2011.01.14 19:00 - Poetic Artifacts

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Lucinda Lavender. The comments are by Calvino Rabeni.

    Lucinda Lavender: Hello Mr.Kit:)
    Kit Ciaco: Hi - only - I ain't a mister
    Kit Ciaco: How ya doing tonight
    Lucinda Lavender: ok...sorry...my habit of assuming
    Kit Ciaco: no problem
    Lucinda Lavender: I am ok...
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi aph1
    Lucinda Lavender: getting in to position here
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Kit on tilts
    Kit Ciaco: hi
    Aphrodite Macbain: stilts - no longer
    Bleu Oleander: hi Aph, Luci, Kit :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Bleu
    Kit Ciaco: LOL!
    Lucinda Lavender: I have just finished dishes... and cleaned a toilet...:)
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Bleu...
    Aphrodite Macbain: nice to kow... ready to relax?
    Aphrodite Macbain: know
    Lucinda Lavender: yes
    Lucinda Lavender: I am Bleu...you posed a question this morning I have read about...
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Cal, observerm
    Bleu Oleander: hi Cal
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Hi Cal, Aphrodite, Bleu, Observum, Lucinda and Kit
    Calvino Rabeni: Hello everyone :)
    Kit Ciaco: hey
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Shophia Sharon:0
    Lucinda Lavender: )
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :D
    observerm Resident: hello
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yay the gang's all here
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hehe
    Lucinda Lavender: Hail Hail
    Bleu Oleander: hi Sharon
    Bleu Oleander: hi observerm
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I just learn my zodiac sign was bumped, I was an Aries, now I'm a Pisces lol
    Lucinda Lavender: I am curious if Bleu could say again what her question was this morning ...just to hear it once again...
    Aphrodite Macbain: who bumped it!!
    Bleu Oleander: hmmmm, trying to remember
    Aphrodite Macbain: what was the question Beu?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: umm, the earth spinning on its axis (procession of the equinox's)
    Bleu Oleander: was it about keeping language fresh?
    Lucinda Lavender: about appearance I know...
    Aphrodite Macbain: by taking in new words?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: (Im not into astrology, just thinks that item is funny) Listening .... :)
    Lucinda Lavender: and the astro sign issue has a little to do with appearance as well
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes?
    Bleu Oleander: was wondering how to keep the words fresh to talk about experiences that were
    Lucinda Lavender: since from out side an earth view it appears to have the 13th sign...
    Bleu Oleander: it morphed into other topics I think
    SophiaSharon Larnia: interesting question Bleu, we do come here often
    Lucinda Lavender: ah found it interesting to read...
    Bleu Oleander: the role language plays in creating our reality
    SophiaSharon Larnia: (the babylonians zodiac had 13 signs Luci, maybe they saw it from the outside? ) :P
    Kit Ciaco: If I could offer a somewhat skewed notion?
    Aphrodite Macbain: which comes first, the word or the thought?
    Kit Ciaco: That what we do NOT say often shapes our reality as much as what we DO say....
    Calvino Rabeni: I've always found it feels an overstatement to say "we create our reality", but do like to think language is one of our many ways of dancing with reality
    Lucinda Lavender: luci looks to kit...
    Calvino Rabeni: Do offer, Kit
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes
    Kit Ciaco: Well, I think our silence can express volumes
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I can say Bleu with certainity, the more I try to explain something the harder I have wtith the words
    Kit Ciaco: and as I've aged I find less words that seem to fit my spirit
    Aphrodite Macbain: the spaces in between, the stillness between the steps
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I mean more difficulty
    Kit Ciaco: which is one reason I've turned more and more to imrpov flute playing
    SophiaSharon Larnia: nods at Kit
    Calvino Rabeni: Thought and word mutually influence each other faster than the process of thought itself
    Kit Ciaco: which is extremely expressionate but has few if any tangible words
    Kit Ciaco: a very mystical language
    Bleu Oleander: we discussed that also Kit, using music and art
    Kit Ciaco: and for me, sometimes feels much superior to my verbal language
    Kit Ciaco: and I've got a heck of a strong vocabulary!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: sometimes words just don't do it. Singin, dancing, drawing can sometimes be better
    Kit Ciaco: agreed, aphrodite!
    Bleu Oleander: agree Aph
    Kit Ciaco: very potent expression
    Kit Ciaco: and words so often lock us in, or even diffuse meaning
    Aphrodite Macbain: especially when i's done with others
    SophiaSharon Larnia: the freshness may be on not relying on words
    Kit Ciaco: yes
    SophiaSharon Larnia: seeing them as the support they are
    Lucinda Lavender: In my brain I put singing dancing speaking into the box of experience...does everything we are doing create experience...
    Aphrodite Macbain: or making up words - sometimes that can be fun
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hehe
    Kit Ciaco: Some of my best work has been in silent retreats
    Kit Ciaco: very powerful
    Aphrodite Macbain: your best thinking?
    Kit Ciaco: possibly - but I was referring to my work as a therapist
    Kit Ciaco: with couples and small groups, for example
    Kit Ciaco: the words sometimes loop us up and silence is the only way to come back together
    Lucinda Lavender: ah nodding
    SophiaSharon Larnia: nods
    Aphrodite Macbain: interesting - i.e just "being" together
    Kit Ciaco: yes
    Kit Ciaco: I think the monks with the vows of silence might have been onto something

    Aphrodite Macbain: funny how people are nervous about sitting together in silence
    Kit Ciaco: speak of the devil!
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    Kit Ciaco: agreed, Aphro!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Observer
    Aphrodite Macbain: m
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Hana
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hiya Hanna
    Bleu Oleander: hi Hana :)
    Hana Furlough: Hi everyone~
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Hana
    Aphrodite Macbain: Is tha a pink cat on your lap Luci?
    Lucinda Lavender: well...in this morning's discussion...(part of my bunny slippers:))
    Aphrodite Macbain: can't quite ake itout
    Aphrodite Macbain: ohh -right
    Aphrodite Macbain: hi lovely stevenaia
    Hana Furlough: hi stevenaia!
    Bleu Oleander: hey steve
    Lucinda Lavender: there were the words appearance, experience ...they were looked at again..and if anyone has another thought about them I was just offering it as an opportunity to speak of it again...:)
    Kit Ciaco: excuse me just a moment, folks....
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Hi Stevenaia
    Aphrodite Macbain: gotta check these out
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i gave Hana and Steve nc's on the log so far, looks like Steve crashed :(
    Aphrodite Macbain: Cool :-)
    Bleu Oleander: cute Aph!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: aww
    Lucinda Lavender: warm a fuzzy
    Lucinda Lavender: and
    SophiaSharon Larnia: they're blinking too
    SophiaSharon Larnia: lol
    Bleu Oleander: hehe
    Hana Furlough: cute!
    stevenaia Michinaga: back
    SophiaSharon Larnia: wb Steve
    Aphrodite Macbain: little tricky to dance in
    Hana Furlough: wb, s!
    Lucinda Lavender: wb steve:)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: haha Luci!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: eep Aph i mean
    Aphrodite Macbain: eep yourself
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :D
    Aphrodite Macbain: Making the language fresh - poetry can do that
    SophiaSharon Larnia: when i try that it comes out dr suess :D lol
    Aphrodite Macbain: playing with language, muddling it and juggling it
    Calvino Rabeni: Poetry can be a contemplative art
    Aphrodite Macbain: indeed
    Hana Furlough: agreed!
    Calvino Rabeni: certain poets used it as a daily practice
    Lucinda Lavender: ll feels comforted by the rhythm
    Lucinda Lavender: feels the beat...
    Aphrodite Macbain: When I tried to write a Haiku poem, it was a powerful experience
    Aphrodite Macbain: arefully sifting through the language to find the exact right words. weighing each carefully
    Lucinda Lavender: was there something surprising about it...or beautiful?
    Aphrodite Macbain: each
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Paradise
    Hana Furlough: hi paradise!
    Aphrodite Macbain: surprising how much focussed thought went into it.
    Bleu Oleander: hi Paradise :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: trying to be authentic
    Lucinda Lavender: HI Paradise...lovely green dress tonight...
    Paradise Tennant: smiles and waves all round :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello susan
    Hana Furlough: yes very stunning, paradise
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Paradise, Hi Susan
    Hana Furlough: hi susan!
    Bleu Oleander: hi Susan
    Calvino Rabeni: Hello Susan :)
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Susan...good to see you:)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Paradise is aways sunning
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, she is
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Susan!! Welcome!!! Yayyy
    Hana Furlough: :)
    Susan Aloix: Hello apologies for being late :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles easy enough in sl :) nice to see everyone :)
    Susan Aloix: Oh my....smiles....thanks for the welcoming....waves to all
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: welcome Susan :D
    Aphrodite Macbain: Good to have you on board

    Aphrodite Macbain: Where do you live Susan what sessions can you easily attend?
    Susan Aloix: Australia Apro - this one in happening in my saturday afternoon right now...the main one I can get to are 1am during the weekdays i think?
    stevenaia Michinaga: have you avoided the floods?
    Bleu Oleander: was just going to ask that steve :)
    Lucinda Lavender: I am having a hard time deciding what to say today...
    Lucinda Lavender: and I thought it too...
    Aphrodite Macbain: They are mainy in Queensland?
    Paradise Tennant: smiles at lucinda :)
    Susan Aloix: I've been here....but about a 400 km radius of me are serious floods....not seen this amount of rain before.......and yeah mainly in queensland....
    Susan Aloix: *i've been here
    Hana Furlough: oh no... stay safe, susan!
    Aphrodite Macbain: It really looks awful. Has itever been this bad before?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Ive heard it compared to New Orleans and Katrina
    Aphrodite Macbain: apparently we can blame it and all the other awful weather on il nino
    Susan Aloix: Its breaking records......going over *once in a hundred years* floods.....yes sharon
    SophiaSharon Larnia: shifting of coastlines maybe
    Susan Aloix: brisbane has a river running right through it....it has a massive catchment....so its always vulnerable to floods........unfortunately the poorer areas are within the flood zones
    Aphrodite Macbain: il nino with a ~ over the n
    Lucinda Lavender: heard today at work that there was snow in 49 if US states..yesterday I think...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes except florida (waves at Eliza)
    Lucinda Lavender: thought about Eliza yes...
    Aphrodite Macbain: Texas?
    Susan Aloix: wow.......
    Paradise Tennant: we have such short time spans ..100 years in the earths time frame is nothing almost as though those hundred year floods are just waves .. :) washing in a rhythm slower than we can see :)
    Bleu Oleander: even AZ
    Paradise Tennant: wow
    SophiaSharon Larnia: nods at Para
    Paradise Tennant: flagstaff ?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: thinking its an interesting time to be alive
    Bleu Oleander: yes, up north
    Aphrodite Macbain: that's a positive thing to say!
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    SophiaSharon Larnia: laughs
    Paradise Tennant: yes and it is friday night :)
    Bleu Oleander: it's always an interesting time to be alive :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: may you live in interesting times!
    Paradise Tennant: might be interesting to be dead too have to keep an open mind :)
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: giggles
    Calvino Rabeni: I did experience a 100-year flood .. you're right Paradise, it gives you a longer sense of time ... but now people built a housing tract on that flood plain
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes Bleu, i meant as a witness :) lol Can't help but feel somethings changed, i wonder if people felt this way in any age
    Paradise Tennant: yes that is an american habit
    Paradise Tennant: in canada cannot build on a 100 year flood plain
    Aphrodite Macbain: what is that?
    Paradise Tennant: a no no
    Lucinda Lavender: precaution...an interesting word to me...
    Aphrodite Macbain: I donn't know if we have a 100 yr old flood plain
    SophiaSharon Larnia: (american habit- a propensity to ignore the future and see $$ in the now? I don't know)
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Aphrodite Macbain: not just American -
    Bleu Oleander: sounds like us :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: nods
    Paradise Tennant: was in a hundred year rain in alqonquin park once :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: wow
    Paradise Tennant: lake went up a 1.5 feet
    Aphrodite Macbain: but we should live in the present, no?
    Paradise Tennant: canoes almost washed away
    Aphrodite Macbain: wow. when was that Paradise?
    Paradise Tennant: hmm maybe 10 years ago
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh, thats bad, when the boats are washed away
    stevenaia Michinaga: we had 3 hundred year floods in 5 years here, go figure
    Susan Aloix: Yes Sharon. I feel the *somethings* changed feeling. Its hard to get my head around it.
    stevenaia Michinaga: so much for statistics
    SophiaSharon Larnia: me too Susan
    Paradise Tennant: smiles at steve and the laws of probability
    Aphrodite Macbain: need to build an arc
    SophiaSharon Larnia: and with that, an exquisite vulnerability

    Aphrodite Macbain makes note to see how an arc is built
    Paradise Tennant: well trenched around the tent .. so stayed nice and dry until there was a build up sticks and leaves in one of trenches and then the tent was awash a soppy crew that shivered until the afternoon everything got really wet so no fire
    Paradise Tennant: but really nice to see all the same
    Paradise Tennant: the force of weather
    Paradise Tennant: unbridled power
    Susan Aloix: < so loves those breaks into silence
    Paradise Tennant: loose and about
    Aphrodite Macbain: eeeew when was that recently?
    Paradise Tennant: smiles at susan
    Susan Aloix: :) paradise
    Lucinda Lavender: used the words equisite vulnerability for the break...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles at Susan
    Susan Aloix: ohhh nice lucinda...those words sat with me as well
    Aphrodite Macbain: smiles
    Susan Aloix: :) sharon
    Paradise Tennant: smiles yes lovely phrasing sophia
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I forget about the bell sometimes, that wasn't my intention :)
    Paradise Tennant: nods guilty here too
    Aphrodite Macbain: It's hard to stop mid thought
    SophiaSharon Larnia: an awareness that i feel that way, and dropping the anxiety that goes with that
    Susan Aloix: its easy to stumble over the bell ...i think its just a reminder of something...i don't know if you can get it wrong...more an awareness tool
    Hana Furlough: nods
    Susan Aloix: yes Aphrodite...:)
    Lucinda Lavender: wondering about the convergence of time and vulnerability...
    Hana Furlough: can you say more, luci?
    Aphrodite Macbain: hmmm-
    Lucinda Lavender: two topics that are surfacing
    Paradise Tennant: smiles kind of thinks there is no wrong in becoming aware .... just shorter and longer routes but it is all "route/path" just the same
    Aphrodite Macbain: how do they converge?
    Lucinda Lavender: well the thoughts about the repeating floods...
    Lucinda Lavender: and our remembering..our forgetting
    Lucinda Lavender: our sitting with the intensity of it all
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes
    Aphrodite Macbain: I looked up in the sky and there was a man flying by like a birdy
    SophiaSharon Larnia: and I want to think that the intensity is part of being embodied
    Lucinda Lavender: here?
    Aphrodite Macbain: strange, surreal
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes, just behind me and Sophia
    SophiaSharon Larnia: lol Aph!
    Hana Furlough: wow cool... must run for now
    Hana Furlough: a wonderful day to you all
    Lucinda Lavender: interesting..the body knowledge
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Hana :)
    Susan Aloix: bye for now Hana :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: bye hana
    Bleu Oleander: bye Hana
    Paradise Tennant: smiles namaste hana :)
    Lucinda Lavender: bye Hana
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye! Hana
    Lucinda Lavender: oops
    Aphrodite Macbain wonders whether she can fly with bunny slippers
    Lucinda Lavender: hope so:)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: we talk about a lot of things here that i dont mean to, but classify as awareness as being, and then the being embodied piece seems more distant, why talking about direct experience important (imho)
    Aphrodite Macbain: say more please Sophia
    SophiaSharon Larnia: but im sleepy and babbling right now
    SophiaSharon Larnia: LOL
    Paradise Tennant: yes these sessions are like a meandering stream .. the flow and ebb .. the energy .. all change in the moment
    Aphrodite Macbain: the being embodied piece?
    Paradise Tennant: smiles at sophia so nice to babble with friends
    Paradise Tennant: maybe tonight we are a brook :)
    Susan Aloix: vulnerability is one of those words i want to quickly come in with a *worked out* blurb on...for some reason it seems the very essence of vulnerabilty is conjured up by thinking about it...can feel it in my body
    SophiaSharon Larnia: talking from an ethreal place, and waking up at your keyborad
    Susan Aloix: (sorry the posts probably come too late...we have moved on)
    Calvino Rabeni: vulnerability needs careful framing
    Calvino Rabeni: or reframing
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes - you are open to anything - good and bad
    Calvino Rabeni: because it sounds like a bad thing
    Paradise Tennant: listening susan
    SophiaSharon Larnia: can you say more susan?
    Calvino Rabeni: being consciously selective and having some skills is important
    Calvino Rabeni: to be safely vulnerable
    Susan Aloix: yes cal
    Calvino Rabeni: a related word is "openness"
    Aphrodite Macbain: safely vulnerable.... is that an oxymoron?
    Calvino Rabeni: but both vulnerable and open sound more passive than they need to be
    SophiaSharon Larnia: without awareness, feeling vulnerable leads to closing
    Aphrodite Macbain: perhaps vulnerability with awareness
    Calvino Rabeni: it shouldn't be actually, an oxymoron
    Calvino Rabeni: not in practice, only under the influence of the definitions of words
    Lucinda Lavender: like the sound of that...

    Susan Aloix: when you and others were working carefully on focusing the theme *vulnerability and time*.....i went to my body to feel those concepts...and then my head....and then i noticed an experience of *wanting to get rid of something or if given a chance to embrace something*....i felt my own vulnerability.....its a feeling thats often avoided...but its also the feeling we had when we are most alive.......
    Susan Aloix: (opps re. bell )
    Aphrodite Macbain whispers "I'm going to try flying away now. It's time for me to say goodbye. I'm feeling vulnerable wearing these slippers
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :D
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hehe bye Aph
    Calvino Rabeni: There's Brene Brown on the power of vulnerability:
    Bleu Oleander: bye Aph
    Susan Aloix: loves your slipper Aphro lol....bye
    Lucinda Lavender: appreciated the words susan...
    Calvino Rabeni: :) Aphrodite
    Susan Aloix: :) ty Lucinda
    Lucinda Lavender: by Aph:)
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite aph fly well :)
    Bleu Oleander: have a good evening everyone ... take care :)
    Susan Aloix: Thanks Cal. That link cal just posted is a brilliant video on vulnerability....highly recommended
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Bleu
    Lucinda Lavender: my experience with dream circle has heightened my awareness about the words..take care Bleu...
    Susan Aloix: Night Bleu. :) tc
    Paradise Tennant: good nite bleu :) sweet dreams
    Lucinda Lavender: and so when the themes go along side by side I notice
    Paradise Tennant: can you say more lucinda
    Susan Aloix: Yes...very interesting Lucinda.........to draw them together
    Calvino Rabeni: It's exciting to look over the edge of an abyss, like the Grand Canyon. Someone built a fence there to make it safe to stand right at the edge.
    SophiaSharon Larnia: theres a fence? :D
    Calvino Rabeni: Otherwise no one would stand there, too risky
    Susan Aloix: nice one cal
    Lucinda Lavender: I see pictures of water flowing, mountains exploding...
    Calvino Rabeni: And we may consciously build our fences, without being "fenced in" by them
    Lucinda Lavender: the big events that are markers in a flow of time
    SophiaSharon Larnia: some would say the abyss is an illusion
    Paradise Tennant: like the crests in the fabric of time being lucinda ?
    Lucinda Lavender: yes..Paradise
    Calvino Rabeni: As much as death an illusion, but they seem to go together
    Susan Aloix: Yes Lucinda.........its so important to notice the bigger processes
    Paradise Tennant: funny I do not fear dying so much as losing people I love to death being alone without them
    Lucinda Lavender: we are here a short bit of what the earth will experience
    Lucinda Lavender: I feel more the same as you ...
    Calvino Rabeni: I also knew a man who worked with very dangerous industrial equipment - he felt safe because he knew all the safety protocols, but when he got older, one day he didn't quite trust himself to follow them any more, and knew he might be accidentally killed .. so he quit standing next to that abyss because he didn't trust the fence he had built
    Susan Aloix: Cal. Thats so well said. I think many have experienced the barbed wire of the fence...and a. want to avoid vulnerability and b. forgotten their origianl yearning to look over the edge...
    Calvino Rabeni: yes :) the yearning is there, it draws humans to live a big life
    Susan Aloix: Same here Paradise.....
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles.... off to bed for me :)) take care all!
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite sophia sweet dreams
    Lucinda Lavender: take care SSl!
    stevenaia Michinaga: night Sophia
    SophiaSharon Larnia: you too
    Calvino Rabeni: Dream well :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: I found myself napping here

    Susan Aloix: NightSharon. Thank you so much for the great thought provoking posts.
    Lucinda Lavender: :)...
    Susan Aloix: (and ty to others as well while i'm at it)
    Paradise Tennant: hands steve his blankie :)
    Susan Aloix: Bye Stevenaia :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles at susan thank you :)
    Susan Aloix: opps are you going?
    Susan Aloix: sorry i misread that
    stevenaia Michinaga: woke up to conversations of dying, needs somethng bigger than a blankie
    Susan Aloix: :) mp paradise....ty
    Lucinda Lavender: ok:)

    The group composes a brief poem  (repeated in its entirety below)

    Paradise Tennant: we could try a go round poem about the abyss .. the fence .. the yearning
    Paradise Tennant: hands steve a single malt
    stevenaia Michinaga: smiles
    Susan Aloix: smiles...likes
    Lucinda Lavender: hmm...handing you a snowman made of toothpicks and marshmallow:)
    Susan Aloix: lol
    Paradise Tennant: hmm cocoa and marshmallows at work today all frothed and melted :)
    Lucinda Lavender: So...the abyss...


    stevenaia Michinaga: tries to find the lighter side of the abyss
    stevenaia Michinaga: but all I see the opposite of love
    stevenaia Michinaga: (next line of the poem pls...smiles)
    Paradise Tennant: hmmm ...
    Paradise Tennant: within the opposite of love .. mingles danger .. and desire ...
    Paradise Tennant: sorry cal out of turn .. a bit sleepy here
    Calvino Rabeni: he stopped. He looked into the abyss of her eyes, wanting to plunge into some dark unknown :)
    Paradise Tennant: skips to susan :)
    Susan Aloix: alrighty...
    Susan Aloix: (it has to continue from cals last line right?)
    Paradise Tennant: no not necessarily .. kind of a group flow :)
    Susan Aloix: ok.....
    Susan Aloix: the fertile void, i've heard it called, ever-present, both holds and threatens, we have our fences, it has its way of finding us.
    Lucinda Lavender: Whether into a canyon or a pupil we are looking...

    stevenaia Michinaga: but there is always the other side of the abyss.. where the light shines though.... the lighter side of the abyss
    Susan Aloix: :)
    Calvino Rabeni: there comes a time .. one is called to step upon the invisible bridge composed only of the courage given and recieved across the divide
    Alfred Kelberry: meep-meep!
    Paradise Tennant: smiles hiya alfred we are apoeming :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: so be careful where you sit
    Alfred Kelberry: it's more like a prose :)
    Lucinda Lavender: hi druth:)
    Susan Aloix: :) hello boxy
    druth Vlodovic: :-)
    Paradise Tennant: hmm
    Paradise Tennant: hiya druth
    Susan Aloix: My turn?
    Lucinda Lavender: Para I think
    Susan Aloix: kk :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: but there does not need to be an order
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Susan Aloix: :)
    Paradise Tennant: skips to susan :)
    Lucinda Lavender: true...
    Susan Aloix: lol
    Lucinda Lavender: maybe it is finished?
    Alfred Kelberry: i'll be the next turn marker :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles at alfred
    Lucinda Lavender: Susan ..do you have more?
    Lucinda Lavender: sometimes it goes in the order and others not...just happened to have an order for a while...
    Alfred Kelberry: i think she's composing :)
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Susan Aloix: And that canyon doth claims one and makes it its own, the soul exiting is not the one entering.
    Susan Aloix: (sorry for taking so long lol)
    Alfred Kelberry: um, it looks like a dead kitty is in your lap, luci :)
    Lucinda Lavender: :)))
    Lucinda Lavender: it is my bunny slipper:)
    Alfred Kelberry: ah! :)
    Alfred Kelberry: ok, less gruesome :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: I think I pass at this point:)
    druth Vlodovic: lets see what stevenaia has :)
    Lucinda Lavender: Must go soon and will love posting...dream well all:)
    Alfred Kelberry: she has a beautiful dress :)
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite lucinda
    Calvino Rabeni: Fly and dream, Lucinda
    stevenaia Michinaga: night lucinda
    Alfred Kelberry: bye, bunny slippers :)

    Susan Aloix: :) bye Lucinda :))
    stevenaia Michinaga: I think it has concluded... unless Cal wishes to continue
    Calvino Rabeni: I thought the last lines served well as an ending
    Susan Aloix: Claps at our poem....that was fun thank you everyone.
    Alfred Kelberry: :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles

    The Abyss

    tries to find the lighter side of the abyss
    but all I see the opposite of love
    within the opposite of love
    mingles danger .. and desire ...

    He stopped.
    He looked into the abyss of her eyes
    wanting to plunge into some dark unknown
    The fertile void, i've heard it called,
    both holds and threatens.
    We have our fences,
    it has its way of finding us.

    But there is always the other side of the abyss
    where the light shines though
    the lighter side of the abyss
    There comes a time
    one is called to step upon the invisible bridge
    composed only of the courage given and received
    across the divide

    And that canyon doth claim one and makes it its own
    the soul exiting is not the one entering


    Pavilion Abyss.png

    Calvino Rabeni: The abyss beneath
    stevenaia Michinaga: nice Cal
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes, we're always on the edge of some abyss, knowingly or not
    Alfred Kelberry: reminds me of abyss observatory in sl
    Paradise Tennant: smiles yes thank you all .. love doing them ..they are fun .. never know the next twist or turn
    Paradise Tennant: hmm
    Calvino Rabeni: I like to think, every "fact" is actually an "artifact"
    Calvino Rabeni: That it has some "art" in it
    Alfred Kelberry: cal stole the session :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: always surprising
    Susan Aloix: yes......ty Paradise :)
    Paradise Tennant: not sure I agree .. often feel like i am in the bottom of deep still pond but never an abyss :)
    Alfred Kelberry: nice, cal :)
    Susan Aloix: :) lovely cal
    Alfred Kelberry: abyss is how a poor lone voyager probe must be feeling right now
    Paradise Tennant: smiles shall we do another or have we exhausted our artistic .. musings :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: I am approaching my 3 yawn limit
    stevenaia Michinaga: but I can watch
    Paradise Tennant: lol yawning too
    Calvino Rabeni *loves* to yawn
    Paradise Tennant: me too
    stevenaia Michinaga: they can be contagious
    Paradise Tennant: such a nice feeling .. like a nice scratch for your face
    Calvino Rabeni: Please
    Calvino Rabeni: send me some good ones
    Alfred Kelberry: yawning is contagious :)
    Paradise Tennant: dog does the best ones his head half opens :) can see his toes
    Alfred Kelberry: :)
    Calvino Rabeni: animal masters
    Paradise Tennant: smiles I have one ...
    stevenaia Michinaga: listens
    Alfred Kelberry: blue the einstein :)
    Alfred Kelberry: it's his name :)
    Calvino Rabeni: There are places were SL and RL mix unexpectedly
    Calvino Rabeni: I wanted to report one interesting event from today... I was out driving in that place called real life, and who should I see crossing that road, but our very own Lucinda :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles how nice .
    Alfred Kelberry: yay!
    Alfred Kelberry: that's nice
    Susan Aloix: Oh cool Cal :)
    Paradise Tennant: like a rl/sl connection makes it so more confortable :) in a way ..
    Calvino Rabeni: I did not stop though .. I reached out a virtual hand ... pushing the speed dial button on my mobile phone
    Calvino Rabeni: and as a result my true body has less espresso in it than otherwise

    Susan Aloix: *reached out my virtual hand* i like the way you call it a virtual hand....very cool cal
    Calvino Rabeni: virtual hand // real results
    Calvino Rabeni: how cool is that
    Alfred Kelberry: cal, that looks like a comment :)
    Calvino Rabeni: /* what kind of comment */
    Susan Aloix: :)
    Susan Aloix: very
    Alfred Kelberry: # various :)
    Paradise Tennant: thinking on the words true body ...
    Calvino Rabeni: getting a little patchier these days
    Calvino Rabeni: -- it would be fun if that were an idiom
    Alfred Kelberry: i think in this same manner we could call our real hand virtual
    Calvino Rabeni: -- as in "she's a real truebody"
    Susan Aloix: i have to log off here.....and reach into my creaturely world :)
    Alfred Kelberry: bye, susan
    Paradise Tennant: smiles good nite susan namaste and sweet dreams :)
    Susan Aloix: Bye all....thanks for a lovel conversations and poetry.....
    Calvino Rabeni: _/!\_
    stevenaia Michinaga: night, me too
    stevenaia Michinaga: night all
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite steve :)
    Susan Aloix: Namaste Paradise.....Cal...Steveniana ..boxy :)
    druth Vlodovic: sweet dreams
    Calvino Rabeni: Have a great afternoon / evening Susan :)
    Susan Aloix: ty cal :0 you too :)
    Susan Aloix: :0 bye druth
    druth Vlodovic: have fun with your fellow creatures :)
    Calvino Rabeni has been thinking ..
    Calvino Rabeni: Anyone know the genre of stories called "good / bad" stories? (or maybe "yayboo" stories)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles likes the word yayboo but has not idea what it means but love the sound of it
    Calvino Rabeni: It would be a fun story form to do in a group round ... maybe a little bigger group ... one person tells something that happens that is GOOD... everyone says YAYYY
    Paradise Tennant: smiles sounds like fun
    Calvino Rabeni: and then the next picks up the story line and the next related thing is BAD .. everyone says BOOO
    Calvino Rabeni: and so on ...
    Alfred Kelberry: it's relative though. someone's yay, maybe somebody else's boo :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles broadly so true
    Calvino Rabeni: I did it in a theater group, a lot of fun
    Paradise Tennant: shall we try it ?
    druth Vlodovic: lol, with our timberwolves we call it "fortunately/unfortunately" you should see the results
    Alfred Kelberry: ok, i have a bad one
    Paradise Tennant: listens
    Calvino Rabeni: It's a "yes and" type exercise
    Calvino Rabeni: Alfred has a start?
    Calvino Rabeni: RIght druth, I've heard it with those words ... UNfortunately ... ... Fortunately ...
    Alfred Kelberry: um, go ahead, cal

    Calvino Rabeni: As an example
    Calvino Rabeni: There is the Chinese story called "The Lost Horse." This is the story in which the man's horse runs away and his neighbors console him, but he says, "What makes you so sure it isn't a blessing?" Then the horse returns with a stallion by its side and the neighbors congratulate him. He says, "What makes you so sure that it isn't disaster?" Then the man's son rides the stallion and breaks his hip. So again the neighbors console him and again he says, "What makes you so sure that it isn't a blessing?" Then a year later an army of nomads came across the border and every able-bodied man was called into service. The Chinese lost 9 out of 10 men. Because the son was still recovering from his broken hip he was not called to war, and so the father and son survived to care for each other.
    Calvino Rabeni: that's from http://www.story-lovers.com/liststhatgoodthatsbad.html
    Alfred Kelberry: yay!
    Calvino Rabeni: ... Unfortunately, /me was out of creative energy at that moment..
    Calvino Rabeni: BOO!
    Paradise Tennant: smiles ...
    Alfred Kelberry: why boo? the son has survived - yay! :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Fortunately ... there are things one can do with NO CREATIVITY WHATSOEVER
    druth Vlodovic: but perhaps that is a disaster
    Calvino Rabeni: YAY!
    druth Vlodovic: I'm going to creatively sneak off...
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Paradise Tennant: me too sorry .. we all are at low ebb
    Calvino Rabeni smiles
    Paradise Tennant: but a lovely one to try when we are sparking :)
    Calvino Rabeni: My ebb here has turned into a flow to somewhere else
    Calvino Rabeni: yes could be fun
    Paradise Tennant: smiles thank you all .. nice session :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Thank you too .. Paradise ..
    Calvino Rabeni: I'll be off also
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite sweet dreams
    Calvino Rabeni: namesteeeee

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