2011.06.24 06:00 - (⌒-⌒)

    The Guardian for this meeting was Bleu Oleander. The comments are by Bleu Oleander.




    Pema Pera: hi Maxine!
    Maxine Walden: hi, Pema
    Maxine Walden: last morning here for awhile (or evening)
    Pema Pera: yes indeed!
    Maxine Walden: a whole year!
    Maxine Walden: hi, Wester, Eliza
    Pema Pera: yes, week by week . . . .
    Pema Pera: hi Wester!
    Maxine Walden: indeed
    Pema Pera: hi Eliza!
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Maxine, Pema, Wester :))
    Wester Kiranov: hi pema, maxine, eliza
    Maxine Walden: we were just thinking about this being the last Time session, after a year
    Eliza Madrigal: It is funny, I feel sort of exhilarated... sometimes I don't begin to process until we 'finish' something, hah
    Pema Pera: oh, I know the feeling!
    Maxine Walden: yes, know what you mean
    Pema Pera: another form of "starting at the end" :-)
    Pema Pera: hi Bruce!
    Maxine Walden: :) !
    Maxine Walden: hi, Bruce
    Bruce Mowbray: Hi, everyone -- Sorry to be late, but SL made me re-install Viewer 2.
    Wester Kiranov: yes, it always does that to me too ;)
    Pema Pera: SL made me do it . . . .
    Pema Pera: teh latest defense line!
    Maxine Walden: :)
    Pema Pera: good (early) morning, Bleu!
    Eliza Madrigal: Morning Bleu :)
    Maxine Walden: hi, bleu
    Bleu Oleander: hi everyone!
    Wester Kiranov: hi bleu
    Eliza Madrigal smiles at Bleu's presentation of appearance
    Bruce Mowbray: Hi, Bleu -- Loved the image of the smiling-face-flower-ball!
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Maxine Walden: oh, yes, bleu :)
    Pema Pera: quite an appearance indeed!
    Maxine Walden: loved that image in your report
    Pema Pera: yes, another beauty of a report!
    Bleu Oleander: Murakami painting
    Maxine Walden: ah!
    Eliza Madrigal: wonderful google image for solstice
    Bleu Oleander: Tokyo artist
    Eliza Madrigal: makes one giggle....
    Pema Pera: thank you, Bleu!
    Maxine Walden: thanks, bleu!
    Eliza Madrigal: thanks much, Bleu :)
    Bleu Oleander: yw!
    Pema Pera: I was really moved by all the enthusiastic notes in the reports, and I want to thank you all for all your thanks :-)
    Pema Pera: and for making this possible!
    Pema Pera: hi Adams!
    Maxine Walden: :))
    Maxine Walden: hi, Adams
    Wester Kiranov: hi adams
    Bleu Oleander: hi Adams
    Adams Dubrovna: Hello Everyone :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Adams :)
    Bruce Mowbray: Hi, Adams.
    Eliza Madrigal: Thanks so much Pema, very generous of you to open your process and let us play around with everything
    Eliza Madrigal: jump on sofas, etc
    Maxine Walden: :))
    Pema Pera: and very generous of you all to come along to play with me!
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Riddle :)
    Adams Dubrovna: Hello Riddle :)
    Maxine Walden: hi, Riddle
    Pema Pera: hi Riddle 0 and 1 and 2 !
    Bruce Mowbray: Hi, Riddle. . . enjoyed reading your 3 reports this week.
    Riddle Sideways: good ____, all
    Maxine Walden: yes!
    Wester Kiranov: hi riddle
    Pema Pera: Riddle Goodall
    Maxine Walden: :))
    Bleu Oleander: hi Riddle
    Pema Pera: (long last brother of Jane)
    Riddle Sideways: ty
    Pema Pera: I also liked the art work in Riddle 1, very gentle wave
    Riddle Sideways: :))
    Bleu Oleander likes the image of Jumping on sofas :)
    Maxine Walden: yes, like the trace of a wave in the sand
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Pema Pera imaging a vacuum cleaner on the sofa . . .
    Maxine Walden: sucking up the jumps, Pema?
    Pema Pera: struggling with the sand
    Maxine Walden: oh
    Wester Kiranov: :)(
    Wester Kiranov: * :) (gee, typos in smileys look weird)
    Pema Pera: :-)
    Maxine Walden: :))
    Riddle Sideways: lol

    Pema Pera: curling corners of mouth -- a new smiley; picturing a moustace with circles at the end, going with it!
    Riddle Sideways: :D
    Maxine Walden: hmm, a harmonious gathering of semi-circles?
    Riddle Sideways: like bleus
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Pema, do you have any reflections about the year, about the process... arrangement and treatment of furniture (re sand in sofas, heh) as compared with any vision you may have had?
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Pema Pera: hmmmm, that's a big question . . . .
    Pema Pera: I enjoyed the process
    Pema Pera: even though it entailed a lot of pressure, in terms of deadlines
    Pema Pera: but without those, I would never have found the time to write a whole book manuscript
    Pema Pera: as for expectations, I had none, really
    Riddle Sideways: are we really that hard on you?
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Pema Pera: it just felt like a good thing to do
    Pema Pera: didn't know what I would write, or how you would respond
    Eliza Madrigal: I like your image of a happy puzzle :)
    Pema Pera: but I'm very pleased and grateful
    Pema Pera: and quite amazed to see so many of you staying to the end, and continuing to write reports ! ! ! !
    Eliza Madrigal looks around at all the pleased and happy faces
    Pema Pera: :-)
    Bleu Oleander: :))
    Riddle Sideways: the beauty of a wiki is that other readers later can write reports too
    Pema Pera: ah, yes, hadn't thought about that
    Wester Kiranov: i for one am very happy too to have been a smal part of this
    Pema Pera: Maxine, do we dare ask you whether you have thought more about a possible follow up ?
    Maxine Walden: :) yes, I have been thinking about it, and could envision something I think, if folks are still interested
    Pema Pera raises hand
    Bleu Oleander: me too
    Maxine Walden: Shall I mention some thoughts so folks could veto the idea if they wished?
    Eliza Madrigal: very much interested, listening :)
    Pema Pera: yes, please!
    Bruce Mowbray also raises hand - and tries not to spill coffee on riddle.
    Eliza Madrigal: hah
    Pema Pera: hehehe
    Riddle Sideways listens
    Riddle Sideways: :)
    Maxine Walden: The book, Regarding Reality suggests that we 'create' different perceived realities according to our states of mind
    Maxine Walden: Sort of like lenses upon our perception of reality
    Maxine Walden: What I had in mind was that I could excerpt chapters and we could think about them, write about them or just muse about them, and you all could help me 'edit' my thoughts
    Bleu Oleander: sounds great Maxine
    Pema Pera seconds Bleu
    Riddle Sideways: suppose it includes dreaming up reality too
    Wester Kiranov: I think that's a good idea to think and talk about
    Maxine Walden: ah, dreams are really important in my thought
    Eliza Madrigal: I'm in :)
    Pema Pera: me 2
    Bleu Oleander: me 3
    Wester Kiranov: especially if there are drweams in there too
    Riddle Sideways: me 4
    Adams Dubrovna: me 5

    Maxine Walden: well, great
    Maxine Walden: There will be Fridays when I will be traveling, but guess we can work around that...oh, is this timeslot what we should count on?
    Eliza Madrigal pictures flowery happy faced balls bouncing in through Maxine's front door
    Maxine Walden: hahahah, Eliza
    Bleu Oleander: haha
    Wester Kiranov: :D
    Riddle Sideways: happy picture
    Pema Pera: for me, this time slot works, though I know it is early for you, Maxine, and for Bleu and Riddle
    Maxine Walden: Not sure how long such a workshop would feel creative...shall we just see? Any thoughts?
    Pema Pera: for me it's late, 10 - 11 pm
    Eliza Madrigal: this is generally a wonderful time for me as well
    Adams Dubrovna: it is generally a good time for me too
    Riddle Sideways: might sleep through it sometimes :)
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Bleu Oleander yawns
    Maxine Walden: yes, it can be an early time or a late time for some
    Bleu Oleander: as long as I have coffee i'm ok with this time :)
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Maxine Walden: Maybe we should try to have coffee or tea for us all, virtually
    Eliza Madrigal: thankfully, with reports everyone is able to contribute when awake, heh
    Pema Pera: so that we virtually wake up?
    Wester Kiranov: i am finally getting used to this time - i used to always feel it was one hour later, and miss it
    Maxine Walden: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh goodness Wester :)
    Maxine Walden: thanks, bleu
    Eliza Madrigal: hope you can keep that, since we'll begin in a few months , right?
    Maxine Walden: When shall we start, September?
    Eliza Madrigal: Thank you Bleu :)
    Eliza Madrigal: September sounds very nice
    Bleu Oleander: sounds great
    Wester Kiranov: i'm fine with september
    Riddle Sideways: self-imposed deadlines?
    Pema Pera: yes, me too
    Maxine Walden: have to look at my calendar...would Friday Sept 9 be OK to start?
    Riddle Sideways: can't we be more pushy
    Maxine Walden: or later better?
    Eliza Madrigal: we'll already have a break due to retreat possibly
    Eliza Madrigal: 9 seems fine :)
    Adams Dubrovna: I probably would have to join you later
    Pema Pera: fine with me too
    Maxine Walden: yes, Friday Sept 30 will be during Vashon retreat, tho perhaps some of us could come to the workshop, would be early in Seattle
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah :)
    Maxine Walden: before the retreat day would begin, I imagine
    Maxine Walden: Adams, would you need a week or two later?
    Bleu Oleander: sleepless in seattle :)
    Riddle Sideways: :)
    Maxine Walden: :)) bleu!!
    Pema Pera: sleepless in Seattle, listening to the rain, watching the SL screen from under bedcovers . . . .
    Maxine Walden: (loved that film, know all the places in it, live near some of them)
    Eliza Madrigal: yes sweet film
    Adams Dubrovna: Yes, September will be a busy time for me
    Maxine Walden: yes, Pema, sometimes 'tis true :)
    Maxine Walden: Any time you could join us would be wonderful, Adams

    Maxine Walden: My mind wandering back to here/now re this wonderful workshop...
    Eliza Madrigal: the time we're in is the magical time?
    Maxine Walden: yes!
    Maxine Walden: the magic moment
    Pema Pera: yes, it is . . . .all we have to do is remember to stop closing off for that
    Riddle Sideways: this magic moment - (from Adams reports)
    Pema Pera: a life time challenge -- for me, and probably for most of us :-)
    Bleu Oleander: indeed!
    Maxine Walden: agree
    Pema Pera: releasing the death grip (from Adams report)
    Eliza Madrigal: :)))
    Wester Kiranov: the magic is right inside the ordinary
    Bleu Oleander: nothing is ordinary :)
    Riddle Sideways: finding that out for that first time ... again
    Adams Dubrovna: :)
    Maxine Walden: :)
    Wester Kiranov: maybe i should have put ordinary in quotes
    Maxine Walden: :) every moment is magic which makes the ordinary extra-ordinary?
    Riddle Sideways: what a strange phrase "extra-ordinary"
    Eliza Madrigal: Ordinary Magic :) yes strange phrases
    Eliza Madrigal: happy puzzles
    Wester Kiranov: the magic is everywhere, but it is easier to notice in the beautiful, less easy in the ugly, least easy in the mundane
    Riddle Sideways: in smiling flowers
    Eliza Madrigal ponders again 'not rushing by'
    Riddle Sideways: remember to stop and smile with the flowers
    Maxine Walden: :)
    Riddle Sideways: wooooow
    Eliza Madrigal: @@
    Eliza Madrigal: :::beams::::::
    Maxine Walden: here they come!!
    Riddle Sideways: need photo
    Eliza Madrigal: bleu beams
    Pema Pera: :-)
    Pema Pera: dazzling!
    Maxine Walden: very dazzling
    Bleu Oleander: everyone smiling?
    Pema Pera: (^_^)
    Maxine Walden: yes :))
    Eliza Madrigal grasps for better emoticons...hehe
    Bleu Oleander: :))
    Riddle Sideways: btw, Pema. nice way to end the book (^_^)
    Pema Pera: oh, thank you, Riddle!
    Eliza Madrigal: * ^.^ *
    Bleu Oleander: ^______^
    Pema Pera: (⌒_⌒)
    Eliza Madrigal: flowery cheeks
    Pema Pera: (^-^)ノ~~
    Pema Pera: ヽ(^。^)ノ

    Eliza Madrigal: my daughter has a phrase 'smiling so much it feels like my cheeks will pop off'
    Bleu Oleander: :))



    Pema Pera: (●^o^●)
    Eliza Madrigal: hahahha
    Bleu Oleander: hahaha
    Eliza Madrigal: puffer fish
    Maxine Walden: a magical emoticon keyboard!
    Pema Pera: (*´ω`*)
    Pema Pera: \(◎o◎)/

    Adams Dubrovna: :)
    Pema Pera: ☆⌒(>。≪)
    Maxine Walden: extraordinary in my book, Pema
    Pema Pera: hahaha
    Eliza Madrigal smiles
    Adams Dubrovna: I must be off. thank you and bye everyone :)
    Pema Pera: the Japanese keyboard allows a lot of freedom . . . .
    Bleu Oleander: by Adams
    Pema Pera: bye Adams!
    Eliza Madrigal: thanks Adams :)
    Riddle Sideways: bye adams
    Adams Dubrovna: a very fast year :)
    Bleu Oleander: thank you all for a wonderful year .... looking forward to Maxine's
    Pema Pera: hear hear!

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