2011.06.05 19:00 - Sightings

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

    Lucinda Lavender: hi...
    Calvino Rabeni: Hi Cinda
    Calvino Rabeni: Have you seen anything unusual lately?
    Lucinda Lavender: mainly nyc:)
    Lucinda Lavender: that is where I am now
    Calvino Rabeni: must be some impressions there
    Lucinda Lavender: yes!...keep thinking I see famous people
    Lucinda Lavender: Joni Mitchell and Leonard cohen:)
    Calvino Rabeni: ah I was going to propose Alan Alda
    Lucinda Lavender: Joni was in this mornings dream:)
    Calvino Rabeni: Good eve, Samuo
    oO0Oo Resident: Cal.. Lucinda :)
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Samuo
    oO0Oo Resident: gtsy
    Lucinda Lavender: gtsytoo
    oO0Oo Resident: New York :)
    Lucinda Lavender: yup:)
    Lucinda Lavender: so very exciting
    Lucinda Lavender: what is up with the two of you?
    Lucinda Lavender: what is new I mean
    oO0Oo Resident looks at Cal and grins
    oO0Oo Resident: I was just walking on Oak Tree Common
    oO0Oo Resident: thinking about a poem to write
    Lucinda Lavender: ah...nice
    Lucinda Lavender: cal?
    Calvino Rabeni: sensing a partly formed poem swirling around in the air
    Lucinda Lavender: oops...sorry
    Lucinda Lavender: nodding...same
    Lucinda Lavender: in the next room...
    Lucinda Lavender: there is pondering
    oO0Oo Resident: lol.... well I noticed myself being sort of out of the poetic groove... while walking.. then saw an acorn under that beautiful oak
    oO0Oo Resident: maybe something will come of it...
    Lucinda Lavender: acorns..into mighty oaks grow
    Calvino Rabeni: I find long walks good times for musing those half formed notions
    Lucinda Lavender: hi Susan:)
    iwandertoo Resident: waves
    Lucinda Lavender: yes...walking and thinking...
    Lucinda Lavender: While walking today...learning to cross the streets...amidst so many other walkers....

    Lucinda Lavender: hi Paradise:)
    Calvino Rabeni: Hi Paradise and Susan :)
    iwandertoo Resident: waves
    oO0Oo Resident: hi paradise :) .. hi Susan :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles and waves hiya lucinda .. cal .. susan O
    Lucinda Lavender: HI Steve:)
    stevenaia Michinaga: waves
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Steve:)
    iwandertoo Resident: waves
    Paradise Tennant: hiya stev :)
    oO0Oo Resident: Stevenaia :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: greetings all
    Calvino Rabeni: Greetings Stevenaia
    oO0Oo Resident: SSL :) hiya
    Paradise Tennant: hiya sophia :) gtsy
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi everyone :))
    iwandertoo Resident: hi SSL
    Lucinda Lavender: HI SSL:)
    stevenaia Michinaga: hi SSL
    Lucinda Lavender: Luci is pretty excited to be here...since she has not been online much:)
    iwandertoo Resident: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: just wanted to say hello
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :) Luci
    SophiaSharon Larnia: so your home now?
    Lucinda Lavender: not yet...still nyc
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :) nice
    Paradise Tennant: smiles and listens :)
    Lucinda Lavender: visiting the ace hardware daily
    Paradise Tennant: how has the trip been
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Lucinda Lavender: very amazing
    Lucinda Lavender: one more week to untangle the heirogliphs at the met
    SophiaSharon Larnia: haha
    Lucinda Lavender: there are some very old things there...hope to explore some each day
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i hope you get a chance too, and at least the weather is nice for you
    Lucinda Lavender: yes the heat has lifted
    Paradise Tennant: yes it would be a wonderful place to spend a couple of weeks really :) just spending time with each piece of art each piece of history :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: I have yet to get to the asian area .
    Lucinda Lavender: take a sublet...and stay for some time...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Druth
    iwandertoo Resident: waves
    druth Vlodovic: hi
    Paradise Tennant: hiya druth :) gtsy :)
    oO0Oo Resident: hi Druth! :)
    Lucinda Lavender: hi druth:)
    Lucinda Lavender: luci will listen ...thinks she is a chatterbox:)
    stevenaia Michinaga: hi Druth
    Paradise Tennant: smiles really enjoying the chat it is vicarious travel :)
    Lucinda Lavender: :)...
    Lucinda Lavender: 68 steps up...with 5 floors in 95 degree weather was our move
    Paradise Tennant: ouch
    Lucinda Lavender: one person lost 4 and a half pounds
    SophiaSharon Larnia: whoa
    Paradise Tennant: been there did that could not walk the next day
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i bet, shin splints ;/
    Lucinda Lavender: just glad it is done:)
    iwandertoo Resident: (used to cut school to go to the Met)
    Lucinda Lavender: really Susan?
    iwandertoo Resident: yes, really
    Lucinda Lavender: wow...
    iwandertoo Resident: and cleaned a whole lot of test tubes for it
    iwandertoo Resident: shakes head
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: what were your favorite parts?
    Paradise Tennant: smiels I suspect the met connects the world
    iwandertoo Resident: the fragonards...not sure why
    Paradise Tennant: everyone gets there at some point llike rome use to be :)
    Lucinda Lavender: what is a fragonard?
    iwandertoo Resident: an artist
    iwandertoo Resident: "the kiss"
    iwandertoo Resident: he was a bit...risque for his time (perhaps this stood out in the room)

    iwandertoo Resident: you can hear each footfall, each shuffle when walking the marble in the Met. It's very different during the week than on weekends.
    Calvino Rabeni: http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/his/CoreArt/art/resources/frag_stol.jpg
    Lucinda Lavender: will go tomorrow and see/hear...
    oO0Oo Resident: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: sweet Cal
    iwandertoo Resident: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: love the dress and its fabric
    iwandertoo Resident: its part of a series
    iwandertoo Resident: (ty Cal)
    stevenaia Michinaga: http://www.googleartproject.com/museums/met
    SophiaSharon Larnia: googling fragonard, alot of his painting seem to have, I don't know what the word for it is, back lighting, darker in front, beautiful
    stevenaia Michinaga: go w/o going
    SophiaSharon Larnia: thanks cal and steve
    Calvino Rabeni: "Useless Resistance" http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/his/CoreArt/art/anc_frag_useless.html
    Paradise Tennant: http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/his/CoreArt/art/anc_frag_stol.html
    stevenaia Michinaga: Lucinda, Museum is closed on Mondays
    Lucinda Lavender: thanks stevenaia
    Lucinda Lavender: good to know
    Lucinda Lavender: looks like a fun pillow fight...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: http://en.wahooart.com/a55a04/w.nsf/Opra/BRUE-7YMHBF
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i smell the fabric in this one lol
    oO0Oo Resident can hear the folds in her dress... richly moving
    Paradise Tennant: smiles they really knew how to make dresses back then :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    iwandertoo Resident: :)
    Calvino Rabeni: The transparent striped fabric is amazing
    iwandertoo Resident: the detail in vermeers are amazing as well...the marble
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi observerm
    Paradise Tennant: hello obesrverm :) nice to see you ..would you like to sit with us :) tonight :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: and the crowd in the room beyond
    observerm Resident waves
    iwandertoo Resident: :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes steve
    Paradise Tennant: we are looking at paintings of the met :)
    Lucinda Lavender: yes the other day I saw a painting there and it had a see through scarf as part of it...i mavrvelled at the idea of painting a see through cloth
    oO0Oo Resident smiles and waves to observerm
    stevenaia Michinaga: welcome observerm
    SophiaSharon Larnia: the boy looks very feminine to me too
    Lucinda Lavender: yes...what is she thinking about I wonder...
    Lucinda Lavender: she the dress wearer
    SophiaSharon Larnia: shhh shhh so nice to see you, now you must go lol
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    iwandertoo Resident: he would be much younger and have this quality, i believe (than say the norm for today)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)

    Paradise Tennant: nite nite ssl
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i was paraphrasing the girl in the picture
    Lucinda Lavender: ah
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    stevenaia Michinaga: smiles
    SophiaSharon Larnia: imagining
    Paradise Tennant: text is confusing :)(
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i knows, sorry :D
    Paradise Tennant: you can practically hear the silk swish and the sighs of young love
    stevenaia Michinaga: like peering into someone's dream
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    Paradise Tennant: have you been dreaming of nyc luci ?
    Lucinda Lavender: I was wondering if the girl is wondering who might be nearby...
    oO0Oo Resident: bye SSL... gtsy
    Lucinda Lavender: my dreams have been full of faces...
    Lucinda Lavender: as one sees when walking
    Paradise Tennant: smiles lots and lots of faces in nyc
    Calvino Rabeni: NY has lots of those doesn't it?
    Calvino Rabeni: (snap)
    Lucinda Lavender: yes!
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Lucinda Lavender: interestingly today I dreamed of my conductor...wrapped as a mummy sort of...and in more like a younger persons size...in yellow cloth...and thought that it was time to mourn his child self
    Lucinda Lavender: sort of unusual...
    Calvino Rabeni: yes
    druth Vlodovic: I take it you don't find he has a fresh approach to music
    Lucinda Lavender: saw the mummies at the met...friday
    oO0Oo Resident: lol Druth
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: well...he played classsical music during his life...
    Lucinda Lavender: thought that mourning the younger age was an interesting thought tho
    oO0Oo Resident wonders if Luci will visit the sight where the World Trade Center towers were
    Lucinda Lavender: good question Samuo...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh the conductor of your choir that passed away recently, Luci
    Lucinda Lavender: yes SSL
    Lucinda Lavender: before I cam to NYC I wonder...feel pretty shy on the subways yet
    Lucinda Lavender: have thought about how the city has the story
    Lucinda Lavender: I wondered in the dream before coming here ...why someone said 9/11 need not be the focus...
    druth Vlodovic: excuse me, I've got to go, have fun all
    iwandertoo Resident: waves
    Calvino Rabeni: Bye Druth
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Druth
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite druth
    oO0Oo Resident: bye Druth.. tc
    Lucinda Lavender: just an interesting dream prior to coming and once here I dream about how to honor the child part of those who have passed on
    Calvino Rabeni: I've been wondering that same thing, about the living
    Lucinda Lavender: somehow I am thinking that we have such energy as young people...and that is very strong and powerful...not to be forgotten
    oO0Oo Resident nods
    SophiaSharon Larnia: listens
    Paradise Tennant: yes was thinking that today .. too ... spending time with my mom .. she is slowing down.. not the same level of vibrancy l

    Lucinda Lavender: radiance...humor...intensity...beauty...wisdom
    Calvino Rabeni: enthusiasm
    Paradise Tennant: playfulness
    SophiaSharon Larnia: freedom
    Calvino Rabeni: guilelessness
    SophiaSharon Larnia: (i love that word guilelessness)
    Calvino Rabeni:

    "I shot an arrow in the air.
    It fell to earth, I know not where."

    oO0Oo Resident: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: luci thinks of removing veils
    oO0Oo Resident: ↑ ↓
    Paradise Tennant:

    For so swiftly it flew, the sight
    Could not follow it in its flight.

    I breath'd a Song into the air
    It fell to earth, I know not where.
    For who has sight so keen and strong
    That it can follow the flight of a song?

    Calvino Rabeni: This was from Longfellow, who was I think at one time the most popular author in the US.

    Long, long afterward in an oak
    I found the Arrow still unbroke;
    And the Song from begining to end
    I found again in the heart of a friend.

    Lucinda Lavender: lovely ...
    oO0Oo Resident: a daughters regard for her mother dear flies for all virtues far and near and in so caring she carries on that one and same flight of a song
    Lucinda Lavender: I will carry that with me...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    Lucinda Lavender: must go for now...tomorrow is a big day. sweet dreams to all...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Luci, have fun :)
    Lucinda Lavender: will do/be:)
    oO0Oo Resident: thanks for NewYork report and visit Luci... how wonderful you could be here
    Lucinda Lavender: you are so welcome...
    iwandertoo Resident: waves
    Lucinda Lavender: waves back:)
    iwandertoo Resident: :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: do be do be do
    Lucinda Lavender: heehee
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite luci
    Lucinda Lavender: nite Pardaise:)
    Paradise Tennant: will think of you two having fun !
    stevenaia Michinaga: so much to do in the big apple
    Lucinda Lavender: I get to wander tomorrow as daughter starts orientation...
    Calvino Rabeni: Its a wide continent - I was sitting watching a deer walking and eating
    Lucinda Lavender: nice cal:)
    Calvino Rabeni: All the world's a salad bar, and the bucks and does merely grazers
    Lucinda Lavender: bfn...
    Calvino Rabeni: Bye Cinda
    Paradise Tennant: i was watching a yellow parrot ..in the park with the pigeons .. free and looking very happy about it
    oO0Oo Resident: :)
    Calvino Rabeni: An escapee, or a migrant?
    Paradise Tennant: think an escapee
    SophiaSharon Larnia: eep
    Paradise Tennant: eating worms in the grass looking very content
    Calvino Rabeni: There are some places I've seen them find others and make a colony
    Paradise Tennant: yes there is super film called the parrots of telegraph hill
    iwandertoo Resident: :)

    Calvino Rabeni: May I offer my own bird sighting -
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yay
    Paradise Tennant: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424565/
    oO0Oo Resident: nice
    oO0Oo Resident: Para :) (pardon the pun) ;)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: goodnight everyone, early day tomorrow too :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Good nighty SSL
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite ssl :)_
    SophiaSharon Larnia: have fun :)
    Calvino Rabeni: I might have seen those parrots, the ones I saw were in the same area, south of San Francisco
    Calvino Rabeni: In a tall tree above the house
    oO0Oo Resident: night SSL :)
    Paradise Tennant: yes I saw them visiting telegraph hill too :) the film makes you really understand them
    Calvino Rabeni: In another area there as a junkyard that was inhabited by many peacocks
    Calvino Rabeni: The parrots pass a test of self awareness called the mirror test, that few animals are able to do
    Paradise Tennant: listens
    Calvino Rabeni: The mirror test is about whether an animal knows the reflection is itself
    Calvino Rabeni: I think, by putting a mark on them, they look in the mirror, then try to groom themselves to see what is on their shoulder
    Calvino Rabeni: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_test
    Calvino Rabeni: It says there's a smelly version for dogs (relying on scent, not vision)
    stevenaia Michinaga: needs a yawn script, time for bed, night all
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: sleepy here too :)
    Calvino Rabeni: That might be some consolation for your intelligent pets
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite stev :)
    iwandertoo Resident: waves
    oO0Oo Resident: night stevenia... sleep well

    Paradise Tennant: well I think i will take little einstein out for a walk :) by the time pull the sheets out of the dryer .. and shut down the lights - I will be able to look out at the moon and know it is the witching hour :)
    Calvino Rabeni: I think "I will wander too"
    Paradise Tennant: namaste my friends nite all sweet dreams
    Calvino Rabeni: _/!\_
    oO0Oo Resident: wb Observerm that's me too... be well friends :)
    Calvino Rabeni: everyone
    oO0Oo Resident: lol
    Calvino Rabeni: Bye all
    iwandertoo Resident: nite
    oO0Oo Resident: bye then

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