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Auguste
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0 posted 08-08-2003 01:13 AM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

I may continue to post in Deputy Mod or Announcements from time to time, but won't be posting my poetry for awhile, likely, a long while.  My severe memory loss, short and long term, is the problem.  I'm also in a great deal of pain, the worst I've been in for years, due to my STILL undiagnosed disease.  

I believe that writing calms our hearts, enables us to reach out to others and know that we're not alone in our feelings, that others experience the same emotions we do.  Knowing that, so much feels like a compassionate hug, like the calm whisper of a dear friend.  We write because we want to "touch" those parts of others, to share, to KNOW that we're not unlike other people in the way we feel.  I can't seem to write now.  It's not writer's block.  It's caused by severe, unrenting pain, and weight loss, lack of rest because of both.

I've also lost the ability to paint.  Right now, at least, I've forgotten how to paint on canvas, though I still retain the ability to use charcoals for a portrait.  That's a BIG plus!   But, living at the ocean, with all of this beauty surrounding me, I just want to capture it on canvas as best I can.  Needless to say, right now, that's more painful than the disease I suffer from, not being able to share the beauty that's all around me, that would SO cause you to smile, to even cause you to think you just took in the scent of the salt air, felt a wave dragging the sand from under your feet, heard the call of the seagulls overhead.

Right now, I'm missing Passions...and I'm missing what once was me.  I miss myself, if that makes any kind of sense.  I just miss what once was me.  

Hugs to all of you...God bless!

Michael  

  
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Hugs, Michael!  Your friendship and loving ways still brighten my day.
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Michael,
Focus on your own needs for now.  I'm sorry about your loss of artistic abilities, and I'm thinking you'll get those back. I feel badly for your pain, all of it.  Speaking of artistic talent, though, I've just read your message again, and I see that your heart is alive.  Take care.  ~K~
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4 posted 08-08-2003 10:23 AM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Michael - you have expressed yourself like the true, brilliant artist you are and will always be. May the Lord lift this pain from you. hugs, Chris
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How about we send you a little special poem as we run across them, Michael...there's nothing wrong with just reading, you know...

You'll continue to be in our thoughts and prayers, Poet.
Auguste
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6 posted 08-08-2003 12:35 PM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

My dear thanks to each of you.  I'll still be reading when I can, just won't be posting any new work of my own, at least, not until I can remember how to write again.  

I'm very blessed in that I have so many beautiful images, memories of special moments, still intact. Though I may not be able to put them on canvas or in a poem at present, they're still something I'm able to see, something that gives me much peace and brings a smile.

My son and I went fishing yesterday.  I caught one fish, he caught salt marsh grass, poor kid.  LOL!  Then it rained and soaked us both before we could make it home.  Still, it was a great memory, one I still retain today.  

God bless you all!

  
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I don't think there is any need to appologize I hope you will feel better soon

insanity is not a crime

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Hi Michael, sorry things are going  so badly. Keep the faith, you are still you, just under duress for the moment, hopefully.
Hugs
Sandra
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