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Offline Marmar

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This has all been wonderful.....
« on: January 08, 2019, 11:37:13 AM »
...but now Im on my way.

So...I had a real long think about my life situation as of late, and after 27 years, 290 shows, the Albany show this past tour was my final Phish show. I still love what they are doing and the direction they are going, I can just no longer subject myself to a situation that is unhealthy to me. My priorities have shifted to where I need to put all my focus on ME. I just recently was hospitalized again, and I can no longer risk my physical and mental well-being by putting myself in a situation that is undoubtedly unhealthy for me.

I will still be staying involved in the community as much as time will allow, but it is no longer a top priority at this stage in my life. Love you folks and all the love and light you have brought into my life during its darkest and happiest times.

Arty
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Re: This has all been wonderful.....
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 11:54:26 AM »
You gotta do what's best for your health and well-being, Arty. I wish you the best of luck.
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Re: This has all been wonderful.....
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 11:57:52 AM »
You gotta do what's best for your health and well-being, Arty. I wish you the best of luck.

This, man. If you find yourself in a place where you can come back clean and ready to do it healthy-like, you will always be welcomed with open arms. But you gotta look out for you first.
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Re: This has all been wonderful.....
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 11:58:33 AM »
Wish you the best of luck on your journey!
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Re: This has all been wonderful.....
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 12:02:21 PM »
Self reflection and awareness can and will do wonders. Always gotta take care of number one first. Thanks for all you have done and continue to do.
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Re: This has all been wonderful.....
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2019, 12:09:59 PM »
Good luck Mar, we're here whenever you want to vent or need a shoulder to lean on.
Instead of having to plan and save for your next vacation, why not work on creating a life you don't feel the need to escape from...

I suspect putin and trump have something to do with this
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Re: This has all been wonderful.....
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2019, 12:30:44 PM »
I know you are an asset to the phish community and I hope the best for you.  Thanks for being the mar.
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Re: This has all been wonderful.....
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2019, 12:35:39 PM »
Good luck Arty, and you know where to find us if you need us.
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Re: This has all been wonderful.....
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2019, 12:51:33 PM »
Take care Mar. And thank you for all things :phish: you have shared.
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Re: This has all been wonderful.....
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2019, 01:07:50 PM »
Sounds like a wise decision
All the best
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Re: This has all been wonderful.....
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2019, 01:14:41 PM »
Like I said....Im still gonna drop tha bombs on you folks from time to time....I am just done with the time/effort/resources of trying to fit my life around going to see them. Ive had a good run, I just feel that my race has been run. Its super unhealthy for me to live for the next show...and everything that has to offer.

« Last Edit: January 08, 2019, 01:22:39 PM by Marmar »
Who's the Marmar? I'm the Marmar!!!

If John Medeski was my church organist I would NEVER miss a Sunday....

Phish doesn't write beautiful music...the beautiful music happens after the written parts.

"If you don't like what you're doing, you can always pick up your needle and move to another groove." - Dr. Timothy Leary

<gainesvillegreen> now, if they could get their sound to be as good as the lights, we'd have a band hee-yah!!

Music is what feelings sound like.

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Re: This has all been wonderful.....
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2019, 01:24:08 PM »
Hell yeah man! Much appreciated for the tunes and vids.
And 27 years/290 shows is a hell of a run, shit thats pretty much my life time.

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Re: This has all been wonderful.....
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2019, 02:12:51 PM »
Thanks for all you've done over the years for this community. Your contributions have always been greatly appreciated. Sometimes, we gotta make tough decisions though, and so mad respect for putting yourself and your situation first. Take care, and be easy bro.
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Re: This has all been wonderful.....
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2019, 05:26:32 PM »
Good luck Arty, and you know where to find us if you need us.

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Re: This has all been wonderful.....
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2019, 06:33:03 PM »
Hang in there and chin up.  You are well loved around these parts.