economically dismal times
Cut off from her son's life, Nelson says she worries he's turning into a kind
of hip-hop Elvis, sequestered behind the gates of his home, depressed and
separated from those who love him. "As a mother, of course, I worry," she writes. "But I do
truly believe that Marshall will be
back. I'm sure he's biding his time, waiting for the right moment, and when he
does return, he will be bigger and stronger and more successful than ever. I
know my son, and he just doesn't give up that easily."