Thanks for the post MF. I miss the LG, her gentle counsel and the safe place she created.
Quite pleased to find one of my (former) aliases quoted repeatedly, even if what I wrote, and was feeling, seems so naive as to be embarassing these days. Brought back sweet memories of the first lady I fell for, now retired and lost to me. No real revelations, though - I suppose that is to be expected since I spent a lot of time on TEH back in the day.
Like anything else, one gets out of it what one puts into it, no more or less, even if so many of us are not really aware of what we are bringing to the party. I guess that is part of the fantasy, the illusion we buy, for most.