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Post by CarmelaBear » Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:06 am

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America celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday today.

Hope everyone is very well.

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Post by Clemsy » Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:05 pm

Likewise, Carmela!
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Post by CarmelaBear » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:08 pm

Hi, Clemsy! A sight for sore eyes.

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Post by CarmelaBear » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:57 am

Once in a while a door opens, and let's in the future. --- Graham Greene
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Post by Dionysus » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:27 am

The snow here in the Berkshires created the most beautiful Thanks-Be-Given ever in my 67 years. Aod when the sun came the day after - a waking dream.
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Post by CarmelaBear » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:47 am

Oh, Dio, what a lovely vision! Gods be praised.

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Post by Dionysus » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:00 pm

Thanks, Bear. Hope the holidays treat you well. -- d.
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Post by CarmelaBear » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:49 am

All's well, Dio, all's well....every day and all the time.

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Post by CarmelaBear » Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:55 am

It's bad manners to bring reality to the conversation. So, let's just do what polite people do, shall we? Let's metaphor and fiction and etiquette.

Everything, and I do mean, absolutely everything, is peachy.

Annie and Pollyanna would be proud.

:D [Grin with dimple and pig tails]. :D

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Post by Dionysus » Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:13 am

Love you in pigtails.
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Post by Clemsy » Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:53 am

Had the same kind of Christmasy Thanksgiving over here in Saratoga County, Dionysus! lol

I think it's time to resurrect the Christmas thread for those few of us remaining. I'm really hoping participation spikes after the new website launches. (Still in the works. Currently fundraising! I'll let you guys know what's up when I hear from Bodhi.)

Be well, you guys!
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Post by CarmelaBear » Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:28 pm

We're stragglers, Dio.

This is where I get to ramble on about love. I love Joseph Campbell. I have been known to live on a diet of his scholarly work for weeks on end. Not an expert, mind you, but an enthusiast. He's not a guru, but a guide; my favorite teacher.

This forum is a gateway to a dark forest, where the adventure of real life takes place. I get to visualize the past and future in the present tense, as if the sun will always come up tomorrow and no clouds or trees will ever hide it. (There are studies that show that the brain of one who truly enjoys lots of sunshine tends to become dull and slow. It's called a "sun stupor".)

Thoughts turn to happy Little Orphan Annie. She is bliss incarnate, the very soul of confident, cute and popular. Not at all like the Bear, who can be a rather scary predator. Fat, fussy and furry.

On most days, she is seen practicing her passion. She enjoys living her thoughts. She thinks about the institutions and policies that would correct important problems in her home state of New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. She envisions the best ways to end racial tensions in Ferguson and Manhattan. She thinks about the bottom to top approaches to international tensions. She is a dove-bear, who opposed the warrior adventures in the Middle East, and reads Chomsky and Chalmers and Khanna and Unger with interest.

She knows she is never alone. She loves being here, right here in the dark forest of the hero's adventure, where the sun cannot shine away her ability to think, and the brain is capable of working at a good clip.

The Bear is in a sealed and safe world, where the sun will not come up until tomorrow, (thank God). Be assured: it will never be tomorrow. Today, the adventure continues. While Clemsy works on the new platform, CarmelaBear is constructing a new personal website and living her passion. She lives on a faraway planet where the path to bliss is guaranteed for everyone, including those who do not share her love for humanity, the Earth, and the miracle of the individual human being.

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Post by Dionysus » Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:05 pm

Thank you, you amazing bear, you.

I must recommend a film to you. It was originally a play written by a dear friend of mine, Joan Ackermann. It is available and entitled, Off the Map. It takes place somewhere in the four corners - off the map. It is a beautiful film and truly does justice to the original script. Check it out. -- d.
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Post by CarmelaBear » Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:48 pm

Oh, I've seen Ackermann's movie. Yes, indeed. Ordered it online some years ago. Maybe it was a suggestion of yours, actually.

Wonderful film. Just enough reality to give the fiction substance.

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Post by Dionysus » Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:52 pm

Bear, When I was posting I was thinking I had recommended the film to you. I'm glad you saw it.
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