ‘love child’ of the first order, her summer of love has somehow lingered late into the fall. Having looked in all the wrong places to find someone who could fill the void left by surviving a too painful childhood, she has resigned herself to seeking fulfillment through her own brand of ‘yogic enlightenment.’
She has become battle hardened by too many failed relationships and failed businesses that she truly believed were going to lead her to the promised land. Now ‘hunkered down’ on the outskirts of this northern city, she contents herself with providing an occasional glimpse of Nirvana to those hapless few who unwittingly stray into her humble surroundings. Hers is a simple joy, but there is still something missing and she can’t quite put her finger on it.