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Roxanne Tellier: When Love Takes You By Surprise

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2015 by segarini

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I have a friend who’s been bit by the love bug. He wasn’t looking. Meeting her was unexpected, … a bolt out of the blue that could not have come as more of a surprise to him.

“It whapped me upside the head,” he told me.

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JAIMIE VERNON: There Are No Words…But There Is Music

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2013 by segarini

Promo Shot_Twilight Zone_thumbI’ve been wracking my brain for the last 48 hours wondering how I was going to make a suitable contribution to this blog without looking frivolous or uncaring about the reality of what happened in Boston this week. There are no words for the massive shock, sadness and anger that has engrossed us all; The killing of 20 children in Newtown left me feeling just as helpless and lost…as did 9/11 so long before it.

I don’t know that humans have developed a coping mechanism that allows us to naturally process tragedies on an apocalyptic scale. How do you survive and process a Tsunami? Earthquakes? Tornados? The people of pompeii.pgPompeii were the lucky ones – they died instantly; the people of the Nazi death camps, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Chernobyl and other unimaginable atrocities, not so much. And as empathetic beings we feel most outraged when confronted with the savagery of human error or human-on-human carnage. We cannot process this kind of trauma.

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