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federica · seeker of the clear blue sky · Moderator

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  • Too much month at the end of the money....
  • The advent calendar SHOULD be opened on the 4th Sunday before Christmas; Traditionally, the 4 windows representing Sundays, were bigger and more spectacular than the other 'common-day' ones. I too remember as a child that there was none of this ch…
  • I have a wonderful book called "Elderwoman" which touches on the very same subject matter. In fact, grazing Amazon for such books, there is a plethora available....
  • The question then arises (and I suppose may be pertinent to techie's opinion) whether you do, or indeed ever have actually loved, or been in love with your wife, at all? (Admittedly, the matter has evolved from the original topic/thread title, but…
  • @techie said: The problem here isn't spiritual. It is society. You have lived most of your life in India, I presume? So have I. Fact is, India is a sexually repressed society, basically a soft version of the taliban. But now that you have moved to a…
  • 7 words I'd ban: Braggadocious Bigly Fake Trump Soft-towels Humble Tan
  • What the heck this is doing in the Meditation forum is beyond me. Given that the OP shows scant, if any inclination to discuss Buddhism, or seems to have not even the mildest interest in implementing any form of practice, to any discernible level …
  • I didn't bother taking my tree down on 12th Night (6th January/Epiphany) last year... Work got in the way and one day rolled into another... Then, I chanced upon this little snippet of information... What the above article fails to also mention, …
  • Found this, here..... "Most people wrongly believe that the '12 Days of Christmas' refers to the days before Christmas. However, it's really the period starting on Christmas day and finishing with the Epiphany (January 6th, when the 3 kings from …
  • "Well you know what they say: 'The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.' " "Ok, well, The next time you think you’re perfect, try walking on water." And other 'friendly' retorts, here....
  • I could never work out if she was receiving a new gift every day, with repetition gifts of the previous days, or whether they were simply being re-listed.... Needless to say, the Internet is divided on that one, so I'm not alone... I do remember,…
  • 6th January. To the Right Hon. E Pratt. Sir, Miss Wilbraham, the aforementioned Plaintiff, begs me to point out to you that having sent her 4 CALLING birds (possibly Minahs, definitely exuberant in their defecatory habits), they should actually …
  • On the twelfth day of christmas my true love sent to me Twelve drummers drumming....! 5th January. To the Right Hon. E Pratt. Sir, Our client, Miss Emily Wilbraham, instructs me to inform you that with the arrival on her premises at half-past…
  • On the eleventh day of christmas my true love sent to me Eleven pipers piping... 4th January. This is the last straw....! You're insane! You know I detest bagpipes! The place has now become something between a menagerie and a madhouse and a man…
  • On the tenth day of christmas my true love sent to me Ten lords a-leaping... 3rd January. Mt Pratt: As I write this letter, ten disgusting, drunken old men are prancing about all over what used to be the garden - before the geese and the swans …
  • On the ninth day of christmas my true love sent to me Nine ladies dancing... Now look here Edward, this has gone far enough. You say you're sending me nine ladies dancing; all I can say is that judging from the way they dance, they're certainly …
  • On the eighth day of christmas my true love sent to me Eight maids a-milking... 1st January. Oh my God. Frankly, I think I prefer the birds. What am I to do with eight milkmaids - AND their sodding cows? Is this some kind of a joke?! If so, I'm…
  • On the seventh day of christmas my true love sent to me Seven swans a-swimming... 31st December. Edward: I thought I said no more birds; but this morning I woke up to find no less than seven fucking swans all trying to get into our tiny goldf…
  • On the sixth day of christmas my true love sent to me Six geese a-laying... 30th December. Dear Edward, Whatever I expected to find when I opened the front door this morning, it certainly wasn't six bloody great geese laying eggs all over the…
  • On the fifth day of christmas my true love sent to me Five gold rings...! 29th December. Dearest Edward, The postman has just delivered five most beautiful gold rings, one for each finger, and all fitting perfectly! A really lovely present …
  • On the fourth day of christmas my true love sent to me Four calling birds... 28th December. Dearest Edward, What a surprise - four calling birds arrived this morning. They are very sweet, even if they do call rather loudly - they make telepho…
  • On the third day of christmas my true love sent to me Three french hens... 27th December. My darling Edward, You do think of the most original presents: whoever thought of sending anybody three French hens?! Do they really come all the way fr…
  • On the second day of christmas my true love sent to me Two turtle doves... 26th December. Mr dearest darling Edward, The two turtle doves arrived this morning and are cooing away in the pear tree as I write. I'm so touched and grateful. Wit…
  • WTF....?! Seriously, what is it? It looks like a Turkey wiv da attitood... "You ain't eatin' me Krissmus day! Bring it on, yule lot!"
  • I'm sorry, @DhammaDragon that what you went through left you with a bitter taste in your mouth. I hope it passes for you and that you recover. You usually do, you have the Latin temperament, but the Swiss Sang-froid...
  • I have to agree with you there. I genuinely, literally surprised myself, this week: I had a real specimen of a customer this last wednesday, who for absolutely no reason whatsoever, decided I would make a great target for whatever ailed him. Now…
  • The introduction is 20 pages long, and there are a lot of 'this page is intentionally left blank' in between. But get to the poems themselves - and they are truly lovely. Very evocative. Nice, @misecmisc1 . The links containing the teachings …
  • All quiet on the Western Front"..... Not a Buddhist quote, ok.... Just tumbleweed in the forum right now... Only me online!