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[llamas: nothing but tall, bad tempered sheep.]

"badges? we don't need no stinkin' badges!"
[a common misquote from an old film - www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqomZQ… ]

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[not that i don't appreciate good intentions...]

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Lawrence L Piper
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
work for the cure of pain
in everyone, for we all
have at least some,
exaggerated in our minds,
and may think we walk alone...
llp - mar'09

Current Residence: Southern NH, just down the street from the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center where i worked through the 70s before getting fired and barred for life from my career for participating in the 'PATCO strike of August 1981', [google it if you're curious]. i loved that job. Pres Reagan terminated 12,000 of us with a knee jerk stroke of his pen.
deviantWEAR sizing preference: medium
Print preference: index finger?
Favourite genre of music: alternative
Favourite style of art: surreal
Operating System: windows 7
Wallpaper of choice: Alexandra and guess who
Skin of choice: quite pale
Favourite cartoon character: road runner
Personal Quote: from he to whom much is given, much will be required.
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this is a wonderful surprise!

a heartfelt thank you to you both,
Wotcher and Elizabeth, for 'listening'
to my words... Heart
Suggested by: 
xlntwtch
Featured by: TwilightPoetess - 
post disentanglement of selfas one listens
silence dispels
in whispers
of cosmic hiss
listen to this:  [but]
do not sit and listen
nor feel your clothing
nor peer beyond thoughts
as one by one
one ceases to sense
one finds one's mind
luxuriously grand
behind closed eyelids
where everything bides
awaiting one's call
or recall
great and small
ideas will sidle
to satiate
the barren and needful
unmoving unseen
like timid vixen
epiphanies lurk
noiseless nearby
be quiet
be patient
wish one to approach
as one may
quite soundless
soul-weighted
on softest of feet
lightly becoming
of a sudden
there it is
new truth!
so well worth the wait
where silence
[yet not total silence]
is surely
placidly golden
llp - dA - mar2014
DLD - mar30/2014

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 
a few items everyone might enjoy:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjAoBK… - Bjork - i have just about everything she has done,
including her music videos and award winning film, 'Dancer in the Dark'.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe5lts… - Carly Simon - i've been in love with her for decades.
this, from my favorite album of hers, 'Letters Never Sent'.
www.lanadelrey.com/ - Lana Del Rey - after watching the whole thing, through the credits too,
i have to conclude, 'she is one very creative and inclusive artist'!  plus she has at least three voices!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtAmFK… - Rob Dougan - yup, i like some male singers too.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMRquH… - D M Stith - he does all the voices, and everything
else too, i think, using 'digital recording loops'.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh5vgU… - The Beatles - 'Because', a capella version.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ithVi… - Pink Floyd - from their final album - 1994, i think.
[all of those artists [above] write their own music.]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=03qlOW… - Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond - yup.  jazz too!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3kuBi… - Don Scaletta Trio - rockin'!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU1hm7… - Ahmad Jamal - for a period, back in the 60s, i belonged
to three record clubs at the same time, allowing them each to send the selection of the month. sooo, i have
a wonderful vinyl-LP jazz collection. 
[this whole list is made up of recordings in my collection, jazz, vocalists and all.]

you don't have to listen to them all, but if you do, i'd guarantee an expansion of your horizons.

if you have time for a cry - www.youtube.com/watch?v=el4eUK… - '6 ft under' finale, to the tune of Sia Furler's
'Breathe Me'.  Sia's newest -
 
and - 


:heart: pip
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: my thoughts - [always]
  • Reading: Zen, and the art of motorcycle maintainance
  • Watching: MSNBC - [in the background]
  • Playing: godlet - [amateur]
  • Eating: nothing - [i'm out of crow]
  • Drinking: black coffee - [always]

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:iconlady-yume:
Lady-Yume 5 days ago   Writer
Thank you for adding me to your +devwatch! :heart:
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alapip 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
just could not not... ;)
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:iconlady-yume:
Lady-Yume 4 days ago   Writer
Thank you, sincerely :heart:
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:iconalecbell:
Thanks for collecting, Pip :nod:
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:iconthetaoofchaos:
thetaoofchaos Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, Pip!
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:icondragon-fly-to-me:
Hi! I like you. :) Just wanted to remind you!!
Have a great week, Pip.
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:iconalapip:
alapip Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
IIQ2, Jess.  watch for crocuses...
how's the Bean?

:heart: pip
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:icondragon-fly-to-me:
:) where are these crocuses you speak of???
She is no better, not really. I have changed her diet. It seems some things do not bother her--but they are few and far between. Frozen juice bars are good. She had a very bad night Thursday. Much vomiting, a lot of pain. Did I mention it earlier?? My allergies are attempting to kill me right now. I'm so...foggy. :shrug: it is an ugh situation.

Anyhoo, I am keeping track of all of this for the specialist. The one good thing that showed up on the blood work is the marker for inflammation (sed rate) was good. So, no bad inflammation inside. But it still could be a handful of things that will not be good:  diseased gall bladder, crohn's disease, some other bowel syndromes/diseases. :roll: they can't figure it out. I guess it is my job to compile the data for them. :)

I'm dealing with it the best I can. :) She is doing okay with it, as well. Thanks for inquiring, Pip. :heart:
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alapip Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
i quit smoking when i was 49, quitting what
was a very heavy habit.  by the time i was
54, i was needing extensive surgery for the
damage from several food intolerances.  it
turns out that this is not that unusual, for
problems to develop after quitting. [wish
we'd known this back then.]

i'll take this one step further:  we carry flora
in our bodies, thousands of varieties.  we
don't know how that is effected by smoking,
or the trauma of quitting; we also don't
know what the purpose of the appendix is.

could it be that the trauma of the loss of
the Bean's appendix or the appendectomy
itself has caused a change in flora or body
chemistry leaving her with a severe lactose
or gluten intolerance?

Jess, this feels like it might be the solution.

fingers crossed,
:heart: pip
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:iconthetaoofchaos:
thetaoofchaos Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Many thanks!
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