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Thread #47499   Message #728366
Posted By: Abby Sale
12-Jun-02 - 12:00 PM
Thread Name: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
The music will be in my head for many months. Even 'Randy Dandy Oh,' a favorite, anyway. I learned much at the Seminar and as much in the "settings" of the songs as presented. That's why we went and what was exciting. But I was surprised at the warmth or the people-contact. I'm not a feel-good person. I generally scowl, am sarcastic, hate huggers and am disgusted by anything cute. But it was a family feeling up there. Especially for people I know a lot or little from the 'net but also for total strangers I first met there. All (or nearly all) were warm & open. Odd experience. I feel that I'm now friends, eg, with the Vixon - we only chatted a moment and then I rushed this way and she that but it was a good contact. It was often that way. Even the marine guard seemed a decent sort. (Once he stood down from DefCon 5 and raised his battle helmet.)

I regret not talking more with the Whalers. I only chatted a scant minute but I now realize people tended to avoid them - out of diffidence & shyness, I know, but still leaving them all alone & lonely. Something to keep in mind. I know they had a great deal to offer.

Well, that's enough gushing. Back to my job shovelling in the sewer.