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but for those who fav without a comment -
do NOT expect a pageview or thank you.

ALSO: i will not tender a thank you for badges.
[llamas: nothing but tall, bad tempered sheep.]

"badges? we don't need no stinkin' badges!"
[a common misquote from an old film -… ]

- - - i delete all badges without comment. - - -
[not that i don't appreciate good intentions...]

- -thank you! thank you! thank you! THERE!- -




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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.
[and, after spending a wonderful day down Boston
way with my daughter, on an early celebration of
my birthday]

now, on to the matter at hand...

"Whoa.... Empathy? Narcissism? Pot-kettle-black."

i have to wonder if that reply was directed to any
two folks in particular?

let's leave it to each deviant to check themselves,
and quietly realize who may be referring to the
personal-singular too much, [hoping they do
check and eventually realize].

[anyone could compare their own gallery and journal
postings with those of others, if anyone feels they
need to, but actually should not need to.]

there might come a point where some of us may see
an answer another does not see.  we have to wonder
whether we should try to provide a possible answer,
when to do otherwise is to 'enable' continuation of
that 'lack of an answer'.  it may not be the right, or
complete, answer, but in trying, do we not at least
give that individual a new slant to consider?

or, is it better to 'mind one's own business', knowing
one might have been a more caring person if they
had gotten a bit involved.  this is a tough question,
pertaining to one's social conscience.

a question 'i' continue to ponder...

one final question: is not each of us individually responsible,
[to a small degree], for the whole world, and everyone on it?

another [related]: where does one draw lines as to how
much to care, individually?

needless to say, herewith, i'm adjusting my lines again,
it being, [as it should], a never-ending process.

  • Listening to: my thoughts - [always]
  • Reading: Plato at the Googleplex - Rebecca Goldstein
  • Watching: MSNBC - [in the background]
  • Playing: godlet - [amateur]
  • Eating: nothing - [i\'m out of crow]
  • Drinking: black coffee - [always]



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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Writer
Thanks for faving my work.
deinktvis Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Writer
thanks heaps, pip!
BlackBowfin Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Hello Pip.  Kind thanks for faving Falling Back into Place.  It's very much appreciated.  Have a good one!  :)
jimfleming Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thanks Pip :)
deinktvis Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Writer
thanks for the newests, pip.
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Huh! When I finally get around to view my DD flag on Bombadil who do I find for the suggester...

U da MAN! :love:
alapip Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
is was my great pleasure to be the first
to recommend your poem, Ronald, it being
very doubtful i was the only one. :hmm:;)
SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the collect on Waiting :)
LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Thanks for collecting another. :)
BlueStanza Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much for adding my work to your collection.
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