2010.05.18 07:00 - Plays

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Riddle Sideways. The comments are by Riddle Sideways.

    Commentary:  In recent emails, practices and sessions my favorite word 'Play' has been more and more featured.  Seemingly the most forgotten and misplaced of actions, motives, attitudes, position, viewpoint, etc., Play is what we are about.

    Note: The addendum is from thefreedictionary.com/play for completeness.  Might be interesting to use it as a checklist to see how many get covered.  How many do you cover.

    And so our play begins...

    Riddle Sideways: good ____, Yaku
    Riddle Sideways: :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hi
    Yakuzza Lethecus: how are you
    Riddle Sideways: on average... pretty good
    Riddle Sideways: that is always one of the hardest questions to answer
    Riddle Sideways: it is simple politeness for people to ask
    Riddle Sideways: trying to give an accurate answer is a mathimatical and judgemental challenge
    Yakuzza Lethecus: to feel good should we have something in mind that allows us to feel well or something that shouldn´t
    Riddle Sideways: either of the 3
    Riddle Sideways: "Da Blues" makes many people feel good
    Yakuzza Lethecus: yes giving a correct answer can lead into a debate you ight not wanr
    Yakuzza Lethecus: t
    Yakuzza Lethecus: so often its better to say iam fine
    Riddle Sideways: a puppy or kitten image makes us feel good sometimes
    Riddle Sideways: then again "nothing" in mind can be a very good feeling
    Yakuzza Lethecus: why don´t we carry our mental puppy representation through our whole life then
    Riddle Sideways: some think that would deminish the effect
    Yakuzza Lethecus: can an empty mind have a good feeling?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: or is it just tohave an offswitch for the internal loudspeaker
    Riddle Sideways: during the empty mind; probably no feeling
    Riddle Sideways: after empty mind a good feeling comes in
    Riddle Sideways: first
    Riddle Sideways: there is nothing
    Riddle Sideways: then there becomes something
    Riddle Sideways: and it is good
    Riddle Sideways: (usually replaced by, oh sh*t I am late)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: :-)
    Riddle Sideways: this is probably one of those good points to quote somebody
    Riddle Sideways: like 'Nostradormouse says..."
    Yakuzza Lethecus: doe
    Riddle Sideways: good morning, Sophia
    SophiaSharon Larnia: good morning!
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hey ssl
    Riddle Sideways: now, Yaku do not go silent like you sometimes do :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: just woke up, still wiping the sleepies from my eyes
    Riddle Sideways: ah, the slow wakeup morning
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :) how are you?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: :-)
    Riddle Sideways: hmmmmm, on the average = good
    Riddle Sideways: :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: a bit tired from work still
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Riddle Sideways: the Bell sounds
    Riddle Sideways: and like prize fighters we jump out of the gate
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Im not working at the moment and keep the day busy, wonder already what i did before :)
    Riddle Sideways: we charge into whatever
    SophiaSharon Larnia: grimaces at the image, is it really like that ^^
    Riddle Sideways: it is one thought
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh nooos im wasting time
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Riddle Sideways: this 15 minute gong sounds
    Riddle Sideways: we jump to take a deep breathe
    Riddle Sideways: and think a deep thought
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Riddle Sideways: oh, sometimes it is like that
    Riddle Sideways: the oh noooos I was napping
    Riddle Sideways: and now need to deep think
    Riddle Sideways: should quickly grab something, so I can drop it
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    Riddle Sideways: this "play" is soooo demanding
    SophiaSharon Larnia: giggles
    Yakuzza Lethecus: if dropping would always as easy as dropping an coffeecup
    SophiaSharon Larnia: soething turned on its axis Riddle when you said that... this play is so demanding hmmm
    SophiaSharon Larnia: something*
    Riddle Sideways: ah, the point is to turn our axis' for each other
    SophiaSharon Larnia: well, past experience has told me that dropping out of the play altogether doesnt help\
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :))
    Riddle Sideways: correct, droppnig out is not always answer
    Riddle Sideways: there is yet another direction to drop
    Riddle Sideways: have been dealing with, around, over, through, toward, etc. this word "Play"
    Riddle Sideways: for 2 years
    SophiaSharon Larnia: which is? the only thing i can think of at the moment is emotional
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes :)
    Riddle Sideways: "Play" seems the simplest of words
    Riddle Sideways: only 4-5 (or more) meanings
    Riddle Sideways has image of the lost boys from Peter Pan, not deciding on the next play
    SophiaSharon Larnia: not deciding on how the play goes... in someway this is necessary to live, no? for example, choosing a career path in advance
    Riddle Sideways: are we playing when we drop playing
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes i think so, as all of it is playing
    Riddle Sideways: playing the part given us ?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i feel that we are born to play, thats is why we are here, or embodied
    Riddle Sideways: making up our own part to play
    SophiaSharon Larnia: play as in experience
    Riddle Sideways: play as the puppet on strings
    SophiaSharon Larnia: it feels that way sometimes, but you can be untangled
    Riddle Sideways: you can become the puppeteer
    Riddle Sideways: you can be both
    SophiaSharon Larnia has no desire to be the pupputeer, unless of an energetic thing
    Riddle Sideways: wonder if throwing the ball is puppet strings to our puppy
    Yakuzza Lethecus: we can only believe to be the puppeteer
    Yakuzza Lethecus: but can we be it ?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: any action that promotes a response of any kind is puppeteering, in those terms
    Yakuzza Lethecus: who puppeteers the puppeteer
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    Riddle Sideways: ah, the puppet does
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :))
    Yakuzza Lethecus: russels chicken only knows the farmer bringing food until it´s too late
    Yakuzza Lethecus: but does the farmer know his role in existence
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hi luci :)
    Riddle Sideways: morning, luci
    Lucinda Lavender: good morning...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: good morning Lucina :)
    Lucinda Lavender: heard you talking of chickens...I was just feeding mine...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: whoops Lucinda* :)
    Lucinda Lavender: :))
    SophiaSharon Larnia: you have chickens??
    Lucinda Lavender: yes...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: cool lol
    Riddle Sideways: and they only know you to bring them food
    Lucinda Lavender: and i thought it interesting that yaku was mentioning them
    SophiaSharon Larnia: the neighbor across the road from me has then, and I hear the rooster cockadoodlo-ing all day
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i love it, its ambient^^
    Lucinda Lavender: they don't know alot...but they do eat all day
    Riddle Sideways: they lay an egg, then cackle about it all around the yeard
    Lucinda Lavender: wondering if I know my role in existence..as you asked Yaku...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I think we were talking about the word play, and what it means
    Lucinda Lavender: hmmm
    SophiaSharon Larnia: lol Riddle, look what i did
    Yakuzza Lethecus: :)
    Riddle Sideways: I have lost track of how many meaning we have covered
    Riddle Sideways: the play we have to only watch
    Riddle Sideways: can not go onl stage and slap sence into that stupid actor
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ha
    Riddle Sideways: the anxiousity of waiting for Godot
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ive never really had trouble just watching the play, but in seeing it for what it is
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh drat have to go....
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye for now all :)))
    Riddle Sideways: and I AM afraid of virginia wolfe
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Riddle Sideways: bye now and thanks
    Lucinda Lavender: bye SSL
    Yakuzza Lethecus: bye ssl
    Riddle Sideways: well, what shall we play now?
    Lucinda Lavender: may I ask a question?
    Riddle Sideways: sure
    Riddle Sideways: or 20 questions
    Lucinda Lavender: I have noticed in the chat logs that there are comments made that I never saw while sitting here...
    Lucinda Lavender: maybe they sped by...
    Yakuzza Lethecus: yes,the guardian can comment before posting the logs
    Yakuzza Lethecus: they ain´t uploaded automatically
    Riddle Sideways: I miss things you say while typing
    Riddle Sideways: I add/correct tings in da logs
    Lucinda Lavender: well, I just noticed that there is often more to the chat than I had known...and as you say it is hard to watch and type
    Riddle Sideways: put comments indented
    Lucinda Lavender: ah
    Riddle Sideways: then there are the things Wol's script puts in
    Riddle Sideways: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: can yuou describe them?
    Riddle Sideways: when I read the logs... it seems I am stupider then I am
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Riddle Sideways: The logging script adds nothing. honest, it doesn't, really...
    Riddle Sideways: Wol is a nice person that would not do that
    Riddle Sideways: I like the script
    Riddle Sideways: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: I do not know what script means exactly and I am a novice here...
    Lucinda Lavender: just learning what the word means her
    Lucinda Lavender: here
    Riddle Sideways: and sorry, I was playing
    Riddle Sideways: we use to copy the chat log into a text file on our local machines before posting to the wiki
    Riddle Sideways: a couple guardians worked up a SL program (script) to auto
    Riddle Sideways: put the chat log text into a database
    Lucinda Lavender: I see...
    Riddle Sideways: so that part was done for us
    Yakuzza Lethecus: sry i have to go
    Riddle Sideways: the timestamp gets trimmed
    Yakuzza Lethecus: nice too see you both
    Lucinda Lavender: nice to see you..
    Riddle Sideways: ok Yak, bye bye
    Riddle Sideways: we now copy it from a link to the wiki and add comments
    Riddle Sideways: maybe photos
    Lucinda Lavender: ok...
    Lucinda Lavender: I am just leaning how to use a database for the coop that I am part of that buys chicken food
    Lucinda Lavender: so, I have been learning how to view information there
    Riddle Sideways: databases are so much nicer then text or paper words
    Lucinda Lavender: :)?
    Lucinda Lavender: must go now...thanks Riddle.
    Riddle Sideways: you fill little boxes of related data
    Riddle Sideways: then others can relate to the boxes their way
    Riddle Sideways: ok, me to must go
    Riddle Sideways: thanks
    Lucinda Lavender: ah..and you can use color to separate the groups that live in different parts of town.
    Lucinda Lavender: thanks...
    Lucinda Lavender: bye for now

    v. played, play·ing, plays
    1. To occupy oneself in amusement, sport, or other recreation: children playing with toys.
    a. To take part in a game: No minors are eligible to play.
    b. To participate in betting; gamble.
    3. To act in jest or sport: They're not arguing in earnest, they're just playing.
    4. To deal or behave carelessly or indifferently; toy. See Synonyms at flirt.
    5. To behave or converse sportively or playfully.
    6. To act or conduct oneself in a specified way: play fair; an investor who plays cautiously.
    7. To act, especially in a dramatic production.
    8. Music
    a. To perform on an instrument: play on an accordion.
    b. To emit sound or be sounded in performance: The band is playing.
    9. To be performed, as in a theater or on television: A good movie is playing tonight.
    10. To be received or accepted: a speech that played poorly with the voters.
    11. To move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly: The breeze played on the water.
    12. To function or discharge uninterruptedly: The fountains played in the courtyard.
    13. To move or operate freely within a bounded space, as machine parts do.
    a. To perform or act (a role or part) in a dramatic performance.
    b. To assume the role of; act as: played the peacemaker at the meeting.
    2. To perform (a theatrical work) on or as if on the stage.
    3. To present a theatrical performance in (a given place): The company played Detroit last week.
    4. To pretend to be; mimic the activities of: played cowboy; played the star.
    a. To engage in (a game or sport): play hockey; play chess.
    b. To compete against in a game or sport.
    c. To occupy or work at (a position) in a game: Lou Gehrig played first base.
    d. To employ (a player) in a game or position: Let's play her at first base.
    e. To use or move (a card or piece) in a game: play the ace of clubs
    f. To hit (a ball, shot, or stroke), as in tennis: played a strong backhand.
    g. To attempt to keep or gain possession or control of: No foul was called because he was playing the ball.
    a. To bet; wager: played ten dollars on the horse.
    b. To make bets on: play the races.
    7. To perform or put into effect, especially as a jest or deception: play a joke on a friend.
    8. To handle; manage: played the matter quietly.
    9. To use or manipulate, especially for one's own interests: played his opponents against each other.
    10. Music
    a. To perform on (an instrument): play the guitar.
    b. To perform (a piece) on instruments or an instrument.
    11. To cause (a compact disk or audiocassette, for example) to emit recorded sounds.
    12. To discharge or direct in or as if in a continuous stream: play a hose on a fire.
    13. To cause to move rapidly, lightly, or irregularly: play lights over the dance floor.
    14. To exhaust (a hooked fish) by allowing it to pull on the line.
    a. A literary work written for performance on the stage; a drama.
    b. The performance of such a work.
    2. Activity engaged in for enjoyment or recreation.
    3. Fun or jesting: It was all done in play.
    a. The act or manner of engaging in a game or sport: After a time-out, play resumed. The golf tournament featured expert play.
    b. The act or manner of using a card, piece, or ball in a game or sport: my partner's play of the last trump; his clumsy play of the rebound.
    c. A move or an action in a game: It's your play. The runner was thrown out in a close play.
    5. Participation in betting; gambling.
    6. Manner of dealing with others; conduct: fair play.
    7. An attempt to obtain something; a bid: a play for sympathy.
    a. Action, motion, or use: the play of the imagination.
    b. Freedom or occasion for action; scope: give full play to an artist's talents. See Synonyms at room.
    9. Movement or space for movement, as of mechanical parts.
    10. Quick, often irregular movement or action, especially of light or color: the play of color on iridescent feathers.
    Phrasal Verbs:
    play along Informal
    To cooperate or pretend to cooperate: decided to play along with the robbers for a while.
    play around
    To philander.
    play at
    1. To participate in; engage in.
    2. To do or take part in halfheartedly.
    play back
    To replay (a recently recorded tape, for example).
    play down
    To minimize the importance of; make little of: played down the defect to protect the troops' morale.
    play off
    1. Sports
    a. To establish the winner of (a tie) by playing in an additional game or series of games.
    b. To participate in a playoff.
    2. To set (one individual or party) in opposition to another so as to advance one's own interests: a parent who played off one child against another.
    play on/upon
    To take advantage of (another's attitudes or feelings) for one's own interests: demagogues who play on popular fears.
    play out
    To use up; exhaust: Our strength was played out early in the contest.
    play up
    To emphasize or publicize: She played up her experience during the job interview.
    in play
    1. Sports In a position to be legally or feasibly played: The ball is now in play.
    2. In a position, or rumored to be in a position of possible corporate takeover: The company's stock rose in price when it was said to be in play.
    out of play Sports
    Not in a position to be legally or feasibly played.
    play ball Slang
    To cooperate: The opposing attorneys refused to play ball with us.
    play both ends against the middle
    To set opposing parties or interests against one another so as to advance one's own goals.
    play fast and loose
    To behave in a recklessly irresponsible or deceitful manner: played fast and loose with the facts.
    play for time
    To use delaying tactics; temporize.
    play games Slang
    To be evasive or deceptive: Quit playing games and tell me what you want.
    play hard to get
    To pretend to be inaccessible or uninterested, as when flirting.
    play in Peoria Slang
    To be acceptable to average constituents or consumers.
    play into the hands of
    To act or behave so as to give an advantage to (an opponent).
    play (one's) cards Informal
    To use the resources or strategies at one's disposal: played her cards right and got promoted.
    play possum
    To pretend to be sleeping or dead.
    play the field
    To date more than one person.
    play the game Informal
    To behave according to the accepted customs or standards.
    play up to
    To curry favor with.
    play with a full deck Slang
    To be of sound mind: didn't seem to be playing with a full deck.
    play with fire
    To take part in a dangerous or risky undertaking.

    play as Being
    [Definition left as an exercise for the reader].


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