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Gracious Swan
Gracious Swan: I do not want what you want, please try not to tell me my want is wrong.
Or if I believe other than you, at least pause before you correct my view.
Or if my emotion is less than yours, or more, given the same circumstances, try not to ask me to feel more strongly or weakly.
Or yet if I act, or fail to act, in the manner of your design for action, let me be.
I do not, for the moment at least, ask you to understand me. That will come only when you are willing to give up changing me into a copy of you. I may be your spouse, your parent, your offspring, your friend or your colleague.
If you allow me any of my own wants, or beliefs, or actions, then you open yourself so that someday these wants of mine might not seem so wrong, and might finally appear to you as right - for me.
To put up with me is the first step in understanding me. Not that you are no longer irritated or disappointed with me for my seeming waywardness.
And in understanding me you might come to prize my differences from you, and far from seeking to change me, preserve and even nurture those differences.

Dr Keirsey
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Gracious Swan
Gracious Swan: “Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.”
― Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever
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IM GOLDY
IM GOLDY: LOL yes they do
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Goerree
Goerree: haha ... so true Gracious xx
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fizzledizzlee
fizzledizzlee: So so true lolo..xxxx
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Gracious Swan
Gracious Swan: Ill survive
break free from the limitations of the prison of your mind
from having a narrow view of life, the world, and its existence
As every breathe we take is a new beginning
Summer comes after the death of spring
Flowers are in bloom death when autumn takes its place
To be reborn after the death of winter
Wind rustling the leaves talking sit and listen to what they have to say


break free
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tularcitas
tularcitas: Nice :-)
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wheelgirl
wheelgirl: I like this
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WulFenStain
WulFenStain: wow you got metaphorical talent
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Bubblebell
Bubblebell: Life is to care. .for self & others 😇
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Gracious Swan
Gracious Swan: Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
– Louise Erdrich
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Nicotina
Nicotina: Poignant and beautiful. This captures the how bittersweet love and loss love is. Love will break your heart and it's worth it.
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Goerree
Goerree: Thank you Gracious l think
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Happy Rosie
Happy Rosie: ❤️
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ozziwi
ozziwi: My heart goes out to you and your family ..may he rest in peace ..and God bless very sad time for you all
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Gracious Swan
Gracious Swan: A big Thank you for your kind words
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IM GOLDY
IM GOLDY: God bless you Swan be safe and well dear lady.
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Gracious Swan
Gracious Swan: Ill survive

This is the 3rd day without my beloved
Silence greets me as I wake in the mornings
No loving embrace during the night
The bed is empty
Realizes he is gone
No tears will bring him back
Each day brings new challenges
With out him

How will I survive
No light
No more dreams of the future of us together
Realizing I must start a new dream without him ‘
Where will it lead me

It is now the 5th day with out him
My thoughts are still jumbled
Realizes that decisions need to be made
What do I do
Hide or accept the challenges that have been placed before me
I am on my own while I think
Needing the space from others around
They mean well

It is now 2 weeks since his passing
The wake has been planned for tonight
Its to celebrate his life
Not to mourn his death
He loved life, family, friends and to travel
We each had a story to share

It is now Monday morning
I knew my husband would want me to keep on travelling
Just follow the road he would say
Matters not where you wind up
Enjoy

I brought a pup
He looked at me with his brown eyes
Knew he was mine
He will be my travelling companion as well as my older dog

Tonight I can not sleep
my mind is in turmoil
Wanting to tell him
Little stories of what has happened today
Can he hear me
Does time heal all wounds
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Blokeybloke
Blokeybloke: Swan x
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davishness
davishness: He can't hear it, yet, he still sleeps. But I think he'll apologize for falling asleep early and causing you the sorrow when he awakens and finds out
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Goerree
Goerree: God bless you Gracious
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Happy Rosie
Happy Rosie: You take care, dear friend 🌺🌺🌺
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JennysPenny
JennysPenny: I barely know what to say my dear sweet friend. I’m sorry I didnt know how quickly he got so sick that he could not recover. I surely would have come around more often just to hold your hand. Love you dear
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Gracious Swan
Gracious Swan: 10/12/20 @ 10.30am, was told my beloved had 3 months to live
My best friend

A life of solitude on a faraway mountaintop
watching the early morning mist enveloping the trees
my thoughts blowing in the wind
back to when joined in love
the years flash by
remembering the good the bad
the laughter the tears
now it is nearly time to say goodbye
I will hold your hand give you that last kiss
that you might find peace
then the lonely days turn to lonely nights
all I have are my memories of our time together
you will always be with me
Welcome to our house
The place where we made it a home
Bringing up our children and enjoying our grands
The home is where my heart is
You will be in my heart forever


he asked if he could die at home
As it was his wish, I accepted
Now its countless sleepless night averaging 1 and a half hours sleep to 5 hours of broken sleep
waking up to wash him, feed him, wash the bed sheets at 2.30 am,
giving medicines, injections as required, by the time you crawl back to try sleeping on the lounge
you are woken yet again
visitors dropping in
27.03.21 now over his struggle is almost over

his time is near I’m saying goodbye
I LOVE YOU
28.03.21 @ 2.45 am he passed away
At last, he is not in pain
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Gracious Swan
Gracious Swan: Ty my friend
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If the stars fell
If the stars fell: sorry to hear that
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mrsselfridge
mrsselfridge: Thinking of you Swan.
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iamgypsychild19
iamgypsychild19: My dear friend.......I can say nothing now to ease the pain. Know that you and the journey you have been on will be in my thoughts. I am so sorry this has happened, but he isn't in pain now. I am here if you need to talk when the time is right for you
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Gracious Swan: FOR those who dont it was my best friend who was my loving husband
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Variant g: so propitious
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Goerree
Goerree: C’est très belle x
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tularcitas: Thank you for sharing. This is inspiring!
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Gracious Swan: I wish each and all A Happy New Year
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If the stars fell
If the stars fell: happy new years to you too =)
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