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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 23:30:49 SatMar 6 2004 )

I'm now living in my own apartment. What else can I say other than free at last. Free aT LAST. The next party is at MY place.

  
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 15:53:01 SunMar 7 2004 )

My coach Darius is playing Richie Reneberg in an exhibition tennis match today. Reneberg was the #1 doubles player in the world for five years and top 20 in singles for several more. It's be amazing... and I get to sit right on the edge of the indoor court to watch. My friend and I are both going, it's at 5 today.

I'm excited :claphands: :jump:

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You know, of course, where this other world lies hidden. It is the world of your own soul that you seek. Only within yourself exists that other reality for which you long. I can give you nothing that has not already its being within yourself... All I can give you is the impulse, the key. I can help you to make your own world visible. That is all.
- Herman Hesse, Steppenwolf
 
 
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 00:31:36 WedMar 10 2004 )

Here's a poem I just wrote today when I was bored. It's kind of interesting, the subject matter at least, but it'll need some more work to be good.

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"Her Demon Visage"

Her hair glitters when she walks,
And her eyes draw them in inexorably.
I follow her carefully on silent wings,
As she prowls the city, searching, searching.

They call her beautiful and popular,
For she spreads a vibrant energy all round.
I follow her carefully on silent wings,
As she joins the rest, dancing, dancing.

Her defenses slip when she takes a pill,
And laughs at those less fortunate.
I follow her carefully on silent wings,
As she breathes in the night, mocking, mocking.

They call her temptress and seductress,
For she lures a new soul away each night.
I follow her carefully on silent wings,
As she draws him to her, cunning, cunning.

Her gaze turns away when it is done,
And the mirror beside her gazes back.
I follow her carefully on silent wings,
As she watches herself, smiling, smiling.

None see the rotting flesh and vacant eyes,
For the glass alone reflects this dark truth.
I follow her carefully on silent wings,
As she gives me her soul, gently, gently.

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Alright, people. I know I'm a sick bastard for writing stuff like this, but my evil side needs to come out every now and again (roughly every full moon, if I've got my dates right). And I must admit that I enjoy being a little devil, whether in poetry or real life.

Testing... Testing....

:demon: :devil: :evil: :evilking: :evillaugh: :evilpatch: :npdhumor: :pirate: :playhangman:

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You know, of course, where this other world lies hidden. It is the world of your own soul that you seek. Only within yourself exists that other reality for which you long. I can give you nothing that has not already its being within yourself... All I can give you is the impulse, the key. I can help you to make your own world visible. That is all.
- Herman Hesse, Steppenwolf
 
 
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 21:40:14 ThuMar 11 2004 )

I just found out that I'm a finalist for a job with the state run alternative juvenile corrections. It'll mean more work, and more money. Maybe more time to work here as well. I'm psyched.



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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 00:38:33 SatMar 13 2004 )

Nice work, Tony.

I just got my midquarter grades and things are safe for now with UVA as far as that goes. My sister got a new digicam that we have been trying out with the animals. And things are going a little better with the family in general... we had a couple of serious talks, which were much needed to restore order.

Everything else is quiet as usual...

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You know, of course, where this other world lies hidden. It is the world of your own soul that you seek. Only within yourself exists that other reality for which you long. I can give you nothing that has not already its being within yourself... All I can give you is the impulse, the key. I can help you to make your own world visible. That is all.
- Herman Hesse, Steppenwolf
 
 
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 03:49:48 TueMar 16 2004 )

Come on people. Am I to understand nothing positive has happened in this community since Friday? Come on throw be a frick'n bone here people. Jeez, the good news for me is that even though this has been two weeks straight out of hell for my family life I can see one noticeable positive. This morning I stopped and looked at myself in the mirror and saw who was looking back. It was a strange feeling but I think an important step in all of this.



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You do not need to be loved, not at the cost of yourself. The single relationship that is truly central and crucial in a life is the relationship to the self . .. Of all the people you will know in a lifetime , you are the only one you will never lose.

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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 04:19:11 TueMar 16 2004 )

Tony, I just gave my dog a bone. Now you want one too? :cookiemonster:

Hehe... I believe that was my line. :flamingmad: But it's cool. :ohwell:

Damn, these emoticons. What can I say? They're addictive. :newtonguesmile:

Anyway, I had a good therapy session today. We talked about getting in touch with feelings, which obviously is not my strong point. I have a lot of work to do.

Nitey nite,

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You know, of course, where this other world lies hidden. It is the world of your own soul that you seek. Only within yourself exists that other reality for which you long. I can give you nothing that has not already its being within yourself... All I can give you is the impulse, the key. I can help you to make your own world visible. That is all.
- Herman Hesse, Steppenwolf
 
 
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 15:03:37 TueMar 16 2004 )

To deal with my 4 1/2 yr olds tantrums and my 3 yr old crying incessently, I started charts for the boys.

It is working wonders with my 4 1/2 yr old. He puts the check marks every hour he has gone without having a tantrum or losing his temper. He totally gets the idea. My youngest, however, doesn't quite get it. I will give him a little while longer as generally, whatever works for the older works for the younger it just takes a little longer. Once he sees my oldest gettings stickers, stamps, whatever on a daily basis, he will get the picture I think.

I'm just grateful I finally found something nonconfrontational that seems to work!

Mel

  
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 19:28:28 TueMar 16 2004 )

Hey, I'm back. It was definately a positive to visit my brother and his wife and meet their little baby. However, it was hard hard work. Traveling with a 3 year old is exhausting. Good to be home. Too much to do, but since I'm tired, I'm just catching up here. I've spent all the time here I can-- laundry calls-- Tony, I've been trying to really see myself in the mirror every day lately. Ya know, she's not perfect, but that girl is alright. I like her! And Mel, you're a genius. I'll remember the chart idea. Matt, enjoy your emoticons now-- something tells me you'll be too busy for them once you're at UVA!:smile: My son loves seeing this board, by the way. His favorite thing is the dragon.

  
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 20:21:29 TueMar 16 2004 )

Welcome back Hes. I imagine it was a treat to see your brother's newborn. BTW, I like the dragon and the other toys too. :newtonguesmile:

I just came from my therapy session. More later but as usual I feel revived after such a session. Conquering fear was a major part of the session today. Its a difficult topic for me but one which leaves me feeling renewed afterward.



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