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THE HORRIFYING REALIZATION
« on: June 04, 2024, 12:50:13 AM »

Well, you've read the notes, the notes had a horrifying realization, and now it is time for you to post until the horrifying cows come home.
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2024, 12:51:25 AM »

And the word of the day is: MELIORISM!
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2024, 01:37:55 AM »

Notes unlocked. Achieved.
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2024, 01:44:17 AM »

I have a very early (no older than 3 years of age) memory of watching King Kong vs Godzilla on our old black and white set in our upstairs playroom in Merrillville, Indiana.

Then a couple years later Godzilla in Destroy All Monsters was like the greatest thing Iíd ever seen.
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2024, 04:48:53 AM »

Good morning, friends.
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Re: THE HORRIFYING REALIZATION
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2024, 04:49:01 AM »

Cha cha cha.
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2024, 04:49:14 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2024, 04:49:39 AM »

Is there such a thing as dirty beauty?
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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2024, 04:50:00 AM »

The old maids are hogging all the cheese.
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2024, 04:50:02 AM »

Good morning, all!
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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2024, 04:50:11 AM »

But the cheese stands alone.
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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2024, 04:53:02 AM »

Last night I drugged myself into a stupor before I went to bed. I did a lot of walking yesterday, especially the walk home from the barber, and my leg were - still are - killing me. I did sleep well until around 5:00 this morning when Thatch got itchy for some cuddles and around 6:00 Annabelle joined the cuddle party.
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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2024, 04:55:57 AM »

I had a strange dream about the infamous Dr Mengele and The Marathon Man and another dream about Kurt Weill's Knickerbocker Holiday.
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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2024, 05:10:08 AM »

This leads to something I was going to post yesterday about theological/metaphysical situations I've encountered over my life, and that is what I can only describe as angelic visitations. At some time between Sept. 1971 and June 1972, while I was crashing ands burning as an instructor at a Pennsylvania college, I was driving one weekend to Ohio. Somewhere, either on the endless PA turnpike or Route 80, I fell asleep at the wheel. I was awakened by someone calling my name. It was just in time, since I was driving into the back of a large truck.

In August 2013, O was at Toyland, finishing up things before I sent to Dublin to record Roberta. I got up from my chair to go to the printer and fell to the floor in intense pain. When I finally stood up, my muscles had contracted so badly I was only comfortable if I stood bent over with my head almost at a level with my waist. I managed to get to the bus, got home, looked up a local chiropractor, hoping he would be helpful, and headed to Broadway for a taxi. By the time I got to Broadway and 82nd Street, I thought I was going to die. I finally crossed Broadway, fell onto the bench at the bus stop, thinking, will I ever get a taxi? Out of nowhere, a very large black woman I had never seen before or since came up to me and said, you look like you're in trouble; what do you need?

I told her, she hailed a cab, helped me into it, wished me luck, and I saw the chiropractor who examined me and helped me into a taxi to go to the ER.
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« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2024, 05:11:11 AM »

I canít seem to stay awake unless Iím actively doing something.

I fall asleep everytime I try to sit and read or watch tv
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« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2024, 05:12:51 AM »

Anyway Wordle and  work I guess
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« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2024, 05:16:58 AM »

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« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2024, 05:18:54 AM »

I do believe both of these situations were angelic visitations, and I had another one yesterday on my walk back from the barber. By the time I reached the corner of Amsterdam and 82nd Street, my legs were in such pain, I wasn't sure I could cross the street. I knew I had to cross as soon as the light changed because I move so slowly that I wasn't sure the walker and I would cross before the light changed and I'd be struck by a car moving uptown on Amsterdam. The light changed, I pushed the walker into the crosswalk. About halfway across, I saw the streetlight change from walk to caution, and I tried to pick up my pace. Suddenly, there was a man beside me. I can't remember what he said, but it was something like I'll stay with you.

And he did. Although I was focused on crossing the street, I could see that he was waving one of his arms to alert traffic to keep back. As soon as I got to the other side, I thanked him and he turned away. I never did see his face because I was bent over that damned walker and I don't know where he want after he left me. Suddenly he was gone.
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« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2024, 05:22:49 AM »

Today, I need to put together a small Amazon Fresh order, fill out a mail-in ballot, finish up three packages I need to ship, and work on the ballet score.
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« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2024, 05:43:01 AM »

Angelic visitations.

I'm glad you got help when you needed it, DR elmore3003.
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« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2024, 06:33:01 AM »

Good morning, all.
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« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2024, 06:34:41 AM »

Amazing stories from DR Elmore.
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« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2024, 06:38:48 AM »

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Maybe "National Safe Day" could be a safe where you store valuables?

Or maybe it's a day when you're supposed to do things safely, like taking precautions when doing risky things like crossing the street or posting on Page seven.   
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« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2024, 06:41:08 AM »

Good morning, all.
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« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2024, 06:41:47 AM »

Thanks for sharing the stories, Elmore.
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« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2024, 06:42:21 AM »

I canít seem to stay awake unless Iím actively doing something.

I fall asleep everytime I try to sit and read or watch tv

I know you've said you feel fatigue more than you used to. This isn't quite on that level, but there are certain reading and watching activities that I can almost count on for getting me drowsy and putting me to sleep. Not all, there's definitely a pattern to it that I haven't tried to clearly define. It's a certain KIND of reading and watching. Other times, I'm alert and totally with it. Hell, how many times does BK report falling asleep in front of the TV? It's something we do.
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« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2024, 06:44:10 AM »

As for your dreams, I want a mashup of Marathon Man and Knickerbocker Holiday. Maybe a song like It Never Was Safe.
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Re: THE HORRIFYING REALIZATION
« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2024, 06:46:07 AM »

I had a strange dream about the infamous Dr Mengele and The Marathon Man and another dream about Kurt Weill's Knickerbocker Holiday.

Uh oh.  Is it (National) Safe (Day)?
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« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2024, 06:47:09 AM »

Woops. DR John G. and I might be on to something...
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« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2024, 06:47:55 AM »

Larry:

There are definitely angels on earth.  They are also beside us, though we cannot see them.

I think each of us has a bit of angelic grace inside us that allows us to empathize and react when someone is in distress.

There are many stories of people pulled back from disaster by a strong arm only to find that person is gone when they attempt to offer thanks.

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