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Lissuin
Valinor


Oct 13, 2:44pm

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Where no 90-year old actor has gone before! [In reply to] Can't Post

Watching Captain Kirk's space launch, y'all! Who'd have thought?
Safe journey.
https://www.nbcnews.com/...-flight-123418693918


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Oct 13, 2:45pm

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No work on the hobbit hole facade [In reply to] Can't Post

Sadly, it's going to be next Spring to start again. A whole year behind schedule with all the unforeseen delays. But I want to work on it when I'm not feeling like I'm neglecting any "grown up" activity ;)

The garage roof will also have to wait until next summer. The people who are planning on doing it aren't available now, and the prices/availability of the supplies I need are ridiculous! The estimate for materials has already gone from $2,300 in July to over $2,900. So when doors shut on moving forward, I don't try to break through. Things happen for a reason; but it'll be nice when everything starts to fall into place.



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grammaboodawg
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Oct 13, 3:10pm

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HOW VERY COOL!!!!



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grammaboodawg
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Oct 13, 3:31pm

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If you have a chance to watch his full discussion with Bezos and how incredibly overwhelmed and shaken he is from what he experienced. It's so beautiful.

When everyone left the capsule, they were cheering, celebrating, shaking champagne and spraying all over as Shatner was off to one side... quiet.

At first when he got out of the capsule, he just stood there and didn't talk to anyone until Bezos walked up to him. He was at times in tears at seeing life (the Earth) and death (blackness of space). His struggle to describe what he felt is more than I thought he'd feel. I'm so grateful and moved by how much this means to him and how he now understands the beauty of Earth. He said, "I hope I never recover from this." So profound, and so passionate about life and the blue sliver of air around our planet.

I couldn't look away from him. He's amazing. I'm so proud of him... and so happy for him...



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Lissuin
Valinor


Oct 13, 4:48pm

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Shatner's reaction to the experience is the point of the exercise, I reckon. [In reply to] Can't Post

While everyone else is whooping and hollering and popping champagne corks, he's off to the side quietly letting those few minutes in the dark above the blue transform him. As he spent many minutes genuinely trying to describe the effect it has had on him, we were getting more art than technology after a trip to space.
Yeah, I cried. Wink

YouTube full launch coverage. His emotional description of the experience follows this photo in the video. It's worth the watch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNI2x1NQYwM


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grammaboodawg
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Oct 14, 1:35am

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I was so happy Bezos stayed and gave Shatner a chance to work through his emotions and truly respected and was touched by what was happening. Such a beautiful moment. The greatest reaction to this experience ever, imho.



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grammaboodawg
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Oct 14, 1:55am

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Here's a link [In reply to] Can't Post

to Shatner's reaction after leaving the capsule. It's hard to hear at first...



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Annael
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Oct 14, 3:38pm

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I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, diverting myself in now & then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.


quote is from Isaac Newton

I am a dreamer of words, of written words.
-- Gaston Bachelard

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Annael
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Oct 14, 3:43pm

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i first read that as [In reply to] Can't Post

"my stomach is turning now" and was all "oh, you poor thing . . ."

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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Oct 15, 3:26am

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Oh Elly [In reply to] Can't Post

Our hearts are broken for you, even as we hope yours will find comfort in friends and family.


Altaira
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Oct 15, 5:38pm

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Heartbreaking news [In reply to] Can't Post

How horribly sad. Still, I can't help but remember Elanor sharing with us all the happy times they had together, and how they were together, supporting each other through this time. I'm sure those happy memories will stay with her forever, but so glad to hear she has lots of support right now.

Blessings to her and her fiance's family. Heart


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





Altaira
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Oct 15, 5:40pm

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Congratulations on the happy news, Dame Ioreth! [In reply to] Can't Post

How happy and proud you must still be. Just think of all the happy times ahead for both of them and for the rest of your family. Well done to all of you! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Oct 15, 7:33pm

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Same :) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


The Passing of Mistress Rose
My historical novels

Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

- A Room With a View


Kimi
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Oct 15, 7:42pm

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So very sorry to hear this. [In reply to] Can't Post

Elanor and her loved ones will be in my prayers.


The Passing of Mistress Rose
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Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

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Kimi
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Oct 15, 7:44pm

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Congratulations! Wonderful news. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


The Passing of Mistress Rose
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Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Oct 17, 6:26pm

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Me too, and so did [In reply to] Can't Post

my brother when I sent him the link.
How I wish I could go (and sometimes I want to stay)!


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