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  1. Dumnonia
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    12 Feb '16 17:531 edit
    A thread for this Valentine's weekend.

    Some of us are fortunate to have, or have had, a special person to celebrate occasions like this with. I know it's all a bit commercial, but in this age of cynicism and hate let's stop for a moment to celebrate those we love, we have loved, we have perhaps loved from afar, or those precious loved ones who are no longer with us.
    Love is pretty cool in all its forms.

    Bless you all, my supporters and detractors alike, and...

    Happy Valentine's Weekend 🙂
  2. Standard memberSeitse
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    12 Feb '16 18:16
    Thanks, sweetie.

    Please don't forget to pick onion, orange juice and toilet paper on your way home, ok?

    xxx ooo
  3. Dumnonia
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    12 Feb '16 18:19
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Thanks, sweetie.

    Please don't forget to pick onion, orange juice and toilet paper on your way home, ok?

    xxx ooo
    L8Rs x
  4. Unknown Territories
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    12 Feb '16 18:33
    Originally posted by divegeester
    A thread for this Valentine's weekend.

    Some of us are fortunate to have, or have had, a special person to celebrate occasions like this with. I know it's all a bit commercial, but in this age of cynicism and hate let's stop for a moment to celebrate those we love, we have loved, we have perhaps loved from afar, or those precious loved ones who are no ...[text shortened]... s.

    Bless you all, my supporters and detractors alike, and...

    Happy Valentine's Weekend 🙂
    How very romantic and thoughtful of you!

    I hope you and FMF have a fabulous weekend together; you two really deserve it after all the pounding you take on here...
  5. Dumnonia
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    12 Feb '16 18:35
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    How very romantic and thoughtful of you!

    I hope you and FMF have a fabulous weekend together; you two really deserve it after all the pounding you take on here...
    Haha!
  6. Dumnonia
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    12 Feb '16 18:36
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    How very romantic and thoughtful of you!

    I hope you and FMF have a fabulous weekend together; you two really deserve it after all the pounding you take on here...
    I was going to make a comment about "pounding" and FMF's propensity for hanging out in dodgy Jakarta bars.
    But decided against it.
  7. Unknown Territories
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    12 Feb '16 18:39
    Originally posted by divegeester
    I was going to make a comment about "pounding" and FMF's propensity for hanging out in dodgy Jakarta bars.
    But decided against it.
    Good re-thinking.
    You know how sensitive he gets about that topic.
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    12 Feb '16 19:07
    Colombians don't celebrate Valentine's day, lucky on both fronts 😉
  9. SubscriberFMF
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    13 Feb '16 00:07
    Quite a lot of Indonesians do something to mark Valentine's Day - encouraged by retailers and advertisers - but there are many (Muslims) who do not like 'celebrating' a day named after Christian saint. Such objections are normally something akin to the objections among many Christians about how trashy and secular Christmas has become, but in other somewhat rarer cases the objection is quite staunch and rooted in religious ideology ~ wherein... a pious Muslim has no business getting involved in commercialised, pseudo-Christian froth, it's wrong to see such contamination as 'harmless' etc. etc.
  10. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    13 Feb '16 00:38
    Poem in Prose

    This poem is for my wife.
    I have made it plainly and honestly:
    The mark is on it
    Like the burl on the knife.

    I have not made it for praise.
    She has no more need for praise
    Than summer has
    Or the bright days.

    In all that becomes a woman
    Her words and her ways are beautiful:
    Love's lovely duty,
    the well-swept room.

    Wherever she is there is sun
    And time and a sweet air:
    Peace is there,
    Work done.

    There are always curtains and flowers
    And candles and baked bread
    And a cloth spread
    And a clean house.

    Her voice when she sings is a voice
    At dawn by a freshening spring
    Where the wave leaps in the wind
    And rejoices.

    Wherever she is it is now.
    It is here where the apples are:
    Here in the stars,
    In the quick hour.

    The greatest and richest good,
    My own life to live in,
    This she has given me --

    If giver could.

    By Archibald MacLeish
    ______________

    Here's a lovely poem apropos of Valentine's Day February 14, 2016.
  11. SubscriberFMF
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    13 Feb '16 05:18
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Some people think
    That seeing is believing
    Some people believe
    In things unseen
    Some people know things
    Because they feel them
    But I don’t believe you know
    How I feel

    I've had my moments on peaky mountains
    But many more on choppy seas
    I’ve seen some things
    That you’ll never believe
    So I don’t think you can know
    How I feel

    Put your fingers in my wounds
    Run them all along my scars
    You can’t run fingers
    Through somebody’s hair
    And then think that you know
    Who they are

    I have tumbled down my mountains
    But I have prospered on shiny seas
    I've seen some things
    That I need you to believe
    Because I hope you can know
    How I feel

    [for those who haven't necessarily always found finding love so easy]
  12. Dumnonia
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    14 Feb '16 08:212 edits
    Sunday February 14th

    HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
  13. Dumnonia
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    14 Feb '16 09:42
    Lovelorn elephant goes on rampage!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-35572430

    This explains some aspects of male behavour.
  14. SubscriberC J Horse
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    14 Feb '16 09:55
    Roses are reddish
    Violets are blueish
    If it wasn't for Jesus
    We'd all be Jewish
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