THANK YOU so much for your very kind messages! :)
Everything's okay here, have just been very busy with a few things, work [exam prelim season...], writing/editing/photography... G2G... world Poets & Writers Registry, RedBubble, FB...
I just wish i could stay awake 24 hours a day, lolll!
Hmmm, am currently co-writing a chapbook with a Canadian Poet that should be published later on this year;
that takes time, a lot of time ^_^ ... My co-author is based in Moncton, New Brunswick and we are celebrating our Atlantic connection :) . It's very exciting!!! So things are moving forward a bit :)
Also am getting ready for my first two readings this year at local level, Jen's this coming weds. night and Gordon's and James [Robertson, the man behind Gideon Mac] on fri. 20th feb...
meanwhile Dave and Lissa have been playing quite a lot in the garden... well, more than peerie I and new flowers are gradually emerging!
Octavia's Dream has been flying to Vancouver lately as a mp3 file for a radio show....
Although have been spending less time on the forum, have been playing Kate really loud around the hut [LOL!] / on my headphones /iPod on my way to school and back!!! ... and i just hope you're all keeping warm in this boreal deep freezer!!! ^_^
Kate's music keeps us this way ;)
so are the news from 60N! :)
all the love, always :group_hug:
It's been a while,
Have kept in touch with a few of you over that post-Gathering "storm" and i come with a white flag.
Firstly, i wish to kick myself in the butt for keeping away from the Forum.
Over the year, have made some tremendous friends, including YOU and have shared my love for Kate's constellation. This is the prime reason why i joined in 2005.
Secondly, i shall always treasure this memorable Gathering this summer. It was a dream come true to re-live a Kate Fan Gathering and i did not mince my words when i evoked my sincere gratitude to "Kate's magic".
Now, in the light of what happened, let me apologise [although this seems so little] for all the harm you have endured.
Never i thought negative vibes could turn this way.
David is not dark or nasty by nature, otherwise we would not be together. His craving to befriend people can distort his personal feelings.... Meeting Paul in the flesh this summer confirmed a few things. Have discussed this at length with Pat. We shared a friend's house an entire weekend and i saw the "two sides of the coin". Paul shares a same passion for music, like Dave, who believes he's been defending a "good friend" in the autumn.... This as far as i can comprehend. Repeatedly, I have asked, begged David to let go of things, telling him others' problems were NOT his. Have also begged David to focus his energy onto positive things. [ie. music].
At this stage, have been far too embarassed to step back into the Forum in an open manner. [Have explained this to the gang]. I feel torn apart by the hurt and harm inflicted to the Forum and my silence to friends i've come to know and appreciate.
Above all, i feel absolutely dreadful for KATE HERSELF.
God help us if this mayhem has reached her in any way... The KBF has already survived blows... I can only hope that this storm will pass and that the bonds that unite us as a community is stronger than those recent events.
This kind of things goes against the grain of my own convictions as far has friendship and human relationships go.
I miss the Forum very much, however, I too have have been hurt by those negative energies. It is not what it should be about. Like Lissa and the vast majority of the KBF members, I joined in to celebrate Kate's music, world, my joy of life, love, friends and share it with similar folk.
I feel for you all, believe me and am working at home to make David see light again. David, like all of us, is no saint. However, he has to cultivate friendship, true friendship and he must learn to let go of things.
I will fully understand if you wish to disregard my message. However, please know it has taken me a while to fully comprehend what's been happening from various echoes.
I hope peace and light are gradually filling your hearts again .
I miss you all very dearly and i hope to be accepted again some day .
All the love, Nat xxx
Okay, have been playing [though not intentionally] kinda invisible and am not looking for excuses to justify it... After all, they don't work.
Back to 60N life... mini- [though fab'!] adventures... contemplative moments on my hilltop... I really love Mossy Hill!!!
... it gives me that sense of serenity & solace my heart needs so often... stepping out...
The beauty of the Garden - this sanctuary that keeps us creating, safe and happy; your beauty in Kate's world :)
This world is our oyster!!!
So, :group_hug: to you all!!!
happy birthday, Kate!
Here we are, on this magic date - barely home from our very first KBF Gathering in Shadowland.
Am still feeling bamaboozled by the weekend heatwave and seafog that has forced us to stagnate in Granite City [Aberdeen] for a further two days... all is feeling in slow motion.
A few messages here and there on our Forum in an attempt to catch up with our [KBF] world... Discovering [better late than never!] Matt's fabulous blog & pics... your own pix... wowowowowow!!!
It felt like a dream.
Meeting you all was magical enough - sharing with you was bliss!
What a wonderful group we are. I shan't ever forget your smiles, hugs and eyes.
You were ALL IN MY HEART throughout the weekend.
More later, for am still processing pix ;)