David’s Farewell

David had become “medium eligible” months ago, meaning that he could be transferred to a medium security facility at any time.  On Wednesday, June 13th, David was sent to Fishkill Correctional Facility. Because someone being transferred is only notified the day before departure, there is not chance for in-person goodbyes. David is closer to home and family now and he may be able to pursue his BA degree  at Fishkill as he left Auburn with his Associates Degree from the Cornell Prison Education Program and a total of seventy-six college credits.  What follows is his short note of farewell that was read to the group on Friday evening, June 15th.

Dear PPTG: I wish I could be there to say good-bye, but life I guess has other plans. As a matter of fact, I do not wish to say good-bye. Good-bye means that I will never see you all again. Rather I wish I could be there physically to tell you all that I will forever keep you all in my soul. I wish I could tell you all how I feel . . .I am crying right now and shaking because I can’t stop thinking about all the memories you all have given me. I will dearly miss everything! I will miss the Tao breaths, the warm ups, the motto: I will miss every piece of love each and every one of you have given me. It hurts right now . . .I’m so sorry. Wow! What a space. It feels like the worst break-up right now. I love you all! I wish I could express my love but these words are not sufficient enough. No matter what I write, no matter what letter I use, it will never produce the love that I have for all of you. Thanks so, so much. Just know that each and everyone of all of you saved me. I will keep on fighting and keep on being productive. I know it will not be easy but nothing in life is really easy. Thanks! What a ride!

WE ARE A COMMUNITY OF TRANSFORMATION. THROUGH THE POWER OF SELF DISCOVERY, WE CREATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO KNOW AND GROW INTO OURSELVES!

P.S. This really hurts. I think I’m going to Fishkill (medium). They have a puppy program there. If I get one I’ll name him/her “Bruce.”

I will forever love you all! DAVI OUT!!!!