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andrea ramone

"To live deep and suck out the marrow of life."

Letart, WV, USA
female, age 42
married, 1 child
Speaks: tiny bit of Spanish, some Italian, some French, English
Joined Aug 3, 2004


 
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Henry David Thoreau

From Walden:

However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names.  It is not so bad as you are.  It looks poorest when you are richest.  The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise.  Love your life, poor as it is.  You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling glorious hours, even in a poor-house.  The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the alms-house as brightly as from the rich man's abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring.  I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace.  The town's poor seem to me often to live the most independent lives of any.  May be they are simply great enough to receive without misgiving.  Most think that they are above being supported by the town; but it oftener happens that they are not above supporting themselves by dishonest means , which should be more disreputable.  Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage.  Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends.  Turn the old; return to them.  Things do not change; we change.  Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.  God will see that you do not want society.  If I were confined to a corner of a garret all my days, like a spider, the world would be just as large to me while I had my thoughts about me.  The philosopher said;  "From an army of three divisions one can take away its general, and put it in disorder; from the man the most abject and vulgar one cannot take away his thought."  Do not seek so anxiously to be developed, to subject yourself to many influences to be played on; it is all dissipation.  Humility like darkness reveals the heavenly lights.  The shadows of poverty and meanness gather around us, "and lo! creation widens to our view."  We are often reminded that if there were bestowed on us the wealth of Croesus, our aims must still be the same, and our means essentially the same.  Moreover, if you are restricted in your range by poverty, if you cannot buy books and newspapers, for instance, you are but confined to the most significant and vital experiences; you are compelled to deal with the material which yields the most sugar and the most starch.  It is life near the bone where it is sweetest.  You are defended from being a trifler.  No man loses ever on a lower level by magnanimity on a higher.  Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only.  Money is not required to buy one necessary of the soul. 
 
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Birthday Oct 07, 1971  
Languages tiny bit of Spanish, some Italian, some French, English  
About Me Small, curious, sensitive, mysterious, silly, musical, thinking animal lover and Thoreau devotee.
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Pets miniature goats, cats, parakeets  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Conservative
Religions Christian  
Eating Habits Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me
My Philosophy Live life slowly. Take in everything.
What Gives Me Hope That there is still beauty in the world.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by See that all animal shelters become no-kill shelters.
What/who changed my life and why Henry David Thoreau because he's all I stand for, and when I first discovered him I felt this incredible bond to him. He opened me up to exploring the spirit.
What Bugs Me  
Passions my cats, writing, trees, nature, music, books, Learning, Animals, Music, Thoreau, God  
Inspirations listening to gentle rain, happiness, courage, Birds chirping, beautiful stories, animals, the beauty of nature  
What Scares Me The fact that my life will one day end  
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Role Models Jesus Christ, Dr. Michael Savage, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman  
Quotation "Be silly. Be honest. Be kind." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Interests Mind/Body/Spirit, My pets., talk radio, American history, piano, Books - both reading and collecting, cats, studying French and Italian, good movies, good music, good food  
Books Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman, the Bible, any Thoreau  
Music cajun, world music, Woody Guthrie, Animal Collective, Cocteau Twins, Louis Armstong, Elefant, Richard Ashcroft  
Movies Amelie, The Notebook, Supersize Me  
TV Shows Intervention, The O'Reilly Factor, Operation Repo, Addicted, E ), Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer  
Favorite Foods Cajun bean soup, Spaghetti, pizza, enchiladas, spicy kidney beans, yummy salads, chocolate  
Favorite Places Salem and Concord, MA Canada, too  
Can't Live Without Music, My animals, books, spaghetti, my boy  
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    So Sorry I missed your birthday!  I only just recently returned to Care2, and am in the process of catching up.  Just wanted to stop by to say HI and wish you a belated happy birthday! 



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    Tracy B. (673)
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    So much Andrea for you support and friendship, it means so much! 
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    Please forgive me for missing your birthday....I've been going through some real tough times, but wanted to let you know that I was thinking about you....SENDING YOU HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY HUGS...Tracy
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