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Gather ye rosebuds while ye may


Aditus

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Some time ago I became seriously ill. With seriously, I mean getting close to meeting Azrael personally, at least three times. With a white blood cell count considered extremely high even for the type of illness I had, the resulting stroke, hemiplegia, pneumonia, and cerebral edema, to be able to walk and talk again almost like before, I have to count myself lucky.

What I learned: Life as you know it can be over in a blink of a moment. In theory, I knew this, but suddenly being confronted with the actual fact, brought it really home.

Today, I rather do what brings joy to me and mine. I prefer spending time with friends and leave when I’m not wanted. This doesn’t mean I don’t speak up when I feel it is needed.

I was personally invited to partake in something that was meant to be a reminder of the consequences of hate and marginalization.

Finding out my poem has been ignored has hurt, I give you that. So much so, my initial reaction was a hissy fit and the strong urge to leave in a huff, LOL. I’m over being stupid now. I was reminded I still have a series to finish, friends to talk to, stories and poems to read and such. Thank you for that.

Carpe diem.

~A.

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Well I, for one, am glad to have you around :hug: :kiss: Azrael can wait.  :) 

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I’m not sure, so maybe I’m going out on a limb here, but if this even has the remotest possibility of being related to the Pulse tribute posted yesterday, we need to take care of it immediately. 

I asked @Mikiesboyto check his records, and when he reached out to you personally about 6 weeks ago to see if you’d be interested in contributing — as he did personally to dozens of GA members — the reply he got back mentioned not having the bandwidth to contribute. Both of us have checked, and have received no subsequent message saying conditions had changed. 

But none of that is important. What is is if you have a piece for the tribute, please email or PM to either Tim or me to post immediately.

If this is regards to the Pulse tribute, we can fix it today 😃

 

 

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1 hour ago, AC Benus said:

the reply he got back mentioned not having the bandwidth to contribute.

Okay. I translate this as Tim said: I said I don't have time. 

I actually answered Thanks for thinking of me, tim. I should have finished my current projects by then. 

Anyway, as I mentioned in my answer to your PM, all is good.

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8 minutes ago, aditus said:

Okay. I translate this as Tim said: I said I don't have time. 

I actually answered Thanks for thinking of me, tim. I should have finished my current projects by then. 

Anyway, as I mentioned in my answer to your PM, all is good.

So we can add your poem to the collection, where it belongs? :) 

Please say yes, as I feel awful this happened to you. Inclusive was the goal, and as we’re all human, mistakes occur. Sorry again 

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40 minutes ago, AC Benus said:

I feel awful this happened to you. Inclusive was the goal, and as we’re all human, mistakes occur. Sorry again 

You shouldn't feel awful and having to apologize for what 'happened'.

I PMed you the original message I sent to Tim, containing the poem. I'd be happy if you would add it to the collection.

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Got it. It will be added 

It’s always better to inquire than to isolate oneself and feel slighted. 

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I wasn't feeling slighted, I was slighted.

This is the last what I'm going to say. All is said and done.

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I agree with Penguin, Azrael  can wait !! Kick Azrael's butt if he ever shows his ugly mug again !

Glad you are here :heart:  :hug:

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4 hours ago, AC Benus said:

Got it. It will be added 

It’s always better to inquire than to isolate oneself and feel slighted. 

Well for the record, I meant me staying isolated and not asking abt this, and then feeling slighted. Sorry for the confusion 

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The Pulse project was an emotional topic for many. tim worked hard to pull it all together, to make it a community effort. I see your poem there now among the others, as it should be, part of the community. If there was any confusion about participation and inclusion, I'm sure it was a matter of miscommunication, nothing more.

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12 hours ago, MacGreg said:

The Pulse project was an emotional topic for many. tim worked hard to pull it all together, to make it a community effort. I see your poem there now among the others, as it should be, part of the community. If there was any confusion about participation and inclusion, I'm sure it was a matter of miscommunication, nothing more.

I agree. I think Mac’s right in this. I’m glad to see your poem there. 

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