2009.11.02 19:00 - a short chat and haikus

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Fox Monacular. The comments are by Fox Monacular.


    I came for a very short time to grab the log because of the family gathering in progress... We had a chat with Doug, and then we left.

    doug Sosa: evening.. (if it is evening)
    Fox Monacular: evening, indeed:)
    Fox Monacular: I cant stay for long... family gathering in progress
    Fox Monacular: how are you tonight? (if it's night:)
    doug Sosa: i am just off a plane so me too!
    Fox Monacular: where have you been (or have arrived)?
    doug Sosa: honolulu now home sonoma county
    Fox Monacular: have you seen Pila?
    doug Sosa: no, i just coultn't get the free time to go. really anted to.
    doug Sosa: anted=wanted
    Fox Monacular: oh, have
    Fox Monacular: have you met before?
    doug Sosa: only here in fantasy land.
    Fox Monacular: :)
    doug Sosa: remind me whee you live?
    Fox Monacular: Montreal
    doug Sosa: ah right i remember that conversation.
    Fox Monacular: but i;m originally from Moscow
    doug Sosa: da?
    Fox Monacular: da:)
    doug Sosa: ochen xorosho (sp)
    Fox Monacular: have you studied russian?
    doug Sosa: Did you see the very excellent article in the guardian by Gorbahev?
    Fox Monacular: spelling doesnt count - we have a dofferent alphabet
    Fox Monacular: no, i didnt
    doug Sosa: Yes, in grad school a bit, many years tamu nazad (ugh).
    Fox Monacular: davno?
    doug Sosa: i had to take some language so i thought russian woul d be intresting. very glad i did, it has a different spirit to it.
    Fox Monacular: nice:)
    doug Sosa: davno = how long? gde Berkeley. 1963
    doug Sosa: You should read the gorbachev. i'd love to know your feeling about it. Let's see if i can easily get the URL.
    Fox Monacular: interesting, i'd like to read it
    Fox Monacular: in the guardian you say?
    doug Sosa: This was truly a new conservatism. “In economic and social policy, it feels no lingering hostility to the welfare state, nor does it accept it resignedly, as a necessary evil,” Kristol wrote in Reflections of a Neoconservative. His ideology sought not to “dismantle the welfare state in the name of free-market economics but rather to reshayes. i've got it.
    Fox Monacular: sorry, doug, I have to leave now, but I hope we can talk more one of these evenings:)
    doug Sosa: oops, all that was just a wrong paste. forget it.
    Fox Monacular: :)
    doug Sosa: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...is-perestroika
    Fox Monacular: thanks:)
    doug Sosa: great, your reactions later!
    Fox Monacular: see you soon (I hope)
    doug Sosa: yes. bye.
    Fox Monacular: good night


    stevenaia Michinaga: hello
    Eden Haiku: Hi!
    stevenaia Michinaga: are you here for the meeting?
    Eden Haiku: Yes, I juts arrived. I think it was at 7 p.m.
    stevenaia Michinaga: I don't think we have met
    stevenaia Michinaga: have you been here before
    Eden Haiku: No, I came for the fisrt time at 1 p.m. today, I have seen your name on chat logs I beleive.
    stevenaia Michinaga: awww, you read the logs...
    Eden Haiku: I just browse quickly through some...
    stevenaia Michinaga: typically there is someone here to post these logs, tonight is no my night
    stevenaia Michinaga: not
    stevenaia Michinaga: how was your 1st experience with the meetings?
    Eden Haiku: Well as long as the fountain becomes misty...;-)
    stevenaia Michinaga: it;s an interesting group of people
    Eden Haiku: maybe there was no one at 7 so the guardian left...I suppose.
    stevenaia Michinaga: seems a bit much for two, I turned it down
    stevenaia Michinaga: (the fountain)
    Eden Haiku: Yes, I liked it very much this afternoon.
    Eden Haiku: Oh, so when do we know it is time to satrt the 9-second PaB ?;-)
    stevenaia Michinaga: the bell chimes every 15 minutes for 90 seconds
    stevenaia Michinaga: 9 seconds is a great place to start though
    Eden Haiku: Ok, thanks, 90 seconds is more likely. Ther say 9 second on the logs...
    stevenaia Michinaga: the shift in perspective is wonderfully refreshing
    Eden Haiku: On the wiki I mean,,,
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes
    stevenaia Michinaga: sometimes 9 seconds is to long and 90 seconds is not enough
    Eden Haiku: ;-) I like the sound of crickets...
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, they are here somewhere
    stevenaia Michinaga: and birds
    Eden Haiku: Nice ;-)
    stevenaia Michinaga: how did you come across this group?
    Eden Haiku: I went to Kira café for the happy hour. They were discussing...
    Eden Haiku: Same experience as the previous times: I experienced a mudra, this time, my hands open as if suspended in mi-dair in front of mys creen, breathing ;-)
    stevenaia Michinaga: mudra?
    stevenaia Michinaga: is that with out moving?
    Eden Haiku: Back to your uqestion. I did not like the discussion so I left the café, flew around, klanded on some lawn, visited a house there.
    Eden Haiku: Back to the mudra: in the beginning, without moving, than hands closing slowly in mid-air...
    Eden Haiku: back to the question: leaving the house, there was this blond man I had seen at the Kira Café. Storm. He welcomed me to PaB Village,
    stevenaia Michinaga: some people keep blogs of their 9 second experiences
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, Storm is nice
    Eden Haiku: I plan to write haïkus on my experiences here,.
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Eden Haiku: I remember reading on PaB and followed him to this place. I really enjoyed it. You have been attending for a while I gather?
    stevenaia Michinaga: I am not much of a writer, but yes, I have been hare amost since it bagan
    stevenaia Michinaga: here
    stevenaia Michinaga: not much of a typist either
    Eden Haiku: it began many years ago I think?
    stevenaia Michinaga: April 1st 2008
    Eden Haiku: I am a very poor typist, don't worry. Do they care for the recording. Cause we are on record I think?
    stevenaia Michinaga: I first strated attending in MAy
    stevenaia Michinaga: no
    Eden Haiku: Wow, you are very ancient in PaB. I am honored...
    stevenaia Michinaga: I sometimes do a qick spellcheck when I post logs
    stevenaia Michinaga: the pleasure is mine, it can be that comfortable here
    Eden Haiku: I think this is a great project, PaB, I am really pleased I found it. I enjoyed very much Burning Life, did you attend?
    stevenaia Michinaga: there are assigned prople for each session, I jsut check and my friend Fox who is also from Mntreal has already claimed the log for posting when we leave
    stevenaia Michinaga: I attended many of the "exhibits" there
    Eden Haiku: What does it mean:« claimed the log for posting»?
    stevenaia Michinaga: the log are recorded
    Eden Haiku: I liked Filaments of Light the best. Did you get the beautiful wings they gave out there?
    stevenaia Michinaga: it is the person assigned (the host or "guardian") to claim the log and them post it to the Wiki after the conversation has ended
    Eden Haiku: Oh I see, thanks. I never met people from Montreal yet in SL. Your friend Fox is. Where are you from?
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, she is the one who claimed the log before you arrived
    stevenaia Michinaga: I am from Pennsylvania
    Eden Haiku: There was a woman from Pennsylvania this after...noon. City of brotherly love...
    stevenaia Michinaga: and Phillies
    Eden Haiku: ;-))) The mist was back... Thanks!
    stevenaia Michinaga: not my doing :)
    Eden Haiku: Oh...
    stevenaia Michinaga: there are some scripters who create those miracles
    Eden Haiku: Gardenias sweetening the night
    stevenaia Michinaga: this is quite a diverse group of regulars from all over the world
    Eden Haiku: Miracles scripted as a mist
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, the wonders of SL
    stevenaia Michinaga: and programers
    Eden Haiku: Seven p.m. SLT at PaB a Monday nite
    Eden Haiku: There were people from UK, IOreland and Germany also this afternoon. But Europeans are sleeping now...
    stevenaia Michinaga: sometimes makes for a quiet evening
    Eden Haiku: Yes,I like it.
    stevenaia Michinaga: I am usually here Wednesday and Sunday evenings, my regular times
    stevenaia Michinaga: but it's always noce that you can never be more than 6 hours away from a PaB meeting
    Eden Haiku: Next Wedmesday, I am reading my first SL poem at the Norvern Monkey. It is called« Prone to lag» ;-)
    stevenaia Michinaga: a well known subject in SL
    Eden Haiku: Yes...
    stevenaia Michinaga: we haven;t had many poets in our group, a new perspective on reality is always interesting
    Eden Haiku: The funny thing with my name is that I'n not too good with haîkus. It will be a learning experience;-)
    stevenaia Michinaga: then having a new task with a new form of experience should be a perfect fit
    stevenaia Michinaga: have you meditated before?
    Eden Haiku: Yes... What is your work in RL?
    Eden Haiku: Yes, I have been living in an ashram in India for a few years.
    stevenaia Michinaga: it's in my profile
    stevenaia Michinaga: I am an architect
    Eden Haiku: Oh yes, sorry, I was still checking your groups...;-) An architect...yes, interesting.
    stevenaia Michinaga: Although this group is non-denominational, there have been some schedules presentations on Hinduism recently
    Eden Haiku: Oh, y
    Eden Haiku: Something came up during the silence. A smell.
    Eden Haiku: The candle I lighted from my deceased mother. Today is the Day of rge Deads in catholic church.
    stevenaia Michinaga: hmmm, nice, I usually see transformative vivid images
    Eden Haiku: I had the feeling my mother was here, sitting with us in this virtual cicrle.
    Eden Haiku: What kind of images?
    stevenaia Michinaga: usually images of motion from here to there, my most profound was from underwater to above and clarity
    stevenaia Michinaga: the coudy place to a place of clarity
    stevenaia Michinaga: cloudy
    Eden Haiku: Did it corresponded to some experience in RL ? Of a transformation, a breakthrough?
    stevenaia Michinaga: no , it actually related nicely to PaB
    stevenaia Michinaga: a journey
    Eden Haiku: Must be something to have been in this experince for many months, more than a year. My mom died on May 9 2008. You started this in May 2008.
    Eden Haiku: And here I am today on the Days of the Deads, remembreing her, feeling her presence.
    stevenaia Michinaga: I was to cemetary too on sunday, we unvail headstones a year after the death of relatives with a smal cerimony
    stevenaia Michinaga: the fall is that time of year for many religions
    Eden Haiku: Yes, Dios de Muertos in Mexico. Mexicans do understand things about death...
    stevenaia Michinaga: some wonderful art has come from that holiday
    Eden Haiku: The Catarina?
    stevenaia Michinaga: not familiar with the term
    Eden Haiku: A famous painting by a Mexican painter I don,t remember the name of. Ribera used her too: a skeletton with a hjat. I am sure you have seen her.
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes
    Eden Haiku: This garden is very beautiful.
    Eden Haiku: I did not notice the gardenias this afternoon.
    stevenaia Michinaga: most of this is Storm's creation
    stevenaia Michinaga: well I enjoyed the evening but I must go, a pleasure meeting you and hope to see you again
    stevenaia Michinaga: I would be interested to hear of your time in India sometime
    Eden Haiku: It was nice meeting you too...See you some other time Steve.
    Eden Haiku: yes, with pleasure,
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: Bye Fox,.... who will be reading the log
    Eden Haiku: Sweet dreams!

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