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posted by: soulsought (reply)
post date: 01.14.08 (10:35 am)
I hope none of this is new to you. I've known the Bronx born Hungarian orphan about as long as you, and am well qualified to confirm everything you've reported above.
I too didn't shred my trash, and in the 80s Michael found my parents' address in the trash, threatening to send them photos of me nude sunbathing on the roof. I laughed it off, telling him a man of his intellectual sophistication and theatre experience can certainly find more interesting uses of his fact-finding skills.
It is sad that like all of us to an extent, he has a difficult time not taking life's blows personally.
Mr. B. is mad at me. When our other neighbor Richard moved to Chelsea, Manhattan in '94 and I moved to Philly in '96, we sincerely wanted to arrange a big apple trip visit for Mr. B.
It never happened, and MB is pissed at me for "broken promises". Well, it's just one of those things. Both Rich and I were beset with burying our mothers and grief. Richard in the interim went broke, and I couldn't extend help because I was dealing with health issues, which luckily seem to have subsided.
Mr. B. would be the first to tell us in his 15 year elder status to you (he's 73, born Capricorn '35) and 18 to me (there's a half missing, I'm 54) not to take things personally. But he evidences a difficulty realizing that the world doesn't revolve around him either.
At this point in his life with limited social alternatives, his nihilistic atheism offers him no refuge from a chaotic world. His best bet would be to find a network of support in some faith circle, regardless of how truly devoted to it he may be.
posted by: ZekeBlog (reply)
post date: 01.14.08 (8:35 pm)
Holy mac-ackeral! Thanks for the enlightening feedback. My friend Peggy will benefit much by your affirmation re. Betza. Your succinct comment adds proof of my veracity regarding ALL my warnings to her about various skunks who dwell at 2306!
Carl's such a TOXIC soul, perhaps all the grief and trials shared by Richard and yourself, were simply due to even THINKING about Betza's tentative visit! I mean, there's little GOOD in a person who constantly plot's my demise, by gossiping to emotionally disturbed residents and vagabonds. You were both SPARED his miserable presence. There is a Goddess!