2011.06.19 19:00 - Reality as Conversation #2

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

    Hokon Cazalet: hi =)
    Calvino Rabeni: hi hey
    Hokon Cazalet: how are you?
    Calvino Rabeni: I'm quite well today. How about you Hokon?
    Hokon Cazalet: im doing well also =)
    Hokon Cazalet: getting hungry though
    Hokon Cazalet: i like your outfit
    Calvino Rabeni: Thanks!
    Hokon Cazalet: =)
    Calvino Rabeni: Yours is very simple today.
    Hokon Cazalet: hehe yup, got it from wol =)
    Hokon Cazalet: ive been wanting a teddy bear av for years
    Hokon Cazalet: i wanna work on him though, add some features, more distinctions
    Calvino Rabeni: Teddy bears are great. They have a lot of mojo
    Hokon Cazalet: hehe
    Hokon Cazalet: =)
    Calvino Rabeni: How does that song go?
    Hokon Cazalet: what song?
    Calvino Rabeni: If you go down to the woods today You're sure of a big surprise. If you go down to the woods today You'd better go in disguise. For ev'ry bear that ever there was Will gather there for certain, because Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic.
    Hokon Cazalet: hehe =) =) =)
    Calvino Rabeni: http://www.teddybearandfriends.com/archive/articles/picnic.html
    Hokon Cazalet: awwww
    Calvino Rabeni: This song has great rhythm
    Hokon Cazalet: thats cute
    Calvino Rabeni: It's been pointed out that the teddy bear has a mysterious side
    Hokon Cazalet: =)
    Calvino Rabeni: and smuggles a little wildness into the house, through the nursery
    Hokon Cazalet: =)
    Calvino Rabeni: Hello Rhia of the Birds
    Hokon Cazalet: hiya
    Rhiannon Dragoone: hi Cal, Hokon
    Rhiannon Dragoone: you look like Pookie Bear.
    Hokon Cazalet: hehe
    Hokon Cazalet: =)
    Calvino Rabeni: who's Pookie?
    Rhiannon Dragoone: My Teddy bear
    Hokon Cazalet: awww =)
    Calvino Rabeni: What's on your mind tonight, Rhi?
    Rhiannon Dragoone: Nothing, really; Saw a couple of people here and thought I'd drop by
    Rhiannon Dragoone: And Hokon, I love your new avi; you should do non-human ones more often
    Hokon Cazalet: =)
    Hokon Cazalet: hehe i love it =)
    Hokon Cazalet: im gonna mod him a bit, but i love this
    Rhiannon Dragoone: no,he looks just great
    Hokon Cazalet: hehe
    Hokon Cazalet giggles
    Rhiannon Dragoone: Sure, climb into my lap, Pookie
    Calvino Rabeni: I was just saying teddys have mojo, some kind of pookie power
    Hokon Cazalet: hehe
    Rhiannon Dragoone: Well, they do

    Hokon Cazalet: we do have magical powers
    Calvino Rabeni: Ineeed
    Calvino Rabeni: +d
    Rhiannon Dragoone: Well, I actually just came to say hi.
    Hokon Cazalet: hi susan =)
    Rhiannon Dragoone: Best get to making dinner for Rosalyn and me.
    Rhiannon Dragoone: Hi Susan
    iwandertoo Resident: waves
    Hokon Cazalet: bye rhia
    Calvino Rabeni: Hello Susan
    iwandertoo Resident: waves
    Rhiannon Dragoone waves at everyone
    Calvino Rabeni: Hi Aphro :)
    Hokon Cazalet: hi aphrodite
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Calvino, Hi Hokon
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Susan
    Aphrodite Macbain: Nice costumwe Hokon
    Hokon Cazalet: =)
    Hokon Cazalet: ty
    Hokon Cazalet: hi lucinda
    Aphrodite Macbain: Lovely Luci
    iwandertoo Resident: waves...need to go
    Hokon Cazalet: byebye susan
    Aphrodite Macbain: Oh sorry I missed you Susan
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye!
    Lucinda Lavender: Hello all:) and Goodbye:0
    Calvino Rabeni: According to wikipedia, teddy bears do have magical powers
    Aphrodite Macbain: You are drinking something very steamy Luci
    Lucinda Lavender: green tea...
    Hokon Cazalet: hehe calvino
    Aphrodite Macbain: what kind of magic can they do?
    Hokon Cazalet: its true, we do
    Hokon Cazalet: we can make kids feel loved =)
    Lucinda Lavender: I bet they do:)
    Aphrodite Macbain: can we make a wish and tickle your ears?
    Hokon Cazalet: hehe
    Calvino Rabeni: The bears take sides with the children
    Hokon Cazalet: yup
    Lucinda Lavender: I like Hokon's new appearance:)
    Hokon Cazalet: teddy bears inherited the mother instinct from real bears
    Hokon Cazalet: hehe ty
    Hokon Cazalet: i feel more playful with my being =)
    Aphrodite Macbain: wish I coult pat you! come and sit beside me
    Calvino Rabeni: they are not fully domesticated
    Aphrodite Macbain: awww
    Calvino Rabeni: smiles at Aphro's request
    Hokon Cazalet gives aphrodite a hug
    Aphrodite Macbain gives Hokon a hug and a cuddle
    Hokon Cazalet: Yaaaaayyyyyyyy!
    Aphrodite Macbain: *mews*
    Hokon Cazalet gives lucinda a hug
    Lucinda Lavender: I have just learned how to scan an old photo of my dad and put it on facebook:)...hugs to you dear Hokon:)
    Lucinda Lavender: thanks...love that...
    Hokon Cazalet: hehe
    Aphrodite Macbain: how nice. Was it from a photo album
    Aphrodite Macbain: splash!
    Hokon Cazalet gives calvino a hug
    Aphrodite Macbain: aww. cuddles from cal
    Lucinda Lavender: well from a drawer actually
    Aphrodite Macbain: do you have other pix of your family in facebook?
    Lucinda Lavender: saw other friends had done the same...and so tried and it worked:)
    Calvino Rabeni: cal smiles too
    Hokon Cazalet: =)
    Calvino Rabeni: hey there fella
    Hokon Cazalet: hehe
    Lucinda Lavender: daughter...sone husband..yes
    Aphrodite Macbain: I've created a family tree using an on-line program and stuck in all the pix I could find.
    Lucinda Lavender: you can be my frined there if you wish:)
    Lucinda Lavender: friend
    Aphrodite Macbain: are you talking to Hokon the teddy?
    Hokon Cazalet: we're friends in sl already

    Lucinda Lavender: oops all here I think:)
    Hokon Cazalet: ☻
    Lucinda Lavender: feeling a lovely familyish/relatedness mood...
    Hokon Cazalet: =)
    Lucinda Lavender: family have come from far away...and we will convene
    Calvino Rabeni: home again?
    Lucinda Lavender: yes
    Lucinda Lavender: home almost a week
    Lucinda Lavender: and have been cleaning
    Aphrodite Macbain: have you been away?
    Lucinda Lavender: went to DE and NYC
    Aphrodite Macbain: singing?
    Lucinda Lavender: installed my daughter....in apt and met
    Lucinda Lavender: learned how to navigate the subway
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh right - has she a nice place?
    Calvino Rabeni: hopefully you were greeted upon return with good weather and long pleasant evenings
    Lucinda Lavender: nice enough place...love the change of weather
    Lucinda Lavender: 95 degrees was too much for me
    Aphrodite Macbain is away right now and has not broken her neck
    Aphrodite Macbain: afk
    Lucinda Lavender: stay safe:)
    Lucinda Lavender: oops bye Cal:)
    Lucinda Lavender: I like that you have a soft pillow Hokon...
    Hokon Cazalet: hehe me too =()
    Hokon Cazalet: =)
    Hokon Cazalet: hi paradise
    Lucinda Lavender: HI Paradise:)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya Luci .. Hokon .. Aph :)
    Lucinda Lavender: Cal just was here but now gone:)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles ah the coming and going of PAB :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles at the adorable Hokon ! very cute :)
    Hokon Cazalet: =)
    Hokon Cazalet: ty
    Hokon Cazalet: ☻♥☻♥☻
    Hokon Cazalet: wol gave it to me eariler today
    Paradise Tennant: wol is wonderful :) no other word for her :)
    Paradise Tennant: what was the topic tonight ?
    Aphrodite Macbain: hi- back
    Aphrodite Macbain: where did cal go?
    Paradise Tennant: not sure luci crashed I think ?

    Aphrodite Macbain: thought he was GOC
    Hokon Cazalet: whats goc?
    Hokon Cazalet: wb lucinda =)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Guardian on call
    Hokon Cazalet: ok
    Hokon Cazalet: =)
    Paradise Tennant: welcome back Luci :)
    Lucinda Lavender: HI:)
    Lucinda Lavender: was losing charge there...
    Lucinda Lavender: and the connection too
    Lucinda Lavender: Hope all are well...
    Paradise Tennant: we are all well here .. dog has just had a bath I am drinking iced mint tea after two glorious days of sunshine :))
    Paradise Tennant: reveling in summer :)
    Hokon Cazalet: =)
    Lucinda Lavender: great
    Aphrodite Macbain: summer? what summer?
    Lucinda Lavender: :)))
    Paradise Tennant: tues is the first day I think no ?
    Aphrodite Macbain: rain rain rain
    Aphrodite Macbain: 21st yes ongest day
    Lucinda Lavender: the Northwest ...pretty dark and wet yet
    Aphrodite Macbain: longest
    Lucinda Lavender: clouds and rain...then a flash of sunlight
    Aphrodite Macbain: i must go to bed it's been a long hard day
    Lucinda Lavender: hope you have a good rest Aph
    Hokon Cazalet: bye aphrodite =)
    Paradise Tennant: good night aph sweet dreams
    Paradise Tennant: just bought your book luci from last nite the spontaneous fulfillment of desire it looks great
    Lucinda Lavender: oh wonderful!
    Lucinda Lavender: hope it is interesting for you
    Paradise Tennant: i bought a little kindle .. so I can sit in bed and buy books hooked into wireless and they download instantlly absolutely amazies me
    Lucinda Lavender: wow! that sounds great!
    Hokon Cazalet: ooo
    Paradise Tennant: wb cal :) it is great
    Paradise Tennant: my brother talked me into it really glad he did
    Lucinda Lavender: I will be curious which books come into the kindle:)
    Paradise Tennant: every thing that is on amazon
    Lucinda Lavender: instantaneous fullfillment of desire
    Paradise Tennant: did not realize he has written quite so many books lots I have not read
    Lucinda Lavender: is there a way while reading to make notes?
    Paradise Tennant: yes there is can type in little notes highlight things
    Hokon Cazalet: oo
    Hokon Cazalet: thats really cool
    Lucinda Lavender: that sounds useful...
    Paradise Tennant: my place is overflowing with books so hopefully this will make for more space
    Hokon Cazalet: hehe
    Lucinda Lavender: :)nodding
    Paradise Tennant: and you can read in the dark plus it has feature where you can listen to audio books on it too
    Paradise Tennant: just a neat little toy that is super useful
    Hokon Cazalet: im gonna be the kook in a few star trek or other sci-fi episodes, the person with tons of paper-bound books, talking about real books being better =P
    Hokon Cazalet: ive seen a kindle, id be awesome if i could get school textbooks on that
    Paradise Tennant: smiles at hokon yes me too love the smell the touch the ambiance of books like being surrounded by adventure
    Hokon Cazalet: hehe =)
    Paradise Tennant: I would bet some of them at least

    Hokon Cazalet: yeah lugging around huge books, esp in high school was horrible
    Lucinda Lavender: Cal says he is having trouble getting back...
    Lucinda Lavender: but will try
    Hokon Cazalet: aw
    Paradise Tennant: smiles sl can be persnickety
    Lucinda Lavender: I have the opportunity to visit with a cousin who has just come to town...I will need to go for the moment.Hope you all have a lovely time and sweet dreams to start this week where we will have the longest day.
    Hokon Cazalet: aw i hope it goes well lucinda, nice to see you again =)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles thank you luci you too hope you enjoy the visit .. and sweet dreams full of colour :)
    Lucinda Lavender: aw...I am waiting for a dream...have not remembered any since getting back. But...imagine I will soon:)
    Hokon Cazalet: =)
    Paradise Tennant: tonight is the night :)
    Lucinda Lavender: the last great color I had was yellow amber cloth
    Lucinda Lavender: wrapping up my conductor...as if a mummy:)
    Paradise Tennant: liking that blue you are wearing a really nice blue .. oh I remember that one :) a bit spooky
    Lucinda Lavender: I guess I put him in the catagory of a great one to remember?
    Lucinda Lavender: cal wants a tp...but where is he?
    Lucinda Lavender: ha!
    Lucinda Lavender: here he is:)
    Hokon Cazalet: where in sl is calvino rabeni!
    Hokon Cazalet: the new game . . .
    Hokon Cazalet: coming this december
    Lucinda Lavender: :)))
    Calvino Rabeni: (remembers Waldo)
    Hokon Cazalet: hehe hi calvino =)
    Calvino Rabeni: Hey
    Hokon Cazalet: lol i liked those books
    Calvino Rabeni: good to be back
    Lucinda Lavender: luci has waldo books...
    Paradise Tennant: hiya cal wb :)
    Hokon Cazalet: i lost all of mine =(
    Lucinda Lavender: :(
    Lucinda Lavender: Cal...I have a relative in town and am going to go say hi...
    Lucinda Lavender: have great dreams all...
    Hokon Cazalet: byeeeee
    Paradise Tennant: smiles at luci and waves nite nite ;)
    Calvino Rabeni: Bye, Cinda
    Calvino Rabeni: Have fun
    Lucinda Lavender: bye Cal, Para, Hokon:)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles what was the topic tonight cal :) or are we just meandering :)
    Hokon Cazalet: im gonna go visit a friends new construction in sl, have a good night all
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite hokon :) namaste
    Hokon Cazalet: =)
    Calvino Rabeni: _/!\_
    Calvino Rabeni: Hokon
    Calvino Rabeni: I'm not sure, the topic for a while was the magical properties of the teddy bear
    Calvino Rabeni: then I crashed for a very long time and had to restart and download
    Paradise Tennant: smiles I like that .. :) good topic . .think just about everything has magical properties :)
    Paradise Tennant: ahh ouch
    Paradise Tennant: new viewer?
    Calvino Rabeni: I'd tend to agree with you about that
    Calvino Rabeni: the new viewer I think overloaded my system, and I tried phoenix to see if it was more lightweight, and that needed a new download also
    Calvino Rabeni: How 'bout you, how are you and are there any topics floating around where you are?
    Paradise Tennant: magic is all about imagination .. the more powerful the imaginatin the stronger the magic :)
    Paradise Tennant: hmm did mediation today on surrender and spaciousness :)
    Paradise Tennant: my current focus :) well been my focus for quite awhile really :)
    Calvino Rabeni: yes, that's interesting how on one level a focus and steady intent enables on another level, surrender and sponeaneity
    Paradise Tennant: smiling at what is :)

    Paradise Tennant: smiles :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes, smiling or leaping into it :)
    Paradise Tennant: or falling backwards into it ..like that one too
    Calvino Rabeni: My meditation lately is on engagement with what is physically
    Paradise Tennant: listens
    Calvino Rabeni: like the tao of manual labor
    Paradise Tennant: bliss in housework :)
    Calvino Rabeni: I like ones that are somewhat new and challenging
    Calvino Rabeni: that I don't have habits for
    Calvino Rabeni: or are challenging enough to stress the existing habits
    Calvino Rabeni: call up new ones to be constructed while the old ones change
    Calvino Rabeni: for instance, spontaneous dance with a large group of people is hyper complex
    Paradise Tennant: smiles not sure I have ever spontaneously danced with a large group of people
    Calvino Rabeni: and something that is not social .. another example is, I was cutting up a tree, taking the branches apart into smaller ones, separating it from its backdrop, arranging it,
    Calvino Rabeni: bringing it to a sorted state
    Calvino Rabeni: and the intelligence of the bodymind emerges in each of these activities
    Paradise Tennant: yes when you really get into athletics your body hones itself there is an extra depth to balance .. energy .. always feel more in my body
    Calvino Rabeni: taking a field awareness and being responsive to the conditions
    Calvino Rabeni: I think I quoted this last week, about the conversational nature of reality
    Calvino Rabeni: I think you'd like it
    Calvino Rabeni: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ss1HuA1hIk&feature=channel_video_title
    Calvino Rabeni: I understand better what the poet means
    Calvino Rabeni: while doing those types of physical activity
    Calvino Rabeni: that are dependent on the magic of the things and conditions
    Calvino Rabeni: and the emergent interplay
    Paradise Tennant: smiles the magic in everything :)
    Calvino Rabeni: yes
    Calvino Rabeni: where what happens is dependent on the interaction, both sides being intelligent
    Calvino Rabeni: and the interesting properties completely emergent
    Calvino Rabeni: it's not just people, everything has that property
    Calvino Rabeni: of conversationality
    Paradise Tennant: nods yes
    Paradise Tennant: it is all one spontaneous intereaction of amazing .. complexity
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes!
    Calvino Rabeni: Amazing complexity!

    Paradise Tennant: yes .. the underlying .. reason for there being no choice but surrender
    Calvino Rabeni: it
    Calvino Rabeni: is an active surrender that has room for each party to the transactions to be completely active
    Paradise Tennant: .. swelling prescence .. the chorus drowning out our solo voice ;))
    Calvino Rabeni: I think partner dancing is a really good metaphor for that way of being
    Calvino Rabeni: or a choir
    Paradise Tennant: yes both .. good examples
    Calvino Rabeni: and I don't feel solo gets drowned out, but joines the chorus
    Calvino Rabeni: it is an amazing thing about sound that all the voices interpenetrate and don't interfere at all :)
    Paradise Tennant: have never really felt that alone . always felt some kind of other level of prescence
    Calvino Rabeni: resulting in more or less harmony I suppose
    Calvino Rabeni: smiles yes
    Paradise Tennant: wonderful poetry
    Paradise Tennant: listening to it .. now :)
    Calvino Rabeni: This dance event I like best is called Body Choir
    Calvino Rabeni: which has that multi-voice principle
    Paradise Tennant: what is body choir ?
    Calvino Rabeni: Body Choir is one of about 5 different "authentic dance" events that happen in this small town
    Calvino Rabeni: Since its a small town there's usually the same cast of characters
    Calvino Rabeni: but the "conductors" are different and bring a different kind of style or tone to it
    Calvino Rabeni: I find that fascinating
    Paradise Tennant: different sparks :)
    Calvino Rabeni: yes, sparks, energies, a different tao for each
    Calvino Rabeni: It's a bit like an experiment in the sense that, it repeats week after week, year after year, so the same recipe gets repeated
    Calvino Rabeni: like cooking, you can make chicken soup many times, and it comes out the same-but-different
    Paradise Tennant: so true :)
    Paradise Tennant: no dish ever turns out exactly the same :)
    Calvino Rabeni: I was looking at the same mountain day after day
    Calvino Rabeni: it never looks the same
    Paradise Tennant: smiles I walk by the lake day after day .. and every day she wears a new dress :)
    Calvino Rabeni: yes !
    Paradise Tennant: by walking you make the path ... :)))
    Paradise Tennant: we make reality by our thoughts .. by our presence :)
    Calvino Rabeni: And are made by it
    Calvino Rabeni: co-creators
    Paradise Tennant: yes we are impacted on ;)
    Paradise Tennant: lol why not get with the program ! loving this :)
    Calvino Rabeni: yes that's really wonderful, being impact-able
    Calvino Rabeni: in lots of different ways
    Calvino Rabeni: having the ability to see the dress that lady lake wears
    Paradise Tennant: yes like you make space inside yourself for the present moment
    Calvino Rabeni: yes !
    Calvino Rabeni: it takes some work sometimes to maintain that
    Paradise Tennant: 98% of all that you do is for your self and there isn't one :)))))))
    Calvino Rabeni: I think
    Calvino Rabeni: sort of like doing limbering exercises of the body
    Calvino Rabeni: makes the walk better
    Paradise Tennant: yes opening your eyes
    Calvino Rabeni: and like in meditation, how one holds the spine
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    Calvino Rabeni: positionality
    Calvino Rabeni: one's manner of sitting
    Calvino Rabeni: or standing
    Calvino Rabeni: or facing and reaching
    Calvino Rabeni: rhythmic responsiveness

    Paradise Tennant: nods yes ..sometimes after a run there is feeling of not quite touching the earth like there is some kind of springyness that is there
    Calvino Rabeni smiles yes
    Calvino Rabeni: I know that one too
    Calvino Rabeni: love it
    Calvino Rabeni: hmmm, I have the dinner call
    Calvino Rabeni: great chatting with you Paradise
    Calvino Rabeni: say hi to canine einstein :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Bye for now
    Calvino Rabeni: _/!\_
    Paradise Tennant: okies take care cal and thank you :)
    Paradise Tennant: namaste my friend :)

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    Calvino Rabeni: yes, that's interesting how on one level a focus and steady intent enables on another level, surrender and sponeaneity

    /me nods nods nods
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