2010.05.14 19:00 - Fresh (on the) Air

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Calvino Rabeni. The lack of comments is by Calvino Rabeni.

    Calvino Rabeni: Hi, how are you, stevenaia?
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello, I am good, thanks
    stevenaia Michinaga: how was your week?
    Calvino Rabeni: It was good - winter has passed into summer almost
    Calvino Rabeni: Tuesday night it was near freezing - last night it was comfortable to roam in shorts and T-shirt at midnight
    stevenaia Michinaga: my cat seems to be joining me more often at these sessions, relaxing between me and my laptop with his head on my arm
    Calvino Rabeni: Sounds cosy!
    stevenaia Michinaga: wonders if he senses how relaxing all this is
    Calvino Rabeni: I think, animals sense that - relaxation, or sometimes, expectation - where the interest is
    Calvino Rabeni: where something might happen if you wait for it
    Calvino Rabeni: I think cats tune into that
    Calvino Rabeni: instinctually - maybe - something tasty could show up :)
    Calvino Rabeni: My last cat would catch bats somehow - mostly by knowing where to wait I think
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, licking his fur and my arm
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: cats are a good example of doing by not doing
    stevenaia Michinaga: have bats come to them
    Calvino Rabeni: It works with people too - if one waits around by a lake, after a while, things come
    Calvino Rabeni: Today it was fish and a bird that swims underwater
    Calvino Rabeni: The animals know us, better than we know ourselves - except maybe in a scientific sense
    stevenaia Michinaga: much to be learned by waiting
    stevenaia Michinaga: speaks to patience
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes, waiting, watching, with a feeling of what happens
    stevenaia Michinaga: or without any anticipation
    Calvino Rabeni: I think- "expect the unexpected" is an apt slogan
    Calvino Rabeni: Alertness
    Calvino Rabeni: Just don't know or expect what manner of thing may appear
    stevenaia Michinaga: the cat sleeps
    Calvino Rabeni: but a kind of "soft gaze" of awareness
    Calvino Rabeni: Even if the cat appears to be asleep, it is likely registering a lot of its environment
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Swirly
    stevenaia Michinaga: feel free to join us
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: ty, what does "on air" imply?
    stevenaia Michinaga: we record our conversations here
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: oh, lol
    stevenaia Michinaga: post them on the groups Wiki
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: nice
    stevenaia Michinaga: is it ok if we include your comments
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: surely
    stevenaia Michinaga: I gave you a short intoduction to our group
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: got it, ty
    stevenaia Michinaga: thank you
    stevenaia Michinaga: we are a non-denominational group exploring the nature of reality (the short introduction) :)
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: short intro, but a big idea
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, we have been meeting 4x a day for over two years
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: i hope i haven't interrupted, please continue with the meeting
    stevenaia Michinaga: I think we are scratching the surface
    Calvino Rabeni: We were just chatting a bit - there is no agenda of topics
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: ok, thank you steven
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: hello, calvino
    Calvino Rabeni: Good to meet you, Swirlyfoot
    stevenaia Michinaga: not, not interrupting at all, out topic was my cat and his perception of calm
    stevenaia Michinaga: how did you happen by?
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: random search for places to meet people of faith
    stevenaia Michinaga: smiles
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: lol, well sl have to be for more than sex and vampires right?
    stevenaia Michinaga: we do touch on many fairths here
    Calvino Rabeni: surely so
    Calvino Rabeni: about vampires i meant
    stevenaia Michinaga: I always thought sex was more appropriate for RL, and Vampires, well I'm just not sure
    stevenaia Michinaga: movies and books
    stevenaia Michinaga: perhaps
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: lol, yeah
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: coincidentally, i've been trying to learn to circular with my didge, but not having much success
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: *circular breath
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: saw the didge mentioned in your profile, lol
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, it takes time and applicable to many thing
    stevenaia Michinaga: I learned from a cassette tape tutorial (remember those)
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: nice, i've been trying with youtube
    stevenaia Michinaga: I heard in Youtube, that it diminishing snoring, something I am told I need to do
    Calvino Rabeni: a friend mastered that breathing but it took a while
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: sorry, was afk for a moment
    stevenaia Michinaga: if you read the notecard, we talk a break every 15 minutes for a "mini-meditation, , it used to be 9 seconds, but we do it for 90 seconds now
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: gotcha
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Lucinda
    Lucinda Lavender: oops
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse grins
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: hello, lucinda
    Lucinda Lavender: Hello...
    Calvino Rabeni: hi cinda
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Cal
    Lucinda Lavender: How is the evening here?
    stevenaia Michinaga: a lovely ending to the week
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Calvino Rabeni: hi cinda - it is a perfect spring here now
    Lucinda Lavender: Ah! it is here in Seattle too.
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: DC is stormy & humid tonight
    stevenaia Michinaga: I must leave, but Swirly, we meet at 1:00 and 7:00, AM and PM SLT every day, feel free to join us again, there are different people at the various meetings
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: ty
    stevenaia Michinaga: night Cal, Lucinda
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: i'll step our of the ring and make a lm before i go
    Lucinda Lavender: night Steve.
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: peace, my new friend
    Calvino Rabeni: bye steve
    Lucinda Lavender: I am having a moment of shock...to some degree.
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: ?
    Calvino Rabeni: ?
    Lucinda Lavender: Some one I know has sort of chosen to go on strike as it were.
    Lucinda Lavender: A parent... at my school
    Lucinda Lavender: she has rather valiently chosen to go sustainable for the last year and a half.
    Lucinda Lavender: It is most amazing really...
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: she's striking against something or someone?
    Lucinda Lavender: if you are interested in the story tho I will put her link up.
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: surely
    Lucinda Lavender: The super human level of work that she has tried to accomplish
    Lucinda Lavender: while bring up kids etc
    Calvino Rabeni: What was the surprising thing to you - you used the word shock?
    Lucinda Lavender: She has deit is hard to explain...but she has reached meltdown stage...
    Calvino Rabeni: deit? diet?
    Calvino Rabeni: Took on a big campaign with little help?
    Lucinda Lavender: sustainableeats.com is her address and I am having trouble moving it in here to 2L
    Lucinda Lavender: Deits was a mistake...
    Lucinda Lavender: sustainableats.com
    Lucinda Lavender: yes...and I feel so struck by the story.
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: http://www.sustainableeats.com/
    Lucinda Lavender: yes that is it...
    Calvino Rabeni: thanks
    Lucinda Lavender: thanks Swirlyfoot (I love your name)
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: lol, ty
    Calvino Rabeni: Sure I admire certain names - that's a good one
    Lucinda Lavender: I am so excited I can hardly type
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: it's from a memorable moment a bunch of years ago
    Lucinda Lavender: She gave up stores...
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: i've used it in several ways before sl
    Lucinda Lavender: Is this your first excursion into PaB?
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: yes
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: lol, i understand her desires... with three boys i have to say there isn't a way to keep them all happy, sustainable or not, lol
    Lucinda Lavender: Yes!
    Lucinda Lavender: I remember times when it was not easy with young kids too
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: tell me about "student of color work" please
    Lucinda Lavender: Ah! I studied dreaming and symbolism of color with a woman named Connie Kaplan for some years.
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: coolness
    Lucinda Lavender: Dreams were the way I was introduced to her. Attending her workshop
    Lucinda Lavender: There were many helpful ideas about dreaming...and then she expanded her work to include color
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: nice, i paint and have always enjoyed the work of arists with vivid color or new explorations of color
    Lucinda Lavender: I have participated in a ceremonial form called dream circle for a while now.
    Lucinda Lavender: I see.
    Calvino Rabeni: Calvino Rabeni was thinking - tell me about Yamaha Scooter, please :) ... then I realized you both have "dream" in your profiles. :)
    Lucinda Lavender: ?
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse is observing the silence
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse smiles
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: i ride a yamaha vino 50cc scooter as my daily drive... couldn't afford something bigger like a hybrid!
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: but i did get to test drive a GM hydrogren truck last year for about six weeks... that was awesome
    Calvino Rabeni: I was in asia recently - since small bikes are so popular there is a great selection
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: i love my yamaha! 4 yrs, 5,500 miles, zero troubles
    Calvino Rabeni: I was coveting a 135cc automatic yamaha scooter
    Calvino Rabeni: but it is not sold in the USA
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: lol, aound here a 50cc is considered a motorized bicycle... can park it on the sidewalk!
    Calvino Rabeni: Countries with good weather are great for that
    Calvino Rabeni: I have a 50cc too, right, parks anywhere
    Calvino Rabeni: In fact, it's safer for it there
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse holds two thumbs way up!
    Calvino Rabeni: I often put it by the bike rack
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Calvino Rabeni: on the street it got bumped over a couple times - cars couldn't quite see it
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: i'm off for the night!
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: wonderful to meet you both
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: all peace to ya!
    Swirlyfoot Lighthouse: i'll drop back by again sometime
    Calvino Rabeni: Thanks for joining in - stop by another time :)
    Lucinda Lavender: great to meet you too. take care...
    Calvino Rabeni: Actually I must go also
    Lucinda Lavender: me too...
    Calvino Rabeni: Well then it's unanimous :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Be well, talk to you later
    Lucinda Lavender: yes... later.
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