Sending you love. I hope that things are going well for everyone this new year x

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mysteriumtremens:
And a Happy New Year to you as well, @annalee
keys96:
Happy New Year to you and wishing you a wonderful 2016!!!
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Feeling the force of the bleak midwinter. Got to use the force. I sort of moved house, thank you very much for all the very good advice. I've been there about half the time and the other half back home. I hope you're all well. Have you seen Star Wars yet, is it good?x

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ferkixlll:
Not quite the earliest of First Footer for your New Years blessing of a better year with much fulfillment and contentment. May you always see the beauty around you.
lizardlicks:
Happy New Year ! Chewbacca was great in the new flick. So was Finn. So glad that there were some good laughs in this one. Best wishes in 2016 ! x
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I have a relatively small thing to do. I have to move my things into a flat which is two rooms. My things are quite a jumble but they only take up one room and yet it feels like an insurmountable task. Every time I go into my room to think about getting started, how to get the books off the shelves.. what to do...
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l_f:
I actually meant, but both of us are good in testing the waters, hehe. I shall elaborate after work. Isolated type on a screen: as a student told me once... You lost me!
l_f:
See your mail for the follow-up on this.
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All well. Autumn is very nice. Working quite a lot but it's ok. Don't feel like the Internet much, too much stuff! Hope you are all well :-) x

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ferkixlll:
Come out and play when you can. This is supposed to be for Fun NOT an obligation. Stay excellent.
videre:
Whenever I have faced change in the fabric of my life I would look upon it with trepidation, only to find my fears mostly unfounded.  It is always difficult to uproot as we become emotionally attached to so many things both animate and otherwise.  You can think of the darkness of our winter months as a gloomy shadow over this time. Alternatively a result of our offset axis which brings us our beautiful seasons, creating diverse environments capitalised by so many of the animals and insects that are recorded in such a lot of that paper you mentioned.  Be good to yourself .
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lordvigo:
Looks like I have to get s passport and go to Scotland.
renardmlespoules:
Oh! Need to add to must-see places 😎😍 ...
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Beginning with a couplet from Carmina Gadelica
and with grace notes from the same source.
I have a charm for the bruising
a charm for the blackening
a charm for cheats and impostors.
I summon from the cold clear air
from the bare branches of the trees
from worms coiling under the ground –
charm against cruel intent
charm for neglect
charm against wicked indifference:
may... 
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outlier:
Browsing the obits, here's a favorite saying Dr. Sacks loved to quote, which perfectly encapsulates his view of medicine as treatment of the individual.  It is from Sir William Osler:  “Ask not what disease the person has, but rather what person the disease has.”  As in "... has in its grip."  So true!  **sigh**  Lost another one, dammit.
[Sorry for depressing everyone.]
l_f:
This poem could be titled "The Charms, Salves, and Graces of BDSM", but this actually seems to depend on the reader...
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An entirely different colour palette from the Mediterranean. The turquoise blues and iridescence of Greece is certainly more uplifting but when you are here on the east coast of Scotland it has a wonderful effect too. And I still swim in this sea, at least once a year but it's bitterly cold and you come out blue and white and your skin stinging as
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satanachist:
Thank you for sea glass and the idea of you blue lipped and bitterly (sweetly?) frigid from a need to feel the oceans embrace (how high off the surface of skin can the wee hairs rise?). I know that water that seems colder than ice by far but I prefer the ocean your body feels no need to rebel against
l_f:
Monumental.
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I was interested in the anniversary today because we have some family history connected to this bleak event. When the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki 70 years ago, my grandfather was in a Japanese prisoner of war camp about 10km away. He was a captain in the merchant navy and their ship had been sunk by German U-boats. The Germans handed him and his...
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elysianfielder:
That's really intense. The razor's edge of existence. 
free4all:
My mother-in-law was a girl in WW2 Japan. She told of always being hungry until the war was over. Your grandfather was lucky to be well treated by the Japanese. I guess since he wasn't in the military he was treated better. POWs were treated very bad by their Japanese captors. Gregory Boyington and many others spoke of the harsh beatings and starvation diets. Hopefully one day we can learn to get along.
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arkhaam:
Beautiful photo 🙌 
lorii:
Wonderful.