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Old 11-30-2013, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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we love you Escort, you never offend

{{{{hugs Escort Rider}}}}

that would be an interesting foodie thread, foods that have multiple names.....
Thank you. But I had to laugh about "you never offend". I can think of a few posters who have taken great offense at some things I've said! I have been vilified and crucified on City-Data, but that's life in the big city and I'm a big boy. Not saying it's any fun to be on the receiving end of irrational hatred, but I can cope with it.

 
Old 11-30-2013, 06:59 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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well I've never read anything offensive posted by you, and I lurked for ten months before coming out.

Somehow that sounds.......hmmmmmmm.........never mind, been riding the Irish salami for thirty years.........ROFL

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Old 11-30-2013, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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well I've never read anything offensive posted ny you, and I lurked for ten months before coming out.

Somehow that sounds.......hmmmmmmm.........never mind, been riding the Irish salami for thirty years.........ROFL
Again, thank you. One doesn't have to write something which is actually offensive in order to have some people take offense. I could give you thread and forum citations (mostly not the Retirement Forum) but sometimes it's better to let sleeping dogs lie.
 
Old 11-30-2013, 07:22 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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yes, fully aware of those full of themselves on that board, was PMd by Tekfreek warning me of a certain few............thanks Tek
 
Old 12-01-2013, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Again, thank you. One doesn't have to write something which is actually offensive in order to have some people take offense. I could give you thread and forum citations (mostly not the Retirement Forum) but sometimes it's better to let sleeping dogs lie.
Some on Retirement take differences of opinion or style as a personal affront. I would think that as we age we would be able to be more, not less, tolerant of others' nonoffensively stated opinions and positions.
 
Old 12-01-2013, 07:52 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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yeah, you would think that, but in reality.........?

we're human, nuff said.
 
Old 12-02-2013, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default (Change of subject) A notable passage of remarkable lyric beauty

Background: Six years after the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, in 1951, a few hundred Japanese school children were assigned essays on their personal memories of the event. Their ages in 1945 ranged from four to early high school. 105 of the essays were selected for publication in Japan. Later (in 1959) they were translated into English and published in book form: "Children of the A-Bomb", compiled by Arata Osada. The older writers had more coherent narratives, of course, but I felt that each essay was searing, the suffering staggering. A few children lost ALL the members of their nuclear families, and almost all lost someone. Attitudes after six years ranged from depressed and still grieving to hopeful and recovering.

A senior high school girl (in fifth grade in 1945) wrote about how she lost her grandmother, mother, oldest sister, big brother, little brother, uncle, and cousin, some of them after several weeks of atrocious suffering. She wrote about the "distress of human life", how she could not find any pleasure in being alive and had become cynical. But here is her concluding paragraph:

"However, five years have passed since then; the world in general has settled down and along with it my mind has regained its composure. Falling down, we rise to our feet; again falling we rise again -- the path which humanity follows is a thorny mountain path. Even though we stumble, we may not lie there where we fall. Eventually a beautiful pure spring will appear before our eyes. We must keep on walking until we are able to scoop up the clear spring water with our own hands. That is what it means to live."
 
Old 12-02-2013, 10:29 PM
 
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"However, five years have passed since then; the world in general has settled down and along with it my mind has regained its composure. Falling down, we rise to our feet; again falling we rise again -- the path which humanity follows is a thorny mountain path. Even though we stumble, we may not lie there where we fall. Eventually a beautiful pure spring will appear before our eyes. We must keep on walking until we are able to scoop up the clear spring water with our own hands. That is what it means to live."
What a beautiful passage, it's hard to believe one so young wrote it.
Thank you for posting it.
 
Old 12-02-2013, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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What a beautiful passage, it's hard to believe one so young wrote it.
Thank you for posting it.
You're welcome, and I'm glad you agree with me. In the 437 pages which it took to print the 105 essays in English, that piece of writing leapt out at me for its stunning beauty.
 
Old 12-03-2013, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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A senior high school girl (in fifth grade in 1945) wrote about how she lost her grandmother, mother, oldest sister, big brother, little brother, uncle, and cousin, some of them after several weeks of atrocious suffering. She wrote about the "distress of human life", how she could not find any pleasure in being alive and had become cynical. But here is her concluding paragraph:

"However, five years have passed since then; the world in general has settled down and along with it my mind has regained its composure. Falling down, we rise to our feet; again falling we rise again -- the path which humanity follows is a thorny mountain path. Even though we stumble, we may not lie there where we fall. Eventually a beautiful pure spring will appear before our eyes. We must keep on walking until we are able to scoop up the clear spring water with our own hands. That is what it means to live."
Amazing. Thanks so much for posting.
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