The Gods and Monsters have gone
Did they get up and just leave?
Were they bored, or did they starve
When we no longer fed them
With our love and fear?
Or did they fade away
When we got so good
At imagining for ourselves
The powers of the one
Becoming the other?
Bob Wertzler is retired from almost twenty years in the mental health field in California and Arizona. There are times the title, “Recovering Therapist”, seems to fit. In 2006 he retired to move to Western North Carolina to help and become primary care giver for his father who had developed Dementia. Before all that, there was work at various times as a soldier (US Army 1967-70), community organizer, cab driver, welfare case worker, wooden toy maker, carpenter, warehouse worker, and other things. He relates to a line in a Grateful Dead song, “What a long, strange trip its been.”