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Essorant
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0 posted 04-26-2007 10:09 PM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

What are you pursuing most at this point of life?  
Edward Grim
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1 posted 04-26-2007 11:07 PM       View Profile for Edward Grim   Email Edward Grim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Edward Grim's Home Page   View IP for Edward Grim

Completion.
Essorant
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Completion of what?
serenity blaze
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3 posted 04-26-2007 11:21 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

The best possible restoration of my health as I'm able--and the ability to accept what might be irretrievable, while still maintaining hope that it is not.

Tricky, that part.

Stephanos
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The heart of God,
The hearts of my wife and children
Another adoptive child
An understanding of our times
Wisdom
Deeper friendships
Better guitar playing and composing
Better writing (poetry and otherwise)
Better health
Better grasp of my chosen career


(I know this sounds lofty, but it is my aim ... how often I end up chasing my own will instead, and losing myself in the process)

Edward Grim
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5 posted 04-27-2007 12:44 AM       View Profile for Edward Grim   Email Edward Grim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Edward Grim's Home Page   View IP for Edward Grim

Just... completion.

People take that for granted these days.

Head Cheese & Chicken Feet

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6 posted 04-27-2007 01:18 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Ed?

Y'gotta plan?

Is this a physical completion, or spiritual?

Does this involve someone's cooperation?

I'm not trying to rag on you, or anything, but um, everybody's looking for that, in some form or another.

I mean, it's not like I remember, but even in the womb, and I have one, and I still wanna go back there (and yes, I asked, and my mom said "absolutely not". But even that isn't individual completion. It still relies on another.

Sooooooooo...

I'd like completion too.

So if you have some insight, please share?
Edward Grim
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7 posted 04-27-2007 02:13 AM       View Profile for Edward Grim   Email Edward Grim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Edward Grim's Home Page   View IP for Edward Grim

I knew I wouldn't be allowed to leave a one word reply. hehe


I have a problem with completing things. And no I don't want physical completion. I'm not smart enough to off myself.

I have a countless amount of unfinished novels; going on 10 years now. I tried to write my first novel at 8, obviously didn't finish it. Thirty or so different attempts later, and all I have are half finished pieces of literary crap. (I actually tried to write a script about a writer who couldn't finish a novel. I never finished the script. Ironic? Or typical?) I have 15 unfinished feature length scripts, well, they're supposed to be feature length, currently they're all half feature length, which makes them wastes of paper. I have about 60 completed short scripts but I can't find the means to film them. And I have three completed short films that I have yet to edit a.k.a. complete. I have 4 unfinished, five act plays and I just started another one two weeks ago. The play I've been trying to get produced, the only completed one to my name, keeps falling through because I've either missed deadlines or never heard from the leaches, I mean producers.

When talking in person I can barely complete a thought because I go to the next subject. I can't complete a single sleep cycle, my eyes are funked up, I'm pretty sure I'm a closeted misanthrope and I hate whining (which is what I'm doing at this very moment).

I pursue the white whale that is completion.


Hello, my name is A.D.D., how may I help you?

Head Cheese & Chicken Feet

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8 posted 04-27-2007 02:37 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

You sound alot like me.

Especially the part about Moby Dick.

*laughing*

anyhoooooo

I don't keep my incomplete writing stuff--as I've said quite often, I've tried the Great American Novel many times too, and hit the wall at Chapter four. Or five. Or six.

I generally yell at myself as I delete, delete, delete.

And btw? That's the only deletions I consider particularly "smart." Please don't speak of "offing" yourself so casually. Even if it's just out of some respect for someone (maybe even me on a bad night) who might read that and take the thought to task, k?

Completion....

smile

or Individuation--

or authentic living?

(I'm ducking and running here! )

Ed Grim of One Em?

This completion thing--it's something to think about for sure.

And get some sleep, k? (I may try it too.)

But don't forget to dream.

g'nite Ed.

Edward Grim
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Thanks Karen

Head Cheese & Chicken Feet

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10 posted 04-27-2007 06:46 PM       View Profile for oceanvu2   Email oceanvu2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for oceanvu2

Essorant:  Lately, I've been trying get at the nature of service and selflessness, and what are the mechanisms needed to stay attuned to them.

Since it seems to be OK to talk about one's self in this thread, here's what I'm dealing with:  My wife has been bedbound for seven years, is triplegic, and slowly dying from complications of her particular course of multiple sclerosis.

I'm a 24/7 caregiver as, of course, are many others.  I'm not making a "woe, poor me," statement.  I both choose and want to ber her 24 hour caregiver, mostly because I love her as intensely as ever.

My ability to pay attention is slipping, and this really bothers me.  I'm working on how to recapture the spirit of service before I become too full of myself and go on auto-pilot.

Jim  
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Serenity, re:  The best possible restoration of my health as I'm able--and the ability to accept what might be irretrievable, while still maintaining hope that it is not.

Tricky, that part."

Darned tricky.  Sharing:  At age forty, I had major surgery for colo-rectal cancer and have worn an ostomy bag ever since.  This required a heavy duty revision of my body image, and it took a looong time.  

A second consequence of this surgery was that it left me not only assless, but impotent.  This required a heavy duty revision of my psyche, and it took a loooong time.

I wish I had a short cut to offer, but I don't.  Maybe it just takes a long time.

The upside of this, for me, is that I didn''t die, and I've been able to remain both an ass and a ****, though I lack one, and the other doesn't work.

I'm betting on ya.  Jim  
oceanvu2
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12 posted 04-27-2007 07:22 PM       View Profile for oceanvu2   Email oceanvu2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for oceanvu2

Edster:  What do you call a writer who doesn't finish things?

Unpublished.


Jim
Edward Grim
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Yeah I guess you're right Jim. I'm not even in a position to get something published but I see your point.

I'll keep you and your wife in my prayers. I mean that sincerely, Jim.

Ed
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14 posted 04-27-2007 09:58 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Jim? um....sigh

whew...nod

have a hug. I hope I'm as strong as you, m'friend, and may I have as much faith in myself as you do.

And I'm nodding because you know, then.

Some days are harder than others, and so I am going to bed early tonight.

g'nite folks. I'm tired.
rwood
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Sometimes, I feel like I'm pursuing the last few seconds in the tail-end of the day, but it's really the first few of the next. Not enough hours, but next week?

this gal has her degree!!!!!!

and you know what?

I'm gonna do dirt.

I'm gonna dig into the earth and plant some flowers, shrubs and trees everywhere I can in my yard.

let me feets feel the green green grass.

take in some sun and thank God for the "color purple."

then I'm gonna write like there's no end....

but of course there has to be, yeah?

Essorant
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God Speed
 
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