The Couch

What is your life history?

Comments on What is your life history?

libertygrl
Administrator
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Apr 16, 2005
Location: San Francisco

Total Topics: 425
Total Comments: 4673
Posted 07/02/12 - 8:41 PM:
Subject: What is your life history?
Feel free to include or leave out as many details as you like. Be brief, or be wordly, as you wish. You can talk about significant things that happened in your own life, or talk about significant things that happened in the world around you that had an impact on you.

Listening,
lib
Thinker13
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Apr 27, 2009

Total Topics: 357
Total Comments: 3379
Posted 07/03/12 - 11:48 AM:

libertygrl wrote:
Feel free to include or leave out as many details as you like. Be brief, or be wordly, as you wish. You can talk about significant things that happened in your own life, or talk about significant things that happened in the world around you that had an impact on you.

Listening,
lib


Significant things in my life history:

I think: Everything/Nothing.


Significant thing since I was born in the world around me:

I think: Everything/Nothing.

Why if world is a dream, an illusion or Bramha or story, then every detail is beautiful, neptunian, subtle, astral, vibrant and important. Once you open your eyes it's gone.

Life history is like any other movie or TV series. Since we are 'life' and Life history has profound connection with life, we have such a yearning for stories. May be 'stories' and 'dreams' were 'God and Truth' all along. laughing
henry quirk
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Apr 17, 2008
Location: here

Total Topics: 47
Total Comments: 1298
Posted 07/03/12 - 1:29 PM:

I was born.

I've been alive for nearly fifty years.

I've done a great many things (large and small, 'good' and 'bad', alone and in the company of others, to myself, for myself, to others, for others).

I have no intention of ever giving up the ghost.
Thinker13
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Apr 27, 2009

Total Topics: 357
Total Comments: 3379
Posted 07/03/12 - 1:38 PM:

henry quirk wrote:
I was born.

I've been alive for nearly fifty years.

I've done a great many things (large and small, 'good' and 'bad', alone and in the company of others, to myself, for myself, to others, for others).

I have no intention of ever giving up the ghost.



Who is ghost?

My apologies if it's a figure of speech. You know that English is not my first language. peace
henry quirk
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Apr 17, 2008
Location: here

Total Topics: 47
Total Comments: 1298
Posted 07/03/12 - 2:03 PM:

'The ghost' is one's life or soul, so, I have no intention of ever dying.
Thinker13
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Apr 27, 2009

Total Topics: 357
Total Comments: 3379
Posted 07/03/12 - 2:20 PM:

henry quirk wrote:
'The ghost' is one's life or soul, so, I have no intention of ever dying.



You mean to retain this form of 'henry quirk' as it happens. Otherwise, may be your death is not death after all. You might wake up from this deep slumber and realize that it was a very vivid weird dream. May be it was all a panorama of Maya.
henry quirk
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Apr 17, 2008
Location: here

Total Topics: 47
Total Comments: 1298
Posted 07/03/12 - 2:29 PM:

HA!

What I mean is this: I, Henry Quirk, will not die...I will be around to see the end of this universe (maybe I'll get to push the reset button... wink ).

That's the plan, anyway...HA!
Thinker13
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Apr 27, 2009

Total Topics: 357
Total Comments: 3379
Posted 07/03/12 - 3:32 PM:

henry quirk wrote:
HA!

What I mean is this: I, Henry Quirk, will not die...I will be around to see the end of this universe (maybe I'll get to push the reset button... wink ).

That's the plan, anyway...HA!


HA!
libertygrl
Administrator
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Apr 16, 2005
Location: San Francisco

Total Topics: 425
Total Comments: 4673
Posted 07/03/12 - 5:28 PM:

it's an uncharacteristic burst of enthusiasm from you thinker, love it. trying it on for size? thumb up

as for me, mid-40's, been through 2 divorces, traveled around a lot as a kid as a result of being an army brat. some significant events in my life (other than my divorces) have been intestinal surgeries as a kid, my mom being diagnosed as schizophrenic 20+ years ago, leaving the church of jehovah's witnesses in my mid-20's, and my dad dying of cancer almost a decade ago. getting interested in filmmaking about 4 years ago. i feel like this year is a major turning point in my life, with the decision to go to film school being the most obvious of the outward manifestations. looking back, i'd say i've had about 4 really big turning points in my life: leaving home/getting married to my first husband, divorcing/re-marrying, divorcing then moving to san francisco, and now this decision to go to film school.

Edited by libertygrl on 07/03/12 - 5:51 PM
Thinker13
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Apr 27, 2009

Total Topics: 357
Total Comments: 3379
#10 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 07/04/12 - 1:36 AM:

libertygrl wrote:
it's an uncharacteristic burst of enthusiasm from you thinker, love it. trying it on for size? thumb up

as for me, mid-40's, been through 2 divorces, traveled around a lot as a kid as a result of being an army brat. some significant events in my life (other than my divorces) have been intestinal surgeries as a kid, my mom being diagnosed as schizophrenic 20+ years ago, leaving the church of jehovah's witnesses in my mid-20's, and my dad dying of cancer almost a decade ago. getting interested in filmmaking about 4 years ago. i feel like this year is a major turning point in my life, with the decision to go to film school being the most obvious of the outward manifestations. looking back, i'd say i've had about 4 really big turning points in my life: leaving home/getting married to my first husband, divorcing/re-marrying, divorcing then moving to san francisco, and now this decision to go to film school.



I have always thought that you were in your late thirties. When did you switch to 40s?laughing
libertygrl
Administrator
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Apr 16, 2005
Location: San Francisco

Total Topics: 425
Total Comments: 4673
#11 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 07/04/12 - 11:47 AM:

faster than i could blink an eye smiling face
Thinker13
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Apr 27, 2009

Total Topics: 357
Total Comments: 3379
#12 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 07/04/12 - 11:49 AM:

libertygrl wrote:
faster than i could blink an eye smiling face


Hahaha, to me that suggests 'better part of life story.' When our minds are engaged and happy, generally time passes very quickly. Lives are really too short and too long at times. zen
libertygrl
Administrator
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Apr 16, 2005
Location: San Francisco

Total Topics: 425
Total Comments: 4673
#13 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 07/04/12 - 11:50 AM:

True, this latter third of my life has been a much more peaceable era than the 2 that preceded it. smiling face
KinNaoko90
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Feb 21, 2008
Location: Fulton County, NY

Total Topics: 36
Total Comments: 298
#14 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 07/05/12 - 1:37 PM:

I've had too many important moments in my short twenty two years of life.

At age:
6 - my dog died causing my life as a philosopher to begin
9 - diagnosed with mental illness
9 - parents divorced/left home town+state
10 - watched the matrix for the first time (yes this was an important moment)
16 - began my life in a group home for youth with mental illness
18 - around then I joined the couch (yes it was another moment)
19 - began the process of recovery from mental illness
20 - enrolled in college
21 - freed from the "system"/began living independently
22 - began my first philosophy course

I couldn't pick between these ten or so events. So I just listed them off.

-Kin heart
Thinker13
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Apr 27, 2009

Total Topics: 357
Total Comments: 3379
#15 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 07/05/12 - 1:56 PM:

KinNaoko90 wrote:
I've had too many important moments in my short twenty two years of life.

At age:
6 - my dog died causing my life as a philosopher to begin
9 - diagnosed with mental illness
9 - parents divorced/left home town+state
10 - watched the matrix for the first time (yes this was an important moment)
16 - began my life in a group home for youth with mental illness
18 - around then I joined the couch (yes it was another moment)
19 - began the process of recovery from mental illness
20 - enrolled in college
21 - freed from the "system"/began living independently
22 - began my first philosophy course

I couldn't pick between these ten or so events. So I just listed them off.

-Kin heart



Great. In that way, I think even my joining MPG and The Couch were important events. I think this does make lib feel proud. Doesn't it?
libertygrl
Administrator
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Apr 16, 2005
Location: San Francisco

Total Topics: 425
Total Comments: 4673
#16 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 07/05/12 - 10:17 PM:

i feel honored that joining the couch were significant events in your lives, i'd say that creating it was a significant event in my life too smiling face

discovering MPG made a definite impact on my life as well, because for the first time in my life i could connect to like-minded people. it was pretty amazing. and of course, it was my time at MPG that inspired me to create the couch, so i have to give credit to pam for the inspiration. and props to all the amazing folks who hang out here, for helping make the couch a place where people can go to have great intelligent conversations hug
Thinker13
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Apr 27, 2009

Total Topics: 357
Total Comments: 3379
#17 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 07/06/12 - 12:56 AM:

libertygrl wrote:
i feel honored that joining the couch were significant events in your lives, i'd say that creating it was a significant event in my life too smiling face

discovering MPG made a definite impact on my life as well, because for the first time in my life i could connect to like-minded people. it was pretty amazing. and of course, it was my time at MPG that inspired me to create the couch, so i have to give credit to pam for the inspiration. and props to all the amazing folks who hang out here, for helping make the couch a place where people can go to have great intelligent conversations hug


hug
thedoc
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Sep 15, 2011

Total Topics: 41
Total Comments: 982
Avatar thedoc
#18 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 07/06/12 - 9:36 PM:

Born 1-22-'47 a lot of stuff happened between then and now, details to follow if you are interested.
thedoc
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Sep 15, 2011

Total Topics: 41
Total Comments: 982
Avatar thedoc
#19 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 07/06/12 - 9:57 PM:

Details, enter at your own risk, (boredom?).

Moved around a bit before I started to school, Dad worked in construction. They built a house just before I started school and I lived there till I graduated HS. Went to College and got a BS in education in Industrial Arts. Taught Jr. HS for 7 years and finally got over that. I've worked in 2 different machine shops as a machine opperator, was a Draftsman in a Mfg. plant, owned a Hobby Shop for 11 years, (I really didn't want to give that up). Married twice, the 2nd time stuck, 3 children, 7 grandchildren, (2 living with us till Aug.). Bought a house 32 years ago and have been working on it till Oct. '08 when it burned down, then the Insurance allowed us to build a new house and move in in Dec. '09. Nov '10 we started storing a Piano for our church (Shomer Model 57 Baby Grand) and during the summer '11 I bought a Baldwin Model R 5' 8" Baby Grand Piano, both are in the Living room. I am really enjoying re-learning the Piano and the grandson is showing some interest. I have several interests, some are in evidence on this forum, but also Model Railroading and WWII Naval history.
Thinker13
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Apr 27, 2009

Total Topics: 357
Total Comments: 3379
#20 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 07/07/12 - 2:39 PM:

thedoc wrote:
Born 1-22-'47 a lot of stuff happened between then and now, details to follow if you are interested.



Glad to note that.

My date of birth is '13'(hence Thinker13.)

[ I have a lot of anecdotes associated with 13. To begin with: I was born on Friday-the-13th--though I have not done much to give rise to triskidekaphobia and am not an anti-christ either.laughing}

Either here or in a PM, if you could also share, your time and place of birth--I would be glad to have your horoscope in my archives as a Vedic Astrology student. nod

And I am following. I would not get bored easily, though it may be a while to respond at times because other things tax my time. thumb up
Thinker13
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Apr 27, 2009

Total Topics: 357
Total Comments: 3379
#21 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 07/07/12 - 2:42 PM:

thedoc wrote:
Details, enter at your own risk, (boredom?).

Moved around a bit before I started to school, Dad worked in construction. They built a house just before I started school and I lived there till I graduated HS. Went to College and got a BS in education in Industrial Arts. Taught Jr. HS for 7 years and finally got over that. I've worked in 2 different machine shops as a machine opperator, was a Draftsman in a Mfg. plant, owned a Hobby Shop for 11 years, (I really didn't want to give that up). Married twice, the 2nd time stuck, 3 children, 7 grandchildren, (2 living with us till Aug.). Bought a house 32 years ago and have been working on it till Oct. '08 when it burned down, then the Insurance allowed us to build a new house and move in in Dec. '09. Nov '10 we started storing a Piano for our church (Shomer Model 57 Baby Grand) and during the summer '11 I bought a Baldwin Model R 5' 8" Baby Grand Piano, both are in the Living room. I am really enjoying re-learning the Piano and the grandson is showing some interest. I have several interests, some are in evidence on this forum, but also Model Railroading and WWII Naval history.



A. What is industrial arts? I could have Googled it out, but your perspective would be more interesting!

B. What was the apparent cause of burning? It would have been a most tragic event. Was it?

thedoc
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Sep 15, 2011

Total Topics: 41
Total Comments: 982
Avatar thedoc
#22 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 07/07/12 - 3:27 PM:

Thinker13 wrote:



A. What is industrial arts? I could have Googled it out, but your perspective would be more interesting!

B. What was the apparent cause of burning? It would have been a most tragic event. Was it?




Industrial Arts includes Metalworking, Woodworking, Printing (Graphic arts), Electricity, and a lot of Drafting (mechanical drawing) and Ceramics was an elective.

In the old house I had a wood burning boiler and hot water heat, the pipe from the boiler to the chimney shook loose from the vibration of the circulating pump and started the fire in the basement. There were additions built onto the house of Masonry construction (Concrete Blocks) and these walls stood and acted like furnice walls to keep the heat in, incinerating everything inside. I had brass castings that started to melt and Iron pans that had other metal pieces fused onto them. It was tragic in one sense but it was an oportunity to start over and be more careful in the posessions we acquired.
thedoc
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Sep 15, 2011

Total Topics: 41
Total Comments: 982
Avatar thedoc
#23 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 07/07/12 - 3:32 PM:

I still had my wife and family, so I had only lost 'things'.
Thinker13
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Apr 27, 2009

Total Topics: 357
Total Comments: 3379
#24 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 07/08/12 - 12:31 PM:

thedoc wrote:
I still had my wife and family, so I had only lost 'things'.


That's true.

What about your hobbies throughout your life. I suppose, like everyone else you would also have acquired and dropped many hobbies along the way, in various phases?
libertygrl
Administrator
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Apr 16, 2005
Location: San Francisco

Total Topics: 425
Total Comments: 4673
#25 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 07/08/12 - 3:21 PM:

doc, i envy you having a grand piano. would LOVE to have one someday. what's your favorite piece to play on the piano?
Search thread for
Download thread as
  • 0/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5



Sorry, you don't have permission . Log in, or register if you haven't yet.



Acknowledgements:

Couch logo design by Midnight_Monk. The photo hanging above the couch was taken by Paul.

Powered by WSN Forum. Free smileys here.
Special thanks to Maria Cristina, Jesse , Echolist Directory, The Star Online,
Hosting Free Webs, and dmoz.org for referring visitors to this site!

Copyright notice:

Except where noted otherwise, copyright belongs to respective authors
for artwork, photography and text posted in this forum.