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MOCindy
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0 posted 07-31-2008 12:13 PM       View Profile for MOCindy   Email MOCindy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MOCindy

I, myself is still thinking about this. I'd love to read your thought on life.  
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Sigh.

I think it has something to do with not trying to be sneaky?
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2 posted 07-31-2008 05:48 PM       View Profile for Grinch   Email Grinch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Grinch


A sentence for a serious crime.

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Dear Cindy,

          It looks as if you haven't convinced the usual suspects that you are serious about your question.  Perhaps I am misreading them.  

     What would happen if you tried to make the question more specific, though, since in its current form it does seem pretty much improperly formed for serious discussion.

     Try breaking it down a bit and ask what, specifically, about the definition of life, at this specific moment in time, is the specific thing that you would like these specific people to help you focus on.  I would like to point out in advance that the concept "everything," which is the most comforting and immediate answer that comes to mind, does not in fact increase the specificity of your response at all.  It is only another way of restating the original vagueness.  If you do want help in taking a shot at some sort of answer, then it seems important to me for you to take part in shaping the question.  Otherwise I can pretty much guarantee frustration by everybody all around.

     That's my initial suggestion.  How acceptable is it to those various people who've written anything so far or who are considering speaking at this point?

Curiously enough, BobK
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4 posted 08-01-2008 11:39 PM       View Profile for Stephanos   Email Stephanos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Stephanos's Home Page   View IP for Stephanos

Okay, so who is being sneaky?

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5 posted 08-02-2008 03:37 AM       View Profile for MOCindy   Email MOCindy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MOCindy

quote:
Okay, so who is being sneaky?

The question.

C
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6 posted 08-02-2008 04:15 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

The best answer is, who's not?

Life is the biggest rollercoaster there is...just when you are lulled to sleep by the click-click-click, slowwwwwwwwwwww climb up to what you think might be the heights?

plummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeettttttttttt...

and then, again, click-click-click

(some mild rock and roll)

"Let's hear it for FOGHAT!"

and? *ahem*

click-click-click...

(and this bird you'll never channnnnnnnngeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...)



(more mild rock and roll, but now yer gittin' to the Keith Richards part! )

and then some more plummmmmmmmmmmmmmmettt and Mick! Mick-Mick!!!

gleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Mick me again!

and then

oooooooooooh....

shudder

daylight

and yer travelin' down the wrinkles of Keith Richard's face again, astrogliding next to a Barbara Walters hologram in a lonnnnnnnnng log ride of Jimmy Page drool...

and splashed by Claymates! (Clay Aitken fans with swan wings--to the tune of Prince songs? NO--it's TOO MUCH!) and finally, at long last, you slide into the end of  the ride, to be toweled off by "Suede" from Project Runway, and check the board to see if your pic was chosen for display by "Christopher" as fierce.

*shrug*

That's my walk-through, anyhow.

Kathy Griffin? CALL ME!!! (Karen makes faux cell phone motions by her ear...hitting all the wrong buttons...)

[This message has been edited by Ron (08-02-2008 09:18 AM).]

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Life is the elements when they are compounded in such a way that a body has the ability to be an active "sponge" if you will, taking things in and giving things out, breathing, eating, drinking, growing, multiplying, etc.  

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quote:
Okay, so who is being sneaky?


Probably Moonbeam.  He is in the forum lately and is the only I ever saw use a capital letter "M" at the end of his comment the same as MOCindy used that "C" in the comment above.    

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9 posted 08-03-2008 05:47 PM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Huan Yi

.


Try holding your breath . . .
The body will answer.


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Wow Ess that WAS below the belt!  And I just happened to stumble on it, tssk tssk.  

Shame on you to think I'd presume to post any question in this forum let alone one as banal as "What is life?".  And then follow it with:

"I myself is still thinking about this ..."

Get a grip man!

I can assure you that Cindy is not moi and moi is not Cindy.  As Ron is the one sending coded messages, if you are really so interested that you have to indulge in forensic speculation I suggest you ask him what he means.

M (and before your paranoia suggests I am Judi Dench, I am not her either!     )
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Alas.  Sorry for the misjudgement Moonbeam.  It was the timing and the style of signature that made me think it may be you posting and disguising yourself a bit.

It is probably TomM...never mind, I don't want to risk making the same mistake again

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smile...

I like to have an image of a face to go with the name....

Judi Dench works!

(and thanks Ron! :waving: You just brought back the memory of having my aunt scrub my face with a line-dried wash cloth...)

Nod.

It stung a bit, but I knew I was clean.

Sorry about the mess I left. Thanks for looking out for me.

I really must learn to sit down when I'm taking the high loops.
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Blows a kiss to Ess >> *

and to Karen >> *

and, er, even to Ron >> *


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.


"Life is a dream that is never recalled when the sleeper awakes.
If this is beyond you, Magnificent One,
Just go to the graveyard and ask around."


Mark Strand


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Life=pre-life+life+post-life ? If there is not time to limit it, why life then? I don't know.
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16 posted 08-06-2008 09:54 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Cindy want MO?

*laughing*

THIS is life:

It's not a 'something' we wait for
just beyond the curve of now
hoping that there will be more
of happiness, if that's what's now
or less of tortured moments, down
the arches screaming glee
or round
the hoop-de-hoop, and free
we screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeam
of everything that's worrying
you, (and me) "obscurity"
regarding us, the end of ride.

"Please remain seated in seats,
for your own protection, please"
Observe the rules (and don't mind me)
I am just annoyingly
persistantly
pleading for an all-day pass
and pay-one-price just might sate me...

but I doubt it--I am me
and oh I love to fly!



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Thank you dear SB.

Sigh indeed made life sad and bad.
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Wow, it has been a long time - my goodness, I even have a few grey hairs now... But I guess thats the cycle of ... er... life...

But, serenity, I agree with you... life is exactly that... life It's what we percieve...good god my spelling is awful...but that I suppose is the philosophical answer... -sigh-

Life, as it were in a clinical sense, is nothing more than the possesing of and note the irony... LIVING dna... it's one of those amazing questions, with few to no decent answers unfortunately...

In my humble opinion... okay so it's not so humble, sue me why don't you (If any of you sue me I'm so going to start crying...), life is the existance of a psyche, no matter how simple or complex it may be... but that's just me

"Our Father who art in Heaven... Hallowed be thy name..."

 
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