2010.08.09 13:00 - Return of the Wol....and Eliza!

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Agatha Macbeth. The comments are by Agatha Macbeth.

    Agatha Macbeth: Hi Adoro
    Bertram Jacobus: hey agatha ! :-)
    adoro Rhapsody: hello agatha
    Agatha Macbeth: Hi Berti
    Bertram Jacobus: play as being watch for women - WHAT IS THAT ? lol ... :o)
    Agatha Macbeth: Da thing dat goeth BOING!!!
    Agatha Macbeth: :)
    Bertram Jacobus: have no adequate english words for that !
    Agatha Macbeth grins like an idiot
    Bertram Jacobus: speachless ... :o)
    Agatha Macbeth: You?
    Bertram Jacobus: yes - paradoxing :o)
    Agatha Macbeth: Ha, my crazy Bert eh?
    adoro Rhapsody: hi dash
    Bertram Jacobus: hello dash :-)
    Dash Earthboy: hey y'all
    Agatha Macbeth: Hello Dash
    Bertram Jacobus: crazy ... hmm ... will think about that ... okay ? :-)
    Agatha Macbeth: Feel free :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Like those blue t-shirts
    adoro Rhapsody: ok
    Dash Earthboy: ;)
    adoro Rhapsody: me too
    Bertram Jacobus: ty - and did you notice ? i did not consider the "my" (!) ... :o)
    Agatha Macbeth: A group ting?
    Agatha Macbeth: thing
    Dash Earthboy: yah a group ting
    Bertram Jacobus: ting were old german ritual places
    adoro Rhapsody: got it from bruce
    Agatha Macbeth: Really?
    Dash Earthboy: yep
    Agatha Macbeth: I'll look that up then
    Bertram Jacobus: yes lol
    Agatha Macbeth: Ah, Bruce is the t-shirt boy no?
    Dash Earthboy: he has been
    adoro Rhapsody: sure
    Agatha Macbeth: I liked his Ram Dass one
    Bertram Jacobus: and there he is ! - hi bruce :-)
    Dash Earthboy: hi bruce
    Agatha Macbeth: Hey Brucie
    adoro Rhapsody: the one and only
    adoro Rhapsody: brucie
    adoro Rhapsody: bye bruce
    Agatha Macbeth: Is he leaving then?
    Bruce Mowbray: Hi, Dash, adoro, Aggers, Bert.
    adoro Rhapsody: nu salut bruce
    Bertram Jacobus: and hello markmonet
    Agatha Macbeth: COME BACK BRUCE!!!
    Bruce Mowbray: Hey, Mark.
    Bertram Jacobus: take a seat if you like mark
    Agatha Macbeth: Hello Mark
    adoro Rhapsody: sorry nit the right word in english
    Agatha Macbeth: Close enough :)
    MarkMonet Thor: hello Agathy And all. How are you all?
    Dash Earthboy: hi mark
    Agatha Macbeth: Ok I guess
    Bertram Jacobus: fine here ty mark - you ?
    Bruce Mowbray: Good to see you again, Mark.
    Agatha Macbeth: Have you been here before Mark?
    adoro Rhapsody: nice to see u
    MarkMonet Thor: Yes, a couple of times. But usually on the tail end of a discussion
    Agatha Macbeth: Ok thanks :)

    At this moment a familiar figure reappears :)))

    Bertram Jacobus: ha ! wol ! :-))
    Agatha Macbeth: I need to ask because of the recording you understand...
    adoro Rhapsody: ha wolly
    Wol Euler: hello everyone
    MarkMonet Thor: Also goood seeing you adora and Bruce
    Bruce Mowbray: Hello, Wol.
    adoro Rhapsody: thnx
    Agatha Macbeth: WOL WELCOME BACK !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Dash Earthboy: hi wol
    Wol Euler beams. Thank you!
    adoro Rhapsody: Hey!
    MarkMonet Thor: Hello Wol
    Agatha Macbeth: Still jet-lagged?
    Wol Euler: yep
    Agatha Macbeth: Awww
    Wol Euler: but trying to live by normal times
    Agatha Macbeth: Not easy
    Wol Euler: well, jetlag is just part of RL travelling.
    Wol Euler shrugs.
    Agatha Macbeth: I don't much, so don't know
    adoro Rhapsody: with SL u need to travel less
    Bertram Jacobus: how was it wol - can you tell in may be ... three words ? lol
    Wol Euler: it gets filed under "shit happens"
    Bertram Jacobus: hy yaku :-)
    Wol Euler: hello yaku
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hey everyone :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Shit sure do happen
    Dash Earthboy: hey yaku
    Bruce Mowbray: Hi, Yaku.
    Agatha Macbeth: Nabend Yaku :)
    adoro Rhapsody: hi yaku
    MarkMonet Thor: Hello Yaku
    Wol Euler counts on her fingers. Blueberry lions enoughness.
    Bertram Jacobus: hehe. ty ! :-))
    Bruce Mowbray: ;-)
    Agatha Macbeth: Ah, blueberry...
    Wol Euler: each of those words unpacks to about 400 other words of explanation
    adoro Rhapsody: i found trill on blueberry hill
    Bertram Jacobus: wonderful
    adoro Rhapsody: thrill
    Bruce Mowbray: bush-tailed trill?
    Agatha Macbeth: Eden was going about blueberries the other day
    Wol Euler: there was bushy-tailedness, yes.
    Wol Euler: "squirrel" was another candidate for hte three word list
    Agatha Macbeth loves bushy tails
    Bruce Mowbray: sorry bush-Y-taled.
    Bruce Mowbray: tailed.
    Agatha Macbeth: In a Neko stylee
    Dash Earthboy: been enjoying much blueberries myself lately
    Bruce Mowbray: or perhaps "taled...."
    Agatha Macbeth: A tall tail?
    Bertram Jacobus: hehe - so ... much nature ...
    Wol Euler: very much.
    Bruce Mowbray: really, Dash --- I am jealous -- I LOVE blueberries.


    Agatha Macbeth: Well - it was a farm yes?
    Wol Euler: I could spend another 1000 words on the food (sighs)
    MarkMonet Thor: Looks like I came in on the tail-end today also
    MarkMonet Thor: Smiles
    Dash Earthboy: yah i think I told you i used to raise them, bruce?
    Bertram Jacobus: hey ara
    Agatha Macbeth: Hi Ara :)
    arabella Ella: Hiya
    Dash Earthboy: hi Ara
    adoro Rhapsody: hi arabella
    Agatha Macbeth: I was beginning to wonder where all the girls had gone :)
    arabella Ella: havent seen you in ages Ags
    Wol Euler: hello ara
    Agatha Macbeth: Nice to see ya back :)
    adoro Rhapsody: me too
    MarkMonet Thor: Hello arabella
    adoro Rhapsody: its first time we meet arabella
    Bruce Mowbray: Hi, arabella.
    arabella Ella: yes pleased to meet you adoro
    adoro Rhapsody: thnx
    adoro Rhapsody: my pleasure
    arabella Ella: :)
    Bruce Mowbray: So --- was someone talking about Ram Dass when I first arrived?
    Agatha Macbeth: I mentioned your famous t-shirt Bruce
    Bruce Mowbray: Oh, that.
    Agatha Macbeth: Don't say that! It was a work of art
    Agatha Macbeth: I liked it
    Bruce Mowbray: ty.
    Bruce Mowbray: ;-)
    Agatha Macbeth: Even if it did look like Karl Marx...
    Agatha Macbeth: [grins]
    Bruce Mowbray: ha ha! Karl might not appreciate that.
    Dash Earthboy: which brother was that?

    Skid? :p

    Bruce Mowbray: Hi, Mickorod.
    Wol Euler: hello mick
    Agatha Macbeth: Hiya Mick :)
    adoro Rhapsody: hi mick
    Agatha Macbeth: Can't keep away eh?
    Dash Earthboy: Hey Mick
    Bertram Jacobus: hey mick ! :-)
    arabella Ella: Hiya Mick
    MarkMonet Thor: Hello Mick
    Bertram Jacobus: lol
    Bruce Mowbray: oh dear.
    Agatha Macbeth: On Ara's lap again :)
    Wol Euler: they're very close friends.
    Bertram Jacobus: lolol
    adoro Rhapsody: wow
    Agatha Macbeth: Still the old tricks eh Mick ;-)
    arabella Ella: what fun
    arabella Ella: LOL
    Bruce Mowbray: ha ha @Yaku.
    Agatha Macbeth: (He doesn't change bless him)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Oi Mick! Sit down will ya
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hi mick
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i love you too
    Mickorod Renard: hi..sorry will wait till i have rezzed propper
    Bertram Jacobus: hi druth
    Agatha Macbeth: And hello Druth
    Yakuzza Lethecus: feel free to sit on my lap :)
    Bruce Mowbray: hello, druth!
    Bertram Jacobus giggles
    Wol Euler: hello druth
    druth Vlodovic: hey :)
    MarkMonet Thor: And druth--Hello
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hi druth
    adoro Rhapsody: hi druth
    Bruce Mowbray: here comes Cal.
    adoro Rhapsody: hi cal
    Wol Euler: hello calvino
    Bertram Jacobus: I'm rezzing......
    Agatha Macbeth: Yo Calvino
    Dash Earthboy: Hi Cal
    Wol Euler: heheh
    Bruce Mowbray: Hi, Calvino. Full house today!
    Bertram Jacobus: .....stll rezzing.....
    Agatha Macbeth: You is one crazy dude Berti
    Bruce Mowbray thinks, A likely story. . .
    Bertram Jacobus: sry ? :-)
    Bertram Jacobus: hey cal :-)
    Calvino Rabeni: Hello everyone :)
    Agatha Macbeth: By the time Mick sits down the session's gonna be over...
    Mickorod Renard: I am mouse less and cant get my head around this new laptop
    Agatha Macbeth: Mouseless?

    Mick finally parks his ass...

    Agatha Macbeth: Yay!
    Mickorod Renard: grin
    Bertram Jacobus: whaow - a new laptop - congratulations mick ! :-)
    arabella Ella: owwwww Mick .... and mouseless too
    Agatha Macbeth: Mouseless and useless
    Mickorod Renard: thankyou,,but it will be better when i find a mouse
    adoro Rhapsody: and cordless too ?
    Wol Euler raises an eyebrow.
    Bruce Mowbray: a bushy-tailed mouse-less?
    adoro Rhapsody: and tailless mouse ?
    Mickorod Renard: so far mostly everything less
    Agatha Macbeth: Less is more ;-)
    adoro Rhapsody: ok thats TAO
    arabella Ella: would a mosquito do instead?
    Dash Earthboy: i'm having that kind of day too Mick
    Agatha Macbeth: Is it me or is Yaku invisible?
    MarkMonet Thor: More or less
    Wol Euler chuckles.
    Wol Euler: it's you.
    adoro Rhapsody: use less day
    Agatha Macbeth: Ah
    adoro Rhapsody: emptyness
    Agatha Macbeth: Use less pay less
    adoro Rhapsody: emptyness
    Agatha Macbeth: Loch Ness
    Bertram Jacobus: mostly that changes when we change our view agatha ... :-)
    adoro Rhapsody: we make a full circle
    Wol Euler: we get extra karma points for that, adoro.
    Agatha Macbeth: :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Karma chameleons
    Dash Earthboy: will the circle be unbroken?
    Dash Earthboy: sorry tunes come to mind like that
    Bruce Mowbray: It's great, Dash!
    adoro Rhapsody: lords of the ring ?
    Dash Earthboy: mountain music adoro

    Bert passes round pics...

    Agatha Macbeth: ty Bert
    Wol Euler: ty bert
    arabella Ella: ty bert
    Bruce Mowbray: tahks for the photo, Bert.
    Bertram Jacobus: all very welcome plz ty :-)
    Dash Earthboy: ty bert
    adoro Rhapsody: thnx
    adoro Rhapsody: this is magical moment
    Dash Earthboy: has anybody seen a hummingbird around here?


    MarkMonet Thor: Yes, that deserve a TY all around.
    Agatha Macbeth: I have a humming bird tattoo
    Dash Earthboy: do tell
    Dash Earthboy: ')
    Agatha Macbeth: Not wearing it right now
    Dash Earthboy: oh one of THOSE tats?
    Agatha Macbeth: On my tum-tum
    Bertram Jacobus: i didn´t see such (humming bird), but felt the moment (magic), too (!) ...
    adoro Rhapsody: i have to leave and break the circle sorry
    adoro Rhapsody: bye
    Agatha Macbeth: Aww
    arabella Ella: wb Mick
    Wol Euler: bye adoro
    Bertram Jacobus: wb mick ...
    Agatha Macbeth: C ya Adoro, take care
    Dash Earthboy: bye adoro
    Bruce Mowbray: have a good evening, adoro!
    arabella Ella: not such a soft landing this time
    Bertram Jacobus: and bye adoro
    arabella Ella: bye adoro
    Agatha Macbeth: And wb mick
    Mickorod Renard: hi everyone
    Dash Earthboy: wb mick
    Mickorod Renard: thanks Bert
    Bertram Jacobus: yvw mick
    Mickorod Renard: wow,,nice picture
    Bertram Jacobus: hehe - yess :-) we all helped to make it
    Bertram Jacobus: and adoro ... :-)
    Mickorod Renard: he he ,,and hiya Wol,,ur back!
    Wol Euler: I am!
    Mickorod Renard: did u have a nice holiday?
    Wol Euler: and am drumming up business for the German retreat in two months
    Bruce Mowbray: in Stuttgart.
    Wol Euler: indeed.
    Mickorod Renard: yikes,,i need to check my dates again
    Bruce Mowbray: There's also a New Orleans retreat in January.
    Agatha Macbeth nods
    Agatha Macbeth: I heard about that
    Mickorod Renard: mmm//me thinks i will be at work in january
    arabella Ella: and Malta again in just over a year
    Agatha Macbeth: Now that's one place I've always wanted to see
    Bruce Mowbray: [very few hurricanes in January, fortunately]
    Mickorod Renard: what month Ara?
    Agatha Macbeth grins @ Bruce
    arabella Ella: January 2012
    Mickorod Renard: eeek
    Wol Euler nods. We blocked in quite a lot of future retreats last week, Eos has listed them all on the website
    Agatha Macbeth: Whoa
    Agatha Macbeth: (I'll take a look)
    arabella Ella: oh one in Assisi too he said
    Mickorod Renard: ok,,i will cross check them with my ols
    Agatha Macbeth: How's Francis?
    Mickorod Renard: assisi..wow,,i wud like to go there
    arabella Ella: not too bad Ags
    Agatha Macbeth: Great
    arabella Ella: he sends his best wishes to you
    Agatha Macbeth: Aww, bless 'im
    arabella Ella: and hopes to see you at the Assissi retreat
    Mickorod Renard: is it Geo thats a franciscan monk?
    Agatha Macbeth: Hope he's still looking after the animals
    arabella Ella: of course
    arabella Ella: yes Mick
    Mickorod Renard: I havnt seen Geo for ages
    Agatha Macbeth: I've never seen him :(
    Bruce Mowbray: I've not met Geo yet.
    Mickorod Renard: maybe he has an alt,,perhaps its Ags?
    arabella Ella: Geo had said something about not being able to be on line for a time but still enjoying following up on emails to the group
    Bruce Mowbray: I'll bet it's aggers.
    Agatha Macbeth starts talking butch
    Wol Euler: there was talk of making the Nova Scotia 2012 retreat two weeks long
    Wol Euler: people could attend either week or both
    Agatha Macbeth: OMG
    Wol Euler intends to attend both
    Bruce Mowbray: Franciscan butch?
    Wol Euler: *2011 sorry
    Agatha Macbeth: You can afford to dear ;-)
    Wol Euler: and a possible retreat in Tokyo in April 2012
    Agatha Macbeth: Wow
    Agatha Macbeth: Before the world ends? HAHAHA
    Mickorod Renard: u cud do a world tour of retreats
    Wol Euler: during.
    arabella Ella: April in Tokyo how lovely during cherry blossom season :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Sakura :)
    Wol Euler: just after, actually, the peak season is hideously expensive
    Mickorod Renard: yea,,maybe tokyo will be after the end of the world
    Agatha Macbeth can imagine
    Dash Earthboy: thinks there's probably alot of charges during those retreats
    Mickorod Renard: what month is the world ending?
    Agatha Macbeth: December 2012....alledgedly
    Bruce Mowbray: I'm waiting for teleportation to be perfected before I do a world tour.
    Mickorod Renard: ahh,,so thats why we need to get so many retreats in
    Agatha Macbeth: We had a lot of silly talk about it at Adams' session yesterday
    Mickorod Renard: yes?
    Wol Euler: mmm?
    Agatha Macbeth: I just switched off in the end

    And another familiar figure returns to the fold...

    Wol Euler cheers! Eliza!!
    Agatha Macbeth: Liz!!! :))
    Mickorod Renard: thats best time to switch off
    Agatha Macbeth: WB
    Wol Euler grins
    Bertram Jacobus: hi eliza :-)
    Mickorod Renard: Hi Eliza
    Dash Earthboy: hi Eliza
    Bruce Mowbray: Hi, Eliza.
    arabella Ella: Hiya Eliza!
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Everyone!! :)) So glad to have been allowed to sign on...
    Agatha Macbeth: Return of the Liz...return of the Liz...
    Eliza Madrigal: strange that now I'm wearing clothing I put on months ago... hah
    Agatha Macbeth: Hope you washed it ;-)
    Eliza Madrigal: So nice to *see* everyone
    Wol Euler: indeed :)
    Mickorod Renard: likewise
    arabella Ella: lovely to see you again
    Agatha Macbeth: Nice to *see* you too!!
    Bruce Mowbray: good to *see* you too.
    Bertram Jacobus: :-) ...
    Agatha Macbeth: Snap
    Eliza Madrigal: Wol, are you all settled in at home? Laundry done? :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Sorta
    Mickorod Renard: druth is still a cloud to me
    Bruce Mowbray: Hey Dash, the circle is once again un-broken.
    Bertram Jacobus: not to me mick
    Dash Earthboy: :)
    Wol Euler: yes, thanks; but I can feel that there is some jetlag madness still to come
    Mickorod Renard: :)
    Bruce Mowbray: She's looking good to me too.
    Agatha Macbeth: Aww
    Eliza Madrigal: jetlag usually takes a few days to really hit I guess
    Bruce Mowbray: [no pity from aggers]
    Agatha Macbeth: ??
    Wol Euler: :)
    Bruce Mowbray: awwww....


    Agatha Macbeth is a very caring person...
    Wol Euler: yeah, the first day or two your body is in shock, doesn't really know what's up. The fun starts on the third or fourth day in the new timezone
    Agatha Macbeth: Oops
    Dash Earthboy: hello i must be going...good to see y'all
    Agatha Macbeth: C ya Dash have fun
    Bruce Mowbray agrees that aggers is both caring and compassionate (except sometimes when she talks during the bell - like Bruce.)
    MarkMonet Thor: Bye Dash
    Bertram Jacobus: bye dash - have a nice time ! *wave* ... :-)
    arabella Ella: bye dash
    Wol Euler: bye dash, take care
    Bruce Mowbray: Bye Dash... come back!
    Eliza Madrigal giggles @ Bruce
    Mickorod Renard: bye dash
    Agatha Macbeth: Perhaps he's the 'mad Dash' I keep hearing about
    Eliza Madrigal: must be
    Wol Euler chortles.
    Bruce Mowbray: but just a dash of Mad Dash.
    Agatha Macbeth: A dash is enough...
    Bruce Mowbray: [dashness]
    Bertram Jacobus: i´ll leave - ty all . may all beings be happy plz ! ...
    Eliza Madrigal wants to hear everything that 'happened' while she was away...
    Eliza Madrigal: Bye Bert :)
    Wol Euler: bye bert, take care
    Bruce Mowbray: bye, Eliza.
    Agatha Macbeth: May all Berts be happy too :)
    Bertram Jacobus: tyty ;-)
    Bruce Mowbray: Bye Bert (not eliza, sorry)
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Mickorod Renard: bye bert
    Mickorod Renard: i am so slow
    Agatha Macbeth: And mouseless
    Eliza Madrigal: that's okay Mick... be slow but be here :) Nice to see you
    Agatha Macbeth: 'Sans souris'
    Wol Euler: one thing that should have happened at the retreat, but didn't
    Bruce Mowbray: although not tailless.
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh? listens...
    Wol Euler: and which I wish had happened is
    Wol Euler: onigokko
    Bruce Mowbray listen. . . .
    Eliza Madrigal: hahahah, yes indeed
    Agatha Macbeth: Yay
    arabella Ella: LOL
    MarkMonet Thor: hmmm
    Eliza Madrigal rushes for her inventory...
    Wol Euler: I can't believe we didn't do this in RL when we had the chance
    Mickorod Renard: cool
    Mickorod Renard: yipeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    arabella Ella: seems like a few people here need a tail
    Agatha Macbeth: Or an eye...
    Eliza Madrigal: stop
    Bruce Mowbray: stop
    Eliza Madrigal: onigokko
    Eliza Madrigal: There, a little better....
    Wol Euler: did anyone give Mark one?
    Agatha Macbeth: Does Mark have one?
    Eliza Madrigal nudges Mark
    Agatha Macbeth: Snap
    MarkMonet Thor: Thank you, thank you
    Eliza Madrigal: yes... I did
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Bruce Mowbray: someone get one to Mark!
    Wol Euler: good :)
    Eliza Madrigal: stop
    Wol Euler: just wear it, it's invisible and mostly harmless
    Agatha Macbeth: Mark my words...
    Bruce Mowbray: except it could put out you eye.
    Agatha Macbeth: Eye eye
    Bruce Mowbray: your.
    arabella Ella: it just makes us look rather mad at times
    Wol Euler: somebody who carries swords is unlikely to be worrie3d about that.
    Eliza Madrigal: dashing around
    arabella Ella: which is fun
    Agatha Macbeth: At times?
    arabella Ella: always?
    arabella Ella: LOL
    Agatha Macbeth: Did somebody drop one?
    Eliza Madrigal: hm, I hear the music but see no dashing presently...
    Eliza Madrigal: hope I didn't again...sigh
    Agatha Macbeth: Ha!
    Wol Euler: oh no, not again :)
    Mickorod Renard: it wasnt me
    Bruce Mowbray: Oh NOOOOO!!!!!
    Eliza Madrigal: I only read about that
    Agatha Macbeth: 'Find the onigokko'
    Eliza Madrigal: eeeek
    Wol Euler: eliza, check your inventory, are you still wearing yours?
    MarkMonet Thor: I have a onogokko, but cannot get it to work
    Eliza Madrigal is just a little clumsy
    Wol Euler: just wear it
    Agatha Macbeth gets Storm on her phone
    Eliza Madrigal: I'm wearing mine
    Wol Euler: it activates when somebody says
    Eliza Madrigal: but I did try to give one to Mark
    Wol Euler: onigokko
    MarkMonet Thor: I am
    Eliza Madrigal: which is how I dropped the other one
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah! There you go Mark!
    MarkMonet Thor: Are they all linked?
    Bruce Mowbray: nope -- they are separate -- just all activated.
    Bruce Mowbray: stop
    Wol Euler: there, it's off now
    MarkMonet Thor: Who controls them?
    Bruce Mowbray: Friday came a bit early this week.
    Agatha Macbeth: MJ12?
    Wol Euler: they all start whenever somebody says "onigokko" within your hearing
    MarkMonet Thor: OH, I see
    Agatha Macbeth: It's a woyd ting
    arabella Ella: why not give it a try MarkMonet
    MarkMonet Thor: Lets see, onigokko
    Wol Euler: hello bleu!
    Bruce Mowbray: Hi, Bleu.
    Bleu Oleander: hi all :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Hiya Bleu :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Bleu :)
    Wol Euler: has to be first and only word you speak
    arabella Ella: only the one word
    arabella Ella: without let's see
    MarkMonet Thor: OK, TY
    Eliza Madrigal: great look today Bleu... fantastic
    Bleu Oleander: hey, ty Eliza :)
    Bruce Mowbray: orrrrr..... you could also do the Japanese children's dance....
    Agatha Macbeth: Great look every day ;-)
    MarkMonet Thor: Hello Bleu
    Bleu Oleander: hi MarkMonet
    Bruce Mowbray: hello, zephyr.
    Eliza Madrigal: so no takers on telling me 'everything' that happened in the last week? heheh
    Mickorod Renard: Hi,,whoever has just arrived
    Bleu Oleander: have you already discussed the retreat?
    Agatha Macbeth: How long do we have?
    Bruce Mowbray: opps- - - Zeph is still flying.
    Mickorod Renard: I am hardly here
    Bleu Oleander: will there be a special session?
    Eliza Madrigal: You know we never talked about that Bleu
    Eliza Madrigal: wonder if we should
    Agatha Macbeth was wondering too
    Bleu Oleander: yes
    Bruce Mowbray: a theme session?
    Bleu Oleander: don't we always?
    Eliza Madrigal: yes, often there is one...
    Eliza Madrigal: After Malta every person who attended held their own session
    Wol Euler: [13:12] Bertram Jacobus: how was it wol - can you tell in may be ... three words ? lol [13:12] Wol Euler counts on her fingers. Blueberry lions enoughness.
    Agatha Macbeth: Oh my
    Eliza Madrigal: then after SFrancisco we wrote essays and had just one session
    Wol Euler: we should have discussed that at the retreat.
    Bruce Mowbray: lying down like a rotting log.


    Eliza Madrigal: Maybe Blueberry Lion Enoughness is sufficient
    Agatha Macbeth: Iron like a lion in Zion
    Mickorod Renard: can that be made into a haiku?
    Agatha Macbeth: Probably
    Eliza Madrigal: Rotting Log practice was definitely central...
    Wol Euler: mmhmm
    Eliza Madrigal: and being seen
    Agatha Macbeth: Can you elaborate Liz?
    Agatha Macbeth: That's Latin for 'say more'?
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Let me grab a little of the frame given by the guardian/host of Windhorse Farms...
    Agatha Macbeth: Okies
    Mickorod Renard: well,,whatever u did there sounds like it must be worth 2 weeks next time
    Bruce Mowbray: bye Mark.
    Wol Euler notes that Yaku has signed up for the Stuttgart retreat! Well done!
    Agatha Macbeth: So he should ;-)
    Eliza Madrigal: yay, Yaku!
    MarkMonet Thor: I must go, but nice meeting you for the first time.
    Wol Euler: bye mark, take care.
    Bleu Oleander: nice Yaku
    Eliza Madrigal: Nice to meet you Mark :)
    MarkMonet Thor: Bows with respect
    Bleu Oleander: bye Mark
    Agatha Macbeth: Bye Mark, thrust well
    Agatha Macbeth: (With your sword)
    Wol Euler: o.O
    MarkMonet Thor: Cheers, and be good all.
    Eliza Madrigal grins
    MarkMonet Thor: Smiles
    arabella Ella: bye Mark
    Eliza Madrigal: Okay... here is "Forest Practice" according to Jim Drescher: Sit Like a Frog Stand like a tree. Sit like a frog. Lie down like a rotting log. See forms like an owl. Hear sounds like the white-tailed deer. Smell the wind like a horse. Taste nectar like a bee. Feel your world like a bob cat. Be discriminating without commentary. Be fully human: Upright and balanced, Expansive and sensitive, Tender and fearless, Open, spacious and relaxed. There is nothing missing So take the royal seat --- Protect this earth and all our relations. whf april 2009 See How It Is First see how it is. Then just be --- open, spacious and relaxed. Now, what draws you to engage In uncovering inherent richness? Honestly and thoroughly explore your doubt, But don’t take refuge there. Penetrate the veils that obscure Primordial wisdom. Rest there. Relax into wakefulness. Wake up into relaxation With things as they are. Nothing is missing So take the royal seat. Protect this earth and All our relations.
    Mickorod Renard: bye mark
    Mickorod Renard: thats a h of a haiku
    Bleu Oleander: sounds like anywhere practice
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh, and there is another part, but hard to copy from a pdf...
    Eliza Madrigal: Indeed Bleu
    Agatha Macbeth: What isn't?
    Mickorod Renard: I just tried it in rap,,sounds good
    Eliza Madrigal: hehehe
    Agatha Macbeth: What, pdf?
    Wol Euler snaps her fingers in time.
    Agatha Macbeth: In time for what?
    Wol Euler: in time to the beats, my dear.
    Agatha Macbeth: Oh
    Wol Euler: :)
    Mickorod Renard: u need an accent and baggy trousers too
    Wol Euler: and cheap and hideous jewellry
    Agatha Macbeth: Include me out then
    Mickorod Renard: oh yea
    Eliza Madrigal: swagger like us..
    Wol Euler: and boast about hanging out in neighbourhoods that you lock your car doors while driving through.
    Eliza Madrigal: Would you like to read the rest?
    Wol Euler: please :)
    Eliza Madrigal: whf april 2010 Drown in Your World Look at whatever catches your eye ball. Listen intently to coarse and subtle sounds. Flare your nostrils and breathe. Move your tongue. Touch your world. Curiosity is motivation enough. Let go and relax into open space. As the world surges toward you, See it, hear it, smell it, taste it, feel it. Leap into the depth and cool warmth of beauty. Willingly Joyfully Hopelessly Fearlessly drown in your world. There is nothing else. There is nothing missing. whf May 2010
    Mickorod Renard: mine locks me in automaticaslly,,I recon my car is chicken
    Eliza Madrigal: your car would probably not sign up for the night alone in the forest I guess Mick :)
    Mickorod Renard: :)
    Wol Euler: heheh
    Bruce Mowbray muses: Curiosity, wonder, and beauty. . .
    Mickorod Renard: I see there is nothing much about sex in this one,,which would indicate its not rap
    Agatha Macbeth: Yes Bruce?
    Bruce Mowbray: just musing about some parts of the "haiku"
    Agatha Macbeth: Oh, thought you meant me
    arabella Ella: did any of you actually spend a night alone in the forest?
    Bruce Mowbray: you are indeed curious, aggers.
    Wol Euler: er, no.
    Agatha Macbeth: And beautiful!
    arabella Ella: of course he meant you Ags
    Bruce Mowbray: and wondrous.
    Eliza Madrigal: No Ara.. I left thinking that I might if given the chance though... and some did take a night walk
    Wol Euler: there was a night walk, though, which some went on.
    arabella Ella: ah interesting
    tree hugging.jpgWol Euler: others (coughs) stayed in bed and got up early next morning for the dawn chorus
    Agatha Macbeth: Nova Scotia somnambulists...
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh... hm, yes
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Bruce Mowbray: was the forest floor soft?
    Wol Euler: very
    Wol Euler: surprisingly so
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh so soft Bruce.... soft enough to run in
    Agatha Macbeth: Any tree hugging?
    Eliza Madrigal: and not hear oneself running in
    Eliza Madrigal: tree touching....
    Eliza Madrigal: tree listening to...
    Agatha Macbeth: Did the trees touch back?
    Wol Euler: who had the tree hugger t-shirt? was that you, eliza?
    Eliza Madrigal: yes I think they did
    Bruce Mowbray: Good to hear that there was tree listening.
    Wol Euler grins
    Eliza Madrigal: and yes I was :)
    Eliza Madrigal: hehehe *it was
    Agatha Macbeth: Leaf well alone
    Bruce Mowbray: If we are standing like trees stand, then we should at least listen to them also.
    Agatha Macbeth: Or call your branch manager
    Wol Euler: ha!
    Bleu Oleander: ha!



    Agatha Macbeth: Could be the root of the problem
    Bruce Mowbray: [too trunk-ated for me]
    Bleu Oleander: leaf it alone
    Bruce Mowbray: ;-(
    Agatha Macbeth sighs
    Mickorod Renard: ur all barkin mad
    Wol Euler: oh, as if they were worse than your jokes :)
    Agatha Macbeth: They are :p
    Bleu Oleander: what jokes?
    Eliza Madrigal: a fait accompli
    Agatha Macbeth: Mais oui
    Agatha Macbeth: C'est vrai
    arabella Ella loves to hug trees
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Agatha Macbeth loves to hug Ara
    arabella Ella: (but not many on this rock)
    Eliza Madrigal: I took a picture of two trees hugging...
    arabella Ella: ah Ags perhaps I should respond privately
    arabella Ella: :)
    Agatha Macbeth: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: I'll post it into the log with Agatha's permission
    Agatha Macbeth: Natch
    Agatha Macbeth: In jpeg of course...
    Eliza Madrigal: ty :)
    Agatha Macbeth: np :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Calvino Rabeni finally heeds the call to "reboot your system now"
    Wol Euler: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: it needs a kick?
    Agatha Macbeth: Or a mouse?
    Wol Euler: reboots are retreats for computer OSes
    arabella Ella: would be nice to see that pix Eliza
    Eliza Madrigal: I'll definitely post it Ara... It is quite sweet
    Agatha Macbeth: C'est très douce cherie
    arabella Ella: thanks
    arabella Ella: merci beaucoup
    arabella Ella: (once we are into french it seems)
    Eliza Madrigal: like blueberries and the way we all were with one another
    Agatha Macbeth: Parmi les arbres...
    Agatha Macbeth: I need to know more about this blueberry thing
    Mickorod Renard: all soft and juicy?
    Eliza Madrigal: and like the forest itself... didn't think of forests as 'sweet' before...
    Agatha Macbeth: Who me?
    Eliza Madrigal: definitely juicy Mick :)
    Mickorod Renard: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: and yes quite soft
    arabella Ella: could we at least try to guess ... did you pick them and eat them?
    Agatha Macbeth: Magic blueberries...
    Eliza Madrigal: Wol would you like to explain the blueberries? :)
    Wol Euler: hmmm
    Bleu Oleander: my dogs love bleuberries
    Wol Euler: who started it, I wonder?
    Wol Euler: all the food at the retreat was fresh and organic
    Mickorod Renard: did Storm go?
    Eliza Madrigal: not this time Mick
    Wol Euler: much of it came from the farm itself, including the blueberries that we had at lunch one day, early on
    arabella Ella: how many were you in all?
    Mickorod Renard: ok,,i cud imagine him having a stock of pea shooters for blueberries
    Wol Euler: after lunch, we were talking about experiencing things-that-are, about "the is-ness of all that is"
    Wol Euler: and somebody mentioned the blueberries as an example of thing that are.
    Bleu Oleander: or were
    Wol Euler: and for the rest of the retreat, they were our totem, our token example of really-being-ness
    Mickorod Renard: :)
    arabella Ella: wow cool
    Wol Euler: it was :)
    Eliza Madrigal: :) yes... our symbol of enoughness
    Wol Euler: oh, right!
    arabella Ella: and there was i imagining you all bombarding each other with lots of fresly cut blueberries
    Wol Euler: you're right, I was wrong. They came up when discussing enoughness
    Agatha Macbeth: The odd thing is eden mentioned something about Blueberries in the one of the logs to...
    Agatha Macbeth: too
    Eliza Madrigal giggles... that might have happened after just a few more days Ara... then we would have really needed to take a collective bath....
    Agatha Macbeth: Something about 'breaking a spell'
    Mickorod Renard: yes,,u cud have had a bonding session,,rolling around in a bath of them,,naked
    Agatha Macbeth: A bondage session? ;-)
    Bleu Oleander: naked blueberries?
    Eliza Madrigal: Enoughness indeed was the same discussion Wol "all that IS" mmmm
    Mickorod Renard: i am glad u added the d
    Eliza Madrigal laughs at Bleu
    Agatha Macbeth: Even worse
    Mickorod Renard: grin
    Eliza Madrigal: yes blueberries need nothing added
    Wol Euler: well, htere was a very large bathtub, and a sauna.
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Agatha Macbeth coughs
    Bruce Mowbray: [then clothes do not have to be added either]
    Mickorod Renard: well,,next time,,as its 2 weeks,,u cud fill the sauna with them
    Eliza Madrigal: I like the way they were just gently included into everything...
    Bruce Mowbray: we would come out looking like na'vi
    Eliza Madrigal: hah
    Wol Euler: heheh
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh, did I answer Ara... there were 7 of us
    arabella Ella imagines a Na'Vi looking retreat group
    arabella Ella: ah ty Eliza
    Mickorod Renard: 7,,thats an interesting number
    Eliza Madrigal: it was a very nice balance
    Wol Euler nods
    Eliza Madrigal: more would have been great too though... the environment was more than accomodating
    Mickorod Renard: how big is the sauna?
    Wol Euler: I never actually went. Did you, Eliza?
    Eliza Madrigal: No... alas
    Bruce Mowbray: did the sauna have big-enoughness?
    Wol Euler: next time


    Eliza Madrigal: yes... so now we have 1. onigokko, 2. sauna, 3. signing guest book
    Agatha Macbeth: 4.blueberries
    Wol Euler: 5. lion
    Eliza Madrigal: :)))
    Agatha Macbeth: Boogie
    Bruce Mowbray: no aflac?
    Wol Euler: oh, wait, sorry, I misunderstood what you were counting off :(
    Wol Euler: we don't actually need a lion.
    Eliza Madrigal: just a laughing loon Bruce
    Agatha Macbeth: Aslan?
    Eliza Madrigal: "Be the lion" ?
    Wol Euler grins and nods.
    Wol Euler: I have the same feeling about this as I did after the Malta retreat: at the time the days felt absolutely packed full, but in retrospect I can't figure out what we did with all the time
    Eliza Madrigal: It was restful time... very even
    Eliza Madrigal: non intrusive and nurturing
    Wol Euler nods.
    Bruce Mowbray: time contracts to the size of the things that you do.
    Eliza Madrigal: what an interesting thought, Bruce
    Wol Euler: nurturing is a good word.
    Agatha Macbeth: Parkinson's law?
    Bruce Mowbray: it also expands to fit them.
    Eliza Madrigal: It was like the food... clean, fresh, balanced
    Bleu Oleander: so would you repeat that location sometime?
    Eliza Madrigal: yes :)
    Wol Euler: yes, next year
    Wol Euler: same time, roughly
    Wol Euler: perhaps for two weeks
    Eliza Madrigal: yes depending on interest
    Wol Euler: which if it happens, I'm definitely staying for both
    Yakuzza Lethecus: good night
    Eliza Madrigal: Night Ya
    Agatha Macbeth: Bye yaku
    Bleu Oleander: nite Yaku
    Wol Euler: 'night yaku
    Mickorod Renard: nite yaku
    Mickorod Renard: love to yaku
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Agatha Macbeth: ?
    Mickorod Renard: :)
    arabella Ella: i must go too nite all
    Eliza Madrigal: Night Ara
    Wol Euler: 'night ara, take care
    Bleu Oleander: me too :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Bye ara, take care
    Bruce Mowbray: me too,, Good night everyone and thanks.
    Agatha Macbeth: U2 Bleu
    Eliza Madrigal: sigh... yes, time to begin laundry and serve my children food now way below my own spoiled standards... haha
    Wol Euler: bye blue, bye bruce.
    Bleu Oleander: bye everyone .... take care
    Wol Euler: heheheheheh
    Eliza Madrigal: Bye Bleu, Bruce
    Wol Euler: I hear you, Eliza. That was far too good.
    Agatha Macbeth basically waves bye to everyone
    Mickorod Renard: bye bruce
    Eliza Madrigal: Everyone :) ((((( ))))))
    Eliza Madrigal: hahaha... yes they are tired of hearing about it and a little scared I think...
    Eliza Madrigal: hahahah
    Mickorod Renard: bye everyone who I have missed
    Agatha Macbeth: Scared of blueberries
    Eliza Madrigal: wondering what I'll be cooking... or not cooking :)
    Wol Euler: take care, eliza, cook well and happily
    Mickorod Renard: love to everyne
    Eliza Madrigal: Hah, yes Agatha... how silly we can be
    Wol Euler: tell'em about the raw zucchini spaghetti.
    Agatha Macbeth: And don't forget the salt
    Eliza Madrigal: Namaste Dear Friends _/!\_
    Agatha Macbeth: Very!
    Wol Euler gives you a quick hug goodbye
    Agatha Macbeth: Lovely dress btw
    Eliza Madrigal: (((((Wol)))) :)
    Eliza Madrigal: ((((Agatha too))))
    Eliza Madrigal: Okay... bye for now
    Agatha Macbeth: Yay!
    Eliza Madrigal: Night :) Thanks
    Wol Euler grins.
    Wol Euler: that was fun.
    Wol Euler: shall we have a look at your plot?
    Agatha Macbeth looks round at the empty pagoda
    Agatha Macbeth: Yeah, let's
    Agatha Macbeth: :)
    Wol Euler: lead on
    Agatha Macbeth: Walk this way as they say

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