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Re: Requiem for a Giant, part I
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2011, 07:39:21 pm »
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Re: Requiem for a Giant, part I
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2011, 09:29:44 pm »
This was a great piece Roger.  I'm so glad you were able to make it home in time.  I can only imagine how hard this was to write.

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Re: Requiem for a Giant, part I
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2011, 10:45:58 pm »
This was a great piece Roger.  I'm so glad you were able to make it home in time.  I can only imagine how hard this was to write.
This.

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Re: Requiem for a Giant, part I
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2011, 03:54:59 am »
Wow. I don't have the words, Roger. Reminds me of when my granddad died...yeah, really good stuff. Really looking forward to the eulogy.

Hope your doing well, man. As well as can be.
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Re: Requiem for a Giant, part I
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2011, 02:12:14 pm »
Wow. I don't have the words, Roger. Reminds me of when my granddad died...yeah, really good stuff. Really looking forward to the eulogy.

Hope your doing well, man. As well as can be.

I'm fine.  He had a long, healthy life, and went out in his sleep.  If you have to choose your exit, it wasn't a bad one.
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Re: Requiem for a Giant, part I
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2011, 04:23:50 pm »
I was thinking about the OP today.

No words, only a feeling, one that seems to be part humble admiration, part angered sadness that all the best rusts as much as the worst. Reminds me of this:

This is for all of you out there who have shit going on, in your life, and can't deal. Can't vent. Can't defend yourself from.

There are times when you must be seen, heard, felt. And even the most apathetic or the most cynical of us do it. There are times when you must stick your head over the trench wall and see others toiling away, and take comfort from the fact that you are not alone.

So I am here. I am listening.

Some of us take up the pen, the sword, the megaphone, and turn negativity into a positive. Some of us create temporary monuments out of the shrapnel that rains on us.This is why: if we do not shit our hate, we will die.

Your tasks are your own, what you do, you must do alone, but what is done, will be seen.

The best will be remembered and emulated and refined, it is true, but the best will fade as fast as the worst.

There is nothing permanant. In the space of a life time, we build many monuments, and we tear many down.

There is respite, though. There is a moment of hiding in a shell crater as you run across no-mans-land, sharing a knowing glance with another refugee, leaving your mark, before you jump up again, and run to the next bit of scant cover.

There is that assurance that what we do will have meaning, for a fleeting time perhaps, but not an empty gesture.


And I suppose that some of the words in there are almost what I'd say in reply.

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Re: Requiem for a Giant, part I
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2011, 04:41:43 pm »
Thanks, Payne.

Really.
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Re: Requiem for a Giant, part I
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2011, 04:45:18 pm »
Thanks, Payne.

Really.

LMNO recorded a song with those lyrics, and I think he captures the spirit of what I'm after with my previous post.

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Re: Requiem for a Giant, part I
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2011, 05:25:04 pm »
I'll see if I can find that, and repost sometime this weekend.
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Re: Requiem for a Giant, part I
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2011, 05:26:52 pm »
I'll see if I can find that, and repost sometime this weekend.

I still have it, and can upload it to ifile.it with your permission

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Re: Requiem for a Giant, part I
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2011, 05:27:52 pm »
Consider it Kopyleft.
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Re: Requiem for a Giant, part I
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2011, 05:30:53 pm »
http://ifile.it/i68d2p9

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Re: Requiem for a Giant, part I
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2011, 05:34:56 pm »
Thanks, I'll grab it at home tonight.

ETA:  Got it, thanks.  I like!
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Re: Requiem for a Giant, part I
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2011, 04:01:46 am »
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I'm fine.  He had a long, healthy life, and went out in his sleep.  If you have to choose your exit, it wasn't a bad one.

Good on both counts. It's never fun losing someone like that. But, yeah, that's a pretty good way to go.
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Re: Requiem for a Giant, part I
« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2011, 07:51:35 am »
I'm so very very sorry.

Thanks for sharing that, Roger.
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