2010.09.18 19:00 - How do you "let" a stone see you?

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Pema Pera. The comments are by Pema Pera.

    Dream Wrexan: Good evening :-)
    Pema Pera: Hi Dream, good to see you hear again!
    Pema Pera: Good evening to you too -- morning for me in Tokyo :)
    Dream Wrexan: Thanks, I can manage it on weekends sometimes
    Dream Wrexan: Oh, well then good morning!
    Pema Pera: thank you!
    Dream Wrexan: Is it Sunday or Saturday?
    Pema Pera: living on a round world creates many complications . . . Sunday morning here, thanks to the international date line
    Pema Pera: I'm glad to be in the same country now for a while; the last two months I visited eight countries in eight weeks, that was a wee bit much
    Dream Wrexan: I don't even like travelling in one country that much
    Pema Pera: though very much fun, and interesting of course
    Dream Wrexan: I'm sure it must be - I love to immerse myself in different cultures
    Pema Pera: (and European countries are smaller, and easier to hop between :-)
    Dream Wrexan: ah yes... I remember from my ski trips in the Alps
    Pema Pera: yes, that's like traveling to a different universe!
    Dream Wrexan: What struck me the most was the architecture
    Pema Pera: which country or countries were you visiting? Italy?
    Dream Wrexan: Coming from Chicago, I've always had an interest in it - from an artistic viewpoint
    Dream Wrexan: Italy, France, Switzerland
    Pema Pera: How nice, to sample them all!
    Pema Pera: I see Aphrodite walking around behind us . . .
    Pema Pera: Hi Aphrodite!
    Dream Wrexan: Where have you been travelling?
    Dream Wrexan waves hi to Aph
    Pema Pera: (but she now seems to walk away?)
    Dream Wrexan: Ewan's on his way, too
    Pema Pera: let's see: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Holland, the US, Canada, China and Japan
    Pema Pera: at least I still remember them all :-)
    Dream Wrexan: excellent :-)
    Dream Wrexan: I've never been in the Northern European countries - they must be lovely
    Pema Pera: (I must sound like an American . . . and indeed, I got my US citizenship finally, after being a resident for 29 years, this spring!)
    Pema Pera: in the summer they sure are :-)
    Dream Wrexan: congratulations!
    Pema Pera: thank you!
    Dream Wrexan: You probably knkow more about America than most Americans

    While Dream and I were talking, Aphrodite kept pacing behind us, and Ewan was flying hither and thither -- presumably both had serious lag problems, but it was a rather amusing situation to look at.

    Pema Pera: Now Ewan is flying around us . . . we are the only ones just sitting here (^_^)
    Pema Pera: Saturday night fever?
    Dream Wrexan: could very well be
    Pema Pera: well, some parts yes, other parts have a blind spot for me -- like children's rhyms and stories
    Pema Pera: immigrating as an adult means you skip important parts of a culture
    Dream Wrexan: hi, Ewan
    Pema Pera: and not having children myself, I didn't really get a natural opportunity to catch up
    Pema Pera: Hi Ewan!
    Dream Wrexan: what important parts did you skip?
    Ewan Bonham: Hi folks!
    Pema Pera: oh, anything to do with elementary school and high school culture!
    Pema Pera: and hi again Aphrodite!
    Dream Wrexan: ... which is definitely a culture of its own!
    Pema Pera: :-)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi! I made it.Had to change computers!
    Dream Wrexan: For your homework, Pema... just watch "Grease"
    Pema Pera: actually what I really learned about was my native Holland, seeing it through new eyes as a reverse culture shock
    Aphrodite Macbain: Don't sulk Ewan!
    Pema Pera: okay, Dream, on my list of things to do :-)
    Pema Pera: Ewan is working out?
    Aphrodite Macbain: So reverse cultue shock is returning to your own culture and seeing it newly?
    Aphrodite Macbain: anew
    Dream Wrexan: Hi, Sophia
    Pema Pera: yes, Aphrodite
    Ewan Bonham: I am not seeing any cushions ...so will wait..
    Pema Pera: and hi Sharon, so good to see you again!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hello Sohia
    Pema Pera: ah, okay Ewan, lag!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Sophia
    SophiaSharon Larnia: thanks Pema :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Turn around Ewan, then you can sit
    SophiaSharon Larnia: everyone

    The mythological me . . . (^_^)

    Aphrodite Macbain: Nice to see you Pema. I hardly ever do. You are more of a myth than a person/avi!
    Ewan Bonham: Hi Sophia...sorry
    Pema Pera: I think the first time anyone goes abroad, there is the (expected) culture shock of the new and the (rather unexpected) reverse culture shock of returning back home and realizing that what you took for granted, as "how it is" is actually quite arbitrary and could easily be different
    Ewan Bonham: still rezzing..
    Pema Pera: hehehe, Aphro!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :) Ive thought the same before Aph ;)
    Pema Pera: part of my being invisible is the different hours of being awake in Japan :)
    Dream Wrexan: I remember that returning to the big city (Chicago) after being in the South Pacific, and totally agree with you, Pema.
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes. I remember returning to Canada after being away for three years. It lokked light a differen place. Like being in a dream
    Aphrodite Macbain: looked
    Ewan Bonham: Yes, all perception...
    Aphrodite Macbain: Like seeing the cushions
    Ewan Bonham: Yesss...
    Ewan Bonham: And seeing a cushion without a person on it..:))
    Aphrodite Macbain: If you sit on the blu cushion directly in front of you, you could land safely
    Pema Pera: yes, I had the reverse culture shock experiences in Holland too, similarly, growing up in the country side and going to high school in the "big" city
    Aphrodite Macbain: Did you live at the high school or go home every day?
    Dream Wrexan: Another interesting shock for me was student teaching in my 20s at my grammer school

    That must have been an interesting experience too, and I meant to ask Dream about that, bu the conversation moved on to other topics.

    Aphrodite Macbain: Some funny things are flashing
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    Pema Pera: I bicycled seven miles each morning and each evening
    Dream Wrexan: the hallways shrunk
    SophiaSharon Larnia: wow Pema
    Dream Wrexan: great exercise, Pema
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Steveaia
    Pema Pera: hi Steve!
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello
    Aphrodite Macbain: wow. How long did that take Pema?
    Dream Wrexan waves hi to Steve
    stevenaia Michinaga: waves abck
    stevenaia Michinaga: back
    Pema Pera: yes, in the days before parents became the slaves of their children, having to drive them around
    Aphrodite Macbain grins at steve
    Pema Pera: oh, 45 minutes each way
    Aphrodite Macbain: very healthy!
    Dream Wrexan: sounds like my commute to work - only I drive
    Pema Pera: longer during severe rainstorms
    Pema Pera: or snow and sleet and hail and dark of night :)
    Dream Wrexan: and wetter?
    Aphrodite Macbain: Soggy homework
    Pema Pera: yes :-)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i was going to say , hopefully not through snow
    Pema Pera: oh sure through snow
    Pema Pera: that was fun
    SophiaSharon Larnia: eek
    Pema Pera: thunder storms was less fun
    Aphrodite Macbain: slush?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Paradise
    Pema Pera: that too :)
    Pema Pera: hi Paradise!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Storms fooling with our world aain
    Dream Wrexan: Did you have studs in your bicycle tires for hills?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Hana
    Pema Pera: hi Hana!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hello Paradise
    Pema Pera: no hills in Holland, Dream
    Pema Pera: that part was easy
    Ewan Bonham: Hi Paradise
    Hana Furlough: Hi everyone
    Dream Wrexan: kind of like Florida then :-)
    Pema Pera: but because it was so flat, the winds were very strong
    Pema Pera: a bit colder, though, than Florida :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles all round .. hiya pema .. aph.. sophia ..ewan ..steve and dream :)
    Dream Wrexan: hi, Hana - hi, Paradise
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles back

    A one line summary attempt, for the sudden influx of new faces.

    Pema Pera: we've been talking about reverse culture shocks, Steve and Paradise and Hana
    Ewan Bonham: Hi Hana
    Hana Furlough: how does that work?
    Aphrodite Macbain: what an amazing skirt. Careful Ewan she's right in front of you now
    Dream Wrexan: That reminds me of central Illinois, then - I was an art major (*with* portfolio) and used to "sail" to art classes on the ice
    Pema Pera: and I experience something similar when I go to a "normal" philosophy circle, either in SL and RL, after PaB :-)
    Pema Pera: (yes, a "bird of Paradise!")
    Aphrodite Macbain: what did you use as a sail?
    Pema Pera: myself :)
    Pema Pera: oh, sorry
    SophiaSharon Larnia: that would be umnerving Dream, to not land on it
    Pema Pera: for Dream :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: un*
    Aphrodite Macbain: haha why sorry?
    Pema Pera: oh, I thought you asked me how I used the wind in Holland
    Pema Pera: very similar to Dream :-)
    Pema Pera: on ice
    Aphrodite Macbain: what you used as a sail
    Dream Wrexan: my sail was my portfolio
    Hana Furlough: lol!
    Aphrodite Macbain: big portfolio!
    Pema Pera: with us the wind was strong enough that our backs where enough as a sail :-) but a pain when having to go against the wind
    Ewan Bonham: Creative thinking..:)
    Aphrodite Macbain: uh oh. Storm's going to take our cushions next
    Dream Wrexan: Well, that person typing for me is only 5' gall
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :D
    Dream Wrexan: tall
    Pema Pera: did you manage to use side wind that way, Dream, with your portfolio?
    Pema Pera: (^_^)
    SophiaSharon Larnia tried to picture a SL storm
    Paradise Tennant: smiles there are some great scripts for sl storms :)
    Dream Wrexan: never knew where it would blow from, but I got pretty good at it
    Aphrodite Macbain: and sailing with a portfolio - my arms would get tired
    Dream Wrexan nods
    Aphrodite Macbain: but you would be on with nature
    Aphrodite Macbain: one with nature
    Aphrodite Macbain: and perhaps on
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Susan
    Dream Wrexan: not too dissimilar from hot air ballooning - you don't feel the wind because you're one with it
    Aphrodite Macbain: right. and a little cooler
    Paradise Tennant: hiya susan :)
    Ewan Bonham: Hi Susan
    Pema Pera: Hi Susan!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Susan
    Hana Furlough: Hi Susan!
    Susan Aloix: Hey paradise...pema....Ewan ...Aphrodite....Hana :)
    Dream Wrexan: well, you're right there, Aph
    Dream Wrexan: Glad you found a seat, Ewan
    Ewan Bonham: Well, they found me...
    stevenaia Michinaga: seems to be a crowd forming on the other side of the fountain
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes, looks like you're going to start teaching Steve :D
    Aphrodite Macbain: Do you think it might be Cal playing with this set?
    Aphrodite Macbain: Storm's not on line but Calvino is

    Another one-line summary attempt . . .

    Pema Pera: Susan, we talked about sailing on ice and flying in hot air balloons :-)
    Aphrodite Macbain: using wind power
    Susan Aloix: oh sounds fun :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: to get to school and back
    stevenaia Michinaga: hehe, a smart teacher learns from their students
    Pema Pera: :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: true :)
    Ewan Bonham: Indeed, we are all students..
    stevenaia Michinaga: at least a parallel statement is true for consultants... a smart one learns more from thier clients
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I've learned more from people I encountered at work, than some may have learned from me.
    Pema Pera: absolutely!
    Pema Pera: to Steve, but also to Sharon :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: sometimes in a what not to do kind of way
    Paradise Tennant: smiles at sophia :) observation is a wonderful teacher :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: nods
    Aphrodite Macbain: Now THAT I can relate to. I have a client rigfht now who hasn't communicated with me for 5 days
    stevenaia Michinaga: hard to learn much from the sound of your own voice
    Aphrodite Macbain: and I can'tt move ahead without her say
    Aphrodite Macbain: what can you learn from a bad communicator?
    Ewan Bonham: Yes, observation With an open mind..:)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: expectations are part of miscommunication
    stevenaia Michinaga: take not when you find your next... bad communicator and don;t become their consultant
    stevenaia Michinaga: *note
    Aphrodite Macbain: Expectations that the other operates by your rules
    SophiaSharon Larnia: or even know what they are
    SophiaSharon Larnia: or you theirs
    SophiaSharon Larnia: (me i mean too :D)

    Aphrodite asks a $64,000 question:

    Aphrodite Macbain: really good point. How on earth do we ever get things done collaboratively!?
    Dream Wrexan: I often think that personality typing should be mandatory for work teams
    Dream Wrexan: tattoo your category on your forehead :-)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Do you think it works?
    Dream Wrexan: it may not be perfect - but it can give some clues
    Aphrodite Macbain: Just as long as we dont use it as an excuse
    SophiaSharon Larnia: well, its a label that most dont fit
    Ewan Bonham: I think if I am willing to tery to understand the other persons world view and way of learning...yes..
    stevenaia Michinaga: I tell my son the bad teachers have much to teach you about... well the type of people you must deal with the rest of your life
    Aphrodite Macbain: a hard lesson
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes Ewan
    stevenaia Michinaga: hard but inportant
    Pema Pera: yes, Dream, it's not that we're different, it's when we're not realizing we're different that problems occur
    stevenaia Michinaga: they usually end up as your "boss"
    Dream Wrexan: that type of learning is important - and takes patience
    Dream Wrexan: lol, Steve
    Pema Pera: hehehe, Steve
    Aphrodite Macbain: perhaps we need to ask more questions of others
    Hana Furlough: i think that's right
    stevenaia Michinaga: or listen
    Hana Furlough: instead of just rejecting their way of being outright
    Ewan Bonham: Perhaps I need to listen better...
    Hana Furlough: i think we all do!
    Aphrodite Macbain: This is very helpful. I feel a little less frustrated
    stevenaia Michinaga: no one actually hides what they are
    Ewan Bonham: Head and heart...:)
    Pema Pera: an interesting experiment is to not try to see the other, but simply try to let yourself be seen better . . . .
    Dream Wrexan: Maybe when others know we're really listening and trying they relax into the relationship too
    Pema Pera: I'm always amazed how that helps me to see better myself, indirectly

    Paradise and Aphrodite then speak the magic words:

    Paradise Tennant: can you say more pema
    Aphrodite Macbain: hmmm. could you say more Pema?
    Pema Pera: :)
    Pema Pera: sure
    Aphrodite Macbain: snap!
    Pema Pera: you can start with a simple object, like a stone
    Ewan Bonham: Yes, I agree, Dream...:)
    Pema Pera: take a few minutes
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Pema Pera: watching a particular stone in front of you
    Pema Pera: appreciating all its details.
    Pema Pera: Then look away, take a few good breaths
    Aphrodite Macbain: appreciating its appearance
    Pema Pera: and then come back to the stone, and spend a few more minutes
    Pema Pera: but now letting the stone look at you
    Ewan Bonham: hhhmmmm...
    Pema Pera: I bet ya that you will get to know the stone much better in the second few minutes :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: what does that feel like?
    Ewan Bonham: Interaction...
    Pema Pera: haha, try it, Aphro!
    Pema Pera: just takes six minutes in total, then we can compare notes
    Pema Pera: don't want to set you up :-)

    Aphrodite's question would become the session title:

    Aphrodite Macbain: how do you "let" a stone see you?
    Susan Aloix: and i bet you realise how much wisdom is contain in the stone...if you listen also for a dialog
    Pema Pera: yes try it
    Ewan Bonham: Familiarity with my own mind in yet another context...
    Pema Pera: relax and let the stone look at you
    Pema Pera: yes, Susan
    Aphrodite Macbain: I would think that would make me become more self aware

    I suggest to actually do the experiment right there and then.

    Pema Pera: we can all try, rigth here in SL, during the next 90-sec break, Aphrodite
    Pema Pera: we can let, say, the rim of the pond look at us
    Pema Pera: shall we try that?
    Aphrodite Macbain: ok
    Pema Pera: and then after the 90 sec break we can all report
    Pema Pera: I will do so too :-)
    Susan Aloix: nice..yes
    Aphrodite Macbain: like a mandala

    Dream rezzes a huge stone . . .

    Dream Wrexan: I've got my stone :-)
    Pema Pera: hahaha
    SophiaSharon Larnia: grins
    Pema Pera: quite a stone . . .
    Pema Pera: more like an asteroid . . .
    Paradise Tennant: smiles thinking big is better :) at first :)

    We begin our reports.

    Aphrodite Macbain: Very peaceful
    Susan Aloix:
    Pema Pera: by letting the rim of the pond look at me, I saw its marbled texture far more clearly than I normally do. I could feel my eyes grow more soft, less focused. When I focus my eyes, I select, like a filter or often even like a laser beam; but when I defocus and not try to see anything in particular, much more lets itself be seen -- as if phenomena are like shy creatures in a forest.
    Aphrodite Macbain: I felt more aware of just "being"
    Dream Wrexan: I felt young - at least in comparison to my stone
    Aphrodite Macbain: focusing and fading
    Hana Furlough: I felt less self-conscious, and the rim seemed to come to life
    Pema Pera: isn't it nice, how we all have different experiences, yet there is also a communality it the tenderness and openness that this experiment seems to evoke?
    stevenaia Michinaga: The stone sees a big smile being returned, much of myself is told to me by the stone
    SophiaSharon Larnia: see the particles that make up the stone as all having a kind of eye or awareness, aware of what is going on around it, I'm not sure it is just seeing me, though :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: This place is full of beautful poets
    Paradise Tennant: smiles that it is :)
    Susan Aloix: the *gaze* of waters surface was moving along...as if asking me to move with it.....and i remained still....it alerted me to the excitment of movement
    Aphrodite Macbain: It's as good as mediating. Thanks Pema
    Aphrodite Macbain: Did everyone see that flash in the water?
    stevenaia Michinaga: it is meditating
    Pema Pera: well, if we are all poets . . . haiku time:

    an invitation
    the gaze of water's surface
    let me move and dance

    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes, a different kind. Instead on focusig on my breath, I focus on the pool
    Susan Aloix: :)
    Ewan Bonham: :)))
    Paradise Tennant: lovely pema :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: beautifyu Pema
    Ewan Bonham: Yes, the ripples..
    Ewan Bonham: and currents...along with my internal pace..
    Susan Aloix: i so think its wanting me to dance !! lol
    Aphrodite Macbain smiles appreciatively at Ewan
    Aphrodite Macbain: Do you want to dance Susan?

    Bracket joins us.

    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Bracket
    Bracket Jupiter: Hey.
    Pema Pera: Hi Bracket!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hello Bracket
    Ewan Bonham: smile Aphro...you seem to be gaining some peace..
    Dream Wrexan: hello, Bracket
    Aphrodite Macbain: Please take a cushion
    Susan Aloix: yeah but only little aphrodite :)
    Hana Furlough: hi bracket!
    Bracket Jupiter: Helloo.
    Susan Aloix: hi bracket :)
    Pema Pera: glad to have you join us Bracket
    Pema Pera: have you visited us before?
    Bracket Jupiter: Kind of.
    Pema Pera: just to make sure then: we get together a few times a day to chat about the nature of reality, and everything else, and we have a wiki http://wiki.playasbeing.org/ -- We record our conversations there. Do you mind being included in our blogs?
    Paradise Tennant: smiles welcome bracket :)
    Bracket Jupiter: Not at all.
    Pema Pera: thanks!
    Ewan Bonham: Hi Bracket..
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Bracket Jupiter: You guys buddists?
    Bracket Jupiter: And gals.
    stevenaia Michinaga: not I
    Pema Pera: some are, many are not or "kind of"
    Pema Pera: :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    Aphrodite Macbain: It's true Ewan, I'm not so irritated. :-)
    Dream Wrexan: no, but I've studied some Buddhism
    Paradise Tennant: is studying buddhism now in rl :)

    It is always interesting to get fresh questions about what we are and do.

    Pema Pera: perhaps we are more Beingists :)
    Pema Pera: or players
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ah!
    Bracket Jupiter: Is this a way to seek the inner stillness?
    Dream Wrexan: That fits, Pema
    SophiaSharon Larnia: it can be Bracket
    stevenaia Michinaga: must be these buddist looking pillows Storm bought
    Dream Wrexan: both being/playing
    Ewan Bonham: In 'transition'
    Pema Pera: that could be a side effect, yes, Bracket
    Hana Furlough: lol!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hehe
    Pema Pera: every medicine has some side effects -- our medicine is to pause for 9 seconds every 15 minutes
    SophiaSharon Larnia: of course, I had to jabber a bit before I found some hehe
    Pema Pera: in RL that is
    Bracket Jupiter: Oh yes, I remember now.
    Bracket Jupiter: Oh you're reading the profile.
    Aphrodite Macbain: I must go and eat some dinner before I fade away. Thank you everyone, I have really enjoyed this session
    Bracket Jupiter: yes, just joined Firesigngoers.
    Dream Wrexan: :-)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Aphrodite :)
    Pema Pera: and I must go and get some lunch
    Dream Wrexan: later, Aph
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Pema
    Aphrodite Macbain: ha!
    stevenaia Michinaga: thanks Pema, enjoy
    Dream Wrexan: oh my - and tomorrow is a work day for me, too
    Pema Pera: bye Aphrodite, you see your question triggered a lot of beauty being released!
    Bracket Jupiter: Last time I was here I asked role of comedy in attaining enlightenment.
    Dream Wrexan: thanks for the meditation, Pema
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hmm Bracket :)
    Pema Pera: good seeing you all!
    Pema Pera: thank YOU all :-)

    I took off at this point, so I will leave the remainder of this log uncommented.

    stevenaia Michinaga: sounds essential, Bracket
    Hana Furlough: thanks for the great conversation everyone
    Hana Furlough: until next time
    Hana Furlough: until next time
    Hana Furlough: ~
    stevenaia Michinaga: bye Hannah
    stevenaia Michinaga: Hana
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Hana
    Dream Wrexan: goodnight, all
    Bracket Jupiter: Night.
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Dream
    Paradise Tennant: good nite dream hana :)
    Ewan Bonham: Night Dream..
    SophiaSharon Larnia: me too, my eyes are heavy :D
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye for nw, see you soon i hope
    Bracket Jupiter: That 90 secs. of silence was filled by a lot of talk, hehe.
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes sorry Bracket
    SophiaSharon Larnia: waves :))
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite sophia :)
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite sophia :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: departures will do that
    Paradise Tennant: going to have to scoot too :)
    Paradise Tennant: going to have to scoot too :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: bye Paradise
    stevenaia Michinaga: gtsy again
    Bracket Jupiter: Wow nice dress.
    Paradise Tennant: thank you :)
    Paradise Tennant: take care until we meet again and thank you all :)
    Bracket Jupiter: I'm driving everyone away. :(
    stevenaia Michinaga: unless you are the late hour, I don;t think it is you
    stevenaia Michinaga: Susan, Bracket, I would be happy to answer any questions you might have
    Bracket Jupiter: How does Pink Floyd plug in to the All Knowing?
    stevenaia Michinaga: they know (knew) much
    Bracket Jupiter: And how did they make that perfect album. Dark Side.
    Bracket Jupiter: I agree.
    Susan Aloix: So kind of you stevenaia...i had phone call come in that pulled me away from here.....so i missed saying bye to all.....i will have to get going now myself.
    stevenaia Michinaga: nice that firesign threather is still appriciated
    Bracket Jupiter: Oh I guess I should leave.
    Susan Aloix: tc all...bye for now :) lovely meeting
    Bracket Jupiter: Yes, an SL friend just im-ed me today about Firesign, and I went and joined the group.
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Bracket Jupiter: Pink Floyd and Firesign Theater are related.
    stevenaia Michinaga: bye Susan, hope to see you again
    stevenaia Michinaga: our meeting begin at 7:00 and 1:00
    Bracket Jupiter: But they do.
    stevenaia Michinaga: so we had been here a while when you arrived
    Bracket Jupiter: Thanks. They meet at Billfork.
    stevenaia Michinaga: they are from the same era, true
    Bracket Jupiter: No. Billfork.
    Bracket Jupiter: Specific point.
    Bracket Jupiter: I'm baker b.
    Bracket Jupiter: Just fyi.
    stevenaia Michinaga: nods
    Bracket Jupiter: Billfork is where Pink Floyd handed off to Firesign Theater.
    stevenaia Michinaga: awww
    Bracket Jupiter: John Lennon was responsible. McCartney didn't want it to happen.
    Bracket Jupiter: That's why they're called The Beatles of Comedy.
    Bracket Jupiter: Or so the story goes.
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Bracket Jupiter: Billfork is a mashup of Northfork movie and Billville album, also known as Boom Dot Bust.
    stevenaia Michinaga: not familiar with it
    Bracket Jupiter: They should have named it Billville.
    Bracket Jupiter: Firesign Theatre... their last really great album possibly.
    Bracket Jupiter: Northfork is a movie by the Polish Brothers about a town drowning.
    Bracket Jupiter: It's really quite good, if flawed.
    Bracket Jupiter: You mash the two together, see, Northfork town becomes same as Billville town.
    Bracket Jupiter: But it was Lennon, really, who brought the two together. I just interpreted.
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Ettiene
    stevenaia Michinaga: have a seat
    Bracket Jupiter: I was a, um, what's the word for one who assists in birth...
    stevenaia Michinaga: midwife
    Bracket Jupiter: Ah yes. Drawing a blank.
    stevenaia Michinaga: welcome to my age
    Bracket Jupiter: Do you remember Karoz?
    stevenaia Michinaga: no
    Bracket Jupiter: Do you know of Dark Side of the Rainbow?
    stevenaia Michinaga: no
    stevenaia Michinaga: I may ahve in the past
    Bracket Jupiter: Its where you play Dark Side of the Moon with The Wizard of Oz.
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Bracket Jupiter: When you do, Dark Side of the Moon is split between Kansas and Oz -- Ka-Oz.
    Bracket Jupiter: Where you flip the record over, old style, is where Oz begins and Kansas ends. At the end of Great Gig.
    Bracket Jupiter: Where you flip the record over, old style, is where Oz begins and Kansas ends. At the end of Great Gig.
    Bracket Jupiter: Pretty cool.
    Bracket Jupiter: Pink Floyd didn't do it.
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Bracket Jupiter: You know who did?
    stevenaia Michinaga: no
    Bracket Jupiter: Oz.
    Bracket Jupiter: It was in the movie itself.
    Bracket Jupiter: It's called The Rainbow Sphere.
    Bracket Jupiter: You play the movie against itself to get a new, kind of hyper-movie.
    Bracket Jupiter: 1st 3d movie.
    Bracket Jupiter: Kind of.
    Bracket Jupiter: From that, on down the road, comes Billfork.
    stevenaia Michinaga: interesting, but I must be off
    Bracket Jupiter: The Rainbow Sphere is like a seed from another dimension.
    Bracket Jupiter: Hehe.
    Bracket Jupiter: Hehe.
    stevenaia Michinaga: nice meeting you

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