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Title: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on August 03, 2006, 01:17:02 am
In the thread titled "The Brokeback Cult" I am going to be posting, in some sort of semi-organized manner, some of the wisdom and humor found in our original thread started March 1, 2006, at the IMDb message board for Brokeback Mountain.

Fellow Brokies, please feel free to use this thread to comment on that material, and if you feel moved to add to the sacred texts, in the blessed words of Ma Twist, "You are welcome...if you want."  8)

YEEHAW


Find original Cult material here (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,3653.msg69108.html#msg69108).
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: welliwont on August 04, 2006, 02:59:03 am

Dear High Priestess Meryl,

I already just sent you a PM about this, and you must a got those messages I left at your place...

Now I finally know where the High Priestess sprang from....  and to think that this prophet was relegated to third string status on the Performance Thread!!   I am so ashamed!   :'(

OK, now seriously, I love the companion thread to this one, Brokeback Mountain Cult.  ;D  May I always be worthy of bieng in its presence.  Jack bless you for bringing this Sacred Thread from TOB back to life again!!

Brokies at BetterMost will bless you for having shared this with them.  Thank you High Priestess!

Jane


Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on August 04, 2006, 12:07:43 pm
Thanks for the feedback, Jane, and welcome to the Cult!  :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on August 05, 2006, 12:52:22 am
Here's a new text I wrote that appears on Page 10 of the Performance Thread:

A BROKEBACK BLESSING

For the Light of Heath
For the Grace of Jake
For the Silence of Ang

We thank you, Lord

For the Soul of Ennis
For the Spirit of Jack
For the Vision of Annie

We thank you, Lord

For in the Light of Heath there is knowledge of Self
In the Grace of Jake there is Joy
Let the Silence of Ang be a sounding bell to
Destroy
Employ
Enjoy...

For the Strength of the Earth
For the Breath of the Wind
For the Spark of the Fire

We thank you, Lord

For the Light of Heath
For the Grace of Jake
For the Silence of Ang

We thank you, thank you, Lord

YEEHAW
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on August 05, 2006, 12:58:24 am
This prayer appeared in the Dress Rehearsal thread that preceded the Performance Thread:

The Brokie’s Prayer

Our Boys, who met on Brokeback, honored be your names. 
Your story done, your souls be one in heaven, as they were on Brokeback. 
Grant us this day our friendly posts, 
And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespassed against you. 
And lead us not into vexation, but deliver us from hatred.
For yours was the struggle, and the union, and the triumph, forever and ever. 

Yeehaw
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on August 05, 2006, 01:04:56 am
One more contribution from the Performance Thread:

Chant

East is the Wind, is the gold sun rising; eagle flying free sees the open door

South is the Fire, is the red noon blazing; wolf upon the ledge feels what came before

West is the Water, is the blue dusk falling; brown bear in his cave looks to what will be

North is the Earth, is the black night cloaking; elk in forest deep knows the mystery


Brokeback is the Wind, is the Fire glowing,  Brokeback is the Water, is the Earth made strong

Hearts that are joined upon the Sacred Mountain must forever dance to its ancient song.

Yeehaw
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Brown Eyes on August 05, 2006, 01:18:03 am
Yeehaw indeed.  Very excellent idea meryl !!  As an aside, it looks like the old cult thread from imdb has found its way into the archives.  http://www.geocities.com/bbmarchive/ (http://www.geocities.com/bbmarchive/)

You have to scroll down to the Boards Addiction section of the menu.  But, there it is! 

By the way...
The archive is looking mighty fine these days.
 8)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Luvlylittlewing on August 05, 2006, 01:25:12 am
One more contribution from the Performance Thread:

Chant

East is the Wind, is the gold sun rising; eagle flying free sees the open door

South is the Fire, is the red noon blazing; wolf upon the ledge feels what came before

West is the Water, is the blue dusk falling; brown bear in his cave looks to what will be

North is the Earth, is the black night cloaking; elk in forest deep knows the mystery


Brokeback is the Wind, is the Fire glowing,  Brokeback is the Water, is the Earth made strong

Hearts that are joined upon the Sacred Mountain must forever dance to its ancient song.

Yeehaw

This is one of the most beautiful things I've ever read!   :) May I join?
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on August 05, 2006, 09:19:47 am
This is one of the most beautiful things I've ever read!   :) May I join?

Sister, you are welcome!  :-*  (Thanks for the nice comment, too)

Thanks, Amanda.  I've got the link in the first post of the Cult thread, too.  But as you can see from the archived thread, it's pretty confusing to read, thus my attempts at organizing and editing.  :P
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on August 05, 2006, 09:59:57 am
Your story done, your souls be one in heaven, as they were on Brokeback. 

OK, this line makes me want to cry. But in a good way. I guess. ...  :'(
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on August 22, 2006, 12:52:59 pm
Today, August 22, 2006, is our Goddess's 71st Birthday!   :)

The High Priestess recommends that all observant Brokies find a moment today to pay homage to Annie the Author Almighty by facing West while embracing two shirts and breathing a solemn YEEHAW.


 :-*  :-* HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNIE PROULX!!  :-*  :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: alec716 on August 22, 2006, 01:02:01 pm
You give me goosebumps, Meryl!  This is great stuff.  Thanks!

And... HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Our Beloved Annie!  :)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Ellemeno on October 06, 2006, 11:23:22 pm
A little Yee Haw bump!  :)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on October 13, 2006, 11:20:16 pm
In honor of the High Holy Day of October 13
celebrating the publication of Brokeback Mountain in
The New Yorker
as well as the occasion of my 1,000th post


A SOLEMN

YEEHAW

Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on October 23, 2006, 12:47:16 pm
On the occasion of the 52nd Birthday of

ANG the DIRECTOR ALMIGHTY


A MOST SOLEMN

YEEHAW



The Faithful are hereby charged to observe this High Holy Day by facing West and intoning

S'alright, s'alright, s'alright

followed by the ritual

Tuck of the Shirt
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Penthesilea on November 24, 2006, 04:30:11 pm
Meryl, thanks so much for bumping the Brokeback Cult thread by adding the Book of Pierre.

I started to read it back when it was created here on BM, but didn't like it much. Yes, every cult needs it's sceptics and blasphemers and this was me.
But today I reread it and now I'm a converted believer  ;D

I will never again be able to see someone making the sign of the cross without automatically tucking in my shirt. Luckily I'm not a catholic  ;).

Yee-Haw!
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on November 24, 2006, 04:40:20 pm
Meryl, thanks so much for bumping the Brokeback Cult thread by adding the Book of Pierre.  I started to read it back when it was created here on BM, but didn't like it much. Yes, every cult needs it's sceptics and blasphemers and this was me.
But today I reread it and now I'm a converted believer  ;D
I will never again be able to see someone making the sign of the cross without automatically tucking in my shirt. Luckily I'm not a catholic  ;).

Yee-Haw!

Praise be, Sister Chrissi!  The Cult welcomes you into its bosom (and thanks you for the bump)!  ;D

A solemn YEEHAW from the High Priestess be on your head.  :)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on December 09, 2006, 03:32:09 am
DECEMBER 9, 2006

On the occasion of the First Anniversary of
The United States Release of


BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

A MOST SOLEMN
YEEHAW

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/embrace2.jpg)


Deepest thanks to Annie and to Ang


    A word is dead
    When it is said,
    Some say.
    I say it just
    Begins to live
    That day.

Emily Dickinson


Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Ellemeno on December 09, 2006, 08:02:19 am
Beautiful and YEEHAW.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Kelda on December 09, 2006, 02:33:38 pm
LOVERLY picture!!
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: David In Indy on December 09, 2006, 09:39:19 pm
[
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/embrace2.jpg)



Oh God Meryl, I just LOVE this picture. This is from one of my most favorite scenes in the movie, when Ennis hugged Jack from behind.

Where did you find this picture? Thanks for posting it! I loved the message too!  :D
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on December 09, 2006, 11:34:20 pm
Oh God Meryl, I just LOVE this picture. This is from one of my most favorite scenes in the movie, when Ennis hugged Jack from behind.

Where did you find this picture? Thanks for posting it! I loved the message too!  :D

Thanks, David!  I found it on a Czech website (http://www.eusebius.cz/photos.php?fid=220&cid=1).  There are lots of nice hi-res pictures there, some of which don't look like they're from the finished film.  8)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on December 19, 2006, 02:13:35 pm
A Most Auspicious and Felicitous

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

to

Jake Gyllenhaal


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/Jacksmile.jpg)

December 19, 2006


YEEHAW
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Kerry on January 25, 2007, 10:20:35 pm
I've noticed that a Brokeback Prayer (based on the Lord's Prayer) has already been posted here. However, before I even knew that the official Cult existed, I wrote my own Brokeback Prayer. Is there room for both? I hope there may be! Perhaps mine could be for those adherents of the Southern Rite of the Cult (i.e., south of the Equator - the Australian Annex). The rubrical instructions attached to the recitation of the prayer are, appropriately, in red:

Rubric: Commence with ritual shirt tuck and muttered mantra “salright, salright, salright”

The Brokeback Prayer

Our Brokeback
Which art in Wyoming
Hallowed be thine Icy Peaks
Thy Snow-Melt come
Thy will be done on Grand Teton
As it was in the Big Horn Mountains
Give us this day our daily Beans
And lead us not into the Grieving Plain
But deliver us from Childress and Riverton
For thine is the Love between Cowboys
The Love between sweet Jack and Ennis
For ever and ever
Yee-Haw

Rubric: Finish with ritual shirt tuck and muttered mantra “salright, salright, salright”
 
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on January 25, 2007, 10:35:25 pm
AH hell, and jus' this evening I was writing me lyrics for the "Jack and Ennis had a Little Lamb" for the guitar, and her you are!

This is absolutly the proper direction I am see this going.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on January 25, 2007, 10:36:05 pm
Oh I love that, Kerry!  It honors The Mountain and not just Our Boys.  It's a lovely alternate prayer, very much in the spirit of the Brokeback Cult.

It makes me happy to see a new addition to the Cult after many months of inactivity.  Thanks so much!  :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Kerry on January 25, 2007, 10:57:02 pm
Oh I love that, Kerry!  It honors The Mountain and not just Our Boys.  It's a lovely alternate prayer, very much in the spirit of the Brokeback Cult.

It makes me happy to see a new addition to the Cult after many months of inactivity.  Thanks so much!  :-*

Hi Meryl - I'm glad you liked my Brokeback Prayer. I have only just discovered the Chez Tremblay area of BetterMost and in so doing, came across the Cult. I can very much relate to the rituals described herein. Someone posted a message advising that s/he remembered Jack & Ennis in prayer each day at sunset. I have a similar ritual. Each day at dusk, as the sun is setting in the west, I pour myself a glass of red wine and toast Jack & Ennis with it. I have a photo of them in the dozy embrace in my living room, and I raise my glass to them before taking a sip. No matter how tough a day I've had at work, I always feel better after performing this little ritual.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on January 25, 2007, 11:13:05 pm
Each day at dusk, as the sun is setting in the west, I pour myself a glass of red wine and toast Jack & Ennis with it. I have a photo of them in the dozy embrace in my living room, and I raise my glass to them before taking a sip. No matter how tough a day I've had at work, I always feel better after performing this little ritual.

I love rituals.  I guess that's why I started the Cult in the first place.  I observe rituals intermittently, but my only real daily ritual is to come to BetterMost without fail.  It's lovely that you have a very personal ritual that you perform every day.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: welliwont on January 26, 2007, 12:57:43 am

The rubrical instructs attached to the recitation of the prayer are, approriately, in red:

Rubric: Commence with ritual shirt tuck and muttered mantra “salright, salright, salright”

The Brokeback Prayer

Our Brokeback
Which art in Wyoming
Hallowed be thine Icy Peaks
Thy Snow-Melt come
Thy will be done on Grand Teton
As it was in the Big Horn Mountains
Give us this day our daily Beans
And lead us not into the Grieving Plain
But deliver us from Childress and Riverton
For thine is the Love between Cowboys
The Love between sweet Jack and Ennis
For ever and ever
Yee-Haw

Rubric: Finish with ritual shirt tuck and muttered mantra “salright, salright, salright”
 

Way to go Kerry!!!   I am a big fan of Meryl and her Brokeback Cult, and I am very glad to see another prayer for Our Boys.  I am glad you found this thread fer sure!  Thanks for posting your prayer Kerry.   :-*

I don't post much anymore, but I do get around, maybe we will meet someday in the new Chat Room, or even better - at the Performance Thread!  As a matter of fact, all of Meryl's blessings have found a spot in the PT early on, so if another spot opens up and invites another prayer will you come over and post it some day?  I can let you know when the right time comes....

Jane
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: welliwont on January 26, 2007, 01:57:47 am

Oh I love that, Kerry!  It honors The Mountain and not just Our Boys.  It's a lovely alternate prayer, very much in the spirit of the Brokeback Cult.

It makes me happy to see a new addition to the Cult after many months of inactivity.  Thanks so much!  :-*

Hey High Priestess,   :D

question:  shouldn't Kerry be posting his Brokeback Prayer over on the actual Brokeback Cult thread?

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,3653.0/all.html (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,3653.0/all.html)

Isn't this here thread just for the comments???  I'm just sayin'......

J
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on January 26, 2007, 02:42:08 am
Hey High Priestess,   :D

question:  shouldn't Kerry be posting his Brokeback Prayer over on the actual Brokeback Cult thread?

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,3653.0/all.html (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,3653.0/all.html)

Isn't this here thread just for the comments???  I'm just sayin'......

J

No, Jane, this is the place for any new stuff, including comments.  I decided to limit the the Cult thread to material originally posted over at imdb.  As I (slowly) add on to it, the absence of new comments helps keep it more readable.  :)

So any new items of a devotional nature can go right here.   Thanks for askin'. 8)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: welliwont on January 26, 2007, 02:45:33 am

Well alrighty then!   ;)

Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Kerry on January 26, 2007, 03:04:20 am
Way to go Kerry!!!   I am a big fan of Meryl and her Brokeback Cult, and I am very glad to see another prayer for Our Boys.  I am glad you found this thread fer sure!  Thanks for posting your prayer Kerry.   :-*

I don't post much anymore, but I do get around, maybe we will meet someday in the new Chat Room, or even better - at the Performance Thread!  As a matter of fact, all of Meryl's blessings have found a spot in the PT early on, so if another spot opens up and invites another prayer will you come over and post it some day?  I can let you know when the right time comes....
Jane


I would be very honoured to do that, Jane. I'll do so as soon as I get the go-ahead from you.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Kerry on January 26, 2007, 03:23:43 am
I posted my Lord's Brokeback Prayer over at David925's blog. In response, David wrote this Hail Mary Jack & Ennis:

Hail Ennis and Jack, full of cuteness
Brokeback Mountain is with you.
Blessed are you both among all cowboys
And blessed are those nights in the tent, up on the QT.
Sexy Ennis and Jack, Brothers to all gay men,
Remember the rest of us, now and the next time you're up on Brokeback.

Thought you'd like to see it.  :)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on January 26, 2007, 01:21:54 pm
I posted my Lord's Brokeback Prayer over at David925's blog. In response, David wrote this Hail Mary Jack & Ennis:

Hail Ennis and Jack, full of cuteness
Brokeback Mountain is with you.
Blessed are you both among all cowboys
And blessed are those nights in the tent, up on the QT.
Sexy Ennis and Jack, Brothers to all gay men,
Remember the rest of us, now and the next time you're up on Brokeback.

Thought you'd like to see it.  :)


That's great---flirty and respectful at the same time.   I love it!   8)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on January 26, 2007, 03:55:35 pm
I would like to propose setting aside some time at the Alberta gathering to carry out some of the rituals.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Lynne on January 26, 2007, 03:59:06 pm
I would like to propose setting aside some time at the Alberta gathering to carry out some of the rituals.

I second this.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on January 26, 2007, 04:13:25 pm
I would like to propose setting aside some time at the Alberta gathering to carry out some of the rituals.

Truman and Lynne, I would love to have a Cult evening one of those nights in Alberta.  I'd welcome ideas on what to do, striking a balance between the serious and humorous aspects of our Cult.  8)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Kerry on January 26, 2007, 10:03:01 pm
Truman and Lynne, I would love to have a Cult evening one of those nights in Alberta.  I'd welcome ideas on what to do, striking a balance between the serious and humorouss aspects of our Cult.  8)

That's a most valid point you're making there, Meryl. When I wrote my Brokeback Prayer, I meant it to be taken very seriously - reverently, in fact. However, when I posted it over at David's blog (I wanted to share it with the nice folks over there), David's reaction was to wail with laughter LOL. I think he thought I was satirising the Lord's Prayer (I wasn't LOL). Turned out that David had some pretty horrendous experiences with the Catholic education system whilst growing up, and was probably somewhat bemused by a prayer (first time?) being posted at his blog. I ended-up laughing along with David. I could appreciate where he was coming from. As I said to him in a pm, "Laughter is always better than tears."

However, having said that, my Brokeback Prayer is, for me, a very serious aspect of the Cult. In fact, I carry a copy of it in my wallet.

I have a terrible confession to make. As an indication of how long it's been since last I recited the Lord's Prayer, I went and left two lines out of the previously posted version. Here's the revised, corrected version:

Our Brokeback
Which art in Wyoming
Hallowed be thine Icy Peaks
Thy Snow-Melt come
Thy will be done on Grand Teton
As it was in the Big Horn Mountains
Give us this day our daily Beans
And forgive us our four years in the Wilderness
As we forgive those who bear tire-irons against us
And lead us not into the Grieving Plain
But deliver us from Childress and Riverton
For thine is the Love between Cowboys
The Love between sweet Jack and Ennis
For ever and ever
Yee-Haw

Lots of Love,

Kerry
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Lynne on January 26, 2007, 10:35:56 pm
Our Brokeback
Which art in Wyoming
Hallowed be thine Icy Peaks
Thy Snow-Melt come
Thy will be done on Grand Teton
As it was in the Big Horn Mountains
Give us this day our daily Beans
And forgive us our four years in the Wilderness
As we forgive those who bear tire-irons against us

And lead us not into the Grieving Plain
But deliver us from Childress and Riverton
For thine is the Love between Cowboys
The Love between sweet Jack and Ennis
For ever and ever
Yee-Haw

I can't believe I didn't catch that, Kerry!  Nice addition - I like it even better now!
-Lynne
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Kerry on January 26, 2007, 10:52:13 pm
I would like to propose setting aside some time at the Alberta gathering  to carry out some of the rituals.

Thank you, Lynne. Me too! I had to dig through boxes of old books at the back of a wardrobe, and noticed the  discrepancy when I consulted a dusty old prayer book, located there.

I'm not sure what the "Alberta Gathering" is, but I would consider it an honour if my Brokeback Prayer was recited as part of the ritual.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Lynne on January 26, 2007, 11:22:37 pm
I'm not sure what the "Alberta Gathering" is, but I would consider it an honour if my Brokeback Prayer was recited as part of the ritual.

Kerry - the Alberta Pilgrimage is a trip schedule for late July.  Details can be found at this thread:

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,6345.0.html

If you're feeling like travelling across the planet, you'd be most welcome.  We're still in the very early planning stages, but I'm hoping to move heaven and earth to make it, as are many here.  It promises to be a terrific opportunity to visit some of the film locations and commune with nature and other Brokies.

Hugs,
Lynne
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on January 26, 2007, 11:29:33 pm
Thanks for the revised version, Kerry.  I presume the four years in the Wilderness refers to the first four years after Brokeback?

Alberta is going to be really special, I'm sure.  One of the great Pilgrimages.  8)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Kerry on January 26, 2007, 11:40:05 pm
Thanks for the revised version, Kerry.  I presume the four years in the Wilderness refers to the first four years after Brokeback?

Alberta is going to be really special, I'm sure.  One of the great Pilgrimages.  8)

Yes, Meryl, that is correct. The "Wilderness" there refers to the wilderness of the spirit experienced by Jack and Ennis in the four desolate years that transpired between "Well, see you around, I guess" and "Sonofabitch, sonofabitch." 
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: David In Indy on January 26, 2007, 11:43:56 pm
Kerry, I am so sorry I was laughing when I first read your prayer in my blog. I wasn't sure how I was supposed to react to it, and therefore I interpreted it as satire. Now that you have added those two extra lines to your prayer, it is absolutely beautiful. I love it!
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Kerry on January 27, 2007, 12:25:31 am
Kerry, I am so sorry I was laughing when I first read your prayer in my blog. I wasn't sure how I was supposed to react to it, and therefore I interpreted it as satire. Now that you have added those two extra lines to your prayer, it is absolutely beautiful. I love it!

I confess that I smiled myself as I wrote the "Give us this day our daily Beans" line. No way to get around the beans thing, though. I mean, what's the name of this site? BetterMost, right?! So yes, I too had a chuckle. I knew where you were coming from and I really felt very deeply for you, when you told of your experiences with the "good nuns," whilst growing up. It's therapeutic and cathartic to laugh. Gotta be better than crying all the time, and God knows, I've already shed my share of tears over dear Jack & Ennis.
Much love,
Kerry
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on March 30, 2007, 12:24:05 am


MARCH 30, 2006 - MARCH 30, 2007


THE GREAT EXODUS


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/JnEdrivingSheep2.jpg)

Commemorating the day the
Children of Tremblay
Beset by Plagues and Tribulations
Chose to Relinquish their Ancestral Home
and Establish a New Order in


The Promised Land

BetterMost, Wyoming


In Honor of Which Shall
The Faithful Unite in



A MOST SOLEMN

YEEHAW
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Ellemeno on March 30, 2007, 01:35:17 am


YEEHAW

(and thank you, Moses YaadPyar, and thank you, Phillip)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 02, 2007, 07:41:54 pm
Question for the High Priestess: Is it Brokoholic, Brokaholic, Brokomaniac, or just Brokie???

Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on April 02, 2007, 09:34:50 pm
Question for the High Priestess: Is it Brokoholic, Brokaholic, Brokomaniac, or just Brokie???

I'm no expert, but I prefer Brokaholic to Brokoholic.  Never heard Brokomaniac, but I know some to apply it to.  And Brokie?  There's no reins on that one.  8)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on April 04, 2007, 01:01:56 am
A Most Serene and Luminous

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

to

Heath Ledger


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/EnnisSmileHiRes.jpg)

April 4, 2007


YEEHAW
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 29, 2007, 10:39:03 pm
Wo, I totally missed Heath's birthday. Guess this cements my sentence as a confirmed Gyllenhaalic. Oh well, that just leaves more for you Heathens!!

I hope the High Priestess is not prejudiced against Gyllenhaalics, because I am here to petition you to consider proclaiming May 1 as "Jack and the Wind" day in honor of the classic thread that was started on May 1, 2006 by our esteemed Brokie sister and Social Events comoderator, atz75 (Amanda).

(Exits, bowing, scraping, and kowtowing all the way)

 :P

Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Brown Eyes on April 29, 2007, 10:42:10 pm
Hey Lee!  Thanks Friend!  I'm very honored by your suggestion!
 :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on April 30, 2007, 01:34:59 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/windy_5.png)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/Jacksmile.jpg)

In Honor of the Classic "Jack and the Wind" Thread

Started by atz75 one year ago

May 1, 2007

Shall Be Designated

JACK AND THE WIND DAY


YEEHAW

Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 30, 2007, 10:15:38 am
And I second that Yee-haw with a Wooo-heee!!

Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: iwishiknew on May 04, 2007, 11:04:18 pm
For my virgin post, may I please just call attention to my signature? Am hoping it fits in here as well as I think it might.

Thanks,
IWISH
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on May 04, 2007, 11:42:54 pm
Welcome to the fold, iwishiknew!

*Performs the sacred handshake*

Repeat after me...

S'alright...s'alright...s'alright...

 :)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: iwishiknew on May 05, 2007, 03:15:40 pm
 :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Wayne on May 05, 2007, 07:51:19 pm
 :D    Welcome IWIK to our peaceful little town Bettermost !!!     :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 07, 2007, 09:39:19 am
Do I detect another Gyllenhaalic entering the fold? Welcome, IWISHIKNEW! (Aren't we all so glad that he never learned?)

Today I'm wondering what date it was when Jack said, "FRiend, that's the most you've spoke in two weeks." Cause I would like to ask for that date to be named official Brokie FRiend Day.

Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: RodneyFL on May 07, 2007, 11:41:27 pm
What a lovely experience was mine just now reading thru the Cult thread, discovered only moments ago.  I would love to share with the other members of the community the ritual I go through on a nightly basis.  First of all, my home is a shrine to Brokeback Mountain, with many framed objects on the walls and a number of precious objects behind glass, including Ennis' creel and net, which will be making the trip with me to the BBQ in Colorado.  Since last fall I have concluded nearly every day on the telephone with my dear friend and we recite the Dozy Embrace, some of the loveliest paragraphs in the English language, as a sort of prayer for the whole day.  We take turns reciting to each other.  Hopefully there will be a few moments in the Alberta experience for us to continue our nightly tradition of the Dozy Embrace with a group who truly understands and recognizes its significance.

Let be, AMEN and YEEHAW!
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on May 08, 2007, 01:30:07 am
Hopefully there will be a few moments in the Alberta experience for us to continue our nightly tradition of the Dozy Embrace with a group who truly understands and recognizes its significance.

Let be, AMEN and YEEHAW!

Rodney, I would love that!  What a beautiful way to end the day.  Thanks so much for sharing that here.  :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Ellemeno on May 08, 2007, 03:31:39 am
Rodney, I would love that!  What a beautiful way to end the day.  Thanks so much for sharing that here.  :-*


I agree. What a moment of artless, charmed happiness that will be...
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: iwishiknew on May 26, 2007, 02:58:02 pm
Do I detect another Gyllenhaalic entering the fold? Welcome, IWISHIKNEW! (Aren't we all so glad that he never learned?)

Today I'm wondering what date it was when Jack said, "FRiend, that's the most you've spoke in two weeks." Cause I would like to ask for that date to be named official Brokie FRiend Day.


One is tempted to say that every day should be Brokie Friend Day. But yes, a special day would be well... special. This is probably OT for this Thread but for me that was when, with those words, Ennis subconsciously sent Jack a dozen long stem red roses and a box of imported chocloates.

I go crazy when I read some people did not see the love developing between them. Holy Naomi Mother of Jake, all it lacked was the heavens opening up!

 Grand idea is what I am really trying to say here, Front-Ranger, Friend. Amen and Yee Haw.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on May 26, 2007, 04:23:51 pm
Grand idea is what I am really trying to say here, Front-Ranger, Friend. Amen and Yee Haw.

Lee always has grand ideas, iwishiknew!  You reminded me of another discussion we had earlier on having an All Brokies Day.  Check out my last post on this thread:

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,5700.0.html (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,5700.0.html)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on May 27, 2007, 11:43:02 am
Hey Rodney, when we are out on horse back, at the end of the day, that would be wonderful. It would ba about the time Ennis has to go back to then sheep.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: iwishiknew on June 15, 2007, 12:58:42 am
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/MrGulliver/shirley_maclaine9.jpg)

And just what was that?

Well here in Bettermost, a "Yeehaw" from the heart after an "Amen" is considered proper. Makes us all feel a little closer to Brokeback Mountain.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: iwishiknew on June 15, 2007, 01:14:09 am
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/MrGulliver/Iaint5.jpg)

Truly, truly, heaven must feel like this."
        John Gallagher Jr. quoting from "Spring Awakening" at the Tonys.
         



Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: RodneyFL on June 16, 2007, 11:57:18 pm
Hey Rodney, when we are out on horse back, at the end of the day, that would be wonderful. It would ba about the time Ennis has to go back to then sheep.

To quote one of our wonderful guys, "I'd be proud to."
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: iwishiknew on June 17, 2007, 01:56:03 pm
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/MrGulliver/005.jpg)

Mrs. Twist: Nothing for me, thanks. But when my Son's finished with his call to Riverton, bring him a loaf and a fish, please. Then he'll feed everyone.

Waiter: Amen and Yeehaw, ma'am.



Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on June 17, 2007, 02:03:15 pm
Good one, iwishiknew!  ;D  8)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: iwishiknew on June 17, 2007, 04:48:08 pm
Good one, iwishiknew!  ;D  8)

Herzlichen Dank! That means a lot to me. IMO it's hard to see photos of Jake in RL and not see Jack's spirit somehow present like an aura.  :-*



Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Rayn on June 23, 2007, 12:35:41 am
One more contribution from the Performance Thread:

Chant

East is the Wind, is the gold sun rising; eagle flying free sees the open door

South is the Fire, is the red noon blazing; wolf upon the ledge feels what came before

West is the Water, is the blue dusk falling; brown bear in his cave looks to what will be

North is the Earth, is the black night cloaking; elk in forest deep knows the mystery


Brokeback is the Wind, is the Fire glowing,  Brokeback is the Water, is the Earth made strong

Hearts that are joined upon the Sacred Mountain must forever dance to its ancient song.

Yeehaw


How beautiful and well written... Meryl, you're a poet too~  Rayn
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Rayn on June 23, 2007, 12:45:13 am
One Mountain, Two Men in Haiku


High peaks surrounding         
Snowmelt fed deep mountain lake
A pure heart— Ennis


Truck on open road
Red lining to Wyoming
One sky-wide hope— Jack



RR
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on June 23, 2007, 02:31:56 am

How beautiful and well written... Meryl, you're a poet too~  Rayn

Thank you, Rayn, and thank you for posting that lovely haiku in the New Testament.  :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on June 23, 2007, 02:41:44 am

In May and June of 2007, a new wave "broke" over BetterMost from IMDb, thanks to the continued destructive behavior of trolls and the indifference of IMDb's moderators.  Chief among them was the True Oracle of Phoenix.  We commemorate their coming with the quote of one of his last posts on The Other Board:

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Dry your eyes if this board dies,
for we are not defeated!
There is a B E T T E R way, dear friends -
than always "b u m p - d e l e t e d."

In the land where bluebirds sing
and whiskey springs,
they play "The Wings",
I have begun repostIng things --

"True Oracle of Phoenix"


( aka: TOoP/Bruce)


WELCOME, FRIENDS.  A Most Solemn YEEHAW on your Homecoming.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on June 24, 2007, 12:05:47 am



40 Years

June 24, 1967 to June 24, 2007


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/ReunionHug2.jpg)


If you press me to say why I loved him,
I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.

Michel de Montaigne


Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Ellemeno on June 24, 2007, 11:48:07 am
Merly, thank you for these.  So beautiful.  Can I put this last one on the banner?
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on June 24, 2007, 12:40:20 pm
Merly, thank you for these.  So beautiful.  Can I put this last one on the banner?

I see it's there now, Clarissa.  Thank you, it looks wonderful!  :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Ellemeno on June 24, 2007, 02:35:38 pm
I see it's there now, Clarissa.  Thank you, it looks wonderful!  :-*

I took a chance that you would say yes.  It DOES look wonderful.  You have a knack, Friend.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on June 24, 2007, 04:07:46 pm
I took a chance that you would say yes.  It DOES look wonderful.  You have a knack, Friend.

Sure enough, she does!  :-*  :-*  :-* Meryl!
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Penthesilea on June 25, 2007, 03:44:16 pm
Agreed with Jeff and Clarissa. Love the pic combined with the aphorism. It does have a reason why you are the High Priestess.

Thank you Meryl for the 40 years posting and for reposting Bruces imdb post.
And thank you Bruce for posting this on imdb. Love the cowboy and the last line of the pic...........

Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Ellemeno on June 25, 2007, 03:50:17 pm

Thank you Meryl for the 40 years posting and for reposting Bruces imdb post.


At first I misread this, and thought you were thanking Meryl for the last forty years we've all been at this BBM business.  "Forty years," I thought, "Has it been that long?  Time sure flies when you're having fun."
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Penthesilea on June 25, 2007, 04:02:54 pm
At first I misread this, and thought you were thanking Meryl for the last forty years we've all been at this BBM business.  "Forty years," I thought, "Has it been that long?  Time sure flies when you're having fun."


What's up here today? I just had two good laughs at the . thread (first Marl, then your answer to my post - the ciggies smileys). Next thing I read is this and again, it has me literally LOL.

Forty years in BBM busines -->  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I admit it can easily be misread. But I won't change it. Too much fun  ;D.

Ok. For me, today was

- post reunion day
- Elle's B-day
- the day of many heartily laughs on the board
- and the day I revieved a reunion postcard.

Telly you what: I had a great one today and my fellow Brokies are the reason for it. Yee-haw to that!  :)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on July 13, 2007, 01:13:19 pm
A lovely tribute to Annie Proulx and the lonesome cowboy who caught her imagination one night by Oregondoggie:


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/pooltable-1.jpg)

Blessed is the written word.
With it I pray peace for the life
and the soul of an unknown man
in a bar in Wyoming one night,
watching the young men play pool.

You have no idea
What you have done.
But thank you.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Oregondoggie on July 14, 2007, 12:41:57 am
A lovely tribute to Annie Proulx and the lonesome cowboy who caught her imagination one night by Oregondoggie:


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/pooltable-1.jpg)

Blessed is the written word.
With it I pray peace for the life
and the soul of an unknown man
in a bar in Wyoming one night,
watching the young men play pool.

You have no idea
What you have done.
But thank you.

FOLKS!  I truly wish those words were mine... but they AREN'T!  I was quoting a small
note by Truman Adkins (Shakestheground) that was in the tin box up in the cache on Brokenback Mountain.

PLEASE give Truman the proper credit.

Larry Smelser (Oregondoggie)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on July 14, 2007, 11:12:35 am
PLEASE give Truman the proper credit.

Larry Smelser (Oregondoggie)

You just did, Larry!  Thanks so much.  And thanks to Truman for the beautiful words. :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on July 21, 2007, 02:08:37 am


AND SO IT BEGINS...

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/besidelaketext.jpg)


YEEHAW
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on September 24, 2007, 12:52:59 am

40 Years

September 24, 1967 to September 24, 2007


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Alberta/Laundrykissstairscropped.jpg)


“The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon,
but its echo lasts a great deal longer.”


~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Brown Eyes on September 26, 2007, 12:44:50 am
40 Years

September 24, 1967 to September 24, 2007


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Alberta/Laundrykissstairscropped.jpg)


“The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon,
but its echo lasts a great deal longer.”


~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
What a lovely post and quotation High Priestess!  :-*


Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on September 26, 2007, 12:54:31 pm
What a lovely post and quotation High Priestess!  :-*

Thanks, bud!  :-*  :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on October 13, 2007, 12:15:05 am


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/NewYorkercover101397.jpg)     CONGRATULATIONS TO ANNIE PROULX

FOR TEN YEARS ON BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN! (http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/AnnieProulxrailfence.jpg)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on October 13, 2007, 02:00:59 pm
Satuday night, press your best shirt,
Unknown man,
Get yourself down to
The Mint Bar,
Slick back your hair and take your place,
In history,
In the hearts and minds of millions,
In the noise and music of the evening,
Turn your gaze once again
To the pool table and remember,
You never know who may be watching.

Carefully you have lived your days,
Amongst those who you counted on,
To ignore, to overlook you, and allow you,
Your glances, your kindnesses,
Indulge you with a kind of acceptance,
That comes with a shut mouth,
And clandestine eyes.
It took a stranger, a woman no less,
To see what they didn't,
And read in your eyes the whole story,
Come rushing at her,
And six months to sort it out.

So it is Saturday night, Friend,
Stomp your boots full on and
Meet me down there, let me
Raise a glass with you,
Tell me, about the price of hay,
Tell me your aches and pains,
Your ten years older now.
And a celebrity.
If you want to,
I will tell you all about it. 
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: ifyoucantfixit on October 14, 2007, 02:59:07 am





            Wonderful Tribute Truman...................... :)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Oregondoggie on October 14, 2007, 06:10:57 pm
And her words became tears that flowed amongst us ripping the lies from our hearts...
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on October 14, 2007, 11:04:45 pm
Thank you for the poetry, Truman.  It belongs here, where the memory of the Unknown Man is celebrated as the inchoate beginning of the story that moved the world.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on October 15, 2007, 09:01:00 am
Thank you for the poetry, Truman.  It belongs here, where the memory of the Unknown Man is celebrated as the inchoate beginning of the story that moved the world.

I love that word inchoate.  :D
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on October 15, 2007, 11:23:18 am
I love that word inchoate.  :D

Me, too, Jeffers.  :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on October 23, 2007, 11:16:38 pm


TO ANG, THE DIRECTOR ALMIGHTY

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/AngLee.jpg)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on October 24, 2007, 10:10:34 am
He is the shit, ain't he?
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on October 24, 2007, 11:47:30 am
He is the shit, ain't he?

 :o I presume that's a compliment in the South?
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on January 22, 2008, 11:58:38 pm

In Loving Memory

Heath Ledger

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokeArseMountain/Scenic/cowboymoon.jpg)

...the cast and crew of this film, from the director down, had gotten into my mind and pulled out images.
Especially did I feel this about Heath Ledger, who knew better than I how Ennis felt and thought,
whose intimate depiction of that achingly needy ranch kid builds with frightening power.
It is an eerie sensation to see events you have imagined in the privacy of your mind
...loom up before you in an overwhelming visual experience.

~  Annie Proulx

Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on January 23, 2008, 02:47:29 am


In Loving Memory

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/heathwithposter.jpg)

HEATH LEDGER

Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself.

   ~ Jean Anouilh
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: BBM-Cat on January 23, 2008, 02:51:07 am
Thank you Meryl, both of your 'In Loving Memory' tributes are beautiful indeed, and I couldn't get thru the first one without crying.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on January 23, 2008, 05:03:52 pm
Thanks, Chris.  Neither could I.  :'(
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 23, 2008, 05:10:57 pm
Those of you who have been crying are the lucky ones. I just feel sorta ... hollow.  :-\
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Lumičre on January 23, 2008, 05:39:35 pm
Thank you for pointing me here with this, Meryl.  :-*





You Rise Still


you slipped away
unobserved
like a silent whisper.
your spirit rises
like soft strands of smoke
from a quenched candle.
you rise far
from this chaos and loss
you rise still.

there is more
beyond this earthly vale
distant shores
where footprints remain
forever etched in sand.
you are there
where shadows are not
where your sun gleams
you are there
you rise still.

you slipped away
in the light of day
I pray you felt no fear
close to the end
for you rise still.
bits of your soul breathe
in these bereft hearts
you are here
even as you rise far
from this restless haze
you rise still.




Rest In Peace.
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i285/Lucise/Prvy/228c6713.jpg)



Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Mikaela on January 23, 2008, 06:05:42 pm
What beautiful and fitting tributes to Heath this last page of posts contains! Thank you both. I feel completely drained today, - but nevertheless glad that creativity and sensitivity to post such wonderful "Thank You's" can be found here.  :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on January 23, 2008, 06:14:49 pm
((((((((((Mika))))))))))
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Penthesilea on January 23, 2008, 08:28:48 pm
Thank you Meryl, for your loving memories. And Milli and everybody who is able to express what I'm feeling. I can't write any beautiful tribute, words fail me. So I'm thankful four yours.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Brown Eyes on January 24, 2008, 03:25:51 am
<img src="http://www.divshare.com/img/3573486-961.jpg" border="0" /> (http://www.divshare.com/download/3573486-961)

Tonight I am just so thankful to Heath. 
For his capacity to touch so many people so significantly. 
And, for giving us Ennis, and everything Ennis means, in such vivid and profound detail. 
What a tremendous legacy. 




In Loving Memory~
Heath Ledger
See You in the Morning.




Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: myprivatejack on February 12, 2008, 05:24:09 pm
(http://apu.mabul.org/up/apu/2007/12/23/img-53q9ppo6irw.jpg)

The bonfire doesn't already warm
all the deep wrinkles in my soul.
My path is a hollow full with stones
that leads me to a Brokeback
whose landscape seems so uncouth.
Its bright sky draws a storm...
...since he's gone.

I hope you've found your Brokeback wherever you're now,Heath.Ride up to the stars,cowboyˇ
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on February 12, 2008, 05:48:40 pm
I hope you've found your Brokeback wherever you're now, Heath.  Ride up to the stars, cowboy!

 :'(

Thanks for posting that, myprivatejack.  It's beautiful.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on April 04, 2008, 11:34:18 pm


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Heath%20Memory/Heathaccordion.jpg)

All the world is birthday cake,
so take a piece, but not too much.


George Harrison
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: loneleeb3 on May 02, 2008, 02:44:03 pm
I just read the interview with Pierre Tremblay.
How fascinating!
That was really cool getting to know some of the behind the scenes information.
Thanks for the post and the bump!!  ;D
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on May 02, 2008, 02:49:04 pm
Wherever two or more of you gather in their names,
There they shall be also.
Wherever there is one of you alone,
There they shall be as well.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: loneleeb3 on May 02, 2008, 04:00:53 pm
Wherever two or more of you gather in their names,
There they shall be also.
Wherever there is one of you alone,
There they shall be as well.
Now I'm cryin.....
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on January 22, 2009, 02:29:59 am



One year now...

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Heath%20Memory/normal_premiere004.jpg)

Still, and always, in our hearts


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Heath%20Memory/birdflyingsmaller.jpg)







Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Brown Eyes on January 22, 2009, 12:56:58 pm


One year now...

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Heath%20Memory/normal_premiere004.jpg)

Still, and always, in our hearts


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Heath%20Memory/birdflyingsmaller.jpg)


Thank you for reviving this thread High Priestess.   :-*

It's hard to comprehend that it's been a full year now.  I'm endlessly amazed at how quickly time can fly.





Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on January 22, 2009, 12:58:50 pm
Thanks, Amanda!  :-*

Time is a strange bird all right.  :-\
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: loneleeb3 on January 22, 2009, 05:48:25 pm
Thanks, Amanda!  :-*

Time is a strange bird all right.  :-\

And that bitch seems to fly faster every year!!  >:(
Can't believe it's been a year.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on April 04, 2009, 04:39:31 pm


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Heath%20Memory/Heathstrawhat.jpg)

DEAR HEATH

HAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAY!

WITH LOVE FROM THE CULT
  :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Brown Eyes on April 04, 2009, 05:09:42 pm

Very nice gesture High Priestess.  :-*


Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on December 09, 2009, 12:51:41 pm
Late in the afternoon, thunder growling, that same old green pickup rolled in (http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/Jackreuniongrin.jpg) and he saw Jack get out of the truck, beat-up Resistol tilted back.  A hot jolt scalded Ennis and he was out on the landing (http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/ReunionEnnisonlanding.jpg) pulling the door closed behind him.  Jack took the stairs two and two.  

They seized each other by the shoulders, (http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/Reunionhug.jpg) hugged mightily, squeezing the breath out of each other, saying, son of a bitch, son of a bitch, then, and easily as the right key turns the lock tumblers, their mouths came together, and hard, (http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/Reunionhardkiss.jpg) Jack's big teeth  bringing blood, his hat falling to the floor, stubble rasping, wet saliva welling, and the door opening (http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/ReunionAlmapeek.jpg) and Alma looking out for a few seconds at Ennis's straining shoulders and shutting the door again and still they clinched, pressing chest and groin and thigh and leg together, (http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/Reunionkiss2.jpg) treading on each other's toes until they pulled apart to breathe and Ennis, not big on endearments, said what he said to his horses and daughters, little darlin. (http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/Reunionafterkiss.jpg)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on December 09, 2009, 01:14:37 pm


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/Advertisement.jpg)

DAMN.  FOUR YEARS.....

RAISE UP THAT BOTTLE OF OLD ROSE
AND SHOUT YEEHAW!

Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: bailey1205 on December 09, 2009, 01:26:59 pm
Late in the afternoon, thunder growling, that same old green pickup rolled in (http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/Jackreuniongrin.jpg) and he saw Jack get out of the truck, beat-up Resistol tilted back.  A hot jolt scalded Ennis and he was out on the landing (http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/ReunionEnnisonlanding.jpg) pulling the door closed behind him.  Jack took the stairs two and two.  

They seized each other by the shoulders, (http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/Reunionhug.jpg) hugged mightily, squeezing the breath out of each other, saying, son of a bitch, son of a bitch, then, and easily as the right key turns the lock tumblers, their mouths came together, and hard, (http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/Reunionhardkiss.jpg) Jack's big teeth  bringing blood, his hat falling to the floor, stubble rasping, wet saliva welling, and the door opening (http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/ReunionAlmapeek.jpg) and Alma looking out for a few seconds at Ennis's straining shoulders and shutting the door again and still they clinched, pressing chest and groin and thigh and leg together, (http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/Reunionkiss2.jpg) treading on each other's toes until they pulled apart to breathe and Ennis, not big on endearments, said what he said to his horses and daughters, little darlin. (http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/Reunionafterkiss.jpg)


I love this.
Thank you for this Meryl.

K
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Penthesilea on December 09, 2009, 02:29:40 pm
Thank you, High Priestess, for the condign and beautiful celebration of this milestone.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 09, 2009, 02:40:41 pm
Brought tears to my eyes!
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on December 09, 2009, 08:21:24 pm
Aw, thanks, buds!  :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Kerry on December 09, 2009, 09:25:22 pm
Thank you, Meryl,  :-*   :-*   :-* even though you did just make me cry.  :'(
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: optom3 on December 10, 2009, 11:06:37 am
Thankyou  so much, what a clever idea. It also has the one phrase I always wished was in the movie, "little darlin"
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Monika on December 10, 2009, 12:15:17 pm
Loved it. So powerful too read those words and be able to look at the images at the same time

 :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on March 30, 2010, 12:51:33 am


AND SO THEY CAME....

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Catchall/exodus.jpg)

FOUR YEARS, TREMBLAYANS!

YEEHAW
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Front-Ranger on March 30, 2010, 04:38:08 pm
Even after four years, I pray that I can be just as wet as a sopping coffee filter, just as broken as a bullrider's vertebrates, so I can experience all the life and love that destiny sends my way, no matter how every once in a while, way out in the middle of nowhere!
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on April 04, 2010, 02:56:25 am


APRIL 4, 2010

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Heath%20Memory/stripedshirthalfshadow.jpg)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEATH
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on July 31, 2010, 09:38:35 pm

We love you, Rich.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Rich.jpg)

RICHARD WAYNE WILSON

loneleeb3

NOVEMBER 2, 1966 - JULY 31, 2010

He was a friend of ours
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Brown Eyes on July 31, 2010, 10:58:31 pm

We love you, Rich.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Rich.jpg)

RICHARD WAYNE WILSON

loneleeb3

JULY 31, 2010

He was a friend of ours


This is a really nice gesture High Priestess.  What a terrible day.  :'(

Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 21, 2010, 04:53:00 pm
There must be a Jolly Green Giant can behind him, as well as a can of BetterMost beans!  :'(
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on December 04, 2010, 02:07:56 pm

In Loving Memory

RODNEY GILES

October 30, 1947 - December 4, 2010


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ffDzfe0HhU[/youtube]

THE VOICE OF BROKEBACK

We'll always hear you in our hearts, dear friend.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Vermont Sunset on January 10, 2011, 09:34:23 am
In Loving Memory

RODNEY GILES

October 30, 1947 - December 4, 2010


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ffDzfe0HhU[/youtube]

THE VOICE OF BROKEBACK

We'll always hear you in our hearts, dear friend.

All I can say, with tears in my eyes is "thank you for this" .........Pete
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on January 10, 2011, 12:46:23 pm
All I can say, with tears in my eyes is "thank you for this" .........Pete

Thank you, friend.

((((((((Pete))))))))
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on January 22, 2011, 01:24:05 am


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Heath%20Memory/Heathcolorful.jpg)

Miss you, bud.  Peace always.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on February 11, 2011, 06:04:27 pm


Ol' Brokeback got us good, don't it?

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Alberta/Campsite2groupbyTru.jpg)


A SOLEMN YEEHAW

ON THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF BETTERMOST, WYOMING

(photo by shakesthecoffeecan)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Front-Ranger on March 28, 2011, 09:59:56 am
I join you on that yee-haw! But since I'm late, I'll be an echo...echoing off of the Rocky Mountains!!!

(I'm on the left in that photo!!)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on March 28, 2011, 10:50:15 am
Thanks, Lee.  The Alberta trips have been one of the greatest gifts of Brokeback love.  8)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on March 28, 2011, 11:45:44 am
YEEEEEEE HAWWWWWWWWWWWWWW !!!!!!!



Ol' Brokeback got us good, don't it?

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Alberta/Campsite2groupbyTru.jpg)


A SOLEMN YEEHAW

ON THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF BETTERMOST, WYOMING

(photo by shakesthecoffeecan)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on March 28, 2011, 11:49:38 am
Right on, Shaman dude!  ;D
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on April 04, 2011, 02:51:09 am


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Heath%20Memory/brownsweater.jpg)


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BUD!
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on June 28, 2011, 01:31:17 pm
Giving this one a bump for all the good memories and sentiments within.  Any new contributions are welcome.  :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: mouk on July 02, 2011, 12:53:32 am

High Priestess thank you for keeping the cult alive. The spirit of BBM will last as long as the Mountain itself.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t79/noelie_bucket/P1040177-1-1.jpg)

I will always be a Brokie....
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on July 02, 2011, 01:20:18 am
High Priestess thank you for keeping the cult alive. The spirit of BBM will last as long as the Mountain itself.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t79/noelie_bucket/P1040177-1-1.jpg)

I will always be a Brokie....

A solemn YEEHAW to that, mouk.  Thanks, dear friend.  :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Sason on July 02, 2011, 11:58:17 am
Thanks for bumping this fine thread again.

I finally took he time to read it all - such beautiful poems and posts!

Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Sason on July 02, 2011, 11:59:22 am
I felt the need to repost this:

Originally posted Thursday, March 2, 2006 by Meryl:

In hopes of warding off an internecine conflict, I offer the following Creed for consideration, in which we honor Story, Screenplay and Movie equally, thus making all aspects included in these texts worthy of celebration.


THE BROKEBACK CREED

I believe in Annie, the Author Almighty,

Creator of Ennis and Jack,

And in Larry and Diana, her chosen Adaptors,

Who conceived of the Holy Screenplay,

Suffered under obtuse Producers,

Were criticized, flamed and turned down.

The seventh year they rose again to the task.

They ranched up with Focus Features

And sat at the feet of Ang, the Director Almighty,

Who proceeded to cast both Heath and Jake.

I believe in the Holy Story, the Holy Movie, too,

the Communing of Shirts, the Force of Nature,

The blessings of Brokeback Mountain,

And love everlasting.

I swear.






YeeeHawwww!!!!
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: mouk on July 02, 2011, 12:06:54 pm
Oh wow, better learn the creed by heart again before you all come

Yee-haw !!
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on July 02, 2011, 01:01:43 pm
I love it!  Be sure to recite it somewhere wonderful when you're up there, friends.  :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: mouk on July 02, 2011, 01:08:49 pm
We will, oh Great Priestess !
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Sason on July 02, 2011, 02:07:09 pm
I love it!  Be sure to recite it somewhere wonderful when you're up there, friends.  :-*


We sure will, while tucking down shirts and opening bean cans!
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on July 02, 2011, 04:31:27 pm
We will, oh Great Priestess !


We sure will, while tucking down shirts and opening bean cans!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokeArseMountain/PriestessMoon.jpg)

May it come to pass

YEEHAW

Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on July 27, 2011, 03:17:02 pm


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Alberta/AlbertaskybyPaul2011.jpg)

ALBERTA PILGRIMAGE, JULY 22-31, 2011


(photo by southendmd)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: YaadPyar on July 28, 2011, 12:31:10 am
Wow.....wonderful, even after all this time.  Especially after all this time.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on July 31, 2011, 12:13:36 pm


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Richwithhorse.jpg)

Yup.  Still missing you, Rich.  :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on August 10, 2011, 04:29:17 pm
New Cult ritual!  Alberta pilgrims captured in the first known performance of the "I May Look Queer but I Ain't" ceremony before planned ascent of Moose Mountain.  8)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Pilgrimagewarm-ups2011.jpg)

(photo by whiskeyspring)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Sason on August 10, 2011, 04:34:23 pm
^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: mouk on August 10, 2011, 09:06:01 pm
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: this pic is SO funny!!!
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Penthesilea on August 11, 2011, 12:44:14 am
New Cult ritual!  Alberta pilgrims captured in the first known performance of the "I May Look Queer but I Ain't" ceremony before planned ascent of Moose Mountain.  8)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Pilgrimagewarm-ups2011.jpg)

(photo by whiskeyspring)

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
High Priestess, you are The Best! I laughed really hard for a couple of minutes over your comments to an anyway funny pic.

I'm honored to have been part of this memorable moment in Brokeback Cult. ;D
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on January 22, 2012, 12:03:53 pm
Thanks, Chrissi, for this post today.  It speaks for all of us:


(http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/Penthesilea09/01efd774.jpg)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: mouk on January 22, 2012, 12:40:37 pm
Four fuckin' years that Heath left us... and no Reunion today  :'(

I shall follow the same cult ritual as the past 4 years, O High Priestess, take flowers to the tent site of Camp 2 this afternoon, and thank Heath, Jack & Ennis, and Jake for all they have done for us, on behalf of all my dear Alberta fellow Pilgrims and all Brokies. If you have messages let me know I will pass them on  :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on January 22, 2012, 01:19:43 pm
Four fuckin' years that Heath left us... and no Reunion today  :'(

I shall follow the same cult ritual as the past 4 years, O High Priestess, take flowers to the tent site of Camp 2 this afternoon, and thank Heath, Jack & Ennis, and Jake for all they have done for us, on behalf of all my dear Alberta fellow Pilgrims and all Brokies. If you have messages let me know I will pass them on  :-*

Sister Mouk, you represent the best in us Brokies.  We'll all be walking with you today, sending up a prayer of thanks.  :'(  :)  :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Sason on January 22, 2012, 03:22:42 pm
(((mouk)))

Message? Just "thank you", that's all...


And thank you to you too, for doing this for all of us.   :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Monika on January 22, 2012, 03:26:43 pm
Four fuckin' years that Heath left us... and no Reunion today  :'(

I shall follow the same cult ritual as the past 4 years, O High Priestess, take flowers to the tent site of Camp 2 this afternoon, and thank Heath, Jack & Ennis, and Jake for all they have done for us, on behalf of all my dear Alberta fellow Pilgrims and all Brokies. If you have messages let me know I will pass them on  :-*
We will all be with you in spirit, Mouk.

I hope there will be a gentle breeze blowing
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: ifyoucantfixit on January 22, 2012, 07:04:33 pm


      Just "throwin' up a prayer of thanks."  For him up there in heaven.  "Thanks that we never
have to have another day like Jan. 22, 2008.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 22, 2012, 10:11:03 pm
Sister Mouk, you represent the best in us Brokies.  We'll all be walking with you today, sending up a prayer of thanks.  :'(  :)  :-*

Amen.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: RouxB on January 22, 2012, 11:13:46 pm
Sent him a flower-kangaroo paw, he chased me with a sudden wave and I laughed as I ran away.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on January 23, 2012, 11:02:45 am
Mouk, I hope your pilgrimage was safe and peaceful. Thank you for thinking of us.

May the sun find you soon.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: mouk on January 28, 2012, 12:52:43 pm
Buds, I went to Camp #2 on Sunday with Mr mouk who is wonderfully supportive of my brokiness. It was strange enough not going on my own, but then it got stranger as for the first time ever I found the area 'crowded': met a family doing cross country-skiing on the path going down, several walkers with their dogs and snow-shoers. J & A are no longer in the middle of nowhere  >:( But then, maybe they no longer need to hide?

The snow was thick, up to our knees in some places as we did not have snow shoes. It was unseasonably warm and the air was still. There were lots of human tracks, some wildlife tracks too (mainly hares) and the bridge is now completely gone. The Dozy embrace cairn is buried in the snow but the leaning trees are still up and doing fine.

I took advantage of a moment when nobody was around to lay the flowers where I always do, by the 2 small dead trees behind the tent. I think of these trees, battered and bruised by the wind but not giving up, as J&E. There is a nice little secluded mini slope just next to them that I use as our altar. I stayed there a long time as always, contemplating the view they had from the tent, listening to the river and sending all your prayers of thanks and other messages, ô High Priestess and dear Brokie Friends. I remembered the special times spent with many of you in here over the years since 2007. I am sure some of the spirit of these heart-felt visits lingers on.

By the end, they was a ray of sun and a tiny breeze.
Then I knew Heath was there and smiling on all of us.   

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t79/noelie_bucket/Heath%202012/P1040401.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t79/noelie_bucket/Heath%202012/P1040402.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t79/noelie_bucket/Heath%202012/IMG_0282.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t79/noelie_bucket/Heath%202012/IMG_0283.jpg)
(Dozy embrace trees are on the far left)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: mouk on January 28, 2012, 01:06:18 pm
River without the bridge. Dozy embrace trees visible on the left.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t79/noelie_bucket/Heath%202012/IMG_0304-1.jpg)

Where the bridge used to be.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t79/noelie_bucket/Heath%202012/IMG_0293-1.jpg)


Jack's washing board. This is exactly where is was washing the shirts. Nature remembers...

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t79/noelie_bucket/Heath%202012/IMG_0299-1.jpg)

Heath flowers by the two dead trees
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t79/noelie_bucket/Heath%202012/IMG_0302.jpg)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Sason on January 28, 2012, 01:16:53 pm
Thank you so much, mouk, for doing this for us all!!!!   :-* :-*

The pictures are just wonderful! It feels a little strange to see the place covered in snow, but it looks so much more serene and peaceful that way. Very appropriate for the occasion.

It's wonderful that you actually live in the area (relatively speaking), and can keep an eye on the site like this.
You're our in situ Brokie!  :D

So sad about the bridge, though.  :'( :(

And kudos to Mr mouk for being so supportive!
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Penthesilea on January 28, 2012, 07:11:43 pm
{{{Mouk}}}

Thank you.
For making this trek.
For taking our love and our thoughts with you.
For bringing flowers.
For the photos.
For your words.
For the love you have for Heath,
and for Ennis and Jack
and for your fellow Brokies.
Just - thanks.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: chowhound on January 30, 2012, 04:37:08 pm
Thank you, mouk, for posting these arresting photographs of Brokeback in winter. I found the one of the flowers on the snow especially moving.
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Peter John Shields on January 30, 2012, 07:41:34 pm
Thank you Mouk.
Beautiful pictures and beautiful landscape.
Thank you so much  :)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on March 30, 2012, 11:38:57 am


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/Sheep.jpg)

MARCH 30, 2012

THE GREAT TREMBLAYAN MIGRATION

SIXTH ANNIVERSARY

YEEHAW
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Sason on March 30, 2012, 04:02:08 pm
Happy anniversary to all Tremblayans!!   ;D
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on April 04, 2012, 12:25:37 pm

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HAPPY HEATHDAY!
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: mouk on April 04, 2012, 05:10:33 pm
Amen, happy Heathday!

I woke up with the feeling today was a special day and could not remember why, it has been bothering me all morning  :o
As always, the answers lies with all things BBM

Missing you Heath, always....
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on July 31, 2012, 12:43:23 pm

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Things will never be the same, but they are better.  Better because Richard Wilson lived in this world.

 ~ Shakesthecoffeecan
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 31, 2012, 12:55:06 pm
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Things will never be the same, but they are better.  Better because Richard Wilson lived in this world.

 ~ Shakesthecoffeecan

Like!!
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on July 31, 2012, 12:57:24 pm
 :D
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on October 13, 2012, 11:45:22 pm

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AS OF TODAY
FIFTEEN YEARS ON BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
AND COUNTING!

YEEHAW
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Penthesilea on October 21, 2012, 01:53:29 pm
I went through this whole thread today, after Sonja and Lee bumped the sister thread. So many treasures in here. I highly recommend re-reading after a long time.

But it gets hard from page 11 on.
The people we lost ... :'(

On a lighter note there's this:

I will never again be able to see someone making the sign of the cross without automatically tucking in my shirt. Luckily I'm not a catholic  ;).

Yee-Haw!

Seeing what I wrote six years ago is funny. Especially since earlier this year, I had some shirt-tucking moments. ;)
At the Soccer World Championship, I saw many players doing the sign of the cross before entering the field. And almost as often I caught myself thinking Tuck your shirt instead, brother.
After all those years.
 :)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Sason on October 21, 2012, 02:00:36 pm
LOL Chrissi!!  ;D

Love it!!
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on October 21, 2012, 02:08:27 pm
Glad to know you re-read the thread, Chrissi.  I re-read most of it the other day, too.  The Brokeback love never fades!  8)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Sason on October 21, 2012, 02:34:31 pm
Well, I re-read it too.  :)

But I didn't think it needed bumping like the other thread, since you do fairly regular updates here, Oh High Priestess. (and thank you so much for those  :-*)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on October 21, 2012, 08:07:05 pm
Well, I re-read it too.  :)

But I didn't think it needed bumping like the other thread, since you do fairly regular updates here, Oh High Priestess. (and thank you so much for those  :-*)

Thanks, Sonja!  You and everyone are welcome to add material whenever the spirit moves you. :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on October 23, 2012, 12:16:50 pm

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ANG LEE!
(The Director Almighty)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on January 22, 2013, 01:49:36 am


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For I know a love that will never grow old...
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Sason on January 22, 2013, 05:12:04 pm
 :'( :'(


Beautiful tribute, Meryl.   :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: mouk on January 25, 2013, 11:19:13 pm
 :'( :'( :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on April 04, 2013, 01:08:11 am

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Here's to you on your birthday, bud.  Miss you!
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: CellarDweller on April 04, 2013, 07:42:13 am

Remembering you on your birthday!

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Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on January 22, 2014, 02:20:49 pm


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Still missin' you, bud...
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on January 22, 2014, 04:36:46 pm
I remember reading that Rollins Stone article about how Michelle Willliams had written "Oldman River" on his arm and he had it tattooed there permanently and they made some story out of it. Then we went to Alberta and leaving Ft. McLeod I saw a road sign to Oldman River and I was like "UnHuh!"
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on January 22, 2014, 06:49:49 pm
I remember reading that Rollins Stone article about how Michelle Willliams had written "Oldman River" on his arm and he had it tattooed there permanently and they made some story out of it. Then we went to Alberta and leaving Ft. McLeod I saw a road sign to Oldman River and I was like "UnHuh!"

I never knew that, Tru.  Cool story!  8)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: CellarDweller on January 23, 2014, 09:36:36 am
I hadn't heard that either!  Thanks Tru!
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: southendmd on January 23, 2014, 09:53:25 am
I remember reading that Rollins Stone article about how Michelle Willliams had written "Oldman River" on his arm and he had it tattooed there permanently and they made some story out of it. Then we went to Alberta and leaving Ft. McLeod I saw a road sign to Oldman River and I was like "UnHuh!"

Yeah, I noticed the Oldman River sign this past summer, and thought the same thing. 
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on April 05, 2014, 01:08:17 pm

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Thinking of you for your birthday, Heath.
We miss you!
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on April 04, 2015, 11:20:47 am

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BUD!
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 05, 2015, 09:57:58 am
We will celebrate and be happy for him.  :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on June 27, 2015, 04:22:31 pm

Flying in the euphoric, bitter air...

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YEE HAW
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on June 27, 2015, 04:24:11 pm

If Ennis and Jack were alive today...

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Thanks to Diana Ossana for posting this on her Facebook page  8)
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Sason on June 27, 2015, 04:25:19 pm
Yee-haw indeed, High Priestess!
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on December 10, 2015, 10:38:33 am


10 YEARS

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A SOLEMN YEE HAW

THANK YOU to ALL for EVERYTHING
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: CellarDweller on December 10, 2015, 10:44:58 am
*bows head*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: mouk on December 24, 2015, 09:34:21 pm
*bows head too*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Sason on December 25, 2015, 02:20:16 pm
*bows head three*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on April 04, 2016, 03:43:12 pm

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR BUD!
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: CellarDweller on April 14, 2016, 09:12:18 am
blew by reall quickly, didn't they?
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on April 14, 2016, 09:34:13 am
blew by reall quickly, didn't they?

They sure enough did!  :P
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on January 22, 2018, 02:44:59 pm

10 YEARS


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Heath%20Memory/moukflowers.jpg) (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/merylmarie/media/Heath%20Memory/moukflowers.jpg.html)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Heath%20Memory/JohnTributes.jpg) (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/merylmarie/media/Heath%20Memory/JohnTributes.jpg.html)

Because I could not stop for Death –
He kindly stopped for me – 
The Carriage held but just Ourselves – 
And Immortality.

We slowly drove – He knew no haste
And I had put away
My labor and my leisure too,
For His Civility –

We passed the School, where Children strove
At Recess – in the Ring – 
We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain – 
We passed the Setting Sun –

Or rather – He passed us –
The Dews drew quivering and chill –
For only Gossamer, my Gown –
My Tippet – only Tulle –

We paused before a House that seemed
A Swelling of the Ground –
The Roof was scarcely visible –
The Cornice – in the Ground –

Since then – ‘tis Centuries – and yet
Feels shorter than the Day
I first surmised the Horses’ Heads
Were toward Eternity
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Sason on January 22, 2018, 05:28:11 pm
 :'(
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 22, 2018, 08:04:56 pm
Thank you, oh great priestess for lovingly tending this site for many years.  :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Sason on January 23, 2018, 01:44:27 pm
What Lee said!  :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: CellarDweller on January 24, 2018, 07:12:23 pm
*bows to the priestess*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on April 04, 2018, 09:31:50 pm

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Remembering you, dear Heath, on your 39th birthday!  :-*
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 05, 2018, 09:54:48 am
Smiling through my tears, dear Heath.  :'(
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: andreaxme on July 17, 2018, 03:04:26 am
GREAT HORSE
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on January 22, 2019, 05:56:54 pm

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To live in this world

you must be able
to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go.

Mary Oliver
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: CellarDweller on January 22, 2019, 07:31:30 pm
:(
Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: Meryl on January 22, 2020, 01:12:10 pm
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Your buds love you and miss you, Heath.
And we ain't jokin'

Title: Re: The Brokeback Cult: The New Testament
Post by: CellarDweller on January 22, 2020, 03:32:08 pm
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Remembering Heath Ledger