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serenity blaze
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0 posted 12-06-2005 04:20 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

But I am moody.

It's part of post traumatic stress thing they tell me. I can be perfectly fine one moment and then I can plummet in a nanosecond. I try to NOT venture into the worst hit areas now. I try to put blinders on to the mounting garbage. I even come here, to Pip, and get in lengthy discussions to distract myself from all the crap that is going on outside my windows, and sometimes inside too.

I try to read humorous writing, and as some of you all know, I adore this local columnist and today he broke my heart.
http://www.nola.com/living/t-p/index.ssf?/base/living-5/1133851880209270.xml

But I will take this as a cautionary tale, too. Don't let the "dark stuff creep all over your mind".

I'm going to pray for this lady.

(I think I am at my best when I forget about me, anyhow.)

I realize you guys are prolly weary of Katrina tales, but you might not realize that the dead is still being counted. It is hard to be stoic, and "keep your chin up" when you read of elderly couples found, three months decayed, in each others arms.

I'm amazed too, at how much an impact our environment plays on our psyche.

I apologize for the glum today folks. I'm sorry for inflicting my bi polar mood swings on you all.

Some days are harder than others. Please know that me, and all of us here in New Orleans, and across the entire gulf coast area are not begging for a pity party.

A little understanding is good. And hope.

Send us hope.

If the lady in that story can have hope, there must be some left in me...and you, too.


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1 posted 12-06-2005 04:38 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

I haven't read the story link just yet, and might not until after another cup of java or tea. But I can still give you a cyber hug and wish for you a peaceful corner to hide in today. That's how I feel some days...that I'd best "sit this one out" in a quiet corner, not participate in anything more distressing than happily contemplating my belly button.
~lighting a candle and incense sticks of love and good thoughts for you, my sistah K~
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2 posted 12-06-2005 04:58 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Karen

So sad a story!  Love should be joy...how can this ever be an option?  Hugging you!
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3 posted 12-06-2005 05:17 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

That just hit me so hard....

I wrote Chris Rose, and told him tell that New Orleans girl that another New Orleans girl cares...

whew

and some days are just so hard. I know you all know.
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4 posted 12-06-2005 06:03 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Just when we think we have it rough we get trumped by reality! Wow, she is amazing. There is so many to pray for. Thanks for sharing Karen. Keep your chin up, we love you. 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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5 posted 12-06-2005 06:11 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Oh gawd, this story hits me in the plexus.
And whatever taste of HOPE might sit upon her tongue? it should be bottled and spread around the globe.
Karen, I wish I could reach right through this damned screen, offer a shoulder for you to cry on, and a big sistah hug. Know that this is there alongside hundreds of others who really do care.
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6 posted 12-06-2005 08:45 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

I have a feeling you'll write about a Nawlins taste of hope, eventually.
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7 posted 12-06-2005 10:16 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

M'lady

mxx

how i would love you, love you as no one ever did! Die and still, love you more. And still love you more..and more
~Neruda~

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8 posted 12-06-2005 10:55 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Oh, Karen, my heart bleeds for you.  God love you, gal.  You've been such an inspiration to multitudes, when you're more disaster ridden than many.  I used to tell my son around Christmas, if I could package and wrap a perfect gift, it would contain faith.  You need those 'down' times, too, sometimes.  

That story was sad and I'm sure there are a zillion very real heartwrenching stories brought about by this.  No, I'm not tired of hearing about the suffering as long as it exists.  In fact, we who aren't directly experiencing it, NEED to hear these things.  It's akin to learning about those who've fought the war.

Sending loads of love and long warm fuzzy hugs to you.  Thanks for sharing your heart with us.

   Rae  
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Serenity gal, you know I know about death and suicdie.I know bipopar too. So you knock those blues aside and do as you yourself suggest... Think of the other gal, write every day in a journal even this blue paged journal. We could not bear to know you are so blue. Our prayers still go up for you. We are not so fickle that we could forget Katrina. I saw the woman on T.V who found her friends after all these months and felt for her and I feel for the young lady in Chris's story.There are many more stories out there and I know you know. keep up the writing. What ever the subject you choose we will read. Drop a few tears but drop a few laughs as only you can do.Love to you, martyjo
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10 posted 12-07-2005 08:56 AM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

That story brought a lot of things to my mind and none of them do I understand right now...will I ever be done trying to sort out my thoughts on this?

I love you muchly Karen
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11 posted 12-07-2005 09:49 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

It's good to talk . . . like I said, if you don't you will end up bitter and sick.

*shaking my head here wishing I could really hug you*  

(if you needed that)
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12 posted 12-07-2005 11:53 AM       View Profile for inot2B   Email inot2B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inot2B

I read the article, and have opened your topic several times.  Trying to find the right words to convey my feelings on this subject is very hard. All I can say is one should never give up hope, learn from the past, but continue towards tomorrow.  Life is too precious to give up on.  
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13 posted 12-07-2005 12:15 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Thank you all.

I was having a bad day to begin with, as there are personal problems I'm having to deal with (and normally I tell ya'll everything, but generally after the fact ) but I want to reasure you all, and I've been thinking about why this hit me so hard (in the plexus, as Kacy put it) and it's just my concern for my people in this community. Suicide is not an option in my personal book of coping strategy.

I worry though, because I have seen firsthand that it can be "contagious." (I knew a family with six kids as I was growing up--by the time I was twenty, half of them were gone, by their own hands) so please know that I know it's not an option.

Somedays I just feel overwhelmed, and you guys are the only folks I have to talk with that seem to understand. I have a few friends left here, but not many--as I chose to discontinue relationships with most of them because of bad habits I can no longer tolerate and refuse to condone, even by association.

So I get lonely, and I feel kind of helpless some days, but it sure is nice--no, it is wonderful to know that I can come here and find a kind word, encouragement, and even love and laughter.

It's not always horrible here. It's just that some days are very, very difficult.

So thank you.
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14 posted 12-07-2005 02:55 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Karen my love....I am not going to read that story. I know that there are among us heros and heroines, angels and the kind at heart. People who have suffered terribly and risen above it all. Then there are those who simply could not handle another second and had depleted (so they thought) all that they had to give. There are wrong doers, and bottom feeders ... those who turn against all that is good around them. May the Lord shine His light upon every single one of them .... and us.

  We adore you withchywonderfulone. Take all the time you need to vent, cry, laugh and scream to the high heavens.

  What concerns me today ... and it is a truth that I just found out about. Did you know that giraffes and turkeys are bi-sexual? Me neither. Who'da thunk it?  
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15 posted 12-07-2005 03:02 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I don't mean to boast, Chris, but yeah, I knew that.

Elephants can hear through their feet too.

*shaking my head*

I'm not crazy--I'm not!

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16 posted 12-07-2005 03:23 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

REALLY???!!! Through their feet?
Hmmm....then I wonder why their ears are so big?
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Yes, and people can see with their minds and feel with their hearts!  How about that?

I see you're the same ole Karen, with a huge caring heart, and a mind that's constantly seeing another's situation more needy than your own, regardless of what you're experiencing.  In addition to that, you manage to keep a sense of humor that somehow maintains sanity.

God bless you.
   Rae
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Serenity,I hope you know my reference to Suicide was about the young bridegroom. I never worry about you in that area.You have a deep seated sense of family and you would not do that I am positive. Looking for some fun things to send. We care, martyjo
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   < i think that says it all. hugs n things sista k
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Keep opening our eyes as you share your heart with us, Karen...It is you who gives us all a dose of reality that keeps our hearts open to all those who are suffering so terribly....Thank you for being who you are and sharing yourself with us...My heart goes out to youand yours with hugs and prayers....***BIG HUGS***
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22 posted 12-08-2005 02:11 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I just wanted to thank you all again and add, that I have no clue as to what information the rest of the world has regarding our plight.

That in itself makes me wonder how much I don't know about others...

That in itself gives me pause, and I am less inclined to judge. I hope.

See? I HOPE.
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Serenity , we only know what we see on T.V. and the news papers. I have had reports and some photos from a friend who went from Indiana to  New Orleans to take care of the horses,  and have read articles from people  who ended up  in this area and are living in Daytona, Palm Coast and other places near by. But no,  of course we do not know the true devastation and of course we have not experienced it.  So we send our love and prayers and hope for you and others. love, martyjo
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24 posted 12-09-2005 03:46 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

martyjo?

*laughing here*

I have learned a lot in the past five years.

I have a list of things to NOT pray for.

One is patience, for obvious reasons.

After your e mail yesterday?

I added "strength" to the list.

grinning

yer a doll, yanno that?
 
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