Saturday, May 17, 2008

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

crossposted saturday 17 may 2008 at firedoglake in Pull Up a Chair


Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness:

Congratulations to newdealfarmgrrrlll and Al the Spook on their engagement! [video here]

Wishing you all the joy in the world!

And my engagement present is this photo of a couple who held a Star Wars theme wedding, which sounds like one of the possibilities. Thanks be to Google.

We have evolved into a real community now with joys and concerns that touch people we've never met in "real" life. Some future sociologist can expand on what it means for us to have so many traveling companions that we know only electronically.

But every once in a while there is an opportunity to put a name with a face, jump the fence into that other world out there. I've had the privilege of attending Suzanne's excellent Boulder Creek pup meetups and getting to know other folks through Yearly Kos and the trial.

The people here at FDL have touched my life in so many ways from encouragement and support to challenge -- and did I mention support? And I have a feeling that some of the rest of you have similar stories to share about FDL friends who are there in good times and in sad times.

We are hoping that QuakerGirl is reading the many, many expressions of love coming her way throughout the comments every day as she struggles with leukemia in hospice.

There are those among us who have lost a parent recently, our hearts go out to you with much love. Nothing can prepare you for this kind of grief, it is an experience that changes your world. How can the sky still be blue? Don't people know everything is different now?

We are there for each other in ways visible and invisible.

I like the idea that we have some time to set aside our work, our struggle for Liberty, and talk with each other about Life and Happiness. Come on in and have some homemade cookies, and pull up a chair....

photo by sci-figal

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