Hi Nancy, I'm going to assume that your posts have now appeared and that all is well in that regard. It was so lovely to connect with you and Dennis on another thread.
I just wanted to say that for me a forum such as this can be a more effective way to communicate with each other than body to body. It allows me time to gather my thoughts and time to be sure that I am saying what I really want to say and a freedom from body based judgments both of myself and others (sigh!). Sometimes in groups I can feel terribly shy and unable to speak easily. Sometimes I say things off the top of my head that aren't what I really want to say.
That, my dear friend Allen, is why I am grateful for this spacious place in which to come forward and hopefully find others who may also sense the freedom to say what really matters to us that such a forum as this can provide.