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#26 2017-08-24 09:36:13

Olaf
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From: Germany
Registered: 2001-07-16
Posts: 4944
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Re: Loss

*a world of hugs*


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Writing books, especially long books, is a careful balance between laziness and masochism.
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#27 2017-08-24 10:25:27

Magpie
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From: miraculously thistle-free town
Registered: 2006-03-27
Posts: 32895
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Re: Loss

*more hugs*


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- Tad

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#28 2017-08-24 10:28:43

Kenan
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From: Gothenburg, Sweden
Registered: 2005-06-19
Posts: 8987
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Re: Loss

*even more hugs*
Afraid I have no wisdom/experience to impart.


Wouldn't the plural form of Olaf be Olaves? ;) - Firsfron of Ronchester

 

#29 2017-08-24 11:20:46

Kia
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From: Germany
Registered: 2014-06-08
Posts: 1124
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Re: Loss

*piles up some more hugs and brings lots of cushions and comfy blankets* *adds icecream-storage to the blanket-fortress*

 

#30 2017-08-24 11:32:07

redNathalie
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From: ubiquitous
Registered: 2001-06-01
Posts: 12703

Re: Loss

So, so sorry to hear this. Comfort and a million huggles to you and your family, Mal! That is a truly beautiful homily, thank you for sharing such a lovely remembrance of a life well-lived. Wishing you enduring strength and peace. *more hugs*


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#31 2017-08-24 12:34:20

Seitherin
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From: Texas, near Houston
Registered: 2001-06-01
Posts: 8091
Website

Re: Loss

Adding more hugs to the pile.


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#32 2017-08-24 13:47:34

Firsfron of Ronchester
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From: Ronchester
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 23420
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Re: Loss

Maladroit wrote:

21 year wedding anniversary today.

Could use some Elder Turtle wisdom re: dealing.


Will also accept hugs, blanketforts, and links to inappropriate silliness.

I'm afraid I haven't seen our Elder Turtle, John H, in quite some time.

But I can pile up the huggle-forts and blanket-castles!

*builds a pillow tunnel*


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#33 2017-08-25 08:16:35

Marian
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From: RVA
Registered: 2001-06-05
Posts: 21655
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Re: Loss

Maladroit wrote:

21 year wedding anniversary today.

Could use some Elder Turtle wisdom re: dealing.


Will also accept hugs, blanketforts, and links to inappropriate silliness.

Aww, I missed this yesterday. *hugs*

There are these milestones that come up after you lose someone, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and the first few are just so hard. That the grief experience, which seems to go through peaks and troughs, goes to steep peaks.

And dealing is (I believe), about allowing yourself to feel what you feel. You have the right to your grief, however it comes. I think the picture you posted was so lovely, a way of sharing your loss, but also celebrating your love.

Last edited by Marian (2017-08-25 08:18:01)

 

#34 2017-08-25 17:51:33

Maladroit
Pilgrim
From: Passamaquadey
Registered: 2001-06-03
Posts: 1878

Re: Loss

Thanks all.

*returns each and every hug, with much appreciation*

*keeps all the pillows and blankets*



Have we broke ground on that Smarchcommune yet? Would really come in handy right about now.

 

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