F&LILV Question #28 - The Heart of the Matter

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Unread postby Raven » Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:43 am

Liz wrote:Actually, there are no words. Each and every one of you has had so much to add to this discussion in your own individual way. You guys :rocknroll:


ahhh you like us!!!!!!

and a big thank you to and DiTHoGonzo for doing such a great job from all the tidbits to the last question.

you Liz and DiTHoT :rocknroll:
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Unread postby gilly » Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:50 am

I love this book,..I love the out- there nature of it,the anti-establishmentness of it,the knock- down -your -stereotypes notions in it, the laugh- at- society themes in it., the anti-authority nature of it and the all-out craziness....It's one of the few books I can read over and over without getting bored..
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Unread postby KYwoman » Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:06 am

Veronica wrote:
KYwoman wrote: Maybe next time I'll be reading it in a Paris cafe, sipping wine, when a certain someone walks by, notices the book and stops to chat......*sigh*


KY ...KY wake up wake up!

your dreaming! you were making such strange noises. are you ok? :lol:


:zzz: Uh, what.....*yawn, stretch, scratch* What's all the noise?

Hi ya V, I was having the most wonderful dream :cloud9: ......HEY, how did I get on this plane and where did this tail come from?!!!!!! :yikes: What's with all these uneaten french fries, coconut husks and crushed honeydew rinds?...evidence of excessive consumption...*makes note to self, party with the Noodlemantras more often!*
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:30 am

Trust me, KY...we had a GREAT time... :grin:
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Unread postby QueenofKings » Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:59 am

Sands wrote:Oh and keep a seat for me on that plane. I'm packing right now - the drugs won't be a problem but the tape-recorder and the Red Shark might take a while to get hold of ;-)


Please keep a seat reserved for me as well. The Red Shark is sitting in my driveway (I wish I could show you the picture). It's a bit rusted, but holding together nonetheless. I'll bring it along. And I'll bring the King's famous cookies. But you'll have to be careful and respect the cookie because I cannot be responsible for what may happen.

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Unread postby QueenofKings » Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:01 am

Raven wrote:and a big thank you to and DiTHoGonzo for doing such a great job from all the tidbits to the last question.

you Liz and DiTHoT :rocknroll:


I second that!

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Unread postby Sands » Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:25 am

QueenofKings wrote:
Raven wrote:and a big thank you to and DiTHoGonzo for doing such a great job from all the tidbits to the last question.

you Liz and DiTHoT :rocknroll:


I second that!


Me too! Without you two the rest of us wouldn't even be here. I am totally in awe of you and the hard work and time you put into this for us.

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:33 am

QueenofKings wrote:
Sands wrote:Oh and keep a seat for me on that plane. I'm packing right now - the drugs won't be a problem but the tape-recorder and the Red Shark might take a while to get hold of ;-)


Please keep a seat reserved for me as well. The Red Shark is sitting in my driveway (I wish I could show you the picture). It's a bit rusted, but holding together nonetheless. I'll bring it along. And I'll bring the King's famous cookies. But you'll have to be careful and respect the cookie because I cannot be responsible for what may happen.


Thanks, eveyone! :thanks!: It's a labor of love. :cloud9:

But I have to ask...what are King's famous cookies?
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Unread postby Liz » Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:35 am

QueenofKings wrote:
Sands wrote:Oh and keep a seat for me on that plane. I'm packing right now - the drugs won't be a problem but the tape-recorder and the Red Shark might take a while to get hold of ;-)


Please keep a seat reserved for me as well. The Red Shark is sitting in my driveway (I wish I could show you the picture). It's a bit rusted, but holding together nonetheless. I'll bring it along. And I'll bring the King's famous cookies. But you'll have to be careful and respect the cookie because I cannot be responsible for what may happen.


Are these cookies more like brownies? :shocked:
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Unread postby Liz » Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:37 am

KYwoman wrote:
Veronica wrote:
KYwoman wrote: Maybe next time I'll be reading it in a Paris cafe, sipping wine, when a certain someone walks by, notices the book and stops to chat......*sigh*


KY ...KY wake up wake up!

your dreaming! you were making such strange noises. are you ok? :lol:


:zzz: Uh, what.....*yawn, stretch, scratch* What's all the noise?

Hi ya V, I was having the most wonderful dream :cloud9: ......HEY, how did I get on this plane and where did this tail come from?!!!!!! :yikes: What's with all these uneaten french fries, coconut husks and crushed honeydew rinds?...evidence of excessive consumption...*makes note to self, party with the Noodlemantras more often!*


KY, you can count on us taking it as far as we can go. ;-)
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Unread postby QueenofKings » Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:24 am

DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:

But I have to ask...what are King's famous cookies? [/b] :dunce:


Well, they aren't brownies, mostly only because I don't eat chocolate, though. They are really special. Musicians have been known to eat them and be rendered unable to play coherently.
Let's just say they'd be right at home in Hunter's leather bag that he carried around.

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:26 am

QofK I catch your drift...
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -

Wow! What a ride!

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Unread postby lumineuse » Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:41 am

I think those would be called "friendly" cookies. ;-)

It's been a great ride, everyone! :hypnotic: Even if I did miss about half of it - it's been a busy month for me, with not a lot of spare time to play.

As Always - deepest thanks to Liz and DITHOT! You guys are just fabulous! :thanks!:

Don't forget to swing up my way with the shark - that's a ride I con't want to miss! Wouldn't it be a trip if we all could actually meet in Vegas one day?? :yikes:
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:21 pm

lumineuse wrote: Don't forget to swing up my way with the shark - that's a ride I con't want to miss! Wouldn't it be a trip if we all could actually meet in Vegas one day?? :yikes:


We would never be the same..possibly Vegas either! :lol:
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Unread postby suec » Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:59 pm

When I read this, I connected it to something I was feeling. Nothing to do with with the time and place of the book, but on a personal level, watching what I had spent years working for professionally, (I mean my vocation here, not my career) just wiped out. So there was a real sense of loss. I was grieving for a time that had gone, for values that had disappeared - in the blink of an eye really - and no-one around me that I talked to really seemed to get it. To some extent, yes, they did, but it wasn't the same. They didn't seem to be grieving as I was. When I read The Wave speech, it was like being given a life raft, because he articulated something that for me was just too raw and it was just wonderful, because someone else could see the high water mark that was in my heart. From that point, the epigraph just leapt out at me, and the book suddenly became absolutely hilarious, in a way that it hadn't been before. Pain and humour just walk hand-in-hand at times.
Because it has become a very personal book to me, it has changed me in other ways. I find myself saying, "Buy the ticket, take the ride" at quite unexpected times, and I do (though not to the same extent - I'd never survive!). And I am much more likely to be a lot more assertive than I was. People who know me would have said that wasn't possible; ( :lol: ) I have a certain reputation in that area. The truth is, it comes a lot more easily nowadays. It could be my age, of course, but I think, without really intending to, that I have soaked up a little of the Good Doctor.
Fantastic discussion, Liz and DIDHOT, BTW. I think you have excelled yourselves. Sorry I couldn't get involved more.
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