2012.01.22 19:00 - The Lateral Brilliance of the Water Dragon

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

    ...and the basic building block of the universe is... stay tuned.

    Multiverse1 Resident: Hiya Calvino
    Multiverse1 Resident: and SamuoOOoo
    Calvino Rabeni: Good day Multi and Sam !
    Multiverse1 Resident: Good day
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi Cal. Multi, Lucinda :)
    Multiverse1 Resident: hi luci
    Calvino Rabeni: Gooda evening Cinda !
    Lucinda Lavender: good eve... all
    Multiverse1 Resident: wb contre
    oO0Oo Resident: Paradise :) Contre :)
    Multiverse1 Resident: hi para
    Paradise Tennant: smiles and waves all round :)
    Multiverse1 Resident:

    a stone falls into the pool
    the waves makes waves in the pool,
    much like the stone

    Calvino Rabeni:

    the waves make waves
    in the stone
    much like the pool

    Multiverse1 Resident: have you ever heard of a soloton wave?, or perhaps, a standing wave?
    Multiverse1 Resident: a wave that travels independantly of the contours of its surroundings
    Calvino Rabeni: There were standing waves one time on the downtown street of my town
    Lucinda Lavender: not I...
    Multiverse1 Resident: they tend not to break, until they hit a wall
    Multiverse1 Resident: they do not interact with the waves that they travel through, at least not in the general sense
    Multiverse1 Resident: rather they flow over them
    Multiverse1 Resident: less impedance
    Lucinda Lavender: are they bigger?
    Multiverse1 Resident: no
    Multiverse1 Resident: not about size, about amplitude
    Calvino Rabeni: When two wave trains pass through each other, they don't exchange much energy, is that true?
    Calvino Rabeni: they must exchange a little... but it would be a very small percentage of their own energy
    Multiverse1 Resident: yes
    Multiverse1 Resident: a similar example
    Multiverse1 Resident: for instance, the dawn , when seen on the horizon, is a standing wave.
    Multiverse1 Resident: it sweeps the countryside
    Multiverse1 Resident: even if it is cloudy

    Multiverse1 Resident:

    the petal of a flower, lands in the pond, next
    the pond drops next

    Calvino Rabeni:

    Paper or plastic, coffee or tea?
    they say the choice is up to me
    wave or particle - which metaphor
    is individuality better for?

    Multiverse1 Resident: plastic please
    Lucinda Lavender: :))
    Calvino Rabeni: A lecturer used the particle as the image of individuality, the wave for connection
    Calvino Rabeni: yet waves pass through each other without interacting much at all
    Calvino Rabeni: and particles at least can bump into each other :)
    Multiverse1 Resident: hmm
    Multiverse1 Resident: NRG
    Multiverse1 Resident: Mass converstion
    Multiverse1 Resident: no t
    Multiverse1 Resident: nice, my television tells me it will sleep in one minute
    Multiverse1 Resident: wow, it did
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Multiverse1 Resident: was done with it anyway
    Lucinda Lavender: I am feeling rested...have had the plan to watch Downton Abbey...tonight
    Multiverse1 Resident: smart machine
    Lucinda Lavender: interesting to watch the changes people went through during the first world war
    Multiverse1 Resident: sounds british to me
    Lucinda Lavender: adjusting to developments...yes
    Calvino Rabeni wonders with what kind of "how muchness" rest and sleep may be measured
    Multiverse1 Resident: they lived through amazing things
    Lucinda Lavender: they turn a residence into a hospital ...
    oO0Oo Resident: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downton_Abbey
    Lucinda Lavender: they did live through a lot
    Lucinda Lavender: muchness...isness
    Multiverse1 Resident: have to look that one up.
    Lucinda Lavender: am imagining a poem of sorts that consists of one word each...going around the circle
    Multiverse1 Resident: clearly
    Paradise Tennant: smiles .. kind of sleepy here tonight .. it is cold .. quite overcast so a dark night sky and I feel like falling into sleep muchness ;))
    Multiverse1 Resident: bye para
    Paradise Tennant: thank you all for the company the conversation :) namaste :)
    Multiverse1 Resident: you are making me sleepy too.
    Calvino Rabeni: namasteeee
    oO0Oo Resident: night Para.. sleep well
    oO0Oo Resident: Bye Multi
    Lucinda Lavender: ( now I can't think of a word)
    Calvino Rabeni: "Omen"
    oO0Oo Resident: "Favours"

    Lucinda Lavender: "Pontoon"
    Lucinda Lavender: shall we go again?
    Calvino Rabeni: yes I am game
    oO0Oo Resident: sure :)
    Lucinda Lavender: me too
    oO0Oo Resident: continue? or start afresh?
    Lucinda Lavender: start afresh
    Lucinda Lavender: I think
    Lucinda Lavender: yet this time do two rounds
    Calvino Rabeni: "paper"
    oO0Oo Resident: "annointment"
    Lucinda Lavender: "umbra"
    Calvino Rabeni: Oooh - "umbra" :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Ok...
    Calvino Rabeni: "diamond"
    oO0Oo Resident: "revelation"
    Lucinda Lavender: "ascending"
    oO0Oo Resident: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: thanks that was fun for me
    oO0Oo Resident: wb Paradise
    oO0Oo Resident: enjoyed it too :)
    Calvino Rabeni: "sutra"
    Calvino Rabeni: (that's either round 3 or a new collection)
    Lucinda Lavender: that was the start of round 3
    Lucinda Lavender: I think
    oO0Oo Resident: "calamity"
    Lucinda Lavender: "Helicopter"


    Calvino Rabeni: Greetings Tess :)
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi Tess :)
    Lucinda Lavender: HI Tess
    Lucinda Lavender: and friend
    oO0Oo Resident: If round 3 is over.. may I make a suggestion?
    Lucinda Lavender: yes:)
    Tess Aristocrat: Hi :)
    Lucinda Lavender: we are playing...a little game one word each going in a circle with Cal first
    oO0Oo Resident enjpoys seeing yellow lab
    Lucinda Lavender: your suggestion Sam?
    oO0Oo Resident: oh.. ty
    Tess Aristocrat: Maggie sit
    oO0Oo Resident: well first I will explain to Tess, what we have been doing.
    oO0Oo Resident: Tess Luci , suggested we each offer a word toward a spontaneous poem in a round. We did one round, then a double round, then another single round.. looked like this:
    oO0Oo Resident:





    Tess Aristocrat: hmmm
    Tess Aristocrat: is it a word association game?
    oO0Oo Resident: So, as you may know...
    Lucinda Lavender: could be but I was just listening for the sounds together...to see how it makes my mind work...
    Tess Aristocrat: how about a line?
    oO0Oo Resident: we are on the cusp of the Lunar new year
    Tess Aristocrat: :)
    oO0Oo Resident: heading into the year of the Water Dragon
    oO0Oo Resident: and
    oO0Oo Resident: often divinations are done at this time
    Lucinda Lavender: ah...would you like to create something with that in mind?
    oO0Oo Resident: I thought we could do a go round.. perhaps 3 loops... as a way of feeling out this new year..
    oO0Oo Resident: How does that sound?
    Lucinda Lavender: great...
    Calvino Rabeni: it sounds "orbital" :)
    Lucinda Lavender: so more than one word?
    oO0Oo Resident: one word each, going round three times.. and I believe that was Cal's first?
    Tess Aristocrat: I think more than one word would make for a better poetic flow
    Tess Aristocrat: but ok :)
    oO0Oo Resident: Lets try one.. then after we can try something else if it suits people...
    oO0Oo Resident: counter clockwise
    oO0Oo Resident: Cal.. did you intend orbital to be yours?
    Calvino Rabeni: yes
    oO0Oo Resident: OK, ty.. mine will be "undulating"
    Lucinda Lavender: "fragrance"
    Tess Aristocrat: unfolding
    Calvino Rabeni: "doggerel"
    oO0Oo Resident: "insights"
    Lucinda Lavender: "Shifting"
    Tess Aristocrat: interwoven
    Calvino Rabeni: weft
    oO0Oo Resident: "powerfully"

    Lucinda Lavender: "plays"
    Tess Aristocrat: laughs
    oO0Oo Resident: is that your final word Tess? "laughs"?
    Tess Aristocrat: well..yes
    oO0Oo Resident: :)

    Lunar Year of Water Dragon Divination

    Thank you.. I'm certainly open to trying this in manifold/alternative ways, if others have inspired ideas. :)
    Lucinda Lavender: That was fun...surprising how it develops even with one word
    Tess Aristocrat: yes
    Calvino Rabeni: Thanks .. the assemblage does have unity
    oO0Oo Resident: Yes.. calling forth some butterflies to join the chaos of 2012
    Calvino Rabeni: The Power of Chaos - http://www.well.com/~bbear/wheatley.html
    Calvino Rabeni: The opening quote is a favorite:

    About one lifetime ago, astronomer and physicist J.B.S. Haldane remarked,
    "The universe is not only queerer than we suppose, it is queerer than we can suppose."

    Calvino Rabeni: and I think the "can" is emphasized
    oO0Oo Resident: yes.. nice connection with the kind of mystical potential of poetry in that sense
    oO0Oo Resident: Time to walk the Ultimate Yellow Tess?
    Tess Aristocrat: well, I should be getting on toward my Monday...Have a good time you all. :)
    Tess Aristocrat: her name is Maggie
    Lucinda Lavender: bye Tess and thanks...
    oO0Oo Resident: May your Monday be not mundane :) tc
    Tess Aristocrat: ditto :)
    Lucinda Lavender: interesting link Cal...
    oO0Oo Resident: (((Maggie)))
    Calvino Rabeni: Fly well, Tess
    Lucinda Lavender: It speaks of more laughter in management!
    Lucinda Lavender: The basic building block of the whole universe...
    Calvino Rabeni: is (drum roll) ... Laughter?
    Calvino Rabeni: That makes a lot of sense, metaphorically!
    Lucinda Lavender: and that was the closing word in our poem
    Lucinda Lavender: Play and laugh
    Lucinda Lavender: how did you pull this out of your hat?!!
    Calvino Rabeni: Laughter does seem like the play of chaos in the human's emotional body
    Lucinda Lavender: brilliant
    oO0Oo Resident: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: at the end of the article is a bit about strange attractors...and orbits
    Calvino Rabeni:

    My hat fell off, blowing
    down the street, rolling
        like a tumbleweed
    My head looked after in green envy
    Doors rattled; head inclined
       the orbit of my hand was the larger


    oO0Oo Resident: That was a timely gust that blew your hat Cal
    Calvino Rabeni:
    Lucinda Lavender: Luci feeds cat
    oO0Oo Resident likes pondering , group patience, the unknown, play and laughter, and sparks thought of Jazz improvisation metaphor applied to economic management/meltdown/management
    oO0Oo Resident: a talk on TED.. anyone see that?
    Calvino Rabeni: No .. it reminds me of a guy .. who was it?
    Lucinda Lavender: sounds good
    oO0Oo Resident: I'll bring up the link for folks to look at in their time if they wish.. it's likely too long for now 16-18 minutes
    oO0Oo Resident: but
    Lucinda Lavender: in our spare time...
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    oO0Oo Resident: I liked the non-pushy, no mistakes, atuned listening messages
    Calvino Rabeni: copious spare time :)
    Lucinda Lavender: not said sarcastically
    Calvino Rabeni: ah thanks, that
    Calvino Rabeni: is good to know
    Lucinda Lavender: Sam what did you like...not sure I got it...
    oO0Oo Resident: .. 2 secs.. please...


    Calvino Rabeni: Meanwhile, a public service announcement:

    "The worst part of censorship is ... mmpgfffphfffh!"

    Aphrodite Macbain: lol
    Lucinda Lavender: :)))
    Lucinda Lavender: HI aph
    oO0Oo Resident: . Stefon Harris on how there are no mistakes in jazz -- if the rest of the band is open to new ideas: http://t.co/ooYIFzBE I liked the understatedness.. the lateralness of brilliance,  the trust in not knowing, the willingness to shine in the sacred present..
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Cinda
    oO0Oo Resident waves to Aphrodite
    Aphrodite Macbain: waves back to nobody special!
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    Lucinda Lavender: I will have to go soon...thanks for explaining Sam..
    Calvino Rabeni: That's great oO0Oo, it is exactly what I wished for earlier today, thanks :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: sorry I missed this
    Aphrodite Macbain: I will check the log
    Lucinda Lavender: must be the powerful interwoven weft
    Aphrodite Macbain: is that what you were all talking about?
    Aphrodite Macbain: wefts of steel
    Lucinda Lavender: wefts of whatever...
    Lucinda Lavender: we made a little poem...each just offering up one word
    Aphrodite Macbain: wafting wefts weave wearily
    Aphrodite Macbain: sorry that was 4
    Lucinda Lavender: well so long campers:)
    oO0Oo Resident: Thanks Luci.. enjoyed your poetry inspirations :) Deep rest when you do. :)

    Calvino Rabeni: Bye Cinda :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: By Luci
    Lucinda Lavender: thanks for me too restful and energizing... as well as
    Lucinda Lavender: inspiring...
    Aphrodite Macbain: I should go and post the log from the 1pm session
    oO0Oo Resident likes Luci's gradual departures.. they feel generous and comforting
    Calvino Rabeni: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye! bye
    Calvino Rabeni: Bye!
    oO0Oo Resident waves to Aph
    Lucinda Lavender: yes leaving a room...can go on for a long time
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: ha ha
    Lucinda Lavender: bfn...
    oO0Oo Resident: bfn
    Calvino Rabeni: Thanks both of you for the reminders .. they were synchronic, calibrated even ... :)
    oO0Oo Resident: Hats off indeed
    Calvino Rabeni intends to leave in the near future
    oO0Oo Resident: me interleaves
    Calvino Rabeni: Let's see, how is this done?
    oO0Oo Resident: progressively?
    Calvino Rabeni: wafting away
    oO0Oo Resident: ...ting.. ....way
    Calvino Rabeni:

    like a puff of smoke
    that was there
    a moment

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