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When the message strong enough, blogs can be a connection conduit?

A recent comment on a past post will test the idea of a connection conduit.

I don’t do social media and don’t even know if this message will be received by anyone.

Message received, loud and clear.

I would really like to contact Aaron Levi. I am an English guy who got very interested in US basketball after reading Heaven is a Playground. I want to contact Aaron direct and tell him – you WERE important to Wilt.

Not as important as a son should be, of course, nothing like – you know that. But you are all that survives of Wilt.

If Wilt was the guy we hoped he was, he’d be thrilled to think he’s still in the picture.

Even if you weren’t hugely important to him (though I’d bet my life that he gave the odd thought to his son, even though he kept quiet about it) there is something else – he is dead.

We all die.

We don’t think about it much, we avoid the heavy stuff, but even if only out of egoism, we want to leave something behind, So you WOULD matter to him now, even if you didn’t matter to him so much when he was alive.

Imagine someone talking to Wilt now – you’d be everything to him.

Aaron, I don’t think Wilt’s family is going to help you, you have to dig deeper and see it as it must be!

I’d really like this email to reach Aaron if anyone can do it.

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Like all good bloggers, I answer every comment that shows up. I even check Spam for misplaced thoughts.

My reply:

Dear Jim Arnold,

Will Aaron find your comment on boomerpdx? Stranger things have happened. People have found others here and it’s about as sweet a meeting you’ve ever seen.

If I’m reading you correctly, you sense that Wilt would like the idea of being a father. I like the idea, too. He’s was a Big Show all by himself, a man on the run, on the go, and meeting the ladies at every stop.

Growing up in the sixties, and coming of age in the seventies, my generation was expected to stop, drop, and dive in. Young men and women surprised each other all the time, and it if didn’t work out then, it would later.

That’s not what happened, of course. With multiple divorces, children from a variety of unions, and the idea that ‘open’ relationships are the most honest in the world, one size didn’t fit all.

Some regrouped and found religion in their quest to right their perceived wrongs. Some moved cavalierly along with little or no regard, and certainly no responsibility, for their actions.

Which way would Wilt move? Let’s hope together he would embrace the joy of life in a different frame than the one he was used to seeing.

Thank for coming in, Jim.

Best regards,

David Gillaspie, Oregon’s Boomer Blogger

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