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Hello, dear friends.  We hope that we can move Bear to a hospice room tomorrow at the Mt in West Seattle if they have space for him.  He has decided in the last few days that he doesn't want to eat or drink (although Bear being Bear, an exception was made for an extraordinary wine brought from the very deep end of the cellar of a dear friend he wanted to see before moving on), and he wakes only occasionally to let us know he knows we're there.  His sense of humor - especially his comedic timing - is intact and his gestures have brought genuine glee on a few occasions.  Seeing him muster his remaining strength to rise to the occasion to be a host and welcome his friends is both lovely and heartbreaking.  That's my Bear!  We'll keep you posted on the hoped-for move to the Mt.  Blessings on you all in the meantime!  Love, bc