It must be a deep vortex: the number and intensity of emotions Schapelle Corby is feeling today.
After 13 years trapped on the island of Bali – nine of those years behind bars in Kerobokan Prison, the remainder under parole conditions in a house in the city of Kuta – the 39-year-old convicted drug smuggler has been deported and is returning to Australia.
For 13 years, coming home must have felt like a lifetime away. It has been a lifetime and Corby’s had no option – she has built a life to fill it.
She has made friends and enemies. Collected trinkets and memorabilia. She has found some comfort in the place that has also been her hell.
She has also, according to reports, found love.