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Joined: 6/7/2005
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a good song, a well turned phrase, the tender neck of a woman

Joined: 1/1/2006
Msg: 11
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Posted: 6/29/2006 10:39:09 PM
A number of years ago, whilst traveling to Powell River, I happened to meet a lady from California. We were on the ferry from Earls Cove to Saltery Bay.

It was one of those rare and perfect days, sunny with no clouds to be seen in any direction, warm to the point that even with the ferry created wind, we were in short sleeved, light coverings. We leaned on the railing, looking towards the distant tracings of waterfalls cascading into the inlet. We spoke of the blue green mountains in the distance and how they almost blended with the sea. There was no trace of habitation; We could have been looking at a scene from the 18th Century as the day was so pure and unspoiled.

She shared that she was a teacher of young children (grades 3 and 5), and had been doing that for about 10 years. The Bald Eagles could be seen above a passing island soaring and dipping, looking, no doubt for lunch. We watched the sun kissing the ripples on the water till it hurt your eyes, even with dark sunglasses on.

I truly felt that this was one of "those" moments in life, when ALL things are perfect and the world would go on forever. I turned to her and said, "Well, what do you think of the scenery here in B.C? She answered after reflecting for a moment. "Well there really isn't much scenery, you know. Too much green, trees, water and no buildings to give interest to the landscape". To this I replied, "That is what you think? and you teach children? Beautiful! just forking Beautiful!!!!!!!!"...........A true story!!!
Joined: 7/3/2004
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Posted: 6/29/2006 11:33:10 PM
Babies(of all species)
smiles(honest ones)
Joined: 7/16/2005
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Posted: 6/29/2006 11:40:03 PM
What do I find beautiful? Your attitude Sapphireblues.....Just read your other thread, about your breast cancer....thank goodness it did not spread into your lymph nodes. My heart, thoughts and prayers go with you....Sass
Joined: 11/17/2005
Msg: 19
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Posted: 6/29/2006 11:42:50 PM
A large heaping bowl of cheezies, a 40 of Crown Royal, and a great selection of international porn.
Joined: 6/29/2005
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Posted: 6/30/2006 12:29:22 AM
when i find a ruby,in a mountain of rock....BEAUTIFUL............

and anything short of that ,a hummer would be nice.....BEAUTIFUL.............
Joined: 9/24/2005
Msg: 24
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Posted: 6/30/2006 1:02:48 AM
I have lived here in BC for over 14 years now...and truly still find myself in awe of the beautiful things that surround us here... just "breath taking"... we take so many things forgranted

Saph & Misseyes...big warm fuzzy hugs to you both... when something happens in our lives that makes us think how truly important the little things are ...we see them in a whole new light...

I saw things in a whole new light in 1999, my grandmother was in the hospital in Orangeville Ontario...and very close to death... I had gone back to see her over thanksgiving say my good byes to in anticipation that this would be the last time I would see her, even if she did not pass while I was there... I could be at peace. She had a beautiful view of farm land and the autumn trees... I asked her several times that day if there was anything I could get for her as she was in great discomfort suffering from congestive heart failure.

The first time I asked...she looked outside gazed upon the beautiful countryside with the bright, brillant colours of Ontario's autumn leaves... she said quielty "Fresh Air"....

A little while later I asked her again... and she replied "some water"... I did not know however that she was not supposed to have any water as she was on a thickened liquid diet because of the congestive heart failure... I gave her a sip...and she started to choke . I ran and got the nurse & they told me I should't have given it to her. I was perplexed because there it was right besider her bed..why would they have it there if she wasnt allowed it. Grandma said..."its ok dear"

Once she settle down again... I asked her again.." there anything I can get you"... She said to me with a little hope... "A bath... I got sick on myself before you came and would like to clean up a little"... I went and asked the nurses if she could have one & they told me no as she had one already that morning. This was one request I could not do much about..and apologized to her...not knowing what else to do or say.

Finally I said to her "Grandma can I do anything to make you more comfortable" she was starting to cough again from the congestive heart failrue....and she said, ever so child like.."Would you stroke my hair"...and so..I did I knew it was the one thing that would help her relax.

I had to end my visit with her as she was tired and needed to also go see my Opa in Oakville for his Birthday, which was the same day... I felt awful... for having to leave her...not knowing if I'd see her again or not. Although I left the hospital in tears and feeling guilty for leaving her... I was given comforrt that I had tried to make my grandmother as comfortable as possilbe.

Prior to Thanksgiving...she had become very demanding & sometimes quite short with my other family members that were there to deal with her on a daily basis. Likely because she had also been hosptialized in May with congestive heart failure and then broke her hip trying to get out of bed to go to the bathroom... We should have known then ... she was gonna fight anyway she could!!

The doctors were so amazed that she fought back... as I said she was like a little girl at times...and was very afraid... she told my aunt this after she got out of the hosptial. The amazing thing about my grandmother was while she was in the hosptial over that thanksgiving weekend...there would be moments when you looked at her...and you were lookin right through her, like looking at death... I found this very upsetting... BUT then a few minutes later...Grandama or Margie, as her friends affectionatley called her, had that sparkle in her eye back. When I left that afternoon... I Knew I would not be able to see her again...but somehow sensed that it wasn't her time to go quite yet..because that sparkle popped back into her eyes when we least expected it.

What was different this time was you could tell she was truly appreciative of all the "little things" Life is to short for us to take such simple things as "fresh air", "a sip of water", "a bath" or "just having your hair stroked". You could tell she was gaining some acceptance of how ill she really was... Amazingly enough... she astonished us all & the doctors and improved once again... What a fighter she was!! The doctors had said ...this woman truly does have 9 lives after having had a broken hip, congestive heart failure a total of 3 times!!! My Grandmother finally did pass away in June 2000... 7 months after I had made my trip to say good bye in my own way without saying the words.

Joined: 10/16/2005
Msg: 31
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Posted: 6/30/2006 7:50:17 AM
I find the raising of my 2 daughters and the joy and pain they have brought me through fatherhood.
Each day you write a page in the "parenting" manual, and each night you rip it up and throw it away.
The beauty of watching them grow and learn, from birth, to today and beyond, is a beautiful and awe inspiring experience that is never static.

Of course hoping on my bike and cruising through the countryside on a warm summer evening, the smell of fresh cut hay, charcoal bar b q and the feel of the heat from an overcooked roadbed cooling at night........a different kinda beautiful.
Joined: 7/16/2005
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Posted: 6/30/2006 2:35:44 PM
Oh my....
My brand new Grandaughter born only a couple of hours ago! Nothing is quite as beautiful as that. Life is good. (as she smiles to herself!! )
Joined: 3/16/2005
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Posted: 6/30/2006 4:48:51 PM
What do I find beautiful?


Naked women..lots of them...that my friends is a thing of beauty...If you have seen one naked woman, you want to see them all!
Joined: 5/19/2006
Msg: 44
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Posted: 6/30/2006 7:02:47 PM
.......Love......unconditional...tear drop Love
Joined: 5/19/2006
Msg: 46
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Posted: 6/30/2006 7:28:53 PM
OBn.guy - Have you lost your head?
Joined: 6/22/2006
Msg: 61
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Posted: 7/2/2006 8:18:50 AM
Reconnecting with old friends and picking up where we left off as if we never knew each other had gone out of our lives. Without my dear friends who are there to lend an ear of support don't think I could keep doing what I do. Love you all to bits and bits!
Joined: 11/11/2005
Msg: 74
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Posted: 7/27/2006 11:00:44 PM
Watching a beautiful sunset sink into the ocean with a warm breeze and a cold drink in hand. Our whole planet is beautiful. If only all the people could get along. Settle their differences without killing one another.
Joined: 3/16/2005
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Posted: 7/27/2006 11:46:07 PM
Naked that is beauty at its finest...His best work by far.
Joined: 11/17/2005
Msg: 77
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Posted: 7/28/2006 12:01:18 AM
^^^^^ Don't you mean naked MEN? ^^^^^

Whatever swings your gate I guess!

Joined: 10/23/2005
Msg: 87
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Posted: 4/17/2007 3:34:38 PM
I think C note is beautiful.
Visions of her gracefully gorging on her caramilk bar

Seriously I think the most beautiful sight is watching my kids sleeping ( especially if they have been driving me bannanas all day )Nothing more beautiful than giving them a little kiss on the cheek when they are having sweet dreams.
Joined: 8/15/2006
Msg: 94
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Posted: 5/22/2007 9:53:16 AM
the look from a child to their parent...that momentary glimpse of true faith, security and love...there is no more beautiful a sight than the eyes of a child when they see the hero in you.
 doing it again
Joined: 4/27/2007
Msg: 97
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Posted: 5/22/2007 12:33:44 PM
a man's strong hands.....
Joined: 5/7/2005
Msg: 99
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Posted: 5/22/2007 5:30:28 PM
Watching dumbass' get what they deserve and me never saying "ummmmm,I told ya so".
Joined: 10/23/2005
Msg: 103
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Posted: 5/22/2007 10:14:10 PM
My kids sleeping peacefully.
Looking Sooo Innocent !!!!

My shiny red 2006 Kawasaki vulcan !!!!
Joined: 3/22/2007
Msg: 106
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Posted: 5/24/2007 10:08:38 AM
Watching my youngest daughter fall asleep with a smile on her face,the glow on my womans face when she smiles at me,the look on my oldest daughters face when she says that she loves me...
Joined: 11/11/2006
Msg: 107
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Posted: 6/8/2007 8:07:57 PM
FLAMENCO!!!-all about it
Joined: 8/3/2006
Msg: 108
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Posted: 6/9/2007 7:48:58 AM
-the orange glow of the setting sun reaching out to remind you ... you are alive and on this earth
-the curve of my son's angelic lips as i watch him sleep
-when i see the pure of hearts expressed... a man consoling a crying baby in his arms, a boy helping his brother fix his bike, an old man giving a child lessons in life, a child giving his last penny to a stranger, strangers helping other strangers
-a flower opening from a bud
-the sparkle of morning dew ladled upon the grassy floor

and last but not least... a perfectly crafted cuppa coffee with morsels of dark chocolate
Joined: 9/17/2006
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Posted: 6/9/2007 7:54:39 PM
~a waterfall nestled enshrouded within a rainforest...
~the look of innocent wonder in my son's eyes...
~silent embrace of a lover's gaze...

...and a rockin' good snowball fight!!!....
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