I listen to the gentle murmuring voice
Of our city, awake despite the hour
And I linger, unwilling to return
To the television world inside — droolingmonkey

Thursday, November 16, 2006

David Darling

This is a pic that was taken at Charlies Biker Bar just before Dave left to go back to his family to be cared for til his death 2 years ago.He was a beautiful best friend that rode with us..everyone wondered about the relaionship between a biker and a cop but we were united by cancer and bikes.In this pic,James looks sicker than Dave! They both had lymphoma and Dave had every treatment available and James had none.
We love you dave.

posted by butterflies @ 9:36 AM


At 9:54 AM, Blogger sleeplessinoklahoma said...

I love this picture. Two beautiful men who loved & respected each other so very much. They were a strange pairing for sure, but it worked. It brought us all together for the journey we were destined to have together.


At 10:01 AM, Blogger Chana said...

What a beautiful picture B. I love it. A friendship that began and will never end.

At 10:54 AM, Anonymous Phil - Donis' "Big Guy" in Seattle said...

My heart is with you both. Your grace in this time of trial is a shining example of how life should be lived to me. I can only hope that I can live my life with the awareness and joy that you two have shared.

We haven't spent much time together, but I love you both. Hold tight. Your love will make separation just a fleeting moment.

My spirit and love is with you now and always.

At 12:19 PM, Blogger Dr.John said...

I just read Dave's story on his sister's blog. How kind of you to remember him.

At 5:13 PM, Anonymous happy and blue 2 said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. The picture truly shows the love between you all..

At 3:43 AM, Blogger Jan said...

You are more graceful than I my friend. I will keep you and James in my prayers....a guardian angel candle is lit in James's honor.

At 4:53 PM, Blogger Oopseedaisee said...

You must be connected to sleepless, I saw a memorial to Dave the cop there.
I saw Chanas post about your letters from your James. What a lovely man he must be. I dont know you, but I am moved by your words and you will both be in my thoughts and prayers as he moves along this journey.

At 12:45 PM, Blogger Nea said...

Hello butterflies, I have read your blog off and on for a long time, but never left a comment because it is hard for me to do so. I won't pretend to know what you are going through.

You are right, Dave looks in the best of health in this picture. Looks are so often deceiving with illnesses.

I responded today just because when you mentioned lymphoma, well, my Mother was diagnosed with non Hodgkins Lymphoma in 1995 the same year as my Aunt Judy. That was the year Scott Graduated from High school. Aunt Judy passed away the following year, Mom is now 90 and although I won't say she is going strong, she is still going.

It is a strange diasease and there is much they don't seem to know about it. Each, my aunt and my Mom had chemo and radiation, but after that Mom said no more. Aunt Judy did others things done.

True to her word, Mom would take no more chemo. Mom had read somwhere that sharks are the only animals that don't get cancer, so she started taking shark cartilege, and we thought what can it hurt.? She swears it helped her, who knows.....of course the Dr.'s say it is useless, but they also agreed what didn't hurt.

You two have such a wonderful spirit and love for each other. It is inspiring.


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