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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:One Year Ago one of the things I love most in the world nearly destroyed every aspect of my world.

One Year Ago I was in a hospital bed in the worst shape of my life.

One Year Ago I had no voice, no strength and alot of fear.

One Year Ago everything in my world changed, how people look at me, how my family and friends regard me. Some I lost, some I gained.

One Year Ago everything as I know it changed.

And One Year Ago I was wondering if it was all worth it.

And it is. I made it through with the help of all of you who have been there for me, and I have to thank you whole heartedly. I am, in many ways, better than I have ever been in my life. You have been there for me since the year of hell began for me February 2002 and you have held me up ever since.
I am stronger, more passionate (if that was possible), wiser, and more interested in life than ever. I have learned that I really am loved and respected. That I can make a difference, even when I think I am just a little bumpkin girl. I have learned that everything in this world is a learning experience and each of those are precious. I have learned that every moment is one to savour.

Thank you so much for helping me learn this. *sniffle*
I love you guys!

My heart especially goes out to Malcolm, for all you have done for me and for all that you are, you are such a huge part of my soul and my life. My eternal love, gratitude and friendship is yours!!

oh, and...One Year Ago I was looking forward to a piece of art from Cantus....and I am still looking forward to it!

(I think I am done being sappy now! )


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:wow - was it a year ago?! Crazy.

Glad all's going well for you Pele, you get so much love because you give so much yourself.

May the fire gods of goodness and all things spangly make your slippers warm



Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Can you believe it? July 20th. Went by very fast (well recently...I swear time stopped a few days of my recovery).

Many hugs and warm fuzzies to you as well!


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:One year ago I promised you a painting and never got round to sending it...


tum te tum


*tries to tiptoe out of the door*


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:It's upstairs.

I'll try and finish it tomorrow and get it off to you - now you have a proper address I can send it to.


It's all firey. I hope you like fire....


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Total posts: 1017
Posted:Pele,

Happieness is having a friend like you

Almost 12 months ago I drew a picture named "Welcome to our home"
It is quite different to Cantus's pictures
Being colour blind I only stuck to a couple of colours. It is like a family portrait of our home and includes people who visit us.
I hope you can tell who is who .

Welcome of our Home

Much love to you

Malcolm, Cherry and Seven


May your balls always burn

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plantgirlll


member
Location: Sydney Australia

Total posts: 150
Posted:Pele, if you get back even one millionth of all the fabulousness you put out there you will never have a care in the world.



Stay Gorgeous!


People take different roads seeking fulfillment & happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.-H. Jackson Browne

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Puk
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

Puk

Sweet talented nutter
Location: Brisbane Oz

Total posts: 2615
Posted:Pele you're sooo strong and that's what i love about you. How your handeled every aspect of what happened.

Here dropbears are great !


that shrewd and knavish sprite

Called Robin Good Fellow ; are you not he that is frighten of the maidens of the villagery - fairy

I am the merry wander of the night -puk

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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane

Total posts: 3044
Posted:pele,
thank you for writing up and being so open about your experiences. i rarely firebreath - only for the occaisional show, due to the extreme risk. at shows and at my uni circus club i have people wanting me to teach them how, something i prefer not to do. however for those few i choose to teach, i give them 20 odd pages of info to read before i do anything.
this included your tips on breathing, and your 'season in hell' article - the latter i especially feel is essential info for beginners & seasoned performers. it certainly makes the beginners think twice, but also made me more aware about the risks.

thanks, & take care.


"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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_Stix_

Pooh-Bah
Location: la-la land

Total posts: 2419
Posted:.. you go girl..

You should be so proud of how you've recovered and how you are still carrying on with something that nearly took you from us, albeit with a more respect and awareness

Even tho we don't communicate directy very much, I've seen you grow, gain strengh and passion in your post and it makes me proud to be associated with you.

The people around you are lucky..


I honour you as an aspect of myself..

You are never to old to storm a bouncey castle..

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Post deleted by C@ntus

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:Well instead of ressurrecting posts that many of the newbies (no offence meant) will understand about, why dont you scuttle off and paint the picture for her now?



wink


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Twisted Clown
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

Twisted Clown

member
Location: Croydon,Surrey,UK

Total posts: 102
Posted:wow your amazing

There may be one for everyone but what if there is two for three would that mean none for someone or did they start off without one....

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Posted:I really wanted to be able to firebreath because im rubbish at poi etc but you've really made me think about it seriously. I think ill stick to my motorbikes instead. They seem safer. Thanks. X

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:I was gonna say...it's been 2 years now.

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Will Cantus be bumping up everyone's traumatic events?

That kinda sucks. frown


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
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Sakura_Moon


Sakura_Moon

Hop's Kitten Jester.
Location: Wonderland igloo, Vic, Austral...

Total posts: 1803
Posted:I read about what happened to you, i'm only new to HOP and so i dont know alot about firebreathing but to keep going with something that almost killed you takes alot of strength. I do..well did martial arts and i learrned that its mroe strength of mind that can get you places rather than physical strength. I lost my strength of mind a little while ago, but its encouraging to look at what you've been through and how strong you are, i admire you and how you've gotten though this.
Liv


.:Pink Exocutioner:.

I am Jack's Raging Bile Duct...

Loving you from the deepest part of my loins.


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Spanner
BRONZE Member since Feb 2003

Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere...

Total posts: 2790
Posted:Written by: NYC

Will Cantus be bumping up everyone's traumatic events?

That kinda sucks. frown



Not that I've seen confused

Besides, I thought Pele viewed the outcome, both in this post and "A Season In Hell", in a positive light.

It has now been over two years. Two years which, at the time of the incident, maybe those close to Pele, maybe even Pele herself, thought she wouldn't see. But she has.

Worth a bump in my book smile


"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.

yay,

:R"

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Mags The Jedi
GOLD Member since May 2004

Mags The Jedi

Fool
Location: Cornwall, UK

Total posts: 2020
Posted:Written by: Spanner

Worth a bump in my book smile



Damn straight.

Pele, I've never met you, (which probably goes for the majority of us HoPpers) but I've learned so much from you and your posts.

Thank you.

hug

Any time you're in the UK, you're always welcome round mine for a beer. biggrin


"I believe the cost of life is Death and we will all pay that in full. Everything else should be a gift. We paid the cover charge of life, we were born."

Bill Hicks, February 1988

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:I was just thinking it was more of Pele's perogative to bump if she wanted to. And Pele, if you're ever in my apartment again, you're welcome in my bed again. wink

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
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