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Randall
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posted March 16, 2003 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did I say that Canto Two was my fave? I will have to eat those words. Canto Three is beyond description. But I will try to hit on a few points. First, I have to share a mini-miracle. Some will think I'm lying, so I hesitated even posting it, but I simply have to share! As I sat here and opened up my copy to page 109 to get the quote I want to end my Post with, I sat the book down and logged on my computer. As I looked down on the page, guess what I saw? One tiny black ant crawling on the page! WOW! I let it crawl on my finger and placed it in another part of the room, so it wouldn't get accidently squashed. What could this mean? It was so incredible to experience! I could be wrong, but I took it to mean that even though some of Gooberz is embellished or even fictional, Linda and the ants is true--sort of like a Sign from the Ant Oversoul that Linda was their friend. And this is the quote I wanted to end my Post with: For Yellow Wax..and the Ants
What is your favorite quote from Canto Three? Those simple words made me cry a river--so well-placed and so eloquently put. For those who have read it, you understand.

In Canto Three, we see more death, but we also see more happiness. Linda bares her Soul to us and allows us inside her personal thoughts and feelings. She shares her experience writing a poem for her church recital, and she also shares her very first poem with us. Linda tells of her puppy Love experiences also. And who could ever forget the ants? Ahhhhhh, the ants...

Canto Three reMINDs me of the movie Ransom with Mel Gibson (and others like it). A truly great film for those watching it for the first time, but a better film for those watching it a second or third time. What do I mean by that? Well, the character development was terrific. It all starts with a seemingly innocent day at an amusement park. But after watching the film the first time, upon the second viewing, we can see that the opening scene is not innocent at all. All of the kidnappers are clearly there at the amusement park. Gooberz is like that (especially Canto Three). After reading Gooberz once and kNOWing the ending, we can see these intricate relationships as they develop more clearly upon the second reading and understand at a deeper level. I'm mainly talking about the Forgotten Melody Linda refers to and both Jerry and Charles. And when I saw what Linda did with her secret stash of ant money hidden by Dado who rhymes with OH, I realized that Linda truly gave us all a special gift with her words that stays with her readers forever.

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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 07:08 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a special story about ants. I'm not lying when I say this but ever since I was real little girl, I always adored those cute little black ants.
I won't lie, yes I have sinned, and stepped on them to see how fast they would run and dropped them in water to see if they would swim.
But this quickly changed (before I even read Linda) when I realized that they were so innocent and harmless and perhaps God's most meek little creature just like Pisces. Now, all I do is leave those poor little things alone, and never even notice when they're all gathered on my choclate-chip cookie crums.
A few weeks ago, I had to do a film project for my TV Production class, I'm stuck with two Capricorn boys. One is striving to be a law enforcement officer and perhaps the most intelligent, dorkiest, ambitious, and a bit romantic kind've guy. Very nice person! The other, well...unfortunatly owns all of the negative Capricorn traits and gives of the most depressing, miserable, mean, and
sadisic vibe you could ever feel rolled into one. I'm not lying, becuase he used to be my close friend until I realized he had very negative and an ego-superior personality with a touch of racism. But when I met him, he wasn't like that and showed me a very wise side and now he seems fallen.
Now on that day, I wasn't sure about how to feel. I still wanted to be his friend and put everything he said to me in the past. I still wanted to believe that he was a good person like the one I knew in the beginning.

During our little filming, I was outside in the cold where he forced to me to do a news report that I couldn't have a say in becuase he was the boss. After it was done I came back inside and saw my other partner stepping on a pile of ants that were eating some crummies. I quickly told him, "NO, DON'T KILL THEM, STOP," and he stopped because he knew my words were true. Then all of sudden, my pessimist partner, who heard my words loud and clear came on the scene to insult me and fanatically step on all the ants until they were all dead. He then joked with my other partner and said , "Hey, it's guy thing."
I stood their in silence and in my heart I knew that he was no longer a good person and has lost his way with anger and bitterness. I realized that he was no longer my friend and I was being back-stabbed even in front of my eyes. I was also not alone and my more kinder partner also disliked him intensly and made me realize that he was a sadist and us two should get away from him as soon as possible. (We are and where forming a two-man alliance with the rest of the projects we can salvage from being controlled by a tryant partner ruining all the fun.)
You must understand, I was friends with him, and now he has seriously hurt my feelings and has wounded me by making me doubt my own sanity. (I'm talking about his remarks.) In the end, right now, I still want to forgive him and tell him I still want to be his friend, but I'm afraid that he'll never apologize or even mean it. This is not my fault.

The poor ants sacrificed their life to tell me how bad this guy truly was...how will I ever repay them?

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posted March 18, 2003 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted March 19, 2003 07:02 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If your house has an infestation of ants-just ask them to leave-just communicate with them give them a some time to move home and let them know a date you want them to leave by,it works.
Once or twice if I've been visiting someone or I witness the fact that they're soon going to be getting out some nasty chemicals I've even tried to give the insects an alert warning to let them know they havent got long and they should get out.I've even taken it further to other small animals such as rats and mice if someones planning to get rid of them in an unkind way.

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posted March 19, 2003 02:47 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow Mazz,

What a coincidence, my mom and dad were talking about getting rid of ants in the house this morning with poison. I hope it's not to late for me to warn them.

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posted March 19, 2003 02:55 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe you could persuade them to try it.I know someone else who puts some food somewhere else for them as well as requesting that they leave,I'm sure any little things like that can help.

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posted March 25, 2003 12:49 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That sounds like a great idea, Mazz. I read that once in a Betty Shine book. 'Mind to Mind' I think it was.

One of the things I have to look at as a Food Safety Auditor is that companies have rat traps, bait stations and glue boards placed at regular intervals round the premises. If they don't, I have to consider that an automatic failure of the system. It causes me a fair bit of conflict as you can imagine.
How I wish I could tell them this and not have them look at me like I'm stark-raving insane.

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posted March 27, 2003 07:29 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes it's difficult isnt it.
I am radically into animal rights and it's clashed with my job in the past

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posted March 28, 2003 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted July 21, 2003 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm still behind, but I think everyone is on Canto Three.

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posted August 22, 2003 11:06 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay...finished Canto Three the other night. Yes the quote, "For Yellow Wax and the Ants"...made me CRY. Actually, the entire last section made me cry. Linda's description of those very early memories while hearing Dado's favorite hymn (a favorite of mine too)..."See Yellow Wax? See the pretty tree?"...oh!

A parallel for me: I know someone who once told me that when he was a kid, he would douse ants with gasoline AND set fire to them. I was so horrified I seriously questioned this person's character. And he thought it was funny. This was years before I ever read Gooberz.

Linda's Dado was like a guardian angel for her...keeping an eye on her from a distance, quietly helping her. The bond she had with him was very special; she brought out of him, a part of his nature that others seemed to miss...yet SHE KNEW it was there. I can't help wondering what kind of Astrological connections they shared...?

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posted August 22, 2003 01:31 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I finished canto 3 at 1 this morning, it was really good. Ok, i have to add this-

Does anybody think its strange that ALL THESE PEOPLE IN LINDA'S LIFE ARE DEAD??
lets count: Nanoo, Peggy, Dadoo, Jerry, and Dado. thats FIVE PEOPLE! plus one animal, i forgot about Pat, the calico cat. and she's only.. what? 13? and 2 of those people are her friends! if Gooberz is really true, if its really about Linda's childhood, then do you think there was some heavy karma in Linda's life, considering all those deaths?

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posted August 22, 2003 11:06 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi FiReY

I don't know Linda's chart so it's hard to say; I can only comment on my own. By the time I was 11 years old, I'd lost 4 people, and one of them was a friend. More recently...in 1999, 3 people died within a span of 7 months...my Mother and 2 friends. I've got a T-square between Venus, Pluto and Saturn, with Saturn and the Moon in both Scorpio and the 8th house. Saturn's transit through Taurus during 1999 "set off" the T-square and brought all kinds of pain and loss.

Maybe Linda had some afflictions in her natal chart with Saturn and/or Pluto, which were also set off during a Saturn or Pluto transit. Just a thought, but yes...karma.

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posted August 22, 2003 11:13 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
oh, twin lady, I'm so sorry! wish you the best of luck for the rest of your life!
however, hopefully linda just made up those parts about the people dying .

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posted August 22, 2003 11:52 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello, I reallize that there's only room for one Randall, but a 2nd has come...

My name is Randall,
I'm a photographer of the spirits, I love to capture people emotions on film. I am an artist with a starving soul. Also I am a Pisces, with a virgo Rising and a Aries moon
(a very conflicted comination if you ask me) But it has left me strong willed.
I am compassionit, and loving. I am also glad to know that there is a site devoted
to Linda Goodman. Her books have inspired me in a spirituyaly way. So i am glad to be
here. I am always ready to talk if you are in need. Because I'm sometimes in need my self.
I am a very emotional being, I am governed by them infact. (rare these days I think)

Anyway reply if you will

Randall III (i'm a third Generation Randall, so as not to get us confused)

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FiReY leo 1
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posted August 23, 2003 12:19 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome Randall III!

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Twin Lady
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posted August 23, 2003 12:29 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for your kind words FiReY.

I've come to accept that in this life, I am on what Linda describes as the Thunderbolt Path of Accelerated Karma. You'll read about it further into Gooberz.

And Randall lll, welcome!
I have a Pisces Ascendant.

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posted August 23, 2003 04:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome!

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posted September 07, 2003 04:22 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I finished Canto Three last night at the laundromat.

Dado, who rhymes with Oh! passes away

The best part for me was when she re-Membered at his funeral, the day he brought home a Christmas tree. She was only 8 months old at the time. The baby-goo-goo talk was adorable The wonderful smells were described vividly.

The other part I liked was how she gave away Dado's $20 gift to her to the poor children who used to call him crazy

*sighs*

The most touching thing though, was when I was waiting for a dryer to finish, and flipped to the last few pages:

"for all the lonely ones who have read this book

I wish the miracle

of love

Linda Goodman"

That's when I knew she had to be around for me to see that. I was so touched deep inside, and said quietly, "You are such a sweet woman."

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posted September 08, 2003 01:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted July 17, 2004 05:56 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry to bring up this link but I just got Gooberz the other day.
Anyway I am busy reading Canto 3,i am at HE GAVE ME A ROSE.
I love the part where Linda tells the part about camping outside in the woods and how it must feel like been a wild animal trapped in headlights,bright lights.
So very enlightening,if you know what I mean.

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posted July 17, 2004 08:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bring up as many Canto strings as you want. That's why we are here--to discuss and share.

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posted November 21, 2005 11:28 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1 2 3
A B C

baby you and me

10 flames in a row

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posted November 22, 2005 12:11 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hmm, this one isn't flaming,
that 9 to 0 Pluto, trickery
it's a mystery

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posted March 04, 2006 12:27 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After reading about the ants, my toddler found a baby ant while playing with another, they came running to tell me of their new found treasure!

'Oh, no...what did you do with it'? I could hardly contain myself!

Oh don't worry, we took care of it of course, we moved him out of the way so no one would step on him!

Oh god, my heart burst with a little miracle, but of course expect them! grins!

On to Canto Four, may add more later.

My favourite quote: 'when he stopped in front of me, and smiled that's all...just smiled then bowed low, and handed me a single red rose'

Then I turned back to that picture at the beginning of the book...god that's so beautiful! two hands with a rose, he offers and she accepts :*) it reminds me of the hands that were painted by Leondardo, cept there's no rose in that depiction, I love that picture and now this one too!

xoShiya

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