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A good cry on the train

 
 
Eva
 
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Reply Sat 30 Aug, 2008 09:53 pm
@Joe Nation,
You were very brave to listen to that song today, Joe.
I don't think I could have done it. Still, crying is good for the soul. It is cleansing.

Quote:
...Still, I cried for what is now gone,
for what parts of my previous life I mourn
and I tried to feel some power,
the strength of the reborn,
but all that is still quietly forming,
all still quietly forming...


It is too soon to feel some power. But it will come. As surely as the moon will rise. I see glimpses of it in your writing, so I know it is coming.

My heart goes out to you, my friend.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 30 Aug, 2008 09:59 pm
@Eva,
The song that did it for me, when I separated from my first wife was by Fleetwood Mac - Something about Thunder only happens when it's rainin'
They will only love you when they're playin
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 30 Aug, 2008 10:07 pm
Joe, I found my $20 blue lobster on the bathroom floor this morning (post mortem) as I went in for my morning ugliness...

(the cat was involved on some level I've no doubt, and yes, Edgar, you were correct. More on the fish thred tomorrow)

I commend your spirit, Joe (deep) Nation, and Bonnie speaks to me as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2Kf-BZw1eI&feature=related

Have some fun this weekend, Joe...
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spikepipsqueak
 
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Reply Sun 31 Aug, 2008 05:32 am
@Joe Nation,
Joe wrote "Through my stupidities, through my stupidities, through my most grievious stupidities."

You obviously can't keep a good ex-Catholic down.

So much strength in you, Joe, you're a wonder.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Sun 31 Aug, 2008 06:06 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

The song that did it for me, when I separated from my first wife was by Fleetwood Mac - Something about Thunder only happens when it's rainin'
They will only love you when they're playin

You never know what song will coldcock you. My doctor-friend reports he was driving down the highway somewhere in the South about a year after his separation when - are you ready?- Peter, Paul & Mary's version of STEWBALL came on the radio.

"I was alright for about the first verse and a half," said Gabe, "Then, and I still don't understand why, the phrase 'Away out yonder, ahead of them all, came a-dancin' and a-prancin', my noble Stewball.' and I just lost it. I had to pull off the highway and sit there and wait for the feelings to pass."

Here's the song done about as simply as it can be done:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTeNu_4QfMM
(Yes. John Lennon used the melody for his Christmas song.... .)

It has to do with something called interoception, this emotional reaction to sounds, smells, touchs that don't seemingly have anything to do with the sounds (or the words) or the smells or the touchs. Certainly NOT the case with the song that hit me in the gut but the blindside can come from anywhere , any time. Suddenly, there is great feeling. kaPOWwie .. . I just read an article by a person who reported she was in a state of heightened ecstacy for five weeks brought on by her emotional state. (I think the top of my head would come off about four days in. How about you?)

Anyway, I intend to be brave during this season of this life. If I have learned anything from running, it's this: when you get to the place where you think you can't go any faster or any further, that's the time you push. Just push, see if you don't die. If you don't die, then you were mistaken about not being able to go on. And you are that much further down the road.

Where's the Fish Thread?

Joe(Not that I want fish. no pets yet.)Nation
Eva
 
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Reply Sun 31 Aug, 2008 07:17 am
@Joe Nation,
Quote:
...I just read an article by a person who reported she was in a state of heightened ecstacy for five weeks brought on by her emotional state. (I think the top of my head would come off about four days in. How about you?)...


Oh yeah. Been there. (Several Rx needed after 3 weeks. I almost exploded.) It's amazing sometimes what we can live through.
dagmaraka
 
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Reply Sun 31 Aug, 2008 08:24 am
@Eva,
My song is All the Right Reasons by Jayhawks.
Still gets me every time, or most of the times.
dagmaraka
 
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Reply Sun 31 Aug, 2008 08:25 am
@dagmaraka,
By the way, greetings from The Hague, Joe. When are you coming?
McTag
 
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Reply Sun 31 Aug, 2008 08:35 am
@dagmaraka,

So, Dag, you are in Yurp.

Very good fries with mayonnaise in Holland.
dagmaraka
 
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Reply Sun 31 Aug, 2008 09:18 am
@McTag,
no no no. Discipline is my new religion....wait, i'm a heathen.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 31 Aug, 2008 09:29 am
@Joe Nation,
That's a wonderful post Joe...and I know just what you mean.

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Joe))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

d(wish we could the **** just fix it!)lowan
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 31 Aug, 2008 11:25 am
@Joe Nation,
The Fish Thred

Sorry Joe, My manners are bad as my Engrish...

http://able2know.org/topic/121304-1

(although Mizz Izz and I are mulling starting an aquarium thred)

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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 31 Aug, 2008 06:46 pm
@edgarblythe,
I am old, Edgar. But I am still rigid!
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 31 Aug, 2008 06:47 pm
@littlek,
Hey LittleK. You gonna come back to the city soon? I want another picture with me laying in your lap! I still cannot find that picture. Either you or Beth should be able to come up with it. She use to claim it was her favorite picture. Who else was in it??? Dagmar?
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 31 Aug, 2008 06:51 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Hi, Frank. Keep on trucking.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 31 Aug, 2008 07:12 pm
@Frank Apisa,
just for you Frankie (how could you forget Kicky - you almost made him a soprano that night)

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/7316/248havinagoodtime0430054pc.md.jpg

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/5969/249franksmiles0430050jq.md.jpg
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Sun 31 Aug, 2008 09:12 pm
@dagmaraka,
Quote:
Re: dagmaraka (Post 3382853)
By the way, greetings from The Hague, Joe. When are you coming?

Next summer. After my trip to Ireland.

Which I haven't thought about until now.

Hm

Joe(mebbe late fall)Nation
margo
 
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Reply Sun 31 Aug, 2008 09:23 pm
@Joe Nation,
Ireland and The Hague - certainly doable in one trip!

I'm hoping to get to Ireland next year!
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devriesj
 
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Reply Sun 31 Aug, 2008 09:35 pm
@ehBeth,
Just out of curiosity, Beth, who are the others in the pics?
McTag
 
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Reply Sun 31 Aug, 2008 10:45 pm
@Joe Nation,

Hey Joe

We're close to Ireland, here. Think about a side trip, please.

McT
 

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