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The Serenity Garden (journal part II)

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650 posted 08-28-2004 01:03 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze



thank you Maureen, and HI O Silent Friend!

I'm just in time to say g'nite gracies, sooooooooo...g'nite!



Ya'll are good to me...

"caught my eye" Sheesh. *snort*
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651 posted 08-28-2004 01:14 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Looks like I just missed you, Serenity.  I'm was just sitting here catching up on all the fresh growth.  My, my....there is so much food for thought in your writing...that link about the devil... that's how I see it pretty much.  You said that you don't believe anymore.  I guess I understand those feelings pretty well.  Yano, I still want to believe that there is a reason for everything.  For me, like you, I equate it all somehow with spiritual growth.  I think back about the most emotional attachments I've had now, and see that those relationships were the ones from which I gained the most wisdom in the end.  Sometimes, I think that we make a pact before we come here to play a certain role in each other's lives to assist in a particular evolution of our souls.?  I just wanted to tell you that I love reading you...even through the difficult times (which, of course, I wish you did not have to go through).  Sending positive vibs....jo

M-lady....the same to you.  Loved your joke, BTW.  

[This message has been edited by iliana (08-28-2004 03:07 AM).]

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652 posted 08-28-2004 03:31 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

jo-jo?

And I love it when they're all asleep.

I had a nice night with the kids, and I'm looking forward to that more often now that he is going back to work.

so I exit again, sleepless, but smiling.

He blames all you "internet people" for the changes in me yanno.

And I THANK all you internet people for the changes in me.

(Not really changes tho, just for reminding me of what I used to want for me)


And there's something very soothing about curling up with a bri-bear and coloring like a kid again. Just like cornflakes and milk.

I want to buy some "jacks" now and teach my daughter how to play. (She just might if I don't tell anybody--so shhhhhhhh? k?

Love to all.

smooches g'nite again
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"He blames all you "internet people" for the changes in me yanno."

What is mine doing at your house, anyway?

~*~

Now, on Balance...


God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found him, resting on the seventh day.  He inquired of God,

"Where have you been?"

God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction, and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds,

"Look, Michael. Look what I've made."

Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said,

"What is it?"

"It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put Life on it. I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a great place of balance."

"Balance?" inquired Michael, still confused.

God explained, pointing to different parts of earth.

"For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while southern Europe is going to be poor. Over there I've placed a continent of white people, and over there is a continent of black people. Balance in all things,"

God continued pointing to different countries.

"This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice."

The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a land area and said,

"What's that one?"

"Ah," said God.  "That's Washington State, the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful mountains, rivers and streams, lakes, forests, hills, plains, and coulees. The people from Washington State are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to be found traveling the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, high achieving, and they will be known throughout the world as diplomats, and carriers of peace."

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then proclaimed,

"What about balance, God? You said there would be balance."

God smiled,

"There is another Washington...wait until you see the idiots I put there."

Ba-da-boom.

~*~

My husband got a job.  After five years of "retirement", all of his friends, his mother, and when necessary, your very own Moi, have at one time or ten thousand, said, "you need something to DO!"  Sons-in-law, daughters, said friends, have said, "you have too much to offer to not be out SHARING it."  [And it's true, he does!]

There have been a few attempts in the last couple of years [once he figured out that the brain tumor wasn't his way "out-out"] and he apparently fit all of the 'we need to turn you away because,' requirements.  Too old, not old enough, too experienced, too old to gather experience, etc.

We will know, however, the day after Labor Day [ironic] whether or not this new position will be meet his expectations.  It's a part-time job, working with troubled kids in a boy's "home" that is quite well known around the states.  He will transport students to and from appointments; he will work in the admin office doing whatever is required in a clerical sense [puff-stuff] and he will do the school's "shopping".  Now here is where he will excel, simply because, beside Mysteria, he is probably one of the world's great shoppers!  He finds bargains even when they aren't there.  He'll get to shop to his heart's content for their inventory supplies and food, etc., using their vehicles, on their credit card.  He'll probably save them so much money for their necessities they'll either give him a raise or put him on full time.  [I see benefits everywhere!!!]

His military training and counseling time will stand in him good stead in interacting with the boys.

And, best of all - he was hired on in the middle of the interview...



Maybe things will finally lighten up a bit.

If it can happen here, serenity, it can happen ANYWHERE!

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654 posted 08-28-2004 12:51 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Now ... Karilea, that is great news for you both actually.  One needs a purpose, and if they have worked for years and then stop abuptly there is no way you can get used to doing nothing fast, and some never.  Boys need a man's influence so badly, and what a wonderful way to contribute to society, working with those that need that.  Sounds to be a great job for him.

However, I could out-shop him anytime trust me, I wear armor with army boots if necessary.  This very morning, I picked up two Hillary Duff tickets that were long ago sold out, no not at double the price, but 1/2 price from someone in another province in Canada.  Not on ebay either, but by reading papers across the country, and trust me my status as the "Best Gramma On Earth" later today is going to warrant a scream that may hopefully deafen me enough that I won't hear all those yelling teenie boppers, and wanna be tennie kids when I take her there to that concert.  The seats are 5 rows from the stage, and I think this is going to impress a 6 year old starting school for the first time, ya think?  She loves Lizzy McGuire as she calls her.       Now, I just need the Ashley Twins to come to town and I will get even a bigger diamond in that tiara of mine.  

Fads!  Okay remember those?  Boy did I buy into those, still do actually but spend less on it than once upon a time.

I loved that joke, loved it - unfortunatley I don't know any I can post in Open    
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655 posted 08-29-2004 12:06 AM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Hello all of my tiara wearing tinkerbelles!!
Just trying to catch up the journal entries since I have been out at the campground enjoying the beauty of nature. You know what? Some of our trees are painting their leaves already!! Fall is on it's way.
  Last evening there was a birthday celebration at said campground and I almost threw my hip out doing the "macarena" with a group of children and teens. LOL. The park will never be the same now that I have taught the baby ducks who come begging at each trailer for food, to stand in a line, shoulder to shoulder (ducks do have shoulders don't they?) and turn their bills left and right as I use pieces of bread like a concert conductor's wand. La la laaaa ..  La la laaaaa......shades of Babe !!
  By the way, has anyone seen my muse? She doesn't like roughing it and refused to come to the campgrounds with us. Fusspot.
  I luv all of you to pieces and will try to keep up with the journal entries as well as all of the wonderful poetry I have missed. But, to-morrow I must return to the campground as it seems I am missing a few "odds and ends" ... hee heeee. Speaking of odds and ends .... is that sister of mine still meditating at the water's edge? Hmmmm....wonder what Enchantress has been up to? Ah well, she too will be home soon. Nighty nite all. Hugs, Chrislane
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656 posted 08-29-2004 01:37 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Hi ya, Chris!  Missed you.  I've been out a lot this week, too, working on a big job.  Thank the Goodness for this job even though it's taking a great deal of time -- the money's good and we needed it.  Soooo, for a few more days, I only be popping in and out occasionally.  Take care and I just bet you went back to rub "shoulders" with the little duckies again....hehehe

Serene One -- hope you are, indeed, that tonight.  Thinking of you.  Night, night.

Sunshine -- great joke!  And, hope it works out for the hubby.  It would make me crazy if mine was around the house every single day!  I must have my space!
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657 posted 08-29-2004 05:28 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Smile...there's my ladies gathering...

I hate August and yet? It is the headiest time of the year for flowers blooming. Just all dripping sweet, seed heavy head flowers bending the stems and getting those bumbles all a-buzz...yet? There's something about it I love too.

It's the moment of insistency before orgasm--all sensitivity and heavy play, and luscious, gorgeous saltiness as the air becomes, as best described--

"hot liquid magma!"

(Insert graphic of Dr. Evil)

I felt that, tonight. In fact, I'm feeling lately like blowing clouds together, creating storms--just because the stagnate bores me.

"Time for a tiara." I thought.

So I prepared a holy resting place for a shrine, and my face became a palette.

I glanced the mirror, all frank and studious, and instinctively I clenched my teeth, until I saw the lines that formed...so I smiled instead.

Not good.

So I broke out the color box, and changed the tones of yellow to peach, adding dots of healthy red, where desire used to be.

I dotted my eyes with sparkles, blue, and boldly, I placed a hot pink star in the middle of my forehead.

I smiled.

I liked the sparkle.

I took my hair down and then I fluffed it up and out. I grinned, wild, and then I thought, perhaps, I might be ready for reality.

Appalled at the thought, I donned my tiara.

Now, I was ready to go.

*  *  *

I was wearing an aqua mumu, with gold filagree and hot pink flowers, with lavendar stripes inconsistent but still somehow adding to the theme.

I also wore barefoot beaded sandals--a delightful mysteria gift--and had I done my toes, ya'll would have pictures.

We stopped at convenience store for beer. There is this place that hoses down 24 oz. RedDogs--and we were there to buy us a bunch.

As were the other people in line outside of the store--transacting their thirst through the supposedly bullet-proof window, exchanging cash and courtesy via a steel drawer.

They looked at me funny as we pulled up and I hopped out, bopping my head to the AC/DC, perfectly coincidenced to "Hell's Bells" as I jangled my Joplin way to the end of the line.

But I took my place at the end of the line happily, not even a bit disconcerted at being the only person in line wearing a mumu and a tiara.

I must say, crackheads in bright lights are sure polite. If I'd been standing in front of me, I woulda asked me a few questions, for sure. But no...they were cool. But then? Maybe they thought they were tripping?

I found myself yearning for that ole staff I'd bought one Halloween, that had a small ignition in the bottom--it would crack with a spark, like we always assume happens with the Holy.

(Or Unholy)

Depending.

*  *  *

That's when the guy drove up.

On a bicycle.

He was praising Jesus loud, I heard that much before he stopped.

He turned the handlebars of his bike deftly, managing to create a small moment of drama in front of the line of us cows, waiting in the moo moo line.

He began a benediction:

"Lawd Jesus, I beseech you, to come down upon these people here, and bless them with your everlasting love and Holy Spirit."

He had straddled the bike and was actually calling corners, as I know a witch or priest would, motioning the summons of the four archangels with his hands, via the cross.

We all stood there in line, quiet and listening.

"May these people hear my prayer and your will be done through me, with peace everlasting."

No one said anything for maybe TWO seconds.

(If you know me, that's all I could stand.)

"Thank you, brother." I said to him, as I paid for my beer.

He looked at me, as if to judge if I were serious. Then he smiled.

He rode away.

*  *  *

Those behind me were smiling, like a joke, but I hopped in the car and told my friend,

"How cool is THAT? I just got a benediction, buying BEER!"

He shook his head and asked,

"What? Does this [shtuff] follow you around?"

I smiled and said,

"I hope so."

*  *  *

Hope is the last thing in the box...

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"What? Does this [shtuff] follow you around?"

I smiled and said,

"I hope so."

~*~

Maybe the VERY last thing in that box,
m'love, is renewal...
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659 posted 08-29-2004 02:30 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

a temporary truce and a few beers never hurt either.

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660 posted 08-29-2004 02:36 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Not only are we having a truce here, but some fine things have come about in the last few days.  I guess one from looking in on the outside would say, "life changes 101".

And it's really hard to keep the grin off my face.
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661 posted 08-29-2004 10:41 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Well folks, we're getting down to the wire here. Mike (the carpenter we all like) is accomodating me in my request for built-ins, and he has already framed the window in my office/bedroom with bookshelves and a window seat. And smile, I need more...

Soooo...tomorrow he is building me a platform style bed, atop even MORE casing for books. (I've got a LOT of 'em, and I'm lusting after more as I type. )

I love books. I'm pretty much known to have one on my being at any given time. It seems to run in the family. As I've mentioned several times, I inherited my brother's library as well, and right now I'm feeling a bit emotional, as my brother's dying wish was that I would take care of his books.

He left me an extensive theological library, as well as a stash of pure heaven--history, history, history. He spent his last days curled up in his worlds with a world, until he was finally admitted into the hospital.

He was the only one who seemed to know he was dying.

My sister, (some of you know her as "twist") received a phone call from him the morning before he died.

"I'm pulling an 'Edgar Cayce'," he told her. Then he proceeded to explain to her that he was going to die before he ever saw home again, and how vital it was to him that we go over there and rescue his treasure. He feared that his roommates would throw them out, as they aren't exactly appreciative readers.

I'm going to attempt the cracked tile for the window seat again--as I don't particularly want it be an inviting sitting space. Laughing now. (Everybody can just stay the hell out.) I'll place the box that contains my brother's ashes there, and he'll be finally surrounded by his beloved books.

*  *  *

I'll be "in transit" this week and have no idea when I'll be online, so if ya'll don't hear from, no worries, k?

And if I seem glum, it's a bittersweet move.

I love my little house here.

HUGS, my bloomin' poets!

I should be here a few more days tho...




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662 posted 08-30-2004 05:31 AM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Hi ya'll
I just stopped in here to see how everyone is doing and got stuck. I started on this last page and went backwards, to where I was here last....five pages back. A lot has been shared since I visit your garden, Karen. As usual, I'm kind of speechless. It really amazes me how many different things so many of us have in common. Even though we are all different and lead different lives, our inner feelings are so similar....and the different happenings in our lives to make those feelings are so similar, though different. Does that make sense? I know. It does to me, too.

Well, I need to go for now. By the way, Gary told me the other day that I must have been really good at playing hide-and-seek when I was growing up. And, he also said that he was too. He said that is why he knows all those "hiding places" I have within myself to hide and that that is the reason that he can always find me. He says that he has taken Ethelology for almost seven years now and this is another thing that amazes me...he wants to continue to know more and more about me. In spite of myself??
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In spite of yourself, Ethel?  Methinks in please of yourself that someone would stay focused because it would not only be good for him, but good for you, too...welcome home.

Your brother is smiling, Karen.  Probably a lop-sided kind of grin, that's what it feels like, but feeling better that you are getting what you want, even though it's still a fight, and for keeping him with you, side by side, through it all.

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664 posted 08-30-2004 04:11 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Ethology. grin. I like that lots.

Ethel m'lady, sounds like you have a "keeper".

and there's a rumor going about a chat room, anybody happen to know where the hell it IS?

I may actually have a bit of privacy tonight and would love to check in with my buds...

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665 posted 08-30-2004 06:13 PM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

Hey peoples
I'm still here listening to you all...
y'know, you people talk a lot!
But don't stop...
I'm young and know I can learn a lot by listening.
So keep at it, folks...
peace!
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666 posted 08-30-2004 07:04 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Serene being...check your mail...
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667 posted 08-30-2004 07:07 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

smile...

and post number 666 was a message to check my e mail.

Pardon me while I type:

"that is not signifigant.", six hundred and sixty-six times?

grin...

compulsive?

who?

MOI?



(and 665 hugs to GG too!)
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668 posted 08-30-2004 07:12 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

and Kari? I appreciate it, but I am showing NOTHING in the body of the e mail...

it's the same one that has been forwarded to me a kzillion times too. (love the effort, but DAMN)

can't somebody just post the link?

um, we may have guests who would might not wanna POST, but wouldn't mind talking?



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669 posted 08-30-2004 08:06 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

http://groups.msn.com/PoetrysPassions/chat.msnw?r=1  

is that what you want Karen..then sign in afterwards???

and then click on the smiley face to the right and you should be in the passions chatroom if that is what you wanted...

hugs
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http://www.chatzy.com/?522423965689

Sent you the password seeing it is your chatroom and all
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guess I was in the wrong chatroom..I am never in the right loop *s


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672 posted 08-30-2004 09:42 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

maybe I should check my mail?

*laughing*

sigheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


I've gotta website with my name on it too.

Can't seem to find THAT either.



thunk-thunk-thunk


thank you
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673 posted 08-30-2004 09:57 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

and I am knocking at my own door here...

again

sharon?

THERE WAS NO PASSWORD!!!

ARGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH

kiss me first, next time, will ya?






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674 posted 08-30-2004 10:33 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Okay it appears some ladies that use Yahoo and Hotmail don't get my email as the server thinks I am spam, LOL.  Anyway, after Karen and I talked this evening she is "thinking" on a new house for our private chats that will have pretty curtains, couches, chairs, and of course a library right?  Who knows there may even be a fridge full of bubbly?

Karen, you will report back us soon when you find this new location right?  Hope we can keep it private like the current one without others walking in and out the door we don't even know though.  
 
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