A funny thing happened on the road to dementia
Live or Let Die? I was on my way to Austin, Texas, when a bird flew into my windshield. It landed in the other lane behind me. I pulled over, but before I could get to it, 4 big semi trucks rolled right over it. Thankfully, each truck missed the bird. I ran to it — it was still alive. I tried to pick it up. It struggled and tried to get away, but couldn’t fly. So I picked it up and took it to some shady bushes away from the road. I put some water in a little cup and left it near the bird. I don’t know if I did more harm than good. Maybe it will lie there and die a slow, agonizing death. Maybe an animal will come along and eat it. But I just couldn’t let it’s beautiful life end being smashed on a desolate road in Texas. Was I wrong?
In a dual attempt to fend off Alzheimer’s and fulfill a lifelong dream, Sharon Lacey quit her 23 year career as a teacher and hit the road doing standup comedy. Sometimes the moments in between shows are the most memorable.
Sharon Lacey, Portland comedian
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