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#70044 - 04/01/06 01:29 AM a life lesson -
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Registered: 12/19/03
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Loc: Pasadena, CA
today seemed like a hundred years of profundity!

(ick such writing makes me gag)

so be it - it was a day of learning so much!

i was enthused - engaged - attacked and parried -

i presented myself with decorum - and was strong -
wise - and learned - intuited too -

which is dangerous - but i found such a whirlwind
made me somewhat nihilistic in this late afternoon rainstorm in a nordic sociliastic country -

i looked around so one of many but not knowing anyone!

and felt that maybe this city thing isn't for me -

well firstly - maybe my home IS my paradise -!
maybe it's my fantasy!

maybe - the city isn't where I belong -

it's a wild early evening now and not a good time for decisions -

just had a long conversation with my buddy -

and now to chatting or watching

"men with brooms" (a curling movie!)

and then to chatting \:\)

anyway - ttyl -
\:\)
Mark

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-wisdom of the hopi elders

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#70045 - 04/01/06 08:15 AM Re: a life lesson -
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Registered: 05/02/05
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Loc: Carlisle, PA
Mark,

Toronto is such a huge spread-out city and maybe that's part of the problem. Would it help you to identify yourself with certain neighborhoods and landmarks instead? Hang out there and really get to know them.

In London I coped by identifying "my London" as Bloomsbury and Oxford Street, and in Hamburg it's Lurup (where I live), Rothenbaumchaussee (where I work) and Altona (arts and music!). I still move around all over like before, but I feel more comfortable now that I have this sense of identity with certain areas, if that makes any sense.

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
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#70046 - 04/01/06 08:29 AM Re: a life lesson -
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thanks Larry -

I do have a pretty good naighbor - thanks for your concern and stuff -

I just had - if I could type the whole story -
a headspinning day - and so I was left a bit
like "a pork chop in a synagogue" (confused - dazed - existential - nihilisitic) -
it's ok.

Thanks for your reply Larry!


Mark

_________________________
"...do not look outside yourself for the leader."
-wisdom of the hopi elders

"...the sign of a true leader is service..." - anonymous



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#70047 - 04/01/06 08:36 AM Re: a life lesson -
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Mark,

I thought I would wet myself when I saw this bro:

Quote:
I was left a bit like "a pork chop in a synagogue"
Your sense of humor ambushes me every time! \:\)

What I meant in my reply is why not build on your existing strengths and areas where you already feel comfortable and know you have a lot to offer and say? You have such abilities and interests in anything artistic and aesthetic, for example. Focus on that.

Or look for a new direction that would challenge and interest you, and would at the same time offer you a lot of options in Toronto. Literature, perhaps?

I think the point is to meet people on YOUR turf, in places and situations where you are especially comfortable.

Much love,
Larry

_________________________
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#70048 - 04/01/06 10:12 AM Re: a life lesson -
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"Or look for a new direction that would challenge and interest you, and would at the same time offer you a lot of options in Toronto. Literature, perhaps?"

I will look into literature Larry for sure -
but I must admit - I have been so really wanting to do this one - perhaps bizarre thing - I will go down to check it out tomorrow -

Thanks Larry!

\:\)

Mark
ps- thanks - now that is the second time i have used that pork comparision here - I think people may be a bit tired of it now..so i will refrain from using it from here on... :$

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"...do not look outside yourself for the leader."
-wisdom of the hopi elders

"...the sign of a true leader is service..." - anonymous



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#70049 - 04/01/06 11:03 AM Re: a life lesson -
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Loc: Carlisle, PA
Mark,

Glad the literature suggestion bangs your bell! I hadn't noticed the pork simile before, but yes, let's see what new one you can come up with. ;\)

Much love,
Larry

_________________________
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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