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kaile
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0 posted 07-26-2004 02:49 PM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

I once experienced this glorious rush of relief when my geography teacher announced that she wouldn't want to live a long life, for fear of contracting Alzhemier's Disease and other elderly aliments. For fear of burdening her family. My sentiments exactly. A nail hit on the head! Except that i wasn't as candid as her. Actually, I felt ashamed of harbouring this thought as I believe life to be sacred and was hence pretending for the longest time that i didn't feel such

i wonder if other people too have sentiments that they wouldn't acknowledge to themselves, unless they hear other people admit it first

do you sometimes have thoughts that are poking at the seams of your consciousness? thoughts that you try desperately to squash into oblivion so that you can feign ignorance of their existance?


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1 posted 07-26-2004 03:12 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

I often feel that if I think about something a lot- it happens. I dont know why but some random thoughts throughout my life keep occuring and then they happen....

the one that has been going through my head since late highschool is that im going to die in a car accident before my "married years".

Meh- it bothers me a lot, to say the least

I left my wallet in El Segundo...
And I gotta get it
I got got to get it!

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2 posted 07-26-2004 09:39 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Hi you....



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do you sometimes have thoughts that are poking at the seams of your consciousness? thoughts that you try desperately to squash into oblivion so that you can feign ignorance of their existance?


Unfortunately, they never do poke at the seams of consciousness. They just bowl right on out there and that's that. Like, for example, I don't want there to be a hell. Nor does anyone, I suppose. But I also don't want there to be a heaven either. No, I'd rather just go quietly into the black, because I can think of nothing worse than existing forever and ever and ever and ever and ever...

With every passing year I'm more and more convinced that all godheads are created by us however, so I guess I don't have to worry too much eh?

But always that little voice - what if there really is a hell? Or, please no, a heaven.

Cooky eh? No one understands it rotf.

I say let the thoughts out - it's better that way, in the end. You're in a position to deal with them.

Hugs you...

K
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3 posted 07-26-2004 09:49 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

There you go, revealing another snapshot of reality. I think maybe we all have a moment, or more, where we feel like giving up on existing in this dimension, wondering if there is another one floating out there that is more appealing.

Since I don't know if there is anything else, I refuse to leave this dimension early.
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4 posted 07-27-2004 04:05 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

But I also don't want there to be a heaven either. No, I'd rather just go quietly into the black, because I can think of nothing worse than existing forever and ever and ever and ever and ever...

hugs grins
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5 posted 08-01-2004 12:44 PM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

do you think there's an age limit to making lasting friends?

i feel there is. too much ground and history to cover for new aquaintances making an entrance into your life. too little time for the window of opportunity to stay open before the winds of seasonal change blow these aquaintances away and drop other batches into your path. too much circumstance, too little connection

what say you?
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6 posted 08-01-2004 03:55 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

kaile i don't think it's a matter of age. i think it's a matter of patience and too many of us are too wrapped up in ourselves to make the effort to make and maintain those connections.
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no
age should never be a limiting factor when it comes to friendships
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8 posted 08-01-2004 04:03 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

OMG, I just realized you posted a photo!
THANKS!
Love that smile, that enthusiasm for life that shows in this closeup, kaile.
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9 posted 08-01-2004 04:17 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

When I was a kid I made a conscious choice in my head that I did not want to live past 50.  That was mostly because I was pretty much raised in a nursing home -- my mom had one until I was six and my granmother had one until I was 13.  I saw a lot of death and dieing and horrible, prolonged events of that.  Guess what?  When I got to be 50 I made a conscious choice that I'm not ready to go yet; still too much to do.  So, now I want to live forever.  And, BTW, for me, I know there is a heaven....don't know about hell.  Heaven....don't know exactly what it is, but it is another dimension of existence and it is comfort.  Personally, I won't mind being comforted.  Just my two cents.  Interesting thread ya got here, Kaile.  
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Finally I see your face! YAY!

And your eyes are so compelling, m'friend--full of excitement and a hint of mischief--reminds me of a mirror I used to know.

and yes, my sister just totally embraces the idea of death (much to my dismay)

She actually argues with my other sister over who gets to be next.

She just shrugs and says she's ready to get on with it.

Interesting, huh? Not ready to end something, but impatient to begin.

I admire her spirit, but as for m'self? I worry about death.
I think my greatest fear is separation. I'm scared I will miss my loved ones...

(and hugs, gorgeous! )
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11 posted 08-01-2004 07:08 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

and came back to add a thought regarding this:

"o you sometimes have thoughts that are poking at the seams of your consciousness? thoughts that you try desperately to squash into oblivion so that you can feign ignorance of their existance?"

Yes and you may be aware that those are the things I try to write about--

I suffer from severe "church giggles" (inappropriate bursts of laughter) and have a habit of shooting sacred cows.

Wow. Neat idea for a challenge?

YOU try. "church giggles and sacred cows"

grin.

I'm off to the challenge forum...

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12 posted 08-01-2004 07:15 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

" I can think of nothing worse than existing forever and ever and ever and ever and ever..."

Believe it or not, I feel this way too, sometimes. I know that it's not going to happen though.

Oh, make me Thine forever
And should I fainting be
Lord, let me never ever
Outlive my love for Thee

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13 posted 08-03-2004 09:07 PM       View Profile for Copperbell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Copperbell

I figure if I like existing now, then it shouldn't be a problem to take on forever.

About friends, I'm just about to go and visit a new friend of mine- she's eighty.

Those blasted thoughts, sometimes I just tell them to get lost
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14 posted 08-04-2004 12:26 PM       View Profile for Mon Cherie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mon Cherie

Hmm... I'm replying more on the topic of friends. I'm not too sure about the age limit for making friends, but as I grow I realise that I feel tired of making new friends. You've gotta go through the process of outright politeness, to gradual acquaintance, to understanding, to friends. That's kinda tedious, without having to add to the fact that it's hard to find someone who's totally in tune to your thoughts.

At work, where we meet with new colleagues, it takes time for us to get to know them. But when do we surpass the stage of being colleagues? Will they ever be our friends? We have common topics of discussion about our work and complaints, etc. but what if we were to leave? Would we have so much to talk about when we next meet up?

Friends are the same... There're people who remains close to you, no matter how far apart you are and how seldom you meet. You seem to be able to pick up from where you left off the last time you met. And once you do, you can't seem to let it drop, and you end up chatting for the rest of the night. But what about those who seem to have drifted far away without you knowing? The gap seems to be growing, but it seems so wide that you've no idea of how bridge it. Then are they still your friends?

How do you define friends?

_,,,^.^,,,_
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do you sometimes have thoughts that are poking at the seams of your consciousness? thoughts that you try desperately to squash into oblivion so that you can feign ignorance of their existance?

Do I Ever, constantly thinking out loud, but not about disease or something that may inflict me...other things, nature, life's essense, why do other people hold grudges, and how can they do that...I think about places I've never been, and become so excited before leaving for a weekend getaway
and always try to take different routes...studying people, wondering where they've been, what they're thinking and why, even when I'm reading, I become lost in questions...while listening to music, wondering how long it might have taken to build the chesapeak bay bridge....I know, I know, I'm weird...

Enjoyed this and also reading the other comments...thank you
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16 posted 08-26-2004 01:20 PM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

I work in a nursing home...surrounded every day by people at the very ends of their lives. It constantly amazes me the grace and dignity with which most of them accept death and dying. Most of them would NOT choose to be where they are now. Most of them, those with a functioning mind, will tell you it isnt a pretty or fun place to be. But all of them will tell you they wouldnt trade a minute of their lives, or whats left of it. I see some who hold onto life with every means at their disposal and others who would rather not. My violation of a "sacred cow"? I think people ought to have the right to say enough is enough. To die as they have lived, with grace and dignity.
 
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