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  •  Good morning Words! (4+ / 0-)

    Thank you :-)
    I had fun putting it together.
    And I learned stuff so it was a no lose situation here

    I'm glad you had a good time catching up with friends.

    "Now that you find, now that you're whole, seasons will pass you by, I get up, I get down"

    by anodnhajo on Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 06:34:02 AM PST

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    •  Your sig line - that was a wonderful song by Yes, (3+ / 0-)

      and " Close To The Edge" (?) , I think , the album it appeard on , nice looking cover in soft green pastels mostly, was the favorite at the moment of a girl I fell madly in love with , a young lady I ws about two years older than and who I knew when we were both a few years younger , just at the cusp of lust and other universal madnesses yet to come.
            I fell headlong, planet - leaving , Camelot holiday declared by The King , giddily delighted For All Evermore in love with Her , and She , for a brief shining few weeks with me. I had experienced a couple of hand in hand , flower smelling together , romantic movie watching, little naive dork romances before - but not what I  thought was IT and thought was reciprocal. A few weeks. I've never felt the same , and have felt diminished ever since , have thought and felt of all that I've seen , all the places I've gone , all the fairly worthy accomplishments I've made and those I turned from as not fit to pursue - I've thought and felt of my life ever since and all the things in it as incomplete , unfinished , and unsatisfactory.
           God or whatever have mercy and have pity on my poor idiot head , for I was only 19 years old at the time and nearly forty more have gone by without there ever having really been a chance that I could match what seemed possible before Hope within me was crushed.
           

      Somewhere there must be a river that flows to eternal joy. Pack lunch & we'll go search.

      by Abra Crabcakeya on Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 03:17:52 PM PST

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      •  My sig line is from there (3+ / 0-)

        It came up on shuffle while I was riding a few weeks ago and it's such a wonderfully orchestrated piece with all 5 of the members work intertwining so well. The cover is indeed green with the band logo and title at the top and the color getting increasingly darker as it goes to the bottom of the jacket. The original gate fold opens to reveal a Roger Dean original of a water pool cascading over cliffs all the way around.

        Jon Anderson said that he used nonsense words in some places, more worried about how the verse flowed than with what the words were. He said it was based on Siddhartha (we were all reading Hesse back then weren't we? Steppenwolf too) and all rivers flowing to the one sea. The last verse specifically had to do with a dream of dying and passing to another world without fear.

        It sounds to me that what you had is something to be cherished. I'm no expert (I already disqualified myself in the diary) but I think it's about how well, not for how long or with how many. Hopefully you know we all feel (ok, most)(probably) incomplete and unfinished. Hopefully you also know some of the things you feel you are lacking in actually show up in the words that you write, and are reflected back to you. And that I sincerely appreciate your presence here and I appreciate the time and words that you share.

        (and I'd actually planned on using the refrain I'd used from South Side of The Sky last year with the word "colder" substituted for "warmer" like it is in the song at some point this winter, but the weather hasn't cooperated at all. not that I'm complaining!)

        "Now that you find, now that you're whole, seasons will pass you by, I get up, I get down"

        by anodnhajo on Sun Jan 08, 2012 at 04:59:30 AM PST

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