...in the neighborhood.
Early Sunday morning, a woman -- some say she lived in a building adjacent to the one where I live -- committed suicide by jumping off the cliffs by the local park.
This evening, someone else either slipped or jumped from roughly the same location. As on Sunday, the LA Fire Department responded in force, with trucks, personnel, boats and a rescue helicopter which lifted the unfortunate person from the rocks...
In this instance, the latest word is that the victim was alive but "unresponsive" and suffered massive injuries.
On a more personal level, a dear friend (you will remember her from her messages and comments here keeping you informed while I was in hospital a month ago) has not felt well for several days. She went to the doctor today, and was diagnosed with pneumonia. She is back home tonight; I haven't yet been able to talk to her -- she sent an email and then went to bed -- but am presuming her doctor is dosing her heavily with antibiotics.
For obvious reasons, it scares the hell out of me to hear that anyone else has pneumonia.
For those of you who pray -- and those who dispense kind wishes -- please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. She is a very special person, very much in my heart, and I hope you'll join me in wishing her a speedy and total recovery.
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