2010.11.11 19:00 - SL A Very Compassionate Place

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Paradise Tennant. The comments are by Paradise, stevenaia, Eliza,Alfred, Bleu, Calvino,  and Arch

    stevenaia Michinaga: cooling off Paradise?
    Paradise Tennant: smiles yes :)
    Paradise Tennant: how are you steve:)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya cal :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Hi
    stevenaia Michinaga: just finished my Art submission
    Calvino Rabeni: That was fun - when I landed I was inside the vortex of Paradise
    stevenaia Michinaga: hi Cal
    Calvino Rabeni: Hi Steve
    Paradise Tennant: cool :)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya eliza :) gtsy
    Calvino Rabeni: Eliza too !
    stevenaia Michinaga: it was an interesting experiment
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Paradise... wonderful emanations :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Cal and Steve :)
    Calvino Rabeni: You're looking steamy tonight
    Eliza Madrigal: ^^
    Eliza Madrigal: Will you be posting a picture for the exhibit Cal?
    Paradise Tennant: smiles very cool :) eliza .. beautiful :))
    Eliza Madrigal: ty :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Bleu was really helpful today... she's learned so much and shares so openly
    Calvino Rabeni: I was not planning to to that this time ... seemingly I have a limited amount of creative energy
    Calvino Rabeni: going in other directions
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles Bleu is wonderful :))
    Paradise Tennant: smiles yes sometimes it is hard to find the happy idea :)
    Paradise Tennant: what did you choose Steve :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: creativity is wonderfully random
    stevenaia Michinaga: when you wait for it, it doesn't arrive
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: when you ignore it, it clobbers you on the head
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Calvino Rabeni: I did take some photos in RL
    Calvino Rabeni: http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...eat=directlink
    Calvino Rabeni: http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...eat=directlink
    stevenaia Michinaga: lovely Cal
    Paradise Tennant: hiya arch :))
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Arch :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: welcome Arch
    Eliza Madrigal: nice pic, Cal... where was that taken? this week?
    Archmage Atlantis: ``Namaste....now I see where I am to sit
    Calvino Rabeni: yes I took it the day of the last time I saw Paradise here
    Calvino Rabeni: so a couple days ago
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Namaste Arch
    Paradise Tennant: smiles sigh .. slow browser still has not rezzed for me .. was this from the hiking cal :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes :)
    Bleu Oleander: hi :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Bleu!
    Eliza Madrigal giggles
    Bleu Oleander: hehe
    Paradise Tennant: hello bleu :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Bleu
    Eliza Madrigal: Fantastic!
    Bleu Oleander: pretty funny :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Photography is strange - how different things look to the camera, and I never know what the feel will be of the photograph
    stevenaia Michinaga: you should get together with alfred
    Eliza Madrigal: thinks Bleu needs a scarf? :)
    Bleu Oleander: yes?
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles ...at Bleu - imagination .. afoot :)
    Paradise Tennant: cal so true .. how subjective we see things compared to the camera's eye
    Eliza Madrigal: !
    Calvino Rabeni: I'm always rather surprised when the photograph gives me a similar feeling as the scene itself
    stevenaia Michinaga: welcome Alfred
    Eliza Madrigal: on cue...
    Bleu Oleander: hi Alfred
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya alfred :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Alfred :)
    Alfred Kelberry: hi :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: do you ahve a copy of your scarf, Alfred?
    Eliza Madrigal grins
    Alfred Kelberry: no, sorry, stev. it's non-copiable.
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Bleu Oleander: better?
    Eliza Madrigal: hehe, cute
    Alfred Kelberry: fireflies around paradise :)
    Eliza Madrigal: they appear as little sheets to me...
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Alfred Kelberry: bleu, the egghead? :)
    Eliza Madrigal: use your artistic eye, Alf :)
    Alfred Kelberry: and eliza is steamy :)
    Bleu Oleander: I beg your pardon ...
    Eliza Madrigal: hahahahhaa
    Alfred Kelberry: magical session today :)
    Paradise Tennant: ooooo there is a topic ..Magic!
    Calvino Rabeni: Maybe she's steamy, or maybe she's smokin'
    Eliza Madrigal: :) can't quite figure it out
    Alfred Kelberry: a bit of a parallel universe sensation :)
    Eliza Madrigal: but I named my note card "The Cloud" :)
    Alfred Kelberry: notecard?
    Alfred Kelberry: *ah! he realizes it's probably a part of an art session assignment*
    Bleu Oleander: where's yours Alf?
    Alfred Kelberry: um... i'm not in the art group, sorry
    Bleu Oleander: you're welcome to be :)
    Alfred Kelberry: thank you :)
    Paradise Tennant: do you want to talk a bit about it Bleu .. :)
    Bleu Oleander: sure
    Alfred Kelberry: so, i can read all about your avs in the gallery?
    Eliza Madrigal: yes some of them Alf
    Bleu Oleander: yes, in the dome .... lots of photos now
    Alfred Kelberry: ok, thanks
    Bleu Oleander: session is sunday at 8am slt
    Bleu Oleander: a "fashion show" of the art avs
    Alfred Kelberry: :)
    Paradise Tennant: blinks :) must have missed this one .. we have moved on from the puzzle of time :)
    Bleu Oleander: yes, now on to "drop what you have to see what you are"
    Bleu Oleander: using only your avatar
    Paradise Tennant: ahhhhhhhhhhhh
    Bleu Oleander: as an art piece
    Bleu Oleander: photograph it for the show
    Paradise Tennant: a project then :)
    Bleu Oleander: yes
    Eliza Madrigal: :) yes, fun to stretch capacities
    Bleu Oleander: take a look in the village
    Bleu Oleander: some great ones there already
    Eliza Madrigal: such potential in SL. Today in WoK someone asked whether 'compassion' can/is shown in SL...
    Paradise Tennant: so not using a backdrop ..just your avatar
    Bleu Oleander: yes
    Paradise Tennant: finds sl a very compassionate place
    Eliza Madrigal: yes me too...
    Bleu Oleander: me too
    stevenaia Michinaga: smiles
    stevenaia Michinaga: I think we are close to the compassion epicenter here
    Eliza Madrigal: I think they were speaking to a desire to 'show' or display compassion... not just words... so somehow the art/magic thread brought that up again...
    Eliza Madrigal: Nice, Steve :)
    Bleu Oleander: what does compassion look like in sl?
    Eliza Madrigal: yes, hmmm
    Eliza Madrigal: what is art?
    Eliza Madrigal: where does laughter come from? why do we dream? heh...
    Eliza Madrigal: (all questions from this week's sessions)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles writes them down! on a sticky note .. for those nights when inspiration is being fickle :)
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Eliza Madrigal: write them in the air...
    stevenaia Michinaga: sometimes it can be listening
    Paradise Tennant: big smile
    Eliza Madrigal: indeed.. or covering up something quietly ...
    Eliza Madrigal: or not holding someone to the moment 'before'
    Alfred Kelberry: i know where tears come from
    Paradise Tennant: smiles compassionately at alfred :)
    Eliza Madrigal: tears, Alfred?
    Alfred Kelberry: when emotions are so intense that you can't hold it anymore, they overflow in tears
    Paradise Tennant: nods and they're salty :)
    Calvino Rabeni: The beauty contest winner on TV always cries, and the losers smile
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Alfred Kelberry: cal :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: seems movies do that more often... usually happy movies
    Calvino Rabeni: yes
    stevenaia Michinaga: for me
    Eliza Madrigal: ah, yes :)
    Eliza Madrigal: What is your favorite film Steve?
    stevenaia Michinaga: scenes from the 6th sense, the American President, Bottle Shock, I know each scene when treat swell
    stevenaia Michinaga: when tears swell
    Alfred Kelberry: yes, the 6th sense was amazing
    Eliza Madrigal: mm, I'm like that too.... often not entire films but 'moments' that stay
    stevenaia Michinaga: not my favorate, jsut the most moving for me
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes
    stevenaia Michinaga: scenes, the same ones
    Alfred Kelberry: may i ask what scenes are they?
    stevenaia Michinaga: have you scene the 6th Sence?
    Alfred Kelberry: *nods*
    stevenaia Michinaga: when the 6 year old boy tells his mom the talks to his dead grandmother and tells his mother she saw her dance
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Paradise Tennant: a great deal of intensity in loss .. and then coming to see it in a different light
    Eliza Madrigal: what about recent films? what have people seen? I thought A Single Man was wonderful... for that reason as well
    Bleu Oleander: night all :)
    Eliza Madrigal: loss/new relation to life
    Eliza Madrigal: Night Bleu :) Busy day you must be sleepy!
    Paradise Tennant: smiles and waves good nite bleu :)
    Alfred Kelberry: eliza, yes, i loved it
    Bleu Oleander: bfn
    Alfred Kelberry: bye, bleu :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: nothing recent, usually films I have seen over and over happilly
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: yes I have a few of those...
    Paradise Tennant: watched the unmistaken child this week ..that was quite lovely :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Royal Tennenbaums..heh
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh! Yes I did go see that also, a while ago but enjoyed it quite a bit
    Calvino Rabeni: I have two questions, just for fun ... (1) Do you keep a journal? and (2) Did you have an "unexpected pleasant" event occur recently?
    Paradise Tennant: smiles at cal :)
    Eliza Madrigal: :) oh... 3 min before the hour ...
    Paradise Tennant: have kept a journal for long periods .. and always expect pleasant things to happen :)
    Eliza Madrigal: 1) yes, of sorts, a few 2) yes... two 'blasts from the pasts' showed up
    Eliza Madrigal: (questioners have to answer too)
    Calvino Rabeni: The (2) is where reality presents something that feels like a gift
    Calvino Rabeni: (1) Yes, occasionally ... would like to do it more, and (2) I went to a cafe for a meal, and sitting down, found an old friend already there for a nice chat
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Paradise Tennant: lovely
    Calvino Rabeni smiles
    Eliza Madrigal: it really IS amazing when that happens...
    Eliza Madrigal: it is strange how one can find themselves talking to someone they haven't seen in decades as though they've lived next door all the while
    Paradise Tennant: is blinking on when life presents a gift :)))
    Eliza Madrigal: Arch, Alf?
    Paradise Tennant: sometimes .. there are magical things that happen .. that seem like somehow the universe has wrapped it up with a bow and handed it to you with a smile
    Eliza Madrigal smiles too, yes
    Eliza Madrigal: impeccable timings...
    Paradise Tennant: yes unusual circumstances that arise out of sychronicity
    Paradise Tennant: almost .. seem .. like somehow .. it was by design by a power beyond
    Calvino Rabeni: I was reading something funny recently about "the opposite" of that ...describing how people are often running around looking up in the sky at their "thought bubble" of what is going on at the moment ... then sometimes crash into things that are unplanned and unexpected.
    Alfred Kelberry: ah, sorry, eliza - i'm away :)
    Eliza Madrigal: sometimes strange things happen synchronistically for no discernable 'purpose' too... just play
    Calvino Rabeni: and yet some traditions call that crash a gift from a "guardian"
    Eliza Madrigal smiles @ the idea of our thought bubble
    Paradise Tennant: smiles walked into a building column today while admiring a lovely poodle :)
    Eliza Madrigal: hehe
    Eliza Madrigal: people are constantly pulling me back from traffic as though I'll walk right into a car...
    Eliza Madrigal: when we're talking... guess i get wrapped up, Hah
    Eliza Madrigal: It feels shocking like "of course I wouldn't do that"
    Eliza Madrigal: but maybe... :)
    Paradise Tennant: nods .. but the urge to be sure is what makes me reach out .. if I am with someone who does not seem to be looking :)
    Eliza Madrigal: cute doggies are definitely hazards
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles they are! .. bewitching :)
    Eliza Madrigal: and the ones going by in cars with tongues hanging out...
    Paradise Tennant: yes ..
    Eliza Madrigal: my son and I did this in the car... just to see what it felt like...
    Paradise Tennant: lol !
    Paradise Tennant: perfect ..
    Paradise Tennant: and what did it feel like
    Eliza Madrigal: impossible to describe!
    Eliza Madrigal: (didn't mean to whisper)
    Eliza Madrigal: okay... daughter arriving home I can go to bed now :) Thanks guys
    Calvino Rabeni: Earlier someone mentioned magic ... theres a new book out called "Sleights of MInd" about the new field of "neuromagic" using stage magic to illustrate the ways our minds work.
    Calvino Rabeni: Good night :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles at eliza .. all family members home and accounted for :)
    Paradise Tennant: good night
    Eliza Madrigal: ah.. well say a little more Cal?
    Eliza Madrigal: yes, no need to say bye again when I poof
    Eliza Madrigal: heh
    Paradise Tennant: cool
    Eliza Madrigal: wb Steve :)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya steve wwb :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: am I sitting on someone?
    Calvino Rabeni: http://www.amazon.com/Sleights-Mind-.../dp/0805092811
    Paradise Tennant: smiles yes
    stevenaia Michinaga: who I cannot see?
    stevenaia Michinaga: ntil now
    Eliza Madrigal: have you seen Penn and Teller working with autism research?
    Calvino Rabeni: A good magician can almost say ... "why are you holding a snake"? And then you discover that you are, and don't know how that came to be
    Calvino Rabeni: Say more, Eliza about that?
    Eliza Madrigal: an autistic child doesn't tend to fall for the same tricks...
    Eliza Madrigal: they don't read the cues that the rest of us do, so magic is one way to help diagnose now...
    Paradise Tennant: hmm
    Paradise Tennant: so they really see :)
    Calvino Rabeni: That's interesting
    Paradise Tennant: maybe we are the ones that are out of adjustment
    Eliza Madrigal: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/...n5483513.shtml
    Eliza Madrigal: a search seems to show up a lot about their making controversial vaccine comments, but this is something else
    Eliza Madrigal: yes interesting idea Paradise :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Well maybe not ... someone was writing that the animals didn't have the "thought bubble" and so could "see" accurately, but I know, there are ways to appear to animals by being aware of what thought bubbles they have
    Calvino Rabeni: some ways of walking disturb them, others, they can hardly see you
    Calvino Rabeni: so they have as specialized ways of seeing as humans
    Calvino Rabeni: and as inaccurate
    Eliza Madrigal: ah, fascinating
    Calvino Rabeni: Temple Grandin's books on animals are interesting
    Paradise Tennant: smiles is going to focus on really seeing accurately for a day
    Paradise Tennant: yes !
    Paradise Tennant: love her work !
    Calvino Rabeni: like "Animals Make us Human"
    Calvino Rabeni: hmmm, dinner call .. GTG
    Calvino Rabeni: thanks everyone :)
    Calvino Rabeni: take care
    Paradise Tennant: smiles ok nite nite cal enjoy the eveing :)
    Calvino Rabeni: TY
    Eliza Madrigal: nite all :)
    Paradise Tennant: nite eliza
    stevenaia Michinaga: this may be irrelivent bit yet related, Cal, at a tai chi retreat I was at 2 weekends ago, the room full of people doing chi gong were watching a mouse walk across the floor
    stevenaia Michinaga: ignoring us all
    Paradise Tennant: also doing chi gong :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: we were not moving in ways the mouse "expected"
    stevenaia Michinaga: so he /she ignored us
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: dog and humans for that matter have a language of movement
    stevenaia Michinaga: my cat also behaves strangely when I do Tai Chi
    Paradise Tennant: smiles .. . hmm what is he up ! she thinks :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: seems to love my feet... only then
    stevenaia Michinaga: thinks, look a human in balance, I can stop that!!!!
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: once had a cat knock me out of an armchair
    Paradise Tennant: perfectly timed right paw
    stevenaia Michinaga: hehe
    Alfred Kelberry: fireflies
    Paradise Tennant: was young reading upside down with my knees swung over the arm of the chair, so head hanging down.. ignoring her plaintive commands to come and feed her as she sat by her dish .. she marched over to me .. and  with one swipe across my face and knocked me end over end :)  then gracefully  swished back to her dish and looked at me pointedly :))
    stevenaia Michinaga: cats know balance
    Paradise Tennant: and opportunity :)
    Paradise Tennant: wonders if an enlightened being .. sees .. the diversity .. that .. is and isn't :) always fancied being able to read .. minds would love to be able to read animal minds .. :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: probably much more interesting than reading people's minds
    Paradise Tennant: find out what blue really thought of his dog walker .. or the days I absently pick up the leash and head out the door with it on my way to work .. "Is she going to walk some other dog ?"
    Paradise Tennant: smiles .. well getting late :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: all I know is I wouldn't mind being my cat
    Paradise Tennant: thank you three for the conversation and company
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    stevenaia Michinaga: night paradise
    Alfred Kelberry: meow
    stevenaia Michinaga: bye Archa nd Alf
    Alfred Kelberry: :)
    Paradise Tennant: you would have a lovely life :) full of chasing toes in balance :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Paradise Tennant: good night alfred .. arch . steve .. big smile and wave :)
    Alfred Kelberry: sleep well :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles you too:_
    Paradise Tennant: :_))
    Paradise Tennant: tips out without disturbing arch ..who seems to be snoozing :) night arch sweet dreams :))

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