touched by universal presence, i am. fraying at corners, soft and comforting in the middle. you have so surprised me, all of you, here & behind the scenes. i’ve had a glorious birthday, one to remember, one in a decade! i bow, i bow. i have drawn this-here patchworked note with love, and with many intervals. in general, we're feeling okay. and i’m not coming back yet. western european trees need budding first, me thinks. let's hope they do so soon. ♥

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  1. "… everything
    is wrapped silently in the snow’s winding sheet,
    I hear—long, doleful, blood-curdling—the howl of wolves
    invade you…"
    — Angelos Sikelianos, from “Dionysus Encradled,”




    dear woolf,
    take you're time.
    we'll still be here.


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  2. hope the celebration of you, of life and of time continues on - at your own pace.

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  3. my thoughts are with you now and then and i miss your(witty and/or beautiful) dc contributions and like you i'm waiting for the trees to bud,
    meanwhile i marvelled at your snow prints, your windows and doors and gates, and i wish you well, xx

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  4. It was our pleasure dear Nadine. You may be across the sea and far away but you are loved and admired. Thank goodness for fb and our little chats. xo Carole

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  5. A blessed Birthday wish to you Momma......Hugs!

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  6. so nice to hear it was a good one! let me add my very best birthday wishes and warm kisses and hugs from los angeles. stay in your hibernation for now little woolf and have some very sweet dreams!

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  7. ;^)))
    en ja
    eerst die knoppen open
    en dan....
    neem je tijd
    we zijn hier

    kus
    Patrice A.

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  8. Good to hear, that you're o.k. - Your letters by the way are phantastic and sniff much better than mine for your birthday, hope they did it anyways.
    Take care and many hugs to you, dearest Nadine.
    BarbaraBee

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  9. Dear woolfie I think about you and your art often. Love - sus

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  10. As I'm totally slow with letters - please don't miss my GIVEAWAY!
    Barbara

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  11. I hope this is the beginning of a fabulous year. Cheers!

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  12. Enjoy your time- life is precious - thinking of you :)

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  13. What a lovely thank you. So many beautiful sentiments. you are loved!

    Rachel

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  14. I didnt see this!!!!

    but glad I popped in to see if you were back its gorgeous!

    Glad to hear you are feeling rested

    Helen x

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  15. i hope you spend plenty of time drawing nadine. love your style :)

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  16. Hey, that´s fine
    and such a great drawing!
    x Stefanie

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  17. Hello Nadine, you WON!!!
    Time to make your final decision!
    Love + hugs
    Barbara

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  18. thank you too - wonderful painting! :)) mano

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  19. I hope your trees soon will be green:)

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  20. Un salut amical au passage ;)

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  21. you are so freaking talented! happy late birthday!
    sending you lots of love!
    jane

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  22. love to you!!!

    jane is so right, freaking talented!

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  23. Et moi toujours très heureux de te lire:)

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  24. hi n,
    a bow to you! and a q--
    sent a package some time ago,
    wonder if its high or lo,
    if it got to you??
    xo♡

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    1. it is definitely hi,
      yummmmmmmm!!!!!!!
      the smell alone, already...
      n♥

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  25. A big French hug... Have a nice week

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  26. Nadine - I'm looking forward to your return whenever that may be.

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