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01-01-2016, 02:19 PM
Inspiring people!
This is fucking amazing. At 92 Harriet Thompson is the oldest person to finish a marathon.





She was a classical pianist in her younger days. Quite the beauty too and still looks lovely.

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Now I need to go climb a mountain or somethin'. I feel lacking.

Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.... on Donald J. Trump:

He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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01-01-2016, 02:32 PM
RE: Inspiring people!
I think you posted about her before--but Lizzie Velasquez--love her!




"Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and stars mirrored in your own being." -Rumi
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01-01-2016, 02:40 PM (This post was last modified: 01-01-2016 02:45 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: Inspiring people!
This dude leaped into the abyss and lived thanks to a friendly sea lion.




#sigh
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01-01-2016, 02:47 PM
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Thanks for these. Now I feel like a real loser. Dodgy

We have enough youth. How about looking for the Fountain of Smart?
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01-01-2016, 03:31 PM
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(01-01-2016 02:40 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  This dude leaped into the abyss and lived thanks to a friendly sea lion.




Wow. What a story. It reminds me of something I experienced.

I was in a Safeway parking lot a couple of years ago and this disheveled black girl of about 20 years old or so was wandering aimlessly and talking very loudly, almost screaming, "Will somebody help me! Will somebody help me!" and then she'd mutter some things and then go back to pleading for help. There didn't seem to be anything physically wrong with her and everyone gave her a wide berth avoiding her like the plague, so I thought, what the hell, she looks like she needs some help. So I went up to her and talked to her and asked her what was wrong and she muttered something I couldn't understand. I told her she would be ok. I told her that there was a Family Services department 3/4 of a mile down the road and that they help people who don't have money but need medical help. I just kinda talked to her for a few minutes.

This seemed to calm her down. I think she just wanted to have someone care about her. Just to know that there was some humanity somewhere in the world and this made her feel better. I think she had mental or drug addiction problems and probably no family to help her or maybe they kicked her out. I donno. Anyway I wrote down the address of Family Services and told her exactly where it was because she was on foot and I told her not to be scared to go there.

Then I left her and went shopping. But I felt very bad because I know I should have driven her there. I should have done more. It still bothers me that I didn't do more to help this poor woman.

Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.... on Donald J. Trump:

He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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01-01-2016, 03:57 PM
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(01-01-2016 03:31 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  I think she just wanted to have someone care about her. Just to know that there was some humanity somewhere in the world and this made her feel better.

That's what we all want.

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01-01-2016, 06:56 PM
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I learnt through Reddit over Christmas about this lady....

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/12/25/for...at-83.html

She had hugged over half a million soldiers. I'm not a big supporter of war or the army but I still think this is very touching.

I feel so much, and yet I feel nothing.
I am a rock, I am the sky, the birds and the trees and everything beyond.
I am the wind, in the fields in which I roar. I am the water, in which I drown.
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