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Posted 9/29/2008 4:34 AM (#10504)
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Headed RIP, this thread could be a vehicle to mourn, note or celebrate the life and/or passing of any whom we regard as significant ... just prompted today by the weekend news of the incredible Paul Newman's demise.

'Mazing actor and individual .... some of fave films of his were Butch & Sundance, The Sting, and that most spiritual of films, Cool Hand Luke ; I did not realize his charitable trust raised £175 m dollars.

Gone to join the great Rainbow Dance in the Skies x

Doh ! Sorry wrong location - moderators please move if you feel so inclined !!

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Posted 9/29/2008 10:57 AM (#10508 - in reply to #10504)
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Die every night,
rest in piece and you will see.
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Posted 9/30/2008 4:07 AM (#10529 - in reply to #10508)
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Only every night ?

How about each perpetual moment ?

Seriously yes .... hadn't been sure if, by posting a thread like this it might give weight to the illusion of life ... but then again, one of our purposes here seems to be to feel emotion, hence the loss of our awareness in the warp and woof of the spindrift

Another song - Ruby Tuesday, Rolling Stones (Marty - vinyl day !):

"Dying all the time

lose your dreams and you

might lose your mind

in life unkind "

... then again, losing our mind might open our heart ... x

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Posted 9/30/2008 5:21 AM (#10535 - in reply to #10504)
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But we both know what memories can bring
They bring Diamonds and Rust

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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/30/2008 5:44 AM (#10536 - in reply to #10535)
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Its maybe a paradox; you evoke an inaccurate quotation somewhere deep in my brain about poetry, from who was it, Byron, or Shelley perhaps ? Or neither - something like, poetry is passion recalled in tranquililty ...

and as Neil Young said, 'Rust never sleeps' !
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Posted 10/9/2008 4:21 PM (#10972 - in reply to #10504)
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I morn the demise of DIY Chat room. I wish us all who shared there will have the fortitude to bear the loss and accept its child DIY chat 2 as an act of fate and as our own.

Rest In Peace!

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Posted 10/9/2008 5:59 PM (#10974 - in reply to #10972)
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Ah thanks Danjummai - a kindred spirit !

Here's to new beginnings, I guess ...
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Posted 10/12/2008 1:23 AM (#11040 - in reply to #10504)
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Hi all:

     I actually like Paul's salad dressings.....the lites have very little salt and no cholestoral. They do have some calories but not as much as some others. Quite a variety, too!

     I thought he was much younger. I am still getting over the death of Robert Mondavi. I like wine and have been to Lodi.

     It is not so much that people older than me die..it is that people younger than me die. So, I do, indeed, live on borrowed time.

     I am very concerned that my cats are still with me....they are ridiculously old and insist on getting even older. Should something happen to me, who would care for them? Well, they would not be in a place that they have known for six years, after we fled a place we had known for sixteen years. They would be in some kind of shelter....and they would then die. Ahhh...Siss might go on...she is a kid....and pretty resilient.I think she is about 14 or 15.....I can't even think about when she came into my life, but she was all ready 8.

     I always thought, after round 3 or 4 that there would be no more! But then, Luckylee shows up and I started again, even while watching Stampy and Pendleton die.

     My beloved ISIS once said to me in a pique "you love the cats MORE THAN you love me" and I said "no, not at all, they are a pain in the &^%, and ruin all our stuff." ISIS is long gone; two of the cats who heard those words are still here with me.

     I hope I live to see them go...argghhh.....that doesn't sound nice.....but it is true in the spirit that it is meant!

Peace Profound,

Marty, Sissy, Poopy, and Lucky-lee (pronounced Luk-a-lee) 

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Posted 10/12/2008 9:15 AM (#11052 - in reply to #11040)
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Marty - for a moment then I thought you were meaning me ! Delusions of grandeur, moi ? Ha

Yes, I like Paul N's concoctions - especially his fiery sauces.

Great moment in Butch Cassidy when Butch and Sundance return to the gang to find some big villain has tried to take over; he challenges Butch to a knife fight; Sundance says, Butch, you don't do knife fights (or something similar); Butch says, it's ok - then, to Sundance (Robert Redford) - if he kills me, shoot him ...

Butch walks boldly towards the knife wielding baddy and suddenly stops, when quite close and says

- Whoa hold on, what are the rules ?

- (bad guy, looking perpelexed) - Rules, who ever heard of rules in a knife fight ?

Then as his attention is distracted, Butch says, oh well if there's no rules ... and swiftly kicks bad guy where it hurts most, then as he drops the knife and doubles up in agony, Butch tenderly puts his arm around his shoulders and consoles him; interestingly, this scene is slightly reprised/reframed in Clint Eastwood's Pale Rider

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Posted 10/13/2008 4:54 AM (#11107 - in reply to #10504)
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i mourn the laughter,warmth,love,dancing,of threads gone by irisx
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Posted 10/13/2008 5:02 AM (#11108 - in reply to #11107)
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" With rue my heart is laden
for many a friend I had
for many a rose lipt maiden
for many a light foot lad

By brooks too broad for leaping
the lightfoot lads are laid
the rose lipt maids lie sleeping
in fields where poppies fade"

A H Housman (I think I posted it before, but am too busy to check - its one of my favourite's so posted it again, from memory so may be a little out)

Iris - your post reminded me of it, hope you like this too ...
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Posted 10/13/2008 5:14 AM (#11116 - in reply to #11108)
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very much so paul,very much so,irisx
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Posted 10/13/2008 5:16 AM (#11118 - in reply to #11116)
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Good

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Posted 10/13/2008 5:34 AM (#11123 - in reply to #11118)
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Posted 1/15/2009 5:39 PM (#13133 - in reply to #11123)
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Ho hum, another great actor crossed dimensions ... Patrick McGoohan, erstwhile The Prisoner, to whom reference has been made in these threads - for me, one of The metaphysical TV programmes (he died yesterday, aged 80). Famous too, for having turned down the part of James Bond as he classed it 'immoral'.

Here is the opening sequence of episode 1, from You Tube:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=14eUKogPF7s&feature=related

Blessings, Ever

Paul

ps, Marty, if you read this - we were both wrong! Although Pat's parents were Irish and he grew up in Ireland, he was actually born in New York !!






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Posted 1/15/2009 8:40 PM (#13137 - in reply to #10504)
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Hi PeaJay et al:
     You Brrrrrrits.....hope the chill has left the Isle (I hear it is a bit mild in Brrrristol this evening).....called him Danger Man; and we called him Secret Agent Man, based on the Johnny Rivers theme song that we saw on our telly. I was a fairly young man and fan of the show. I have always been a fan of Number 6 and would have voted for him to be Number 2, if I could have voted in the election. This is a reference to "The Prisoner" for those not yet "in the know."
     IMHO, a great actor has exited the stage, but he will always be remembered as Secret Agent Man.
     NOW......THE COINCIDENCE OR HIS FATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read on.............................
     Patrick McGoohan was known for Danger Man/Secret Agent Man but took on cult status for the quirky short lived show...thirteen segments...called "The Prisoner".....quote from the opening segment in the USA version...."I am not a number, I am a man!" In the show, he is Number Six.
     The refrain from our theme song for Danger Man/Secret Agent Man....done years before.....
isssssssss.............."the've given you a number and taken way your name"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-8yfFLmQ-c   .....hopefully this link takes you to the Johnny Rivers song, which became a top ten seller and gave Johnny Rivers a short, but splendid career.

The show competed with "The Saint" (Sir Roger Moore) and a new show...at least to us..."The Avengers" which took off like wildfire when Honor Blackman was replaced by Dame Diana Rigg (love you Di!!!!!!!!!!).

Patrick, a fellow New Yorker (thanks PeaJ), is not dead, and lives on in my mind very real...and shall live on as long as images can be seen and songs can be sung! But, I still have a tear and a sniff............................................

Yours,
Marty and Luckylee, Poppyhead and SissyGirl



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Posted 1/16/2009 7:07 AM (#13142 - in reply to #13137)
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Thanks Marty ... and if you or any other fellow Boarders visit London, I could lovingly take you to the house that is used in the opening credits (No 6's London home), which I tracked down one day .. it is still there ...

ps, at my swimming pond there swims an old, former stunt man, one of the old school, who used to work occasionally with Patrick M, amongst other famous greats. He said he was a 'good man' - and also, very religious. He also turned down the part of The Saint, on similar, moral grounds. He insisted that his character in Danger Man never carried a gun.

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Posted 1/16/2009 9:41 AM (#13150 - in reply to #10504)
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EACH DAY IS A NEW BEGINNING
Each day is a new beginning!
So I start it with a smile.
Enjoy the art of living,
Do things that are worthwhile,
Like loving and forgiving,
And making time to spare,
To make some person happy,
By showing that I care.

Anon.

From ‘Words & Prayers for Comfort & Healing’

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Posted 1/16/2009 10:30 AM (#13155 - in reply to #13150)
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How true Aquarius - but also, how disciplined we have to be to hold to that !

Incidentally Marty, in the very first Avengers (interesting title that since I have just posted elsewhere about forgiveness), TV trivia, Ian Hendry and Patrick Macnee were the first two characters, and they were 'avenging' the murder of the character of Ian Hendry's wife, I dimly recall ... Honor B i think joined slightly later; and Patrick Macnee's character was second fiddle to Ian Hendry's. Not hugely metaphysical, but of some culturally historical interest to some ... maybe ...
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Posted 1/17/2009 5:22 AM (#13165 - in reply to #13150)
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thankyou for sharing that beutiful poem aquarius,much love to you,iris x
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Posted 1/17/2009 7:10 AM (#13169 - in reply to #10504)
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Glad to hear you enjoyed my contribution, dear Sunflower and Paul.

With love - Aquarius

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Posted 1/17/2009 12:28 PM (#13175 - in reply to #13169)
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Always !
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Posted 1/17/2009 5:24 PM (#13183 - in reply to #10504)
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I mourn having positive influences outside. Seems everyone around non-family is down, depressed and looking for everyone else to solve their problems for them. (good for business, but bad for socializing) I am very thankful that my own family is what keeps me strong.

Also, as far as problems of the world, it sure seems that everyone points the fingers at everyone else, instead of self. Everything starts with self.

I mourn my father, my mother in law, my grandmothers and grandfathers and as always, my beloved Schmo Dawg. They live.... in heart and spirit.

May you all find comfort and joy in those around you!
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Posted 1/18/2009 12:23 AM (#13191 - in reply to #13142)
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"He insisted that his character in Danger Man never carried a gun."
Indeed correct, John Drake never carried a gun. Its what made the show soooo good!
Love,
Marty And Paw-totin Cats, with Sharp Claws
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Posted 1/18/2009 8:07 AM (#13196 - in reply to #10504)
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'They live.... in heart and spirit.' Not only there, dear Friend. They - the same as everybody else - are eternal beings who cannot and will not die. They are alive in the world of spirit. Some say that those in that world are more alive than we are in this physical existence. It's a view I agree with because they are alive - in that condition we cannot help noticing and knowing it - that first and foremost all human beings are spirit and soul, and that these parts are more important our physical bodies - valuable and important though they are, for a long as we are on this level of life.

With love - Aquarius

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Posted 1/18/2009 1:07 PM (#13206 - in reply to #10504)
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Yes, Aquarius, I believe that as well. I just feel the separation as of now.

That separation to me is what hell is. Separate from Love.

Luckily, I don't feel separated from love, just those I once had love from, and still love. We mourn the connection.

Living human makes us get used to needing physical connections. We will adjust when time comes again. LOL

HUGS
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Posted 1/19/2009 10:05 AM (#13239 - in reply to #13206)
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Yes Jillifer; I once read in a dictionary of etymology that the origin of the word Hell is old Norse, Helle, to seal off or be sealed off.
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Posted 1/19/2009 1:10 PM (#13248 - in reply to #10504)
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I think so too.... a pure state of mental thought, feelings and emotions, but physical doesn't exist.  ???
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Posted 2/3/2009 8:11 AM (#13590 - in reply to #10504)
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John Martyn:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=LOi_wxypeGc&feature=related

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Posted 2/5/2009 8:00 AM (#13653 - in reply to #10504)
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To my mind, it's silly to speak of the physical plane of life as 'the illusion'. Don't get me wrong, I am well aware why and how this term came into being, but in spite of that I feel it's somehow misleading. Earth life is real enough for as long as we are here and struggling to come to terms with it. It is just that we should not get lost in it by creating an illusion for ourselves, to hide in from the knowledge of our true and eternal reality, by pretending that our present existence has any kind of permanence. How can it, when at any moment it may be taken away from us. What are your views?

With love - Aquarius

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Posted 2/5/2009 8:28 AM (#13654 - in reply to #13653)
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Interesting comment Aquarius; yes, except, if we take out 'the' and change it to 'an' illusion - does that make the diffference clearer ?

I don't know if we can 'know' anything truly, here; sometimes; except as you intimate, the physical reality of this existence feels very real (reminded of that old limerick:

There once was a a faith healer from Deal
Who said, 'Although pain is not real,
when I sit on a pin and it punctures my skin
I dislike what I fancy I feel')

So maybe the concept of 'illusion' helps to maintain the perspective on the passing glory of the World, which, we are led to believe by the wise, that we have a purpose here to enjoy, contribute to, and learn from, yet not, hold too passionately onto: indeed, depending on which religious focus 'floats our boat', our passions, it is suggested, are ultimately best directed to ultimate concerns !

Howsoever dispassionately and compassionately we choose to Be !

Just my random offerings anyhow x

ps, i knew there was a quote lurking in my brain when I wrote about 'knowing': I have cited it before in these parts, but it is from Keats - not one of my favourite poets, but greater than I disagree and this line is spot on subject to my faltering memory!), perhaps:

"Goodness is truth, and truth is beauty
That's all ye know on Earth and all ye need to know,
of Heaven"

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Posted 5/6/2009 9:25 PM (#14761 - in reply to #10504)
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A fellow traveler has recently left this world....he is (present tense) Nicolae Paduraru, President of TSD (Transylvanian Society of Dracula). I am a member of the Canadian chapter of TSD.
Noooooooooooo.....we do not think we are vampires nor want to be vampires........this is primarily an academic society that studies the work of Bram Stoker and other things that spring forth from the novel. My interest is the historical antecedents of the vampire legends and the relation of these to a ruler in Wallachia....now part of Romania, which at one time was the seat of the Holy Roman Empire. And believe me, Vlad Tepes ain't Dracula. The history gives way to the popular perception.
But.....on the same token, we like to have fun with people and scare the bejebbers out of them!
So Nicolae organized an industry to bring people to Romania to see just exactly where Dracul lived and plied his dastardly deeds. As do our English compatriots, who ply the same trade in the UK.....aha.....where? Where did the Demeter go aground and unleash the Horror of Dracula!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Peace and Shivers,
Marty and Strigoi cats, Luckylee, Poppyhead and SissyGirl

P.S. I still insist that the best thing to ever come out of the Irishman Abraham Stoker's novel was the inspiration for the young Mrs. Percy Shelley to write "The New Prometheus". Why high school kids hate to read it is beyond me....it is one of the most prophetic books ever written. Your high school kids know it as "Frankenstein."
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Posted 5/8/2009 4:54 AM (#14779 - in reply to #14761)
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Marty-pardner: That there Philip Gardner whom I have cited over on another thread and his ilk, also has more recently linked the Dracula mythos to the ancient serpant wisdom cults .... hence the enduring and visceral attraction of such ....

http://www.gardinersworld.com/content/view/28/39/

RIP: There is no death, is there ? (eg, last line from, 'Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep': "I am not there, I do not die")
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Posted 5/9/2009 9:16 AM (#14791 - in reply to #10504)
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‘So maybe the concept of 'illusion' helps to maintain the perspective on the passing glory of the World, which, we are led to believe by the wise, that we have a purpose here to enjoy, contribute to, and learn from, yet not, hold too passionately onto: indeed, depending on which religious focus 'floats our boat', our passions, it is suggested, are ultimately best directed to ultimate concerns.’

As you know, dear Paul, I am aware of those things, but I still believe that the term illusion is somewhat misleading, to some folks in any case. It leads them into thinking that whatever happens on this level of life is of no consequence, when that is not true at all. Make no mistake about it, our character determines our destiny and what we do in the here and now, how we behave and what we create is of the utmost importance. It determines where we shall find ourselves in future lifetimes, what kind of encounters we shall have, which relationships we bring with us and which lessons are still to be integrated by us.

With love – Aquarius
 

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Posted 5/9/2009 9:26 AM (#14793 - in reply to #10504)
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‘There is no death, is there?’

No, dear Paul; I do not believe there is!

'Although we are eternal beings who cannot die and even though in truth there is no death, to say: ‘Death is nothing!’ would belittle its significance. What we earthlings perceive as death, when someone departs from this plane, is but a change and a transformation into a different state of life, which every soul has to undergo at the end of each lifetime. I believe that eventually everybody will reach the level of awareness where they can accept that this is so; we shall thus save ourselves a great deal of pain and suffering.'

From ‘Death where is Thy Sting?’

With love and light,
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Posted 5/9/2009 2:28 PM (#14794 - in reply to #14793)
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If I may add something, while illusion might be an overstatement when speaking of the world we do only know of the world through our senses, and the knowledge of our own minds we may be said to know more-so. If we accept this we can bring ourselves to an interesting knowledge that while the sensible world is impermanent to us because of the limited lifespan we have on earth, our minds may be said, because they are in themselves a world and a definitive reality to have all the permanence that we are given or allow it. It is easy to think that the world that is around us is less true than our interior dwelling simply the existence of illusion in our sensible world gives us the knowledge that our senses can fool us, where-as, the illusions of the mind all dissolve in the presence of truth. Thus in the presence of ultimate truth death melts away as a illusion of the sensible world, and our minds remain to experience other worlds and look back on this one.

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Posted 5/10/2009 9:02 AM (#14805 - in reply to #10504)
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Thank you, dear Cause; that's a good way of putting it!

With love - Aquarius

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Posted 5/11/2009 4:09 AM (#14810 - in reply to #14805)
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Yes it so is, isn't it ?

Thanks ...
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Posted 6/6/2009 4:56 PM (#15256 - in reply to #10504)
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Well folks.....it looks like Grasshopper ain't gonna snatch no more stones.....and Kiddo (not our Kiddo...but Beatrice) ain't gonna have to kill Bill.
As odd as the circumstances are, David Carradine is dead. How well I remember him!
How I wanted him to live to reach the age of his father...John....to see if he would remain the spitting image of him.
Paul, I know you will have the appropriate thing to say...I am just to tied up in Carradine and Kung Fu....I will never forget "The Centograph(sp)"...I am recalling this from memory...altered memory at that......"I will kill you in a thousand different ways".......and when all else fails, the warlord tries to strangle Caine. Caine uses a classic way of breaking the choke hold and taught most of America what Yin and Yang truly is.

David, may you walk across the rice paper and leave no prints.....
Your friend,
Marty and Luck, Popp  and Siss


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Posted 6/6/2009 7:49 PM (#15260 - in reply to #10504)
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He will be greatly missed............

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Posted 6/12/2009 6:32 PM (#15380 - in reply to #15260)
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Watching Kill Bill Volume 2 now as I write; and it reminds me how great Kung Fu was

Good flute playing too; and always barefoot
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Posted 6/12/2009 8:58 PM (#15383 - in reply to #15380)
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Inre KBVol2....Don't try the "exploding heart" at home....one might do some serious damage if one studied under Pei Mei, or if one knows what he/she is doing with regard to pressure points.

Peace Always,
Martin and Formal Cats, LucklyLee, LuckyPopp and SissyGirl
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Posted 6/13/2009 4:12 AM (#15395 - in reply to #15383)
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Ah then, but my heart exploded a long time ago
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Posted 6/16/2009 11:46 PM (#15491 - in reply to #15395)
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But you have to take 5 steps before you expire....no one ever defined what those steps might be like!

Peace,
Marty and Kit-Kat Bars
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Posted 6/17/2009 4:24 AM (#15499 - in reply to #15491)
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Now that's what I call a very good observation ... 5 steps, 5 rings (Book of), 9 lives .... who knows ?!
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MICHAEL SCHERER

Michael Scherer, 'Miuchu', to close friends, to his grandchildren, Grampa, or to his son-in-law (myself), a self adopted name, Scheija' : was a much loved father, grandfather, great grandfather, and father-in-law to his widely geographically dispersed, but emotionally close-knit, family.

Michael Scherer was born on 21st September, 1921, in the city of Cracow, Poland. At school, he was an assertive pupil, always one to defend the rights of others, not least on the occasion when he physically pursued around the school a notoriously anti-semitic teacher. Such a character trait was to see him excluded from every school within his educational district, which was to lead him to take up residence for a short time with his beloved grandfather.

Early life challenges were to be replaced when, on the eve of his 18th birthday, he was told by his parents to leave Cracow, immediately as the Germans had invaded Western Poland and were on a fast track to Cracow. He left that night, with only his close friend and cousin, Yulek Tigner. Taking only what they could carry, they fled and trekked to Lvov, in Eastern Poland. Michael was never to see his family again. They perished in the Holocaust, both his sister aged 3 years old and his father, being shot by the Nazis.

Those 18th birthday events of 1939, coming also as they did near to the time of Yom Kippur, always were to give that most sacred time even more emotionally perpetual significance for him.

Life in Lvov was hard, but they scratched a living living by their wits and having innumerable adventures, until the time when the Russians invaded from the East. Michael was arrested and taken by train to Siberia. Yulek's destiny lay elsewhere, so Michael was then alone. On arrival at the Tundra, being shown the snowy forest, the prisoners were told there is your camp. Where, they asked? You have to build it first, came the reply.

Somehow, Michael survived the Siberian camp until the collapse of the Hitler-Stalin pact, at which point, the Soviets joined the Allies. Michael's skills in languages, his tenacity, courage, strength and intelligence accorded him first a position assisting interrogations, then a wider military role. Before the end of the Second World War, he was able to return to Cracow, not only alive, but as an officer in its military administration.

One day Michael was asked by his senior officer to escort that officer's daughter across a dangerous route. Seeing each other, they knew each other as old, pre-war school friends: she, having somehow survived the war in Auschwitz. In subsequent years, she was never willing to talk about her experiences there: Michael would merely say that, although in the Siberian Gulag, he had a picnic compared to what his wife had suffered. They were to become married for 64 years, ending only in Michael's death on 12th September 2010 at 10 am. Enduring long and painful illnesses, his death was a beautiful and most wondrous moment, going to deep and quiet sleep, drifting into that Other Realm, as my wife - his daughter - and I were blessed to witness and be present for.

As his breathing and heart stilled, we read to him, Psalm 91. Later, these words emerged from me, dedicated to him .... shared now with our community here

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The snows of winter bid you farewell
survivor of Siberia and Holocaust Hell
your last exodus leaves an empty chair
on the council of the Just

Time took what Fate would not:
yet form must melt away
to release our soul,
reborn for Eternity

Generous of spirit to the end
your final invitation, permitting
our presence while Heaven
welcomes you in, as friend


NAMASTE x

Edited by Paul Joseph 1/16/2010 2:20 PM
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Posted 1/16/2010 2:53 PM (#18663 - in reply to #10504)
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my condolences, Paul. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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Paul Joseph
Posted 1/16/2010 2:54 PM (#18664 - in reply to #18662)
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Oh dear ... clearly a Freudian slip ... out of time to edit, I realized I meant, 12th January 2010, not September ..... and the prayers of Shiva not even yet completed .... please forgive me ...

thanks Kirsten ... funny, our posts crossed in the ethers

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Posted 1/16/2010 3:00 PM (#18665 - in reply to #18664)
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What a wonderful man he was and such a beautiful tribute to him. Peace be with him and the family.
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Posted 1/17/2010 7:15 AM (#18666 - in reply to #18665)
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Namaste indeed ....

Mazel Tov
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Posted 1/17/2010 8:16 PM (#18668 - in reply to #18664)
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Hah Makom yeh nachem etkhem batokh shar avelei Zion vivrushalayim.

(Forgive me, my Hebrew is twice as bad as my Yiddish)

I will do a mitvah as a memorial.

Peace and Love,
Marty
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Posted 1/21/2010 3:33 AM (#18675 - in reply to #18664)
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paul what a beutiful and fitting tribute to a great man,he sufferred much,and survived much,and in the process must have learned much.May he rest in peace and love,and may your loss be surrounded with love and light,a pink rose i send,too all of you,including if i may, Michael.
peace and love,irisx
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Posted 1/21/2010 4:52 AM (#18677 - in reply to #18675)
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Thanx all

'Wishing you a long life', is the Jewish blessing at a death .. though for Metaphysicians who live with the close prescience of the Other Realm, I did/do wonder about that blessing ....
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Posted 1/21/2010 12:41 PM (#18680 - in reply to #10504)
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Yay, though I walk through the valley... which may seem dark... there is a light at the end of the tunnel, in change and in now.

Know that it is your friends and family that hold the light. So you should have plenty of that...

I hope you can feel it as I am radiantly sharing my light with you! I am shining it bright for it heals with love.

Know, that all things have their time for change, and graduation of Earth is a prestigious honor.

Sorry it has taken me so long to respond... I just upgraded my PC from XP to 7.... and had to start over from scratch, reinstalling everything. Most my passwords I couldn't remember, so it took me a while to get back to my usual places. LOL Pretty bad when my life consists mostly around my PC. Guess it's good, because that is how I know all you fine folks.

Blessings, Always~

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