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  1. PFJ Judea AD33
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    05 May '20 22:26
    Post your ideas here...
  2. Subscriberrookie54
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  3. Subscriberlemondrop
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    @divegeester said
    Post your ideas here...
    I always knew that you were a tulip
  4. SubscriberSuzianne
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    @divegeester said
    Post your ideas here...
    Ideas about what?
  5. PFJ Judea AD33
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    @suzianne said
    Ideas about what?
    The beginning
  6. Subscriberhakima
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    06 May '20 05:15
    @divegeester said
    Post your ideas here...
    Every day is the opportunity for a new beginning, and every twenty-four hour period may start at any moment...

    ...so there’s no excuses to not start over even if one has mucked up terrifically...

    I should know, I’ve done it thousands of times.
  7. SubscriberKegge
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  8. YNWA
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    @divegeester said
    Post your ideas here...
    I have no ideas about ideas unless this is an idea, then I have an idea about no ideas, but no that would be an idea about the idea of no ideas but not no ideas. I have no idea!
  9. SubscriberPonderableonline
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    06 May '20 06:44
    Stufen

    Wie jede Blüte welkt und jede Jugend
    Dem Alter weicht, blüht jede Lebensstufe,
    Blüht jede Weisheit auch und jede Tugend
    Zu ihrer Zeit und darf nicht ewig dauern.
    Es muß das Herz bei jedem Lebensrufe
    Bereit zum Abschied sein und Neubeginne,
    Um sich in Tapferkeit und ohne Trauern
    In andre, neue Bindungen zu geben.
    Und jedem Anfang wohnt ein Zauber inne,
    Der uns beschützt und der uns hilft, zu leben.

    Wir sollen heiter Raum um Raum durchschreiten,
    An keinem wie an einer Heimat hängen,
    Der Weltgeist will nicht fesseln uns und engen,
    Er will uns Stuf´ um Stufe heben, weiten.
    Kaum sind wir heimisch einem Lebenskreise
    Und traulich eingewohnt, so droht Erschlaffen;
    Nur wer bereit zu Aufbruch ist und Reise,
    Mag lähmender Gewöhnung sich entraffen.

    Es wird vielleicht auch noch die Todesstunde
    Uns neuen Räumen jung entgegen senden,
    Des Lebens Ruf an uns wird niemals enden,
    Wohlan denn, Herz, nimm Abschied und gesunde!
  10. PFJ Judea AD33
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    06 May '20 07:44
    @lemondrop said
    I always knew that you were a tulip
    If I knew what kind of snark this was and what it meant I might be bothered to reply.

    Is it a a gay thing?
  11. YNWA
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    06 May '20 08:235 edits
    @ponderable said
    Stufen

    Wie jede Blüte welkt und jede Jugend
    Dem Alter weicht, blüht jede Lebensstufe,
    Blüht jede Weisheit auch und jede Tugend
    Zu ihrer Zeit und darf nicht ewig dauern.
    Es muß das Herz bei jedem Lebensrufe
    Bereit zum Abschied sein und Neubeginne,
    Um sich in Tapferkeit und ohne Trauern
    In andre, neue Bindungen zu geben.
    Und jedem Anfang wohnt ein Zauber inne,
    De ...[text shortened]... en senden,
    Des Lebens Ruf an uns wird niemals enden,
    Wohlan denn, Herz, nimm Abschied und gesunde!
    I thought that was very beautiful, thank you. I have tried to work on a translation. I hope this can capture the spirit of it as I have used a bit of licence here and there. Thank you for all your hard work on this site.


    As every flower withers, our younger years too
    Giving way to age, so every life stage can bloom
    Every wisdom blossoms and every virtue
    In their time, they should not last forever
    The heart must be in every call to life
    Be ready to say goodbye and make new starts
    Be with courage and without mourning
    With others, receive new bonds
    And every beginning has a magic
    Which protects us and helps us to live

    We should walk through serene space after space
    Don't hang on to any like a home
    The spirit of the world does not want to capture us and cling
    He wants to raise us step by step, to develop
    No sooner are we at home in this circle of life
    And sadly accustomed, so it threatens to weaken
    Only those who are ready to leave and travel
    Are enabled from crippling habit

    It may also be that the hour of death
    Sends us new rooms of youth
    The call to our lives will never end
    Well, heart, say goodbye and good health!
  12. SubscriberPonderableonline
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    06 May '20 08:55
    The Poem ist by Hermann Hesse, not by me. I apologize for not giving the source. It is very well known in Germany.

    Pete you did a great translation
  13. YNWA
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    06 May '20 11:48
    @ponderable said
    The Poem ist by Hermann Hesse, not by me. I apologize for not giving the source. It is very well known in Germany.

    Pete you did a great translation
    Ah, that probably means I have done a translation without permission! Oh well the intention was good.
  14. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    06 May '20 11:54
    @divegeester said
    Post your ideas here...
    In the beginning.......Lets see were you hatched or born?

    -VR
  15. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    06 May '20 11:58
    @petewxyz said
    I have no ideas about ideas unless this is an idea, then I have an idea about no ideas, but no that would be an idea about the idea of no ideas but not no ideas. I have no idea!
    Very Impressive!!!

    -VR
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