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  1. Croix
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    25 October 2020 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear Moon~

    I'm glad I did not misunderstand. I do not wish to be annoyingly up-beat however you may find in the interim -and it will be an interim even if we have to wait for a vaccine - that there may be aspects of your new style that end up giving you satisfaction.

    After all, I changed careers after a complete disaster and came to be rewarded by my new life

    DB~ It's very rude to laugh at a walrus!

    Croix

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    25 October 2020 in reply to Croix
    😁 lot of teeth showing. Sassy cheeky knowing smile.
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  3. Moonstruck
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    26 October 2020 in reply to Croix
    Croix...it would be magical..if indeed during my next foray...outdoors...there was a full moon..or perhaps close to one. I must check dates..Dancing in the Moonlight .. yes I would like that.
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    26 October 2020 in reply to Moonstruck

    "Soon enough 'the moon, like to a silver bow
    New-bent in heaven,
    shall behold the night"

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  5. Moonstruck
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    27 October 2020 in reply to Croix

    But.....doth the moon shine that night?

    will you be "ill met by moonlight proud Walrus"?

    Methinks I shall have to wait and see...

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    29 October 2020 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear Moon

    That's a long stretch between Titania and a walrus, an optician's delight I'd imagine. Oberon with coke-bottle thick spectacles sort of spoils the atmosphere.

    You know, if you were not the same Moon than before I'd not be able to enjoy a joke with you -I'd be too worried.

    True events can change people, but you have resilience and coping skills - and black boots. The same Moon, with maybe just a pinch more in your pile of wisdom, will emerge.

    You have a tendency to worry overmuch and your future self is your current object of anxiety.

    You liked your old self, you are not going to change and will like yourself again, as we do now. If ever asked to explain Portia's values (from a bowler's point of view of course) you might provide a tad more insight, but that's all.

    Croix

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  7. Moonstruck
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    31 October 2020 in reply to Croix

    Then why art thou here?

    I know thy has stolen away from Fairyland and sat all day playing on pipes of corn!!!

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    31 October 2020 in reply to Moonstruck

    “ It is the very error of the moon; She comes more nearer earth than she was wont, And makes men mad .

    don’t google what play

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    31 October 2020

    Dear Moon and Quirky~

    I don't have to look it up, we played that at a school I went to, it is Desdemona being unjustly judged just because she misplaced her hanky. I was the third Venetian from the left (fortunately a non-speaking part). That is the year after we did Macbeth where I mumbled as a page, I even remember the line " The king comes to-night."

    Still that 's probably better than Moon implying I'm playing at Corin with an eye to a comely shepherdess, not a pastime walruses indulge in your ethereal highness! (Mrs C would probably have decided views on the matter anyway).

    Quotes set down by the big Bill are OK, but a trifle heavy for a scatterbrain like me, so as a change of pace

    “I am compliance itself when I am not thwarted; no one more easily led when I have my own way.”

    Croix

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  10. Moonstruck
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    31 October 2020 in reply to Croix

    Ooh Croix...careful...you mustn't mention "the Scottish play" by name. Its terribly bad luck!

    I followed Quirky's instructions too and didn't look anything up...my first thought was that she was Dreaming..(am I right Quirky?)

    Can I ask what sign of the zodiac you are Croix? Your mate Bill was a Taurus.

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    2 November 2020 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear Moon~

    You are so right. The bad luck did in fact happen, the school in question, a very old one, bunt down its main building (where the plays were held, complete with minstrels' gallery), to the ground. It had to be re-built in red brick, but with sandstone windows as a nod to the past. Even had a new minstrel's gallery.

    I was born a tad earlier than expected under the sign "Maternity wing this way ". Considerably later on the police used Zephyr Zodiacs as patrol cars - is that any help?

    I'm afraid I was not over-impressed with one aspect of astrology. Once when desktop business computers were first starting a lady asked me to get one and set up software that printed out natal charts. The software had to come from Salt Lake City, the center of genealogy at the time.

    Computing back then was very primitive and very hard to use, no mouse point and click, but type, calculate, type some more.

    Unfortunately the lady discovered entering a person's data was entirely too taxing, from then on everyone got the same natal chart printout. I guess it made me wonder about things

    Croix

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    14 November 2020

    Dear All

    You may have noticed I'm posting a fair bit less of recent days. Unfortunately I have some respiratory problems and have had to cut down (but not stop) my efforts for the moment.

    I'd expect to be back to normal (well normal for a walrus) before too long.

    If I'm slow responding I apologize in advance

    Croix

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    15 November 2020 in reply to Croix

    Croix

    take care and I hope your respiratory problems improve .
    quirky

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    15 November 2020 in reply to Croix

    Hey Mr Croixy 🐧

    Thanks for letting us know.

    Sorry hearing you're unwell. Respiratorys hard.

    Hope you come good soon good man with a full recovery. See you on your return.

    Rest up matey

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    15 November 2020 in reply to Croix

    Dear Croix..

    Im sorry to hear that you have respiratory problems..

    Wishing you all the best dear Croix..and I hope you heal quickly...

    Thinking of you lovely Croix...

    Sending you some sunshine to brighten your day, Get well soon my dear friend.. ☀️ 🦋🕊💜.

    Grandy..

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    15 November 2020 in reply to Croix
    Get well soon friend
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  17. Moonstruck
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    20 November 2020 in reply to Croix

    Croix......hope you are feeling better...we all miss you...please please get well sweet Walrus! Just a brief note to tell you I'm doing it in the next couple of weeks...a double dose...a second game was offered to me and I said Yes without even waiting to weigh up the pros and cons.....oh well, I've been complaining all year haven't I....about Covid restrictions not letting me play...."be careful what you wish for" .......love xxx

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  18. Croix
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    22 November 2020 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear DB, Grandy, Quirky, Smallwolf, Moon and All.

    Sorry to take so long to get back to you, I really so appreciate your words of kindness and encouragement. In the interim feeling too tired to do my normal thngs gets me frustrated and impatient as things pile up.

    Dear Moon~ I don't think you needed to ponder the matter before accepting. A lifetime of bowing has given you a rich set of ablities you a can rely upon ~ I'm delighted you are getting what you wish for and a double dose at that!

    All of you are good people and the world is richer for your presence

    Croix

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    22 November 2020 in reply to Croix

    Hi Croix (and waves to everyone)

    Sorry to hear you've had respiratory problems. I hope you're feeling better?

    Walruses shouldn't get things like that... I trust Mrs C is taking excellent care of you. 🤗💜💜

    I played Portia and other parts in Shakespeare plays in high school and that school Auditorium has burnt down twice. Strangely.

    My father became an Astrologer but not for readings, for study. It was so strange when I phoned him to share something and he would say "I know, it's in your natal chart" (lol).

    He made natal charts for each of my eldest children.
    Funnily I remember some things he said from each - and he was trying to force me to study Astrology also... each of those things he said has come to pass.
    One just this week with my eldest daughter.
    He died many years ago, so my youngest children haven't had their natal charts done.

    Hey quirky, since our Dear Walrus won't disclose his star sign, want to hazard a guess???

    I intuit a grounded personality so maybe an Earth sign?
    Probably with influences of water though.

    What do you think quirks?

    Moon - so wonderful your precious bowling is open and you're enjoying that part of your life again. Hugs.

    Love to you all
    EM

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    22 November 2020 in reply to Croix

    Hello Dear Croix...

    Please no apology is ever necessary here dear sir, The most important thing is to get well...I think I can speak for everyone here that we are all sitting here with you, with our best wishes, love and care..

    I couldn’t resist..had to give you at least emoji..🍄.

    My kindest and most caring wishes Croix.

    Grandy...

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    22 November 2020 in reply to Croix

    No problem Mr Croixy ☺ dazzling smile that one.

    Just rest up dear man. If you can try to chanell the impatience and frustration although quite understandable to using that energy into healing your poor body.

    You too are a very good man.

    Wishing you the best Mr Walrus 🐧 always including now.

    You're very cared about by many.

    🕊 White peace dove.

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  22. eight
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    22 November 2020 in reply to ecomama
    capricorn. every older man i ambivalently like and fear is a cap
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  23. Moonstruck
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    23 November 2020 in reply to eight

    I wouldn't be surprised at a Capricorn either...I've had several very significant men in my life who are Capricorns.......seem to have an affinity with them.......

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  24. Croix
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    29 November 2020

    Dear All9

    It is something that really touches me you continue with your care and good wishes even if Grandy is trying to get me to ingest some sort of mushroom (psilocybe cubensis?)
    I'm afraid I'm no help to you at all with star signs, I was born at a very early age and could not read the calendar.

    Eight I hpe you can some you can unreservedly like from the other letters of the zodiac.

    DB I'm going to have to get out my cool shades to deal with your dazzling smile. Plus the last time I hear of anybody using a dove it was as a winged weather forcast, seeing if it came back wet.

    EM you have 2/3 covered with earth and water, that only leaves fire (most unsuitable:)

    Moon I hope your double bowling escapades turn out exactly as you want (or even better)

    Croix

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  25. Moonstruck
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    30 November 2020 in reply to Croix
    One down..one more to go. Tiring me out Croix...perhaps age is catching up with me..love Moon S.
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  26. Croix
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    30 November 2020 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear Moon~

    They are for a finite time, and even exhausted the adrenalin of the first few moves of each tournament will be a boost.

    It is true you may have to pace yourself in the future, however with things near approaching the more normal that should not be a problem

    Enjoy and also be an example to others who do not have your technique and expereince

    Croix

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  27. Moonstruck
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    2 December 2020 in reply to Croix

    Dear Croix....I am trying to enjoy. after the death of my partner earlier in the year I may have explained how surprised I was to feel as if I had lost two people...not one. I felt I had lost "myself" too. I thought this would be the one place I would find "her" again. sadly and I don't know why, that hasn't quite happened yet. Its different. Why is it different Croix? He didn't even come with me in the past...so what's different? what's missing?

    due to the suddenness of Qld restrictions being lifted and announced...we had already arrange a different venue...so perhaps this has something to do with "not finding myself yet" again. It's all changed. It's not the same.

    Even the adrenalin is not rising to the surface which I could always, always, always count on!! So where has my adrenalin gone Croix? My proficiency at the task has not fallen...I believe anyway...it's the same...but inside I am different.

    I recall before a game sitting having a quiet drink with him somewhere and saying Bye, filled with adrenalin and excitement as I jumped into my car and played my loud music, intoxicated with the joyous gift of this thing I was part of. I don't play that music any more. Why don't I? I have no urge to play the uplifting songs that carried me along...I just get dressed and do the task at hand.

    I have lost her. Losing her is almost as bad, or probably worse than losing him. love Moon S

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  28. Croix
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    2 December 2020 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear Moon~

    The death of someone one loves does change a person, but I'm not sure that is why you fell different, perhaps even flat, at the moment.

    If it was me I'd still be suffering grief. It might now come out in subtle ways, such as absence of joie de vivre, but it will be there. It may also make you want to avoid some situations, music, places ... as they can bring the greif to the front.

    The change I'm talking about allows you to return to your previous state but with extras, such as insight and perspective. You get your humor, energy, spark back without the permanent change of the things you are talking about.

    I felt the effects of greif where it changed everything for long time, but not that long before life started to pick up more and more . Could not look at my first wife's photos for about a year at all. Now I can enjoy them.

    Cut yourself some slack Moon, if you had been in hospital with a serious operation you would be kind to yourself and wait for the healing to finish before expecting to resume your old self - same thing here.

    As for your bowling venues, I doubt they are any more than the challenges you have always faced. Similarly to your position in the team during the event.

    You know it is hard to think up bowling similes.

    Hang on Moon, you are getting there OK

    Croix (who has just realized he has inadvertently used a song ;artist and title, and not even one he likes :(

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  29. Moonstruck
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    3 December 2020 in reply to Croix

    Croix...now you'll have me looking for the song title etc hidden in your post. Thanks for the insightful kind words...wise as usual. Similes for bowling could be amusing challenge actually...

    The brilliance is still there just not the enjoyment (for me) I think others still enjoy me...playing again tonite..life goes on...

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  30. Croix
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    4 December 2020 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear Moon~

    The brilliance will return, a but like wading though the shallows onto the sand at the beach. You are weighted down right now.

    Artist=Moon
    Title=Hang on

    I told you it was not part of my usual taste in music.

    Croix

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