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"The Birth of a Hummingbird" (scroll down to end of intro. interchanges/postings in reverse chron. order) catalyzed by "The Meandering Flow from: ........ Fw: I LEARNED SO MUCH! Thank you Jack & Valerie! [atheists-36] I Don’t Believe in God – What Shou

From: Norma Jeane Y.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 3:14 PM
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Subject: Re: I LEARNED SO MUCH! Thank you Jack & Valerie! [atheists-36] I Don’t Believe in God – What Should I Call Myself?

You're welcome, Larry.
 
(As "The Flow" would have it, I got "tested" in our new Agreement, my new Resolve, when an email just came in from a friend showing the MOST incredible photos (with accompanying PERFECT cutlines) I've EVER SEEN of a "Birth of a Hummingbird."  So beautiful, it was humbling & brought Tears of Gratitude to my Heart for this Incredible Ccreature in this Incredible Universe we live in! 
 
(I AM resisting sending you the link--unless you ask for it. . . .helping to breaking my "addiction" to "The Intimacy of Sharing via Forwards on Computer"--no matter HOW WONDERFUL! they are. . . maybe that'll create more time in both of our lives for other kinds of intimacy more satisfying to both of us.)
 
{I still remember the excess and the intimacy (of another kind) it gave me to eat some of the marvelous chocolate cake harp sculpture at the Albin (Polasek Museum & Sculptural Gardens in Winter Park) . . . that was a worthwhile trade-off to my policy of raw food eating & yet willingness to make exceptions when I think/feel the benefits of a momentary "lapse" can exceed the cost to my health."}
 
~Norma


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Thank you, Norma.
 
  
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Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening & Good "semi-morning" Larry . . . now as I reply:
 
"#3 it IS."
 
I am continually surprised, sometimes amused/bemused at your wording of your replies. . . they're unpredictable.  I liked the way you phrased: "Thanks for the generous spread of choices."  That felt both gracious & literary-ily [don't bother checking "spelchek"--it's not in there--I just made up the word cuz it serves my meaning--no adverb--exists for "literary" in the "established" dictionary of  Spelchek, which I found woefully inadequate many times for other than the most mundane, stalest of writing styles] refreshing.
 
[That's a choice some other of my (also) "spread" of conversative, liberal, apolitical friends/corresondents have made when this same type of issue has come up:  how to individualize the connection if ANY connection is desired at all -- which is always a choice, too, of course -- to have NO CONTACT whatsoever, which is the harshest extreme & assumes no positive value can come with maintaining the option of contact -- which has its place at times, of course in this world of infinite variety of people in an infinite variety of "places" & values & priorities in their lives.  (Whew!  A bit of a "long-ish," analytical paragraph to speak truthfully precisely & recognize that the 3 Choices I suggested to you were only a few of many more available.  The "exhaustive" menu does not need to be explored here.  Neither you or I have the time -- & there's not the Necessity" to do so.]
 
 
[Although you choise #3, #4 might be "safer" (& you in your desire for #3) -- & ME -- knowing my proclivity as a Sharing person with my intensive/extensive Professional/personal communications background & lifelong passion for education & difficulty holding back "news" or something that I've found valuable -- & the difficulty I have of not wanting to share it with someone.  An example was when I was Denver, CO on a "sojourn" some decades back & saw a "Double Rainbow" for the first time.  I was working for an attorney in downtown Denver high up in the skyscraper.  I saw the rainbow and was SO excited about I couldn't "keep still." 
 
[I bounded out of the office, ran down the many flights of stairs--to impatient to wait for the elevator--& began spontaneously exclaiming to people, "LOOK, LOOK -- LOOKUP!  LOOK UP!  There's a Double Rainbow!  Some people began to "share the experience" with me & others just "ho-hummed" & went about their "ant" work of the moment.  I "couldn't STAND" to just watch this phenomenon all by MYSELF!  It didn't seem ENOUGH!  I wanted to "multiply the experience" by sharing it with others.  I guess I'm a "(spiritually) born-again Californian") although biologically born in Chicago) -- like the classic joke about how many Californians it takes to screw in a lightbulb:  "l to do it & 50 to 'share the experience.'"]
 
                                                                                           ***
 
SO . . .I think that I might best respect your choice of #3 better if I did #4 for myself -- (because of what I've just said above).  As soon as I figure out (with James' help) HOW to move some of my contacts who've made similar requests such as yours --- & also those whom I haven't had any feedback from in some time -- to a Folder, where I can have their Contact on file, but it won't "tempt" me when I'm scrolling down my contact list to share with a group of people at once.  I won't have to think anew each time, "Now is this Something that could perhaps be an "exception" to Larry's #3 definition that maybe I could "dare to send him? . . . as long as I don't do it too often?--this offering feels just "too precious--too wonderful not to share--I don't want to deprive him of this "jewel" -- and so I end up taking the risk (as you've seen) & annoying you anyhow.  So, I think the best thing is not to even SEE your name in my regular Contact List.  Then . . . IF your name comes to mind from some catalyst in Life, rather than "triggering me" just from its presence in my Active Contact List; I would not normally SEE it at all! . . .then I would still have your name & email address on file . . . you wouldn't be "lost to me -- out in the Universe 'somewhere' 'Forever.'" 
 
Be Well, also . . .extremely so yourself. . . . excess of health and moderation in unhealthy excesses, which can be part of the "spice" of life, as long as we don't "sprinkle it on our Salad of Life" too heavily.  
 
Peace, Love & Joy!
 
~Norma Jeane ("Rainbow Elf-Child") Young
 
                                                                        

                                                                   

To: 'Norma Young' <[address removed]>
Se2012 5:28 AM
Su RE: I LEARNED SO MUCH! Thank you Jack & Valerie! [atheists-36] I Don’t Believe in God – What Should I Call Myself?

Thanks for the generous spread of choices. I’ll take #3.
Be well … exceptionally so~
Larry
 
 
 
From: Norma Young [mailto:[address removed]]
Sent: Sunday, July 01,[masked]:57 PM
Subject: Re: I LEARNED SO MUCH! Thank you Jack & Valerie! [atheists-36] I Don’t Believe in God – What Should I Call Myself?
 
Larry, let me see if I have your instructions correct:
 
(Thank you for your gracious request even though you were obviously annoyed.) To be sure I understand correctly (because "email list) can have several levels & categories:)
 
1)  NO forwarded material -- even if it contains ORIGINAL writing from me that I'd like to share with you human to human as a "point of contact."
 
2)  ORIGINAL writing of mine (that does NOT relate to forwarded material, is O. K.)?  I don't know you well enough to know what topics you would be interested in seeing ORIGINAL writing of mine on (yes, ending a sentence with a preposition--breaking a "rule").
 
3)  If #2 is still too "indirect & impersonal" & could risk "cluttering your mailbox (I've had to set my limits too because I am very busy & I get a lot of emails too); then perhaps you are only willing to receive emails from me that have to do with something Personal, i. e., telling you about James' college graduation.  (Otherwise, since we are not in regular contact -- or based on our first (& last) personal encounter to date, you stated your need for space -- & I understood & agreed -- & we parted "acquaintances.") 
 
4)  . . . perhaps . . . since we have not related enough - - or found a reason TO relate further -- & you are "dormant," it would be better if I were to put your name in my "inactive file"--away from my Contact list, so I wouldn't even SEE your name when I'm musing whether to communicate something to others & WHICH others.  You would not even be on my "radar."
 
 
 
 
To: 'Norma Young' <[address removed]>
Sent: Saturday, June 30,[masked]:20 AM
Subject: RE: I LEARNED SO MUCH! Thank you Jack & Valerie! [atheists-36] I Don’t Believe in God – What Should I Call Myself?
 
Morning, Norma~
 
With all due respect, my friend, let me ask of you what I ask of my conservative friends, my liberal friends, and my apolitical friends who only want to forward “jokes.”   P l e a s e    d o   n o t   s e n d   m e   a n y    f o r w a r d e d   s t u f f .   I simply have no time to give it, and I delete it immediately. It is clutter in my mailbox.
 
Will you remove me from your emailing list?
 
I will be grateful.
 
Thank you. Do be well. Namasté~
Larry
 
 

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Subject: [atheists-36] Updated Blog to "Away Point" site of author Valerie Tarico: Trusting Doubt

 
“living labels” — I like that.
 
 
 
Norma J. Young says:
I realized this morning when thinking about the post I made (JUNE 30, 2:24 A. M.) that I had left out a word VERY important to me — & felt “incomplete/disrespectful/inauthentic to myself” for not including it. I realized there are also Other words I could add that are also precious to me; however, this one is more encompassingly “precious” & represents to me an Attitude of Life as well: Therefore; I am taking the time to revise my “LIVING Label’” to include it: I will put the additional word in CAPS to distinguish it from the earlier post . . . as I/you can see, my preference for a “LIVING Label” is already showing & being useful — it’s like the difference between typing a document with a typewriter & with a computer; the computer, of course, allows for greater ease of flexibility, adaptability and change, which are essential to LIFE. {Life is Movement (change) & Movement is Life.}
 
Here is the “LIVING Label’” from my earlier Post with my “precious” word inserted in CAPS: “. . .Here’s mine (for now): “I am an Eclectic, Feminist, Humanistic, Free-Thinking/Feeling ‘Open-to-Evolving Truth’ Traveling, Dancing ARTIST/Naturist.”
 
 




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From: Norma Young [mailto:[address removed]]
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·  Norma J. Young says:
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I LEARNED SO MUCH! Thank you!
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·  I’ve always hated “labels.” Because “labels LIMIT.” However, in our need to define our world & our selves in SOME way–just as biology & chemistry found it necessary to NAME classes of creatures or elements, I was drawn to this articleI just finished reading this & was AWED at the Clarity of the writing & grateful for the succinct definitions & distinctions the author makes among the different philosophical groups. A person’s philosophy of life (or lack of) determines everything else about how they live. The author gives such clear, historical & current information about “labels” without “cubbyholing” people stagnantly into them. We are indeed a pluralistic society. Even people within one “label” would not describe themselves in exactly the same way when it comes down to the details.
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·  I have moved through many phases in my Journey to understand myself and the world. Right now, I’m experimenting with a self-styled term/description which attempts to take the best of the categories offered & “customize it” to make it fit for me now. . . I reserve the right to modify the description whenever I feel the need . . . that makes it a “LIVING ‘label.’” The “label” exists to serve ME not V.V.
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In your own “Heart of Hearts” & “Mind of Minds,” where do you think/see/feel YourSelf to be?
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Here’s mine (for now): “I am an Eclectic, Feminist, Humanistic, Free-Thinking/Feeling ‘Open-to-Evolving Truth’ Traveling, Dancing Naturist.”
 
 
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Keep in mind the egg is smaller than a tic tac
and a quarter fits the opening of the nest!
This is truly amazing.

Note Be sure to click on next page at the bottom of each page; there are 5 pages in all.
This lady found a hummingbird nest and got pictures all the way from the egg to leaving the nest.

It took 24 days from birth to flight. Because you'll probably never in your lifetime see this again,
enjoy; and please share.
 
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