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dafremen
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posted August 07, 2003 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dafremen     Edit/Delete Message
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R. Dafremen

A chance to feel the breeze on my face, see the waves hit the shore. A chance to sneak with my friend into his dad's playboy collection and taste with my 12 year old eyes, the forbidden fruit of the tripanel foldout. To sit in the rain, listening to the pitapat of fat warm raindrops on the sidewalk around me. The smell of her hair and the glint in her eyes, if only for a fleeting moment, for one fleeting lifetime. The look of disappointment on my son's face, followed by profound joy having been tricked by his rascally ol' pa. The warmth of the sun on my face in the morning, of her arm around my waist at night. The feel of her skin under my hand and the cold sheets on my feet. The sounds of crickets chirping at night, a cool drink of night air. Crisp, clean, exhilarating as it melts in my mouth.

These and all of the many things that I cannot show my neighbors, can't buy with my fat paycheck, can't drive to work, can't experience in the theatres in Amazing Dolby THX Sound. These are the building blocks of gratitude, the source of this inexhaustible sense of wonder that has left me dumbstruck and humbled. These are the little comforts, the irreplaceable luxuries in which necessity finds its reason for being. These are the stepping stones to look for, these are the reasons for existing.

Everything else...is just gravy.

Linda Goodman Fans Unite!

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juniperb
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posted August 07, 2003 11:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message
It is a rare joy to count ones blessings.

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dafremen
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posted August 07, 2003 10:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dafremen     Edit/Delete Message
I miss your voices.
I'm not ashamed to say
I miss the faces, the smileys and angels
You used to send my way
I miss your comments taj
And yours Randall, too
I miss you all so much
Just had the urge to tell you

Though we're strangers
You all mean so much
Though we don't know that much about each other
It doesn't take a bunch
To make a big impact
To make a difference too
You make a difference for me
Just had the urge to tell you

I'm here for you and if I don't answer and reply (which I should probably more) it's because that stunning stellium in Virgo I have tends toward critique and I don't want to hurt you with my analytics. Just so you know though, you folx are my fire that I take with me wherever I go on other sites or in real life, it is the comments that I receive here that mean the most to me, because you folks are the open hearted. You folks are Linda's children and that makes us family.

Love,
Daf

P.S. And THAT's another blessing counted.

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juniperb
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posted August 08, 2003 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message

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silverbells
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posted August 08, 2003 10:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for silverbells     Edit/Delete Message
Did you know that I print out your poems and keep them so that I can take them out and read them sometimes?

I hope you don't mind.

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Randall
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posted August 09, 2003 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message
It's all gravy, baby!

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"Never mentally imagine for another that which you would not want to experience for yourself, since the mental image you send out inevitably comes back to you." Rebecca Clark

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dafremen
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posted August 09, 2003 03:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dafremen     Edit/Delete Message
I'm so glad to see you all decided to come out of hiding.

Silverbells - I will make sure to put a copy of my first book aside dedicated to you.

Randall -

P.S. I'm still a little shaken up about that dream I had last night, so I'm being sort of brief.

P.P.S. 100 knowpoints to the first one that successfully works the Non-Sequitor Sherbet story up a beanstalk or into a genie's bottle in the most natural way. Number of winners will be determined by taking the number of entries, adding 12, dividing by one and subtracting the square root of 144.

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silverbells
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posted August 09, 2003 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for silverbells     Edit/Delete Message
dafremen and Randall- Right On
Thanks dafremen!

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anafaery
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posted August 09, 2003 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for anafaery     Edit/Delete Message
that was beautiful daf. i had a smile on my face, as its been a trying day and i really needed to be reminded of the gravy.

~verklemptafaery

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where i end and you begin there's a gap in between there's a gap where we meet where i end and you begin
and i'm sorry for us the dinosaurs roam the earth the sky turns green where i end and you begin

i am up in the clouds i am up in the clouds and i can't and i can't come down

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Randall
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posted August 12, 2003 12:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message

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"Never mentally imagine for another that which you would not want to experience for yourself, since the mental image you send out inevitably comes back to you." Rebecca Clark

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anafaery
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posted August 13, 2003 02:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for anafaery     Edit/Delete Message
randall

daf, id participate in the non-sequitur sherbet thread, but like... i cant force my solecisms, they have to sprout like weeds. i cant seem to grow them when they are actually useful

i cant even break into the other thread in ffa, the add a line? or add a word? its a block -_-

~accidentallycreativefaery

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where i end and you begin there's a gap in between there's a gap where we meet where i end and you begin
and i'm sorry for us the dinosaurs roam the earth the sky turns green where i end and you begin

i am up in the clouds i am up in the clouds and i can't and i can't come down

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LoonyFish
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posted August 13, 2003 02:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LoonyFish     Edit/Delete Message
AWWWWW daf!! That's beautiful!!

How did I miss this?


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"If immortality be untrue, it matters little whether anything else be true or not." - Buckle

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TINK
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posted August 14, 2003 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TINK     Edit/Delete Message
quick note from another secret admirer

Like Silverbells, I too have made a few copies of your lovely poems. My favorite is "A Smile to Sustain Me". I have printed it, folded it gently, and tucked it into my well-loved, well-worn, dog-eared copy of "Immortal Poems of the English Language". Which is, I think, right where it belongs.

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