2011.01.31 07:00 - Shine on us

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Eden Haiku. The comments are by Eden Haiku. In this Being Theme session,  I was joined this morning by Yakuzza, Eliza, Xirana, Bleu, Sunshine, Zen, Bruce, Bertram, buxar [Lugh…] and bampd313. Our pet spy was hiding in the bushes once again. 

    Yaku's good looks.jpg

             Yaku's good looks 

    Warming up

    Yakuzza Lethecus: good morning eden
    Eden Haiku: hello Yaku, how are you?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: just came home
    Eden Haiku: Eliza :) Good morning!
    Yakuzza Lethecus: also baking something in the background :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hey eliza!
    Eden Haiku: Does it smell good Yaku?
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Eden and Yaku :)
    Eliza Madrigal: So good to *see* you both
    Yakuzza Lethecus: No it's just to bring me over the time until i will have proper dinner.


    Eden Haiku: Great outfit Eliza! No bells with this one :(
    Eliza Madrigal notices the talking stick and fish... guess they need to take turns...
    Eliza Madrigal: :) Eden, you're right... should put my bells back on
    Eden Haiku: I'm still annoyed at the info box...
    Eden Haiku: It's not realistic to have a box floating on the pond.
    Eliza Madrigal: yes it looks a bit like litter...
    Eliza Madrigal: but the idea of having a box isn't bad
    Eden Haiku: Storm tried to create a realistic environment, I think we should respect that.
    Eden Haiku: Box should be on the ground.
    Eliza Madrigal nods
    Eden Haiku: Will ask Storm if he could do it :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Storm can do it :)
    Eden Haiku: See you are trying Yaku, I did try to put it on the ground but it's locked.
    Eden Haiku: How was your retreat Eliza?
    Eliza Madrigal: fascinating, thanks for asking :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Xirana
    Eden Haiku: I saw you will have a session about the retreat sometimes this week.
    Eden Haiku: Hi Xirana :)
    Eliza Madrigal: yes I think that's the plan, for Thursday at 1... though Stim may not be back from other travels by then
    Xirana Oximoxi: hi Eden and Yaku:)
    Eden Haiku: Will try to attend.
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hey xirana
    Eliza Madrigal: :)) Thank you
    Eliza Madrigal: Yaku, nice to see you getting more comfortable looking like Ralph Fiennes... heh
    Xirana Oximoxi: :))
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Bleu :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: good morning bleu
    Bleu Oleander: hi everyone
    Eden Haiku: Hi Bleu, nice to see you :)
    Eliza Madrigal: I'm also writing something about the retreat Eden... think a few of us will and post to the wiki
    Bleu Oleander: welcome back Eliza
    Xirana Oximoxi: hello Bleu:)
    Eden Haiku: Been working on my Alt of Being project...
    Eliza Madrigal: Thank you :))
    Bleu Oleander: great Eden
    Eden Haiku: Oh wonderful Eliza!
    Eliza Madrigal: yes I read Pema's session Eden, that was fun!
    Eden Haiku: Doing photoshoots with the triplets isn't easy with 2 computers and 3 viewers…It's a good thing they are telepaths, no time for typing!
    Eliza Madrigal giggles
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Sunshine!
    Bleu Oleander: amazing Eden .... you're quite talented
    Bleu Oleander: hi Sun
    Eden Haiku: Let us take a full minute of silence before we start the Circle of Being.
    Sunshine Vayandar: hi all ;)
    Xirana Oximoxi: hello Sun:)
    Sunshine Vayandar: ;)
    Eden Haiku: Hi Sun
    Eden Haiku: A minute in a minute...:) Will Gong the beginning...
    Xirana Oximoxi: today the warm of Africa is more needed than ever... there's snow here:)
    Eden Haiku: Have you been here before Sun?
    Eliza Madrigal smiles
    Sunshine Vayandar: sending you some africa ;))
    Xirana Oximoxi: ty:)
    Sunshine Vayandar: yes Eden ;)
    Xirana Oximoxi: I can feel it:)
    Sunshine Vayandar: yay I am sending continuously
    Xirana Oximoxi: good:)))
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Zen :)
    Eden Haiku: Thanks :)
    Eliza Madrigal: we're almost all in our places with bright shiny faces
    Eden Haiku: Hello Zen...
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hey zen and sun
    Sunshine Vayandar: ;)
    Sunshine Vayandar: hi Yaku
    Xirana Oximoxi: hello Zen
    Bleu Oleander: hi Zen :)
    Zen Arado: Hi all
    Eden Haiku: Maybe we can take a meditation a bit longer, starting now and into the 90 seconds, collecting ourselves. And then we will start sharing in a clockwise manner starting with Bleu, then Yaku, then me, Eliza, Xirana, Sunshine, Zen.
    Zen Arado: that's anti clockwise?
    Xirana Oximoxi: and talking about what, please?
    Eden Haiku: Maybe we can focus on what we experience right at this moment.
    Xirana Oximoxi: aha ok :)
    Sunshine Vayandar: ;)
    Eden Haiku: Yes, Zen, sorry. Let us start with you instead, then Sunshine, Xirana... better that way :)


    Zen Arado: I should have kept quiet :)
    Eden Haiku: :)
    Sunshine Vayandar: :)



    Zen Arado: I am thinking about gender atm
    Zen Arado: was trying to write something for the notecard for the Alt as Being Self project
    Zen Arado: is gender just something we have - not something we are?
    Zen Arado: never thought of that before
    Zen Arado: should make one more open to other sex and lose old misogynistic attitudes anyway
    Sunshine Vayandar listens
    Eden Haiku: ;)
    Zen Arado: a sports commentator on BBC lost his job this week for making a sexist remark about a female linesman - maybe about time !
    Zen Arado: done


    In between

    Sunshine Vayandar: hmm interesting topic
    Sunshine Vayandar: can I post a quote here that came to my mind?
    Eden Haiku: yes
    Sunshine Vayandar: "If you seek reality you must set yourself free of all backgrounds, of all cultures, of all patterns of thinking and feeling. Even the idea of being man or woman, or even human, should be discarded. - To be, you must be nobody. Give up all questions except one: 'Who am I'? After all, the only fact you are sure of is that you are. The 'I am' is certain. The 'I am this' is not. Struggle to find out what you are in reality." Sri Nisargadatta
    Eliza Madrigal: Wonderful quote Sunshine! Thank you
    Eden Haiku: ;)
    Zen Arado: yes !
    Sunshine Vayandar: ;) it's in my profile hmm I think of it a lot
    Sunshine Vayandar: my turn?
    Eden Haiku: yes, please :)
    Sunshine Vayandar: or shall we talk about it?
    Sunshine Vayandar: hi Bruce ;)
    Xirana Oximoxi: hello Bruce:)
    Eden Haiku: continue until you are done. We do a first circle .
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hey bruce
    Eliza Madrigal waves to Bruce and listens...
    Bruce Mowbray: Hello, everyone.
    Bleu Oleander: hi Bruce
    Zen Arado: hi Bruce
    Sunshine Vayandar: Eden you mean shall I carry on with what i am thinking at the moment?
    Eden Haiku: Hi Bruce. please continue Sunshine. Shine on us :)
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Sunshine Vayandar: ok :)


    Sunshine Vayandar: Today I met a new SL friend - who sent me a paper - in which he wrote about the "spiritworld" of SL
    Sunshine Vayandar: how we never meet the people in RL
    Sunshine Vayandar: and I was thinking how this spiritworld exists in RL and SL
    Sunshine Vayandar: and what are the differences and similarities
    Sunshine Vayandar: also thought about the spiritworld in Africa
    Sunshine Vayandar: how the local traditional healers "talk" to the ancestors
    Sunshine Vayandar: and spirits
    Sunshine Vayandar: I went to an initiation ceremony of a local traditional healer
    Sunshine Vayandar: and there was a looong dance - that carried on for hours
    Sunshine Vayandar: and 2 sangomas ( healers ) were dancing at the same time
    Sunshine Vayandar: at one point one of them fell on the floor and started speaking
    Sunshine Vayandar: to the ancestors
    Sunshine Vayandar: then stood up and continued dancing
    Sunshine Vayandar: it was a very special and magical experience
    Sunshine Vayandar: the spiritworld in africa
    Sunshine Vayandar: ;)
    Sunshine Vayandar: done


    In between

    Eliza Madrigal: ^^
    Eden Haiku: ;)
    Sunshine Vayandar: I have a picture about this - I give it to you if I find

    [She found it: here is a link to this amazing photo: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14280419/san...tothelight.tga]
    Eden Haiku: yes!
    Eliza Madrigal: Thank you, really nice
    Sunshine Vayandar: looking - pls carry on
    Eden Haiku: Xirana?
    Xirana Oximoxi: ok thanks
    Sunshine Vayandar: ;)



    Xirana Oximoxi: when we have begin the round I was thinking about how to put a little order in things I have to do in RL.. just not thinking about I have to do it and never begin to do... but, to put the spirit on it and do something constructive

    Bertram Jacobus: hello world ! ;-)
    Bleu Oleander: hi Bert
    Zen Arado: hi Bert
    Sunshine Vayandar: hi Bert ã‹¡
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hey bert

    Xirana Oximoxi: after the words of Zen, I've thought about how difficult it is for 'occidental' culture the get free of the misogyny of old thinkers like Aristote, Saint Augustin.. and so on
    Xirana Oximoxi: and after the words of Sun, I was thinking that thanks to the words we are sharing.. the distance between SL and RL is not important
    Xirana Oximoxi: done:)

    Eliza Madrigal: :) Ty Xirana
    Xirana Oximoxi: yw:)


    Eliza Madrigal: So now I am considering ritual, dance, and reveling and play...
    Eliza Madrigal: Being, not 'being this or that', as I heard someone say ...
    Eliza Madrigal: :) done


    Eden Haiku: Thank you Eliza.
    Eden Haiku: Humm...
    Eden Haiku: I have no words for what I feel.
    Eden Haiku: Right now.
    Eden Haiku: Enmeshed into wires.
    Eden Haiku: Feeling constrained by the form.
    Eden Haiku: Trapped into some linear thinking
    Eden Haiku: Even though we move on the curve of a circle
    Eden Haiku: Feeling heavy
    Eden Haiku: Wanting to break free
    Eden Haiku: Wanting to walk like an Egyptian
    Eden Haiku: Sideways
    Eden Haiku: Done


    Yakuzza Lethecus: i think about the expressability of thoughts in words now but don't come far
    Yakuzza Lethecus: then rushing to meditation comes to my mind as well since i rushed with my food even tho that the session's don't consist only of meditation
    Yakuzza Lethecus: roleplay as big subject in how far we see ourselves in a role we just are but how it might differ in other pp.'s perspectives
    Yakuzza Lethecus: and recognizing the buildings and structures more when i drove home from work an hour ago which i usually don't see because i "just drive home"
    Yakuzza Lethecus: done

    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Bleu Oleander: ty Yaku
    Eden Haiku: :)


    Bleu Oleander: was thinking that real practice is life itself
    Bleu Oleander: any moment in which we are not aware is lost
    Bleu Oleander: I have abandoned a part of my life


    Bleu Oleander: "only that day dawns to which we are awake" ... Thoreau ..... we are the species homo sapiens sapiens .... in latin means "to taste" or to "know" .... we are the species that knows and knows that it knows ... living life as if it matters
    Bleu Oleander: living life on purpose
    Bleu Oleander: done :)
    Eliza Madrigal: :)



    Bruce Mowbray: I appreciate so much all of the offerings so far -- they have all been relevant to my own situation today and this weekend.
    Bruce Mowbray: On Friday I attended the 96th birthday party of a friend. ..
    Bruce Mowbray: over the weekend my dog almost died (but he's fine now)...
    Xirana Oximoxi: awwww
    Eden Haiku: oh:(
    Bruce Mowbray: My lady friend called to say her father (91 years old) had fallen and was in the hospital. ..
    Sunshine Vayandar: ;(
    Bruce Mowbray: and later today the "homeless man" I have referred to a few times here - will be arriving,
    Bruce Mowbray: having driven 320 miles by car --
    Bruce Mowbray: and being chased by a severe ice storm the whole way...
    Bruce Mowbray: So, I was late today because I really felt a need for the Presence of morning meditation (Peacemaker Institute).
    Bruce Mowbray: Again thanks to all who have spoken so far.
    Bruce Mowbray: I am seeing it all as perfect - -
    Bruce Mowbray: every path as perfect.
    Bruce Mowbray: I am putting away my worries about housekeeping and being a decent host.
    Bruce Mowbray: This is an opportunity to trust Being. And you have all helped me do that.
    Bruce Mowbray: done.
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Eden Haiku: ;)
    Xirana Oximoxi: ty:)


    Bertram Jacobus: so it looks as it is my turn now ...
    Sunshine Vayandar: ;)
    Eden Haiku: yes!
    Bertram Jacobus: i thought and think here about : sex, language, meditation, love, a friend, buddha, second life ...
    Bertram Jacobus: i'm quite unsure whether i'm rude with my thoughts about sex and for sure hope, it's not your impression, but - may be i can explain it all in a way ...
    Bertram Jacobus: it's simply, that for example i met here now already some partners and so it's a place for me too where a lot of this as i think big topic happens for me
    Bertram Jacobus: but then, as i heard we shall talk about the actual thinking and feeling, i very fast found some other topics too - as written in the beginning :
    Bertram Jacobus: the language topic many of you know already from me. but it's getting worse and worse sadly : i don't feel very comfortable with english and fear i can't express many things correctly and so then - it's wrong. sry about that pls
    Bertram Jacobus: next : meditation : it plays such a big role to me, also here - ty all
    Bertram Jacobus: next : love
    Bertram Jacobus: i find it should be in all of the topics (!)
    Bertram Jacobus: once i asked a friend of mine : what would be more important for you : a perfect woman or enlightenment
    Bertram Jacobus: he didn't need a second to think : the perfect woman he said
    Sunshine Vayandar: ;)
    Bertram Jacobus: he is one of the most experienced meditation practioneers i know
    Bertram Jacobus: more and more i think "wow" about that ...
    Xirana Oximoxi: hmmm the perfect woman doesn't exist :(
    Bertram Jacobus: and then the buddha story : it's told that the last to trys to stop him had been girls and an army ...
    Bertram Jacobus: and in sl ... i meet so many nice girls (!) - what leads to the beginning again - (not only for sure!) -
    Bertram Jacobus: sry for so much text. done


    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Xirana Oximoxi: :))
    Eden Haiku: Thank you all very much. Now opening the floor!!!!

    Running like mad mice and a quote 

    Mad mice.jpg

    Eliza Madrigal seems to have a quote relevant to both what Bert wrote and also housekeeping/hosting... May I share it?
    Eden Haiku: onigokko
    Bertram Jacobus giggles
    Eliza Madrigal: oops....caught without my oni on
    Eden Haiku: ahaha
    Yakuzza Lethecus: stop
    Yakuzza Lethecus: onigokko
    Bertram Jacobus: heheh :-)
    Bleu Oleander: too early for me :)
    Sunshine Vayandar: ty Eliza ;)
    Xirana Oximoxi: hehe
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: stop
    Eliza Madrigal: onigokko
    Sunshine Vayandar: hehe
    Eliza Madrigal: stop
    Bleu Oleander: phew!
    Eliza Madrigal: hahah
    Bruce Mowbray: whew! Thanks -- I needed that!


    buxar Shamen: gelloow :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Buxar
    Sunshine Vayandar: hi Buxar ;)
    Eden Haiku: Yellow Buxar!
    Zen Arado: hi buxar
    Xirana Oximoxi: hello Buxar:)
    Eliza Madrigal: May I share the quote now? heh...
    Zen Arado: pls
    Eden Haiku: Sure :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Thank you :)
    buxar Shamen: ( im lugh long story dnt ask)
    Eliza Madrigal: Even three times a day to offer Three hundred cooking pots of food Does not match a portion Of the merit of one instant of Love. Nagarjuna
    Eden Haiku: Wow!
    Eliza Madrigal: !!
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Eden Haiku: Wonderful quote Eliza!
    Xirana Oximoxi: nice:)
    Bertram Jacobus: very nice ...
    Zen Arado: great Eliza
    Sunshine Vayandar: ;)
    Eliza Madrigal: I found it this week while at retreat... just browsing... *everything* seems in there :)
    Eden Haiku: Buxar-Lugh, you kind of lost your cute alien look :)
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    buxar Shamen: ill be back in a short while
    Eden Haiku: :)
    buxar Shamen: im running from responsability
    Eliza Madrigal: hahah
    buxar Shamen: shhhh
    buxar Shamen: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: many use alts as escape hatches I guess ;-)


    Typing animation, departures and a newcomer

    Eden Haiku: Zen, was wondering, is your typing animation transferable? And if not, do you remember where you bought it. It is so lovely!
    Sunshine Vayandar: yes I love it ;)
    Eliza Madrigal: It really is, yes
    Zen Arado: it comes with the AO Eden
    Eden Haiku: Remember the name of this AO?
    Zen Arado: but not transferable
    Eliza Madrigal: Thanks for this session Eden and everyone
    Zen Arado: it's a man's AO though
    Bleu Oleander: bye everyone :)
    Eden Haiku: Thanks for coming Eliza. So Thursday 1pm for retreat session?
    Sunshine Vayandar: byebyee ;)
    bampd313 Resident: Can I join this meeting?
    Zen Arado: bye Eliza, Bleu
    Xirana Oximoxi: bye:)
    Eliza Madrigal: yes, Eos posted it on the mail list while we are here so I guess it is now official :)
    Bertram Jacobus: bye eliza and bleu
    buxar Shamen: bye bleu hellow bamp
    Eden Haiku: My alt Wilfrid could use it maybe:)
    buxar Shamen: bye eliza
    bampd313 Resident: thanks for greeting
    Zen Arado: there are female versions too
    Eliza Madrigal: :)) Bye for now everyone, so nice to see you again...
    Eden Haiku: Bye Bleu :)
    Zen Arado: Jan's is better I think
    Eden Haiku: Hello bampd
    Yakuzza Lethecus: bye eliza
    Xirana Oximoxi: I also go, thanks for this nice time:)
    Eden Haiku: Nice to se you too Eliza :) Been missing you ;)
    Zen Arado: hi bampd
    Sunshine Vayandar: hi bampd
    buxar Shamen: byebye xir
    Bertram Jacobus: bye xirana
    Eden Haiku: Bye Xirana! Thanks for coming!
    Xirana Oximoxi: bye
    Zen Arado: did you get the LM Eden?
    Sunshine Vayandar: byebyeee xirana ;)
    Zen Arado: bye Xirana
    Yakuzza Lethecus: bye everyone who's leaving
    buxar Shamen: mmmm tobacco smells so good when your cutting down
    Bruce Mowbray: Welcome, bampd313
    Bruce Mowbray: A quick question for bampd. . .
    Bruce Mowbray: Our chats are recorded and posted on the web in a wiki --
    Bruce Mowbray: It is OK with you if we post whatever you say here?
    Bruce Mowbray: : Conversations here are recorded when ON AIR. Please see http://wiki.playasbeing.org/
    bampd313 Resident: It looks like a similar group for the meditation
    Bruce Mowbray: We need you permission to post whatever you say.
    Bruce Mowbray: (in the chat box)
    bampd313 Resident: then what I should do?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: wb eden
    Bruce Mowbray: well, either say yes or no.
    Bruce Mowbray: then we can continue with whatever folks want to chat about.
    bampd313 Resident: Yes
    bampd313 Resident: ?
    Zen Arado: wb Eden
    buxar Shamen: oh i have a question too why did you pick the name resident?
    Bruce Mowbray: Thanks! and welcome to the Play as Being fountain.
    Eden Haiku: Sorry. I TP by mistake to Zen's link then crashed…What an eventful morning :)
    buxar Shamen: i see so many residents im curios what attracts people to it
    bampd313 Resident: Do what I tell you here?
    Eden Haiku: Thank you Bruce, I see you have been doing the PaB introduction for bampd as I was wandering in the netherworlds...
    Eden Haiku: Yes, please bampd. I would need to know as I will be posting the log on the wiki this time.
    Bruce Mowbray: ;-)
    Bertram Jacobus: resident is the second name everybody gets now as default name ...
    Bruce Mowbray: bampd has given his permission. . .
    Eden Haiku: Ah, thank you bampd!
    buxar Shamen: they dont let you pick no more?
    buxar Shamen: !!



    Play as mad mice again

    Eden Haiku: Now we are waiting for your immortal sayings :)
    Bertram Jacobus: no. you can change it with the new settings. but from the beginning you always get only this one now
    Bertram Jacobus: oops - sry ...
    bampd313 Resident: This is an unusual place
    Eden Haiku: It is :)
    Sunshine Vayandar: yay ty Eden ;))
    Bruce Mowbray: Yes it is, bampd.
    Eden Haiku: onigokko
    Sunshine Vayandar: ;D
    bampd313 Resident: Wow~
    buxar Shamen: yeeeeyy!!!
    Sunshine Vayandar: hooooooooooooo
    bampd313 Resident: What???
    Sunshine Vayandar: *:• •:*.-:¦:- -:¦:-.•:*¨¨*:• YAYYY *:• •:*¨¨*:•.-:¦:- -:¦:-.¨¨*:•
    Bruce Mowbray: stop
    bampd313 Resident: hahahaha~
    bampd313 Resident: So funny!
    Eden Haiku: onigokko
    Bertram Jacobus: just wear it if you like and it will move you with the word onigokko
    Bertram Jacobus: and stop with the word stop :-)
    buxar Shamen: onigokko
    Eden Haiku: Heyy!!!!
    bampd313 Resident: Oh Yea~
    Eden Haiku: Welcome to Play as mad mice!
    Yakuzza Lethecus: a friend just gave me an interesting youtube video with an animated talk of ken robinson, as usually about education but the animation is really an augmentation
    Yakuzza Lethecus: http://www.youtube.com/user/theRSAor.../0/zDZFcDGpL4U
    Eden Haiku: /stop
    buxar Shamen: this reminds me of jerry springer :D
    Eden Haiku: /stop
    Eden Haiku: stop
    Bruce Mowbray: stop
    bampd313 Resident: fuhahaha~
    Eden Haiku: Ah...
    bampd313 Resident: So exciting!
    Eden Haiku: Checking Yaku's video
    buxar Shamen: interesting vid yaku
    Zen Arado: have to go
    Zen Arado: bye all
    Bruce Mowbray: Bye, Zen.
    Sunshine Vayandar: byebyee Zen ;)
    buxar Shamen: bue zen :)
    Eden Haiku: Bye Zen!
    Bertram Jacobus: bye zen ! ...
    Bruce Mowbray: Mmmmm....


    Looking for a transition

    Bruce Mowbray is wondering how to make a transition from the topics of the first hour to this second hour.
    Bruce Mowbray: so much going on today!
    Bertram Jacobus: so much pab ! ... :-)
    Bruce Mowbray: yes!
    bampd313 Resident: it was so exciting time to me
    Bruce Mowbray: Please return when you can, bampd.
    buxar Shamen: really interesting yaku will continue it later ... and very true
    bampd313 Resident: Bye everybody
    Eden Haiku: Always welcome to come back bampd. We are here 4 times a day!
    buxar Shamen: bye bumpd
    Bertram Jacobus: very welcome bampd come again if you like - you have the notecard ?
    Bruce Mowbray: Bye, bampd.
    Bertram Jacobus: too late ...
    Bruce Mowbray: I told him about the notecard. . . and I gave his three different oni's - -
    Bruce Mowbray: so, I'm guessing he will digest his experience for a while and then return.
    Eden Haiku: I like "have happier friends". That's is good advice for 21st century![I was listening to the video suggested by Yaku]
    Bertram Jacobus: you gave him also a nc bruce ? ;-)
    Eden Haiku: Thank you Yaku!
    Eden Haiku: You see a fracture from first hour and second hour of the session Bruce?
    Bruce Mowbray: I didn't give him a nc, but I told him to click on the box in the fountain - and he did that.
    Eden Haiku: I see onigokko as a bridge between the 2 sides of the brain :)
    Bruce Mowbray: I do not see a fracture myself, but I can see how someone who had never been here before might see one.
    Eden Haiku: We are now on the other side. The right side. Multileveled...
    Eden Haiku: "Widening human empathy". Are we there already? [Still commenting the video ]
    Bertram Jacobus: like jim morrison said ? : break on through to the other side ? :-)


    "Widening human empathy": a world of fragrances

    Eden Haiku: Are you guys following what is happening in Egypt these days?
    Sunshine Vayandar: I am not sure about the latest
    buxar Shamen: not really
    Eden Haiku: Holding breath with these people hoping for freedom
    Eden Haiku: scared at the same time
    Eden Haiku: but so brave
    buxar Shamen: the arabs need a bit of a revolution even morethen the europeans
    Eden Haiku: Do you live in Africa yourself Sunshine? What is your point of view?
    Bertram Jacobus: it was said, its a fire which started in tunesia ! ...
    Sunshine Vayandar: I live in South Africa


    Eden Haiku: Same continent yet another world isn't it ?
    Sunshine Vayandar: I lived in Tunis for a year
    Sunshine Vayandar: I speak arabic - and learnt to play the arabic lute there
    Sunshine Vayandar: completely different world
    buxar Shamen: wow !
    Eden Haiku: Oh nice :)
    Sunshine Vayandar: ;)
    Sunshine Vayandar: I am very apolitical
    Sunshine Vayandar: and more interested in just having tea with the people on the streets than talking politics hmmm
    Eden Haiku: I spent one month in Tunisia, a long time ago. I can understand why they call it "the jasmine revolution", the smell of jasmine is connected to Tunisia for me. Was wearing it in my hair,and as bracelet:  it was everywhere!
    Bertram Jacobus: /smiles and says : so many ways ! ....
    Sunshine Vayandar: wow yay yes jasmin
    Eden Haiku: Smells so good.
    Bertram Jacobus takes a really deeeep breath
    Eden Haiku: What are your favorite smells?
    Sunshine Vayandar: sandalwood and mint
    Eden Haiku: Mine is gardenia.
    buxar Shamen: budz X)
    Sunshine Vayandar: and ganja
    Eden Haiku: Ah ganja :)
    Sunshine Vayandar: ;)
    Bertram Jacobus: so many ! patchouli ... citrus ... cedar wood and many much more - (yes, also sandalwood, jasmine, roses) ... unnumbered ...
    Eden Haiku: Fond memories of Jamaica kicking in...
    Sunshine Vayandar: hmm Jamaica
    Eden Haiku: what is budz x buxar? A soap bar?
    Sunshine Vayandar: never been there
    buxar Shamen: ganja budz
    buxar Shamen: hehee
    Eden Haiku: The sea in Negril is pale green...
    buxar Shamen: the flower top
    Bertram Jacobus: i think, i should take a brake ...
    Eden Haiku: Met a woman up in the hills who spoke only dialectal jamaican, in a place called Green Pond...we talked a long time even though I didn't speak her language...
    Eden Haiku: Bye Bertram. Have a nice day!
    Bruce Mowbray: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp-6g_CdpJs
    buxar Shamen: bye bert :)
    Sunshine Vayandar: byebyeee bert ;)
    Bertram Jacobus: ty all so much for your company and the group !
    Eden Haiku: Thanks for the music Bruce ;) [Was listening to One Love video by Bob Marley video link Bruce just posted]
    buxar Shamen: one love one heart lets get together and feel allright!
    Sunshine Vayandar: yay Bob ;)
    Eden Haiku: Dancing on my chair!
    Eden Haiku: Can you all hear?
    buxar Shamen: :D
    Sunshine Vayandar: you are welcome to look at my blog - it's a musical african journey
    Yakuzza Lethecus: take care everyone, i wish you and your new housemate a good start!
    Sunshine Vayandar: http://www.szavanna.co.za/ [Took a peek, it's worth it: she blogs about music & travels, it's very interesting!]

    Yakuzza Lethecus: @bruce

    Sunshine Vayandar: ;)
    buxar Shamen: bye yakkuu :)
    Sunshine Vayandar: byebyeee yakkuu
    Eden Haiku: Bye Yaku! Missed you ;)
    buxar Shamen: ehh bdw whos it going bruce whit your new friend?
    buxar Shamen: hows*
    Bruce Mowbray: I've enjoyed this session immensely. Thanks everyone.
    Bruce Mowbray: Must be off to getting ready for my guest in RL now.
    Bruce Mowbray: May all be happy and well.
    buxar Shamen: byebye bruce :)
    Eden Haiku: Thanks. Also moving on on Bob Marley's beat...
    Sunshine Vayandar: one love all ;)
    Sunshine Vayandar: i mean bye
    Eden Haiku: Nice to meet you Sunshine!
    Sunshine Vayandar: nice meeting you ;))
    buxar Shamen: yes me too byebye people :)
    Eden Haiku: See you again buxar!
    buxar Shamen: cyaazz poeple :)
    Sunshine Vayandar: hope we can chat again soon
    Sunshine Vayandar: byebyeee bux
    Eden Haiku: Was already attached to Lugh :(
    Sunshine Vayandar: hmm yes one gets attached
    Eden Haiku: :) But you are nice too buxar :)
    Sunshine Vayandar: to an avi
    Eden Haiku: yes, we do...:)
    Sunshine Vayandar: ;)

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    A great session - I enjoyed reading it late one night.
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