Random thoughts of a Richard Armitage fan on the fourth night of Chanukkah

The picture is possibly of two workers from the group’s Kältebus, which travels around the city, offering hot drinks and covers to people on the street, and offers to bring them to a shelter if that’s possible. There are roughly 11,000 homeless there, and Berlin can be ridiculously cold and windy in the winter. And I’m highly delighted that someone is feeding the hungry. The Berliner Stadtmission has a good rep in the city as far as I remember, also for its support for refugees. I was just reading about their history — I knew about the part of it that had to do with the Bekennende Kirche, not that Adolf von Stoecker was its founder! That was kind of shocking.

If you would like to donate to the Berliner Stadtmission, you can do so here (PayPal is a possibility for non-Germans, or there are codes there for international money transfers as well).

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I’m annoyed because my Hannibal DVD with Richard Armitage’s commentary has been delivered, but has not made it to my office. Grrr. That is what I wanted to be doing tonight — listening to Armitage speak. Oh well.

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Move approaching. Party and gift from my department yesterday — it was really moving. Goodbye Sabbath dinner with the Peskies last Friday already. Several more goodbye beers scheduled for the next week. No emo is my motto. Grateful for understanding friends.

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I just want to sleep all the time. I haven’t felt this silent in a long time. I wanted to write about what I’m doing next but I just lack the energy to put the words on paper tonight.

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Here is a picture of Richard Armitage.

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~ by Servetus on December 10, 2015.

13 Responses to “Random thoughts of a Richard Armitage fan on the fourth night of Chanukkah”

  1. An RA photo speaks for itself. Write when you’re ready. We’ll be here. Cheers, Serv.

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  2. Hugs to you . Write when you are ready but a hello or a pic now and then is reassuring to all your readers.

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  3. With all those things going on, work wrapping up, house emptied, good-byes to be said, I am not surprised that you do not have the strength to write about all the emotions that must be building up inside you. Hope you enjoy the farewells – and then eventually get to write. I’m with you in spirit!

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  4. Take your time, do what you need to do, find some time to rest here and there, we’re not going anywhere. Love that RA picture!

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  5. Love to see the crew of Berlin Station is finding a way to make a difference. ..when we all walk around with eyes and hearts open, it is amazing how far a little bit can go. Give from whatever you can….
    As to your “silence” and “need to sleep”, allow your body to do what it needs to in order to process through this (yet another) transition! Be kind to yourself! You have had a run of life-changing events that require time to adjust from.
    It stinks to not have your DVD, when a fan needs the voice, A FAN NEEDS THE VOICE! Pity on the mail person at your office… the scorn and wrath of a woman who has been denied her RA voice fix…hell hath not seen such fury.🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
    Raise a beer to the understanding friends, and heck, another one for the picture, because every picture of Richard’s is worth a toast!
    Take care, Serv….thanks for posting whenever you can.

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  6. La notion de prosélytisme sous entendue derrière les démarches humanitaires de certaines congrégations religieuses sera toujours + ou – une question de débat . Mais, à cause de cela , il ne faut pas renier et condamner leur travail de fond . Il est indéniablement utile , quand tant de personnes et responsables légaux restent insensibles ou incapables de couvrir tous les besoins fondamentaux actuellement nécessaires .
    Les périodes de fêtes de fin d’année sont là pour nous interroger personnellement et collectivement . Aucun effort n’est vain , cf: l’effet papillon .
    Merci à vous SERV gardez vos forces pour des messages utiles comme celui là . Le 13 décembre est la Sainte Lucie , qui fête la lumière et le retour à des jours plus longs dans l’hémisphère nord . Gardez courage !
    Merci aux remarques judicieuses du fandom .

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  7. Oh, don’t worry about posting, there will be time and peace for that later on i am sure and the ideas stay 🙂 Now you have a lot of doing to do and it must take all your energy. Hope the goodbyes are not making you too sad, big hugs for the changes and all the things that need doing and looking forward to your next adventure 🙂 x

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  8. I have personally found when feeling overwhelmed, I never look at the big picture, I look at one section at a time and accomplish that then move on to the next and it is easier on the mind and emotions and before you are aware it is done and you do not feel quite as wiped out. Changes are tough, take a deep breath, know you are strong and move forward a step at a time, no running. Best of the best to you.

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  9. Hugs as you make the transition to the next phase of your life! Glad that you had a nice send off from work. Time to rest, when you can with your move looming. Holiday Cheers!

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  10. Thanks for all the supportive comments. I feel like I am wearing you guys out at the moment, although I am grateful for every one. I hope you’re enjoying “the season.”

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  11. […] and local institutions have done and said horrid things not just in the distant past (cf. Richard Armitage’s visit to and support for the Berliner Stadtmission, whose founder was a notorious nineteeth-century anti-Semite; the organization redressed this […]

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  12. […] 2014, Richard Armitage did something nice on the fourth night of Chanukkah (or maybe the third day). In […]

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