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Author Topic: HIV is not important  (Read 2561 times)

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Offline newt

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HIV is not important
« on: September 14, 2006, 04:56:22 PM »
I have come to the conclusion HIV is not important because:

- Being in love is more important than some damn virus
- A pint with a friend is more important than some damn virus
- Reorganising the office seating plan to everyone's satisfaction is more important than some damn virus
- Soweto Gospel Choir singing "Amazing Grace" is more important than some damn virus
- A perfect, one-rule-broken, sonnet is more important than some damn virus
- Hitting a coke can at 240 metres x 2 through the same bullet hole with a .22 rifle is...
- As is: the unseasonal flowers on my quince bush, the brightest red 4-star petals
- And: a stunning blow-job from a fit, hot daddy with the lightest full beard in a backroom bar on the pool table in the spotlight

But mainly, being in love, idea or actual, joys and sorrows

HIV is not important

- matt

Now playing: Soweto Gospel Choir, Amazing Grace

"I once was lost, but now am found"
« Last Edit: September 14, 2006, 05:00:08 PM by newt »
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline Jerry71

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Re: HIV is not important
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2006, 05:03:28 PM »
Cool Matt.

I may have HIV but HIV does not have me!

Offline o

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Re: HIV is not important
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2006, 05:15:36 PM »
am now going to download amazing grace from soweto gospel choir.
might sound even more from the heart what you have written.
i sometimes just also think that my life matters but it s nothing in between milliards of people.
without me, not much will change, thinking like that i feel much lighter. i am all replacable i say,
and get rid of all the burden of life.
than i begin to live without my little worries and fears.

and for love, it makes people strong and weak at the same time.
such a good feeling

Offline Grinch

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Re: HIV is not important
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2006, 05:45:38 PM »
A close friend of mine parents had Amazing Grace played on Bagpipe at his funeral at Arlington.  It was perhaps the saddest sound I have ever heard.

  A truly fitting song for a warrior.

Sorry to hijack your thread.  It was very uplifting.  The whole free association thing got me. 

Offline LatinAlexander

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Re: HIV is not important
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2006, 06:01:20 PM »
Is the place for the bullet number 8 already taken?? :D

Alex

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First labs after HAART (Dec 04-2006) : CD4-432 VL-<40 (Undetectable)  cd4%=25.11%
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Offline newt

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Re: HIV is not important
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2006, 06:53:11 PM »
Bullet no 8 generally not taken these days, but I have stories....
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline Eldon

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Re: HIV is not important
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2006, 01:21:17 AM »
Accept HIV...

Manage HIV...

Live your Life!

Offline alive2

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Re: HIV is not important
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2006, 02:37:40 PM »
I have come to the conclusion HIV is not important because:

- Being in love is more important than some damn virus
- A pint with a friend is more important than some damn virus
- Reorganising the office seating plan to everyone's satisfaction is more important than some damn virus
- Soweto Gospel Choir singing "Amazing Grace" is more important than some damn virus
- A perfect, one-rule-broken, sonnet is more important than some damn virus
- Hitting a coke can at 240 metres x 2 through the same bullet hole with a .22 rifle is...
- As is: the unseasonal flowers on my quince bush, the brightest red 4-star petals
- And: a stunning blow-job from a fit, hot daddy with the lightest full beard in a backroom bar on the pool table in the spotlight

But mainly, being in love, idea or actual, joys and sorrows

HIV is not important

- matt

Now playing: Soweto Gospel Choir, Amazing Grace

"I once was lost, but now am found"

now thats the attitude we all should have i beleive it well,we are all in some point of turmoil while fighting this disease,and to take the approach you wont let it bother you is a stong stand and commitment to yourself preservation,and the power of the mind.very good stradegy,going on the offensive.good luck,take care

Offline Cliff

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Re: HIV is not important
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2006, 06:18:46 AM »
My fav AG verse...

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

Yes, many more things important than HIV, especially living a life full of joy and peace. 

Oh and try Mahalia Jackson's version of AG.

Offline Moffie65

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Re: HIV is not important
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2006, 07:12:08 AM »
Thank you Newt for the reminder.

This one is a good one, and I will keep it close.

In Love and Thanks for Thoughtful people with a message!
The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals,
and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
Lynn Lavne

Offline Iggy

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Re: HIV is not important
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2006, 09:32:51 AM »
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« Last Edit: January 12, 2007, 09:25:37 PM by Iggy »

Offline newt

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Re: HIV is not important
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2006, 02:10:03 PM »
Iggy, thank you for posting

It has great practical application to put HIV in it's proper place in life and set it in proportion to the truly important things. That is not to say, at times, it is not super important and right that it takes centre stage.  Dealing with HIV as an when is necessary and I salute you for doing so & taking the proper time for this, but like taxes, do it, deal with it, pay the dues, get it out the way is my way of thinking.  I am lucky, I have done this, and it does take time.

Some people get stuck on being HIV-positive, or a feeling of not being viable as partners, lovers, workers, even just a person, because of a big sign that says "I am HIV-positive", theirs or other people's.  Or not even stuck, just kinda, well, marked, smudged even.

I post this thread because I believe it, feel it, know it, pratice it. I don't wanna be remembered, known, loved for being HIV-positive, but for my work, my writing, for loving well & sincerely & without reserve and perhaps my blowjob technique.  :)

To all you "newbies" out there, HIV can come to be unimportant in the big scheme of your life.  One day I hope you will agree. Remember this when the roller coaster's racking up the track.

To those people who expressed the view I am arrogant, as Walt Whtiman said, "If you done it, it ain't bragging".

- matt

Now playing: Green Day, Give Me Novacaine

« Last Edit: September 17, 2006, 02:15:28 PM by newt »
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline jordan

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Re: HIV is not important
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2006, 08:25:07 AM »

Hi Matt:

great reminder  :)
« Last Edit: September 18, 2006, 08:28:10 AM by jordan »
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Offline David_CA

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Re: HIV is not important
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2006, 08:50:02 AM »
Hi Matt,
I think we'll all eventually come to believe these 8 points (number 8 may be questionable for some of the heterosexuals in the house!) WHEN and IF we actually accept that we have HIV.  Once acceptance occurs, HIV will take it's place in the list of day-to-day things we have to deal with.  Until acceptance takes place, especially for us 'newbies', HIV can be an overwhelming obstacle.  Thanks for posting what should be so obvious, but often gets forgotten.

David
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Offline blondbeauty

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Re: HIV is not important
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2006, 09:05:25 AM »
I agree with you Matt. As my Dr. said to me...the most important thing in life is to be a good person. All the rest is secondary.
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Offline aztecan

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Re: HIV is not important
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2006, 10:50:35 AM »
Picking grapes from my own vine.

Getting a hug from anyone.

Installing a glass block window with a friend.

Driving my Miata, top down, through the winding roads of Southwest Colorado and spending the day with friends at Telluride.

Watching the sun stream through the kitchen window and feeling its warmth on my bare feet.

Just thought I would add a few things that are on my list.

Number 8 sounds great Newt, even for spectators.

HUGS,

Mark

(Who, by the way, loves Mahalia Jackson and Alberta Hunter - different, but spectacular.)
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

 


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