Hello all,

Quote Originally Posted by islandfinn View Post
Dr Yes - great capturing, visually and verbally, of the isolation

tee - very useful questions - I almost think we should start a thread for newbies and have this as the advice for looking at ME/CFS orgs

I found the source of the site's name, stonebird, inspiring - it took me over a year after first getting sick to have more belief than disbelief in this.

The Stone Bird
The Stonebird represents the idea that you don't have to do anything to be of beauty and value in the world. Even if you cannot move, even if you cannot communicate, even if you cannot think, still you are precious and your presence matters.

Her poetry is very good and I quoted his very good and useful 101 reasons here;

-- https://maartensz.org/log/2010/NL...Good%20Reasons

Two very remarkable and talented persons!

Best regards,


P.S. Here is some more poetry, that I used as a header in my own C.V./partial autobio (in Dutch, on my site):



"Ah me! alas, pain, pain ever, forever!

No change, no pause, no hope! Yet I endure.
I ask the Earth, have not the mountains felt?
I ask yon Heaven, the all-beholding Sun,
Has it not seen? The Sea, in storm or calm,
Heaven's ever-changing Shadow, spread below,
Have its deaf waves not heard my agony?
Ah me! alas, pain, pain ever, forever!"

(Shelley, "Prometheus Unbound")