Saturday, May 22, 2010


I got a comment and someone advised me to watch this video. It was well worth it! 


  1. Hello,

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  2. Wait a minute? "Is this something we are doing to ourselves?"

    Nobody believed us and now its "something we are doing to ourselves"?

    Doing to ourselves.

    Twenty giant steps backward and I cannot keep my balance. If humanity is doing this with pesticides and air pollution can they please take responsibility? The guilt of my inabilities and disabilities are heavy enough. The loss of my life, my life like it was, is depressing and painful enough.

    I don't have the strength to think I did this to myself.

    CJ, in time?

  3. Interesting how we see things. I didn't take it as a personal we're doing it to ourselves....I took it as a global are we doing this to ourselves with chemicals in our food, pollutants in the air and generally destroying ourselves by hormones in food etc.....I didn't even consider she might think we've brought this on ourselves.

    I may delete the post if that's the case. I loved the part so much because it showed how she felt. Amazing I didn't take it that way but now that you say's out there and I don't want to be associated with anything that blames us individually for this disease.

    You're right sweetie.....none of us have the strength to think like that.

  4. When I commented I had looked at the video several times. The picture of the earth behind the words asking "Is this something we are doing to ourselves?" does indicate that "we", the people of Earth, are doing this to ourselves...look at the Gulf of Mexico for complete confirmation of that!

    My paranoia and mental health fragility felt kicked in the gut, none the less. Having just been told by a "man of medicine", aka, doctor, that "You need to exercise" I am shell shocked. That certainly has not been the first doctor to dismiss my pain, and many other symptoms, but he was the first to intimate that if I would just exercise my health problems would go away--that I, as a big fat slovenly person, had brought this all onto myself. Did it ever occur to him that because of my health problems I have not been able to take care of myself? Did it occur to him that some of my weight gain is because of the health problems and the medicines prescribed to deal with those problems? Did it occur to him that the years of severe clinical depression might have something to do with my present state of ill health?

    No, I am overweight and lazy and simply need to exercise to undo all that "I have done to myself".

    So, please don't take the comment of one person, me, to decide whether this video should be seen. It is thought provoking and artistic and should be judged by each individual so they may take from it what they will.

    I am snake bit and paranoid and most decidedly defensive. But, that's just...


  5. Hey CJ,

    You've got every right to feel the way you do. We've all been told some sort of crapola and if we'd just..... you fill in the blank, we'd get better. F*** that. I feel the same way. I'm a big fat blob and not much good for anything because of the way I feel and the way I look. 30 lbs on a 5'4 frame makes me look like a frump. Exercise?? Please....... I didn't like it before and I certainly don't like it now.

    What to do???

    The reason I would take your comment to heart is because sometimes I don't see things clearly either. So don't worry sweetie........

    we're all in this together....

    sucks, huh?

  6. Totally, completely, entirely sucks!


  7. It was created by brownearth12 and no he didn't intend as something we are doing to ourselves but the world as a whole. To give you an update on my condition I'm doing better. It's very possible I have Lyme but there is still a question mark. I recommend all to look into Lyme it has the same signs. I created this video when I was very low I haven't been that low and I don't wish it upon no one. Interesting how creative things come from extreme pain and emotion.GOD BLESS -SHARE AND SPREAD THIS VIDEO

  8. Dear Anonymous,
    Your video was beautifully done. I was especially touched by the music you chose and how it FIT, it belonged, with each change of the screen. You have been there as you say, so you know how the pain affects everything, everything in ones life.

    I was moved by your creation, yes for me it struck a nerve. But my experience with your video only goes to emphasize the experience of chronic illness. It colors our lives and often the picture produced is not necessarily what we would like to see, what we would like to be, what we would like to feel.

    I wish you the very best on your search for answers. I hope in the end the answer has an effective treatment.

    Most sincerely,
    CJ, in time


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