welcome to the board!
myself, i AM the "whiter shade of pale" and it's borrrring. i burn like a lobster in 2 minutes.
this thread reminds me of a story. there was years ago a really beautiful, black sister at my hall, i loved her singing voice. sometimes i'd catch her looking at me strangely out of the corner of my eye and i wondered what that was about. well, anyway, one day at the meeting i was wearing this frilly blouse and a hat and after the prayer ends she just rushes up to me and she says "oh if i touch your face will you be offended? i just have to feel your skin." I giggled and put her hand on my face and she said "you look just like a porcelain doll!" LOL she said she had wanted to tell me that for a long time but worried i might be offended. i had no idea she thought that when she was looking at me lol.
i had always marveled how lovely she was too and told her so, (she had a VERY handsome son too i might add! i mean *whew*! shameless flirt, that guy LOL) and it was a very sweet moment. i still smile remembering it. wonder whatever happened to her. i heard the son left the jw's, hope its true.
suddenly i'm humming "people are people" depeche mode...there needs to be more love in the world for humanity in general these days, i think...
why can't i make the highlighting go away...
p.s. hey guys...does it make you shiver when newbies use the term "in the truth" in a sentence like our newbie did? i hear it from my mom all the time, but to see it here, man, it still blows me away every time.