On a more serious note...
a long time ago, when me and my husband went to couples counseling, my doc told me then, that my relationship with my husband was as good as it was ever going to get.
He said recommended that if I was unhappy in the relationship (I was) that I should make plans to leave it. He said if I stayed, by the time I hit my forties (and possible menopause) that the only way I could maintain my mental health was if I had a very strong emotional network of caring friends and family.
As ya'll know, I lost a lot of family--but I found that "strong emotional network" in the most unexpected place, the first day I opened up that very secret part of myself (that poetry freak part) and posted a poem here at Pip.
You have all gotten me through some incredibly difficult times, and I want you all to know how very grateful I am for that.
I feel blessed.
AGAIN. Thanks again to Ron Carnell for his generosity and just doing the "good work" that he does by providing this community for people who...well, people like me, who might be sick, housebound, lonely, or just need the company of other poetry "freaks". *grin*
Without it, I think I would have given up hope a long time ago.
So...thanks to everybody.
with my love