2011.01.27 19:00 – Of Treetops, Blizzards, Honesty, and the Subjective, and Cozy Silence

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Paradise Tennant. The comments are by Paradise, Alfred, Lucinda, oOOOo, stevenaia, Calvino

    Alfred Kelberry: para! :)
    Alfred Kelberry: wee!
    Paradise Tennant: hiya alfred :)) hugs!
    Alfred Kelberry: hello, cutie :)
    Alfred Kelberry: :)
    Alfred Kelberry: how are you today?
    Paradise Tennant: how are you :)
    Alfred Kelberry: hehe
    Alfred Kelberry: sam!
    oO0Oo Resident: hi paradise, hi boxy
    Alfred Kelberry: i'm alright, thanks :)
    Paradise Tennant: very well thanks drinking a class of wine .. eating Thai take out :)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya 0
    Alfred Kelberry: oh, sounds lovely, para :)
    Alfred Kelberry: i'm just having tea
    Paradise Tennant: tea sounds nice :)
    Alfred Kelberry: that's a beautiful outfit, para. looks wol-ish :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles yes wol affects my fashion taste she is a trend setter :)
    Alfred Kelberry: :)
    oO0Oo Resident: seems to think both inside and outside of the box
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: yes !
    Alfred Kelberry: and in the middle :)
    Alfred Kelberry: cal!
    oO0Oo Resident: sees the beauty in the box
    Alfred Kelberry: cal, you're 5 minutes late
    Alfred Kelberry: now you have to meditate for 5 minutes
    Alfred Kelberry: new rule
    Paradise Tennant: smiles yes alfred is one of my favorite avatars :) just such a great look :)
    Alfred Kelberry: para :)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya cal :)
    Alfred Kelberry: *gets a blush on his cardboard face*
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi Cal
    Calvino Rabeni: Hello o
    oO0Oo Resident: thinking about cause and effect
    oO0Oo Resident: and ends and means
    Paradise Tennant: listens
    Alfred Kelberry: that's what we often do :)
    oO0Oo Resident: feels like means are everything and justify nothing
    Alfred Kelberry: dwell in the past and consider the future :)
    Alfred Kelberry: sam, as in no past and no future - just now :)
    oO0Oo Resident: I leave dwelling to tateru Ninu
    Alfred Kelberry: it's really hard to no think of anything, but now
    Paradise Tennant: tateru ninu :)
    Alfred Kelberry: looks like some sl dude
    oO0Oo Resident: correction: Tateru Nino
    Paradise Tennant: hiya lucinda good to see you
    Alfred Kelberry: luci!
    Calvino Rabeni: "Other maps are such shapes, with their islands and capes! But we've got our brave Captain to thank" (So the crew would protest) "that he's brought us the best-- A perfect and absolute blank!"
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Para, CAl, Boxy, o...
    oO0Oo Resident: :)Lucinderama
    Calvino Rabeni: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._-_Plate_4.jpg
    Alfred Kelberry: the dragon scroll! :)
    Lucinda Lavender: will just be here a bit due to dinner...
    oO0Oo Resident: nice Cal
    Alfred Kelberry: [kung-fu panda]
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Alfred Kelberry: actually, it reminds me of my desktop
    Alfred Kelberry: oh, found another related one: http://www.ipernity.com/doc/huma/1700243 :)
    oO0Oo Resident: lol
    Alfred Kelberry: ok, here's my old xp desktop: http://u1.ipernity.com/4/69/73/38769...1a84da.560.jpg :)
    Alfred Kelberry: hunting of the xp
    Alfred Kelberry: *looks at the pretty stars*
    Paradise Tennant: smiles we all have a bit of star dust :)
    Paradise Tennant: in each of us :)
    Alfred Kelberry: hmm, its interesting how in sl you can zoom out all the way back and suddenly find yourself alone and in silence above the world :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: would that not be a great thing in rl :)
    Alfred Kelberry: it certainly changes the mood
    Alfred Kelberry: yes :)
    Alfred Kelberry: and then you zoon in back and find the warmth of people near you and you smile and feel comfy :)
    Paradise Tennant: those moments when you are hooked .. be nice to be able to step back and really see
    Lucinda Lavender: comfy...:0
    Lucinda Lavender: just a moment
    oO0Oo Resident: yes paradise, others help... we need others
    oO0Oo Resident: Lucinda, I feel at ease
    Alfred Kelberry: cal is mystical today :)
    oO0Oo Resident: Mysti Cal
    Alfred Kelberry: ! :)
    oO0Oo Resident: shenpa
    Lucinda Lavender: the ease and the comfy part ...are nice
    Paradise Tennant: funny how the silences can just be so comfortable in rl often we try to fill them in but they are so nice on their own
    Alfred Kelberry: para, how's einstein doing :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles ..snoring .. and err turning the air blue .. bought him a new cozy dog bed for by my desk he is sprawled in luxury :)
    Alfred Kelberry: :)
    Alfred Kelberry: spoiled puppy
    Paradise Tennant: :) he has found his ...place ..
    Alfred Kelberry: zen spot :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Just thinking of a tough day (circa 2011 culture) - the "Pet Videos" were pixilated, my iTunes library got scrambled, emails bounced, the USB port jammed up in the middle of a hot SL chat, and GoogleTalk kept logging me off - ALL AT ONCE !
    Calvino Rabeni: What a day !
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Alfred Kelberry: :)
    Paradise Tennant: blinks
    Alfred Kelberry: wait till sl crashes on you :)
    oO0Oo Resident: Somehow I don't worry about Cal with these circumstances
    Lucinda Lavender: just wrote about ageing and deleted it...
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Alfred Kelberry: cal, when things like that happen, I like to remind myself of those stories when people are late on a plane and it crashes :/ you can't really tell how it turns out :)
    Alfred Kelberry: aging? what about it?
    Paradise Tennant: yes surrender to the moment
    Calvino Rabeni: If I can only find the time ... I'm thinking I'll listen to this very nice podcast on "mindfulness" (whatever that is!) but meanwhile I'm trying to get my espresso machine to stop leaking...
    Calvino Rabeni: http://being.publicradio.org/program...-to-our-lives/
    Calvino Rabeni: "There just aren't enough hours in the day!"
    Paradise Tennant: smiles :)
    Lucinda Lavender: ageing of the parental generation infuses me with thoughts of future...
    Alfred Kelberry: "there are just people who can't manage their time" :)
    oO0Oo Resident likes it that Cal is so human
    Lucinda Lavender: yes me too
    Paradise Tennant: likes espresso :)
    Alfred Kelberry: luci, hmm
    oO0Oo Resident: mmm
    Lucinda Lavender: sometimes bones turn to jello
    Alfred Kelberry: ok, we're back to a bump sticker talk :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles wiggly .. skeletons
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Lucinda Lavender: something I had never pictured before watching a loved one
    Paradise Tennant: ouch
    Calvino Rabeni: It's one of those classic Italian jobbies with the hourglass shaped wasp waist that screw together in the middle.
    Calvino Rabeni: Since I'm a purist
    Calvino Rabeni: I wouldn't have anything digital
    Calvino Rabeni: at least not in the kitchen
    Lucinda Lavender: no cal...
    oO0Oo Resident: purity and seeing a loved one...
    oO0Oo Resident: everything breaks
    Paradise Tennant: smiles while having great coffee .. all sounds good
    Lucinda Lavender: yes coffee and seeing seem to go together
    Paradise Tennant: seeing .. tasting .. hearing .. feeling .. smelling we are so sensory .. all our information really
    Calvino Rabeni: White porcelain cup, organic heavy cream from "farmer owned" LOCAL cows ...
    Calvino Rabeni: Hail Portlandia!
    oO0Oo Resident: human life is short. There is the view of helping at the end of children, and the view of helping to adjust society to care for elders and dying
    oO0Oo Resident: ooh, that sounds rich cal
    Lucinda Lavender: on my plate...parsnips, sweet potatoes, onions, all roasted with olive oil and garlic
    Paradise Tennant: yum :)
    Calvino Rabeni: This is so culturally embedded its (not even) funny - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE_9CzLCbkY
    oO0Oo Resident: the faint sound of electrons toeing and froing round Youtube
    Calvino Rabeni: That's a nice winter repast Cinda .. lately we're almost finished with the fall crop of onions and potatoes and beets ...
    Calvino Rabeni: considering increasing the winter-growing vegetables
    Lucinda Lavender: :)love the winter ones...
    Calvino Rabeni: the beets did extremely well in the hard freeze at -6C
    Lucinda Lavender: the winter crops and the winter of life...
    Paradise Tennant: huge smile lol
    Calvino Rabeni: And I recently checked out a certain little neighborhood lounge you know about - very nice, actually the first time I'd been there
    Calvino Rabeni: even though it is an institution
    Paradise Tennant: loved the clip and also vote for root veggies :)
    Calvino Rabeni: and I sort of like that the fare there is "ANTI-gourmet"
    Lucinda Lavender: I think you speak of The Broiler
    Calvino Rabeni: I do indeed speak thereof
    Lucinda Lavender: this was the place to go for drinks after rehearsal
    Calvino Rabeni: All the makings of a home away from home, a true third place
    Lucinda Lavender: Lots of older folks eat their dinner there
    Lucinda Lavender: On the walls the photos are of loggers and trees
    Calvino Rabeni: You don't need much in the way of teeth for that ... it's real comfort food
    Calvino Rabeni: HUGE trees maybe 15 feet diameter
    Lucinda Lavender: feels like painting the pictures
    Lucinda Lavender: Did you know that in North California there are amazing upper stories of tress?
    Calvino Rabeni: I think the lounge has been there since the original old growth forest was logged
    Lucinda Lavender: where they grow together and trees
    Calvino Rabeni: down below the understory is pretty spare of life
    Calvino Rabeni: but up above its richer
    Calvino Rabeni: do they have any catwalks up there for tours?
    Paradise Tennant: like a top of the forest .. pedestrian mall :)
    Lucinda Lavender: yes...at 300 ft
    Calvino Rabeni: wow I'd like to visit that
    oO0Oo Resident: lol
    Lucinda Lavender: with the possibility of getting lost I heard
    Calvino Rabeni: I've heard of the same in the Amazon
    Lucinda Lavender: pool up there too
    Calvino Rabeni: billiards?
    Lucinda Lavender: :)))
    Paradise Tennant: always wanted to live in a tree house
    Paradise Tennant: for real
    Lucinda Lavender: no.
    Paradise Tennant: had one as a kid .. still miss it
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Calvino Rabeni: There's a tree house hotel somewhere in Oregon near where I lived
    Lucinda Lavender: ah...
    Calvino Rabeni: Every room is a tree house
    Lucinda Lavender: that sounds fun
    Paradise Tennant: wow !
    Paradise Tennant: blinks going to be goggling that one
    Lucinda Lavender: I heard of this upper story in CA ...someone has written about it...
    oO0Oo Resident: where the trees grow together Lucinda?
    Lucinda Lavender: yes
    Lucinda Lavender: I like the image of that...along with the winter of life and growing closer at that time
    oO0Oo Resident: senior citizens
    Lucinda Lavender: yes O
    Lucinda Lavender: old ones
    Paradise Tennant: zip lining looks like fun too :) scampering about on guy wires
    oO0Oo Resident: people are so compassionate
    oO0Oo Resident: hehe
    oO0Oo Resident: scampering Para
    Paradise Tennant: http://www.treehouses.com/treehousez....com/index.cfm
    Alfred Kelberry: I’ll go down to a bakery. want some pastry :)
    Alfred Kelberry: meep!
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: by alfred
    Lucinda Lavender: by Boxy:)
    oO0Oo Resident imagines tree line scamperers with SL silly voice gestures sounding
    Calvino Rabeni ponders - Is Boxy the place the buns came from, or are going to ...
    Calvino Rabeni: I can't resist - one more video, this one courtesy of Ways of Knowing earlier today - a parable as I see it
    Calvino Rabeni: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w27vH...eature=related
    Lucinda Lavender: Phew!
    Paradise Tennant: that was intense :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: were you holding your breath for 15 minutes?
    Lucinda Lavender: hi steve:)
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Paradise Tennant: hiya steve
    stevenaia Michinaga: hi
    Calvino Rabeni: Hi steve :)
    Lucinda Lavender: feeding the big feelings...and feeling the impossibility surrounding them
    Paradise Tennant: big feelings
    Lucinda Lavender: then it can kind of burn away like fog
    Calvino Rabeni: They threw themselves into it with such relish
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    Paradise Tennant: often think the animals are very smart to just growl nothing lasting in it no remark or specific pain .. provided more like a general release
    Calvino Rabeni: Just to make a statement
    Lucinda Lavender: ah...yes
    Paradise Tennant: growling is kind of fun
    Lucinda Lavender: know of some children who sound like sirens...
    Calvino Rabeni: for example, a dog lives behind a big fence or hedge .. he's always barking because he doesn't know what is there
    Calvino Rabeni: suspicious sounds
    Calvino Rabeni: if the fence were transparent he'd have nothing to say
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi Stevenaia
    stevenaia Michinaga: smiles at sam
    oO0Oo Resident: I have to poof
    Lucinda Lavender: I like your pants O
    stevenaia Michinaga: nice pants
    Paradise Tennant: good nite o sweet dreams :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles watched a very nicely down dog movie this week rented it my dog tulip
    Paradise Tennant: explored the perspective of a dog's life
    Lucinda Lavender: wow...interesting
    Lucinda Lavender: what was the response.?
    Paradise Tennant: everyone has a different take on every relationship they have really even the ones we have with our pets
    Paradise Tennant: would love to hear blue's opinions sometimes and in fact he shares those quite freely ..just sometimes I don't entirely get the gist of it need a translator
    Lucinda Lavender: yes
    Calvino Rabeni: AH... dinner ..I'm away ... thanks everyone, enjoy your evenings !
    stevenaia Michinaga: night Cal
    Paradise Tennant: honesty is such a morphy kind of thing
    Lucinda Lavender: yes..night cal too
    Paradise Tennant: nite cal :) enjoy
    Calvino Rabeni: Bye
    stevenaia Michinaga: (what's for dinner)
    stevenaia Michinaga: ooops
    Lucinda Lavender: honesty as a changing thing
    Paradise Tennant: we live every action every thought every moment from such a subjective standpoint .. really not sure how much is not just the lense through which we gaze
    stevenaia Michinaga: sounded like an interesting evening, looking forward to the log, bedtime for me, was shoveling all day
    Paradise Tennant: smiles nite nite steve :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: 12" more or less
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Paradise Tennant: sweet dreams yowser
    stevenaia Michinaga: night
    Lucinda Lavender: oh boy...rest well...stretches...
    Paradise Tennant: well lucinda shall we call it a night or would you like to talk a bit more :)
    Lucinda Lavender: not much to say really...dinner dishes to do.. and really need to get rested for tomorrow
    Paradise Tennant: smiles ok I am with you .. shutting down and attending to the mundane .. per chance to dream of the extraordinary
    Lucinda Lavender: yes...may we ...
    Paradise Tennant: thank you for the conversation and the company :)
    Paradise Tennant: namaste :)
    Lucinda Lavender: thank you also! namaste

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