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Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
(Swedish proverb)
Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
(Sicilian proverb)
Your friend is that man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
(Elbert Hubbard)
You can always tell a real friend; when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
(Laurence J. Peter)
Friends are family you choose for yourself.

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2nd August, 2005
I am truly learning about the importance of eating plenty of sweet, ripe fruit. Last Saturday we bought a new type of mandarines. They are large, very sweet, juicy, and sometimes a sweet jelly forms inside them. Then, on Sunday, as a treat for my upcoming birhtday,
Luke bouhgt a large box (11kg) of black, sweet, seeded grapes, my absolutely favourite. I searched for their name on the Internet, and I think it is "Concord". Very aromatic, sweet and tasty. I discovered what a difference it made, having plenty of sweet fruit around. I am enjoying eating the mandarines and grapes immensly, I feel completely satisfied, alive, and I think that this is exactly what I needed. I have been recently craving persimmons, which are very expensive here ($1.90 per piece!), I bought a few, but I could easily eat a dozen. What was really happening, I was craving ripe, sweet fruit.  Yes, at some stage of raw-food experience, it is possible that one might crave simply sweet fruit. Back to the human origins, isn't it?

12nd August, 2005
I have been raw for 2 years, for about a month now. About a week ago I had my 42nd birthday as well. I celebrated with my family, at home. My birthday cake was half a watermelon, with candles on top, naturally. After the cake, I enjoyed a salad, and watched home movies with Luke, Julia and Odys. For my birthday present, Luke made me a pink-red jumpsuit, great for cold wintery days in Hobart. Aren't I lucky!

When I have some more time on my hands, I will do some work on the website. Like changing bmp files to jpg files, adding some more tips, and perhaps uploading a short movie about our raw lifestyle. Plenty of plans, I just need some time for all that.


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