April 17, 2014

Finding strength to say good-by…

Saying Goodby - 100PedalsThe “No Lack of Void” episode (4/10/14) of the TV series “Elementary” featured a closing scene that captured my emotional attention. For those who don’t watch the show, one of the more powerful back stories in this series is that Sherlock is a recovering heroin addict.  Though two years clean, the demons of the past and present offer a very interesting and moving component to his character.  I have appreciated greatly the depth and responsibility in which this has been incorporated into this show.

The referenced episode closes with Sherlock visiting the cemetery to bid his friend, Alistair good-by. Following a successful 30 years recovery of his own, Alistair relapsed, overdosed and died. I was quite moved by the dialogue between Alistair’s ghost and Sherlock at the end of the show.  Today’s video includes my reflections on this closing scene.

I hesitated to share this video and my thoughts.  Since I was moved and touched by the scene, I felt like it necessary to go the distance and share my perspectives.  Your comments, thoughts, experiences, and feedback are encouraged.

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About Dave Cooke

Dave Cooke is a dad on a mission. His mission is to help parents get control of their lives over the powerful, destructive influences of a child's addiction. As the father of a son in a ten year heroin battle, Dave knows all to well the challenges parents and families face. He also knows there is a way to find peace in the chaos. It is his mission to help parents discover their path to a healthier, balanced life even if a child's active addiction is still part of their daily journey.