Island of Misfit Toys

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Island of Misfit Toys

Postby sw » Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:21 pm

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Re: Island of Misfit Toys

Postby Rigorous Intuition » Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:38 pm

I always liked Herbie the Elf, who didn't like making toys, and dreamed of being a dentist.<br><br><!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>Why am I such a misfit? I am not just a nitwit.<br>You can't fire me I quit, since I don't fit in.<br>Why am I such a misfit? I am not just a nitwit.<br>Just because my nose glows, why don't I fit in?</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--> <br><br>But when they needed one, the elves realized it was a good idea to have a dentist nearby.<br><br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://www.gocollect.com/images/Rudolph/200/857874.jpg" style="border:0;"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><br><br><br><br> <p></p><i></i>
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thanks!

Postby sw » Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:52 pm

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Postby chiggerbit » Sat Jul 23, 2005 1:45 am

Wow, what you say really hits home for me. I have friends and family who can't bear to look at the ugliness of what is going on in their name, to dig deeper. They know it is bad, but don't want to know the details, so they sit with their heads in the sand. Nice people who choose to stay on the surface of the warm shallow water. Sometimes I feel so isolated, don't know how to explain in terms they can accept. <p></p><i></i>
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Re:Island of Misfit Toys, maybe its a place in your/our mind

Postby hmm » Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:46 pm

or a place in cyberspace <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START ;) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/wink.gif ALT=";)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>"<!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>I</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->f anyone <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>has found the island of misfit toys</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->, please let me know where it is and I will take the next plane out!<br><br>Thanks for letting me vent. <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>I know this is</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->n't <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>the place</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> but it's such a good place."<br><br>sorry couldnt resist that.<br>I must say you vent politely,when i vent mushroom clouds form...<br>As to those around me,they might find me a bit odd for my running historical commentary on news&current events interspersed with many a "cia-puppet" "warcriminal" "state-terrorist", but its a win win situation because TV's get turned off when i visit and the muppeting of RW talking points is kept to minimum when i'm within earshot.<br>You get to "enjoy" the look of fear or "oh-oh" when someone notices i'm around and they stop and actually think about what they are saying. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :b --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/tongue.gif ALT=":b"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Re:Island of Misfit Toys

Postby ZeroHaven » Sat Jul 23, 2005 1:16 pm

sw,<br>I know how you feel. I thought a year-long vacation would give me time to learn more about 'the world', and what I've been learning is far from relaxing. <br>I started following RI because the posts were echoing almost every little thing I found on my own in a nicer, concise format.<br>Thing is, this new knowledge puts me in the category of "nut job", "whacko" and other not-so-nice words. I'm not experienced or knowledgeable enough to contribute much, but at least here I feel like I'm with my own kind. I hope you find some consolation in it as well <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Re:Island of Misfit Toys

Postby Project Willow » Sat Jul 23, 2005 6:05 pm

Hi SW,<br><br>I wonder if I can safely share something here myself, a little more personal. I've been breaking my isolation a little bit, taking small chances. I am blessed to have landed into a community of fairly open-minded folks. So far so good, mostly acceptance. (Imagine, actually, this is an incredibly profound time...after 40 years of amateur and professional attacks intentionally designed to obliterate my very Self, my personhood, I am emerging, risking being, and connecting. It's victorious rebellion, or coming full circle back to, dare I use the word, spirit, god? The arrogance of the perps does not obtain.)<br><br>Anyway, I digressed. The difficult thing is, I don't know who knows what about me. It's possible many of the new folks in my life are aware of my history and issues. Regardless, there seems to be tolerance of difference. And how refreshing it is to have people in my life now who only exhibit the more ordinary neuroses! The icing would be to be fully "out". I don't expect it, ever, but then that is where these cyber connections come in.<br><br>No matter what, once you've gone through so much trauma, it's never going to be the same, you are never going to be fully part of the "normal" world again. I find I am learning to accept and tolerate that, and even have a bit of life in both circles of awareness.<br><br>Waves... I see water surrounding this place, but looks like more and more vessels are approaching.<br><br> <p>PW</p><i></i>
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Re: Re:Island of Misfit Toys

Postby ScaRZ » Sat Jul 23, 2005 7:37 pm

I've been on that Island of a different sphere most of my life.<br>Most people go through life just following the crowd because that's just the way it's done. Most really don't want to see the true world for what it is. People will close their eyes,plug their ears and pull a security blanket around them in great hope that it will just go away and come again some other day. <p></p><i></i>
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a great genius anticipated your/our pain

Postby AnnaLiviaPlurabelle » Sun Jul 24, 2005 4:27 am

Chamber Music XIX. James Joyce. for all of us who are only on the bottom because the world is upside down.<br><br><br>Be not sad because all men<br> Prefer a lying clamour before you:<br>Sweetheart, be at peace again –<br> Can they dishonour you?<br><br>They are sadder than all tears;<br> Their lives ascend as a continual sigh.<br>Proudly answer to their tears:<br> As they deny, deny.<br> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Land of Misfit Toys

Postby BlueCherub » Sun Jul 24, 2005 2:14 pm

Don't feel alone...I feel the same way. I'm spiritual, not religious and sickened by the lies and hypocrisy of almost all politicians yet I care deeply what happens to this planet and the good people of this country and the world. I often feel out of step with most people because my reason to be and outlook on life has nothing to do with making loads of money or keeping up with the Joneses. I'm much happier marching to my own drummer. <br><br>However, I do LOVE reality shows. They are my escape from "my reality" much more so than any "drama" or "sitcom" could ever be! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>
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