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A post about nothing...

Hi team. I could post about an English 'bishop' who thinks the holocaust didn't happen. OR I could post about a German Pope who let this guy back into the folds of the Church without 'apparently' knowing what he's been saying out loud and publically for some time. Must have some dumb advisors... Or I could post about the horrific, mind-blowing tragedy unfolding right now in the Southern Australian bush fires, taking us all back to the horrors of 1983 Ash Wednesday. Not to mention the flooding up in Queensland. I am so sorry, my Aussie friends. I could post about Mugabe, in the midst of his catapulting of his country into a third world nightmare, sheltering a human butcher from Ethiopia and how bizarre that all is. I could post about the pathetic reffing in the Sevens last night. Or the magnificent costumes. Or the wonderful fact that I didn't have to clean up after them this year. I could post about the incredible heat here just now, and the dry winds that suck up the moisture from the earth and leave all of us equally vulnerable to fire. I could post about the wonderful visiting priest this morning who gave a one minute sermon that told us it's okay to look after ourselves and it's okay to say no. Amazing, huh. What timing. I could post about someone I don't even know who's mad at me for thinking ME might be heightened through what goes on in the mind, physical torture that it is nonetheless, but surprisingly, having been blasted, flambeed, spit-roasted and hung out to dry by angry women who think they can say whatever they like in any fashion they like on the Net many times before, I don't even care any more.

So I shall post about nothing. Have a good day. Or night. Or whatever. I feel a novel blossoming. I might just go write.


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Feb. 8th, 2009 09:56 am (UTC)
All that horrific news. margaret_r's older son is off walking in the bush on a uni field trip, incommunicado during the weekend (and the uni office is closed) so she's frantic with worry.
The bishop has been big news here of course - one really wonders what world they are living in!

Put all that mental energy and empathy into some novel-writing. The results will be worth reading - and novelists provide us with books that are important in giving comfort, pleasure and mental stimulation. Maybe a novel or novella about ME.
Feb. 8th, 2009 10:51 am (UTC)
OMG poor Margaret. I will be thinking of her.

-Maybe a novel or novella about ME.
That's the silly thing, I know a LOT about ME, about all those kinds of illnesses. I can't imagine why someone could get so het up without even knowing me.
Still, I clearly have the ability to enrage others... *g* I wish I never said anything to anyone ever. EVER!

But that's me. *sigh*

I love Elly. I'd never do her any harm.

The book might have to be written in the lighthouse!

Feb. 8th, 2009 12:00 pm (UTC)
*moth rushes off to get lighthouse key copied so that we can share...*
Feb. 9th, 2009 07:59 am (UTC)
Woot, keys for us both. We can meet up there and have coffee *g*
Feb. 9th, 2009 10:04 am (UTC)
Might need something stronger than coffee..
Feb. 9th, 2009 10:31 am (UTC)
-Might need something stronger than coffee..
A good Merlot then *g*
Feb. 9th, 2009 09:00 am (UTC)
OMG poor Margaret. I will be thinking of her.

Thanks! He is safe! He was on an Alpine bushwalk for his university course. It was supposed to be 18 to 23 days long but they have now decided to cancel it and they will be picked up tomorrow and taken back to Bendigo. I was worried but knew he should be out of range of the fires. It was a great relief to get word this morning that all was well with him and the group.

I'm sorry to hear you have been having some problems of your own. You know your friends are always there for you. I might just join you and Mothy in your lighthouse sometime, sounds like a nice, quite place to be (and write):-)
Feb. 9th, 2009 10:17 am (UTC)
I'm so glad he's safe, that's brilliant. And thanks for letting me know. The fires are so awful.

-I'm sorry to hear you have been having some problems of your own. You know your friends are always there for you
Hey, thanks, so much. I'm fine, it was only one comment, one time. No big deal to me. A lot to those to whom certain attitudes mean so much.
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Feb. 8th, 2009 11:03 am (UTC)
Thanks, Elly hon. I appreciate so much what you have been through. I've been around for ages. I've never walked away from you. I've always been interested.

I don't see why I can't have an opinion all the same. But I won't ever EVER share an opinion any more. Not in the UK. It's not sad if we disagree, it's just a difference of opinion. Don't fret. My disagreeing doesn't do anything to you or your life. It's just a freaking opinion. And I don't have opinions without thinking things through a LOT.

Thanks for bothering to answer me and at such length. I know you know I wouldn't mean any harm. I'm terribly sorry.
*hugs you back*
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Feb. 10th, 2009 10:57 am (UTC)
-I think I need to get over the fact that you do see differently to me on this
Elly, dude, no one honestly even knows what ME is yet, not even medical experts. It's barely accepted as an illness even now and I had two friends with 'Tapanui flu' as it was called here back in the very early '80s, 1984, I think. I have close friends who are doctors who don't even see it as an existing condition. My mother was even diagnosed with it for absolutely ages, but it turned out to be a rotten gallbladder! ME could be a kind of polio. It could be psychological. It could be virally induced (however you say that). No one is sure, even though people write articles with great confidence, describing a huge myriad of potential triggers, from anaesthetics to allergies to viruses to stress.

Thanks for being very polite and exceedingly nice all the same. You're a trooper. I'm off to the lighthouse now so you can relax, I won't bother you with any more discussion topics.
Feb. 8th, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
Hope you feel better Jenny. Write that novel, that'll cheer you up!
Feb. 9th, 2009 08:06 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks, Cari. I'm okay really *g* I honestly don't care when it's someone I don't even know.

I do think people should stay out of commenting to strangers if they just want to say how incensed they are. Butting in and having your two cents' worth, that's just seems incredibly rude to me! Do they really think other people will have some sort of epiphany when they hear from them?

Novel writing just sounds wonderful, it really does.

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