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#1 Trinity

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Posted 18 March 2002 - 01:36 PM

(((Louise))) Thank you.

#2 Alex12345

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Posted 18 March 2002 - 01:57 PM

I already knew I was very bad as soon as it was coming to art but this is really confirmed ! I looked at the picture quickly when you sent it to me and I just saw a painting. When I read your explanation of it, I look at it in a totally different way. How did you see all these things inside of it ? :shocked: Lol. Ok, I'm really bad at art. Thank you for providing the explanation of it ;)

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Posted 19 March 2002 - 01:19 PM

ty (((((((((Lou))))))))))))

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Posted 30 December 2002 - 11:36 AM


(((Chloe)))) thanks for boosting this up.

I've not seen it before.  And at first felt shame...but after reading Lou's explanation and looking more carefully it is simply beautiful.  

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Posted 20 May 2003 - 06:06 PM

Boosting this because basically I love it - it comforts me every time I see it :) - Steph

#6 Louise

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Posted 18 March 2002 - 01:10 PM

Hello Friends

I've wanted to share this picture with all of you for some time and so last night I asked dear Alexandra if she'd upload it, which she kindly did. Thankyou sweetheart.

I've sent it in the past to friends by mail because I think it's very comforting. I think it perfectly sums up the spirit of this place. So have a look:

<img src="http://site.voila.fr.../Callisto.jpg">

It is by Rubens and depicts the nymph Callisto, who has just been raped by Zeus. (Anyone with a knowledge of Greek legend will know that Zeus was a prodigious rapist, the bastard). Callisto was one of Artemis's nymphs.

What I love about it is the perfectly captured expressions of tenderness and concern on the faces of Callisto's sisters. And, as one sister pointed out, the pain on hers...

One interesting point is that Callisto had been Zeus's lover. But from her sisters, there are no questions, no blame. What she gets is acceptance, validation, comfort, support and love.

So, my sisters, I want to tell you that what you see in that picture is what you deserve. When you've been hurt, hold this image in your heart. A band of us would gladly gather around you, stretching out our arms; draping something around your shoulders.

It doesn't matter who it was.
It doesn't matter if you never met him before.
It doesn't matter if you loved him.
It doesn't matter if it wasn't a him.
It doesn't matter if you are not a "she"-use that picture symbolically.
It doesn't matter if it was minutes, months, years or decades ago.
It doesn't matter if you were, like Callisto, beautiful and sexy.
It doesn't matter if it was once.
It doesn't matter if it was many times.

Your pain and your need for tender support is what matters.

What you see in that picture is what exists for you here. I know this from experience, and having said that I'll take this opportunity to thank my sisters & brothers, because quite a few times now, it has been me in the role of "Callisto".

Anyhow, I hope you like it.


Lou xxxxxxxxx

PS. I love that picture too, 'cause those ladies are built like me and that was then the height of beauty ;)

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Posted 18 March 2002 - 01:28 PM

((((((Darling Wonderful Lou))))))

You never cease to amaze me or inspire me.  I am so very proud to have you walking beside me in my healing journey.

*wipes away the tears before the next set of clients come in*

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Posted 18 March 2002 - 01:37 PM

Thanks to the ((((((Kilted One)))))) for making it immediately visible.


Lou xxxx

#9 Laney

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Posted 18 March 2002 - 01:51 PM

ok lou, when I'm done crying, I'm sure I'll be able to appreciate the immensity of it all.  :)


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Posted 18 March 2002 - 02:27 PM

(((elle)))) you said what i was thinking :)
as much as i love my pandy's family, no way am i showing my fat naked butt off! LOL!!!!!!

but like lou said, big is beautiful!!!!!! (to paraphrase)

#11 Louise

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Posted 19 March 2002 - 02:36 AM


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Posted 19 March 2002 - 01:27 PM

#Moderation Mode

Moved here

#13 Francesca

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Posted 29 January 2003 - 09:47 AM

This is my first day of my journey to healing.  I finally realized what was going on.  To see that painting, made my heart....well, my heart did something that i really really needed, and yes, i cried.  That painting is going to be put all over my house and car.  No words can describe what I feel right now. I'm so glad I can get comfort and help here.

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Posted 01 April 2003 - 07:37 PM

Dear, wonderful Louise...

I can say nothing but, simply, thank you.


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