I was a little bit moved after reading this thread this morning.. so much so that I copied it and sent to to Doc@russbo.com
the email I sent that accompanied the link is below
" You know... I think people may like to pretend that they don't remember that the reason I say the things I do is becaause I've seen so many ways people have lived and 've died and have a more eclectic awareness of how differnt fates are put together and how they look throughout various points of becoming ..
After reading this thread, for some reason it brought back memories of sitting with my cousin I used to hang out with growing up aand running amok through our teens and early twenties through all manners of lifestyle and social and financial positions and interactions ..sitting alone next to him dying as his brains were seeping out of his head until he opened his eyes, shed 1 single tear, squeezed my hand and died.. he was only a yr older than me..
I know that between us our world travels and studies have privvied uus to alot of this kind of awareness that alot of other people don't know and may never..
I also know that as a Doctor, policeman and kazillionaire who grew up in New York as the poor love starved son of a poor single mother, you are aware of some of how these things go down yourself..
to view those things as a mother though ... as a female when it's mostly men who see life that closely and graphically along the developing spectrums ...and as a woman who gre up poor mysellf to become a poor single mother ( in lieu of other viable fates to pursue) and female knowing how and the results of how wee women act and react to those situational points and the various consequences and impacts that contributes to those various fates is not something that you men can claim... share the other awareness side as you might ..
I think just to acknowkledge those in their entirity and intricasies and say out loud that 'there might be a bettter way we can come up with', is imo a really great start to finding another alternative and offering it to others.
we knOw it's hell to watch people die and suffer as they as they do..that's why we choose benevolent career paths and so on,.. and as easy as it miiight be to down play that it iis real people's real lives and deaths that we're dealing with.. doesn't make it any less so..
Ii'm saying there mUst be another way to go about it that's alll good and doesn't have to end Up in one of those horrors ,and if you can't concede that.. then youU yourself friend are sending them to exaactly one of those. . conciously or otherwise.
I hope you hear what I'm saying by that and can understand why it is that, even if it is an ongoing experiement, I'm so adamant and don't give up.
God Bless You.
******** **** ( aka Blooming Lotus)."