Stop the abuse, Start the healing!
Thank you for visiting the Anura
the white flame is gone and the bare hearth is cold
and even the photographs of our youth grow old
take care of Ila's memory, April, and preserve the sacred flame
davy the fat boy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
hamilton, ontario canada - Friday, February 11, 2000 at 13:04:08 (PST)
I'm very sorry about your loss of Ila especially under such questionable circumstances. Thank you for your excellent words of advice re vet visits, I think everyone who reads your account of what happened will be more 'proactive' in future and insist on knowing what the proposed course of action is, why this treatment, if there are side effects and are there alternatives. If I ever have to go to a 'new' vet, I will speak up on arrival. - I'm sorry Ila's life was cut short but happy she had her time with someone who loved her.
Sydney, Australia - Tuesday, February 08, 2000 at 20:18:38 (PST)
May the strength, love, and friendship that you gained from Ila live on in you. May it reach out and inspire others as much as she inspired you. And may the healing that she offered you reach out through you and touch many others.
Cambridge, ON Canada - Monday, February 07, 2000 at 20:04:57 (PST)
The shadows shrieked and the moon cast a gentle smile upon the womb, and as it gave birth, a magnificent form emerged. The fair folk knew the shining brow had arrived. Existence is in the memory. My love to the White Flame and to April.
Shawn Briar McLean <email@example.com>
Dundas, ON Canada - Wednesday, February 02, 2000 at 20:34:06 (PST)
Thank you for sharing the images of Ila. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. She is a symbol of strength and peace. The messages on your website are certainly powerful and guiding to all who encounter them. Excellent work!
Hamilton, ON Canada - Wednesday, February 02, 2000 at 20:33:18 (PST)
- Wednesday, February 02, 2000 at 04:53:13 (PST)
Thank you for sharing your website, April. I was sorry to hear of Ila's untimely death, and hope you will one day welcome another cat into your life. That was an interesting story about how you came to have Ila in your life. I've never heard of anyone abandoning a cat with a cat-sitter before, but at least Sarah left Ila with a loving responsible person. I'm glad Ila had a person like you to take her in and care for her for the rest of her life.
- Tuesday, February 01, 2000 at 10:01:50 (PST)
We are very sorry for your loss.
These things have a way of strengthening us in the end. I hope you find this strength in your time of need and in the future.
Take good care.
Kevin, Wendy, Alanna, Chadd, and Mathew
Kevin & Wendy
BC CDN - Tuesday, February 01, 2000 at 09:41:46 (PST)
so sorry for your loss april. keep up the good work, spirit and writing
- Tuesday, February 01, 2000 at 05:11:02 (PST)
What a great site! I know you loved Ila very much and I am so sorry that this happened. You are doing a wonderful service making others aware and I know Ila is smiling down and loving you for it.
Jennifer "CL-Jen2pete" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Laguna, CA USA - Monday, January 31, 2000 at 21:46:07 (PST)
Lovely website. So sorry you had to go through so much pain.
What a sad story. I am sorry for your losss.
CT - Monday, January 31, 2000 at 21:13:16 (PST)
SIMPLICITY IS A MOST BEAUTIFUL THING / FREE AND FLOWING /
UNENCUMBERED BY THE INTRICASIES MANKIND HAS WROUGHT /
A GIFT OF NATURE / PURE / UNCENSORED / BEAUTY AS BEAUTY
WAS MEANT / SIMPLICITY IS GENIUS / GENIUS IS BEAUTY /
BEAUTY IS NATURE / NATURE IS LIFE / OH HOW I LONG FOR THE
SIMPLE LIFE /////Greetings from The Ancient One. My
compliments on your site and your efforts to address such a serious issue. My name is Micheal. I am a psychic/poet/
student of life. Your efforts are commendable. I wish you good luck in all endeavors.
FOREVER IN PEACE
THE ANCIENT ONE <email@example.com>
hamilton, on canada - Monday, November 29, 1999 at 06:51:21 (PST)
My Dear April, It warms my heart and encourages my soul to know that there are people
like yourself who are working so hard to help others find and recover the dear precious
beings that they are. What a wonderful resource you have. God bless. you and your work.
Nancy Toran Harbin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Toronto, ON Canada - Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 19:07:16 (PDT)
April, you've done an excellent job on this very special and unique site! With
Anura I feel that you are giving people a holistic view of abuse in that you try to show
how all forms of abuse are related. And you do cover all forms: abuse of children,
of people by the medical establishment, of women, of us by society, of the Earth by humans
in general, and more. And then you bring it full circle by emphasizing the healing
journey for all of us, humans as well as all beings of the Earth, and the Earth itself.
That's why this site is so important!
Thank you, and keep up the excellent work, April!
Cambridge, ON - Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 17:31:19 (PDT)
Just to say after looking over the site, I think it's great that you're doing this and
I wish you the best. Alias does too! I'll let the other members know where to look!
Cliff - Alias <email@example.com>
Toronto, Ont Canada - Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 14:24:48 (PDT)
This is a great site. I am happy to see the strong words and feelings not being
oppressed. I identify with them and feel that the only way to heal the world is to expose
the truth. The ugly truth that people make you swallow while holding their ugly bible in
their hands and putting locks on their hearts. We should all do as much as April and her
partner have here. Thank you. I have not been sexually abused as a child but, please know
that some of us have come to these feelings in other ways and can support you entirely and
passionately. And perhaps I just don't have the memories yet.
I have used your site as a source of guidance. I am still in the anger phase of my
healing process. I am trying desperately to progress forward. I particularly liked reading
the poetry and the different feelings and the phases the poetry portrayed.
NC USA -
I like your web site. I too see the frog as an image of the healing process. We as
survivors of abuse transform from tadpoles to frogs, with all of the pain and stretching
in between. I just wanted to thank you for the gift of talking about abuse, so often
people are silent.
Houston, TX USA -
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