2012.03.04 13:00 - A Thing of Beauty

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Bruce Mowbray. The comments and photo are by Bruce Mowbray.

    Korel Laloix: Hyea
    Korel Laloix: Heya
    Bruce Mowbray: Peace to thee, Korel.


    Korel Laloix: wado....
    Korel Laloix: What you up to today?
    Bruce Mowbray: So many things . . .
    Korel Laloix: That a good or a bad busy?
    Bruce Mowbray: I watched the movie "The 500 Days of Summer" for the third time...
    Bruce Mowbray: and I read a few long poems by John Keats. . .
    Korel Laloix: Not seen that one.
    Bruce Mowbray: and. . .
    Korel Laloix: What about?
    Bruce Mowbray: can't remember what else.
    Korel Laloix: I don't know that Poet.
    Bruce Mowbray: What about what about?
    Bruce Mowbray: John Keats?
    Korel Laloix: Been doing gardening.
    Korel Laloix: Yes.
    Korel Laloix: Looking up.
    Bruce Mowbray: Well, do you know the line "A thing of beauty is a joy forever"?
    Korel Laloix: No.... sorry.
    Bruce Mowbray: should have typed, JOHN Keats, sry.
    Bruce Mowbray: Keats died when he was only 25. . .
    Bruce Mowbray: leaving some wonderful poetry . . .
    Bruce Mowbray: and oh my. . .
    Korel Laloix: wow... my age.
    Bruce Mowbray: what a sense of wonder, nature, beauty, love. . . he had.
    Korel Laloix: Poetry has never been a big thing for me..
    Bruce Mowbray: There's a wonderful movie (biographic) about him: "Bright Star."
    Korel Laloix: But then I never had a literature class that I thought was worth anything.
    Bruce Mowbray: I watched it two days ago.
    Bruce Mowbray: ahhhhh!
    Bruce Mowbray: What makes anything "worth" anything, if I might curiously ask?
    Korel Laloix: I like some of EA Poe.
    Korel Laloix: A class that I get something out of most days.
    Bruce Mowbray: the tintinnabulation of the bells, per chance?
    Korel Laloix: Yes... that was at least interesting.
    Bruce Mowbray: or the raven quothing the same word?
    Korel Laloix: "The Raven" is interesting.
    Korel Laloix: Yes.
    Bruce Mowbray: How so?
    Bruce Mowbray: I also find it interesting btw.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Bruce, Korel
    Korel Laloix: I checked out someone reading it from the library... and it really painted a picture.
    Korel Laloix: Heya.
    Bruce Mowbray: Hi, Aph!
    Aphrodite Macbain: what have you been reading?
    Korel Laloix: I think it was ee cummings reading Poe.
    Bruce Mowbray: A picture of the lost Lenore. . .
    Bruce Mowbray: and the grief of the abandoned lover....?
    Aphrodite Macbain: ah- the lady of Shallott
    Korel Laloix: I found him interesting because he annoyed a lot of people.
    Bruce Mowbray: e.e. cummings was once my favorite poet.
    Korel Laloix: I have written two poems... think you have seen them both.
    Bruce Mowbray: He sure did!
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes- you like annoying people don't you Kori :-)
    Bruce Mowbray: So, annoying people makes a poem worthwhile -- or a life worthwhile?
    Korel Laloix: Not really... it just seems a natural tendency... smiles
    Aphrodite Macbain: Nice hat Bruce- must keep the sun off
    Bruce Mowbray: This is my new Amish hat, thank you.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Meant to keep the blazing sun off
    Korel Laloix: I just found most poetry in my classes to be petty and meaningless.
    Aphrodite Macbain: You get to like poetry as you get familiar with it
    Bruce Mowbray: Actually, I think it's more of a cultural thing -- I mean, Amish folks wear them even when the sun's not out.
    Korel Laloix: Seems to be the opposite for me... but I am willing to say that maybe I have not been exposed to good stuff.
    Aphrodite Macbain: I found that memorizing poems helped me appreciate them- if they were good poems to begin with
    Bruce Mowbray listens to more from Aph about poetry.
    Korel Laloix: It seems that to be called a classic, and worth study in classes... it has be uninteresting.
    Aphrodite Macbain: They stayed with me for a long time, and I was able to recall some of the phrases and enjoy playing them in my mind.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Shakespeare and Milton come to mind
    Bruce Mowbray: Yes, Aph. . . I still remember -- and am comforted by -- poems I memorized when I was in the 8th grade.
    Korel Laloix: I did enjoy the Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner.
    Korel Laloix: Not sure who wrote that.
    Bruce Mowbray: Samuel Coleridge.
    Aphrodite Macbain: YES! Me too
    Aphrodite Macbain: Thomas Coleridge
    Korel Laloix: OK.. no idea.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Great tale told well
    Bruce Mowbray: It was, perhaps, his ONE great poem.
    Korel Laloix: One of my exes loved to read me poetry... and that was lovely as it was not in English.
    Aphrodite Macbain: I would love to read your poetry Korel
    Korel Laloix: So it was more just the sound.
    Bruce Mowbray: Coleridge was very busy trying to get Wordsworth to write poems according to his (Coleridge's) ideas of what poems should be.
    Aphrodite Macbain: smiles
    Korel Laloix: I passed out the only two poems I have ever written in here.
    Bruce Mowbray: I just looked up my all-time favorite e.e. cummings poem.
    Korel Laloix: One evidently really annoyed a lot of folks.... lol
    Bruce Mowbray: Can you show us copies of your poems, Korel?
    Aphrodite Macbain: I have to go and eat lunch right now - I have been helping my friend Geznus deal with identity theft in SL. Wol has been a great help
    Bruce Mowbray: kk.
    Bruce Mowbray: Bye for now, Aph.
    Korel Laloix: ok
    Korel Laloix: Let me find again.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Didddn't know one's identity could be stolen in SL
    Bruce Mowbray waits.
    Bruce Mowbray: (but not for identity theft).
    Korel Laloix: You saw that one.
    Korel Laloix: Not sure I have the other one in Korel.
    Korel Laloix: Might have to check into Freud.
    Korel Laloix: I do have to say, reading that gets me worked up.


    Korel Laloix: Anyone know a Kaftash Resident?
    Korel Laloix: OK.. back to the garden....
    Korel Laloix: Take care all.
    Korel Laloix: I will find that other poem and send it your way...
    Bruce Mowbray: I've been reading the poetry of John Keats today, Aph.
    Aphrodite Macbain: smiles
    Bruce Mowbray: His poems are, indeed, things of beauty - and a joy forever.
    Bruce Mowbray: At my ripe (over-ripe) old age, I am finally mature enough to read the poems of a man who died when he was only 25.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Sometimes it takes a while for us to mature and become a fertile ground
    Aphrodite Macbain: for understanding
    Bruce Mowbray: The soul is like fine wine. . . .
    Aphrodite Macbain: I notice the older I get the more developed my senses get and the richness of enjoyment
    Bruce Mowbray: indeed. . .
    Aphrodite Macbain: speaking of which - I'm still making lunch
    Aphrodite Macbain: brb
    Bruce Mowbray: kk.


    Aphrodite Macbain: lol
    Bruce Mowbray: ;-)
    Bruce Mowbray: Did you get your lunch made yet?
    Aphrodite Macbain: OK here I am. Sausage, kale, mushrooms, potato
    Aphrodite Macbain: mustard
    Bruce Mowbray: great -- I was a bit worried that I'd not invited you to join me for a steak dinner....

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    Aphrodite Macbain: smiles
    Aphrodite Macbain: has Kori left?
    Bruce Mowbray: Did you know that the Amish have no food restrictions?
    Bruce Mowbray: Yes, Kori left a while ago.
    Bruce Mowbray: She is gardening.
    Aphrodite Macbain: that's one big slab of meat!
    Aphrodite Macbain: R you sure you should eat all that?
    Bruce Mowbray: Well, I've been out plowing with the horses, you know... built up a big appetite.
    Aphrodite Macbain: of course
    Aphrodite Macbain: what are you planting?
    Bruce Mowbray: Planting food for the neighbors, of course.
    Aphrodite Macbain: do that again and I'll take a pic
    Bruce Mowbray: got it?
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes
    Bruce Mowbray: I should really give you a screen save program....
    Bruce Mowbray: SnagIt is the one I use...
    Bruce Mowbray: and it is great.
    Bruce Mowbray: One does not have to depend on SL's camera, in that case.
    Aphrodite Macbain: I would LOVE a screen save program. I have a photograph in my textures that I want to print and can't
    Aphrodite Macbain: Is it hard to use?
    Bruce Mowbray: kk. I you will have one before the sun sets on Victoria. . . errrr, on Vancouver, either.
    Bruce Mowbray: Very easy to use.
    Bruce Mowbray: and you can put in printed material, and arrows of all sorts, and more....
    Aphrodite Macbain: thanks that's wonderful.  I have tried to use the Prnt Scn function on my keyboard and ca'nt
    Bruce Mowbray: AHHHH! Lovely photo, Aph!
    Bruce Mowbray: thanks!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Maybe you can walk me through it the first time
    Bruce Mowbray: I'd be more than delighted to walk you through it.
    Aphrodite Macbain: smiles
    Bruce Mowbray: I've used it for years -- and really love the program.


    Aphrodite Macbain: How are you feeling these days? How's your throat and yr swallowing?
    Aphrodite Macbain: Here's some orange juice to go with that
    Bruce Mowbray: Swallowing is much better today -- obviously !! (am able to eat all these steaks!)
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    Bruce Mowbray: but my left shoulder is really sore --
    Bruce Mowbray: throat is fine, though.
    Aphrodite Macbain: The muscles must have been stretched and weakened
    Aphrodite Macbain: why your left shoulder?
    Bruce Mowbray: Yes, but we're over a week since the surgery now - so things are getting better.
    Bruce Mowbray: Must have slept on it wrong.
    Bruce Mowbray: just sore, that's all.
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh
    Aphrodite Macbain: k
    Aphrodite Macbain: Have you ever read Tristam Shandy?
    Bruce Mowbray: I am going to take a photo of us now.
    Bruce Mowbray: Yes, I have.
    Bruce Mowbray: That was Thos. Jefferson's favorite work of fiction.
    Aphrodite Macbain: I went to a discussion group this a.m. about it
    Bruce Mowbray: really?
    Bruce Mowbray: Please say more!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Very critical about 18th century society
    Bruce Mowbray: oh yes!
    Aphrodite Macbain: You may like to join
    Bruce Mowbray: Oh! You mean in SL???
    Aphrodite Macbain: It's in a 18th c rp site I can show you where I have met some really nice people- including 2 women from Vancouver
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes SL
    Bruce Mowbray: Wow!
    Aphrodite Macbain: This afternoon we are going to talk about the Marriage of Figaro - they will be putting on a performance soon
    Bruce Mowbray: I watched part of that opera on PBS this week.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Did you? I must have missed it
    Bruce Mowbray: It was on Live from Lincoln Center... (Thursday night, I think.)
    Aphrodite Macbain: This will be the read - not sung - version
    Aphrodite Macbain: translated into English
    Bruce Mowbray: Oh my!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Live at the Met- we get wonderful broadcasts every Saturday or Sunday
    Bruce Mowbray: kk. Hmmmm. . . .
    Bruce Mowbray wonders whether they would do it "live" twice in the same week....
    Bruce Mowbray: I need to be gone. . . (cows to milk, fields to plow, etc.)
    Bruce Mowbray: so, I'll get that program off to you...
    Bruce Mowbray: and Be thee well.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Thanks Bruce
    Bruce Mowbray: Peace be with thee.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Peace to you too

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