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Postby Lady Galadriel » Tue Dec 12, 2000 3:15 pm

Dear Terry,<BR>The internet connection at my office has become so bad, I can't even load a page in a decent time interval (less than 20 minutes), so my replies have had to be rather scarce. Besides, every time I sit down at the computer someone starts pesterizing me. It is amazing how many people can keep talking nonsense even if you show no interest in what they say....<BR><BR>This is more or less an excuse for abandoning this post for quite some time. <BR>You know, I've come to think that the decision of getting married and having children is one of the bravest we face in our life-time. But it is worth every drop of sweat and every moment of anguish. I think everybody mourns a little the freedom lost upon marriage. But then.... The warm feeling you get when you come home, the caress of a child, the happiness in his eyes... They are all too good to be missed. <BR><BR>Every fruit must be ripe before it can be enjoyed. Your writing will reach that moment eventually, and you will feel the urge to show it to the world. To tell you the truth, I do not have much faith in those writers that publish a book every year. It might be good for finances, but books are not like popcorn, to be crunched hurriedly between meals than have the bag thrown away. Books have to be lasting, books have to be tasted and enjoyed over and over again. And for that, they need sweat, and tears and soul to be put into them, like a new-born baby.
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Postby Lady Galadriel » Tue Dec 12, 2000 3:37 pm

One more thing...<BR><BR>Do you remember Marlon Brando in Don Juan DeMarco? You remind me of him sometimes....
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Postby Terry D » Wed Dec 13, 2000 4:57 am

I have taken quite a few film couses and seen an incredible amount of movies,..but, have never seen el Brando as Don Juan De... Marco!?!? But, I reckon that is fitting. <BR><BR>I imagine that is an appropriate comparison... someone else recognizing similarities in a film and the other person did not even see the film!!! Sometimes,.. we often do not see ourselves as others see us, Often we see the movies that we don't star in and dream that the characters are us,.. Mel Gibson, or Sean Connery, ewww, even Marlon Brando (great actor though),.. <BR><BR>Perhaps we should go see the movies We make, or that are made of us by others,.. Then, one would have to look at the fluttering image in the darkness,.. face up to the Face on the Film. <BR><BR>I don't think that is a problem I suffer with though...
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Postby Terry D » Wed Dec 13, 2000 5:09 am

My friend,.. I cannot tell you how much I cherish your words! To come here and see that you have returned is a treasure. To know that, despite the distance, regardless ot the time, there is that chance that Andr....<BR><BR>Your presence, friendship, is a indescribable comfort, an exquisite, thrilling joy!
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Postby Terry D » Wed Dec 13, 2000 5:15 am

Lady Galadriel, would you visit a thread in the Talk section? It is under the topic "what is this i hear?" The originator is 'illuminated'... I kinda expose myself in a rather pathetic way... all nekkid and feely-touchy am I....
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Postby Lady Galadriel » Thu Dec 14, 2000 3:01 pm

Dear Terry,<BR><BR>Do not worry about the film. The lead actor was Johnny Depp, He was Don Juan De Marco. It is one of those movies that I love, and perhaps you'd love it too. Brando is a psychyatrist treating a boy of 20 who lives nowadays and thinks he is Don Juan, the world's greatest lover..... and perhaps he really is... <BR><BR>I will be away for a few days as I have managed to convince my husband to take his whole family to some sort of bussiness meeting up in the mountains. Unfortunatelly, the wasther is rather nasty, but I am still looking forward to it. I didn't have the time to go out of town in months, and it had got preety boring. <BR><BR>See you on monday!
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Postby erinhue » Sat Dec 16, 2000 4:14 pm

Rose fingers of light from the sojourning sun painted the sky in streaks of purple pink evening. As the sunlight changes, <b>Erinhue</b>'s mood grows restless and the bard abandons his day dream perch beneath the willows to wander the paths of the Butterfly Garden<BR><BR>Drawn to the sound of merry voices, Erinhue encounters a group of strangers gathered for a single eager purpose. A low hum from the dragonharp informs him that he has been granted every bard's dream, an Audience.<BR><BR>Inspired by the sculpted vistas in the skyscape, Erinhue set his fingers to the harp and let the majestic colors in at daylight's end flow into the rich baritone of his singing voice.<BR><BR>He sang one of his own compositions, Morgan's Joy, a rolicking tavern song that grew longer each time Erinhue sang it.<BR><BR>"Ale ale and by the pale,<BR>That be Morgan's Joy"<BR><BR>The Audience was singing along by the second chorus.<BR><BR>Changing tempo neatly, Erinhue launched into the Lay of Gil-Galad. He barely touched the harp strings and the instrument was all but silent. The bard wove a musical spell with only his voice.<BR><BR>A light misting of droplets fell from the sky as the Audience was moved to tears.<BR><BR>To rest his throat, Erinhue simply spoke the first dozen verses, telling "Frodo of the Nine Fingers" as if it were a story.<BR><BR>The enraptured Audience came to hushed attention. His speaking voice held them spellbound, brought them to the Race at the Ford and the white water rapids, with the Nazgul closing in and all hope about to drown in the rushing currents, when -<BR><BR>When Agarak began to sing.
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Postby erinhue » Sun Dec 17, 2000 10:03 am

Terry D and Lady Gladriel: The bardic codes of courtesy demand I beg your gentle pardon for barging into the midst of your conversation. No Harm, No Foul <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Terry D » Sun Dec 17, 2000 10:36 am

erinhue, your wit and wisdom is always appreciated...
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Postby Terry D » Sun Dec 17, 2000 10:37 am

By the by, Merry Christmas to ALL!!<BR><BR>Happy Holidays too!!!
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Postby erinhue » Mon Jan 01, 2001 12:18 pm

And Bright Blessings for the New Year!<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby erinhue » Mon Jan 01, 2001 12:36 pm

Sparkling notes like dew drops fell and blossoms sprouted where they touched as Agarak sang images of beauty into the souls of the Audience. Chords of heartbreaking clarity, crisp as the breath of winter, poured magic into every ear. The dragonharp's jeweled eyes flashed a vibrant red as the music rose from its untouched strings.<BR><BR>Heart's Desires wrapped in day dreams were temptingly offered, satisfying needs and longings created by the music itself. The tender past alive again, bright with the recollection of stirred memory, the future made tangible and close enough totouch. The what if and never was co-mingled in a pleasing notion of the still yet may be.<BR><BR>The Butterfly Garden glittered like a many faceted jewel, its natural beauty enhanced a hundred fold with the musical spell. When Erinhue began to sing along, the story came to vivid life.<BR><BR>Wrapped up and swept away, the Audience delighted in the relief and joy of Rivendell. They shivered atop Caradhras and gasped in horror at the Fall in Moria. They lived each step of the journey there and back again and held their collective breath at the Scourging of the Shire.<BR><BR>The harp's voice dropped to a lower register one the Audience could feel flowing throught them. The bard's song hushed to a sadly softened whisper as he sang of partings and and the Grey Havens and ended the song. A single aching note from the harp strings lingered, thinning out over the air until the first drawing of breath disbursed it.<BR><BR>Weary, as if his own life force had been drawn into the harp and showered on those gathered, Erinhue bowed humbly and smiled as his Audience applauded, cheering through their freely flowing tears.
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Postby Hunter » Mon Jan 01, 2001 8:23 pm

Enraptured with the magic sounds coming from the fingers of the bard and his harp, Hunter held her breath and closed her eyes as she let the words and music sweep over her. She was carried away, seeing in her mind everything he sang of as if she were there. She bowed her head near the end; her heart nearly breaking as he sang of the partings, and floated slowly back to reality as the last note lingered in the air, not wanting it to end. She stood and applauded as Erinhue bowed, not bothering to wipe away the tears from her cheeks. <i>“Thank you.”</i> She whispered.
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Postby Terry D » Wed Jan 03, 2001 4:58 am

Orald, snugly wrapped in his warm cocoon, began to weep. With emotion, he united with Hunter's thank you for erinhue's incredible music... applause lifted with air currents to the melodic strains of Agarak....
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Postby Lady Galadriel » Mon Jan 08, 2001 2:53 pm

Hallo again and Happy New Year! (perhaps a little late, but still.....)<BR><BR>I have just come back from a wonderfull hollyday in the mountains and I didn't have the time to readjust and unpack, but coming home and finding lots of reminders from favourite threads is like finding a house full of friends that you've missed. Perhaps one of the few reasons I am happy to be home. Otherwise.... I left the mountains in spring to return to a foggy, unwelcoming and crowded town.... besides, I have to go to work tomorrow and it just does not seem like fun. <BR>
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Postby erinhue » Mon Jan 08, 2001 7:28 pm

I had to go back to work last Tuesday. It was really hard after being off for the holidays, but I do have this rather nasty habit that my family has also taken up, we like to eat once or twice a day<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Terry D » Tue Jan 09, 2001 5:54 am

Fairest Lady G, soooo good to hear that your mountain interlude was wonderful! I can't tell ya how delightful it is to hear from you. Missed ya. Ah, fresh alpine air, forests, critters, and scenic views,.. what a glorious gift!!!<BR><BR>erinhue, that is a nasty habit,.. things would be much more simple if we didn't hafta feed the kiddies... love my widdle darlings though!
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Postby ILvEowyn » Tue Jan 09, 2001 10:43 pm

Eowyn danced and sang in the garden, her burden forgotten.
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Postby Terry D » Wed Jan 10, 2001 6:06 am

A cluster of flowers lifted their petals in song. The floral chorus, if they could, appeared to place tongue in cheek... "how can one be nominated as King of the Boards and, poof!... appear in another thread as a lovely maid?"<BR><BR>Methinks the fine line twixt gender identification is defined with a bend in the bamboozle!?!?
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Postby Terry D » Sun Jan 14, 2001 11:00 am

Ah!!! Eowyn, ILvEowyn.... it's becoming a smidgeon clearer for me....
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Postby RavenTinuviel » Fri Jan 26, 2001 12:59 pm

Raven came into the garden and the magical aire put her into a blissful rest. She lay by the stream and watched as the melody drew her away to another land.
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Postby Terry D » Sun Jan 28, 2001 4:41 pm

Raven, her presence is divine. She enters, lingers and graces all with her presence... The garden, indeed, became a happier place.
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Postby Tempest » Sun Jan 28, 2001 5:11 pm

Then entered Tempest who interrupted the pleasant atmosphere by accidently stepping on one of the beautiful flowers that grew amidst the waving grass. She blushed and hurriedly knelt to pick up the crushed petals, whose perfume was now filling the garden. She attempted to put the flower back together for a few moments before throwing up her hands in frustration. <i>"Accept my deepest apologies, little one,"</i> she said softly to the flower.
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Postby Terry D » Sun Feb 04, 2001 8:54 am

The air surrounding Tempest began to stir with melodic vibrations. Her hands tingled with delightful, electric, waves. The lovely lady detected a presence of warmth and power within and without. Gently, quietly she baegn to sing a harmony to the melody. Her voice was honey, her words were healing. <BR><BR>Soft echoes of the Lady's song embraced the petals and pistil, the stamen and stem. Soon the music became a perceptible flower. The flower became a soul. One by one the crushed became resilient. With a smile, Tempest bent, then kissed the bruised, the broken,.. and, in a whisper, the flower became whole.<BR><BR>Tempest lay her lips to the petals and pressed sweet kisses atop the tiny bouquet of yellow and gold. To her surprise the flower spoke! "Dear Lady, thanks ever so much. You have awakened me from slumber and revivified me with your compassion. I am alive as never I was. Your song has bestowed upon me soul and heart and mind. I will bloom in honor of you each year. I will sing a song of love to you forever and a day...."
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Postby Lady Galadriel » Fri Feb 09, 2001 4:33 am

Dear me! I am flabbergasted! I have been waiting for news from the MB for weeks, and as no mail came to say that the threads have been updatd, I just assumed the worst. But now IT IS BACK! Very back. <BR><BR>So, It is sooooooo nice to be here again. Now I can just sit down, in the shade of a little flower and relax.
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Postby Terry D » Sun Feb 11, 2001 10:34 am

Oh, how you have been missed...
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Postby Terry D » Sun Feb 11, 2001 1:14 pm

You have been greatly missed,.. <BR><BR>Within these leafy bowers of green and gold and crimson fire,.. the presence of the Lady Galadriel radiates a tender love. She is that which allows the dwellers of this Garden to listen and recollect. To learn to listen, is to discover that which is the best in all of us. <BR><BR>For, with her guidance the flowers grow,.. and the butterflies know, that which is essential, the simple joy of sharing. For, to hear Galadriel's voice one learns to listen. To become a Listener, one learns compassion. To listen with compassion, leads to love,...<BR><BR>Learn to Listen for love,..<BR><BR>Love is what is best in all,..<BR><BR>Love today, tomorrow, and ever more...<BR><BR>Galadriel is here!
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Postby Lady Galadriel » Tue Feb 20, 2001 3:21 am

Thank you for such a nice welcome. A long time has passed in between my messages but we here at the Institute have been hit by the most unexpected and stupid malady: an unconsiderate hacker. Why would anyone have an interest in our server, and mails, is completelly beyond my imagination. But to keep intruding up to the point where the server and the programs and mails have become unusable.... <BR><BR>Now the network is back, but who knows for how long... And my ears ache from the amount of bad words used by my colleague who tries to fix all the problems. Not that I can not understand him.<BR><BR>
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Postby Terry D » Wed Feb 21, 2001 7:12 am

Don't be scarce! Dangfarbled servers and pesky technicians! There is a void, so vapid and vague whitin this Board, whenever you lapse into invisibility! We need our Lady G!!!<BR><BR>Oh, by the way, go to the "Talk" section, Galadriel. helpingfriendlybook has taken a protest hiatus! We need to get him back. Perhaps your esteemed petition would sway him to sanity!
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Postby Lady Galadriel » Thu Feb 22, 2001 5:17 am

I do not make myself scarce because of lack of mood, but merely from "fear". My computer is taking random and uncalled-for actions, like refusing to send messages and to find sites, especially when the message is too long to be rewritten. Only two minutes ago, I did it again, just that now by my own mistake. It took me just two punches in the "escape" button to delete half a page. Besides it is difficult to concentrate. A colleague (female) has just grown vocally extatic at the news that Ken Brannagh has adopted a dog, and the IT's language is putrid again (apparently all is well, only the mails get lost somewhere in the sistem). <BR><BR>Now I will try to send this one, and I promise to get back, tomorrow, if no calamity happens to the server during the night.
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