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  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by Est.1961 on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 6:43 AM

Sorry for your loss Bakster; take care of yourself.

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 8:01 AM

Bakster, I'm so sorry for your losses in 2022!  Please take the time that you need to mourn those that you lost and to take care of yourself.  Please know that you have a lot of people keeping you in their thoughts & prayers.

tjs

TJS

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 11:16 AM

Bakster, I am truely sorry for your losses. You will be in my prayers and thoughts. Take care of yourself. I went thru that a couple years ago. It is a hard thing to go thru. Your true friends and family are your best comfort. Looking forward to your return.

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 2:55 PM

Bakster
Thanks for thinking of me. I could always count on you. Mabye talk to you guys some other time.

There are days that try the soul.

Helo crashes and you knew 5 of the 7 aboard. 

Drunk driver clobbers a car, and erases 5 of 5 the family you knew so well within.

Of late, fornicating cancer has been stealing away people I care about.  Three in a month.

Mind, simply getting to a certain age means being surrounded by death

 

John Donne was entirely correct in asserting


No man is an island,
Entire of itself;
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.

If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less,
As well as if a promontory were:

As well as if a manor of thy friend's
Or of thine own were.

Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.

Finding relief from sorrow is sore difficult; a weight which can crush all joy.

The "trick" of it is navigating those tricky waters that lead to despair, the death of all hope.

But, I will assert this:  All of our hobbies are essentially avocations, the evocative expressions of our individual creativity.  Especially those not burdened by necessity and constraint like our employments geerally are

We hobby because we enjoy it, it creates an endorphin release (this is scaled [NPI] to our idealized expectations of our creativity, which is why we toil to extreme to achive those ends--this keeps Pontos in business).

It's entirely likely this level of loss will get "in the way of" modeling at a superior level.  But, all to typically, something will be wanted as a mental distraction.  It will want simple, and with tangible results (so, don't download Blender [world's worst UI]) but maybe a role playing game, or just a gameboy.  Or one of the carious mahjong games for the various devices. 

And, one I can personally recommend is Kerbal Space Program.  Just do the missions in the game pack.  You stack the bits up, press the button, and maybe it launches, maybe it explodes on the pad.  Sometimes you want them to explosively reassemble.

Just because we can't see method or purpose to the madness does not mean that there's nothing but madness and purposelessness to it all.

 

that "No man is an island

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 7:15 PM

keavdog

Sorry to hear that Bakster.  That's alot.  I lost someone at the end of 2022 as well.  There's only time....

 

Thanks John. Sorry for your loss as well.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 7:16 PM

MR TOM SCHRY

Bakster, I'm so sorry for your losses in 2022!  Please take the time that you need to mourn those that you lost and to take care of yourself.  Please know that you have a lot of people keeping you in their thoughts & prayers.

tjs

 

Thanks so much, Tom.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 7:18 PM

lurch

Bakster, I am truely sorry for your losses. You will be in my prayers and thoughts. Take care of yourself. I went thru that a couple years ago. It is a hard thing to go thru. Your true friends and family are your best comfort. Looking forward to your return.

 

Thanks Lurch. Sorry to hear you went through it as well. Much appreciate the support and kinds words.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 7:58 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
Thanks for thinking of me. I could always count on you. Mabye talk to you guys some other time.

 

There are days that try the soul.

Helo crashes and you knew 5 of the 7 aboard. 

Drunk driver clobbers a car, and erases 5 of 5 the family you knew so well within.

Of late, fornicating cancer has been stealing away people I care about.  Three in a month.

Mind, simply getting to a certain age means being surrounded by death

 

John Donne was entirely correct in asserting

 

No man is an island,
Entire of itself;
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.

If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less,
As well as if a promontory were:

As well as if a manor of thy friend's
Or of thine own were.

Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.

 

Finding relief from sorrow is sore difficult; a weight which can crush all joy.

The "trick" of it is navigating those tricky waters that lead to despair, the death of all hope.

But, I will assert this:  All of our hobbies are essentially avocations, the evocative expressions of our individual creativity.  Especially those not burdened by necessity and constraint like our employments geerally are

We hobby because we enjoy it, it creates an endorphin release (this is scaled [NPI] to our idealized expectations of our creativity, which is why we toil to extreme to achive those ends--this keeps Pontos in business).

It's entirely likely this level of loss will get "in the way of" modeling at a superior level.  But, all to typically, something will be wanted as a mental distraction.  It will want simple, and with tangible results (so, don't download Blender [world's worst UI]) but maybe a role playing game, or just a gameboy.  Or one of the carious mahjong games for the various devices. 

And, one I can personally recommend is Kerbal Space Program.  Just do the missions in the game pack.  You stack the bits up, press the button, and maybe it launches, maybe it explodes on the pad.  Sometimes you want them to explosively reassemble.

Just because we can't see method or purpose to the madness does not mean that there's nothing but madness and purposelessness to it all.

 

that "No man is an island

 

 

Much wisdom in what you wrote. Too much to respond to but just know I appreciate and take what you said to heart.

The last three years have been pure hell culminating in a series of hellacious blows. Seriously, when my dad and brother passed on the same day and the way that it went down, that was meant to be a knockout punch. If there is a manevolent force, and I fully believe that there is, it meant to take me out too. There is so much more to this story but none of that belongs here. I will only say this: We do not battle flesh and blood.

Yesterday, I worked on a Star Trek model that I started months back. I need something not too taxing and that one fit the bill. I am getting back in the saddle. It will be slow though because there is so much to sort through regarding the aftermath. My parents house stands void of life. The four that lived there are gone. We need to settle the will and the disaster of a house that was left to deep neglect. The hard part is that the house is two hours drive. Challenges await. All that will be a major focus in the coming months. So, modeling, I have even less time for that. But, I will squeak it in where can. 

Thanks guys.

 

PS: see you guys around and keep modeling. 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 8:40 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about all that my friend. You know we're all in your corner supporting you. 

I don't know what to say, again the Captain said it far better than I ever could. 

I'm praying for you Steve. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 8:59 PM

Gamera

I'm so sorry to hear about all that my friend. You know we're all in your corner supporting you. 

I don't know what to say, again the Captain said it far better than I ever could. 

I'm praying for you Steve. 

 

Hey Gam, thanks my friend and thanks for the prayers. You have no idea how much that is appreciated. I had a lot of people praying for me during the worst of the storm and I tell ya, it helped. It really did.

I apologize to all if I sound like a woes me. I just needed to talk about it. I know we all face these things and these seasons. I will shut up about it now.

I return this thread to its regulary scheduled programming. 

Thanks again.

  • Member since
    July 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 10:03 PM

I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

There are just days where it seems that 5 minutes with a hammer, and EVERYTHING you own in front of you destroyed  will ease the pain ...

I have done this, ... it's only ok for the 5 minutes.

Take the time you need, we can all wait.

You have my e-mail address,  I will check it more often than every week.

I think you have my phone # too. Just remember, if you call you may have to leave a message, ... I can't drive and find my phone at the same time, but I WILL get back to you.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage"

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 4:51 PM

Hey!

 Been there done that. Second wife, two longtime friends and my brother all in a six month period. My heart is with you man.You'll soon come back I am sure.Take your time. I didn't touch a paintbrush for over a year!

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 5:30 PM

know where you are coming from my friend , in the last 18 months , I've been to 7 funerals . it sucks getting old sometimes . hang in there mate .

 

  • Member since
    July 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, April 8, 2023 7:51 PM

Just a "bump" ...

can't have your wip fall into the void.

 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage"

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, April 22, 2023 4:54 PM

littletimmy

Just a "bump" ...

can't have your wip fall into the void.

 

 

Yo Tim, thanks man. Nice of you to stay on it. This is a project I hope to restart someday, when I can shed the feelings and thoughts connected to the time. Could be awhile.

Maybe you have seen it but I started a new project in Science Fiction. I am moving forward, one step at a time. I had to start with a fresh project having no memory. Or if there is a memory, it is a theme connected with happier days.

I hope things are well in your world! 

Thanks, Compadre.

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