2011.10.23 19:00 - All the while it all seems perfectly normal

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

    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Cal
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Bertrum
    Bertrum Resident: hi everyone
    Aphrodite Macbain: How is it going Cal?
    Calvino Rabeni: Hello Bertrum ... hey Aphro !
    Aphrodite Macbain: Enjoying your visit?
    Calvino Rabeni: yes, it is a good change, great fall weather too
    Aphrodite Macbain: Have you had a chance to get out and hike in the mountains?
    Calvino Rabeni: yes, several times, maybe something every day
    Aphrodite Macbain: Mmm Lucky you
    Aphrodite Macbain: Deep breaths of mountain air
    Calvino Rabeni: It's still a little dicey due to hunting season
    Calvino Rabeni: but I know the safer places
    Aphrodite Macbain: you have to wear red!
    Calvino Rabeni: I stay away from where the deer like to go
    Aphrodite Macbain: lol
    Calvino Rabeni: and on open roads
    Aphrodite Macbain: that's no fun - hiking on open roads
    Calvino Rabeni: Or in parks
    Calvino Rabeni: no shooting allowed
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes- best
    Calvino Rabeni: It should be over soon
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bertrum - have you been able to get away from your deskand get outside?
    Bertrum Resident: Outside. Yes. Where is the mountain geography?
    Aphrodite Macbain: well - if not mountains, the sea or parkland?
    Aphrodite Macbain: I'm heading to Eastern Canada tomorrow - Toronto and then Ottawa
    Aphrodite Macbain: Looking forward to kicking the maple leaves
    Bertrum Resident: That sounds grand this time of year!
    Aphrodite Macbain: and blue skies. It's beautiful now
    oO0Oo Resident: How long is your trip Aph?
    oO0Oo Resident: Luci :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Oh Hi 0- didn't see you.
    Bertrum Resident: Hi O, Lucinda
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi just aerrived
    Aphrodite Macbain: I'll be away until Nov 2
    Calvino Rabeni: Hello Samuo and Cinda
    Lucinda Lavender: oops...arrived
    Aphrodite Macbain: Birthday celebrating
    Aphrodite Macbain: Heya Luci
    Lucinda Lavender: ah? whose birthday?
    oO0Oo Resident: Ah, well certain late month celebrations possible while on journey then
    Lucinda Lavender: happy days to those with November/oct birthdays
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes Sam. I hope to be kicking leaves in Gatineua Park north of Ottawa on my b'day
    Lucinda Lavender: nice:)
    Bertrum Resident: Happy Birthday for sure!
    oO0Oo Resident: well if kicking is the go... may it be leaves then! To leaves!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Gatineau

    Aphrodite Macbain: lol
    Lucinda Lavender: speaking of leaves...we ate stuffed grape leaves for dinner...
    oO0Oo Resident: Nom
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: what did you stuff thenm with?
    oO0Oo Resident: pine nuts?
    Aphrodite Macbain: I think so
    oO0Oo Resident: rice?
    Calvino Rabeni: that sounds great depending on the answer to that question :)
    Lucinda Lavender: we were supposed to take them to a gathering but were too tired to...
    oO0Oo Resident: lol
    Lucinda Lavender: yes to the pine nuts
    Lucinda Lavender: and rice
    oO0Oo Resident: mmm... currants?
    Lucinda Lavender: no currents...just savory flavors
    Lucinda Lavender: onion, garlic etc
    oO0Oo Resident: OM NOM
    Aphrodite Macbain: OM NE PADME NOM
    Aphrodite Macbain: 15 what?
    Lucinda Lavender: have heard that if you are not very hungry...cooking up with the smell of onion/garlic are stimulating to the appetite
    Lucinda Lavender: currants sound tasty tho
    Aphrodite Macbain: Unless you hate garlic and onion
    Lucinda Lavender: so has anyone heard of walking the Camino de Santiago
    oO0Oo Resident: Luci gives energy of cornucopia, close to fresh baked earth. den, clean world, clean living, slow food, creativity and healthfulness and nutriton.... [<--- stream of consciousness]
    Lucinda Lavender: :) thanks Sam
    Calvino Rabeni: I'd guess, if one is not hungry, something with onions and garlic will be more appealing than something with chocolate ?
    oO0Oo Resident: and yes! have heard... there's a great video of the trail.
    Lucinda Lavender: just a thing I heard
    Calvino Rabeni: Sounds like a good question for a scientific test
    Aphrodite Macbain: She drives a mean van too Sam
    Lucinda Lavender: WEll I was honored to watch my friends daughters slide show this afternoon
    Aphrodite Macbain: what did they show Luci?
    Lucinda Lavender: amazing photos and it took 6 weeks
    Aphrodite Macbain: for what?
    Lucinda Lavender: beautiful churches, land, clouds, cows etc
    Lucinda Lavender: to walk the trail
    Aphrodite Macbain: Ah -the Camino
    oO0Oo Resident: Camino de Santiago
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes
    Aphrodite Macbain: I gather it's a real challnge
    Lucinda Lavender: looked like a wonderful experience
    Aphrodite Macbain: You have to walk fast to ge t from one place to sleep to the other
    Lucinda Lavender: they did about 20-30 kilometers a day
    Lucinda Lavender: and had pain with that
    Lucinda Lavender: tendonitus
    oO0Oo Resident: you'd want to build up to that
    Lucinda Lavender: beautiful landscape
    Aphrodite Macbain: I can imagine you'd have to be in good shape to begin with
    oO0Oo Resident: indeed
    Lucinda Lavender: yes
    Lucinda Lavender: sounded like a great thing
    Lucinda Lavender: saw 300 pictures
    Aphrodite Macbain: I'd love to do something like that. Take 3 weeks and hike thru france and spain
    Lucinda Lavender: well it looks to me like that is very possible
    Aphrodite Macbain: Some people ride bicycles
    Lucinda Lavender: fun too:)
    Aphrodite Macbain: or divide up the route and do a bit each year
    Lucinda Lavender: I have some sad news
    Aphrodite Macbain: It can start in Belgium I think
    oO0Oo Resident: oh?
    Lucinda Lavender: my son...who lives in the mountains of NC...has found out the property he lives on will be bought by Southern Highland conservancy...( good guys) and will have to move in a month
    Aphrodite Macbain: somehwere in Northern Europe.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Monks would travel all across the continent
    Lucinda Lavender: he had just put in the winter garden...the house will be destryed
    oO0Oo Resident: that's short notice Luci!
    Lucinda Lavender: hard to deal with but as a young guy I think he will figure out what to do
    Calvino Rabeni: That's too bad :( ack
    Lucinda Lavender: he knew it was a possibility for a while
    Aphrodite Macbain: What a drag.

    Lucinda Lavender: so it was reality coming to the fore
    Aphrodite Macbain: What will he do Luci?
    Calvino Rabeni: Ihope he can find another suitable place?
    Lucinda Lavender: beautiful calook for another situation
    Lucinda Lavender: yeah...I hope so too
    Aphrodite Macbain: calook?
    Lucinda Lavender: beautiful cathedrals
    Lucinda Lavender: in Spain
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes, very brooding
    oO0Oo Resident: thinks hens
    Aphrodite Macbain: chooks
    oO0Oo Resident: broody
    Lucinda Lavender: he has hens...they will become stew perhaps
    Aphrodite Macbain: awww
    Aphrodite Macbain: poor chooks
    oO0Oo Resident: ○o。.< QuACK > .。o○
    Aphrodite Macbain: lol
    Aphrodite Macbain: that's a duck 0
    Aphrodite Macbain: Back up Fool!
    oO0Oo Resident: got it in '1' Aph
    Aphrodite Macbain: oops
    Aphrodite Macbain: sound came afterwards...
    oO0Oo Resident: a poultry excuse for a hen sound my quack
    Lucinda Lavender: any poems tonight?
    oO0Oo Resident: poem is you Mamalindacinda
    Aphrodite Macbain: just to change the subject?
    Lucinda Lavender: ha ha...
    Aphrodite Macbain: what was it we called you Cinda? Fireball?
    Lucinda Lavender: yes...
    Aphrodite Macbain: there once was a lady from Ealing...
    Lucinda Lavender: that was coined by Susan I think
    Aphrodite Macbain: Who liked to float up to the ceiling
    Lucinda Lavender: :))
    Aphrodite Macbain: next...
    Calvino Rabeni: poetry on how to write poetry, perhaps?
    Aphrodite Macbain: hmmmm
    Lucinda Lavender: she floated up there and people did stare...that surprising woman of Ealing
    Lucinda Lavender: Had a dream this morning
    Aphrodite Macbain: Thanks Luci, nice to have a resolution...
    Aphrodite Macbain: is that th beginning of a poem?
    Lucinda Lavender: about helping a group of people
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes?
    Lucinda Lavender: they were divided in to teams
    Aphrodite Macbain: sounds like school
    Lucinda Lavender: and one group used scrabble tiles
    Lucinda Lavender: another drew pictures
    Lucinda Lavender: all working toward a common goal
    Aphrodite Macbain: I like it - sounds like the retreat at Vashon...
    Lucinda Lavender: and I was to watch for what was revealed in the sharing of the teams
    Lucinda Lavender: yes!!
    Aphrodite Macbain: what was revealed?
    Lucinda Lavender: and I came driving the van right into the room!!!
    Lucinda Lavender: and it fell flat on it's face!
    Aphrodite Macbain: into your bedroom or classroom?
    Lucinda Lavender: ha ha
    Aphrodite Macbain: lol
    Lucinda Lavender: the room where all were meeting
    Aphrodite Macbain wonders what that might imply
    Lucinda Lavender: yes...
    Lucinda Lavender: beware the vehicles impact
    Lucinda Lavender: you( cinda) not as in controll as you might think
    Aphrodite Macbain: Is that what it means?
    Lucinda Lavender: or perhaps it was humourous effect
    Lucinda Lavender: not sure
    Aphrodite Macbain: maybe it was ameans of avoiding learning how they shared
    Lucinda Lavender: but this part where I was supposed to watch for what was revealed seemed important

    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye! Sam...
    Aphrodite Macbain: I must poof too.
    Calvino Rabeni: Goodbye :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: I have lots to do before I leave tomorrow
    Lucinda Lavender: have a good trip aph!!
    Calvino Rabeni: Be sure to bring your credit card
    Calvino Rabeni: that's all one really needs
    oO0Oo Resident: Bon Voyage Aph
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye
    Aphrodite Macbain: Oh. Thanks . Bye! all
    Lucinda Lavender: and something to draw with
    Lucinda Lavender: ..
    Calvino Rabeni: Have a good trip !


    Calvino Rabeni: Mount Shasta sends its regards
    Lucinda Lavender: beautiful
    Lucinda Lavender: poems about how to make poems?
    Calvino Rabeni: yes, instructional poetry with illustrations ... let's see ...

    'Then, if you'd be impressive,
    Remember what I say,
    That abstract qualities begin
    With capitals alway:
    The True, the Good, the Beautiful -
    Those are the things that pay!

    "Next, when you are describing
    A shape, or sound, or tint;
    Don't state the matter plainly,
    But put it in a hint;
    And learn to look at all things
    With a sort of mental squint."

    "For instance, if I wished, Sir,
    Of mutton-pies to tell,
    Should I say 'dreams of fleecy flocks
    Pent in a wheaten cell'?"
    "Why, yes," the old man said: "that phrase
    Would answer very well.

    "Then fourthly, there are epithets
    That suit with any word -
    As well as Harvey's Reading Sauce
    With fish, or flesh, or bird -
    Of these, 'wild,' 'lonely,' 'weary,' 'strange,'
    Are much to be preferred."

    "And will it do, O will it do
    To take them in a lump -
    As 'the wild man went his weary way
    To a strange and lonely pump'?"
    "Nay, nay! You must not hastily
    To such conclusions jump.

    Lucinda Lavender: :))
    Paradise Tennant: hiya Lucinda .. Cal Samuo .. Bertrum :)
    Lucinda Lavender: pent in a wheaten cell...
    Bertrum Resident: Hi Paradise.
    Calvino Rabeni: "The wild man went his weary way to a strange and lonely pump"
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Paradise:)
    Calvino Rabeni: Good evening, Paradise
    oO0Oo Resident: stuff with chlorophll, and root vegetables... pie with berries and rosy cheeks, Side with cidar, and embrace with fennel and mustard greens, Victualise and surprise with mirth of belonging, and wonder of life ... steaming from ovens and earthed up with nutrients to 'till the cows com homw, and lo gently in the morning with water sounds and hens, and insects, all in chorus of the interbeing of love that is a parent like Luci, for her children!
    Bertrum Resident: Have a good night everyone.
    Calvino Rabeni: Good night :)
    Paradise Tennant: smlles good nite bertrum :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Thanks Samuo
    oO0Oo Resident: Night Bertrum
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi Para :)
    Calvino Rabeni: For some reason the two cited passages reminded me of a movie called Young Einstein where there's an asylum, and the cook is making a pie out of cute kittens in a big pie tin, covered with a top crust
    Calvino Rabeni: The hero of course rescues them
    Paradise Tennant: shudders ..
    oO0Oo Resident: Yahoo Serious!
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes!
    Paradise Tennant: opps luci is low on battery :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Perhaps she's out by the fire circle
    Paradise Tennant: smiles :) nice to have a fire circle
    oO0Oo Resident: :)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya tess :)
    Paradise Tennant: what was the topic tonite ?
    oO0Oo Resident: Hey Tess
    Calvino Rabeni: There wasn't one yet... smalltalk, travel plans and experiences
    Calvino Rabeni: personal stories
    Calvino Rabeni: a dream or two

    Tess Aristocrat: how are you all, and good to see you ㋡
    Paradise Tennant: wonder where we go when we sleep .. that we .. only get glimpses of our travels :) smiels gtsy too tess
    Calvino Rabeni: Hello Tess
    Tess Aristocrat: took a moment to rezz tonight
    Tess Aristocrat: oh!
    Tess Aristocrat: ㋡
    Tess Aristocrat: so many different places..in our subconscious
    Paradise Tennant: there seem to be ..
    Paradise Tennant: on one level one common playing ground with the :all: and then so many layers
    Calvino Rabeni: Based potentially on all experiences, plus imaginative changes and alternatives
    Calvino Rabeni: Many layers of knowledge
    Tess Aristocrat: in our dreams, we can be in two different places at once, talking to people who are, at once, two different people ㋡
    oO0Oo Resident: layers and para llels
    Paradise Tennant: yes from the electric to the cellular :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles yes many para llels :)
    Tess Aristocrat: even in two different times..
    Tess Aristocrat: and have our appear in the dream at different ages, even..
    oO0Oo Resident: fights off urge to tell joke about sticking a fork into a power point
    Paradise Tennant: hiya stantos :)
    Tess Aristocrat: all the while it all seems perfectly normal
    Tess Aristocrat: :0
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi Santoshima
    Santoshima Resident: stantos, here
    Santoshima Resident: hello you all
    Paradise Tennant: odd that it can be so odd and seem so normal :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Normal in each moment ... except if you add a little memory, it turns out to have been changing through some bizarre sequences
    Tess Aristocrat: hello ㋡
    Tess Aristocrat: lol..yes
    Calvino Rabeni: like the hallway, used to be a road, and before that it was a valley
    Tess Aristocrat: you totall accept the abnormal in your dreams as if it is an every day occurence
    Paradise Tennant: yes and maybe in a while a star :)
    Calvino Rabeni: it's a dynamic changing metaphor, one often smoothly morphing into another
    Paradise Tennant: hmm think we do it in rl too :) there is so much abnormal in the day to day
    oO0Oo Resident: how beautiful
    Santoshima Resident: how beautiful, susan has arrived
    Tess Aristocrat: hello ㋡ Susan
    Paradise Tennant: hiya susan :)
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi Susan
    Calvino Rabeni: I'm going to have to leave a little earlier today ... staying at a friends house
    Calvino Rabeni: Dinner calls
    Calvino Rabeni: Take care, everyone
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite cal :) namaste
    oO0Oo Resident: Bon appetite cal ntsy
    Tess Aristocrat: Calvino, be well ㋡
    Calvino Rabeni: Thanks, fare well
    oO0Oo Resident: I'll need to leave also, sadly, bu t nice to spend a little while with folks. :)))
    Paradise Tennant: smiles if I am wise I will say good nite too .. I still have chores to do ..
    Tess Aristocrat: Take care both of you
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite tess ..susan san ..sam .. namaste :)
    oO0Oo Resident: you need another avatar to help you Para ;)
    oO0Oo Resident: thanks tess.. Best wishes all. :))
    Paradise Tennant: smiles would that not be nice to have a clone in rl ..one that likes to do the laundry and the dishes :)

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