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November 14, 2017

That’s The Way of The World…

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 12:31

As you say the world is cold and heartless for the mentally ill. Reblogging this so more people will see it and maybe we can find more people to force the local governments to do more for the mentally ill. Best to you and Roberta and your children also. Hugs

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The young brother in the wheelchair is once again in front of this Starbucks as he is every morning. He doesn’t outright ask for money, no he just sits there like a monk of yesteryear who stood at a door, bowl in hand waiting for a little rice. I doubt he was a monk in anyway or form prior to being in the wheelchair but I actually admire him. Could I do what he does?

Down the street comes the man who is racked with mental pain. I’ve seen him before and he’ll be walking normally when suddenly it looks as if he is hit with 12,000 volts of electricity. His whole body goes into convulsions for a moment and then he continues on his way as if nothing had happened. He too is homeless because who could live around that?

Roberta flew down to see Matt at the detention…

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  1. Hi Scottie;
    I went to the original poster to read the post. Thank you for sharing it.
    I value way that a post follows me and makes me ponder things as I go on my way, like a song you can’t get out of your head. And, on the surface, this post wasn’t all that huge, but dang if it didn’t follow me. I guess maybe it is because I struggle with my own demons and I see those around me struggle a bit with theirs. We recently lost a very vibrant woman at work to suicide. And just this week, a young coworker was involved in a weird similar event where he witnessed a very good friend commit suicide. Another is so strapped to the bottle that he can’t keep a job and lost his at our shop because he chose to drink before work.
    I read somewhere that most of our problems in life come from what we do to make our problems tolerable. Some have troubles boil to the surface and leach out into public view, some have a simmering cooking away inside where it is socially acceptably hidden.

    I send hugs, my brother!
    -randy

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    Comment by Randy — November 14, 2017 @ 16:48

    • Thank you Randy, that is a moving and wonderful comment. I feel deeply for Juan. He has tried so hard in his life and accomplished much. Yet he knows the suffering of those he sees because in his family mental illness raised its ugly unwanted head. He has a son who is suffering and unable to deal with the reality of our world. Juan does all he can, he tries so hard and it tears him apart, but he can not live his son’s life for him. He can only watch and hope others show mercy and sympathy for that illness when they see his son on the street, at the shops, in jail. I know he grieves Randy, and I grieve with him knowing I can do nothing to help but listen. Thank you. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — November 14, 2017 @ 16:54

      • Hi Scottie;
        I think you are doing what is really needed: You are giving love, caring, a shoulder. In the end, no matter how great our struggles, that is what we all need: to know that someone cares and that we matter. One of the things that made me nearly cry was when I read that Robin Williams felt alone. How could such a person as he feel alone??? So, never let your caring and love for someone seem insignificant, as you say “I can do nothing to help but to listen”. It is a huge thing.

        Hugs!

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        Comment by Randy — November 14, 2017 @ 17:38

      • Thank you Randy. You are a wise man and a grand brother. Hugs

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        Comment by Scottie — November 14, 2017 @ 18:07


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