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    oh hers i echo the doggy sentiments. my lab is a rescue, our pit was a rescue and every frigging cat i ever owned.
    I love to nap on my dog!!! BEST.NAPS.EVER.
    I will always love cake got me. i'm like that for gingerbreads. i'll skip the sauce, the white flour,the sugar,the transfats and all gladly but i don't care how badly in need of a diet i may one day i get i will
    ALWAYS
    WANT
    GINGERBREADS.
    *sigh* "always my tan darlings"
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    Glad you like it, RC.

    Interesting passage re longing to belong! Thank you for sharing it.

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    IThinkICan I love the username and the little engine that could, it's very encouraging

    find this one cute:

    Peter leaves wide
    the doors to his shop
    & all day
    little is done
    as people stop to
    talk winter out
    of their systems
    in a cradle
    of sun
    between
    two open doors.

    by Greg Joly

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    “There is nothing so difficult to arrive at as the nature and personality of one's parents. Death, about which so much mystery is made, is perhaps no mystery at all. But the history of one's parents has to be pieced together from fragments, their motives and characters guessed at, and the truth about them remains deeply buried, like a boulder that projects one small surface above the level of smooth lawn, and when you come to dig around it, it proves to be too large ever to move, though each year's frost forces it up a little higher.”
    from "Time Will Darken It" by William Maxwell

    'Ah earth you old extinguisher.''
    Samuel Beckett



    ''With what words shall I name my unnamable words?''
    Samuel Beckett



    I am a Spirit, now...

    Fallen Angel

    I am most at bliss,
    when exhausted,
    so completely depleted
    I am too tired to care.

    It is as a sleep walk;

    And I am adrift, aimlessly,
    sauntering through the crowds.

    Gliding, gracefully,
    around such emanating loneliness,
    of people, dying, but for the touch of another;

    Yet, hardened by the lack of it…

    So as, not to let the heart reveal
    what propriety would hold back.

    I have become a spirit;
    Ethereal…

    You must be clairvoyant to speak with me, now!

    I hope this is what death is like!

    Slipping, unseen,
    between the locked lips of lovers;
    And, in such intimate, conversations of others,
    I do, pleasurably, eavesdrop…
    Straining for their tenderness

    Else, either, side-stepping, deferring
    or with a timely, toe-step,
    I employ geometry to my deft dance.
    of avoiding others

    No longer, strutting, pride fully,
    with a walk;
    But, rather, a contiguous, succession of moments,
    I continue falling…
    falling forward.

    Stumbling, feeling faint,
    and mistaken for a drunkard;
    It is my soul, yearning,
    struggling to be free of this body.

    Even, the spirit has mass,
    and I attend to it, regularly!

    I am now a ghost,
    you do not see me,
    wafting, in and out,
    of the long, dead years,
    buried in memory.

    Though, of all, it is only you, I still see
    when we both wore younger faces,

    A vision that haunts, still, even, the ghost of me!
    -John Thomas Tansey

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    In the song of my anger there is an egg,
    And in this egg there is my mother, my father and my children,
    And in all this there is mixed joy and sadness, and life.
    Great storms that saved me,
    Beautiful sun that betrayed me,
    There is hatred in me, strong and of an ancient date,
    And as for beauty one will see later.
    I have not, in fact, become hard but striped;
    If one knew how soft I have remained deep inside.
    I am gong and cotton and snow-like song,
    I say it and I am sure of it.

    henri michaux

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    “When love awakens in your life, in the night of your heart, it is like the dawn breaking within you. Where before there was anonymity, now there is intimacy; where before there was fear, now there is courage; where before in your life there was awkwardness, now there is a rhythm of grace and gracefulness; where before you used to be jagged, now you are elegant and in rhythm with your self. When love awakens in your life, it is like a rebirth, a new beginning.”
    -John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

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    LIFE, LIFE

    I don't believe in omens or fear
    Forebodings. I flee from neither slander
    Nor from poison. Death does not exist.
    Everyone's immortal. Everything is too.
    No point in fearing death at seventeen,
    Or seventy. There's only here and now, and light;
    Neither death, nor darkness, exists.
    We're all already on the seashore;
    I'm one of those who'll be hauling in the nets
    When a shoal of immortality swims by.
    ....
    I'm satisfied with deathlessness,
    For my blood to flow from age to age.
    Yet for a corner whose warmth I could rely on
    I'd willingly have given all my life,
    Whenever her flying needle
    Tugged me, like a thread, around the globe.
    -arsenij tarkovsky

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    From the book The Lovely Bones:

    “Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.”
    ― Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

    “These were the lovely bones that had grown around my absence: the connections-sometimes tenuous, sometimes made at great cost, but often magnificent-that happened after I was gone. And I began to see things in a way that let me hold the world without me in it. The events that my death wrought were merely the bones of a body that would become whole at some unpredictable time in the future. The price of what I came to see as this miraculous body had been my life.”
    ― Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

    “Almost everyone in heaven has someone on Earth they watch, a loved one, a friend or even a stranger who was once kind, who offered warm food or a bright smile when one of us had needed it. And when I wasn’t watching I could hear the others talking to those they loved on Earth: just as fruitlessly as me, I’m afraid. A one-sided card cajoling and coaching of the young, a one way loving and desiring of their mates, a single-sided card that could never get signed.”
    ― Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

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    “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
    The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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    I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.”
    - Kahlil Gibran, The Madman

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