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Posted: Mar 24, 2020 - 11:54am



 sirdroseph wrote:


 oldviolin wrote:
"My darling I cannot relate to you the things I've seen and the sounds I've heard this very day. We are all afraid of what is to come."
 
I have a copy of the letter my Great Great Grandfather wrote to his young wife who was pregnant with their first and only child; my Mother's Grandmother; from the days and skirmish lines prior to the first week in July, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pa. 

It was to be his last correspondence to her.
He was paid by a rich Charlotte man to take his place in the North Carolina Infantry Regiment assigned to the Army of Northern Virginia Under General Robert E. Lee. 6000 men, 40% of the total dead from that battle, came from N.C.
 

Wow.  That is amazing to have so much information on your ancestors.  Most people do not have that gift.

 

Growing up I had heard the olders speak vaguely about him being in the war. No one knew of a letter. About 10 years ago the letter was found in an estate discovery and I have to admit it is a heart wrenching letter to read. It's a single page and in it he (I was told he was 23 yo) is mostly loving and missing his young wife through the horrific things he has witnessed.
I can only imagine the extreme deprivation. 
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Posted: Mar 24, 2020 - 2:46am



 oldviolin wrote:
"My darling I cannot relate to you the things I've seen and the sounds I've heard this very day. We are all afraid of what is to come."
 
I have a copy of the letter my Great Great Grandfather wrote to his young wife who was pregnant with their first and only child; my Mother's Grandmother; from the days and skirmish lines prior to the first week in July, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pa. 

It was to be his last correspondence to her.
He was paid by a rich Charlotte man to take his place in the North Carolina Infantry Regiment assigned to the Army of Northern Virginia Under General Robert E. Lee. 6000 men, 40% of the total dead from that battle, came from N.C.
 

Wow.  That is amazing to have so much information on your ancestors.  Most people do not have that gift.
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Posted: Mar 23, 2020 - 6:57pm



 Coaxial wrote:

{#Meditate}
 


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Posted: Mar 23, 2020 - 6:03pm

 oldviolin wrote:
"My darling I cannot relate to you the things I've seen and the sounds I've heard this very day. We are all afraid of what is to come."
 
I have a copy of the letter my Great Great Grandfather wrote to his young wife who was pregnant with their first and only child; my Mother's Grandmother; from the days and skirmish lines prior to the first week in July, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pa. 

It was to be his last correspondence to her.
He was paid by a rich Charlotte man to take his place in the North Carolina Infantry Regiment assigned to the Army of Northern Virginia Under General Robert E. Lee. 6000 men, 40% of the total dead from that battle, came from N.C.
 
{#Meditate}
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Posted: Mar 23, 2020 - 5:41pm

"My darling I cannot relate to you the things I've seen and the sounds I've heard this very day. We are all afraid of what is to come."
 
I have a copy of the letter my Great Great Grandfather wrote to his young wife who was pregnant with their first and only child; my Mother's Grandmother; from the days and skirmish lines prior to the first week in July, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pa. 

It was to be his last correspondence to her.
He was paid by a rich Charlotte man to take his place in the North Carolina Infantry Regiment assigned to the Army of Northern Virginia Under General Robert E. Lee. 6000 men, 40% of the total dead from that battle, came from N.C.
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Posted: Mar 17, 2020 - 12:20pm

“Why should we allow people to have military-style weapons including pistols with 9mm bullets and can hold 10 or more rounds?” Joe Biden {#Eek}
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Posted: Mar 5, 2020 - 5:53pm

"The ugliest weed grows the tallest"
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Posted: Mar 5, 2020 - 5:42am

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Posted: Mar 3, 2020 - 9:28am



 sirdroseph wrote:
 oldviolin wrote:


 sirdroseph wrote:
As I get older I realize that most sophistication is manifested through simplicity.
{#Meditate}
 
Elegance is inferior to virtue...


Mary Wollenscroft Shelly

quite the puzzle though on the surface it seems not. We tend to conflate sophistication with complexity because
the material world demands so much attention but our most elemental stasis
is peace of mind and selfless forbearance
in the face of panic and uncertainty. Of such is the courage to commit to love minus zero and eschew the pretension 
of a corrupted world; a sickening play for the very soul of mankind..


 
Wait...wha?
{#Lol}
 

Blammo 

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Posted: Mar 3, 2020 - 9:21am

Tornadoes are beautifully horrible things, kinda like super models. {#Cowboy}
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Posted: Mar 3, 2020 - 9:18am

 oldviolin wrote:


 sirdroseph wrote:
As I get older I realize that most sophistication is manifested through simplicity. {#Meditate}
 
Elegance is inferior to virtue...


Mary Wollenscroft Shelly

quite the puzzle though on the surface it seems not. We tend to conflate sophistication with complexity because
the material world demands so much attention but our most elemental stasis
is peace of mind and selfless forbearance
in the face of panic and uncertainty. Of such is the courage to commit to love minus zero and eschew the pretension 
of a corrupted world; a sickening play for the very soul of mankind..


 
Wait...wha?{#Lol}
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Posted: Mar 3, 2020 - 9:09am



 sirdroseph wrote:
As I get older I realize that most sophistication is manifested through simplicity.
{#Meditate}
 
Elegance is inferior to virtue...


Mary Wollenscroft Shelly

quite the puzzle though on the surface it seems not. We tend to conflate sophistication with complexity because
the material world demands so much attention but our most elemental stasis
is peace of mind and selfless forbearance
in the face of panic and uncertainty. Of such is the courage to commit to love minus zero and eschew the pretension 
of a corrupted world; a sickening play for the very soul of mankind..




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Posted: Mar 3, 2020 - 8:39am

As I get older I realize that most sophistication is manifested through simplicity. {#Meditate}
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Posted: Mar 3, 2020 - 7:51am

via kevin kelly

"Everything we do before a pandemic will seem alarmist. Everything we do after will seem inadequate" -M. Leavitt, DHHS
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Posted: Feb 9, 2020 - 7:17am

Authenticity and truth do not require each other's company.
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Posted: Feb 6, 2020 - 3:18pm



 black321 wrote:


 sirdroseph wrote:
"The days I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations I have really good days."   Ray Wylie Hubbard
 
Don't know anything about that Hubbard fella, but I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude, or giving thanks lately. Specifically how it benefits one’s attitude, and overall health…lowers cortisol levels…

Many mock the religious who give praise, thanks, gratitude to a higher being as blind sheep. This is wrong thinking. 

Being thankful, including to a higher power, is not about being subservient, but empowered (see above). A good God doesn’t seek or need gratitude, but to empower the individual towards a healthier, fulfilled life.


 



Gratitude isn't necessarily supplication to a spiritual source, so much as its sheer joy at loving what you already have.  Many who survived the Great Depression said "When we were kids, we didn't know we were 'poor.' Everyone else was poor too - so we just thought that was the way things were. We made fun wherever we could find it, most of it in our imaginations."

"To understand the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of Energy, Frequency and Vibration." — Tesla
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Posted: Feb 6, 2020 - 2:16pm



 sirdroseph wrote:
"The days I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations I have really good days."   Ray Wylie Hubbard
 

Don't know anything about that Hubbard fella, but I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude, or giving thanks lately. Specifically how it benefits one’s attitude, and overall health…lowers cortisol levels…

Many mock the religious who give praise, thanks, gratitude to a higher being as blind sheep. This is wrong thinking. 

Being thankful, including to a higher power, is not about being subservient, but empowered (see above). A good God doesn’t seek or need gratitude, but to empower the individual towards a healthier, fulfilled life.


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Posted: Feb 6, 2020 - 10:44am

"The days I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations I have really good days."   Ray Wylie Hubbard
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Posted: Jan 20, 2020 - 6:00pm



 ScottN wrote:

 
Very challenging for me to apply this to Mary Oliver, among many others.  I'd say Kierkegaard was projecting (fun guy that he was) in this abridged quote.
 

Indeed. I was struck by his ability to pinpoint the source of his meloncholia; at least that day... 
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