I photographed these on July 4th, 2016 from a waterfront park in Kirkland, not sure which but it’s the one with the T-dock. I don’t get opportunities to get out much recently with all the problems with peripheral neuropathy which made this a somewhat special time for me. Click on a photograph to get the high-resolution version of these photos.
We went to Kirkland to view the fireworks over Lake Washington since we no longer have the freedom to celebrate our freedom with our own fireworks, a ritual for me when I was a child.
While we were waiting…
Incidentally, the last photograph was shot at 3200 ASA after sunset which is why it is noisy.
In past times of my life when I was suffering, the reason was not clear during the suffering but became clear afterwards. Always, there was a lesson God had for me in my suffering.
Often, in the past, as soon as I “got it”, the suffering ended.
This time it seems to go on and on and I am not getting it. I wish God would speak directly to me as he did in solitary confinement in prison. Sometimes I am just too thick to recognize anything less.
Man am I hurting today. If anyone had a pet and they knew it was suffering like this they’d have it put down. Where is Dr. Kavorkian when you need him?
Friday – Saturday night I got 3-1/2 hours sleep before pain woke me up and kept me awake. Last night I was unable to sleep at all.
At 8am, I called Group Health’s consulting nurse and told her of my situation. She said to go into an urgent care center and they could do something to make me more comfortable.
I drove all the way to Bellevue, checked in. They put me in a little room and gave me a hospital gown to put on. Did that, waited two hours, finally a doctor came in and the end was that I got absolutely zero treatment.