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Re: Say it all in Six Words!
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2008, 05:34:11 pm »


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Re: Say it all in Six Words!
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2008, 06:05:23 pm »
What a tour de force!

It was almost up there with one of the most amazing feats of writing I've ever seen in the New Yorker, maybe 15 years ago. It was a page-long piece that was full of words that you usually hear in the negative, put in the positive form. For example -- I'm just making this one up, but it was this kind of thing -- "She looked very sheveled and kempt."


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Re: Say it all in Six Words!
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2008, 03:10:08 am »
 

1) lovers' love destructive.chidrens' love constructive (my life)

2) love enflamed,hope drained,memories retained,  (BBM)

As an exercise for someone as verbose as me,sure concentrates the mind. Now all I have to do is work on brainwashing myself into believing the 1st 3 words of statement  1.

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Re: Say it all in Six Words!
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2008, 06:35:19 am »
Ennis....

Too much, too little, too late


Jack......

Nobody's gonna love you like me
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Re: Say it all in Six Words!
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2008, 03:44:21 pm »
Awesome, Sue!!

Now all I have to do is work on brainwashing myself into believing the 1st 3 words of statement  1.

Now you know that ain't gonna work!! What you need to do is understand yourself better. The concept of "love at first sight" is very interesting. I have experienced it myself before, and what I've come to understand is that there was something in me that made me attach myself to a totally unknown person.

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Re: Say it all in Six Words!
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2008, 07:32:41 pm »
Awesome, Sue!!

Now you know that ain't gonna work!! What you need to do is understand yourself better. The concept of "love at first sight" is very interesting. I have experienced it myself before, and what I've come to understand is that there was something in me that made me attach myself to a totally unknown person.



I know that deep down,I guess what I really meant, is that the love at first sight that traversed 15 years was destructive.I have also come to the conclusion that I set very high goals for myself,which when not attained,leaves me needy.A trait I am trying to break.

For the 1st time in my life I have begun something,tennis, which I know I will at best only ever be average at.For someone who has chosen to follow paths ,where I know I can achieve much success,this has been a big breakthrough for me.

It all stems back to a father who set almost impossible goals for me ,and whose love was  handed out piece meal,apon achieving those goals.I have searched really deeep in my soul,and have reached the conclusion ,that my marriage to first a gay man,then an alcoholic was based apon some deep routed insecurities that I was unworthy of anything other than love with conditions attached.This in conjunction I guess, with the earlier rape.

When I then met a man who loved me warts and all,no conditions attached,I fell hard. and somehow managed to almost square it with my conscience,that despite being married,I deserved this form of love.

I am now comming to terms with the weakness that is in me,and have ensured that my love for my children is 100% and without conditions,or limitations.It is all very much a work in progress!!!!!!!!

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Re: Say it all in Six Words!
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2008, 07:46:23 pm »
You are doing a lot of good work and walking a good path in trying to understand yourself honestly, and achieve emotional honesty. It has to happen with yourself before you can be honest with others. I toast you, optom3! I know this is going to be a good year for you!
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Re: Say it all in Six Words!
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2008, 06:13:34 pm »
Jack:

Loved hard.
Lost hard.
Died young.


Ennis:

Hide: Safest way. 
Still lost him.


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Re: Say it all in Six Words!
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2008, 07:17:31 pm »
Jack:

Loved hard.
Lost hard.
Died young.


Ennis:

Hide: Safest way. 
Still lost him.

Excellent, Milli! You have a gift in this like so many other things!!  :-*
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Re: Say it all in Six Words!
« Reply #19 on: February 29, 2008, 10:36:15 am »
You can read the New Yorker article online!

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