Oct. 9, 2012 — David Lane, my dear friend and guitar-playing partner for many years, is gone. David died at Community Regional Medical Center in downtown Fresno about 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 surrounded by family and friends who were busy “singing him back home” when he passed. One of the singers said he even had a smile on his face when the end finally came.
Two weeks ago, David, who suffered with terminal stage-four lung cancer, wound up at Community Regional Medical Center in downtown Fresno with an infection. He responded well to treatment and was released a few days later.
Oct. 9, 2012 — If people took care of their insides as much as their outsides, the world would be a much better place. In other words, people spend a lot of time perfecting their appearance, but little time looking within and working on personal issues. And, well, it shows.
My favorite aunt shared that view with me many years ago and I’ve never forgotten. She always said she thought everyone could use a therapist or counselor. I agree because it certainly wouldn’t hurt anyone to have a neutral party to help unload the heavy baggage that inevitably comes with living life. And, yes, everyone has baggage.