Originally posted by Mindless1980
Wow! I stay off ATS for a few days, come back, and there are 4 pages with new members posting.
Scribe611, I see you have an avatar. I really like it! It looked like the sun was shining in my eyes to my left as I read your post. Beautiful,
peaceful feeling it emits.
Thanks, Mindless! I had help with that from Sled and one of the Super Moderators, DontTreadOnMe on the thread "BTS : Avatar Creations." There's a
lot of info on the original post, and also on page 168 of that Thread. I founod the picture itself somewhere online, and got it stretched to fill the
background by help from the BTS person.
And just for the record, I kinda like your avatar... describes a lot of us on here! Everything is speeding up, it seems. More stuff to do in less
Anyway, I know what you mean about being off of here for a while and then coming back to find all kinds of goodies to read. This is by far my favorite
thread on ATS, and when I don't read it regularly I really miss it. I feel like I have a bunch of friends on here, even if I most likely will never
meet any of you in person.
Somebody on another thread brought up the idea that if a bunch of us from ATS ever got together we'de be a force to be reckoned with. I totally
agree, but we're so spread out all over the globe we'd have to have regional gatherings.
I'll keep everybody posted on the happenings outside my apartment building.
Sled: you mentioned the wolf, but that couldn't have been what my cat was striking out at. He was looking about where someone my height would be, and
he directed the strike directly to the left of and slightly behind my left arm where he was resting, again suggesting near my height. That was
completely weird, but I'm not freaked out about it yet. Close, but not quite... it's entirely possible he may have seen a harmless spirit, angel or
guide walking beside me and was afraid of it for some reason.
In my old house, the dog I had at the time was afraid of the spirits of an elderly couple that lived there previously. I saw their shadows along the
wall one night, and felt them several times before they finally left me alone. Well, the old man hung around a bit longer than his wife, because I
didn't feel her but maybe twice.
When my dog would glance around me and see something I couldn't, she would cower behind me and look back and forth from me to the stairs she usually
saw them on. I told her it was okay for them to be there, that they were just checking out the new owners. That seemed to calm her down. Even if
animals can't understand English (and I'm not entirely convinced they can't), they surely pick up on the mental or emotional imagery we associate
with the words we say.