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Cyber Friends - The Plus and Minus Then Add Mother Nature

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Mysteria
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0 posted 09-23-2004 01:55 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

You know, I have friends that I treasure and that I have actually seen from these blue halls of Passions, thanks to Ron's generosity of this site.  I can't imagine my life without them in it.  However, I also have friends whom I have never met, and probably never will either that are equally as important to me in my life.  

I got to thinking today, the intensity of caring is exactly the same for both groups, and when pending danger approaches the feelings of helplessness is almost too overwhelming.  With someone close by you can drive there, take a bus,etc, but with friends over 3,000 miles away then what?  Sure, you could hop a plane, but in the wake of these hurricanes your hands get tied pretty tight. So I wait, watch, and hope it goes away I guess.  

Up until coming to this site I had no idea how strong the powers of Nature truly were.  I appreciated her gifts and grace, but never paid much attention to her outrage, and destruction having never seen it here.  When I have friends in the path of her wrath, I don't sleep, eat, and worry myself sick until all is well, which of course does absolutely no good at all, and is certainly no good for me.

My question is how are you dealing with the fact that you have friends in places too far away to help, and do your friends or family think you are crazy and say, "Sure it is tragic, but you don't even know them?"  This infuriates me to no end.
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1 posted 09-23-2004 03:15 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Prayer.  It is all I have to give them, all I can give myself, that our PiP friends and by extension, their families, can ride Mother Nature like a bucking bronco, and make the 8 second ride count.

Of course that might not be quite the appropriate analogy, for to make that 8 second ride, it has to be a decision of the cowboy to ride the bull.

And our friends who stand in the path of Mother Nature really don't have that choice.

So I have to revert to prayer.
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2 posted 09-23-2004 04:23 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

The only way I can deal with it Sharon..Prayer~

And, I truly believe in the power of prayer..
We have seen results over and over again here at PiP.


Still...
I know that helpless frustrated feeling sweet lady.
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Don't worry! This too shall pass....we are all being tested. Our strength, our faith, our willingness to start over or hang on or hold on!

Jeanne...Jeanne....Sigh...
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4 posted 09-23-2004 05:51 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I had this long thing ready to post, when really it boils down to, "What is going to be is going to be."

Geez, hang in there Sharon, and everyone else down there.  You are right maybe it is a test?  If it is, let's pray it is over soon.
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5 posted 09-23-2004 10:16 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Sharon, I do believe you WOULD fly into a hurricane to come to the aid of a friend.

(In fact, I happen to know, folks, she damned near did.)

You are lovely that way, and much loved for the empathetic quality that is so apparent.

But sadly, there are some storms that are best to be ridden out alone.

And yes, it's a difficult thing, loving that hard and caring that much, but well worth the effort.

A Beatles quote for a former flower child?

"And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make..."



I'd like to thank you (publically) for being somebody who does give a damn.



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So how is that shocking? Of course you care! It's who you are and that's what I like about you. Miss ya' sweetie. T-O-N-S!

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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7 posted 09-26-2004 01:55 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I fell asleep watching CNN last night, and woke on a Sunday morning, to nothing but bad news both here, and in the middle east. I am almost positive this is not the way the world should be going is it? I guess there comes a time when you realize there are just some things out of your control that have to be left to higher powers than yourself. My heart goes out to all you folks down there that got in Jeanne's way, as I can't imagine the stress of this time for you all.


Here's to getting you back to normal as quickly as possible both on terra firma, and in mind, body and soul.
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You've expressed the same feelings I have Sharon, being so far away and unable to help in any other way than to keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best.

We've had heavy storms overhere and I remember one who took most of the tiles of our roof up and smashed them down again, but still they're not nearly as strong as the hurricanes like Frances and Jeanne and the others.
And as a lot of the houses overthere are build of wood, it's even more scary to think about nature's strength and the damage she's leaving behind.

I often watch the live video I found on the internet.

I don't pray, but they're all in my heart for sure. Well there are a few I did meet 3 years back (how time flies) and they've become very close to me.
And yes, isn't it amazing we've come to care about those we've actually never met???
I think that's because we know them so well through their rhyming words.

Titia

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