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Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort

gnu 14 Nov 13 - 06:44 AM
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maeve 13 Nov 13 - 08:01 AM
gnu 13 Nov 13 - 07:02 AM
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maeve 13 Nov 13 - 06:10 AM
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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 14 Nov 13 - 06:44 AM

Extra thoughts and prayers from me for Tom and Linn as time grows short. Peace and love to them. And to all.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 13 Nov 13 - 08:30 AM

Back here after another hiatus, just providing a bit of ballast and telling you all how much I love you! I am awash in humble gratitude, as finally I feel that I'm living a charmed life at the moment, with a beloved husband who tells me hourly how much I mean to him, a lovely home, a happy home-based business- so you are my family in need, and I send you my strength and my love. Wish I could do more.

Allison


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: maeve
Date: 13 Nov 13 - 08:01 AM

This story seems to fit in this thread:

http://news.yahoo.com/canadian-makes-trans-atlantic-crossing-history-205255240.html


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 13 Nov 13 - 07:02 AM

Thank you, m. Just thought I'd post some drivel to pass time. Sometimes, just taking one's mind off one's mind for a moment helps ease one's mind. Mind you, some may be irked by mindless drivel.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: maeve
Date: 13 Nov 13 - 06:26 AM

Hoping a cheery Mudelf will erase the first, now corrected, 06:03 AM version of the poem...and thanks for so doing.

Gnu, you are such a gifted writer.

We're feeling the cold here, too, and the edge of desperation that is driven in with winter's leading edge of bitter cold. We are grateful to have an excellent and efficient woodstove to keep us warm, a winter's worth of firewood in the cellar, with water access down there as well. I'm especially grateful for a working washing machine, yet longing for working sinks and for a shower, at the same time.

Do read the latest, suddenly peaceful post from Linn/Bat Goddess regarding care for Tom/Curmudgeon. That is Love in action.
Curmudgeon In Hospital - Nov 2013 [update 7 Nov]

Sending encouragement and light to you all,

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: maeve
Date: 13 Nov 13 - 06:10 AM

A found poem by and for gnu:

Gnu Snow

Not long in, me, from the Northeast
Cold wet winds of the North Atlantic
Swirling, mixing, depositing wet snow on my nape,

And then stalling in combo with westerlies
From Lower Canada,
Southerlies from the US Seaboard

Such that ne'er a strip o' wind exists
And all is silent, yet making exposed skin
And clothed joints ache.

A young man would revel in such weather.
Tis a night to be in the DEEP woods
To feel FRESH and ALIVE!...

To have ale and venture forth in squinting darkness
To explore what is and where it is at night on such a night.
Been there, done that. I choose the warmth herein.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: maeve
Date: 13 Nov 13 - 06:03 AM

A found poem by and for gnu:

Gnu Snow

Not long in, me, from the Northeast
Cold wet winds of the North Atlantic
Swirling, mixing, depositing wet snow on my nape,

And then stalling in combo with westerlies
From Lower Canada,
Southerlies from the US Seaboard

Such that ne'er a strip o' wind exists
And all is silent, yet making exposed skin
and clothed joints ache.

A young man would revel in such weather.
Tis a night to be in the DEEP woods
To feel FRESH and ALIVE!...

To have ale and venture forth in squinting darkness
To explore what is and where it is at night on such a night.
Been there, done that. I choose the warmth herein.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 12 Nov 13 - 07:41 PM

Not long in, me, from the NE cold wet winds of the North Atlantic swirling, mixing, depositing wet snow on my nape, and then stalling in combo with westerlies from Lower Canada and southerlies from the US Seaboard such that nare a strip o wind exists and all is silent yet making exposed skin and clothed joints ache. A young man would revel in such weather. Tis a night to be in the DEEP woods to feel FRESH and ALIVE!... to have ale and venture forth in squinting darkness to explore what is and where it is at night on such a night.

Been there, done that. I choose the warmth herein. Thanks for sharing it with me. I mean, it's frigging nasty wet and cold even without any wind eh? Screw that! I am gonna have ale and cook a nice scoff and watch some of the comedy shows I taped on the PVR and crank up my furnace... NO splittin kindlin an startin yer birch bark fire. I ain't a pup no more.

I hope youse all are comfy too.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: billybob
Date: 12 Nov 13 - 07:17 PM

If you come to Beth Chatto Pete, let me know and come to our house for something to eat, the gardens are 20 minutes from us,Or any other crew members who find themselves in NE Essex.
Wendy xxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ranger1
Date: 12 Nov 13 - 04:50 PM

Message from my sister this AM that she is doing better today. Thanks for the support, friends.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 12 Nov 13 - 04:02 PM

looked it up, wendy.
some great photos on the site of vistas and seasons at the gardens.
reckon we might try and get there sometime.
blessings all   pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: billybob
Date: 12 Nov 13 - 02:23 PM

Love and hugs Ranger

and to all the crew,xxxxxx

doing ok here at the moment, have got an extra day of care for mother, so on Mondays I can go out with my daughter. Yesterday we made a Christmas log and popped it in the freezer, had lunch at Beth Chatto ( beautiful gardens have a google!) then took the little girls for their swimming lesson.
back home at6, and felt like an evening in the kitchen, one huge casserole and two apple crumbles to freeze, then a large Gin and Tonic!1 So thanks for all your loving thoughts.

Thinking of Tom and Linn xxxxx

Wendy xxxxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 12 Nov 13 - 05:47 AM

Thank you, SINS.

I think you did, r1.

Rain, wind, cold. Warm and bright in here.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 11 Nov 13 - 09:20 PM

My mojo is working hard, too, for all of you. Sail on!


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: frogprince
Date: 11 Nov 13 - 08:16 PM

Mojo on high for assorted Tams and Tammys, Wendy, Billybob, and one and all.
                      Dean


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ranger1
Date: 11 Nov 13 - 06:39 PM

Feeling frustrated and helpless this evening. My younger sister called me - she's having a crisis and I'm too far away to hug her in person. Not a damn thing I can do for her other than that, but it would be nice to at least be able to do that one little thing.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: SINSULL
Date: 11 Nov 13 - 08:34 AM

gnu and Spaw - have I told you lately that I love you? Two very different and very special men.
SINS


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 11 Nov 13 - 07:39 AM

Spaw... I open another window while threads and posts are loading and I copy texts before I do (beats using the back button to retrieve my texts). Doesn't always work but it helps.

Vaseline? Wimp!


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: catspaw49
Date: 10 Nov 13 - 09:41 AM

First, my thoughts go to Linn and Tom right now. The sure knowledge that time is finite is a very tough corner to turn. Many here have had to turn that corner and when it is between the you and the person you chose to share your life with............All my best and most heartfelt cares go to them now. We love you both Linn and Tom.

And now.............for something completely different........

The 'Cat is pissing me off no end lately. Slow, unreliable, and sometimes just non-existent, it wins the trifecta of crappy websites. I've had a cable modem for years and my current computer is very fast and powerful and yet this damn site which I have spent so many hours with for so many years is barely useable! I have lost posts recently and most times I just get tired of waiting for the damn thing. If I post to one thread it is probably the only one I can get because if it is the second post I make, well, just fuckit!

Well I feel better now! My best to all of you operating on the assumption this post takes and if it doesn't then ta' hell with it and I'll try again some other time. Of course you won't know that because this didn't load! If this site keeps giving it to me as it has can someone send some Vaseline?

Love y'all!!!


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 09 Nov 13 - 06:59 AM

VTam... Linn's (Bat Goddess) last update is far from batty. A snippet : "But mostly I'm thinking about what will make him happy and comfortable. I love him."

Says it all.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 08 Nov 13 - 12:26 PM

Goddss... Poor old Mudge. Big warm thoughts going out to to Tom and Linn who must be going batty with the worry ;-)


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Janie
Date: 08 Nov 13 - 06:33 AM

Hope you are also able to make a little music, Tam.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: frogprince
Date: 07 Nov 13 - 07:20 PM

Golimumab...wasn't that the ugly little guy who wanted the ring of power so bad...

Whatever it is, here's hoping it brings some relief.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 07 Nov 13 - 04:14 PM

Tam, every little bit is a win as you say

love form sandra


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 07 Nov 13 - 05:50 AM

I am inspired VTam. Ihope the meds arrive soon and bring some relief.

Nice tune, A.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 06 Nov 13 - 04:11 PM

that's a lovely positive spirit, tam.
lovely helping of bluesy folk, amos.
blessings   pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 06 Nov 13 - 02:00 PM

Hello all.

Some lovely warm expressions here by and/or for Spaw, Wendy, Nigel & Ann, Janie, Frogprince, and others. I am uplifted.

Thank you all.

Funding approved for my biologic meds. Going with Golimumab. Waiting for the home health care company to arrange delivery and nurse visit to show me how to do my first injection. Please be soon.

Pain and stiffness everywhere is pretty bad but I am still able to go to work. It is the overwhelming fatigue and brain fog which are the most difficult to get past. I am in work by 8am but not fully mentally functioning until 10.30. And wiped by 8pm.

Still, most weekends I have been chipping bit by laborious bit at organising, cleaning and ironing. Even a little accomplishment boosts my spirits.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 13 - 01:31 PM

Woes and strange situations, hard passages and triumphs of the heart...where would we, any of us, be If It Hadn't Been fer Love?


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 06 Nov 13 - 06:11 AM

GUEST at 6.07 was me, sans cookie.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Nov 13 - 06:07 AM

Different art, Nigel, but I used to have a darkroom where I spent many a lonely hour developing films and producing prints. That all changed when they made a digital camera worth using (some of the early ones were awful) and it was game over for "analogue" photography IMO.

Digital vs. analogue photography argument is still raging in some quarters but with my Canon EOS1000D and Epson Stylus Pro printer I can produce great prints in minutes rather than hours in a non-chemical-laden atmosphere. Mind you, I still fill sketchbooks with notes and doodles!

Score away: the tools you use are secondary to the finished product, which I'm sure will be well worth listening to.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 06 Nov 13 - 04:25 AM

Pete, Gnu, Janie, Sandra....hugs all round & a kiss on both cheeks (old Family tradition!)
         The sanctuary of Music calls....it's times like this when I remember the 'good old days' of manuscript paper, a piano, some HB pencils, an eraser & a flask of tea. Truth to tell, I had to be dragged, kicking & screaming into the digital age (Thank you, Mr.Gates). My 'digital sanctuary' has, however, a 'reality' about it (if that's not a contradiction in terms) that sheets of quarto scoring paper never had, so, back to the Mac.
         Voyage well, my Dear Friends.
                                                      With love & a warmed Heart,
                                                                                                 Nigel
                                                                                                 xxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 06 Nov 13 - 02:24 AM

well said, Janie

sandra


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Janie
Date: 05 Nov 13 - 09:42 PM

Jane was your beloved daughter, Nigel, and her grandchildren are your beloved grandchildren.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 05 Nov 13 - 11:34 AM

Thanks for sharing.

Well said, Pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars links
Date: 05 Nov 13 - 07:54 AM

I would be surprised if your music were forgotten when you are gone, nigel.
my dad often comments that my mum never found out who her "real" dad was ,only finding out late in life that the man she knew as dad was not so, biologically.
I usually comment that the man who done the job was the "real" dad.
in similar way ,whether the biological father is still around or not, I am sure you are to all practical purposes ,dad and granddad by being the loving supportive person you are. blessings pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 05 Nov 13 - 05:06 AM

Some exceptional posts here. Janie's & Amergin's to name but two. Deeply personal, deeply moving, creating a plethora of images & emotions.
         Janie, you wrote: "....as you birth more fine music....". Those six words go right to the heart of why I compose. For me, it is almost literally like giving birth to new life, in the hope that one or two pieces might just outlive me & be remembered & performed after I'm gone.
       Some of you know already that Jane was my Step Daughter. When Ann & I decided to marry, Jane & her Sister agreed that 'step' was not a word they liked. To them I was 'Nigel' (Introduced to friends as: 'our Mum's husband') & 'Grandad' as the Grandchildren gradually appeared on the scene. For that reason, I've always referred to Jane & her Sister as my daughters & for all practical purposes, that's just what they are.
       My first Wife, (who I lost to breast cancer) & I were unable to have children, so, as you can imagine, Ann's two daughters were a golden gift, swiftly followed by six, Golden Grandchildren.
         At the risk of sounding maudlin & sentimental, the pieces I write could be construed as my 'Children', which perhaps explains why I wrote: "...one or two pieces might just outlive me & be remembered & performed after I'm gone..."
         I've been wanting to write about this for ages, but my courage failed me. It was an emotional step too far, but, for a multitude of reasons, now feels the right time to reveal a part of my life that has remained unspoken of for too long.
                                    With Love & comforting sense of relief & release,
                                                                      Nigel
                                                                      xxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 04 Nov 13 - 09:10 PM

I'll second that, rum


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: rumanci
Date: 04 Nov 13 - 08:28 PM

Sorry not to have posted for a while but I've been lurking - good at that many may say. Thanks all for some beautiful words, thoughts, images and smiles and hope.   UP Spaw and y'all. Love and hugs
rum xx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 04 Nov 13 - 08:16 PM

Janie, I wish I could have held your hand and your sister's hand. Maybe someday we'll meet and I'll give you a hug. Amergin, good work.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: frogprince
Date: 04 Nov 13 - 03:36 PM

Ah..yuh...now somebody hand me a hanky or tissue or somethin'; that snuck up on me.

A lazy, chilly but pleasant day for us here on the Michigan sector of the deck. May the wind be fair for everyone's sails.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Amergin
Date: 04 Nov 13 - 02:44 PM

it is interesting....the other day, I was on a friend's fb page....local Irish musician Colleen Raney. A friend of hers was talking about how her best friend's son was killed...a week after his 32nd birthday. he was a popular man. He was the bass player, a vocalist, and songwriter of a popular Irish band called the Calvinist Band. He was killed in a car wreck in Bantry, Cork. His organs helped 9 people...including his heart which was flown to Dublin. Her story inspired me....and so I asked for more information, explaining what I do....and I ended up writing a poem....

I showed it to her...and she loved it...showed it to his mum...and showed it to his bandmates...who all posted it on various fb pages...and so it's been going around Ireland. I made a video of me reading it...the poem references the Memphis Belle which was the focus of one of their songs...the video has also making it's rounds...

I've had many people thank me...including the mum...and it just blows me away, that my words can make a difference in their time of grief....I had not heard of Taidhg Burke Neff before his story was mentioned on fb. so my words have filled the sails for a family (and friends and fans) I never met...I am astounded....

Taidhg Burke Neff-The Lost Calvinist


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 04 Nov 13 - 02:13 PM

Ya know them there seagulls that stand around in fast food parkin lots waiting for french fries when it's minus git yer Long Johns on? How come their feet don't freeze?


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: billybob
Date: 04 Nov 13 - 05:24 AM

Janie,

How beautiful your words, thank you

Wendy
xxxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Janie
Date: 03 Nov 13 - 09:18 PM

A much lovelier autumn than had been predicted. I've been traveling a lot at different elevations, plus have the pleasure of driving through considerable mileage of two lane country roads throughout the week. Mid September through mid October the fields and roadsides from the Piedmont of NC up through the tidewater and coastal plains of Virginia and Maryland, and the lower elevations of the Alleghenies were lovely with bidens, perennial sunflowers of assorted species, white and lavender wild asters, purple New York Ironweed, more late goldenrod species than any one person could key out, perennial ageratum, assorted large seed pods with their interesting shapes adorned by seeds with white parachutes, and the distinctive and early scarlet of sumac leaves. The trees blanketing the southern mountains of West Virginia in mid October were breath-taking on my way back south from Mom's, even on a cloudy day. The last two weeks here on the NC Piedmont, on my daily drive have been equally lovely. My yard is cleared of leaves at the moment, but until late afternoon, I had a carpet of many colors out there from fallen leaves of maple, oak, dogwood, hickory and wild cherry on a windy weekend. The squirrels have already eaten most of the red berries on the dogwoods, but they were pretty while they lasted. The berries on the nandinas and holly are only preferred as survival fare by squirrels and birds and will last until at least mid January. On both species, the berries are ruddier by the day, and will be bright red soon enough to bring delight to the eye just when it is most appreciated in an otherwise subtle winter landscape.

Each fall now, I am reminded of the brilliant and terrifying beauty of the structure of my sister's emaciated face and body during her long dying time, of the vibrancy and depths of her deep and stark brown eyes. I remember the suffering, but also just as readily now recall, after all these years, the beauty and affirmations of love and connectedness, of exquisitely joyful times during her last two months where there was the joy of being fully present and fully together, immediately with no holds barred. Like the dogwoods, she up and went brilliant in the premature autumn of her life, and brought the rest of us along with her.

I'm in tears just now - but they are not tears of anguish. Feeling sorrow, yes, but the tears bring heart's ease, as does writing this and sharing these memories of sorrow and joy. I feel the gentle rocking of the water under the hull of the boat as we set out from harbor, and love the sound of the wind in the sails.

A little local (to me) landlocked chanty.... Beauty Lives


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,laptopgnu
Date: 03 Nov 13 - 05:30 PM

The canvass. Our sail. That that fills with wind to propel ourselves forward. Our canvass is the empty page on which we paint the words that fill out hearts and propel our spirits forward. Raise the canvass UP! Fill it with words of comradery and love.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 03 Nov 13 - 01:58 PM

Hi, Crew Members! It's sunny but brisk here. As I look toward the shore, I see the brightly colored leaves have started to drop from the branches. Let's raise some canvas and get underway!


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Janie
Date: 01 Nov 13 - 03:06 PM

but time well spent, Nigel, as you birth more fine music into the spheres. Congrats Wendy and Billy!


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 01 Nov 13 - 08:09 AM

A very good morning to you all from a rather overcast, East London.
Congratulations, Wendy & Billy. May you have many more happy years together.
New pieces are taking shape (slowly!). Composing is one of the greediest devourers of time I've yet to encounter.
                               Much Love to You All,
                                                                Nigel.
                                                                xxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 31 Oct 13 - 06:28 PM

ditto. hope you had a lovely evening.
we may be getting old, wendy, but I like to think that we can think critically on music, but its nice to hear ga ga is a nice person.
a stage persona is I guess deceptive. I was watching some of the Hendrix documentary last night. now he was definitely a brilliant muso and he did not need all those stage excesses. and off stage he is said to have been shy and sensitive.
blessings   pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 31 Oct 13 - 02:56 PM

Enjoy, Wendy. Congrats.


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