2010.05.24 19:00 - Traveling lightly

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    The Guardian for this meeting was SophiaSharon Larnia. The comments are by Calvino Rabeni, Archmage Atlantis, Paradise Tennant, and SophiaSharon Larnia. During this session, we talked about road trips, and lightening the material load.


    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Calvino :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Good evening SophiaSharon !
    SophiaSharon Larnia: good evening :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: It still feels strange to be here so late ^^
    Calvino Rabeni: A more liberal schedule then ?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Are you in Oregon Cal?
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes, but I'm leaving for Washington at the end of the week
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Washington, the state? :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Yup that one
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I'm considering driving to Nova Scotia in August
    SophiaSharon Larnia: 700 or so miles
    Calvino Rabeni: Do you like driving and road trips?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I love driving
    SophiaSharon Larnia: but being so far from home with out knowing someone close is kind of scary
    Calvino Rabeni: Oh, no one to visit then - are you going alone?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: well, to the play as being retreat in nova scotia :)
    Calvino Rabeni: RIght, I forgot that
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    SophiaSharon Larnia: whoa I didnt even think about asking to pick up anyone ^^
    Calvino Rabeni: That's fun to carpool - it adds to the visit too
    SophiaSharon Larnia wonders what doing the 9 seconds all the way from PA to Nova Scotia would be like :)
    Calvino Rabeni: If time's not tight, I like to drop in on friends along the way
    Calvino Rabeni: It's about 800 miles
    Calvino Rabeni: I often wondered what it would be like to have a "road job"
    Calvino Rabeni: trucker, or traveling sales rep, or some such
    Calvino Rabeni: Well as long as it is fantasy, how about "book-mobile"
    Calvino Rabeni: (do they still have those?)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I think they do lol
    SophiaSharon Larnia: why a fantasy? I'm was serious :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I was*
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Google says 680 miles :)
    Calvino Rabeni: I know - this was a self-cautionary note
    Calvino Rabeni: There have been many times I made a trip and after, chided self for making it too efficient
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I've over planned myself, usually as a result of anxiety
    SophiaSharon Larnia: just like the romantic notion of it, go for a drive, and get there when I get there, no rush
    Calvino Rabeni: I like that notion too
    SophiaSharon Larnia: no fear, no what if, just go.
    Calvino Rabeni: One thing I haven't tried, maybe a similar notion, is to one day decide - I'm going to go to Europe (or somewhere far) TODAY - and then just go to the airport
    SophiaSharon Larnia: wow yes
    Calvino Rabeni: You know, cheap flight, using the last minute fairs, maybe standby, or the online auction sites
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes you could get really lucky that way
    Calvino Rabeni: Could be a good deal - plane not full, they let it go for cheap
    Calvino Rabeni: But I do travel with less and less "stuff" packed along
    Calvino Rabeni: Long time, Archmage :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I just got rid of a large amount of things to good will
    SophiaSharon Larnia: HI Arch :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: they even picked it up
    Archmage Atlantis: Hi,
    Archmage Atlantis: Sophiak Cal
    Archmage Atlantis: funky fiingers tonight, sorry
    SophiaSharon Larnia: its ok Arch
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I've felt this urge to get rid of half of my posessions in fact.
    SophiaSharon Larnia: they're gone, now
    Calvino Rabeni: I'm still blaming the kbd and SL for my typing peccadilloea2f3s
    Archmage Atlantis: smiles
    Calvino Rabeni: Lightening the material load then
    SophiaSharon Larnia: indeed
    Archmage Atlantis: Well, I could say having just seen Avatar for the first time, I'm sort of "affected" *g*
    SophiaSharon Larnia: more than spring cleaning, i was rather ruthless
    Calvino Rabeni: Well I had an unusual way to do that.. I just moved out of my house, and rented it out as a furnished house!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Just meaning "only", not "recently"
    Archmage Atlantis: Oh my, the giving up all my possessions moment :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: thats works too! Most of the things i got rid of though, were clothes and various home stuffs, not so much furniture
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Paradise
    Paradise Tennant: smiles hiya sophia .. cal.. arch :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: much of it had sad memories for me
    Archmage Atlantis: The banks and medical establishment helped me out with my clean out.....
    Archmage Atlantis: Funny, guess it had to be that way :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Hi Paradise
    Archmage Atlantis: Hi Paradise
    Calvino Rabeni: I guess the topic is Material Possessions
    Paradise Tennant: ah and letting go :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    SophiaSharon Larnia: or road trips, if you prefer ^^
    Calvino Rabeni: They do carry sadness and nostalgia
    Paradise Tennant: loves road trips :) so does the dog ..like the unplanned ones best ..oh let's go somewhere today :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Travelling light, on the road of life (combined topic)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yay :) Paradise
    Calvino Rabeni: Dogs are good for that
    Archmage Atlantis: I like that viewpoint Cal
    SophiaSharon Larnia: one of the reason why I want a dog, they are usually always game
    Paradise Tennant: nods
    Paradise Tennant: yep .. love to go places ..new smells .. :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hehe, for you or the dog?
    Paradise Tennant: lol both of us I guess :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I can always smell the seashore
    Calvino Rabeni: It is said there are dog people and cat people
    Archmage Atlantis: Different seashores smell different
    Calvino Rabeni: I wonder if they match some political orientations
    Paradise Tennant: yes arch :)
    Archmage Atlantis: Even on the East Coast
    Paradise Tennant: you think ..can be people who are both cat and dog :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: true Arch
    Calvino Rabeni: @arch, you might know, old fashioned navigation often used smell and even taste
    SophiaSharon Larnia: someone who likes animals
    Calvino Rabeni: More like a dog
    Calvino Rabeni: Like, sampling the bottom of the river or sea, to smell/taste it
    Archmage Atlantis: Yes, people can be cat and dog and bird and gerbil and alpaca....and anything else that comes alont
    Archmage Atlantis: Well, just dropped in.....have a meeting......have a nice evening, morning, afternoon or nighttime depending on where your geographical location dictates. Take care.
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Arch
    Calvino Rabeni: Someone :) Archmage
    Paradise Tennant: take care .. arch :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I thought Id feel lighter or something, getting rid of all that
    SophiaSharon Larnia: but basically indifferent
    Paradise Tennant: must mean less dusting !
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: actually I thought dogs would just knock it on the floor
    SophiaSharon Larnia: laughs
    Paradise Tennant: well there is that tail thing excellent sweeper of coffee tables :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh goody i need one of those
    Calvino Rabeni: A 4-legged?
    Calvino Rabeni: (sweeper, not coffee table I mean)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: do you do a lot of traveling Paradise?
    Paradise Tennant: was listening to eckhart tolle today .. while I cleaned house .. he spoke of .. our attachement to stuff as a thought object .. you have things because they are thought objects with which you define your self. would say maybe better to less defined :)
    Paradise Tennant: yes sometimes for business ..
    Paradise Tennant: can be gone a lot
    Paradise Tennant: depends
    Paradise Tennant: well if you count business travel
    Paradise Tennant: not really travel you are too plugged in to .. really see anything usually
    SophiaSharon Larnia: nods
    Paradise Tennant: but travelling is really good .. for you
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Im think of driving from PA to Nova Scotia
    Paradise Tennant: specially the kind that is a complete break with your routine
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes!
    Paradise Tennant: for hte retreat
    Paradise Tennant: cool
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes
    SophiaSharon Larnia: you frove from Canada to NJ
    SophiaSharon Larnia: drove*
    Paradise Tennant: come stay with me .. for a bit .. it is sort of your way ..
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh??
    Paradise Tennant: blinking do not think it is out of the way
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: have you seen toronto
    SophiaSharon Larnia: when something is 700 miles away, 'close' is sort of relative anyway
    SophiaSharon Larnia: no Ive never been to Canada
    Paradise Tennant: may end up going to the retreat too ..have not decided yet
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oooh
    Paradise Tennant: well canada is really beautiful
    Paradise Tennant: toronto is nice big clean city that has lots to do and see .. good galleries musuems .. arts and the like
    SophiaSharon Larnia: what an exciting idea :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles have a fair number of guest during hte summer .. I am on the water downtown so you can walk most places
    Paradise Tennant: have you done many long road trips .. found the drive to princeton a bit longer than i anticipated
    SophiaSharon Larnia: the longest Ive done was only 4 hours
    SophiaSharon Larnia: why I'm not sure what Id be getting into
    SophiaSharon Larnia: how long was it for you?
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Paradise Tennant: well I stopped here an there
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I could do the 9 sec the whole way :))
    Paradise Tennant: but I think the better part of 11 hours
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh wow yes
    Paradise Tennant: my trip planner said 9
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: I got to the border and reallized Ihad left my passport behind and had to turn around
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes I remember how tiring
    Paradise Tennant: not use to needing a passport to go the states
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I admnire you tenacity there, i think I wouldve turned and stayed home. I've thought about that a few times since then
    Paradise Tennant: well if you have the time you should try to come for a few days .. montreal is beautiful too
    SophiaSharon Larnia: admire your*
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Paradise Tennant: funny would not have thought of it
    SophiaSharon Larnia: sorry, i type worse when im tired ^^
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    Paradise Tennant: me too
    SophiaSharon Larnia: thank you for the offer :))
    Paradise Tennant: I find these sessions are always at the end of my day so I am .. often a llittle slow :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ive read many evening session, and find them usually very insightful
    SophiaSharon Larnia: dare I say more so that the 1300 sessions, which are not theme sessions
    Calvino Rabeni: I've noticed that also
    Calvino Rabeni: It depends on the number of people?
    Calvino Rabeni: Or maybe, that it is "after work" for the europeans?
    Calvino Rabeni: Not sure :)
    Calvino Rabeni: OOPS GTG, dinner call arrived :)
    Paradise Tennant: okeis
    Calvino Rabeni: Thanks Sophia and Paradise
    SophiaSharon Larnia: have fun Cal
    Paradise Tennant: take care cal :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Bye for now
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yum yum
    Paradise Tennant: well I should scoot too .. going to finish some chores ... it was a long weekend here but it flew by :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes :) Have fun Paradise
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye for now
    Paradise Tennant: kk byn big wave :)
    Paradise Tennant: bfn
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
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