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Community Comment

Return of a faded Jedi…

Good morning, Netizens...


I have been a bit waylaid in my return to my former life, but at least I can type a few antonyms for the elucidation of some of my fans. It has been truly humbling that Becky Nappi, of whom I once said had a gift for telling deeply touching stories, has been by twice more to see me at my thrice-weekly abode. Perhaps my short-term loss as a blogger (or writer, if you will) will give someone else the courage to endure the harshness of a debilitating illness and find that piece of golden fleece that lays on the other side. 

Along the path, beginning with a fractured spine, then three heart attacks in fairly rapid succession, and finally a battle with diabetes all led me toward the precipice of self-pity., but then the Divine Chance of the Cosmic All said 'Why throw anything, even an ungrateful wretch such as Dave away when he still has a lot to give someone?' I was given another chance to serve others who might be in deeper need than I ever was.

Enter my new abode, Providence Adult Day Health, a sort of a place for folks, similar to myself, who have lost their footing along the pathway of life, and are either trying to regain their footing or simply need compassionate and caring sustenance until they either expire or climb back up on the road of life.

Originally Community Comment was a blog about life in Spokane, in all its varietal changes, but in its present permutation it will feature glimpses, however brief they may be, (to avoid complications with various privacy laws) of how it feels to be human, hurt, alone with a body that is beginning to fail. For these men and women who have become my latest friends, are more meaningful and beautiful than when life was still new.


Spokesman-Review readers blog about news and issues in Spokane written by Dave Laird.