Thanks, Stephen, much appreciated. So... how active is A.U.? I'm on at least one, maybe 2-3 other similar sites, but only one of them is really active to any degree. It's my hope that A.U. is more active.
Just to let you know I'm alive, it was a close thing a few times and I've been in hospital for a few weeks the place seems to be much better run now, i heard in the last year or so they had a big overhaul of how it was run. I'm pleased they have changed it and not just ticked a few boxes.
I'm still not very well but at the moment I'm hanging on. I have to say the staff were amazing. My brain hasn't been very switched on for a while and I only realized yesterday that I've missed 5 weeks of my life and I hadn't noticed. Still in grateful to be here and at some point will hopefully be well enough to read through some of the things on here that I've missed.
rippa skipper. collating right now. I had these ex-in laws who were Methodists gone into Uniting Church. Christmas was a trial. Even their siblings avoided them. He had been a minister. The dutiful wife. Suppressed lives. Detoured imagination. Constrained emotions. It drove their daughters to drink. Now that was great. Made them human. They, the daughters couldn't wait to get away quick enough from lunch Christmas or otherwise.
thank you Stephen for kind considerations. I went into a void-state after the delirium of this life on this planet in this universe
and now X-mas. I may do an article as the christians[sic] get into a twist once again about the festival they hijacked which to my best knowledge was the Roman Saturnalia. And to the other pagan north the solstice, the lights, sympathetic magic to bring the light back, the tree of life, so much more than the dogma from the church that simply doesn't fit.