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Re: I got nothing...
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2008, 02:28:28 am »
So the title may be a bit deceptive, but after trying for 3 days to come up with a new way to say thank you with all my heart...I got nothing!

You guys are the most amazing group of people I have ever met in my entire life. Thank you so much for making this the best non-birthday ever! You might be wondering why I call it my non-birthday...well, I spent the entire day flying back into Nashville from Lakisha's beautiful wedding and then I landed that evening, got in my car and drove straight to a rehearsal. So, I had decided to postpone my birthday until I could fully enjoy it...hence, October is my birthday month and it might seep into November.  :-)
Anyway, when I finally crawled into my house that night, I had some of the most wonderful gifts ever! So...thank you so very much for the amazing well wishes in some of the coolest online cards I have ever seen...thank you for the massage (you have NO idea!)...AND quadruple thank you for donating money to the Belmont scholarship fund. You guys are the most creative and thoughtful bunch in the entire world. Thanks for making me smile even when my teeth felt tired. I love you more than I can ever tell you so...I got nothing!


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"l'amor che muove il sole e le'altre stelle"

Within a single volume, bounded by love
I saw the scattered leaves of all the universe—
Substance and accidents, and their relations,
As though together fused in such a way
That what I speak of is a single light.
The universal form of this commingling
I think I saw, for when I tell of it
My heart rejoice so much the more...
How powerless is speech— how weak, compared
To my conception, which itself is trifling
Beside the mighty vision that I saw!
O Light Eternal, in Thyself contained!
Thou only know Thyself, and in Thyself
Both known and knowing, smile on Thyself!
That very circle which appeared in Thee,
Conceived as but reflection of a light,
When I had gazed on it awhile, now seemed
To bear the image of a human face
Within itself, of its own coloring—
Wherefore my sight was wholly fixed on it.
Like a geometer, who will attempt
With all his power and mind to square the circle
Yet cannot find the principle he needs:
Just so was I, at that phenomenon.
I wished to see how image joined to ring,
And how the one found place within the other.
Too feeble for such flights were my own wings;
But by a lightning flash my mind was struck—
And thus came the fulfilment of my wish.
My power now failed that phantasy sublime;
My will and my desire were both revolved,
As in a wheel in even motion driven,
By Love, which moves the sun and the other stars.

— Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
Paradiso, XXXIII(1321)

"We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give." ~ Sir Winston Churchill


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Re: I got nothing...
« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2008, 02:43:24 am »
April ... this is the end of the journey ... the last verses of the Divine Comedy ... the most beautiful, challenging and fulfilling journey of poetry's history ... is the CD out yet??
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Re: I got nothing...
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2008, 04:01:09 am »
How did I miss this?

I hope you have a wonderful birthday month, Melinda!

Love ya'!  Big hug Big hug Big hug Big hug
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Re: I got nothing...
« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2008, 05:53:04 am »

We love you. Please take care of yourself and try to get some rest as well as have some fun!!!
Maybe after the massage you could take the rest of the day off and do the things that bring you joy.

You are a gift to us, and we are so grateful for the joy you bring to our lives.

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Re: I got nothing...
« Reply #34 on: October 12, 2008, 06:55:11 am »
Happy belated birthday miss Melinda. I love you.
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Re: I got nothing...
« Reply #35 on: October 12, 2008, 05:40:40 pm »
Aww get some rest girl!! Glad you enjoyed the gifts!! Hope your birthday month is going good so far!! Love you!!! Big hug


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Re: I got nothing...
« Reply #36 on: October 12, 2008, 10:00:25 pm »
Aww, Melinda ... I'm glad we were able to make you smile, because you always make US smile!!  I truly hope you get to take some time to rest and relax ... you MORE than deserve it!  Happy Birthday month!! Smiley
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Re: I got nothing...
« Reply #37 on: October 14, 2008, 12:53:10 am »
Hope your Birthday month is coming along in a beautiful and fantastic way Melinda. Rose


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Re: I got nothing...
« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2008, 02:07:22 am »

for your album Great Work Melinda!