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Randall
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posted March 16, 2003 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"silly calendar numbers can't interfere
with the destiny of the heart" Page 129

In Canto Four, we see Linda learn more in her progression of religious exploration, as she makes friends with Judith (a Jew) and tries to convert. Not as much sadness in this Canto, although it is a bit heavy on the Heart to see Linda's Love for Bob not to be returned. There is much Linda learns about Judaism that she shares with us (and that she remained adoring of even in her later years). In Canto Four, we even learn of Jesus' earlier incarnation as Abraham! Wow! And the vivid imagery of Aunt Sallie's house and its trappings she creates for us gives Linda a chance to show how expert she is at writing and conveying real sights, sounds, scents, and textures within her readers' imaginations. A born romantic, Linda Loves so deeply and dreams so extravagantly, even with puppy Love, yet she hides her feelings so well. So sentimental and so feeling, little did Linda realize how truly beautiful she was, even with her straight mousey hair and freckled skin. Her quiet insecurities and deep feelings of unworthiness ring home ever so true for each of us as we think about those times in our own Lives. Thanks, Linda, for bearing your Soul to all of us. Somehow, we all feel closer to you for that. While parts of this Canto made me laugh out loud (like her suspicions over that sneaky Holy Spirit ), there is a sadness in that her Nana had no idea of her true feelings for Bob.

"what are these ? oh, I see, ticket stubs
from the golf course the other night
just drop them in the wastebasket over there" Page 133

*sob*

In Canto Five, Linda delves into the mysteries of the Christian Scientists. I can hardly wait!

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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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posted March 18, 2003 01:06 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Oh, I see, ticket stubs....Just drop them in the wastebacket over there."

Ohhhhhhhhh that kills me every time!! Reminds me of my first heart-breaking crush on an older guy. (first and not last )

Poor Linda!!

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posted July 25, 2003 04:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone here yet?

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Hi, finished Canto Four last night. I really don't have much to add, as Randall covered it so nicely...except to say that I agree. And yes, Linda has such an amazing ability to describe places, houses, people, etc., that it takes very little effort for the reader to feel it all!

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I finished Canto Four a few minutes ago and no offense to anybody, but i didnt really like it. it wasnt as interesting to me as the other ones... somehow when linda starts talking about religion and such i just tune out and get bored. does anyone else feel the same way?

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posted August 25, 2003 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You should try to pay attention. Linda doesn't waste words. It's all important to how the future story unfolds. Also, take notice of the recurring theme of the single rose as it appears throughout.

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posted August 26, 2003 02:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
But I agree with you. Normally, religious talk tunes me out, too.

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posted August 26, 2003 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Bob.. I love you and I don`t care how old you are. I~ll love you til I die however old you are... even yes! even if you`re thirty.
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posted August 26, 2003 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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I liked how she wrote the letter to Judith,

Dear Judy - I mean Judith, (LOL)

'Scout's Honor' LOL, I saw her devotion here.

'I hope you'll invite me when your mother and dad give you your circumcision party'

LOL, I thought Judy was a girl, yes I know they have batmizvah's, just a tongue in cheek ....did you catch that?

I didn't mind at all the 'religious' stuff, you see how they 'transform' and the ceremonies she does, even her own enactment of being a bride to Jesus with that veil and ring she made herself, found it very symbolic as she learned truths from different paths and applied them in her unique way.

xoShiya

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posted November 07, 2011 11:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Emeraldopal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
page 120

..I felt as though all theories
led straight through the Looking Glass
to Wonderland and the Mad Hatter..

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Did you know those Top Hats
were made of Mercury, and it
made them go MAD!?

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posted November 08, 2011 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted November 17, 2011 09:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wish Linda were around to comment on some of the stuff we wonder about. She missed the whole inetrnet revolution. *sigh*

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posted November 18, 2011 06:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mysticknowflake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know, I wish she was here also. She was born too early or we were born too late.

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posted November 19, 2011 10:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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"The stars which shone over Babylon and the stable in Bethlehem still shine as brightly over the Empire State Building and your front yard today. They perform their cycles with the same mathematical precision, and they will continue to affect each thing on earth, including man, as long as the earth exists." Linda Goodman

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posted April 04, 2017 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bump!

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posted April 05, 2017 05:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
^ Love that quote from Linda.

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posted April 11, 2017 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ayelet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I haven't finished canto four, but read about Judith. Linda is touching the issue of people thinking they hold the key to the one and only truth, while all the others are mistaken. I can see Linda changed her mind as to which religious group she wanted to belong, as she grew up and learned, and also was quite impressionable. But even as she wishes to join Judaism, she keeps being faithful to Jesus as her example. Judith, on the other hand, is very much identified with her group, and does not accept any other belief, nor does she open to new members in her "cult". Perhaps it is harder to become a jew than to convert to any other faith, but it is being done, though it was not that common, as Linda herself admits, when she was a child.
I wish there would come a time when all true spiritual teachers, of whatever religion, will be equally acknowledged.

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posted April 12, 2017 07:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well-said. If only the world could learn that.

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posted April 15, 2017 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Linda did feel slighted that it wasn't easy to become a Jew.

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posted April 16, 2017 09:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Waiting to see what E has to say.

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posted April 16, 2017 06:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SirenSong     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm waiting to see what E says too.

If only she would put up her words with friends, her haunted house book and the Satriani bio, maybe we would find out.

Bad, bad addicted to scrabble E!

Oh, and Edna Ferber.

Did you know that they used mercury for rabbits hats in the old days?

Funny how these things pop up.

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Perhaps all these losses were prerequisite to the final culmination of the true love to come, all petals of the thirteen parts that comprised into the transformation that became fourteen as it turned phoenix-like in a more universal direction.

(What came first, the Eagle or the egg.)

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posted April 16, 2017 07:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SirenSong     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's why Star Signs had to come first.

Like in this Satch book, he was teaching. That's more of significance than something personal and when he had to make a choice, he put aside his fears to do what was right and give his all to his student.

It's sort of like a St George and the dragon thing, or Michael, as you will. We all have to trample on that snake of desire once or twice to achieve something higher.

Now that's something you have to respect.

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posted April 16, 2017 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SirenSong     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
P. S. It came in an Alice in Wonderland bag

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