14-06-2019 01:58 PM
Its good to see you after a while.
I saw your tag but not what you wrote.
I know things get lonely for us all and finding friendliness online helps a lot. @TAB
I am getting clearer about my complicated baggage and what it actually means for me in socialising. I also have a heap more support in real life now, than I did when I first joined forum. My posts now are quite different, partly cos the stress and isolation has eased up, so maybe some of the baggage I carried has been taken from my back. My defensiveness is not needed, whereas at first all my woundedness was covered with some level of fierceness about MH activism and what happened with my younger sibs. SInce I joined forum I have been taken seriously in 2 Royal Commissions, so that probably has helped reduce my intensity about it, and I can get back to my more laid back self. Socialising is different from activism and different from advocacy ... blah blah ...(Slow learner here )
I also enjoyed our R&R music history convos and links TABS.
14-06-2019 02:33 PM
@Sophia1 Sophia1 Are you okay? I am a confused lil pea .... talking about emotions I am not good with that which is why I like online relationships but the ones I have online I care deeply about and you are one of them. I just want to make sure that you are okay? peaxx
14-06-2019 03:18 PM
Here is a link but not without words. @TAB
Also the german and WWII side mattered @TAB sometimes I connect more easily with Europeans than Aussies. Music can break barriers.
I love Schubert's Die Bist du Ruh
I played the piano when mother sang it. I tried to sing it, but prefer lower registers.
Better at singing this one
Bist du bei mir, not Bach but Stolzel ... life must be frustrating without umlauts. These songs got me through my most painful moments. Picked Schwarzkoff for briding possibilities.
My crazy mind actually ponders the umlaut thing ...
So last week when I sang with 2 ladies and they sang Schoen as Shane ... my brain had a mini seizure ... but got the drift eventually ... and sang along... and not stress about mere spelling ..
Bei Mir Bistu Schone
Playing music with a local German lady helped me with some isolation probs for a few months, til I got caught between a British/German division/argument in U3a. One english lady had worked it out with the german lady but another english one had not .... this stuff is real and recent ... and bigger than me ... other people got on their high horse and say they should be over it ... but it actually takes lots of little steps ...
14-06-2019 03:51 PM
14-06-2019 04:48 PM - edited 14-06-2019 10:24 PM
Thinking of you and hoping you’re ok.
I just wanted to let you know that I’ve always enjoyed chatting with you, even though I haven’t said much for a while.
Take care and remember that there seems to be quite a few people that really care about you, I am one of them.
15-06-2019 05:10 AM
@Sophia1 Hi Sophia1 hope you are doing well today . Something happened on Friday Feast last night and I am quite upset about it .... apparently I insulted another formite which I didn't mean too .... I apologised straight away but still feel deeply hurt by the scarcasm this formite used on me. I am going to give myself space from the formite to protect myself. Like real peas I am a delicate thing and get squashed easily
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