2010.10.21 07:00 - Fun with fruit

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Storm Nordwind. The comments are by Storm Nordwind.

    A quiet start.

    Storm Nordwind: Hi there Arch
    Archmage Atlantis: Hello Storm
    Storm Nordwind smiles
    Archmage Atlantis: What is to become of this place?
    Storm Nordwind: How do you mean?
    Archmage Atlantis: In RL, VR and the minds of entities now. and to come
    Storm Nordwind: I'm not sure i understand :)
    Archmage Atlantis: k
    Storm Nordwind: Life continues. As transient as ever.
    Storm Nordwind: The Play as Being Village has become a little pool of relative stability
    Archmage Atlantis: We direct, to some extent, life
    Storm Nordwind: Good afternoon Yaku
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hey guys
    Archmage Atlantis: Sitting own off high horse, I hope
    Bleu Oleander: hi everyone :)
    Storm Nordwind: Good morning Bleu
    Storm Nordwind: You are encrusted with henna and stars :)
    Bleu Oleander: wearing the universe :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hey bleu
    Storm Nordwind: I'm sure it will not become "worn out" ;)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hmm, so will you collapse after you expand ?
    Bleu Oleander: hehe
    Yakuzza Lethecus: that was always my question for the universe :)
    Bleu Oleander: or just go on forever ....
    Storm Nordwind: And what did it usually answer?
    Bleu Oleander: Yaku, how was your retreat?
    Bleu Oleander: hi Barcalona
    Storm Nordwind: Hi Barcalona
    Barcalona Rhapsody: hi blue
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hi barca
    Barcalona Rhapsody: hi storm
    Barcalona Rhapsody: hi yak
    Barcalona Rhapsody: i am free
    Barcalona Rhapsody: i have holiday
    Yakuzza Lethecus: it was nice and deep
    Barcalona Rhapsody: autumn holiday
    Barcalona Rhapsody: yippy
    Storm Nordwind smiles
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hehe :)

    Eagerness to hear of retreat experiences.

    Bleu Oleander: looking forward to hearing about the retreat
    Storm Nordwind: me too
    Barcalona Rhapsody: me too
    Yakuzza Lethecus: the session is saturday at 7 am, still since we were only 6 ppl we had more depth in the conversations
    Barcalona Rhapsody: hi arch
    Yakuzza Lethecus: wol made nice notes which reminded me even of things that i almost forgot whithout note´s
    Yakuzza Lethecus: http://wiki.playasbeing.org/Retreats/2010-10_Stuttgart%2c_DE/Retreat_reports%3a_Stuttgart_2010
    Bleu Oleander: can you share a highlight with us now?
    Storm Nordwind: Notes are good. genesis made notes at the first retreat. They were comprehensive but they still reminded me of things she missed out!
    Yakuzza Lethecus: ah, those were the monkey´s of course :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: lia had worn a t-shirt with a little monkey on it
    Yakuzza Lethecus: so the monkeymind became one of the most used metaphors the days after
    Yakuzza Lethecus: still we did a lot of practices as well
    Yakuzza Lethecus: it´s hard to explain the emotions in the visualizations like the being seen practice

    Spirit of the Senses salons.

    Yakuzza Lethecus: bleu: did you have any nice salon´s during the last 1-2 weeks ? :)
    Bleu Oleander: yes, we had a wonderful trip to La Jolla
    Bleu Oleander: met a neuroscientist working with animals
    Bleu Oleander: amazing things octopus can do!
    Barcalona Rhapsody: interesting
    Yakuzza Lethecus: even predict the outcome of the world championship *smiles*
    Bleu Oleander: yes, funny!
    Bleu Oleander: quite accurate apparently
    Barcalona Rhapsody: and a second opinion for germany
    Barcalona Rhapsody: a second octopus in second life ?
    Bleu Oleander: also talked about perception, visual illusions, dancing birds, music and language
    Bleu Oleander: and time
    Bleu Oleander: full trip
    Yakuzza Lethecus: dancing birds ? :)
    Bleu Oleander: "snowball" .... google it
    Bleu Oleander: he dances to the "backstreet boys"
    Bleu Oleander: hi Aph
    Barcalona Rhapsody: hi aph
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hell all
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7IZmRnAo6s
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hi aph
    Barcalona Rhapsody: i like your nice outfit aph
    Aphrodite Macbain: oops Hello
    Storm Nordwind: Hi Aphrodite :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: why thank you. It's comfortable
    Barcalona Rhapsody: thats what i like

    Aphrodite wants a pumpkin ...

    Aphrodite Macbain: Anyone know where I can find a free pumkin?
    Storm Nordwind: Sure. Depends how realistic you want and whether you want it carved or not
    Aphrodite Macbain: preferably carved
    Aphrodite Macbain: but a nice leafy natural one is OK too
    Barcalona Rhapsody: like the ones we have in here ?
    Aphrodite Macbain: sure
    Barcalona Rhapsody: mmaybe you can take one of these two here
    Storm Nordwind: I have no carved one. But I can make one for you in a minute or two :)
    Bleu Oleander: Storm, is it going to snow at Kira this year?
    Aphrodite Macbain: Wow. I tried to do that but had no idea how to
    Storm Nordwind: Would you like it to snow, Bleu?
    Barcalona Rhapsody: i wanna snow too
    Bleu Oleander: it's the only snow I ever see ... hehe
    Aphrodite Macbain: wait till December!
    Storm Nordwind chuckles

    ... so I make her one.

    Aphrodite Macbain: Storm, thank you so much for all you've done in the past month
    Aphrodite Macbain: oops
    Bleu Oleander: oh nice Storm!
    Aphrodite Macbain: That's amazing Storm!
    Aphrodite Macbain: wish I could dothat
    Aphrodite Macbain: wow
    Bleu Oleander: wow, what fun to watch the process!
    Aphrodite Macbain: really!
    Barcalona Rhapsody: we all see the wonder of creating a pumpkin
    Aphrodite Macbain: It's a miracle!!
    Barcalona Rhapsody: its absolute a miracle
    Bleu Oleander: it's a pumpkin!
    Barcalona Rhapsody: its an optical illusion
    Aphrodite Macbain: he he
    Aphrodite Macbain: magical jack-o-lantern
    Barcalona Rhapsody: a storm in a fountain
    Barcalona Rhapsody: oops
    Barcalona Rhapsody: now it disapeared
    Barcalona Rhapsody: the great illusionist
    Barcalona Rhapsody: S N
    Aphrodite Macbain: The birth of a pumkin
    Barcalona Rhapsody: and the death of a pumpkin
    Aphrodite Macbain: the death of a pumkin?
    Aphrodite Macbain: pie?
    Barcalona Rhapsody: so may we have one second silence
    Barcalona Rhapsody: he disapeared
    Barcalona Rhapsody: or he passed away
    Aphrodite Macbain: back
    Barcalona Rhapsody: wow
    Barcalona Rhapsody: illuminating
    Bleu Oleander: cool!
    Aphrodite Macbain: a cooked pumkin
    Barcalona Rhapsody: resurrection of the p
    Barcalona Rhapsody: a second life for the p
    Barcalona Rhapsody: marvelous
    pumpkin-for-Aphrodite.jpgAphrodite Macbain: someone photograph it
    Aphrodite Macbain: before it disappears again
    Barcalona Rhapsody: wow
    Barcalona Rhapsody: super cool
    Barcalona Rhapsody: the smashing pumpkin(s)
    Barcalona Rhapsody: we saw a digital wonder
    Barcalona Rhapsody: so we may praise the lord
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hallelulja
    Barcalona Rhapsody: and come here as often as we like
    Barcalona Rhapsody: to celebrate
    Barcalona Rhapsody: the wonder of the smashing pumpkin
    Barcalona Rhapsody: maybe a new theme for short holidays
    Barcalona Rhapsody: or a pumpkin retreat ?
    Storm Nordwind chuckles
    Storm Nordwind: play as being a pumpkin?
    Barcalona Rhapsody: wow
    Aphrodite Macbain: Maybe that should be our next exhibition creative pumkin carving
    Yakuzza Lethecus: appreciate the presence of pumpkins as presentation of haloween
    Storm Nordwind laughs
    Storm Nordwind: wonderful :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: pumpkin
    Barcalona Rhapsody: what a great timing
    Barcalona Rhapsody: in this time of year
    Aphrodite Macbain: good alliteration Yaku
    Barcalona Rhapsody: u are in balance with nature
    Barcalona Rhapsody: its pumpkin time now
    Barcalona Rhapsody: so no hype
    Barcalona Rhapsody: but an everlasting returning theme
    Bleu Oleander: bfn everyone ..... thanks for the pumpkin creation experience Storm :)
    Storm Nordwind waves
    Yakuzza Lethecus: take care bleu
    Bleu Oleander: take care everyone :)
    Barcalona Rhapsody: bye
    Barcalona Rhapsody: blue
    Barcalona Rhapsody: orange hair
    Aphrodite Macbain: ★(`'·.¸(`'·.¸ * ¸.·'´)¸.·'´)★
    Aphrodite Macbain: .♥¨`•WOOOOOOO°•´¨` ♥.
    Aphrodite Macbain: .♥¨`•HOOOOOOO°•´¨` ♥.
    Aphrodite Macbain: ★(¸.·'´(¸.·'´ * `'·.¸)`'·.¸)★
    Aphrodite Macbain:
    Barcalona Rhapsody: mmm
    Barcalona Rhapsody: how can we observe silence ?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: maybe it´s the opservation of the little monkey that appear to us when everything gets quiet
    Barcalona Rhapsody: ok

    There's a balloon tour of the Play as Being Village... if you can find the balloon!

    Aphrodite Macbain: Storm. I haven't been able to find the balloon you mentioned. (Tho I've doscovered some wonderful places)
    Barcalona Rhapsody: i see
    Aphrodite Macbain: discovered
    Storm Nordwind: We can go see the balloon right after this, if you like
    Yakuzza Lethecus: actually i appreaciate the appearance of the sun in front of my uncleaned window
    Aphrodite Macbain: That would be great. I like the idea of a balloon ride to become familiar with the 'hood

    Classes in-world and out-world.

    Aphrodite Macbain: Are there any other meetings scheduled today?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: ways of knowing is at 2 pm
    Storm Nordwind: That will probably be in the new location for the Kira Cafe
    Aphrodite Macbain: Right. I'm taking a world religions class in RL at that time
    Aphrodite Macbain: too bad
    Yakuzza Lethecus: that sounds facinating aph
    Yakuzza Lethecus: what is it about ?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: don´t say world religion
    Barcalona Rhapsody: better than in sl
    Barcalona Rhapsody: religion or movements ?
    Aphrodite Macbain: I'll let you know. Today is my frst class - but it's a comparative religions course
    Barcalona Rhapsody: religions or ideologies ?
    Aphrodite Macbain: religious movemens
    Aphrodite Macbain: cut it out Barcelona!
    Storm Nordwind: I wonder if they will deal with indigenous religions too
    Barcalona Rhapsody: or spititual movements ?
    Aphrodite Macbain: religion just means belief
    Barcalona Rhapsody: spiritual ?
    Barcalona Rhapsody: no sciences
    Aphrodite Macbain: better than spititual
    Barcalona Rhapsody: no realities ?
    Barcalona Rhapsody: no facts ?
    Aphrodite Macbain: most sciences are bound up in religions
    Barcalona Rhapsody: no evidence ?
    Barcalona Rhapsody: ok
    Barcalona Rhapsody: i agree
    Aphrodite Macbain: give it a rest!
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    Barcalona Rhapsody: rest heals
    Aphrodite Macbain: right
    Yakuzza Lethecus: thx for sharing aph, i hope you had a safe return from italy ?!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yes. Thanks Yaku - juist a bit jet lagged

    A personal loss.

    Aphrodite Macbain: I'm feeling a bit sad right now since I've just received news that my dear friend finally died at 4AM this morning
    Aphrodite Macbain: Not sure what to do about it
    Yakuzza Lethecus: ((aph)))
    Barcalona Rhapsody: oh sorry for u
    Aphrodite Macbain: it's the finality, you know
    Barcalona Rhapsody: ifeel with u
    Storm Nordwind: Grief is so hard. Memories will shine in time.
    Aphrodite Macbain: wish I beieved in an afterlife
    Aphrodite Macbain: Thank you all.
    Barcalona Rhapsody: what remains are good memories of your beloved friend
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yes. I have many.
    Barcalona Rhapsody: maybe we can share your feelings so they will be better to bear
    Barcalona Rhapsody: so we can enlighten the feelings a bit
    Aphrodite Macbain: What an extraordinarily generous thing for you to say
    Barcalona Rhapsody: thnx
    Barcalona Rhapsody: maybe it works
    Barcalona Rhapsody: here in sl
    Barcalona Rhapsody: because the emotions are real

    We go for a ride.

    Aphrodite Macbain: I think I'm going to go now and put the pumpkin in my garden in memory of Kate
    Barcalona Rhapsody: not second hand emotions
    Storm Nordwind: You want a balloon ride first?
    Aphrodite Macbain: How long does it take Storm?
    Storm Nordwind: 8 minutes
    Yakuzza Lethecus: (((aph))) , bye everyone
    Barcalona Rhapsody: bye
    Storm Nordwind waves
    Aphrodite Macbain: OK that would be nice. would you TP me there?
    Storm Nordwind: Let's walk. Just follow me
    Barcalona Rhapsody: maybe i wanna go too
    Aphrodite Macbain: please come along

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