2010.08.16 07:00 - The Year of Her Enlightenment

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Eden Haiku. The comments are by Eden Haiku. A billboard handwritten birthday card was waiting for Eliza. We had a fun session, drinking champagne punch and eating slices of cake with much rounds of applause for the happy birthday girl who was stunning in her "grey goddess" short skirt. [I remembered to take a snapshot only when she stepped out, unfortunately :) but had the chance to take her picture later in the day .Birthday girl Eliza.jpg

    ]Attendees were: Eliza, Bertram, Yakuzza, Agatha, Zen, Bruce and Aphrodite.



    The birthday girl twirling like in a musical box
    Eliza Madrigal: what a magical dress, Eden!
    Eliza Madrigal: OH!!!
    Eliza Madrigal: (((( Eden!! ))) Thank you so much
    Eliza Madrigal: You have beautiful handwriting
    Eden Haiku: Hey ****Happy Birthday **** ((((Eliza))))
    Eliza Madrigal: :::beaming::::
    Bertram Jacobus: helloo :-)
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Bertram :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Eden, isn't your birthday very nearby?
    Eden Haiku: Thanks :)
    Eden Haiku: End of the month only. Today is YOUR day !
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Bertram Jacobus: your rl birthday eliza ? :-) today ? ... :-)
    Eden Haiku: You are whirling like a dancing box!
    Eliza Madrigal: Well, it IS a lovely day and I feel happy to be here
    Eliza Madrigal: yes Bertram :) I turn 40 today :))
    Eden Haiku: So happy to see you this morning.
    Bertram Jacobus: whaow - great !so have a very nice year as well as a nice day today eliza - congratulations ! :-)
    Eliza Madrigal: someone told me that Shakyamuni became enlightened at 40... think I have a shot? hehehe
    Eliza Madrigal giggles
    Eliza Madrigal: Thank you both very much _/!\_
    Bertram Jacobus: hehe - "the good, old shakyamuni" ! ... :o)
    Eliza Madrigal grins
    Eden Haiku: It is early but we can have some champagne punch :)
    Eden Haiku: Hi Bertram :)))
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh, sure!
    Bertram Jacobus: we live in very nice times where age is more and more and longer and longer very well "bearable" i find (!) ... :-)
    Eden Haiku: To your enlightenment Eliza! Cheers!
    Eliza Madrigal: CHEERS! Thank you!!
    Bertram Jacobus: and thanxx for the champagne punch eden ! ;-) - yes cheers ! to the enlightement of all beings plz ? ;-)
    Eliza Madrigal: bearable, yes... think we may (even as a society) be coming to our senses to appreciate the workings of time
    Eden Haiku: You are 40 years old today Eliza? WOW!
    Eliza Madrigal: Indeed... 40 and the mom of a college aged daughter...
    Eliza Madrigal: what a blink
    Eliza Madrigal: I do feel that I've rediscovered childhood innocence and play though, in many ways...
    Eden Haiku: You are so incredibly young! Welcome in the adults group dear :)))
    Eliza Madrigal: here with you guys :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hey everyone
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Ya! :)
    Bertram Jacobus: some seem to have problems with wearing some things on this sim since a while - so me too - can't wear the punch , sry ...
    Bertram Jacobus: hy yaku
    Yakuzza Lethecus: HAPPY BDAY ELIZA!
    Yakuzza Lethecus: again :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Haha, Am I an official "grown up" now Eden?
    Eliza Madrigal: Thanks Ya! :)
    Eden Haiku: Hello Yaku!
    Yakuzza Lethecus: 40 ?
    Eliza Madrigal: yes
    Eden Haiku: You are an official grown up! :)))
    Eliza Madrigal: woohoo
    Yakuzza Lethecus: so you start counting days until retirement ? *bad joking*
    Eden Haiku: Bad joking ;(((
    Eliza Madrigal is already at rest ;-)
    Bertram Jacobus: lol that's very typical yaku lol ... :o)
    Eliza Madrigal: What a nice thought though, Bert, to take one's birthday and wish for all beings to be happy/enlightened/awake
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Agatha! :)
    Eden Haiku: What are you wishing for Eliza ?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hi aga
    Agatha Macbeth: Hiya Liz :))
    Eden Haiku: hello Agatha :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Hello Yaku, Edie, Berti
    Bertram Jacobus: hello aggers :-)
    Eden Haiku: Some more vacation Agatha ?
    Agatha Macbeth: This week yes :p
    Eliza Madrigal: fantastic!
    Agatha Macbeth: YAY
    Bertram Jacobus: and so happy that you feel it like that eliza - as "a nice thought" (!) ... :-)
    Eden Haiku: Nice to have you here in the morning Agga :))
    Agatha Macbeth: Or even the afternoon ;-)
    Eliza Madrigal: what's time among friends? hehe
    Agatha Macbeth: 'Notime' ?
    Eliza Madrigal smiles
    Eden Haiku: smiles
    Bertram Jacobus: time ... terrible topic lol :o) (because many have such strange ideas of it) ... :o)
    Agatha Macbeth: When is the time session Liz?
    Eliza Madrigal: Friday at 6AM SLT
    Agatha Macbeth: Riiiight...
    Eliza Madrigal: which then spills over into my morning session at 7AM
    Yakuzza Lethecus: we should give up the idea of birthday party´s as well in a sense of no time :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Which is 2AM for me, ok
    Agatha Macbeth: 2PM
    Agatha Macbeth: I mean
    Eliza Madrigal: Ohhh, hah...
    Bertram Jacobus: 3 pm in the rest of europe ... ;-)
    Eliza Madrigal: I used to be very stressed about birthdays...
    Agatha Macbeth nods
    Eliza Madrigal: used to use them as a ruler
    Yakuzza Lethecus: no portugal and ireland
    Agatha Macbeth: Oh Happy Birthday Liz!
    Yakuzza Lethecus: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: fretting "but I haven't done ___, or ___, or ___..." feeling very behind
    Eliza Madrigal: Thank you Agatha :)))
    Bertram Jacobus: well informed yaku ! (ty for sharing) :-9
    Agatha Macbeth: Leo girl
    Eliza Madrigal: seems so
    Eden Haiku: One college daughter is already quite an accomplishment :)))
    Eliza Madrigal: Indeed
    Eliza Madrigal: but that's how we are sometimes... think a 'successful life' = certain things...
    Big rounds of applause for ((((ELiza))))
    Eden Haiku: And all you accomplished here for Play as Being as a coordinator and all that you are still doing in the Working Group deserves a big round of applause Eliza!!!!
    Eliza Madrigal: Anyway, now I can celebrate because it isn't a big deal... not taking it or myself 'seriously'
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh, thank you Eden ((( )))
    Agatha Macbeth claps
    Yakuzza Lethecus: yes, eliza ur the glue here :)
    Bertram Jacobus:**********Applause!!**********
    Eden Haiku: looking for her clapping gesture...
    Yakuzza Lethecus: ***** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSeeee***********
    Bertram Jacobus: **********Applause!!**********
    Eliza Madrigal: what cute gestures!
    Bertram Jacobus: :-))
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh, haha... now I'm blushing. Very sweet
    Agatha Macbeth: I used to have one, but seem to have lost it
    Agatha Macbeth: Ah, ty Bert
    Bertram Jacobus: very welcome :-)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: **********Applause!!**********
    Yakuzza Lethecus:**********Applause!!**********
    Agatha Macbeth: **********Applause!!**********
    Eden Haiku: Ah ty Bert! We try again!
    Yakuzza Lethecus: **********Applause!!**********
    Yakuzza Lethecus: **********Applause!!**********
    Bertram Jacobus: **********Applause!!**********
    Yakuzza Lethecus: **********Applause!!**********
    Bertram Jacobus: :o))
    Agatha Macbeth: **********Applause!!**********
    Agatha Macbeth: **********Applause!!**********
    Yakuzza Lethecus: ***** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSeeee***********
    Bertram Jacobus: but yaku still has another, even bigger one as it seems ... :o)
    Eden Haiku: **********Applause!!**********
    Eliza Madrigal: **********Applause!!**********
    Eliza Madrigal: **********Applause!!**********
    Eliza Madrigal: Ohhh that's so much fun!
    Bertram Jacobus: hey zen ! :-)
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Zen :))
    Zen Arado: Hi Al
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hey zen :)
    Eden Haiku: Hey Zen, what an entrance, to a clapping audience!
    Yakuzza Lethecus: ***** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSeeee***********
    Eden Haiku: **********Applause!!**********
    Agatha Macbeth is inerested to haer about Yaku's big one ;-)
    Agatha Macbeth: Give us a bow Liz

    Eden Haiku: Too bad the champagne punch won't rezz...[It did, I must have been tipsy already]

    Eliza Madrigal bows to her friends
    Zen Arado: ***** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSeeee***********
    Agatha Macbeth: aplauso
    Agatha Macbeth: Eh?
    Agatha Macbeth: Hang on
    Eden Haiku: **********Applause!!**********
    Bertram Jacobus: ***** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSeeee***********
    Eliza Madrigal: ***** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSeeee***********
    Agatha Macbeth: clap
    Bertram Jacobus: ty yaku and lol aggers :-)
    Eden Haiku: Oh, that's cooool! Thanks Yaku :)
    Agatha Macbeth: ***** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSeeee***********
    Yakuzza Lethecus: there you go :)
    Eden Haiku: **********Applause!!**********
    Eliza Madrigal: Thanks, what wonderful animations
    Agatha Macbeth: Not active that's why
    Eliza Madrigal: That might be a nice alarm sound...
    Agatha Macbeth: clap
    Agatha Macbeth: Hm
    Eliza Madrigal: wake up to applause every day
    Bertram Jacobus: but you can do it also with preview
    Eliza Madrigal giggles
    Zen Arado: Happy Birthday Eliza :0
    Agatha Macbeth: ***** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSeeee***********
    Agatha Macbeth: clap
    Zen Arado: ***** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSeeee***********
    Bertram Jacobus: open - preview :-)
    Agatha Macbeth: Got it now
    Eliza Madrigal: Gratsi Zen :)
    Eden Haiku: Maybe acknowledging all you accomplished until now would be a good start of this new year of your life Eliza :))
    Agatha Macbeth: Hello Zen, didn't see you arrive!
    Agatha Macbeth: Too busy clapping
    Bertram Jacobus: long time no see zen ! (?) ... :-)
    Eliza Madrigal: What I feel is that wow... it is when I gave up on accomplishing anything that so much joy has come flooding in....
    Eden Haiku: Zen made an entrance like a rock star*****
    Agatha Macbeth: I must remember that...
    Eden Haiku: That's wearing accomplishments lightly :)) Sweet!
    Eliza Madrigal: I mean, it is funny because there was this big kind of acceptance...
    Eliza Madrigal: that said, now I have a lot to do. Hahah
    Eliza Madrigal: Hey Bruce :)
    Bertram Jacobus: hey bruce :-)
    Agatha Macbeth: Hi Brucie
    Bertram Jacobus: and aph : hi ! :-)
    Eden Haiku: Good morning Bruce :))
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Aphrodite :)
    Bruce Mowbray: Hi, aggers, Bert, Eliza ( and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Eliza!)
    Eden Haiku: Good morning Aphrodite :))
    Zen Arado: Hi Bruce and Aphro
    Bruce Mowbray: Hi, Aph.
    Agatha Macbeth: Hi Aphro
    Bertram Jacobus: not to forget blub : hi :-)
    Eliza Madrigal: Thank you Bruce :))
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hi aph,bruce :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: ***** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSeeee***********
    Agatha Macbeth waves to Blub
    Bertram Jacobus: **********Applause!!**********
    Bertram Jacobus: **********Applause!!**********
    Agatha Macbeth: and feeds him ants eggs
    Bruce Mowbray: [`·.] APPLAUSE!! [.·´]
    Bruce Mowbray: [`·.] APPLAUSE!! [.·´]
    Eliza Madrigal: Well, since I am the birthday girl, I'll give a toast "To Dear and Cherished Friends... to PlayasBeing... to Life!"
    As we are all cheering to Eliza's generous toast, enters Aphrodite in a pretty royal blue dress! 
    Aphrodite Macbain: morning. why are you applauding?
    Agatha Macbeth: You know, that always puzzled me...
    Aphrodite Macbain: to life indeed
    Bertram Jacobus: such a nice toast - ty eliza ! (and takes a big bite of it) ... :-))
    Bruce Mowbray: We are applauding Eliza's Birthday!
    Yakuzza Lethecus: to life :)
    Zen Arado: hic
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yahoo!
    Eden Haiku: Eliza's birthday!
    Agatha Macbeth: Why do fish eat ants eggs?
    Eden Haiku: Cheers!
    Zen Arado: don't know Aga
    Eliza Madrigal: Do they Agatha? are there water ants?
    Agatha Macbeth: I mean how many ants live underwater?
    Eden Haiku: I love your blue dress Aphrodite :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Weird
    Bertram Jacobus: tzzz :o)
    Agatha Macbeth zooms in on Aphro's dress
    Eliza Madrigal: a stunning color
    Bertram Jacobus: and why is the six afraid of the seven ? :-)
    Agatha Macbeth: Very pretty
    Agatha Macbeth: I loved the Snoopy av too
    Eliza Madrigal: and why couldn't the platypus make up his mind? bird? mammal?
    Eliza Madrigal: TY Agatha :))
    Agatha Macbeth: Whose session is this btw? [Thanks to Agatha & Bertram who reminded me to claim the session...I was so involved in champagne and applause I had forgotten]
    Bertram Jacobus: edens lol :o)
    Agatha Macbeth: Ah
    Eliza Madrigal: Thank you Aphrodite for the rose... lovely :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Just wondered...
    Agatha Macbeth: ty Edie - what is it?
    Zen Arado: thanks for all the gifts
    Eliza Madrigal giggling. Thank you Eden :)
    Eliza Madrigal feels very ornamented
    Agatha Macbeth: Do I wear it?
    Eliza Madrigal: Oooohhh and Cake!
    Eliza Madrigal: wow, I'm really a kid again. Actually, I don't think I enjoyed things this much as a kid
    Agatha Macbeth: Oops
    Agatha Macbeth: Oh hell
    Aphrodite Macbain: Lovely thank you
    Agatha Macbeth: Clicked the wrong thing
    Eliza Madrigal: Oooh, what was that! A winter wonderland [It was snowing !]
    Bruce Mowbray: snowglobe!
    Eliza Madrigal: The playasbeing snowglobe!
    Agatha Macbeth: Oh it's lovely Eden[I thought Agatha was making it snow, who was it then ? Some deus ex machina (I mean Storm...)]
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Eden you give lovely gifts
    Agatha Macbeth: Yes, I wore Moon's garden by mistake
    Eden Haiku: Love the snowglobe effect!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hahah a bit prickly?
    Agatha Macbeth: Trouble is, you can't see anything when it's up...
    Eliza Madrigal: lost
    Agatha mentioning that Darren got lost in Moon's garden the day before, it starts a thread playing around  Ariadne and the labyrinth of greek mythology 
    Agatha Macbeth: Darren got lost in it yesterday
    Eliza Madrigal: Fun to get lost sometimes :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: I hate getting lost
    Agatha Macbeth: Oh I don't like it - it makes me panic
    Eliza Madrigal: that's part of the fun
    Aphrodite Macbain: Me too. Deepest fear
    Eden Haiku: Getting lot in a secret garden and then finding yourself in the outhouse with a wide screen...
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Aphrodite Macbain: a secret garden is different
    Agatha Macbeth: I don't find it funny tho :(
    Agatha Macbeth: Panic is not a nice thing
    Aphrodite Macbain: somehow a sg is always safe
    Agatha Macbeth: Especially when you can't breathe properly
    Eden Haiku: Got lost in Knossos's labyrinth in Crete :))
    Eliza Madrigal: ooooo
    Aphrodite Macbain: but forests - that's another thing
    Eden Haiku: oooo real panic attacks Aga?
    Agatha Macbeth nods
    Eliza Madrigal: yes, no fun
    Aphrodite Macbain: wow. that's amazing. was it a very large labyrinth?
    Zen Arado: we are lost in our thoughts :)
    Eden Haiku: No fun at all ;( No more jokes about getting lost :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Ha
    Eliza Madrigal: Well what of lost as metaphor...
    Eliza Madrigal: for learning to enjoy the unpredictability of life
    Agatha Macbeth: That's not so bad
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: chaos
    Eliza Madrigal: confusion
    Aphrodite Macbain: chaos is the worst!
    Zen Arado: allowing the uncertainty of being free of thought?
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Aphrodite Macbain: BTW I love this pink cake beside me. are we going to get any?
    Eden Haiku: The labyrinth: not that big but I managed to get lost. Found a 5 yr old little girl who was lost too and I helped her find her Mom, so I did not feel as fearful when I found her :)
    Eden Haiku: Sure., Just touch it and you get a slice Aph :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: you overcome your fear by taking care of another
    Eliza Madrigal: Very nice Eden!
    Zen Arado: you forgot your own fear then Eden
    Eliza Madrigal thinks that she would be very comforted coming across Eden in the labrynth...[How sweet of you to say Eliza :)]
    Eliza Madrigal: Maybe that's happened :)
    Zen Arado: shared lostness
    Eden Haiku: And then you wear the cake slice. What a strange world we live in!
    Eliza Madrigal: indeed... if one 'knows' they are lost then are they really?
    Agatha Macbeth: As long as you don't meet the Minotaur you're ok
    Zen Arado: lost sinners maybe :)
    Eliza Madrigal: is the cake dancing? [Lost opportunity for onigokko  and the likes here, sighs...]
    Aphrodite Macbain: poor old minotaur, stuck there for ever
    Eden Haiku: We would lead you out of the labyrinth with a thread Agatha :))
    Aphrodite Macbain: I'm getting cake & cream all over my thigh
    Agatha Macbeth: I thought that was Ariadne's job?
    Eliza Madrigal smiles
    Aphrodite Macbain: someone knows her greek mythoogy
    Eden Haiku: oh better not wear the ice cream then...
    Eliza Madrigal: mmm, cake and champagne ... breakfast of champions
    Aphrodite Macbain: wasn't ariadne a spider?
    Agatha Macbeth: Think that was Arachne
    Eden Haiku:No, Arachnea was a spider :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: right!!
    Zen Arado: hence arachnophobia
    Aphrodite Macbain: I have that
    Eden Haiku: Yes Zen!
    Agatha Macbeth: Ah, now spiders don't bother me
    Eden Haiku: Ariadne is a great mythological character.
    Agatha Macbeth nods
    Eliza Madrigal: oh what tangled webs we weave...
    Bertram Jacobus: sry - bert's leaving - have still a nice day, especially eliza and the nice year as said before - may all beings be happy plz - ty ! ... *wave* ...
    Agatha Macbeth: Also appears in the 39 Steps
    Zen Arado: bye Bert
    Eliza Madrigal: _/!\_ Bert, thank you
    Agatha Macbeth: Bye Bert
    Bruce Mowbray: bye, Bert.
    Bertram Jacobus: ty ! ... :-)
    Eden Haiku: She was the architect's daughter I think. That's how she knew her way ...
    Aphrodite Macbain: bye bert
    Eden Haiku: Bye Bert!
    Bruce Mowbray: The archetect was Daedelus.
    Bruce Mowbray: father of Icarus.
    Eden Haiku: Oh right, thanks Eliza. King Minos's daughter rather...
    Eden Haiku: Here in SL we are living Icarus's dream...
    Agatha Macbeth: Stay away from the sun tho...
    Aphrodite Macbain: What was his dream.
    Eden Haiku: To fly!
    Zen Arado: never heard of Ariadne's thread before
    Bruce Mowbray: Do you remember WHY Theseus wanted to slay the minotaur?
    Agatha Macbeth: But he went too high
    Eliza Madrigal: thank you Zen
    Eden Haiku: The Minotaur was eating up youngsters every year
    Agatha Macbeth: Perhaps he was A Minotaurphobe ;-)
    Aphrodite Macbain: are we living that dream?
    Aphrodite Macbain: It was a test of courage?
    Zen Arado: used in chess programs apparently
    Aphrodite Macbain winks at Agatha
    Bruce Mowbray: Yes -- there was a ritual that they had to feed so many young men and women to the mirotaur (I thought it was every 7 years - but could easily be wrong on that).
    Agatha Macbeth: What is zen?
    Zen Arado: Ariadne's thread
    Magical numbers, a turban and a blessing
    Eden Haiku: Yes, 7 years I think that's correct...
    Agatha Macbeth tries to think of the Ariadne Opening
    Aphrodite Macbain: one of those magic numbers
    Aphrodite Macbain: 7, 3
    Agatha Macbeth: Is that a football score Aphro?
    Bruce Mowbray: Some think Theseus and Minotaur to be a love story.
    Eden Haiku: There was a women's group theater here called "3 &7 le numero magique" (the magic number)
    Agatha Macbeth: Don't think I'd have fancied either of em
    Zen Arado: why magic?
    Eden Haiku: A kind of superstition I suppose...
    Aphrodite Macbain: why not?
    Eden Haiku: 7 days of the week, 7 colors of the rainbow etc...
    Eden Haiku: Must be a rythm in numbers.
    Eliza Madrigal nods
    Agatha Macbeth: I always think of 9 as pretty magic number, the way its products always add up to it
    Eliza Madrigal: beats of time
    Aphrodite Macbain muses-I've never been to Crete
    Agatha Macbeth whistles Number 9 Dream
    Eden Haiku: 40 must be 4, the Emperor Trump illuminated bu Zeroth Time. A faculty to be on earth, a practical way :))
    Agatha Macbeth: Could be Edie
    Aphrodite Macbain: Eden-could you translate that?
    Eden Haiku: 9X2= 18 =9, 9x3=27=9, 9x4=36=9 Wow! Aga, you would make a fantastic math teacher![Kept doing it after the session: 9x5+45=9, 9X6=45=9,9X7=63=9, 9x8=72=9, 9x9+81=9 AMAZING Agatha!!!!]
    Agatha Macbeth smiles
    Agatha Macbeth: 'Just one of those things'
    Agatha Macbeth: -f
    Aphrodite Macbain: are you a math teacher Agatha?
    Eliza Madrigal: fantastic to look at that... the way patterns play
    Eden Haiku: I was wearing my turban when saying that Aph :) It's gibberish from Tarot Cards and some Play as Being codes sprinkled on it..
    Agatha Macbeth: God no!
    Eliza Madrigal: heheh Eden
    Agatha Macbeth: I think roses suit you better Edie
    Aphrodite Macbain: Well that sort of explains it. Thanks :-)
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Eden Haiku: Taking off her turban :)))
    Agatha Macbeth: This must be the magical mystery hour ;-)
    Aphrodite Macbain: That turban mut be warm on hot day
    Eden Haiku: It's a magical turban. It tells fortunes and reads in tea cups...
    Eliza Madrigal: Can you give me a quick birthday fortune Eden? :))
    Agatha Macbeth looks in her cup
    Eliza Madrigal: (just a sneaky way of asking for a blessing ;-)
    Eden Haiku: Putting the turban back over her roses hairdo...
    Eliza Madrigal smiles
    Agatha Macbeth: Roses grow on you..
    Eden Haiku: I'm seeing a safe journey, good winds and discovering beautiful Floridas like in Rimbaud' poem. Let me find it for you. :)
    Rimbaud and his "incredible Floridas" brings up a PaB poetry project in the bud
    Agatha Macbeth: Rimbaud wrote about Florida?
    Eliza Madrigal: oooooohhhh what a lovely fortune...
    Agatha Macbeth: Wonder if he went to Disneyworld?
    Eden Haiku: Floridas in the plural, like some exotic places to discover...
    Zen Arado: If You Were Born Today, August 16: Famous people born today: Madonna, Timothy Hutton, Kathie Lee Gifford, James Cameron.
    Eliza Madrigal: the drunken boat.... lost and intense but also alive...
    Eliza Madrigal: amazed
    Agatha Macbeth: Must read all of that later
    Agatha Macbeth: Well, I've heard of Madonna in that list
    Eliza Madrigal: Disney is like the opposite... tamed and with pretend adventures... contained
    Agatha Macbeth: Dunno the rest
    Eliza Madrigal: James Cameron is a new one to me...
    Agatha Macbeth nods
    Eliza Madrigal: maker of Avatar, Ag :)
    Agatha Macbeth: David's brother?
    Bruce Mowbray: AVATAR 0-director.
    Bruce Mowbray: also the TITANIC.
    Agatha Macbeth: Ah Jack and Rose
    Agatha Macbeth: 'Where's all this water coming from?'
    Eden Haiku: "I have struck, do you realize, incredible Floridas/
    Eden Haiku: "Where mingle with flowers the eyes of panthers/
    Agatha Macbeth: Tre-mendous
    Zen Arado: "If there is one water in Europe I want, it is the Black cold pool where into the scented twilight A child squatting full of sadness, launches A boat as fragile as a butterfly in May."
    Eden Haiku: "In human skins! Rainbows stretched like bridles/
    Eliza Madrigal: Ooooh, yes and I love these lines: "I should have liked to show to children those dolphins Of the blue wave, those golden, those singing fishes. - Foam of flowers rocked my driftings And at times ineffable winds would lend me wings."
    Eden Haiku: "Under the sea horizon, to glaucous herds! "
    Agatha Macbeth: Maybe we should have a PaB poetry session?
    Eliza Madrigal: we've thrown the verses all together. What fun!
    Eliza Madrigal: Nice idea Agatha
    Eliza Madrigal: everyone bringing a PaB poem
    Eden Haiku: loves Rimbaud...even better in French :))
    Eliza Madrigal: most things seem to be, Eden ;-)
    Agatha Macbeth: Well they used to have them at Mystic, maybe still do
    Eden Haiku: Sure, that would be cool, a PaB poetry event!
    Eliza Madrigal: PaB poetry sessions? :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Yay
    Yakuzza Lethecus: :)
    Zen Arado: poetry theme
    Agatha Macbeth: We could run them concurrently with Bleu's art projects
    Yakuzza Lethecus: poetry reading ? :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Nice idea actually...
    Eden Haiku: Puzzling poetry!
    Agatha Macbeth: (Yaku just woke up [grin])
    Yakuzza Lethecus: lol
    Eliza Madrigal: poetry labrynth
    Eden Haiku: Because poetry means ***voice*** Yaku wokes up!
    Eliza Madrigal: :))

    Agatha Macbeth: We'd need to do the reading in voice, natch...[Both chat &/or voice maybe Agatitha ?]

    Zen Arado: "Si je desire une eau d'Europe, c'est la flache Noire et froide ou vers le crepuscule embaume Un enfant accroupi plein de tristesses, lache Un bateau fragile comme un papillon de mai."
    The birthday girl exits in style, followed by almost everyone 
    Eliza's birthday.jpg
    Eliza Madrigal: I have to go. Thank you for a beautiful impromptu party, Eden. ((((Eden )))))
    Eliza Madrigal: Thank you everyone, so much!
    Zen Arado: it still doesn't rhyme in French :)
    Eden Haiku: La "flache: such a nice regional word. I love it!
    Agatha Macbeth: Didn't you just say that Zen ? ;-)
    Zen Arado: bye Eliza
    Eden Haiku: No, Rimbaud did not ryhme most of his work.
    Agatha Macbeth: Happy B'day Liz, take care
    Zen Arado: did I?
    Bruce Mowbray: Good and happy birthday, Eliza.
    Eden Haiku: Bye Eliza, have a WONDERFUL day birthday girl!
    Yakuzza Lethecus: take care eliza
    Eliza Madrigal: For you guys:
    Eliza Madrigal: **********Applause!!**********
    Eliza Madrigal: **********Applause!!**********
    Bruce Mowbray: [`·.] APPLAUSE!! [.·´]
    Bruce Mowbray: [`·.] APPLAUSE!! [.·´]
    Agatha Macbeth: ***** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSeeee***********
    Bruce Mowbray: [`·.] APPLAUSE!! [.·´]
    Agatha Macbeth: clap
    Bruce Mowbray: [`·.] APPLAUSE!! [.·´]
    Bruce Mowbray: [`·.] APPLAUSE!! [.·´]
    Yakuzza Lethecus: ***** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSeeee***********
    Agatha Macbeth: We all have the clap...
    Zen Arado: :)
    Agatha Macbeth: And on that note I must go, bye for now folks, till later
    Yakuzza Lethecus: bye aga
    Agatha Macbeth waves
    Yakuzza Lethecus: take care
    Zen Arado: bye Aga
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye. Wow!
    Eden Haiku: Bye Agatha, enjoy your vacation!
    Bruce Mowbray: Time to walk the dog ---- May all fragrant winds sing your names today, folks.
    Eden Haiku: Enjoy Bruce!
    Zen Arado: je dois aller aussi
    Bruce Mowbray: bye for now -- see ya later.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Watch out with that glass Bruce!
    Eden Haiku: Au revoir Zen!
    Zen Arado: au revoir !
    Aphrodite Macbain: Moi aussi, Ciao
    Aphrodite Macbain: aussi
    Yakuzza Lethecus: bye everyone
    Eden Haiku: Au revoir Aphrodite :))
    Eden Haiku: Bye Yaku!
    Aphrodite and I share about our work and interests and I discover with delight that she speaks French, as she studied at l'Ecole du Louvre for 3 years in Paris!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Eden you do look very fetching
    Eden Haiku: Fetching?
    Aphrodite Macbain: What are you going to do today?
    Aphrodite Macbain: very English word for attractive
    Eden Haiku: Today? Well it's cloudy here so I won't swim. But I will go for a walk, post the log and work on my book.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Is there any way I can get a copy of that lei in your hair?
    Eden Haiku: Oh, thank you. I dressed up for Eliza's birthday :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: What book?
    Eden Haiku: The wreath, sure, let me see if I can transfer it to you.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Tx!
    Eden Haiku: So sorry, the wreath is not tranferable... :( Yes, I'm writing a novel.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Wonderful, based on what?
    Eden Haiku: It's organized in a way I have never worked before (I published a few already).
    Eden Haiku: This time I'm working with narrative fractals.
    Eden Haiku: The fragments are still scattered but I have a vision of how it will look like at the end.
    Eden Haiku: Hopefully :))
    Aphrodite Macbain: Now I understand - you are a genius! I don't dare ask you about narrative fractals though I know what a fratal looks like
    Eden Haiku: I wouldn't dare answering you either. It's also way beyond my genius...:))[Just see above regarding my maths discoveries :)]
    Eden Haiku: It just stirs my imagination.
    Eden Haiku: Last night I awoke for a litlle while at 4 am...
    Eden Haiku: And a memory of many years ago came back to me.
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes?
    Eden Haiku: I was spending some time by myself in Oguinquit, in Maine, during the summer. Maybe you know the place?
    Aphrodite Macbain: no I know Kennebunk only!
    Eden Haiku: One night, I was waiting for a solo dinner table in a restaurant. Old house, stone walls, fireplace. It was in August, about this time.
    Eden Haiku: Yes, It's similar to Kenenbunk, by the ocean.
    Eden Haiku: Another woman who was also solo was also waiting for a table .
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes? then what happened?
    Eden Haiku: We started chatting and ended up sharing a table and a wonderful conversation.
    Eden Haiku: She talked about the 4th dimension,
    Eden Haiku: I was in my early thirthies then and even though I had heard the expression "4th dimension" I had no idea what it was.
    Aphrodite Macbain: wow this was all in your dream?
    Eden Haiku: No, no, that was in real life. Years ago. I just remembered it last night.
    Aphrodite Macbain: I don't know what the 4th dimension is -time?
    Eden Haiku: Yes, Time. She said there is height, width gee, how do you call the 3rd one in English ?:)))
    Aphrodite Macbain: o and how has that affected you now - that remembering
    Aphrodite Macbain: depth
    Eden Haiku: Anyway, she said maybe she met me in a past life.
    Eden Haiku:Maybe she was selling amethysts in Ancient Egypt.
    Eden Haiku: And maybe I was the scribe who noted the transaction.
    Aphrodite Macbain: ok - why amethysts in Egypt?
    Aphrodite Macbain: you were an Egyptian accountant?
    Eden Haiku: No idea why amethysts...That's what she said :) It was one of the most compelling conversation I had with a stranger. We laughed a lot with these "maybe"....
    Aphrodite Macbain: Sounds fascinating. Has this influenced your thoughts about your book?
    Eden Haiku: I think the scribes were writing down averything that needed to be remembered.
    Aphrodite Macbain: sort of like PaB!
    Eden Haiku: Yes, [the story of the encounter] might become one of the narrative fractals.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Can you define a narative fractal in one sentence?
    Eden Haiku: It could have been you this woman I met in a restaurant in Maine years ago. You studied in McGiIll didn't you?
    Eden Haiku: Scratching her head....
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yes but ...
    Eden Haiku: A fragment of story that resonates with the whole.
    Aphrodite Macbain: why fractal?
    Eden Haiku: Because it has a structure that will be replicated all over, in different sizes.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Ohh. I'm starting to understand. Eden, please remind me where you live in RL
    Eden Haiku: I live in Montreal and you are near Vancouver right?
    Eden Haiku: But you studied here :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yes! Now I remember. Yes I studied at McGill in the mid 60s
    Aphrodite Macbain: I lived first on the West island-Pointe Claire
    Eden Haiku: Ah, I know Pointe Claire. On the lake, beautiful place!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Then I went to Paris 4 three years and studied at the Ecole du Louvre!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Studies near eastern art an archaeology. Even studied hieroglyphics
    Eden Haiku: Oh! are you an artist Aphrodite?
    Eden Haiku: Studied hieroglyphics, that's fantastic!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Not really but I'm interested in art. I became a curator for 25 years
    Eden Haiku: I bet you were one of my fellow scribes in Heliopolis or somehwere...
    Aphrodite Macbain: It was interesting studying hieroglyphics in French
    Aphrodite Macbain: and cuneiform.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Not too useful these days!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Maybe in heliopolis
    Eden Haiku: Very fractal way of studying: mysteries embedded in mysteries. Mais alors, tu parles très bien français????
    Aphrodite Macbain: oui je parle francais
    Aphrodite Macbain: mais pas tres bien. ca fait longtemps que je le parle
    Eden Haiku: L'École du Louvre, quelle chanceuse!
    Eden Haiku: Je vois tres bien où c'est!
    Aphrodite Macbain: oui! j'ai etudie les salle du moyen orient
    Aphrodite Macbain: salles
    Eden Haiku: Quand j'étais adolescente, j'ai correspondu pendant 5 ans avec un Japonais qui a ensuite fait l'École du Louvre,
    Aphrodite Macbain: la persie, iraq, egypt
    Eden Haiku: Ah et le Musée Guimet?
    Aphrodite Macbain: si toutes les musee a Paris
    Eden Haiku: Les Bouddhas du Musée Guimet sont merveilleux! [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guimet_Museum]
    Aphrodite Macbain: si si! Tu les connais?
    Eden Haiku: Ah oui, je les adore!
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-) ah a kindred spirit!
    Eden Haiku: smiles
    Aphrodite Macbain: Eden, Il faut que je m'en aille travailler. But I'll see you soon
    Eden Haiku: See you soon Aphrodite. Hope you won't be too tipsy from the champagne punch!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Nice to get to know you better
    Eden Haiku: Same here :)))
    Aphrodite Macbain: I wont drive - I'll just fly
    Eden Haiku: let's fly out!!!
    Aphrodite Macbain: happylunedi
    Eden Haiku: Lundi, oui :)))
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    Happy birthday once again Liz, and we really will have to bring the poetry thing up at next Sunday's GM!
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