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    I was interviewed for this documentary about grief.

    http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9110776

    I talked about the Requiem I wrote after my mom's death, about "a group of composers on a forum" (that is you all!), and the role in creativity in dealing with difficult emotions....

    some of you were so present for me during that time, I think you know who you are... After Mom died, and then a year later, a dear friend, then this year my stroke, I have basically been out of it for two years.

    Now, I am preparing for the Requiem for a performance next year... and am coming out of my tequila-soaked 2 years, which I spent most of my time playing Scrabble and Minesweeper, for hours and hours, because I could not bear to feel the pain that was just under the surface.

    As I have so many times said to you all, thank you -- I so appreciate you all, even so I have been mostly silent for a couple years, the gratitude for all of all, is ever as just as present with me as in the beginnning.

    Lots of love to all of you,

    Karen
    _____________________
    Listen at: www.soundclick.com/kepeaceusa
    Scores at: http://stores.lulu.com/ke_peace

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    Karen Karen Karen!!!!!!!!

    Karen's BACK!!!! Yay!!!!

    Wow did this board miss you.

    It's limerick time again!
    In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.

    http://reberclark.blogspot.com http://reberclark.bandcamp.com http://www.youtube.com/reberclark

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    Glad to hear you are back. We missed your presence in so many ways. Congratulations on the upcoming performance and on the interview for the documentary.
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
    "Music is music, and a note's a note" - Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong

    Rich

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    Re: Courage to Grieve - Karen's interview for this documentary

    Welcome home, my friend -- it's good to have you back
    amongst us again, Karen.

    I remember our conversations from around the time your
    Mom passed away... and an impression that remained with
    me was the love and grace with which you met this.
    It was a reminder to me of our connection to both the
    process of living and the end of it when my own mother
    took her journey not too long afterward.

    Many congratulations on the upcoming performance,
    Karen!

    Always my best,



    David
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    David Sosnowski
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

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    I too am glad to see you back Karen!



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    Back in more ways than one by the sounds of it!

    Good to hear from you Karen. You have been MISSED.

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    Hi, thanks you all for the warm welcome... It is if I just sort of dropped off the map for the last 2 years. I notice the older I get (getting a bit of gray now!) the time seem to go faster and faster. In my darker times, it seems as if I am hurtling toward death at an ever-increasing rate (asymptotically??) In my brighter moods, I just remember to live in the moment. I am doing what I want to be doing; if I were to be told that I had 6 months to live, I would be doing basically just what I am doing right now. Hmmmm, sort of off on a tangent, it seems. But I will let it stand. I guess having a stroke, however minor, brings up these kinds of musings....

    Good Morning!
    _____________________
    Listen at: www.soundclick.com/kepeaceusa
    Scores at: http://stores.lulu.com/ke_peace

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    I appreciated how honest and lucid you are in the documentary. I'm sure that will help a lot of people, if nothing else, to know that it's ok to talk about such things.

    It's great to see you back. I think your plans for the Requiem performance are very special.

    Best wishes
    Owen

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    Karen!!!

    Welcome back!

    Now here's a synchronicity for you: About the same time you were posting this, I started thinking about you and was going to write to see how you are doing. And SURPRISE!--here you are--sounding remarkably well, full of deep insights and reflections as always. Your talk on grief resonates with my own experiences of death of parents, life-changing health events, and more. You expressed it so well!

    Glad to hear you're getting back to your music. I just re-listened to some, and am again reminded how inspiring it is. The world awaits Requiem and all that will follow.

    Love, Saraswati

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    Re: Courage to Grieve - Karen's interview for this documentary

    Thank you Owen and Saraswati,

    Thank you for the kind words and the warm welcome too.

    Even though I was away for a time, this forum and all my friends in it, were never far from my heart. The 2 years flew by in a daze.... as if it almost didn't happen. Time is very strange sometimes.

    Sending warm thoughts to both of you.
    Karen
    _____________________
    Listen at: www.soundclick.com/kepeaceusa
    Scores at: http://stores.lulu.com/ke_peace

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