Saturday, October 19, 2013

Numb And Tearful...

Yesterday was horrible and I am numb with disbelief...

A much-adored former neighbour whom I treated like a son came to visit Thursday afternoon and planned to stay the weekend. After a nine-hour drive, he suggested a favourite spot at which to eat and catch up. We then decided a trip to the beach was in order and after getting gas, dropping off the leftovers at home and changing, we headed out and over the bridge to a gorgeous sunset and a stroll on the paved ADA walk along the beach, then decided to stroll the artisan-lined pier and see what we could see.

We stopped for cold drinks and ice cream and took a restroom break. As we resumed our adventure, he chatted to his mother and partner on his mobile phone. The only strangeness of the night's events was a sudden need to stop and vomit, after which my young friend claimed to be fine. Always the sceptic, I pressed him to visit a doctor's walk-in or urgent care. He refused and we had an uneventful ride home, going to sleep around midnight.

After getting up once in the wee hours, I went back to bed, sleeping until almost lunch time. I got up, fed animals, took out the previous days' refuse, showered and dressed and then got a call from my friend's partner. When I queried whether it was usual for him to sleep so late, his partner rather jokingly responded that I should check for breathing.

Making my way to an extremely darkened front room, I discovered my friend was unresponsive and called 9-11 in a panic. The next several hours found me outside my small flat as EMS, sheriff, forensic specialists, a detective and medical examiners made the rounds and an investigation into the death of a thirty-year-old overweight man with the biggest heart and kindest spirit I have ever known began.

Once they all departed, I talked with both his partner and his mother, who now await autopsy results. I have slept and eaten little and feel leaden. It is hard to put words to my feelings. Sadness is a weight in the pit of my stomach. I pray for his mother and his love of fourteen years...



Thursday, October 3, 2013

Well, Well, Well...

It seems the conservatives think shutting down the government will change the law...Strange strategy...Even stranger that they put their hatred of this president ahead of the people they so loudly proclaim to represent...Cock Suckers!

There is more to this story but I get so nauseous thinking about this state of our affairs that I cannot keep writing. I wish someone would pay me to sit on my ass and whine...

How are you today, dear readers?