Increasing communication with older, thoughtful and reflective individuals in these pandemic times!Watch this post
G'day to everyone here from California (USA), which is presently converting itself to one massive pile of incinerated cellulose.
I am new to this venue, finding my circle of stimulating, intelligent and thoughtfully reflective confrères markedly diminished during the SARS-CoV-2 (AKA: COVID-19) pandemic, and am therefore turning to whatever available online resources exist in an effort to expand one's circle of friends, acquaintances and correspondents (thereby hopefully dissuading my brain-cells from further morphing into protoplasmic slag in the process!).
I would welcome contact with any kindred souls out there who tend to enjoy somewhat old-fashioned correspondence in the time-honored manner.
As perhaps mentioned already, I am a writer/author/poet and minor gazetteer who, despite having reached my 7th decade of life, am still a bit crazy (I continue to ride my high-performance Japanese Super-sports motorcycles...but heck, so did T.E. Lawrence and a host of other cultural mavericks throughout modern history), but that craziness is well-tempered by intelligent reasoning.
I'll leave you with two wonderful quotes by Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, as below:
1) “We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and—in spite of True Romance magazines—we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely—at least, not all the time—but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don't see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.” [My feelings, exactly!]
2) “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”
Although I'm an American of Germanic/Irish derivation (everyone needs to have a wild-eyed Irishman hiding in their woodpile), I do tolerate Francophiles to a limited extent and speak some Frog, accordingly! (The same is true for Anglo-Saxons, LoL). And now Her Serene Highness, the Grand Duchess Nala of Eastern Siberia (a Husky dog), commands my presence for an accompanied Royale Progress through the local park to squirt and sniff. Meilleurs voeux, avec de sincères espoirs que notre patrimoine génétique collectif ne souffre pas de votre perte en notre temps de peste virale !
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