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Offline totalfolly

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Helloooooooo?
« on: Monday February 04, 2019, 01:10:53 PM »
Itís true, I guess, that you canít go back.  Iíve been absent from SkinCell for a long time, but I never thought the friends I knew here would be gone when I finally looked in again.  All those friendly, helpful, informative people who have moved past this forum and gotten on with their lives.

Their posts are still here, of course, still full of info about the conditions that brought them here in the first place.  But the special social atmosphere Ö thatís long gone.  I feel like Iíve stepped into an empty house.  I call, but my only answer is the echo of my own voice.

And who can blame them, after all?  There has never been a lock on this door, not to keep people out or to keep them in.  Iím just sorry I never took a moment to let them know how much they meant to me.  ❤️
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Re: Helloooooooo?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday February 05, 2019, 07:31:51 PM »
I miss y'all's too.
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Re: Helloooooooo?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday February 05, 2019, 07:37:28 PM »
 :hugs: to you Matt.

I think I'll continue to check in.  What the heck?
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Re: Helloooooooo?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday September 17, 2019, 04:29:28 PM »
I feel exactly like you did TF, when I look around today. I'm going to pop back again more too.

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Re: Helloooooooo?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday September 25, 2019, 10:47:50 PM »
I've missed it here. It's like home. Just like it's always been, I guess. :)
I'm more confused than a mood ring on a paranoid bipolar schizophrenic chameleon in a bag of skittles!

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Re: Helloooooooo?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday September 26, 2019, 03:03:33 AM »
I've been checking in daily for about six months.  :)  I'm glad to see a few old "faces".
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Re: Helloooooooo?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday September 26, 2019, 03:39:27 AM »
Me, too! This is a safer place than Facebook. :)
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Re: Helloooooooo?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday April 21, 2020, 08:34:29 AM »
Ok soppy moment here - but after reading TF's comment I was reminded of a poem by Stephen R Donaldson whose antagonist was lamenting the loss of a loved one (I've amended slightly to suit):

My heart has rooms that sigh with dust
     And ashes in the hearth.
They must be cleaned and blown away
     By daylight's breath.
But I cannot essay the task,
For even dust to me is dear;
For dust and ashes still recall,
     My friends were here.
 
I know not how to say Farewell,
     When Farewell is the word
That stays alone for me to say
     Or will be heard.
But I cannot speak out that word
Or ever let my colleagues go:
How can I bear it that these rooms
     Are empty so?

Recalling the good times and how much y'all helped me back in the day :hugs:
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Re: Helloooooooo?
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday April 21, 2020, 11:58:27 AM »
 :bighug: for all of us.
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then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."
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Re: Helloooooooo?
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday April 22, 2020, 03:22:52 PM »
Busy with things which can help with survival.  At a stage to share in the next few days.  Meanwhile, I hope you all get a chance to read Naomi Klein's singular work,  The Shock Doctrine.
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Re: Helloooooooo?
« Reply #10 on: Thursday May 14, 2020, 09:25:55 PM »
So lovely to see familiar names  :bighug: In its heyday, this place used to rock, it was like nothing that's around today. This began in the early days of connectivity and was the first place where we could connect to others who struggled. So much has happened in the years since then. I see these familiar names and my heart swells.

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Re: Helloooooooo?
« Reply #11 on: Friday May 15, 2020, 03:19:31 PM »
Its so good to see you on here again RFD! I feel the same way. I have been checking in daily for a few months now.

I hope everyone stays safe and well. 

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Re: Helloooooooo?
« Reply #12 on: Monday May 18, 2020, 05:26:50 PM »
I ought to hop in more often!! ::hugs::
I'm more confused than a mood ring on a paranoid bipolar schizophrenic chameleon in a bag of skittles!