Just wanted to stop by your thread to say while your ideas are somewhat old fashioned, nevertheless, they are beautiful and hopefully will never lose their relevance. Should people always remember those, there would've been no wars in the world...
In any case, the reason I decided to post here is my Dad, who lives exactly on another side of the globe, in rural Siberia, called me a couple days ago to inform he was diagnosed with lung cancer (quit smoking cold turkey some 20 years ago). He is not all that old-- only 74 and immediately will be put into intensive care.
Just half a year ago we lost my wife's beloved father, who passed away (he was 65) after some 7 weeks of struggling with pancreatic cancer (ironically enough, it was the reason I was not able to answer (for personal reasons, unfortunately negatively) to the invitation to become a member on PS--when I came back from the funeral the thread already fell down, my recordings were erased, and the whole thing was irrelevant for me to start explaining).
In any case, if something wrong happens now, that would be just way too many losses for this year.
He was one of my first teachers and whatever I know and whatever education I received in large has to be attributed to him.
Since this thread is about communication I very much hope I do not hijack it with my request for anybody with good will, please send his way good word and positive energy. I am not religious and not sure it will help, but definitely, it cannot hurt.
While we are on that, let's remember there are millions of other sick and/or hungry people and little kids on planet Earth, who were blessed much less than we are. Instead of being able to talk about such beautiful thing as music, they have to think about food and survival... Let's not forget those, either.
Thank you, M
M, I'm very sorry to hear the news about your dad. As a Christian physician, I have just prayed for your dad, that the physicians around him will know what to do to lessen his suffering in his final days (hospice) and that your dad will be prepared to "cross over to the other side."