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Old 05-22-2006, 11:10 AM   #1
Taliesin
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Putting Things in Perspective

A father passing by his son's bedroom, was astonished to see the bed was nicely made, and everything was picked up. Then, he saw an envelope, propped up
prominently on the pillow. It was addressed, "Dad." With the worst premonition, he opened the envelope and read the letter, with trembling hands.

"Dear, Dad. It is with great regret and sorrow that I'm writing you. I had to elope with my new girlfriend, because I wanted to avoid a scene with Mom and you. I've been finding real passion with Stacy, and she is so nice, but I knew you would not approve of her, because of all her piercings, tattoos, her tight Motorcycle clothes, and because she is so much older than I am. But it's not only the passion, Dad. She's pregnant. Stacy said that we will be very happy. She owns a trailer in the woods, and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. We share a dream of having many more children. Stacy has opened my eyes to the fact that marijuana doesn't, really hurt anyone. We'll be growing it for ourselves, and trading it with the other people in the commune, for all the cocaine and ecstasy we want. In the meantime, we'll pray that science will find a cure for AIDS, so Stacy can get better. She sure deserves it!! Don't worry Dad, I'm 15, and I know how to take care of myself. Someday, I'm sure we'll be back to visit, so you can get to know your many grandchildren."
Love, your son, John.

P.S. Dad, none of the above is true. I'm over at Tommy's house. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than the school report that's on my desk. I love you!

Call when it is safe for me to come home.
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Old 05-22-2006, 02:12 PM   #2
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Re: Putting Things in Perspective

So what does this have to do with Aikido?
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Old 05-22-2006, 03:07 PM   #3
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Re: Putting Things in Perspective

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Lucy Smith wrote:
So what does this have to do with Aikido?
Applied harmony and compassion.


Open discussions tend to be on any topic.

Mark
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Old 05-22-2006, 03:26 PM   #4
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Re: Putting Things in Perspective

Quote:
Lucy Smith wrote:
So what does this have to do with Aikido?
The son anticipated his father's reaction and blended with the response before his father could respond and lead his mind to a more favorable conclusion (for the son). Aikido in everyday life.
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Old 05-23-2006, 06:02 AM   #5
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Re: Putting Things in Perspective

Haha, I like that.

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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Old 05-23-2006, 08:51 AM   #6
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Re: Putting Things in Perspective

I thought that was pretty funny...perhaps I should have tried that instead of running away from home at 17 or so...

Best,
Ron

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Old 05-23-2006, 09:08 AM   #7
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Re: Putting Things in Perspective

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David Skaggs wrote:
The son anticipated his father's reaction and blended with the response before his father could respond and lead his mind to a more favorable conclusion (for the son). Aikido in everyday life.
I hate it when my kids do that to me, it removes my right to be an unreasonable and overbearing parent

Success is having what you want. Happiness is wanting what you have.
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Old 05-23-2006, 04:03 PM   #8
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Re: Putting Things in Perspective

lmao ... I thought that was quality! ... wish I wrote somink like that to my mum ....
oh ... hold on ... I did ....
when I was 18
and it was true!
damn

Dance your cares away .... worry for another day ... let the music play .... down in fraggle rock!

when bored ... do as I do. Poke a patient!
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Old 05-25-2006, 08:20 AM   #9
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Re: Putting Things in Perspective

Quote:
Emma Mason wrote:
lmao ... I thought that was quality! ... wish I wrote somink like that to my mum ....
oh ... hold on ... I did ....
when I was 18
and it was true!
damn
You went to a trailer with a pregnant girl named Stacey???
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Old 05-25-2006, 12:50 PM   #10
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You went to a trailer with a pregnant girl named Stacey???
Somehow, that wouldn't surprise me!

B,
R (just kidding Dory...just keep swimming...)

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