Subject: Re: TWC: Any comments on the charter?
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 1996 19:19:00 +0100
In message <Pine.SOL.3.91.960625005127.20671Bemail@example.com> you wrote:
> I'm not quite sure why I've been invited on this list.
I think it's because you write interesting articles.
>Most of you may know me from my posts to talk.euthanasia.
That's where I read something from you.
> My mother's `substance' was music. In that you find some people do not
> understand your spiritual delights, you may not have understood hers.
That's possible, although music is often said to have universal appeal.
I like it a lot. I often practice singing in the bath. Once I got so
enamoured of my own voice I joined a choir. The choirmaster told me my voice
was a terrible growl, and threw me out. I adjusted. I applied to play Bill Sykes
dog in an Oliver Twist musical. I didn't get the part. I went back to singing
in the bath.
> When she was given a psychotropic drug in hospital - scopalamine patch, I
> believe, for nausea which she did not have,
I'm sure that with the best will in the world, mistakes can be made.
>it was most terribly
> distressing having her seeing mice in the flower pots. It was the gravest
> obscenity doing that to her at that stage of her life.
The commonplace can take on distressing connotations under some circumstances.
> How can a sense of humour mentioned by the introducer of the list be any
> other than a terrible insult.
A sense of humour can be many things, perhaps even a terrible insult, if you
choose for it to be so. The commonplace can take on distressing connotations
under some circumstances.
I try to consider my existence from a humourous point of view sometimes.
It helps me to come to terms with life. No offence to anyones mother