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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 03:29 AM

Depressed. Hold me.

No, no; I'm fine. My life couldn't be better right now, as a matter of fact. Just depressed about recent events, and the things that won't happen in spite of them. Hurting for innocent lives lost, and for those who loved them.

I don't need an intervention; just some kind words.

Because right now, I can't get the words of Eugene O'Neill out of my head. He wrote:

"There is no future. And there is no present. There is only the past, happening over, and over, forever."

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Reply Depressed. Hold me. (Original post)
Aristus Dec 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #1
Aristus Dec 2012 #7
MrsBrady Dec 2012 #2
Aristus Dec 2012 #8
LiberalAndProud Dec 2012 #3
Aristus Dec 2012 #11
freshwest Dec 2012 #4
Denninmi Dec 2012 #5
Aristus Dec 2012 #12
nadine_mn Dec 2012 #6
Baitball Blogger Dec 2012 #9
nolabear Dec 2012 #10
sarge43 Dec 2012 #13
lunatica Dec 2012 #14
IcyPeas Dec 2012 #16
LiberalEsto Dec 2012 #15

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 03:35 AM

1. This is for you, my dear Aristus...



Even though it's virtual, there's a real person sending it, and I want you to feel better...

I believe that all we have is the present. Every moment is that present...

Don't waste them.

They are all we have.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 12:53 PM

7. Thanks, CalPeg.

I am a bit more optimistic than O'Neill; he should have stayed away from the sauce. Alcohol is a very effective depressant.

And I have great hope for the future. I've read several books that explain how we are actually getting less and less violent and more and more interconnected all the time. This is a wonderful thing. I just want to get there now.

I've always been impatient...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 03:44 AM

2. This will help.

I love this artist.

www.ellispaul.com

"the world ain't slowing down"


"speed of trees" music starts at 1:40

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Response to MrsBrady (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 12:53 PM

8. Thank you, Mrs Brady.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 03:49 AM

3. We're all in this boat together.

We mourn for the babes who were lost.


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Response to LiberalAndProud (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:39 PM

11. That message never gets old.

Thanks, L-A-P.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 04:10 AM

4. Agree with O'Niell. That is what it is. Each time the universe gives a different version to work on.

There is a sense of liberation at the same time. We are here, presumably of our own choice, more than flesh and bone, with a purpose. Some say we are creators with the world. But each variation will never be the same, although the themes do repeat endlessly. We are faced with the same choices mankind has always had, and for an era we choose where we are going. We are more connected in some ways than we have ever been; less connected in others. Do we go to the light, twilight or darkness?

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 04:19 AM

5. One thing among many that I learned.

Things will happen, bad things. It is your choice in how you respond. Even out of great tragedy good can spring forth with determination, patience, and faith.

You, Sir, are a kind and generous man who does great good for humanity, and tragedy can never diminish that in any way.

Please know things will get better.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=i-kHleNYIDc&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Di-kHleNYIDc

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Response to Denninmi (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:39 PM

12. That's very kind.

Thanks...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 04:20 AM

6. all I can do is send you a virtual hug



all we can do is offer love and hope

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 12:57 PM

9. Hang in there. We need to funnel our sadness and outrage into some

productive change. Then, we'll have to accept whatever feeling comes after.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:27 PM

10. Yours is a healthy reaction, Cher. And a hard one. And I'm beaming a hug.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:57 PM

13. A friend's words to his wounded, despairing friend

"That there's some good in the world ... and it's worth fighting for."

A teacher and a principal gave their lives trying to protect those children. The first responsors, the medics, the police faced that horror and did their duty. People are coming in from around this country to give aid and comfort. People everywhere are saying "Enough!" and will work to make it so.

You rest, weep and mourn as we all will. Then, as we must, rise, shoulder the burden and fight for the good.

Love ya, bro.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 02:30 PM

14. Grief can make you very depressed but it's

a great outpouring of love when you think about it. If the inherent love in grief can lift those precious souls to heaven and somehow assuage the pain of their loved ones, imagine the ride they're getting right now when the whole world grieves.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 03:04 PM

16. nice thought Lunatica.

peace

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 02:53 PM

15. Hugs. And this:

 

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. ~Buddha



Breathing in, my body becomes calm
Breathing out, I smile
Dwelling in the present moment
I know this is a wonderful moment
~ Thich Nhat Hanh, contemporary Buddhist monk

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