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A healing process from light to dark to light to dark - flickers and faith

Old anatomical model in ivory

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Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker (Audio)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0nmHymgM7Y

(lyrics follow two posts below this one)

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I would like to live to see the world change. – Stephanie Sugars, 1982

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Humility in response to an experience of failure, then, is at its core a form of therapy, the beginning of a healing process.

– Costica Bradatan

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My Body As Other: ILLNESS IN OUR COMMUNITY

My young lesbian self

1979

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My Body As Other: ILLNESS IN OUR COMMUNITY

By Stephanie Sugars

Common Lives/Lesbian Lives

Number 5, Fall 1882

I live and love in a lesbian society. I’ve joined my life to other women’s lives to create a new world safe for lesbians to grow in. I have a strong commitment to the change we’re involved in.

I am also an ill woman. My life has been shaped by illness.

In the women’s community I’...

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Blessing or curse?

No Loss Of Pride, Holly Near

I don’t want to fight with you anymore.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8qeupU5KBE

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I just have to heave this off my chest…don’t expect it to stick to you, but if you were thinking of picking a fight with me, here’s how…

Tell me I’m not going to die, that I’m not ready or that I’m still too engaged with life, spiritually lit up and full of my vital energy to die anytime soon.

No, no, no and really, really no!

I really am ready to go.

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Stephanie's Special Scent Request for guests

Dear friends,

As my liver grows, so does my scent sensitivity.

Particularly annoying and clinging are topical medications, mold & mildew, smoke residue, chemical scents, perfumed body products (soap, hair products, lotions, etc.) and scented laundry products like detergents, fabric softeners and sheets.

Even natural and essential oils seem 10x stronger than usual now.

I try to avoid touching or getting near folks who use these, but if they are brought into my home on clothing or skin, your scents linger on my skin and upholstery for days, linger in not a goo...

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Yes, I'm writing a real post, but I'm really slow now

Am sending this for the morbidly curious. All others please wait for word from me.

Scary reading ahead...trigger alert for cancer progression, dying and death. The grisly medical details with lots of links:

At the Commonweal Cancer Help Program in June 2012, I spoke with Michael Lerner about ways people die of cancer. In a different conversation about death, he gave advice to “follow the light”. In this conversation I spoke of wondering how I could gracefully exit my life, especially given the extreme medical interventions available at life-end. I’ve al...

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holding and letting go

Jin Shin Jyutsu holding fingers chart - shared without permission!

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I'll fly away- I saw the light- Will the circle be unbroken?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3BvEejSZCo

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My circles draw closer together, but I’m less and less the hub holding the spokes and more the center of circles, spheres?

And I crave comfort – yes, the com-fort of being strong with, of strengthening, but the comfort of ac...

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