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by Liz
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: The Mountain Shadow Question #25 - FINAL THOUGHTS
Replies: 4
Views: 151

The Mountain Shadow Question #25 - FINAL THOUGHTS

Hi Noodlemantras,

We come again to the end of a discussion.......but let's continue discussing.

This is the last question, though.

Do you have any final thoughts or anything else you want to discuss that we did not bring up?

by Liz
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Mountain Shadow Question #24 - Favorite Passages
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Mountain Shadow Question #24 - Favorite Passages

I can't get to it myself tonight. I left my book at a friend's house. I will respond tomorrow or next day.
by Liz
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Mountain Shadow Question #24 - Favorite Passages
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Mountain Shadow Question #24 - Favorite Passages

What were your favorite passages?
by Liz
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: ONBC
Topic: The Mountain Shadow Question #22--Compare Both Books
Replies: 5
Views: 157

The Mountain Shadow Question #22--Compare Both Books

The Mountain Shadow cannot compare with Shantaram . Shantaram was an epic. It was beautifully written. It had colorful characters. I did not feel that way about The Mountain Shadow . It was almost like it had two different authors. And our discussion of Shantaram was probably our best discussion ev...
by Liz
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: ONBC
Topic: The Mountain Shadow Question #8--Expectations of a spouse
Replies: 10
Views: 258

The Mountain Shadow Question #8--Expectations of a spouse

SnoopyDances wrote:I do feel marriages that work best are the ones with good communication lines open and a willingness to compromise...and very few expectations. :bigwink:

Communication is the most important. And yes, not having expectations.
by Liz
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: ONBC
Topic: The Mountain Shadow Question #7--"...an optimist ruined by love.” How is that dangerous?
Replies: 5
Views: 172

The Mountain Shadow Question #7--"...an optimist ruined by love.” How is that dangerous?

As humans, we need both hope and fear to keep our bearings straight. Fear teaches us caution and gives a sense of balance to the hopeful side. While we want things to be good at all times, fear teaches us they won't be and thus we are somewhat prepared for the letdown. And hope gives us a reason to...
by Liz
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: ONBC
Topic: The Mountain Shadow Question #19--The Chain of Life
Replies: 14
Views: 300

The Mountain Shadow Question #19--The Chain of Life

gipsyblues wrote:fireflydances :rosegirl: :yes:

Glad to have you on board, gipsyblues. :girlwave:
by Liz
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: ONBC
Topic: The Mountain Shadow Question #19--The Chain of Life
Replies: 14
Views: 300

The Mountain Shadow Question #19--The Chain of Life

How about Depp? I think of the icons the guy has created. I smile when I think of Captain Jack. Never thought much of pirates before Capt Jack. Yeah, he's influenced me, sure. He's added to the plate of things I celebrate. Clearly -- ONBC, the glory of Tim Burton, a deeper meditation on Hunter Thom...
by Liz
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Mountain Shadow Question #20--What was the point?
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Mountain Shadow Question #20--What was the point?

nebraska wrote:In a way, I think the book tried to have it both ways and the end result was a rambling jumble. I am unsure what the point was.

Me too.
by Liz
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: ONBC
Topic: The Mountain Shadow Question #16--Fate
Replies: 5
Views: 171

The Mountain Shadow Question #16--Fate

The older I get and the more I experience, the more I believe that most of life is very random. It helps me bear the horrible things in life and rejoice in the happy things. I am better able to just roll with it. This definitely is a factor.....how things happen. I can say, at least that the things...
by Liz
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: ONBC
Topic: The Mountain Shadow Question #16--Fate
Replies: 5
Views: 171

The Mountain Shadow Question #16--Fate

I do, however, believe in extremely weird coincidence, and perhaps that's what some mean by "fate." People have entered my life in very curious ways, so curious that I can't imagine even attempting to logically explain what happened. But it's not about choice or chance, it's more about th...
by Liz
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: The Mountain Shadow Question #18--Lin and Karla-Your Kind Of Lovers?
Replies: 5
Views: 168

The Mountain Shadow Question #18--Lin and Karla-Your Kind Of Lovers?

This is an interesting discussion. Keep in mind that Shantaram (and I'm assuming Mountain Shadow also) is based on a true story. Think about that. If I was to write a book about my life, even though I'm making it seem like it is not all true, I would be biased by my feelings for/history with the ch...
by Liz
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: The Mountain Shadow Question #19--The Chain of Life
Replies: 14
Views: 300

The Mountain Shadow Question #19--The Chain of Life

Yes, I do, they are a part of my reality. When George Michael died, my age, I followed his music from the start, I can remember several hits through the years and what happend in my own life. I heard people say; he was the soundtrack of my life. And I agree. He's part of my soundtrack - his and oth...
by Liz
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: The Mountain Shadow Question #19--The Chain of Life
Replies: 14
Views: 300

The Mountain Shadow Question #19--The Chain of Life

For me, I guess I confuse the actual person with my interpretation of them, the ways they inspire me, the memories they evoke, the feelings I have when I think of them. In that way they actually are a part of my life and the way I have evolved as a person. And so when someone like that dies, it fee...
by Liz
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: The Mountain Shadow Question #17--The Things We Never Do
Replies: 3
Views: 110

The Mountain Shadow Question #17--The Things We Never Do

Nebraska, I think that IS brave. It's hard to hold back when you want to fix a situation.

I think the bravest thing is to face your fears. But I can't relate to this quote at all.

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