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    On Oct 6, 2011 Susan wrote:

    Lovely sentiments, but I'm not sure my life could have been too different, at least my earlier years.  From the time I was a toddler I was very controlled by my parents and those around me.  I still am to a great degree, but there is a part of me that I never did relinquish, and never will.  Odd that they were as they were to me, and this very place in me is so very different from anyone around me, even a partner in a not great relationship, but it's a partnership.

    So no matter where you are, no matter how little your control, no matter what others think of you or how difficult your life, there is that piece of us, our soul, our spirit, whatever we choose to call it, it's that piece of us that is ours and ours alone, and no one can take it away from you.  Let it hug you and love you.  Sometimes it's all we got and it's a solitary place, but make it a feel good place, a nest in which to rest and decorate in virutal furs and jewels.





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