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Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort

gnu 25 Mar 14 - 06:37 PM
Nigel Paterson 25 Mar 14 - 08:19 AM
Janie 25 Mar 14 - 07:29 AM
Nigel Paterson 24 Mar 14 - 07:39 AM
ChanteyLass 23 Mar 14 - 09:31 PM
GUEST,pete from seven stars link 23 Mar 14 - 02:07 PM
Janie 23 Mar 14 - 07:12 AM
gnu 23 Mar 14 - 06:38 AM
Sandra in Sydney 23 Mar 14 - 05:38 AM
Nigel Paterson 23 Mar 14 - 04:24 AM
ChanteyLass 23 Mar 14 - 12:06 AM
maeve 22 Mar 14 - 11:49 PM
gnu 22 Mar 14 - 06:39 AM
GUEST,pete from seven stars link 22 Mar 14 - 04:15 AM
ChanteyLass 21 Mar 14 - 08:36 PM
Nigel Paterson 21 Mar 14 - 07:12 AM
billybob 21 Mar 14 - 06:44 AM
frogprince 20 Mar 14 - 07:42 PM
gnu 20 Mar 14 - 06:48 PM
Janie 18 Mar 14 - 10:24 PM
GUEST,pete from seven stars link 17 Mar 14 - 06:59 PM
Nigel Paterson 17 Mar 14 - 06:24 PM
RichM 17 Mar 14 - 07:12 AM
ChanteyLass 16 Mar 14 - 08:34 PM
Nigel Paterson 15 Mar 14 - 07:05 AM
gnu 15 Mar 14 - 06:17 AM
billybob 15 Mar 14 - 05:55 AM
Janie 14 Mar 14 - 09:05 PM
Pete Jennings 14 Mar 14 - 10:30 AM
gnu 14 Mar 14 - 09:19 AM
billybob 14 Mar 14 - 08:35 AM
Sandra in Sydney 14 Mar 14 - 01:47 AM
ChanteyLass 13 Mar 14 - 10:29 PM
Janie 13 Mar 14 - 05:57 PM
GUEST,pete from seven stars link 13 Mar 14 - 03:40 PM
VirginiaTam 13 Mar 14 - 03:22 PM
Nigel Paterson 13 Mar 14 - 08:48 AM
billybob 13 Mar 14 - 03:42 AM
ChanteyLass 12 Mar 14 - 09:17 PM
Janie 12 Mar 14 - 08:27 PM
billybob 12 Mar 14 - 08:04 PM
gnu 12 Mar 14 - 08:03 PM
billybob 12 Mar 14 - 07:42 PM
Janie 12 Mar 14 - 05:07 PM
Amergin 12 Mar 14 - 02:21 PM
Sandra in Sydney 11 Mar 14 - 05:17 AM
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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 25 Mar 14 - 06:37 PM

Don't post often herein but I read at least once a day.

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 25 Mar 14 - 08:19 AM

Good morning, Janie. How's it looking in your neck of the woods?
                                                                                                   Nigel
                                                                                                   xxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Janie
Date: 25 Mar 14 - 07:29 AM

Morning all.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 24 Mar 14 - 07:39 AM

Thank you all for being with us yesterday. Ann & I both agreed at breakfast this morning that Jane's 1st anniversary was not as 'difficult' to bear as we had both imagined,(It's all too easy to slip into a self-fulfilling prophesy mode). The time spent with our Grandchildren was relaxed & fun with memories of Jane slipping into the conversations naturally & easily. Unfortunately, the 'chef' had decided to take the day off, so we ate out. Fortunately, 'The Bank of Nanny & Grandad' is open on Sundays!
         One final hurdle in the diary of 'firsts' is next Sunday: 'Mothering Sunday' (Commonly referred to as Mother's Day). It is heavily promoted, commercially, so one is constantly reminded on TV & when shopping. Let's hope the spirit of yesterday prevails.
         On a lighter note...gnu, can you take over my PR & publicity please? That way, I don't have to resort to 'shameless self-promotion' (-; (-; Sheet Music sales are modest to say the least, so Cancer Research UK does not benefit to the extent I'd hoped for.
         In my thoughts today, especially are Maeve, Pete & Tommy, Janie, her son & his friend.
         We send our Love to all our Dear Friends,
                                                                      Nigel & Ann
                                                                      xxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 23 Mar 14 - 09:31 PM

Nigel, both musical pieces understandably have very different moods, but I liked them both. Thank you for sharing them with us. I'm sending more love.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 23 Mar 14 - 02:07 PM

thoughts and prayer with nigel and ann today. may the fond recollections alleviate the bitterness of loss.

tommy is not too bad as the painkillers keep him reasonably comfortable, but gets a bit grumpy stuck in bed. thanks for asking.

Janie- early finish for your sons adventure ,but sounds like a good time, apart from his friends injury.
blessings all    pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Janie
Date: 23 Mar 14 - 07:12 AM

With the time difference I expect you will soon be with your grandchildren at lunch, Nigel and Ann. Holding all of you close and sending hugs. Will listen to your compositions a bit later in the morning, after a cuppa when I am more alert.

So sorry about Tommy's fall, Pete.

maeve, you have especially been on my mind this past week.

My son and his friend had to end their adventure a week early - his friend injured his back - not serious but very painful and could become serious had they pushed on and over-worked it. While they are disappointed, they still had a grand and challenging week of skateboarding through the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains (they had to stop just as the torain was getting easier.) They met many wonderful people, kind and supportive, had a newspaper article written about them in one rural county on the path, and are ready to attempt another long distance skate as soon as time, money and Nick's back allow.

Can't believe we have more snow in the forecast! I supposedly live in the South!


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 23 Mar 14 - 06:38 AM

My thoughts and prayers for you and yours, Nigel.

The music is peaceful. I read the bio again while listening. It appears you have never retired. Good thing.

Retired, professional musician (do we ever REALLY retire?). My career began in the early 60s with the legendary folk group, 'The Halliard'. In '79, graduated as a Music Teacher (Studied Composition & Orchestration with Harold Dexter & Annea Lockwood) & Classical Guitar at Trinity College, London. Taught for a few years, but decided to freelance: Playing guitar (Sessions, Shows, Cabaret); Arranging & Composing for Chappell & Co., Boston Music, I.M.P. & latterly, Warner Chappell. Completed my full-time career back in Teaching at a High School in East London, retiring in 2004. In 2011, I set up nigelpatersonmusic.com to sell sheet music (Member of the ePartner scheme initiated by Faber Music). I now spend my time composing; some of the pieces end up on the website as scores/sheet music for download. I am a member of The British Music Writers Council (Musician's Union) No. 2725.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 23 Mar 14 - 05:38 AM

thinking of you both & your family & friends

sending love

sandra


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 23 Mar 14 - 04:24 AM

Today is Jane's 1st Anniversary. Ann & I will be spending the day with our Grandchildren. Our eldest Grandson is a superb cook/chef, just like his Mum. Lunch will be late, but well worth waiting for. I'm going to have to let my Music take over...if you visit soundcloud.com/nigel-paterson-music   the first two pieces were composed for Jane. She heard "The Meditation". It helped relax her when she became housebound. The final section was played at her funeral to provide a moment of quiet reflection. "The Sleep of Sleeps" was written after her death. It is a musical metaphor, open to many interpretations.
            Stay close today as Ann & I navigate this uncharted course,
                            With Love to You All,
                                                          Nigel & Ann.
                                                          xxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 23 Mar 14 - 12:06 AM

Pete, I'm sorry to read about Tommy's injury. I hope he heals well.

Nigel, I lost track of the date until I read Maeve's post. By now you have probably decided how to spend this day. perhaps it involves some music that she, your wife, and you enjoyed together, even some songs from her childhood.

Sending more love and hugs.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: maeve
Date: 22 Mar 14 - 11:49 PM

Dear Nigel and Ann,

In this dark night my thoughts are with you as you celebrate Jane together with friends and family. May joy and shared blessings be yours.

Far away in many ways,
Maeve


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 22 Mar 14 - 06:39 AM

Oh dear. I hope he's doing okay, pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 22 Mar 14 - 04:15 AM

poor tommy. he fell over indoors and would not weightbear so we took him to a an e, thinking it would probably be a minimal injury, as he don't talk much but we ought to get it checked. they found a knee fracture and some unidentified lines in his leg. he is home with a temp cast till proper one next week. the possibility was suggested that his deterioration was affecting his bone strength .
we have care in today ,and we are booked to see the x factor show at the o2 . not really what I would pay so much to see, but as we know tamera and her mum I agreed. she got signed to simon cowells label last week. I expect she will do that modern pop stuff ,that I don't get!   now ,I could let her have a few songs........
blessings all      pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 21 Mar 14 - 08:36 PM

Haven't had much time to spend on the computer for a few days. Too much going on, but it's all been good. I didn't get to Mudcat, but I've been thinking of the whole crew and missing you.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 21 Mar 14 - 07:12 AM

Gnu, thanks for the Zappa link. I haven't listened to any of his output for years. As a consequence, I'd forgotten just how creative & ground-breaking he was. He produced a number of tracks with full orchestra which attracted some flak from the 'serious music' critics. His approach to orchestration was verging on "Everything but the kitchen sink", it has to be said, but Zappa loved working on a 'large canvas'. Yah boo sucks to the Music snobs!

"It seems that what we do in this place is celebrate one another and life within all definitions and meanings of the word". Janie, I couldn't agree with you more. Even when celebrating feels like the last thing one wants to do, a post will appear that changes everything. Sometimes a wise homily...sometimes some gentle humour...often a combination of the two. Either way, "Les Mots Juste" have an almost magical way of appearing, when they are most needed.

Dean, I'm relying on you to chart us a course that will bring us the calm seas & steady breezes we yearn for.
                   With Love to You All,
                                                   Nigel & Ann
                                                   xxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: billybob
Date: 21 Mar 14 - 06:44 AM

Sending love to Nigel and Ann as Sunday draws closer, keeping you both in our hearts

with love

Wendy and Billy xxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: frogprince
Date: 20 Mar 14 - 07:42 PM

Wishing calm seas and a steady breeze in the sails for all.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 20 Mar 14 - 06:48 PM

So! Fell off the page eh? I hope that means everyone is doing well and has no need to post. Me needer but I figgers I gotta come up wit sommat what ta post so here's a couple.

Medicinal

And, from a Facebook page I am a member of...

I wanted to get some specific pics, like plantations, but after I found out yesterday that the mighty JDI had impaled himself on his own sword, I kinda got all warm and fuzzy inside and, well...

http://vimeo.com/89610786


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Janie
Date: 18 Mar 14 - 10:24 PM

Having some 'puter issues. In the hunt for a suitable reconditioned iMac but could take a week or so. If I am unable to refresh or post for the next few days please know I am still aboard, singing, rowing, sailing.

I just looked up all the definitions of "celebrate."

It seems that what we do in this place is celebrate one another and life within all definitions and meanings of the word.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 17 Mar 14 - 06:59 PM

beautiful, tam. thanks.
Janie, trusting your healthy ,risk taking boy has a great time that will remain with him in years to come in happy memories and positive life affirming experiences.
blessings    pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 17 Mar 14 - 06:24 PM

RichM, you are more than welcome to join us aboard 'Jane's Rainbow'. The finest, wisest & most compassionate Crew ever to sail life's seven seas. Please feel free to post again, we'd love to hear from you. Equally, feel free to read & reflect. We're a diverse bunch with plenty of 'miles on the clock', experientially speaking.

          Thank you for your kind words. Ann & I are holding on to each other, literally & metaphorically as the 23rd draws ever nearer.
                                                                     With Love,
                                                                                    Nigel & Ann
                                                                                    xxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: RichM
Date: 17 Mar 14 - 07:12 AM

I come late to this vigil, this memorial...

Your situation moved me to tears. I have lost both parents and a brother to cancer, and am a survivor of my own serious bout some 40 years ago.

I am so so sorry for your loss. It is so unfair when a child dies before a parent.

My best wishes to you and your family. Hold on to each other.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 16 Mar 14 - 08:34 PM

Hey, Crew Members! Zany Mouse has hit a health snag. Check out this thread if you haven't done so yet. thread.cfm?threadid=153972


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 15 Mar 14 - 07:05 AM

I'll second that, gnu: "Happies to all". The sun's shining here in East London too, Wendy. Had a good 'domestic' day yesterday. The roof of our house needed some attention, as did the roof of our garden shed, which took a bit of a battering in the winter storms. All fixed cheerily & professionally by Dave & Dan...gawd bless 'em! Had to get the water company in as well to 'spring clean' the drains (details withheld, engage imagination if necessary!).
          Wishing you all the best of weekends,
                                                                   With Love,
                                                                                  Nigel & Ann
                                                                                  xxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 15 Mar 14 - 06:17 AM

On that note... happies to all.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: billybob
Date: 15 Mar 14 - 05:55 AM

It is a beautiful sunny morning here in Frinton, I am in the salon and have one of my favourite clients due in a few minutes for a lovely relaxing aromatherapy, relaxing for me too with all those lovely oils. Then at lunchtime off to the beach hut with Billy for some lunch. I will read my book, he will sleep. Thanks to mum's carer we can have a few hours on our own. Just to reassure you my life is, generally, good and today will be a happy one!

Sending love to all the Rainbow angels,may your day be happy, healthy and contented!!

Wendy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Janie
Date: 14 Mar 14 - 09:05 PM

My boy is on his way. Just left for the drive to the mountains. They will arrive late tonight, stay in a cheap motel and start out tomorrow morning on their longboards. Weather will be good tomorrow and quite bad for several days after. I'm the farthest west and therefore the last stop on their trip out of their home region. Good of them to check in with each parental household on the way out of town to allow hugs and good wishes.

Just want to note, especially to pete from seven stars, that I do not confuse the risks my own healthy boy is choosing to take, nor do I confuse my own accompanying fears, with the circumstances of Tommy and you, his mother and your family.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 14 Mar 14 - 10:30 AM

Not a lot to say but still haulin' away...


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 14 Mar 14 - 09:19 AM

Wendy... it's the pitch that does the trick. A lower pitch will 'penetrate' fog better. I seem to recall a man walking home in the fog. He could hear low piano notes only and that's how we came to use foghorns in the manner we do.

Still checking in when I can.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: billybob
Date: 14 Mar 14 - 08:35 AM

Thank you for the video, Tam,

Nigel, good news, keep well. ( Had a cup of tea at the hut yesterday, in very thick sea mist, think it is called a " Haa" ? Very spooky but peaceful. We could hear the chug of boat engines but could not see the water! Last night could hear the fog horns in Harwich into the wee small hours. Does sound travel better in the fog?)

love to Gnu xx

Sailing on in sunshine this morning

Wendy
xxxxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 14 Mar 14 - 01:47 AM

Nigel, I'll second what ChantyLass said!

love to all

sandra


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 13 Mar 14 - 10:29 PM

Virginia Tam, that video warmed my heart.

Nigel, you stick to that daily aspirin regimen!


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Janie
Date: 13 Mar 14 - 05:57 PM

Hope you soon feel more settled in mind Nigel.

VT, thanks so much for that video. Truly wonderful.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 13 Mar 14 - 03:40 PM

echoing nigels thoughts and trusting that you will achieve peace of mind, nigel. glad it is less of a problem than suspected.
blessings all    pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 13 Mar 14 - 03:22 PM

For Wendy and others, video just shared on facebook from a highschool friend.

It starts out heartbreaking, but ends with a miracle, so please stick it out until the end.

It may have already been shared on here and I missed it. If so, beg pardon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrZXz10FcVM


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 13 Mar 14 - 08:48 AM

Janie, I can understand your concern for your son's trip, but as we say: It sounds like he's got his head screwed on the right way". What a great adventure! I'm sending him whoever or whatever it was that protected me during my rock climbing/mountaineering days.

Wendy, gnu's said it for me. Your sensitivity to your Mother's needs are remarkable. A lesson in Life & Living for us all.

Amergin, thank you for the refresh. Feels like a vote of confidence (-:

Gnu, thinking, hoping, wondering about you. Whatever your problem(s) is/are, it is my earnest wish that you be relieved of this burden soon & return to Jane's Rainbow to continue your voyage with us. You will be greatly missed in the interim.

I spent most of yesterday at a TIA clinic. I suffer from Hemiplegic Migraine, the symptoms of which closely resemble a stroke. Following the presentation of a new symptom after a recent attack, my GP made an urgent referral. Pleased to report that, after a battery of tests & scans, all symptoms would appear to be Migraine-related. However, it transpires, this type of Migraine doubles my chances of having a stroke, so as a precaution, I have to take 75mg of Aspirin each day. I feel relieved, but have not quite achieved 'peace of mind' status....yet! As Wendy would say: "Sailing on."
                                                                   With Love,
                                                                                  Nigel.
                                                                                  xxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: billybob
Date: 13 Mar 14 - 03:42 AM

Thanks Janie,

yes that is the song

thanks too for your uplifting words

Wendy xxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 09:17 PM

Janie, I'm sending your son and his friend my hopes for their safety.

Wendy, I am glad that Billy is holding steady and hope he continues to do so for a very long time. And clever you to find a way to put your mum's anxiety at rest.

Gnu, I'll miss you, wish you the best, and hope you will return here soon


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Janie
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 08:27 PM

Thank you for your good wishes, Wendy. Much appreciated.

Is this the song and performance you noted?
Someday, performed by Sue Graves and Brian Willoughby

Thinking of you and your Mum. Always learning, eh? Reassurance -finding touchstones for not only ourselves but for our loved ones whose anchors are now not always where those of us in the present can discern immediately. Challenging labor. Labor of love. Hit or miss, as long as the labor is guided by love there is no failure. Frustration? Yes. You are so insightful in rising to the day-to-day challenges of how best to manage and care for your mother. Hard, frustrating and demanding. Day to day, moment to moment, tend to yourself also - I think I understand you do so, understanding that you can not care for others as you do if you don't care for yourself also - but it must feel exhausting sometimes. The night is mild, the breeze gentle and the stars are bright. Come sit a spell here on deck, feet propped up, and sip on this nice warm cup of herb tea. We can spike it a bit if you like, up to you. You too, Linn and VT, and any other ladies and gents perhaps needing a little petting and making over, even if you don't realize it. Breathe in deep of the spring salt air and the gentle breeze. Let go with the gentle rocking of the waves on calm and sheltered seas. .....hhmmmm, hhmmm, hhmm, hhm every day, flashes like a stray blue jay....(Bruce Colburn)


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: billybob
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 08:04 PM

Sorry, spelling was dreadful, Look for " Someday " by Harvey Andrews , performed by Sue Graves and Brian Willoughby at Twickenham Heartbeat.

Beautiful xxxx

Wendy, sailing on


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 08:03 PM

Wendy... tears of sorrow and of joy. Thanks for sharing. Good info re yer as I may be at that soon.

I have a problem(s) and I may not post here for a while. I will keep up daily, but posting is not something I may be up for. Posted this just so you know I am still here but standing out in the yard by the apple tree watching the robin get drunk. Cider Robin.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: billybob
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 07:42 PM

Janie,

sending good thoughts for their adventure and angels to keep them safe xx

Went to the hospital today for Billy's three month check up, his consultant was very pleased ,blood counts good and he looks so well. Billy asked when the three month visit could be extended to six and the consultant said never, he wants to see him every three months as he is in remission. Brought home the reality that there is no " cure" for CLL But we came home happy, took our daughter out for a lovely lunch then sat in the garden enjoying the sunshine.

This evening mother had a bad moment, reduced me to tears saying " please take me home" after an hour of saying "this is your home mum" I tried a new tack " of course mum, we will go home in the morning" rewarded by the most beautiful smile .

Then I went on facebook to Harvey Andrews page and listened to a beautiful song he had written. sung at a BBC recording by a lovely lady singer and Brian Willourby ( cant do blue clicky but it is called " Someday".) Lifted my spirits as music always does. Beautiful song, beautifully sung, it is on U tube if you can find it crew?



loving thoughts to all the crew
Wendy xxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Janie
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 05:07 PM

Exciting and also anxiety provoking for this Mom. My responsible son (for a 20 year old) and an equally responsible friend are embarking on a two week adventure this coming weekend. They are long boarding (refers to a skateboard designed for traveling instead of tricks and X sports) with the intent to travel from the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina to the North Carolina Coast over a period of 2 weeks. They wisely decided to change their original plans from traversing the northern part of the state to the southern part of the state a couple of weeks ago for two reasons. The first being we are having a harsher, colder and longer winter than we have have in North Carolina for at least the past 15 years and the weather is likely to be less threatening further south. The second is they are less likely to encounter fear, hostility and agression further south. Over-all, I am relieved they have changed their route, and also think the southern route is safer simply in terms of torrain and wider highways once they are out of the mountains. The 1/3 leg of the journey, however, will be in much higher mountains, narrower roads and generally more demanding and dangerous road torrain for skateboarders and I am a bit anxious. So is my youngin'. Please visualize motorists who are alert and kind and non-resentful of people traveling along switchbacks who are not in vehicles and might cause one to put on the brakes without resentment.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Amergin
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 02:21 PM

I just thought this could use a refresh, to help counterbalance the shit that seems to permeate the cat these days.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 11 Mar 14 - 05:17 AM

Nature did what nature does.

we keep rowing, we keep singing

sandra


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Janie
Date: 11 Mar 14 - 01:18 AM

Power came back 3 days earlier than anticipated. Tree tops and lots of branches down in the yard but no trees on the house and no actual whole trees down in my yard. Nature did what nature does. Pruned, and past time for it.   The wind is delightfully scented of pine from the downed boughs and treetops in my yard. I'm sitting pretty and ready to row or sing.

UP!


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 09 Mar 14 - 06:25 PM

Pete... more room... more room is good room.

Thanks for the thumbs up, guys. I did post some things a bit OTT but there it is. It was what it was. Glad it was taken as meant in the spirit intended. I am slowly getting back to slightly (?) abnormal gnu.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 09 Mar 14 - 05:02 PM

different elephants...different genres ....great music.
agree with nigels remarks re gnu and his mum.
we been down winchelsea over the weekend. we changed to a bigger caravan, mainly because tommy has more equipment so needs more room.
it felt sad having finished clearing out the old van and leaving it for the last time. my mum had been very particular with it and we had left her ornaments there as fond memories. and it felt a bit like letting go of something of hers that we had still retained. of course we do have more room in the new van for the ornaments too!
blessings all    pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 09 Mar 14 - 07:33 AM

Gnu, I missed your birthday. Many, many happy returns. I hope you had the best of days & celebrated in style. The piece you wrote about your Mother was touching, funny & painted a clear picture of the love you two share...a real joy to read. You also said earlier: "Hopefully, some variance, some dalliance, brings some abatement from the... you know...". I agree absolutely. I love it when our thread becomes conversational. I love it when folks post Music links. I love it when Spaw & gnu 'go at it'! I love the humour & pathos. I love the intimate, deeply personal posts that take one's breath away. I love Jane's Rainbow because of the love & support Ann & I have received. I love Jane's Rainbow because of the love & support given to others. Jane's Rainbow would not exist without all you Good Folks who check in & post...you are the wind in our sails, our navigator, you keep watch in fair weather & foul. A Crew to end all Crews.
             With Love to You All,
                                             Nigel & Ann
                                             xxxxxxxxxx


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