2010.06.24 19:00 - Short and Sweet

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Calvino Rabeni. The comments are by Calvino Rabeni.

    Calvino Rabeni: And Paradise makes three :)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya sorry I am late :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles how are you cal :)
    Calvino Rabeni: hehehe
    Calvino Rabeni: and you ?
    Paradise Tennant: very well thanks :) worked late ..just got in ;)
    Calvino Rabeni: Switching gears then ...
    Paradise Tennant: smiles yes :)
    Paradise Tennant: nods ..hungry ..am boiling water for perogies !
    Bleu Oleander: hi!
    Calvino Rabeni: Leaving work behind
    Paradise Tennant: smiles hiya bleu .. nice to see you :)
    Paradise Tennant: nice kimono !
    Bleu Oleander: ty!
    Bleu Oleander: comfy :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles always good to be comfy :)
    Bleu Oleander: how are you both tonight?
    Bleu Oleander: hey did you feel the quake?
    Paradise Tennant: smile sure did everything on my desk wobbled we thought it was a bomb at first :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Where / when was that?
    Paradise Tennant: we have the g20 going on here :)
    Bleu Oleander: wow
    Paradise Tennant: 5.5 earthquake in toronto yesterday afternoon :)
    Bleu Oleander: don't think I want to experience that
    Paradise Tennant: nods
    Paradise Tennant: you don't get a lot of warning :)
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Paradise Tennant: time to maybe crawl under you desk that is about it
    Calvino Rabeni: Oddly, I think I felt it on the West Coast
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Calvino Rabeni: silly as that sounds
    Paradise Tennant: well it reached a long way
    Paradise Tennant: from toronto to montreal to ottawa was the heavy zone but also in new york state
    Calvino Rabeni: which is rather bizarre, it is more than 2000 miles
    Calvino Rabeni: I'm probably confabulating
    Paradise Tennant: pila last night thought it interesting it occurred coincident with the commencement of the g20 meetings a sign :)
    Paradise Tennant: loves the word confabulating :)
    Paradise Tennant: is it really a word ?
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes, it wraps up a lot of drama into a fun-to-say package
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Calvino Rabeni: Or maybe it's pure coincidence, but I did feel like "is this an earthquake happening" very recently
    Paradise Tennant: i was very sorry to miss the session on monday where everyone talked about their work read the log .such a great session
    Calvino Rabeni: What were some highlights ?
    Bleu Oleander: yes, it was a great session
    Paradise Tennant: well cal could be .. there are lots of tremors that people often do not notice
    Bleu Oleander: time is not an easy subject
    Paradise Tennant: could check one of the earth quake sites would give you the occurrences
    Bleu Oleander: but great that everyone took it on
    Calvino Rabeni: There's a segment on attention, open awareness, and physics on the program Speaking of Faith
    Bleu Oleander: a new segment?
    Calvino Rabeni: And exploring the interiors and exteriors of things
    Paradise Tennant: is it on the web ?
    Calvino Rabeni: yes, it just came out
    Paradise Tennant: or tv?
    Bleu Oleander: yes
    Calvino Rabeni: http://speakingoffaith.publicradio.org/programs/2010/holding-life-consciously/
    Bleu Oleander: oh the new one
    Bleu Oleander: haven't listened yet
    Bleu Oleander: good?
    Calvino Rabeni: I haven't gotten far yet
    Bleu Oleander: hey steve
    Paradise Tennant: hiya steve :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Here it says "Bell sound meditation - our weekend exercise - try this 10-minute bell sound meditation and then share your experience with us."
    stevenaia Michinaga: hiya
    Calvino Rabeni: That is uncannily familiar in some way :)
    Calvino Rabeni: HI Stevenaia
    Bleu Oleander: hi druth
    Paradise Tennant: looks like a great website going to save it to favourites
    druth Vlodovic: hi :)
    Bleu Oleander: some good segments
    Paradise Tennant: hiya druth ... good to see you ;)
    stevenaia Michinaga: will the fountain eventually rezz and get me wet?
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles at steve ..
    stevenaia Michinaga: there's a pillow under this fountain
    Bleu Oleander: never tried that before hehe
    Calvino Rabeni: http://blog.speakingoffaith.org/post/724957186/bell-sound-meditation-shubha-bala-associate
    Calvino Rabeni: It asks for a report on experiences during the bell :)
    Bleu Oleander: really?
    Bleu Oleander: they must be coming to PaB
    Calvino Rabeni: :) Indeed
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: well shall we report on experiences during the bell :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes
    Bleu Oleander: sure
    Paradise Tennant: smiles would you like to start bleu or shall we wait till the next round :)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya jerome welcome
    Paradise Tennant: have you been to pab before :)
    Jerome Ronzales: yes
    Jerome Ronzales: thx
    Jerome Ronzales: hi druth
    Bleu Oleander: let's do it for the next round
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    druth Vlodovic: hello jerome
    Jerome Ronzales: cya later, back to Nuba
    druth Vlodovic: I couldn't think of a greater contrast
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: what is nuba ?
    druth Vlodovic: philosophy sim, lots of arguing
    Paradise Tennant: ahh kk :)
    Paradise Tennant: we were talking of time there for a bit before we meandered
    Paradise Tennant: smiles during the pause .. i followed my breath.. then on the exhalations felt the connections of the thousands of people who are very near me.. some from very far away .. it felt like being part of a shimmering web :)
    Bleu Oleander: nice!
    Bleu Oleander: similar metaphor to the "infinity net" paintings I used in my photos
    Paradise Tennant: smiles yes we are on a theme a oneness :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: long day, caught a 90 second nap
    stevenaia Michinaga: letting go will do that
    Bleu Oleander: that can be very restorative
    Paradise Tennant: lol smiles a very big smile at steve
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, an old yoga habit
    Calvino Rabeni: I let go of body tension, then immediately forgot totally about PaB and everything
    Calvino Rabeni: rather refreshing, I agree
    Paradise Tennant: nods :) lovely to let go :)
    Calvino Rabeni: and felt a little surprised when I heard the sound after that
    Paradise Tennant: smiles silence lovely too . wraps around you .. quiets you .. you can feel stillness :)
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Paradise Tennant: like diving into .. the sea ..into layers :)
    Bleu Oleander: nice to see everyone ... have a great evening .... bfn :)
    druth Vlodovic: steve has fallen asleep again :)
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Paradise Tennant: :)))))
    Paradise Tennant: nudges steve
    druth Vlodovic: bye Bleu
    stevenaia Michinaga: I hear that
    stevenaia Michinaga: night all
    stevenaia Michinaga: gtsy
    Bleu Oleander: careful steve .... always dangerous to fall asleep around Paradise

    Editor's Note:  For an explanation of that remark, see this.

    Paradise Tennant: nite nite steve ..bleu :)
    Bleu Oleander: hehe :)
    druth Vlodovic: 'night
    Bleu Oleander: nite all
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: anyone have anything they wanted to talk about before we wind down :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Actually, I would like to take that meditation feeling from this session and go on an evening nature walk as continuance
    Calvino Rabeni: So, thanks for the start :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Calvino Rabeni: Have a great evening !
    Calvino Rabeni: Bye for now :)
    Paradise Tennant: enjoy the commune with nature ..
    Paradise Tennant: take care cal and thanks again
    Calvino Rabeni: :))
    druth Vlodovic: inspiration, :-)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    Paradise Tennant: nice quiet nite here with a big moon .. may do the same if the dog will wake up :)
    Paradise Tennant: thanks for coming druth
    Paradise Tennant: lovely to see you :)
    druth Vlodovic: ty for being here
    Paradise Tennant: smiles take care cu soon !
    druth Vlodovic: :)

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