Page last modified 13:31, 15 Jul 2010 by wol

*Wol Euler was guardian and commenter for this session.*

Wol Euler: hello cal

Calvino Rabeni: Hi Wol :)

Wol Euler: how are you this (hopefully) fine evening?

Calvino Rabeni: I am, hopefully fine :)

Wol Euler: hello arch

Archmage Atlantis: Ah, 2 of my favorite people :) - hiya Wol.......hiya Cal, if you are still awake :)

Wol Euler: :)

Calvino Rabeni: Hi Archmage

Archmage Atlantis: *g*

Wol Euler: I hope you are well, Arch?

Archmage Atlantis: Waking up at 4 AM my local time, is always a sign to come here.........yes, more than well, Wol :)

Wol Euler: good :)

Wol Euler: well, less good that you are awake at 4am

Archmage Atlantis: Positive about the future

--BELL--

Archmage Atlantis: and about the now

Wol Euler: very good :))

Wol Euler: not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but what brought on this mood?

Calvino Rabeni: What are the chances wikipedia has an explanation of that idiom ...

Archmage Atlantis: I'm not sure that telling it will make sense to anyone else.....but I will tell it anyway

Calvino Rabeni: wait ... I got it !

Wol Euler: 100.0%, cal :)

Calvino Rabeni: Nevemind

Wol Euler: please do, arch

Archmage Atlantis: Oh, the teeth tell the age and the medical condition

Calvino Rabeni: I understand the idiom -

Calvino Rabeni: right

Archmage Atlantis: Still, it IS a horse, and can be an asset

Wol Euler: indeed

Archmage Atlantis: That actually fits here rather well

Wol Euler: and if one could identify the steps that lead up to there being that horse, perhaps they could be repeated

Calvino Rabeni: :)

Wol Euler: to bring comfort in anohter long dark night of hte soul

Calvino Rabeni: Wikipedia?

Calvino Rabeni: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Night_of_the_Soul

Wol Euler: ah :)

*A few lines were removed here by common agreement.*

Archmage Atlantis: There is always hope where there is determination

Calvino Rabeni: Here is a hint bout that - if you know before speaking you don't want it in the log -

Wol Euler: oooh. is that new?

Wol Euler: heheheheheh

--BELL--

Calvino Rabeni: Power to the people

Archmage Atlantis: Ah, that is a good hint Cal.....however, I never know before I start speaking what will be coming out of my mouth *g*

Calvino Rabeni: That does happen :)

Wol Euler: me too. I talk in order to discover what I think.

Archmage Atlantis: That is a lifelong issue

Archmage Atlantis: I like that Wol

Archmage Atlantis: Me too

*A few more lines were removed.*

Wol Euler grins

Wol Euler: well, let's continue to talk about horses.

Wol Euler: determination is a great horse.

Wol Euler: I am reminded of Sisyphus pushing his boulder up the mountainside

Calvino Rabeni: There's also the horse that won't drink :)

Wol Euler: :)

Archmage Atlantis: I am more reminded of Prometheus....

Archmage Atlantis: But both are good reference points

Archmage Atlantis: Whatever did happen to the ancient Greeks.......now they are the scurge of the EU

Wol Euler: heheheh

Wol Euler: sad but true

Wol Euler: perhaps there is a kind of national character-type, a prototype

Wol Euler: every educated Englishman wants to be Samuel Johnson

Wol Euler: Americans aspire to being Jefferson or Emerson or JEffrey Dahlmer :)

Calvino Rabeni: And evey Greek wants to be ... ?

Wol Euler: the greeks all want to be Odysseus

Wol Euler: getting his way by trickery

Calvino Rabeni: hehehe

Archmage Atlantis: I have no idea what every person from the US wants to be....we are too polyglot

Wol Euler grins and nods. Yes but :)

Archmage Atlantis: Alway a but *g*

Wol Euler: ok, try this: Americans aspire to be the noble but simple farmer out in the west, threatened by events of the story but saved by the hero who rides through

Wol Euler: or to be that hero, who does his job and then rides silently away

Archmage Atlantis: Close, exect.....oh, you got it in the next sentence

Wol Euler: Canada in particular was settled by people who weren't afraid of hard work, and wanted only to be left alone to do it in peace

Archmage Atlantis: Well Canada wasn't left alone for the G8 or the G20

Wol Euler: also sad but true

Calvino Rabeni: How about Italians, Wol?

Wol Euler grins

Wol Euler: in modern terms, they all want to be Marcello Mastroianni

Wol Euler: no visible source of income, but a very nice life

Archmage Atlantis: There is no such thing as an Italian........tell me what city they are from

Archmage Atlantis: Then we can talk

Wol Euler: :)

--BELL--

Archmage Atlantis: But, I'd really just go there and eat, drink and celebrate life.....whatever city :)

Wol Euler: indeed.

Wol Euler: ha, that's it. The ITalians want to be tourists in Italy :)

Calvino Rabeni: :)

Wol Euler: to be free to enjoy it as we do

Calvino Rabeni: And the French ?

Wol Euler laughs.

Archmage Atlantis: It is like New Orleans in the US

Archmage Atlantis: The French, we're doing stereotypes......never good

Wol Euler: true

Wol Euler: but it's an amusing parlour game

Archmage Atlantis: The French are like the US, at it's best and worst

Calvino Rabeni: True, but all the best stereotypes were invented in France.

Wol Euler: (oh heady days, when people had parlours)

Wol Euler nods agreement to both statements

Calvino Rabeni: Lady Liberty - was French, no?

Wol Euler: indeed she was.

Archmage Atlantis: We still have parlours......today, now, we are in a parlour

Wol Euler: emigrated to the US after the revolutoin

Wol Euler: that is true, arch

Wol Euler: it's moved into the public realm

Wol Euler: ... which is why the privatisation of once-public space (e.g. railroad stations where one may not sit around) is such a social problem

Archmage Atlantis: Yes, the statue of liberty was a gift from the people of France

Archmage Atlantis: There is a smaller prototype still in France, I think

Wol Euler: I think she's at the tip of an island in the Seine in the west of Paris

Archmage Atlantis: :)

Calvino Rabeni: http://www.youtube.com/user/ImprovEv.../4/jwMj3PJDxuo

Wol Euler: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...01011&t=h&z=20

Calvino Rabeni: speaking of train stations

Archmage Atlantis: Yes? Cal?

Calvino Rabeni: that link showed one thing to do in a public train station

Archmage Atlantis: You'd best clarify

Archmage Atlantis: The mind goes to many places with that statement

Calvino Rabeni: Remember the Beijing Olympics?

Wol Euler watches and laughs

Wol Euler: hello Visitor, welcome to second life.

Wol Euler: 21 days old :)

Visitor : hi

Wol Euler: have you been here before?

Visitor : no

Wol Euler: ok, I'll give you a notecard that tells what the group is about

Archmage Atlantis: Welcome Visitor

Wol Euler: we are a meditation group, we meet here 4x a day to discuss practices and matters that arise

Wol Euler: or sometimes just to talk, like this sime

Archmage Atlantis: sim

Visitor : o

Wol Euler: we have a website, http://wiki.playasbeing.org/

Visitor : cool

Wol Euler: we record these meetings and publish them on that website. May we have your permission to include your SL name and your comments in the published log?

--BELL--

Archmage Atlantis: You can say no.......Wol can delete it

Visitor : ehh, no

Visitor vanishes.

Wol Euler: oh, it's time. I have to get to work.

Wol Euler: thanks for a great discussion, my dears. Enjoy the evening, get some sleep.

Archmage Atlantis: Have a good work day Wol

Wol Euler: I shall try :)

Calvino Rabeni: Time to saddle up :)

Archmage Atlantis: Ah, Cal....siddle up

Archmage Atlantis: A horse reference

Calvino Rabeni: Or is it, "sidle" up :)

Archmage Atlantis: it this new world, it is many things......some related to the older things....some bright new

Archmage Atlantis: In this case, your choice of words was more accurate than mine........saddle up

Archmage Atlantis: the horses and the other animals know....we are to decide

Calvino Rabeni: Indeed, how little they protest

Archmage Atlantis: I think this is a test....from "god".... about being "God"

Calvino Rabeni: I lot is "riding" on it

Calvino Rabeni: *A lot

Archmage Atlantis: yes

Calvino Rabeni: And the victory is not to the swift

Archmage Atlantis: So I have a question for you

Calvino Rabeni: ?

*A few more lines were removed.*

Calvino Rabeni: Actually the whole log could be elided somewhat:

Calvino Rabeni: (1) Hellos

Archmage Atlantis: Ok

Archmage Atlantis: So be it

Calvino Rabeni: (2) A hidden section alluding to a period of ultra-intelligent meaningful talk

Calvino Rabeni: (3) Goodbyes

Archmage Atlantis: Funny I read that as Helios

Archmage Atlantis: not Hellos

--BELL--

Archmage Atlantis: It is time for me to go.......nice to actually talk to you Cal

Archmage Atlantis: Fare well

Calvino Rabeni: Best to you, Arch :)

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