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Bev the Bard

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye." ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery"

West Sussex, NU, United Kingdom
female, age 56
Speaks: English, ASL - not that it's of any use here! lol
Joined Feb 2, 1999

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"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
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"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
          was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

                                     ~Anaïs Nin
Humanitarian, Mother Teresa, received invitations to join groups that are against war, and people also wanted her to join their anti-war rallies and other related activities. Mother Teresa did not go nor join any of these anti-war groups or events. Her response to these invitations was, "When you have a gathering or organized event FOR peace, I'll be there."

What Mother Teresa meant by this is, it is more effective to be for things. If we are against things, no matter what it is, it will not work or change anything in the same dynamic or purpose. To be for, is to make our energy flow out in a stream to nurture the things we are for. It could be for animals, the environment, people, something or some being we love, a cause we believe in, an idea, a song, etc., etc.

To be against things, puts us not in the same flow or way as being for something. Also, if we are against something, we create and tap into opposition, and this can become a habit. There are many who thrive on opposition, so why give them your energy?

To be for, we can use our energy to be effective and positive as if we were watering a thirsty plant (because then, our energy is positive and it nurtures). To be against, we only see the other view or action of a person or a group as an opponent, and this creates discord or even war. Nothing is really achieved nor gained.

Any success achieved by being against things, is a temporal illusion. Any success achieved by being for things, is a permanent reality.

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Now what's the good of two strong legs
If you only run away?
And what use is the finest voice
If you've nothing good to say?
And what good is strength and muscle
If you only push and shove?
And what's the use of two good ears
If you can't hear those you love?

It's not just what you're born with,
It's what you choose to bear.
It's not how big your share is,
But how much you can share.
And it's not the fights you dreamed of,
But those you really fought.
It's not what you've been given,
It's what you do with what you've got.
~Si Kahn
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The crucified planet Earth,
should it find a voice
and a sense of irony,
might now well say
of our abuse of it,
"Forgive them, Father,
They know not what they do."

The irony would be
that we know what
we are doing.

When the last living thing
has died on account of us,
how poetical it would be
if Earth could say,
in a voice floating up
from the floor
of the Grand Canyon,
"It is done."
People did not like it here.

                             ~Kurt Vonnegut, from A Man Without A Country

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Your Result: The Northeast

Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.


The Inland North

The Midland

The South


The West

North Central

What American accent do you have?
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Joined Feb 2, 1999 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause 
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Hometown Edison, NJ 
Birthday Jan 04, 1959  
Languages English, ASL - not that it's of any use here! lol  
About Me
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Pets Cat  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning
Religions Pantheist  
Eating Habits Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me Wild? Moi? Why I'm just as tame as they come. Really.
My Philosophy "I believe in the cosmos. All of us are linked to the cosmos. So nature is my god. To me, nature is sacred. Trees are my temples and forests are my cathedrals."
~Mikhail Gorbachev
What Gives Me Hope Life
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why
What Bugs Me Apathy, Hatred, Intolerance, Hypocrisy  
Inspirations Most inspiring book: The Little Prince, Most inspiring person: Harry Chapin  
What Scares Me Life  
Role Models Harry Chapin  
Quotation "The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." ~E. Phillpotts


"Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- 'God damn it, you've got to be kind.' " ~Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater


"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." ~Leo Tolstoy


"Do you really want to know why I'm doing all this goodwill, and why I'm an ambassador for Habitat for Humanity and why I gave a million to [relief efforts for Hurricane] Katrina? It's because I feel guilty about the huge hole in the ozone layer my haircuts created. It's my responsibility to right the wrongs of the Eighties." ~Jon Bon Jovi


“Our lives are to be used and thus to be lived as fully as possible, and truly it seems that we are never so alive as when we concern ourselves with other people.” ~Harry Chapin


"I am not in this world to live up to other people's expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine." ~Fritz Perls

Interests Harp, Wildlife, Polar Bears, Wolves, Ecology & Environment, Journey to Wild Divine 'Game', Yoga, Morrowind/Oblivion (rpg's), Tattoos, Pocket Dragons, Teddy Bears, Paper Quilling, Crochet, Tarot, Runes, Crystals, Meditation, Music, Mythology / Folklore, Philosophy, Spiritu  
Books The Little Prince, The Tao of Pooh, Mists of Avalon, The Sirens of Titan, The Duncton Woods Books, Norse Mythology According to Uncle Einar  
Music Christine Lavin, Harry Chapin, Rosie Thomas, Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot, Dan Fogelberg, GrooveLily, Tempest, Saffire the Uppity Blues Women, Keb Mo', Loreena McKennitt, Filk, Folk Music, harp music, Nearly Anything  
Movies Harold and Maude, Garden State, I Am Sam, Polar Express, Prancer, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Angels with Dirty Faces, Willow, The Silence of the Lambs, Easy Rider, The Haunting (1963)  
TV Shows  
Favorite Foods Mostly anything that never had a face  
Favorite Places Forests, Mountains, New Hope PA  
Can't Live Without Air?, Water?, Food?  
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    Peace Begins With Me...

    Peace begins with me
    Starting over and breaking free.
    Peace begins with me
    Opening my eyes and beginning to see.
    Peace begins with me
    Curious about what I am going to be.
    Peace begins with me
    Knowing I no longer have to flee.
    Peace begins with me
    Having self dignity.
    Peace begins with me
    Taking on more responsibility.
    Peace begins with me
    Because peace is being happy.
    And this is why peace begins with me!

    - Richard D. Marco III -


     I wish you my dear friend Peace
     and, a great weekend.
     With Love

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    "But friendship is precious,
    not only in the shade,
    but in the sunshine of life;
    and thanks to a benevolent
     arrangement of things,
    the greater part of life is sunshine."

    - Thomas Jefferson -


     ... thank you for my sunshine my dear Friend.
     With Love

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    A Smile Is Worth a Thousand Words


     ... just smile even when life gives you no reason
    to do it. It will light your heart.
    I wish you my dear Friend a week full of smiles.
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    Apr 5, 2008 6:03 AM

    Ana M. (1141)

    "The April rain, the April rain,
    Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
    Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
    And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
    And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
    The cuckoo through the April rain
    Calls once again."

    - Mathilde Blind - "April Rain"


     I wish you dear Friend a weekend with peace
    and that you enjoy Mother Earth beauty.
    With Love

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    For the Add!!! I look forward to *CARING and SHARING* with you!!!!
    Peace, Love and Light... SummerDaze

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    "The first of April, some do say
    Is set apart for All Fool's Day;
    But why the people call it so
    Nor I, nor they themselves, do know,
    But on this day are people sent
    On purpose for pure merriment."


    ... I wish you dear Friend a happy April's 1st
    With Love

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