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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #80 on: Saturday February 09, 2008, 05:01:58 PM »
I love spring, and even tho spring is still over a month away according to the calendar, I have it in my soul today.  I'm going outside to see if my crocuses are poking their wee noses up thru the ground.  :)

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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #81 on: Saturday February 09, 2008, 05:22:08 PM »
 I swear Lent just crept up on me this year and took me by surprise.
When we understand that there is no up without a down,no over without an under, no good without a bad, no light without dark, no hot without cold, no yes without a no, we understand wholeness, and we cease to be disturbed, distressed, or perplexed by the illusion of anything less than wholeness.

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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #82 on: Wednesday February 13, 2008, 06:41:37 PM »
When I read that Natalie Cole said that one particular person should not have won any grammys, (about one of the nights biggest grammy winners), I lost respect for her. It sounds likes she's jealous.  It's unbecoming, ungracious, unkind and very strange for a grammy presenter to trash out an award winner.Nasty stuff, Natalie.

  The Grammy awards recognize talent and performance,
not personal habits or alleged addictions. Amy Winehouse possibly had the best performance of the night, (next to the Foo Fighters), and she did it at 3:30 a.m. London time.

 I could care less who can make fun of her, or belittle her, it's easy to do. I am more interested in those who can recognize genius and talent and see through the superficial trappings. Those are the truly great who can see through mankind's faults and recognize the value within. Genius and madness have always gone hand in hand.
 
Those of us who enjoy the arts, either as participants or avid fans of the
creative process, are very much aware of the so-called "myth of the artist" and other similar stereotypical sketches that link the artistic genius to an inner,emotional world of tumultuous highs, lows, and sheer "madness".


Many of the changes in mood, thinking and perception that characterize the mildly manic states - restlessness,  exuberance, irritability, grandiosity, quickened and more finely tuned senses, intensity of emotional experiences, diversity of thought, and rapidity of associational processes - are highly characteristic of creative thought as well.
When we understand that there is no up without a down,no over without an under, no good without a bad, no light without dark, no hot without cold, no yes without a no, we understand wholeness, and we cease to be disturbed, distressed, or perplexed by the illusion of anything less than wholeness.

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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #83 on: Wednesday February 13, 2008, 07:55:49 PM »
From The Prophet  by Kahil Gibran.

And what of marriage?
Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping, for only the hand of life can contain your hearts.
And stand together, yet not too near together, for the pillars of the temple stand apart, and the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each others's shadow

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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #84 on: Monday February 25, 2008, 06:45:41 PM »
Lessons in Life By Regina Brett
(Regina Brett is a columnist and a breast cancer survivor)

To celebrate growing older, she once wrote the 45 lessons life taught her. It is the most requested column She's ever written.
Her odometer rolls over to 50 this week, so here's an update":

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument.  Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone.  It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others'.  You have no idea what their
Journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye.  But don't worry;
God never blinks.

16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get
Busy dying.

17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.

18. A writer writes If you want to be a writer, write.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood.   But the second
One is up to you and no one else.

20 When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no
For an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie.
Don't save it for a special occasion.  Today is special.

22. Over-prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words:  "In five years,
Will this matter?"

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone, everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick.  Your friends
Will. Stay in touch.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you
Did or didn't do.

35. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.  Make it memorable.

38. Read the Psalms.  They cover every human emotion.

39. Get outside every day.  Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's,
We'd grab ours back.

41. Don't audit life.   Show up and make the most of it now.

42. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

45. The best is yet to come.

46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

48. If you don't ask, you don't get.

49. Yield.

50. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.
« Last Edit: Wednesday February 27, 2008, 05:51:19 PM by Blue Sky »
When we understand that there is no up without a down,no over without an under, no good without a bad, no light without dark, no hot without cold, no yes without a no, we understand wholeness, and we cease to be disturbed, distressed, or perplexed by the illusion of anything less than wholeness.

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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #85 on: Thursday February 28, 2008, 05:44:07 PM »
 Part of living in an 1850's huge old farmhouse is having a series of very steep rooftops. Snow doesn't stay up there for long.
 
 In fact, when it falls down, in big pieces, it sounds like a freight train is taking a ride down the roof.
 
 The sound is so loud and frightening, that it always startles me,
I freeze and then jump. Only a moment later, do I realize that it's just the sound of the ice and snow sliding down the rooftop and crashing into the next roof below it, and then sliding down that to crash below.
 
 Quietly going about my business in the house, I suddenly am confronted with a loud booming, grinding  noise coming from the roof, it's something very unnerving that makes you jump out of your skin
with fright at the sheer noisiness of it.

Ah, the sounds of winter thaw, as the snow and ice slide down my roof and crash with huge booming noises to the roofs below.
 
                                  :o*YIKES* :o
When we understand that there is no up without a down,no over without an under, no good without a bad, no light without dark, no hot without cold, no yes without a no, we understand wholeness, and we cease to be disturbed, distressed, or perplexed by the illusion of anything less than wholeness.

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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #86 on: Friday February 29, 2008, 09:29:20 AM »
It is the day of all the year,
Of all the year the one day,
And here we come Mother dear
To bring you our love and cheer
A-mothering on Sunday.

For they who go a-mothering this day
With Simnel cake and marchpane
Are sure to find upon their way,
Under the hedgerows in bright array,
Sweet violets in the lane.

(second verse  by W.Adams)


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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #87 on: Sunday March 02, 2008, 05:36:56 PM »
Dan found a website listing various Welsh words. To my shock, I couldn't find the greeting that The Welsh Ladies taught me many years ago.

I spent the next half hour searching various websites, and finally found it. I think I also have the response. :)

Iechyd! Iechyd tithau!   
Health! Health to you also!
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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #88 on: Tuesday March 04, 2008, 10:39:30 PM »
Peepers!  Spring peepers!  I heard them tonight as I was giving JR his fluids, and they made me smile because they mean spring is on the way.  :bounce:

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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #89 on: Wednesday March 05, 2008, 12:51:18 PM »
I was thinking of my dear mother today, sad ,I cannot see her, but happy for all the love and fun she gave us. Then I read this....
We may sit and watch someone we love quietly slipping away, until in the end we say "There, she's gone".
Yet really , they have not gone. All that has happened, is that for a time death has taken them from our sight, and somewhere on the other side, there will be other loved ones who have already made that same journey before them, and who will take up where we leave off by saying, " Look! there she comes!"
How very comforting to believe that.

About three weeks before she died, mum said she was having strange, beautiful dreams which were very real to her, and she was finding it difficult to believe that what occured in them hadn't really happened.
(who knows?) Mum was bed ridden, couldn't even move without help, but in her dreams my father, who died aged 36, was coming towards her, then running; and my mother was running after him. She remembered the "feeling" of actually running, and asking daddy where he had been!  My mum was 82 when she died and had been a widow since she was 34, (4 children all under 11 years). Mum had this dream quite a few times, in the days prior to her passing and spoke of them all the time; and as she lay actually dying, about 4 hours before, she was raising her arm high up, (which was an act incredible in itself)  and was waving her hand as if to someone. I do hope it was my father she could see. 
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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #90 on: Thursday March 27, 2008, 06:46:43 PM »
 Just thought I'd share, ...........my bad.  :-X
« Last Edit: Friday March 28, 2008, 05:45:35 AM by Blue Bird »
When we understand that there is no up without a down,no over without an under, no good without a bad, no light without dark, no hot without cold, no yes without a no, we understand wholeness, and we cease to be disturbed, distressed, or perplexed by the illusion of anything less than wholeness.

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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #91 on: Thursday March 27, 2008, 09:15:48 PM »
retracted  :)
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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #92 on: Sunday April 13, 2008, 05:20:56 PM »
While I am at uni, I am concentrating *hard* on NEVER finding out who is in charge of the College wireless computer "security network." I have the distinct impression that I would be far too tempted to kill him/her. Slowly and painfully. :evil:
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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #93 on: Monday April 14, 2008, 07:48:10 AM »

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.  Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. 
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?  Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
 - Epicurus
When we understand that there is no up without a down,no over without an under, no good without a bad, no light without dark, no hot without cold, no yes without a no, we understand wholeness, and we cease to be disturbed, distressed, or perplexed by the illusion of anything less than wholeness.

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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #94 on: Monday April 14, 2008, 09:01:37 AM »
When to the flowers so beautiful,
The Father gave a name,
Back came a little blue-eyed one
(All timidly it came.)
And standing at the Father's Feet
And gazing in His Face,
It said in low and trembling tones....
"Dear God, the name Thou gavest me
Alas! I have forgot".
Kindly the Father looked Him down
And said, " Forget-Me -Not!".
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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #95 on: Monday April 14, 2008, 08:03:27 PM »

Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints in snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there; I did not die.
So heed, hear, when you awaken, what I say.
I live with you and guard your way.


Native North American Prayer

I read this at the funeral of a dear friend of mine last week

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« Reply #96 on: Monday April 28, 2008, 09:09:20 PM »
My father was an apiarist - but now he has ceased to bee
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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #97 on: Tuesday April 29, 2008, 12:12:38 AM »
I have the theme from Peter and The Wolf stuck in my head. :P

It's annoying, because the only words are "dum, dum, da-dum dee dum.."
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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #98 on: Saturday May 10, 2008, 09:40:03 PM »
Squee! I have discovered the secret to finding comfortable pants (in the American sense...I think "trousers?") with actual, honest-to-God pockets that will actually Hold Stuff, plus they're about half as much.

Apparently I'm the same size of men's pants (trousers, heavens) as Dan is. They do make me look a little chubby, but I'll wear long tops or something. I'm never shopping in the ladies' section again.

Ladies' trosuers are pants! ;D
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« Reply #99 on: Tuesday May 13, 2008, 02:41:57 PM »
A bird poohed all over my nice clean sheets today, as they were hanging out to dry.

Lovely!