2011.05.05 19:00 – Being Music and the Legacy of Love

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Paradise Tennant. The comments are by Paradise, stevenaia, druth, Lucinda, iwandertoo.

    stevenaia Michinaga: waves
    druth Vlodovic: splashes
    stevenaia Michinaga: paradise here?
    Paradise Tennant: hiya
    druth Vlodovic: while paradise sleeps :)
    Paradise Tennant: druth
    Paradise Tennant: stev
    Paradise Tennant: just chatting away like a chatting Kathy :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: how is everyone tonite :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: tired
    Paradise Tennant: smiles it is thursday only one more day
    druth Vlodovic: not for me, long weekend!
    Paradise Tennant: ahh so this is your friday nite ?
    druth Vlodovic: two days too late, but oh well
    druth Vlodovic: I ought to be dancing :)
    Paradise Tennant: yes !
    stevenaia Michinaga: I am chair of a juried photo show, this is the week we sort through the 50+ pics, jury them (not me, other ppl) and send them off to the galleries for display, and have a reception tomorrow night where we announce the winners
    druth Vlodovic: busy
    stevenaia Michinaga: so I don't have time for much else, cept my PaB session and here
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    druth Vlodovic: only the important stuff
    stevenaia Michinaga: yup
    Paradise Tennant: smiles must be fun
    stevenaia Michinaga: was fun last night I got to listen
    Paradise Tennant: would like sorting through pics
    stevenaia Michinaga: here
    druth Vlodovic: listen?
    stevenaia Michinaga: I was asked a question last night and listened to the answer
    druth Vlodovic: rare these days :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: from one sleepy person and another who never intended to do anything more than listen, hehe
    stevenaia Michinaga: it was very relaxing
    druth Vlodovic: did you get a good answer?
    stevenaia Michinaga: a start
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: was going to suggest a theme for tonight :)
    Paradise Tennant: music ..
    Paradise Tennant: being in song ?
    Paradise Tennant: interested ?
    stevenaia Michinaga: music ? w/o voice
    Paradise Tennant: hmm was going to start off with this :)
    druth Vlodovic: 'naia wants to sing :)
    Paradise Tennant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60og9gwKh1o
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    stevenaia Michinaga: a viral classic
    Paradise Tennant: yes love it :) it makes me smile a big grin every time
    druth Vlodovic: everybody likes watching someone just having fun
    Paradise Tennant: because it is like it - he is really living the song :)
    Paradise Tennant: opened up complete to it :) that is the fun,  the joy,  the exuberance :)
    druth Vlodovic: "sing like no-one is listening, dance like no-one is watching"
    Paradise Tennant: yes 'be" the music :) loose your self in it :)
    Paradise Tennant: no inhibitions
    stevenaia Michinaga: aww, makes sense now
    Paradise Tennant: like full surrender
    Paradise Tennant: music is an easy first step in that
    Paradise Tennant: because it envelops you
    stevenaia Michinaga: I once got an award for being my inner child at a seminar where they asked you to act out such things :)
    Paradise Tennant: it is easy to let go in
    Paradise Tennant: smiles :))) that is very cool stev :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: well it’s easier for some and impossible for others
    Paradise Tennant: hmm think it is possible for everyone but for some an awful lot of work :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: I think it was all in the props (cowboy)
    Paradise Tennant: toys another trigger :)
    druth Vlodovic: stop working, stop worrying, just be, do, move
    Paradise Tennant: YES!
    druth Vlodovic: I was going to say "express yourself" but that is also outwardly directed
    stevenaia Michinaga: while accepting pictures there was a workout class at the other end of a small gym, got tired watching but the music slowly crept into all of us...tapping feet, etc
    druth Vlodovic: hi sue
    iwandertoo Resident: waves (txt only...on mobile)
    stevenaia Michinaga: yeah, you made it into the playgota
    druth Vlodovic: in a bikini, no less
    iwandertoo Resident: :)....your doing
    Paradise Tennant: hiya susan :)
    iwandertoo Resident: waves
    stevenaia Michinaga: it’s a belly dancer's garb
    druth Vlodovic: I really need a better computer so I can ramp up the graphics lol
    druth Vlodovic: we're talking about music
    druth Vlodovic: ever sing and dance in public just for fun?
    stevenaia Michinaga: somehow it’s easier when everyone else it too
    stevenaia Michinaga: *is
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    iwandertoo Resident: loves to dance
    druth Vlodovic: at work when the radio is off I often find myself singing
    stevenaia Michinaga: a fine line when you do it, in the wrong context they could "put you away"
    druth Vlodovic: I'm sure some people would like to :)
    Paradise Tennant: my mom sings all the time in public :) .. at a point where she does dam well what she likes :)
    Paradise Tennant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRpeEdMmmQ0
    Paradise Tennant: this is another feel good tune :)
    druth Vlodovic: one thing I miss about church is singing with people
    stevenaia Michinaga: why not go?
    iwandertoo Resident: why not go for the singing?
    druth Vlodovic: eh, makes my skin crawl
    iwandertoo Resident: why so?
    druth Vlodovic: lol, I'm not very tolerant in some areas
    druth Vlodovic: I got too into it, then started thinking too much
    iwandertoo Resident: what did you think?
    druth Vlodovic: Pentecostals have some nice songs, though nothing as bright and cheerful as that
    Paradise Tennant: http://www.youtube.com/user/RhemaMar...1210&kw=singer
    iwandertoo Resident: ah...nods
    Paradise Tennant: this is a nice one
    Paradise Tennant: the only kind of music I think I cannot listen to is heavy rock or acid rock - the head banging stuff
    iwandertoo Resident: nods...same
    druth Vlodovic: you have to be in the right mood, or the wrong one :)
    Paradise Tennant: but maybe it is an acquired taste ..like yogurt :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: lol
    druth Vlodovic: one thing music can do is make the outside feel like the inside
    druth Vlodovic: create a connection between your soul and the world
    druth Vlodovic: which is a bit disturbing when people (like me) listen to Ozzy and cringe at elevator music
    druth Vlodovic: wow, what are you today luci?
    iwandertoo Resident: waves
    stevenaia Michinaga: wouldn’t be surprised to hear Ozzy remix in an elevator these days
    iwandertoo Resident: :)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya Lucinda :)
    Lucinda Lavender: I am just me...
    druth Vlodovic: lol, riding to the 17th floor to "suicide solution", or worse "working class hero"
    druth Vlodovic: ah, to me you looked like a great jewel for a minute
    Lucinda Lavender: How nice!
    iwandertoo Resident: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: getting sleepie, night all
    druth Vlodovic: 'night steve
    iwandertoo Resident: waves
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite stev
    Lucinda Lavender: I am a sad jewel tonight as my godmother died I found out today..
    druth Vlodovic: oh, I'm sorry
    Lucinda Lavender: back on the 21st of April
    iwandertoo Resident: sorry to hear, luci
    Paradise Tennant: so sorry luci :)
    Lucinda Lavender: yes...I lived with her for 2 years at age 13-15
    druth Vlodovic: sounds like it was a rough time
    Paradise Tennant: so hard
    Lucinda Lavender: I moved to this small town on Lake Erie for those two years...
    Lucinda Lavender: and learned to harvest grapes:)
    druth Vlodovic: :)
    iwandertoo Resident: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: school would let out in Sept or October if the snows came early
    druth Vlodovic: are you going to be able to visit the grave, or the old homestead?
    Paradise Tennant: well you know the Buddhists believe they still feel your love in the Bardo if you send it :)
    Lucinda Lavender: I don't know...at this moment...had wished I could visit when I come back for daughters graduation
    Lucinda Lavender: yes Para
    Lucinda Lavender: sending love and appreciation
    Lucinda Lavender: she was one of my kind mothers:)
    Paradise Tennant: kindness is a great gift :)
    Lucinda Lavender: sewed me a dress for special dance, swept the hallucinatory spiders out of the room when I was extremely ill...
    Lucinda Lavender: scarlet fever
    Paradise Tennant: she loves you still :)
    Lucinda Lavender: and yes:)
    Lucinda Lavender: what has been the topic of the evening?
    Paradise Tennant: music :)
    Paradise Tennant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAkdmsgkWoE
    Paradise Tennant: we have been exploring how music opens you up to pure being :)
    Lucinda Lavender: listening!!
    Lucinda Lavender: sang this song today myself!
    Lucinda Lavender: Ha ha...
    Lucinda Lavender: sang this too:)
    druth Vlodovic: lol
    Lucinda Lavender: well al in the days work I guess for the teacher who listens to what the children want to sing and know well!
    druth Vlodovic: not a "serious" singer :)
    Paradise Tennant: yes and they have strong preferences
    Lucinda Lavender: well it is being whether serious or not I suppose
    Paradise Tennant: the inky dinky spider is one of mine :)
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: inky dinky, itsy bitsy, eency weency:)
    druth Vlodovic: no spiders in that one
    Paradise Tennant: love the whole hand and arm action that goes with it too :)
    Paradise Tennant: all about triumph over .. adversity :)
    Lucinda Lavender: when I had scarlet fever the spiders were taking over the room and she came in and swept them out(Aunt Lou)
    Paradise Tennant: fiero is the Italian term :)
    Lucinda Lavender: term for?
    Paradise Tennant: what else did she like to do :)
    Paradise Tennant: triumph over adversity
    Lucinda Lavender: she wove rugs of strips of wool
    Paradise Tennant: sometimes just remembering helps
    Paradise Tennant: ahh an artist
    Lucinda Lavender: she made bourbon balls at Christmas
    Paradise Tennant: lol my kind of gal :)
    Paradise Tennant: make rum balls :) here
    Lucinda Lavender: she decorated her house....
    Lucinda Lavender: and took in the children who needed it
    Paradise Tennant: and needed her :)
    Lucinda Lavender: yes!
    Lucinda Lavender: so much gratitude
    Paradise Tennant: listening :)
    Lucinda Lavender: she had a Texas accent
    Lucinda Lavender: was easy to get along with...
    Lucinda Lavender: grounded
    Paradise Tennant: yes :)
    Lucinda Lavender: let me buy florescent yellow stockings that shimmered to go with the dress
    Paradise Tennant: smiles funny how you remember those moments of freedom :) to express yourself .. she was generous :)
    Lucinda Lavender: yes
    Lucinda Lavender: do you have those sorts of people either of you?
    Paradise Tennant: sources of  grounded love and humor :)
    Paradise Tennant: yes  some of mine have passed too :) but there are always memories that  you can wrap yourself in

    Lucinda Lavender: feel bad because I have only rarely gone back
    Lucinda Lavender: so...for future will try to think ahead
    Paradise Tennant: hard to do everything
    Lucinda Lavender: yes
    Paradise Tennant: but good to live your life in a way you will never regret
    Lucinda Lavender: yes!
    Lucinda Lavender: !
    Paradise Tennant: make sure you have what is important to you lined up with how you spend your time
    Lucinda Lavender: that feels so very true...
    Lucinda Lavender: have either of you had the memory of a special piece of clothing that someone made just for you?
    Lucinda Lavender: just curious...
    Paradise Tennant: yes :) several ..my mom liked to sew my nana liked to knit
    Lucinda Lavender: and the fabric?
    Lucinda Lavender: what do you remember about the fabric...
    Paradise Tennant: remember knitting my dad a scarf when I was very young out of cheap polyester yarn he wore it for decades
    Paradise Tennant: oooo
    Paradise Tennant: a sweater pink
    Paradise Tennant: knit with three strands
    Paradise Tennant: one of pink ribbon one a shiny silver and one soft wool
    Paradise Tennant: was so pretty nana knit it I picked out the wool and the design was special
    Paradise Tennant: I make jewelry as a hobby often will make pieces for house guests and friends
    Lucinda Lavender: sounds like a garment to dive into the experience of
    Lucinda Lavender: really?!
    Paradise Tennant: sometimes think after I am gone there will be all this jewelry floating around in drawers that folks at odd times will remember me by :)
    Lucinda Lavender: ah ha!
    Lucinda Lavender: yes
    Paradise Tennant: made a diuric glass necklace for a friend  - she had picked out the pieces - she died suddenly so I gave it to her daughter
    Lucinda Lavender: !!
    Paradise Tennant: and her daughter wrote me a note saying she dreamed of her mom and she had smiled when she saw her wearing her necklace
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Paradise Tennant: funny these little bits of your life that float up suddenly when you have not thought of them in quite a while
    Lucinda Lavender: I think that they are little connectors
    Paradise Tennant: odd thing about life is that at the end of it the only thing that really survives you is the love you have engendered :)
    Paradise Tennant: yet we spend often so much time on what is wholly unconnected to that
    Lucinda Lavender: true...so these things we attach to are sort of speaking for the moment...but perhaps more...they try to speak to the love
    Paradise Tennant: yes they speak to the love
    Paradise Tennant: growing up we were not encouraged to buy Xmas gifts - house rules were that you had to make it
    Lucinda Lavender: we create, we give, we feel...
    Paradise Tennant: so needed to learn little crafty things you could do that people would actually like
    Lucinda Lavender: :))
    Lucinda Lavender: when others see us...it feels expanded I think
    Lucinda Lavender: expanded beyond what we see our selves
    Lucinda Lavender: sometimes
    Paradise Tennant: love expands
    Paradise Tennant: kindness expands
    Lucinda Lavender: nodding
    Paradise Tennant: always think of them as ripples .. in a pond concentric circles going outward
    Lucinda Lavender: like a vibration that expands outward
    Lucinda Lavender: bye druth:
    Paradise Tennant: sweet dreams druth :)
    Paradise Tennant: how old was aunt Lou
    Lucinda Lavender: 93!!
    Paradise Tennant: wow
    Lucinda Lavender: pretty good huh!
    Paradise Tennant: was she ready to go
    Lucinda Lavender: I bet so...
    Paradise Tennant: find that makes it easier when you know they are ready to pass ..
    Lucinda Lavender: she died with her usual demeanor...gracious,
    Paradise Tennant: they're tired bodies are worn out ..fun factor down
    Lucinda Lavender: yep
    Paradise Tennant: yes how people die is .. interesting my dad simply stopped eating and drinking would smile at me and just say hon I 'd really rather not :)
    Lucinda Lavender: so glad someone sent the note to me...
    Lucinda Lavender: :))
    Lucinda Lavender: Dad...
    Lucinda Lavender: so sweet
    Paradise Tennant: yes awful to think of her gone and not knowing it
    Lucinda Lavender: hmmm
    Lucinda Lavender: well it seems more likely that with old age there is less confusion
    Lucinda Lavender: unless confusion is part of it
    Lucinda Lavender: had any dreams?
    Paradise Tennant: yes on many levels I think that is true but on other levels there are challenges you seem to fade away
    Paradise Tennant: no
    Paradise Tennant: just that recurring dream 3 times in a row nothing more of late
    Lucinda Lavender: fading...less attachment?
    Lucinda Lavender: ah
    Paradise Tennant: yes less substance too
    Paradise Tennant: and you have you been dreaming
    Lucinda Lavender: this morning there was something but lost it
    Lucinda Lavender: a very busy week
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    Paradise Tennant: think the constant activity - the constant distraction ..
    Paradise Tennant: fills you up with chatter in a way ..
    Lucinda Lavender: yes business there is less space in the day...less listening
    Paradise Tennant: goes back to the 9 secs
    Paradise Tennant: though I find that hard to do in rl, I’m with people most of the time and  on the phone too -  hard to take those long pauses
    Lucinda Lavender: :)))
    Lucinda Lavender: preface with hmmm let me think...
    Paradise Tennant: smiles :)))
    Paradise Tennant: good idea !
    Lucinda Lavender: not that I do it...but...
    Lucinda Lavender: might work
    Paradise Tennant: yes has potential :)
    Lucinda Lavender: went to the beach with prek today
    Paradise Tennant: nice :)
    Lucinda Lavender: looked out at Vashon Island and Puget Sound, Great Blue Herons
    Paradise Tennant: wow
    Paradise Tennant: saw a loon in Toronto harbour this week
    Lucinda Lavender: and learned how not to disturb the world of beach dwellers
    Paradise Tennant: big full grown adult just coasting along :)
    Paradise Tennant: ahh important :)
    Lucinda Lavender: what color
    Paradise Tennant: black
    Lucinda Lavender: long beak?
    Lucinda Lavender: have not seem them much or ever
    Paradise Tennant: http://www.fishinglodge.com/Loon_oval_dance.jpg
    Lucinda Lavender: so beautiful! with the black and white markings
    Paradise Tennant: yes and they have a marvelous call
    Lucinda Lavender: we practiced flying and diving(even though we are humans)
    Paradise Tennant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiXjCifQn0w
    Paradise Tennant: ahh
    Paradise Tennant: you know :) it could come in handy
    Paradise Tennant: diving for sure
    Paradise Tennant: flying maybe ..in dreams
    Lucinda Lavender: very nice sounds yes
    Lucinda Lavender: and flying in the dreams yes
    Lucinda Lavender: should we go soon...?
    Paradise Tennant: shall we do a meditation for your Aunt Lou .. just sit quiet and remember for say 5 minutes ?
    Lucinda Lavender: lovely...yes!
    Lucinda Lavender: yes
    Paradise Tennant: or would you rather just say good nite
    Lucinda Lavender: no meditate
    Paradise Tennant: ok you gong :)
    Lucinda Lavender: plugging in to power:)
    Lucinda Lavender: try to type too fast sorry:)
    Paradise Tennant: no worries
    Lucinda Lavender: gong...
    Paradise Tennant: take your time
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Lucinda Lavender: goong...
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: well Lucinda will add your aunt to my ton glen list :) it is rather a long list :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: time to say good nite :)
    Lucinda Lavender: :) thank you so...
    Lucinda Lavender: dream well
    Paradise Tennant: sweet dreams Luci
    Lucinda Lavender: tomorrow is friday:)
    Lucinda Lavender: have also a great weekend:)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles I know been telling the dog .. he knows too :) he smiles :)
    Paradise Tennant: you too :)
    Lucinda Lavender: good

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