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serenity blaze
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0 posted 02-02-2009 08:03 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

It's my anniversary!

I thought I'd just acknowledge that for myself, and let you all know that I do not know much about grace, or social norms, but I did want to let you know that I'm taking a break.

I wanted to at least attempt a gracious note of gratitude, so here I am.

To all and any whom I've hurt? I offer not apology, but a promise of trying to do better.

I think I needed to justify things in my mind, for not hanging out--much like an adolescent does, in order to rationalize leaving the safety and security of home. I haven't been well for a long time, and I need to focus on my personal health and my family' and I am not one who can do things "a little bit."

Keep the home fires burning.

I genuinely love you all.

I'll be

Kinda skeery, huh?

Ta for now. Happy Candlemas.

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1 posted 02-02-2009 08:47 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Take all the time you need, love, for your special Pips throne will always belong to you.
Please, take care of health needs, and spend more time with your immediate family. Email whenever you want, but silence is OK....
I'm on the verge of another Pips break myself, for similar reasons.
Just before the 'C' beast hit me, I was all set to make three driftwood/seashell mobiles as gifts, and ready to design something from the special 'deeptime' mauve clay I collected last summer. All the materials are just sitting here, waiting for my hands.
Anyway, take time to focus on your health and your family...they are your top priorities, lady!!!

Love ya!!!!
PS, Happy Anniversary!!!!
(no need to reply to this... )
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Member Seraphic
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with you

2 posted 02-02-2009 09:12 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

do what you gotta do.

I love you lady.

write me anytime.

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3 posted 02-02-2009 10:02 PM       View Profile for sewasham   Email sewasham   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sewasham

Happy anniversary Karen. Take care of yourself and know you'll be missed. Everyone needs a break now and then but we'll look forward to your full time return.
Take care. Steve

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4 posted 02-02-2009 10:29 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Boy I would sure get a lottery ticket with all those "2's."  Good for you!  Go get those 7 aligned, from your crown to your root, and I am sure everyone will still be here when the new you returns.   
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5 posted 02-02-2009 10:29 PM       View Profile for 1slick_lady   Email 1slick_lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit 1slick_lady's Home Page   View IP for 1slick_lady

i am here
still the de-badged-cop
loving you

happy anv too
call me anytime
or email

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6 posted 02-03-2009 01:29 AM       View Profile for Krawdad   Email Krawdad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krawdad

Ol' grey-head thanks you for an idea, K.
Be well.
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Between the Lines

7 posted 02-03-2009 06:25 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Karen, I know the need for a break ( sometimes from poetry and sometimes being here for a break from the real life on the outside)

Reading you is an "always" and your imprints are here to reread anytime one wants or needs to "feel you".

Take care of your number 1 priorities and check in when you feel the want.

Big hugs,
Earth Angel
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8 posted 02-03-2009 07:49 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Over the years, there have been times when I have slipped in and out of similar modes and moods. Thank you for letting us know so we will at least have some understanding for your disappearance.
Karen, may you have healings on every level of your being and return to your pip home when you are revitalized and refreshed ~ and all is well in your personal life and otherwise. Know that your throne in PiPsville will await your return, Serene One.
In the meantime, TCB and treat yourself with TLC. You'll be missed.

Vaya con Dios

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9 posted 02-03-2009 09:28 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Take a break, but don't break anything!

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10 posted 02-03-2009 09:52 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Nine years in this family of Pip! You are such an extraordinary presence here on Pip, dear Karen. Always stimulating, on the creative, human and intellectual level.  Have a great Anniversary and take your time to pay attention to your priorities. You fly out of the window, but the window is open always and we expect you back whenever you feel like peeking in, reading and feeling at home.
Love and big hugs and be well wishes.
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11 posted 02-03-2009 10:37 AM       View Profile for steavenr   Email steavenr   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit steavenr's Home Page   View IP for steavenr

my selfish side wants to say..."drats"

my understanding & sensitive side wants to just say "dern it and double drats" will be missed (please make your excursion be measured in days only...please)

oh, happy anniversary
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12 posted 02-03-2009 11:16 AM       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

I've always trusted your judgment. Do I need therapy? Peace dear friend...
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13 posted 02-03-2009 12:37 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Dear, dear Karen, you will be very sorely missed.  I echo all those beautiful and heartfelt responses you received so far (I think I understand Mysteria’s one!).  Please email any of us (me! me! me!) whenever you want.  You take all the time you need.  It is so wonderfully considerate of you (and so typically Karen to be so considerate) to let us so far into your life in your poetry and your posts and threads in other parts of the forum, and very especially here, to let us know why there is going to be a Karen-shaped hole in Pip.  

Oh, and by the way, you know EVERYTHING about grace!  You also know EVERYTHING about being social.  As far as “norms” go, you are way higher than “normal” in every possible way, so you go way further than “social norms” require, just as you always go far further than the extra mile in helping those around you.  

And please do everything you need to do to regain your personal health.  I will be praying for your health and happiness (and while I am at it, your wealth as well, but that will come last after the other two!)


I can’t imagine how you could POSSIBLY have hurt anyone on the planet, because when you say some things you THINK may be hurtful in your inimitably honest way, you ALWAYS explain in great detail, and I am sure that if I had ever been on the receiving end, I would be only too delighted at the explanation.  Come to think of it, I HAVE been on the receiving end of at least one of your delightful explanations where you had either misunderstood me or thought you had misunderstood me or something like that (I can’t remember the details), although no hurt was delivered by you to me, EVER.

Missing you already

Love and huggles
Titia Geertman
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14 posted 02-03-2009 01:22 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

Friends can wait, personal things can not and though we all love you, we're not your real family. Take care kiddo, health is the number one on the list.

Drop in once in a while, when you feel to it, if only to see what's going on. I've done that for the past years and feel comfortable with it. No pressure. There's more to life than poetry alone.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, blow the candles and make a wish.


Like scattered words will flow

Member Rara Avis
since 02-22-2002
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15 posted 02-03-2009 01:38 PM       View Profile for ThisDiamond   Email ThisDiamond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ThisDiamond's Home Page   View IP for ThisDiamond


Be well, and don't think you get off that easy.  I'll be looking for you.

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16 posted 02-03-2009 11:33 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Oh, Karen, I come here daily looking for you, but rarely respond.  Don't ever think that means I don't enjoy, because I'm constantly fascinated and awed by your brilliance and caring nature.  Please take care of yourself for all of us.  You've been climbing some steep rough trails in life.  Hopefully, you'll stop,look back over your trail seeing all the smiles you've nurtured, the inspiration you've shown without seeing the tears of us who'll be missing you.
Happy Anniversary!

Love & God bless,
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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17 posted 02-04-2009 02:32 AM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

Karen... I'm sending you some of my special RDB to keep you warm... I love you xxx

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

Artic Wind
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18 posted 02-04-2009 05:27 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind


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19 posted 02-11-2009 06:15 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Hi Karen, and Happy Anniversary.
Sweetie, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Hugs and God bless,

Some of my poetry links--

Ethels Creations  My Inspirational Pages
Ethels Heart Poems  
Ethels Love Poetry
   My SpiritIsUp Poetry Shelf

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