2010.07.23 07:00 - Sharing Cats in a Tempest

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Eliza Madrigal. The comments, though few as I think it will add to this particular experience if one treasure hunts for themself >grin< , are by Eliza, who was joined by Eden, Lucinda, Aphrodite, and adoro, for a wild and sweet session...

    Following the wind-down of the wonderful early time session of course...

    And so, beginning with goodbyes...

    Darren Islar: by everyone :)
    Hana Furlough: bye, darren
    Eliza Madrigal: Bye Darren :)
    Pema Pera: bye those who are leaving!
    Maxine Walden: bye Darren
    Eden Haiku: Bye Darren, hope you get caught by the trees :))
    Maxine Walden: :))
    Eliza Madrigal: I thought Darren was asking about the flow of the Friday morning session at first...
    Maxine Walden: me too, Eliza
    Eliza Madrigal: I was going to answer that these sessions spilling into the next is just great with me :)
    Pema Pera: yes, either way is fine, spilling over, mingling, or switching to a new mood
    Maxine Walden: almost precisely my thought as well, Eliza
    Pema Pera: a three-fold "either" :-)
    Eliza Madrigal: there's a little bit of dreamy softeness today, aided by the storms outside for me
    Eden Haiku: There is a quietness.
    Eliza Madrigal: yes
    Eliza Madrigal: quiet in the storms
    Hana Furlough: after the cicadas pause
    Maxine Walden: :)
    Maxine Walden: nive sound image,
    Eden Haiku: Sun splashing on the tree leaves here.
    Maxine Walden: nice sound image, Eliza
    Maxine Walden: and the sun trying to peak through the fog, here
    Eliza Madrigal: and we can share it all at once... overlapping but not intruding...
    Eden Haiku: Birds linking RL and SL worlds.
    Lucinda Lavender: ::)
    Maxine Walden: :))

    Pema Pera: talking about linking RL and SL worlds : there is this other question of what to do on Friday, August 6, at 6 am or 10 am in Nova Scotia: we could take a Time Session break, or we could log in from Nova Scotia, to keep the continuity; almost half of us are regular Time Goers: Maxine, Eliza and I
    Eliza Madrigal hopes the rl birds in Miami are hiding today... nestled together in curves of trees
    Hana Furlough: the gentle growl of the fan
    Eden Haiku: h you made me hear it Hana!
    Maxine Walden: I was hoping we could log in from Halifax for the Time session
    Bleu Oleander: that might be nice Pema
    Eliza Madrigal: I would be happy to log in from NS if the internet is strong enough
    Hana Furlough: : )
    Pema Pera: it should be, I think, Eliza
    Pema Pera: but let me ask Eos, to make sure
    Pema Pera: will you bring a laptop, Maxine?
    Maxine Walden: yes, I will have my laptop, Pema
    Eliza Madrigal: I'd like not to stay for two hrs though... will ask for replacement for my session still, I think
    Eden Haiku: That would be very special, having some of you in both worlds at the same time :)
    Eden Haiku: I could replace you that Friday Eliza.
    Maxine Walden: another linking of worlds, Eden
    Eliza Madrigal: yes... and maybe we'll show up on Eden's doorstep ...
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh! Thank you so much
    Eliza Madrigal giggles and watches Eden begin to pack...
    Eden Haiku: Porque no Eliza ?
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: some time ...
    Eden Haiku: giggling...
    Bleu Oleander: need to get going .... thank you for a fun session!
    Bleu Oleander: bye for now :)
    Eden Haiku: Bye bye Bleu, have fun :))
    Hana Furlough: bye, bleu!
    Eliza Madrigal: Bye Bleu :) Thanks
    Pema Pera: by Bleu!
    Lucinda Lavender: Bye Bleu
    Eliza Madrigal: have to continue with Maxine's earlier thought for a second... that the way that you wrote this last chapter Pema, made the exploration so tangible, tactile... dimensional. It surely did help everyone to walk into the reports this week....
    Bruce Mowbray: yes.
    Pema Pera: I'm so pleased to hear that, Eliza
    Bruce Mowbray: still absorbing the embrace of Maxine's being embraced by light and trees:
    Pema Pera: I was a bit afraid that introducing five "technical terms" would be a bit too much . . .

    Bruce Mowbray: http://www.teak.ch/teak/Fotos/Seiten...s_1024.html#22

    Eliza Madrigal: it IS a bit much, but I think we were all happy about that... heheh
    Pema Pera: oooohhhh.....
    Lucinda Lavender: I found them very interesting...
    Pema Pera: what a picture!
    Eliza Madrigal smiles
    Hana Furlough: a lovely picture, bruce
    Bruce Mowbray: a lovely embrace.
    Hana Furlough: : )
    Maxine Walden: :)


    Eliza Madrigal: Bye Pema, thanks :))
    Pema Pera: thanks for a wonderful session & some!
    Pema Pera: see you all soon again
    Eden Haiku: Thanks Pema, enjoy your day!
    Hana Furlough: thank you and bye, pema!
    Maxine Walden: I should be going as well...see you all soon.
    Bruce Mowbray: Bye, Pema - and thank you again.
    Maxine Walden: bye for now
    Eliza Madrigal: Bye Maxine :)
    Eden Haiku: Bye Maxine :))
    Bruce Mowbray: Time to go hiking with Bear dog. . .
    Hana Furlough: bye, maxine!
    Bruce Mowbray: Thank you all.
    Eliza Madrigal: Bye Bruce :) Thank you
    Eden Haiku: Bye Bruce!
    Hana Furlough: bye, bruce!
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah, and Lucinda poofs
    Eliza Madrigal: Well, with the rain now pouring it feels almost a washing away
    Hana Furlough: : )
    Eden Haiku: That is just the three of us then...:))
    Hana Furlough: i hate to leave you two, but i suppose i should go wash away myself
    Eden Haiku: I love the rain.
    Hana Furlough: ...
    Hana Furlough: until next time!
    Eliza Madrigal: three is a happy number... who wants to be experienc-er? ee?
    Eden Haiku: Bye Hana, see you soon ;)
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah, bye Hana :) And Lucinda returns :))
    Eliza Madrigal: Still three
    Eden Haiku: Back to being three as it seems Lucinda is coming back.
    Lucinda Lavender: oops

    Eliza Madrigal: How are the chickens this morning Lucinda?
    Lucinda Lavender: they got noisy...till I let them out
    Eliza Madrigal: Are there many?
    Lucinda Lavender: now the neighborhood is peaceful in the sunlight...
    Lucinda Lavender: 4
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah, lovely
    Lucinda Lavender: I have a day off to spend with my daughter
    Eliza Madrigal: I appreciate mentions of sunlight while the storm gets louder and louder... a tropical 'event' day
    Eden Haiku: Nice :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh, what will you do?
    Lucinda Lavender: There is the Bellevue Art Fair...
    Eden Haiku: Aren't you afraid of frying your hard disk Eliza? I always log off when there are thunderstorms.
    Lucinda Lavender: we like to go look at things...
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah, I'd like to Eden but much to do today... hope that the surge protector works
    Eliza Madrigal: What types of artwork do you love Lucinda?
    Eden Haiku: It happened to me once: the hard disk was wiped out by electromagnetic waves or something...
    Lucinda Lavender: photography, paintings, jewelry.
    Eliza Madrigal: eek... think that happened to my (brain) memory once
    Eden Haiku: giggles

    Eliza Madrigal: Once I went to an exhibit of photographed bell peppers...
    Eliza Madrigal: it was very sexy
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: !
    Eliza Madrigal: The way that the artist had used shadows...
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Eden Haiku: Bell peppers sexiness, wow!
    Eliza Madrigal: made it like people's forms
    Eliza Madrigal: curved backs...
    Eliza Madrigal: Gorgeous
    Lucinda Lavender: interesting
    Eliza Madrigal: yes... have always wanted to try to recreate that
    Eliza Madrigal: hang such pictures near the kitchen...
    Eden Haiku: Do you do art photography Eliza?
    Eliza Madrigal: though people might not be able to eat for being so distracted
    Eden Haiku: ;)
    Eliza Madrigal: a little years ago... would like to get back to it one day... expensive hobby :)

    Lucinda Lavender: I seem to catch photos...at times.

    Eden Haiku: Picture Eliza's dinner guests absorbed by the sexy bell peppers on the wall...
    Eliza Madrigal: like this ---> @.@
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah, I like that Lucinda.... yes it is like that...
    Eliza Madrigal: catching
    Eden Haiku: oh, I like that: @.@ !!! Your children are showing you all these cool computer signs are they?
    Eliza Madrigal: Eden seems to be an artist as well as poet... oh, and now a film star from what I've heard tweeted... heheh
    Eliza Madrigal: haha, eden... that one I showed them :)
    Eliza Madrigal: maybe art as being will encourage us to share rl photos too.... would be a nice interweaving/integration perhaps
    Eliza Madrigal: not personal, but things we've seen...
    Eliza Madrigal: which are still personal :)
    Eden Haiku: Ah! No no, I'm not in the video...I am the cinematographer here :) Cat and boyfriend are the stars! And it is a very bad video...;) Just starting. I don't mind being bad at things, that is how I learn :)


    Eliza Madrigal: hehehe... "Boyfriend and Cat" a film by Eden Haiku...
    Eden Haiku: A documentary about Christmastime in Quebec shot on a sunny day on a country path with raspberries, blueberries, pine trees... Very very clever script as you see ;)
    Eliza Madrigal: Lucinda, your internet connection is so unpredictable.. Thanks for hanging in there!
    Eliza Madrigal: it sounds like the best kind of script Eden... spontaneous and true
    Lucinda Lavender: yes...today especially.
    Eden Haiku: As I was shooting boulders from a glacier millions of years ago my boyfreind said: "THis is where Navada comes to make their pictures. " Will have to edit him out a lot... :)

    Eliza Madrigal: ohhh.... the rain is lashing at the windows now.... it is like being in a ship on the high seas
    Eden Haiku: Eliza on a ship, Princess of the World!
    Eliza Madrigal: hahah... your boyfriend sounds as playful as you are
    Lucinda Lavender: did you have to batten down the windows and such?
    Eden Haiku: He is the funniest person :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Not for this... will be just a little storm... 50mph winds or so
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: storms are relative
    Eden Haiku: Did you encountered Andrew and other big storms Eliza?
    Eliza Madrigal: I lived through Hurricane Andrew, yes
    Eliza Madrigal: with a 3 week old baby... in a closet
    Eden Haiku: Oh! How was t for you?
    Eliza Madrigal: terrifying
    Eden Haiku: Scary!

    Lucinda Lavender: looks sort of like we have 3 of 4 corners of the continent covered here...
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Aphrodite :)
    Eliza Madrigal: true... tripartite Lucinda... hehe
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Aphrodite
    Eden Haiku: Hello Aphrodite!
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh, but where are you in the world Aphrodite?

    Aphrodite Macbain: Good morning. Is it really stormy where you are? I'm on the west coast of Canada and it's sunny
    Eliza Madrigal: We are having a tropical event here in Miami....
    Eliza Madrigal: stormy indeed
    Aphrodite Macbain: Ah yes. It's like that every year at this time, isn't it?
    Eliza Madrigal: yes... but it isn't too strong thankfully. It is heading into the gulf
    Eliza Madrigal: so it would be terrible if it was very strong
    Aphrodite Macbain: Good. That coast needs no more stresses put on it!

    Eliza Madrigal: I'm reminded of Bruce 'being with the being of the storm'
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes! a very powerful being at that!
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Eden Haiku: Ah yes, I thought of that also during last thunderstorm here ;)
    Aphrodite Macbain: I've always loved thunderstorms.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Filled with drama
    Eden Haiku: "Being with the being of..: is a very powerful image indeed.
    Lucinda Lavender: yes
    Aphrodite Macbain: Nature has a way of waking us up if we let it
    Aphrodite Macbain: or soothing us
    Eliza Madrigal: When my son was very small, during the strongest storms he would stand at the sliding glass doors with his hands and face pressed hard against them like he wanted to experience them more closely
    Eden Haiku: Yes @Aphrodite, sometimes it seems the raging outside is mirroring the raging inside and cleansing us doesn't it?
    Aphrodite Macbain: what a great image Eliza
    Eden Haiku: Picturing the little boy looking at the storm...
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yes. and sometimes it sort of "clean us out"
    Eliza Madrigal: and as mom I would first start to pull him away, but then no... would stand with him
    Eden Haiku: How nice ;)
    Aphrodite Macbain: shakes us up, turns us around
    Lucinda Lavender: yes
    Aphrodite Macbain: Better than TV!
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: watching a storm
    Eliza Madrigal: yes :))
    Eliza Madrigal: funny... the idea of a nurturing storm...
    Eden Haiku: You must be a great mom Eliza, just standing by your little one, letting him teach you...
    Eliza Madrigal: I'm happy that I remember some of these moments Eden... am sure I've missed many chances....
    Aphrodite Macbain: He's part of that storm
    Eliza Madrigal: Ahhhhh Aphrodite, yes...
    Eliza Madrigal: hello adoro :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: hi adoro
    Eden Haiku: Hi Adoro ;)

    adoro Rhapsody: hi ladies !
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Adoro

    Lucinda Lavender: remembering is not easy for me...
    Eden Haiku: Why not Lucinda?
    Aphrodite Macbain: remembering is difficult or painful?
    Lucinda Lavender: I have never been sure...
    Lucinda Lavender: I am distracable I think...
    Lucinda Lavender: not painful...
    Lucinda Lavender: just like haziness
    Eliza Madrigal smiles... maybe it is a gift, Lucinda... naturally staying with what appears
    Lucinda Lavender: could be
    Aphrodite Macbain: good. I'm forgetful too and it is a problem
    Eliza Madrigal: :)


    Lucinda Lavender: Should one throw away journals?
    Aphrodite Macbain: sometimes I forget who I am
    Aphrodite Macbain: no journals help us think about things
    Aphrodite Macbain: as well as becoming records of former states of being
    Aphrodite Macbain: do any of you keep journals?
    Eliza Madrigal: I keep journals for a time usually... then set them free
    Eliza Madrigal: yellow spirals...
    Aphrodite Macbain: nice image
    Lucinda Lavender: I have years of dream journals...and it has just been a question in the environment of my home lately
    Aphrodite Macbain: what do you mean Lucinda?
    Eliza Madrigal: but i write constantly all over the place, like in the pab wiki, too... a collective journal of sorts
    Lucinda Lavender: I want to say yes keep them...
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: they too are part of you
    Aphrodite Macbain: a manifestation of you

    Lucinda Lavender:I would think they help to process feelings of other times
    Lucinda Lavender: even if they are not so current

    Aphrodite Macbain: and perhaps help us understand who we are
    Eden Haiku: ::::::In yellow spirals::::::Are our memories all gone:::::Sheer apparearances
    Aphrodite Macbain: or were
    Eliza Madrigal smiles... Thank you Eden!
    adoro Rhapsody: but u cannot take them with u when you are dead
    Lucinda Lavender: :) yes eden
    Aphrodite Macbain: Is that Haiku?

    Eliza Madrigal: we write into one another's lives...
    Lucinda Lavender: this I learned this morning...
    adoro Rhapsody: right
    Eliza Madrigal: dream into one another's dreams
    Eden Haiku: Haiku yes :)
    Lucinda Lavender: yes that too
    Aphrodite Macbain: we don't need them then-only when we live
    adoro Rhapsody: co=dreaming
    Aphrodite Macbain: please explain that adoro
    Aphrodite Macbain: sounds nice
    Eden Haiku: [7:49] Eliza Madrigal: we write into one another's lives... MInd if I use your line in my novel Eliza?
    adoro Rhapsody: co-creating of dreams
    Eliza Madrigal: wow eden that would be an exquisite compliment :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: while we ar awake?
    adoro Rhapsody: sure
    adoro Rhapsody: co-creating of all kinds of visions
    adoro Rhapsody: is better than to create them alone
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes, we need to do that more often -co-dreaming, shaing a vision
    Eliza Madrigal: are we one another's dream materials...
    Aphrodite Macbain: sharing
    Eden Haiku: That is so true: "we write into one another's lives"' And by the time, I'm ready to publish it, I will know you in real life and can give you the acknowldegment!
    Eliza Madrigal: yes
    Aphrodite Macbain: we are the stuff that dreams are made of
    adoro Rhapsody: wow
    Aphrodite Macbain: (i didn't say that)
    adoro Rhapsody: that sounds great
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Will Shakespeare did
    Eliza Madrigal smiles @ Eden... look forward to reading your longer works...
    adoro Rhapsody: ok
    Aphrodite Macbain: The Tempest
    adoro Rhapsody: but u stated it here
    adoro Rhapsody: for us
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes
    Eden Haiku: Your little life is but a dream rounded with some sleep @Aphrodite
    Eliza Madrigal: yes and context changes everything...
    adoro Rhapsody: so we can learn and enjoy
    Eden Haiku: *Our
    Eliza Madrigal: Shakespeare's words can arise anew in this moment
    Lucinda Lavender: As in Eliza's Tempest- the weather event
    Aphrodite Macbain: it is indeed. the more sleep the better
    Eliza Madrigal: !! Lucinda
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    adoro Rhapsody: its wonderful
    adoro Rhapsody: to share in your knowledge
    Aphrodite Macbain: I can hardly wait for the next storm
    adoro Rhapsody: our knowledge
    Eden Haiku: Have to check why my cat is meeowing now..
    Aphrodite Macbain: give it a pat
    Eliza Madrigal: my cat is unusually quiet
    Eliza Madrigal: I think he enjoys the storm
    Aphrodite Macbain: mine are both asleep
    Lucinda Lavender: probably remembers the sound...
    Aphrodite Macbain: we are also surrounded by cats!
    Eliza Madrigal: ahhh yes Lucinda
    Lucinda Lavender: it is familiar
    Lucinda Lavender: thinking of the term familiar
    Lucinda Lavender: for cats
    adoro Rhapsody: ok
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes part of the family
    Eliza Madrigal: do cats have special symbolism in dreams Lucinda?


    Eden Haiku: Well, I guess she just wanted me to open the door (even though she has her own window she can go through)...
    Aphrodite Macbain: she wanted your attention

    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Lucinda Lavender: well some say independance
    Lucinda Lavender: sensuality
    adoro Rhapsody: i see
    Lucinda Lavender: hi listening ability
    Lucinda Lavender: hunters
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah, he is meowing loudly now... funny
    Eden Haiku: Saw this hilarious movie by Jim Jarmusch yesterday. "Broken Flowers'. There is a character who can "communicate" with animals...So funny!
    adoro Rhapsody: the cat whisperer ?
    Lucinda Lavender: sounds interesting
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yet in Puritan times, they were associated with dark, demonic forces, hailed as familiars to people who had sold their soul to the 'Devil'.
    Eliza Madrigal: given up their identities...
    Lucinda Lavender: umhmmm
    Aphrodite Macbain: not today tho
    Eden Haiku: Kind of cat whisperer yes :)) Maybe your cat heard mine Eliza?
    Aphrodite Macbain: hahaha
    Eliza Madrigal: yes maybe Eden :)
    Eliza Madrigal: we're writing our cats into one another's lives

    Lucinda Lavender: while we are on the topic of cats...
    adoro Rhapsody: they can communicate in other waves than men can
    Aphrodite Macbain: The ancient Egyptians put them on pedestals, regarding them as royalty
    Eden Haiku: The mysterious and the feminine were always connected t the Devil, unfortunately...
    adoro Rhapsody: sure
    Eliza Madrigal: yes
    Aphrodite Macbain: they can hear and smell things we can't
    adoro Rhapsody: we nowadays can too in SL for instance
    Aphrodite Macbain: they have a separate way of being
    adoro Rhapsody: virtualy i mean
    Eliza Madrigal: :) interesting... yes
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes, true adoro
    Lucinda Lavender: after my cat died the next morning the sky was filled with stripey clouds as she wore....
    Eliza Madrigal: OH!
    adoro Rhapsody: ah
    Eliza Madrigal: That is beautiful Lucinda
    Eliza Madrigal: your noticing is beautiful
    Eden Haiku: @ELiza giggling at "we're writing our cats into one another's lives'
    Aphrodite Macbain: the clouds were part of your cat
    Lucinda Lavender: and I saw that so clearly...first thing...
    Aphrodite Macbain: a manifestation of it
    adoro Rhapsody: all in balance with nature
    Eliza Madrigal: being presenting in unpredictable ways
    Lucinda Lavender: remembering a dream...
    Aphrodite Macbain:This is nice. The first time I have had an extended conversation here


    adoro Rhapsody: sure we can
    adoro Rhapsody: extend our discussions
    Eliza Madrigal: Glad, Aphrodite, nice to have you here :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Thanks!

    Lucinda Lavender: Have your cats been with you in dreams?
    Aphrodite Macbain: Mine?
    Lucinda Lavender: yes anyones?
    Eliza Madrigal: not mine... strangely I dream about dogs
    Eliza Madrigal: and lots of other animals

    Eden Haiku: Something similar happened to me Lucinda. When our 10 yo dearest cat died, we decided to go to Tadoussac to listen to the whales (as a way to console ourselves). There, on a boat going through the fyord, I was telling my boyfriend that I would like to see a sign that the cat was still there, in the universe.
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Ewan, wb :)
    Lucinda Lavender: lovely Eden
    adoro Rhapsody: hi ewan
    Eliza Madrigal listening to Eden...
    Aphrodite Macbain: and what happened?
    Ewan Bonham: hi folks
    Aphrodite Macbain: Eden?
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Ewan
    Eden Haiku: It is a very spectacular landscape and I was musing the cat could appear to us in a cloud or on a mountain top or in shadows.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Eden - did you ever get a sign?
    Eliza Madrigal: mmm...
    Eden Haiku: Then we were inquiring about a mountain "Cap Eternity" because there is a famous poem written about it.
    Lucinda Lavender: nice name...
    Eliza Madrigal: yes
    adoro Rhapsody: sounds like heaven
    adoro Rhapsody: cap eternity
    Eden Haiku: And the young biologist on the boat said: No, it is not this one, it is the one on the other side, This one has no name but I call it : "The Cat's head' because there is a cat head it showing in the stone, can you see it.
    Eden Haiku: And we were seeing it.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Wow, could you?
    Eliza Madrigal: OHhhhhh! My goodness

    Lucinda Lavender: to me it feels like the connection of love an appreciation that develops helps create a multi dimensional presence


    Eden Haiku: I still have the goosebumps as I'm retelling this
    Aphrodite Macbain: What a great experience
    adoro Rhapsody: superb
    Aphrodite Macbain: It also means you were open to this experience
    Lucinda Lavender: deep truth...
    Eliza Madrigal goosebumps too
    adoro Rhapsody: what are goosebumps ?
    adoro Rhapsody: i m dutch
    Aphrodite Macbain: if you weren't aware, you would not have experienced that
    Eden Haiku: It was! A great poet friend of us had just died too and he was the one who made us read "Cape Eternity" (By Charles Gill) first. It was all connected: eternity, death and love.
    Lucinda Lavender: goosebumps and the feeling of awe...
    adoro Rhapsody: kind of thrills ?
    Aphrodite Macbain: the shivers adoro - when your skin tickles
    Lucinda Lavender: of deep connection
    adoro Rhapsody: i see and feel
    Eden Haiku: When your fine hair raise on your arms?
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh, Eden that is so beautiful
    adoro Rhapsody: subtile
    Lucinda Lavender: thinking of Avatar...
    Aphrodite Macbain: in fear or emoton. A very atavistic response. Dogs and cat's hairs rise when they're spooked
    Eliza Madrigal: relaxing into awareness in such a vulnerable moment...
    Eden Haiku: Thanks for listening.
    Lucinda Lavender: thanks for sharing

    Aphrodite Macbain: Do you have another cat now Eden?
    adoro Rhapsody: i learn a lot here
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: yes Lucinda re Avatar...
    Eliza Madrigal: I keep expecting that film to cause a flood of newbies here... but so far not so much.. hehe... doesn't anyone get it by now? :)))
    Lucinda Lavender: the little filiments of light/connections like fine hairs
    Eden Haiku: PaB is such a great place for that: things come up unexpectedly and you have a circle of friends where you can share it. My real life riends are kind of tired of the story :))
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh I doubt that, Eden... I am sure they love it
    Eliza Madrigal: told anew each time
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: I'm not sure what you are saying - what film?
    Eden Haiku: Yes Aphrodite, we have a new cat and the story of how she came into our life is even spookier :))
    Eliza Madrigal: Avatar.... and Lucinda describes the tree of souls... so beautiful
    adoro Rhapsody: repetitio mater studiorum

    Eliza Madrigal: poor ewan... stuck typing for all eternity....
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes Eden?
    adoro Rhapsody: typing instaed of listening
    Aphrodite Macbain: he has his own world
    Eliza Madrigal: my av has done that before
    adoro Rhapsody: me too
    Eliza Madrigal: takes on a life of its own
    adoro Rhapsody: other life phase
    Eliza Madrigal: :) /me goes back to Listening....

    Aphrodite Macbain: Tell me about the othrcat Eden
    Eden Haiku: When our beloved cat died after a week of sickness, I made a Balinese cleansing ritual throughout the house, with incense, light, Tibetan bells and camphor and flowers and essential oils...
    adoro Rhapsody: rituals !
    adoro Rhapsody: can help
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: and...?
    Eden Haiku: The cat loved to go in the courtyard and he would lie there in his last days. So I also burned some camphor in the courtyard too. And the campher catched fire.
    adoro Rhapsody: to undergo such deep emotions
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh dear
    Eden Haiku: A few minutes later, a little cat appeared on the low wall fencing our courtyard.
    Eden Haiku: She was a copy of our dead cat but much smaller, a kitten of maybe 5 months old.
    Aphrodite Macbain: bye adoro
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh my. did she/he stay with you?
    Eden Haiku: We pet her and then we left for Tadoussac for about5 of 6 days,
    Lucinda Lavender: bye adoro
    Eden Haiku: It is a looooong story.
    Aphrodite Macbain: keep talking
    Lucinda Lavender: but interesting
    Eliza Madrigal: yes
    Eden Haiku: When we came back from our little trip, one early morning I had the kitchen door opened and the kitten came in, started looking everywhere.
    Aphrodite Macbain: as cats do
    Eden Haiku: I wrapped a ball of foil and palyed with the kitten with tears in my eyes.
    Eliza Madrigal smiels
    Eden Haiku: That was mid-July, about 8 years ago.
    Aphrodite Macbain lives this story
    Aphrodite Macbain loves it too
    Eden Haiku: The kitten kept visiting all summer,
    Aphrodite Macbain: of course!
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Eden Haiku: Was not giving it food as I thought he looked well fed,
    Eden Haiku: Just played and played,
    Aphrodite Macbain: it had found a sympathetic soul
    Eden Haiku: Then, on my birthday, at the end of August, as I came back from work.
    Eden Haiku: My boyfriend greeted me at the door, with a finger in front of his mouth.
    Eden Haiku: We tiptoed to our bedroom.
    Eden Haiku: The kitten was sound asleep on our bed.
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh!
    Eden Haiku: I felt a rush of love and gratitude,
    Lucinda Lavender: amazing
    Lucinda Lavender: he must have felt at home
    Aphrodite Macbain: of course!
    Eliza Madrigal: so touching
    Eden Haiku: She kept coming and going. A neighbour told us there was someone giving food to stray cats in the alley. I thought she was a stray cat fed by someone.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Eden - do you live in Quebec?
    Eden Haiku: Yes, in Montreal. But I'm in the countryside for the summer.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Nice. Just wondered as you mentioned Tadoussac. I went to McGill
    Aphrodite Macbain: so what is the little kitten doing now?
    Eden Haiku: I was about to go to the pet shop and adopt her and buy food and litter and toys and stuff,
    Aphrodite Macbain: has it turned into a cat yet?
    Eden Haiku: Then one day she appears with a collar.
    Aphrodite Macbain: sorry I interrupeted
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh!
    Eden Haiku: We had even given her a name "Caramel'
    Lucinda Lavender: nice name
    Eden Haiku: No, my story is really long, I apologize...
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: you were one of the humans she liked to be with
    Eden Haiku: So I write a message around the collar saying we were about to adopt the cat, please give us a call.
    Aphrodite Macbain: and will probably visit you again
    Aphrodite Macbain: and?
    Eden Haiku: I was at work when an unknown neighbor called.
    Eliza Madrigal: ...
    Eden Haiku: My boyfreind broke me the news: it was their cat, they loved it.
    Eliza Madrigal: sigh
    Eden Haiku: My heart was broken.
    Eden Haiku: But she kept coming and coming.
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Eden Haiku: Falling asleep on oyr bed at 10 pm sharp every night.
    Aphrodite Macbain: but you can share it. nothing has really changed you know. you don't need to own it to love it
    Eden Haiku: It was heratbreaking having to put her in the rain. It was fall by then.
    Aphrodite Macbain: aww
    Eden Haiku: On December 31st, the unknown neighbor rings at our door,
    Eden Haiku: A nice guy.
    Eden Haiku: He says: Well, my wife and I thinks Natasha is yours, Would you agree to refund the vet fees and then we will let her go?
    Eliza Madrigal: !
    Eden Haiku: We were so pleased!
    Eliza Madrigal: she chose you
    Lucinda Lavender: wow
    Aphrodite Macbain: wow!
    Aphrodite Macbain: What sensitive generous people
    Eden Haiku: His wife came during Christmastime and we settled things with her. She was crying poor thing because she felt the cat deserted her.
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh... but in the big picture she must have learned a lot about letting go... I love your story, Eden. Thank you so much
    Lucinda Lavender: yes!
    Ewan Bonham: see you all later
    Aphrodite Macbain: Ohhh do they live far away? Can you visit from time to time?
    Eliza Madrigal: Bye Ewan :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye Ewan
    Eden Haiku: So Natasha is ours now, we became friends with the neighbours, they had another cat called Boris and asked us to baby sit. Trust! End of the story.
    Lucinda Lavender: bye Ewan!
    Eliza Madrigal: :))))
    Eliza Madrigal: :::applauds:::::
    Aphrodite Macbain: THANK YOU!
    Lucinda Lavender: lovely
    Aphrodite Macbain: You have begun my day beautifully
    Eden Haiku: Ouhhh! Had no idea I was going to talk so much this morning. You guys are great listeners!!!
    Eliza Madrigal: what a marvelous session today
    Aphrodite Macbain: See you all later!
    Eliza Madrigal: I must go too...
    Eliza Madrigal: Bye Aphrodite :)
    Lucinda Lavender: nice to see you again Aphrodite
    Eden Haiku: Bye Aphrodite, nice to see you again :) Thanks Eliza!
    Eliza Madrigal: ((((( Friends )))))))
    Eden Haiku: Have a nice day Lucinda! Enjoy your daughter!
    Lucinda Lavender: have an inspired day all...
    Lucinda Lavender: thank you I will!

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