2010.10.04 19:00 - A Visit

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    The Guardian for this meeting was SophiaSharon Larnia.


    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Lucinda :)
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi sophia sharon:)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: how are you??
    Lucinda Lavender: pretty good :) you?
    Lucinda Lavender: :)))
    SophiaSharon Larnia: wonderful, thanks, the cold weather feels strange and am wrapped from head to toe with a blanket :D
    Lucinda Lavender: yes...too warm yet to turn on the heat
    Lucinda Lavender: but too cool as well
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes I put that off until the very last minute :)
    Lucinda Lavender: yep
    SophiaSharon Larnia: a few days ago, it rained so much my house was surrounded by water, it was me and my 3 neighbors, in a dry circle, so feeling very blessed atm :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ha!
    Lucinda Lavender: oh a hill slightly?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: we are up a bit
    SophiaSharon Larnia: but couldnt get home for a day
    Lucinda Lavender: thankful...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes
    Lucinda Lavender: ah really!
    Lucinda Lavender: interesting development
    SophiaSharon Larnia: although it is just 'things', the thought of getting them sorted out in that kind of event is worrisome
    Lucinda Lavender: maybe kind of exciting

    --BELL--

    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes i was taking pictures with my cell phone lol
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: yay for those phones that photograph
    Lucinda Lavender: I got a new one recently and was able to use it to photograph a family member who was only here a very short time
    SophiaSharon Larnia: rather morbid, that, taking pictures of cars and houses submerged, I was worried about offending someone :(
    Lucinda Lavender: ah yes
    SophiaSharon Larnia: great! then you can put their picture with their phone number, so when they call, you can see it :)
    Lucinda Lavender: what river do you live near if you don't mind that sort of question?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: brandywine creek, which is large in some places
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oops river*
    Lucinda Lavender: hmmm
    Lucinda Lavender: my daughter lives in Wilmington near the river...
    Lucinda Lavender: I heard from her that it was getting high too
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ooh yes, I live near the DE line, shop in wilmington of course
    SophiaSharon Larnia: tax free
    Lucinda Lavender: I will be there on the first week of Nov...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: omg
    Lucinda Lavender: nevember
    Lucinda Lavender: oops
    Lucinda Lavender: maybe we can have coffee...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: fancy lunch ? :D
    Lucinda Lavender: cool
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: how wonderful!
    Lucinda Lavender: Do you know Winterthur?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hmm, not offhand
    Lucinda Lavender: it is outside the town there
    Lucinda Lavender: and she is in school there
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ok, I'm sure close
    Lucinda Lavender: Sounds fun...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I'm looking for it
    Lucinda Lavender: oh online?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes in google maps
    Lucinda Lavender: cool
    SophiaSharon Larnia: its very very close to me
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :D
    Lucinda Lavender: really!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes
    SophiaSharon Larnia: maps says 20 minutes
    Lucinda Lavender: what kind of weather do you think I should plan for?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: cold and slightly damp
    Lucinda Lavender: heard it was 56 today
    SophiaSharon Larnia: its been raining all day here, feels colder than that, in november colder
    Lucinda Lavender: ah
    SophiaSharon Larnia: last couple days
    Lucinda Lavender: nodding
    SophiaSharon Larnia: stopped for a few days
    SophiaSharon Larnia: where are you again?
    Lucinda Lavender: Seattle
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh yes! I knew that sorry :)
    Lucinda Lavender: no problem
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Stevenaia
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Stevenaia
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Stevenaia
    Lucinda Lavender: slow today I guess
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Lucinda is visiting her daughter who lives near me, Stevenaia :D
    SophiaSharon Larnia: in Nov.
    Lucinda Lavender: first week
    stevenaia Michinaga: :) near me too
    SophiaSharon Larnia: nods nods :D
    Lucinda Lavender: that is cool...
    stevenaia Michinaga: aww, good
    stevenaia Michinaga: east coast is near everything
    Lucinda Lavender: we are going and going to see the door knob collection amoung other things
    SophiaSharon Larnia: did you get any flooding Steve?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh interestiong Luci :)
    Lucinda Lavender: :)))
    stevenaia Michinaga: no, just stayed in bed with the flu
    Lucinda Lavender: getting better yet?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh no, I hope you feel better
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, just about fine today
    stevenaia Michinaga: busy giving everyone else the same
    Lucinda Lavender: how it goes...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh thats insult to injury
    Lucinda Lavender: I guess so!
    stevenaia Michinaga: well my officemate has it now, spouse gave it to me
    Lucinda Lavender: my coworker had it too
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :( I didnt know it was going around again
    stevenaia Michinaga: I'm sure smeone gave it to them

    --BELL--

    Lucinda Lavender: I had a flu shot last year and I think the years I get them I am less sick when I am sick
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I've wondered about that myself, Luci
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I used to refuse them, not allowed to anymore
    Lucinda Lavender: that is how it has seemed
    stevenaia Michinaga: do you think it helps to get them?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: if the right virus is targeted
    SophiaSharon Larnia: otherwise, no
    Lucinda Lavender: guessing so
    Lucinda Lavender: I never look forward to coughs...
    Lucinda Lavender: makes sing ing difficult
    stevenaia Michinaga: I don't mind feeling too bad, but coughs just hurt
    Lucinda Lavender: yup
    SophiaSharon Larnia: its usually when I'm ill or in other unpleasant circumstances that I think 'have no preference'
    SophiaSharon Larnia: not when things are well
    SophiaSharon Larnia: not that I'm any good at that lol
    Lucinda Lavender: hmmm
    Lucinda Lavender: when you say have no preference...not sure what you mean...
    Lucinda Lavender: that when ill nothing matters much?
    Lucinda Lavender: oh I get it...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: a buddhist practice i guess you'd call it?
    Lucinda Lavender: more like ...yes
    Lucinda Lavender: got it
    SophiaSharon Larnia: "The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences."
    SophiaSharon Larnia: "When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised. Make the smallest distinction, however, and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart. If you wish to see the truth then hold no opinions for or against anything. To set up what you like against what you dislike is the disease of the mind. When the deep meaning of things is not understood the mind's essential peace is disturbed to no avail."
    SophiaSharon Larnia: theres more, but didnt meant that to be so big haha
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: nice
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I dont understand it very much
    SophiaSharon Larnia: its in the realm of theory for me
    Lucinda Lavender: I work toward this kind of position...tho I express my love for things
    SophiaSharon Larnia: http://www.afan.uk.net/stuff/world-v...no-preferences
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes, thats the part i cant make sense of
    SophiaSharon Larnia: being sensate beings and all
    stevenaia Michinaga: I will read it later, I must go
    stevenaia Michinaga: thanks
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Stevenaia :)
    Lucinda Lavender: Bye Steve
    Lucinda Lavender: I am reading

    --BELL--

    Lucinda Lavender: quite something...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I've been away from pab for a while, how has it been here?
    Lucinda Lavender: that is good question...I used to visit in the morning but now more often in the evening..
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    Lucinda Lavender: Seems I see different people
    SophiaSharon Larnia: it's good to come here to touch that contemplative side of your self that's easily lost in the hustle and bustle of things, but sometimes the talking seems more an impediment, in a way
    SophiaSharon Larnia: how does that go? less talk more action?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: giggles
    Lucinda Lavender: getting more comfortable can lead to less contemplation for me
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ah yes, there's that too
    Lucinda Lavender: have this thought...get serious!
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: no play makes jack a dull boy :D
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hahaha
    Lucinda Lavender: true
    SophiaSharon Larnia: but play all the time makes him a bit frivolous i guess
    SophiaSharon Larnia: just be happy with where you are, thats all i can say
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: (but 'where' and 'you' and ‘are' are up for debate hahaha)
    Lucinda Lavender: sometimes the most important thing for me is just taking a big breath and thinking about how there is the flow of air going through
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes
    Lucinda Lavender: a container of sorts
    Lucinda Lavender: resting in emptiness
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ive been thinking of it as a yes, an emptiness, air flowing through it but not holding it
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: laughs
    Lucinda Lavender: resto long and it all over
    Lucinda Lavender: or seems to be
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I meant that to say that another way, oh well :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: the end of that poem has it: Words! The Way is beyond language, for in it there is no yesterday no tomorrow no today.
    SophiaSharon Larnia: haha
    SophiaSharon Larnia: whats even more important to me, is feeling air being breathed and my body passing through air as I move, in the store, walking down the street, living in general
    Lucinda Lavender: ah
    SophiaSharon Larnia: the sense of the body being just slightly more solid than it
    SophiaSharon Larnia: like it is going through me
    SophiaSharon Larnia: how to explain :)
    Lucinda Lavender: umhmm
    Lucinda Lavender: well we have the skin giving one message...the lungs giving it too
    Lucinda Lavender: and if we are floating lightly along with less preference then it does seem like we are full of holes!

    --BELL--

    SophiaSharon Larnia: haha
    SophiaSharon Larnia: just things seen and felt, but no desire to chit chat about it sometimes :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I've been up for a long time, so I'm sure I'm babbling hahaha
    Lucinda Lavender: thinking of the words...I cleaning my brain...
    Lucinda Lavender: perhaps...the slience does that
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i think it does, but alot fills in the space :)
    Lucinda Lavender: so quickly too
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I'm going to rest my head, good night Lucinda!!!
    Lucinda Lavender: good night:)
    Lucinda Lavender: sweet dreams...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: we'll have to talk more about your visit later :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: you too!
    Lucinda Lavender: yes!
     

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