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    I met with Bleu at her lovely house overlooking the coastal plain and sea.

    Adams Rubble: You are my first interview since returning to the Chronicles. You have been a guardian for just over a year now; of course, you have been in Kira for a longer time with Spirit of the Senses.
    Adams Rubble: I want to start out with a question about how your life might have changed after a year and some change in PaB. What do you think is the most important change?
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): hmmm
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): I've learned how to express myself better
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): both in text and in art
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): also the 90sec practice
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): has become part of my life
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): I love the conversation that takes place in PaB
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): change?
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): probably feel more comfortable
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): initially didn't know how to express myself
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): meeting others with a mix of perspectives has been great
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): we meet a lot of people with the salons in RL
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): have had many many many great conversations
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): PaB has allowed me to think about all that
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): and talk about my personal feelings in a very nice way
    Adams Rubble: It is interesting how it seems so natural to talk about our personal feelings even though it is a public forum :)
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): yes, exactly
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): careful always not to say anything I would regret later though
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): knowing it's recorded
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): actually that's a good thing
    Adams Rubble: I agree
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): has taught me to be very respectful of others

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    We Settled Right in

    Adams Rubble: Let's talk about Spirit of the Senses for a bit. I am in awe of your ability to organize events. How long have you been doing this in RL?
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): 28 years
    Adams Rubble: wow
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): with at least 12 - 15 salons every month
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): plus our trips
    Adams Rubble: yes I saw how many salons were planned for March and April. However do you manage that?
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): that's a lot of talking!!
    Adams Rubble: hehe
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): it's a lifestyle really
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): we live it
    Adams Rubble: it is nice to do things one loves
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): yes, feel very fortunate
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): also gives me time to pursue my art

    Adams Rubble: Are you planning more Spirit of the Senses events in Second Life?
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): yes, was just thinking about that
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): will start up again soon
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): I've loved the sl salons
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): met a lot of nice people
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): talented people
    Adams Rubble nods
    Adams Rubble: The session in SL Japan was really wonderful
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): oh yes that was fun
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): Almond was so nice to help us set that up
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): lovely
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): have you looked at our SL web page?
    Adams Rubble: yes
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): great
    Adams Rubble: It is a nice website
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): thank you .... has evolved over the years

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    Adams Rubble: I have been dying to talk to you about art. You once said something to the effect that you did not see art from a spiritual perspective but from a scientific perspective. Do I have that right?
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): I don't remember saying that
    Adams Rubble: I hope I did not dream it :)
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): although the word "spiritual" has many meanings for different people
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): possible I forgot :))
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): I use my art to express my ideas
    Adams Rubble: I ask because art is often a spiritual experience for me
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): so I wouldn't say it's from a scientific perspective
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): ah ok
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): do you create art?
    Adams Rubble: no, not really
    Adams Rubble: I like to take photographs
    Adams Rubble: I have never considered them art per se
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): btw, I love your Art of Being piece
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): very nice
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): how do you think your art is spiritual?
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Adams Rubble: I am supposed to interview you-giggles
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): oops, sorry
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): used to being the interviewer :)
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): blushes
    Adams Rubble: Other than architecture I am drawn to art which maybe has more spiritual content
    Adams Rubble: even space can be spiritual to me
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): ah ok .... more in art appreciation
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): seeing the spiritual in art
    Adams Rubble: looking at art is appreciation
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): yes
    Adams Rubble: For me, more contemporary art is a different kind of experience
    Adams Rubble: more of a gut experience
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): I love all kinds of art
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): but lean towards contemporary art
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): my own art is contemporary
    Adams Rubble: yes :)

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    Bleu (bleu.oleander): I love "wearing" art in SL
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): designing my avatar using art
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): feels very personal
    Adams Rubble: you have done some wonderful avatars :)
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): ty :)
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): what I'm wearing today is made from a photo of the PaB fountain
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): hehe
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): get inspired everywhere :)
    Adams Rubble: great reminder :)
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): yes
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): I also love bringing textures into SL
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): most of the textures on my property I have made
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): very personal
    Adams Rubble: yes
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): I've learned a lot about building and textures
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): and have gotten much better at photoshop :)
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): aspires to be a good as Storm :))
    Adams Rubble: Photoshop is an amazing tool
    Adams Rubble: and Storm an quite a builder :)
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): yes, have learned a lot from him! even today, he taught me something :)
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): so much to learn and experiment with!
    Adams Rubble: Storm gave me my first building lessons too
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): I'm sure he's taught many
    Adams Rubble nods
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): very generous
    Adams Rubble nods again
    Adams Rubble: You have been generous too
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): I try to give back

    Adams Rubble: Your Art as Being Sessions have generated a good bit of activity
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): yes, it's been very rewarding and fun
    Adams Rubble: It has added life to the village
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): yes !!
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): the party sounds like it will be fun!

    Adams Rubble: What question should have asked you?
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): hmmm
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): maybe what other areas of interest do I have in SL?
    Adams Rubble: sounds like a good one :)
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): ok let's go with that ...
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): one area is concepts of self and embodiment
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): have read a lot about self, and how we relate to our avatars
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): I love feeling how different avatars make me feel
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): and how my avatars can teach me about myself
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): it's been an interesting conversation
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): we have an interest in neuroscience in our RL salons
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): and have pursued some fabulous people and have had some great conversations
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): actually meeting Piet at the Institute when we met you :)
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): started us on this path
    Adams Rubble: that was a nice surprise to find you all there
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): to get into SL
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): yes, wonderful meeting you and Pema/Piet
    Adams Rubble: It was the same day I met Fael in RL
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): yes, Fael too
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): oh, you just met then also?
    Adams Rubble: yes
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): nice
    Adams Rubble: Fael was with Pema in Princeton
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): ah ok
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): would never have predicted that I would be here today talking with you in my SL house :)
    Adams Rubble: yes!!!
    Adams Rubble: I also have learned much from my avatars
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): yes, I'm sure
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): it's fun to have alts
    Adams Rubble: Looking at ourselves from a different perspective
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): but keep coming back to Bleu
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Adams Rubble: It seems our originals usually become our favorites
    Adams Rubble: for most people
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): yes!
    Adams Rubble: You mentioned neuroscience
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): yes
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): we've had a number of great trips
    Adams Rubble: do you feel your avatars have opened up a different part of your brain?
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): conversations
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): not really a different part
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): have shown me how flexible our brains are
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): how our sense of self is moveable
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): and changing
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): we have many "selves"
    Adams Rubble: yes
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): we've met some of the top neuroscientists in the country
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): and it's facsinating to hear about what they are working on
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): research is coming very fast these days
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): time is another subject
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): so I love that Pema has the time sessions
    Adams Rubble nods
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): and also cosmology
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): and physics
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): lots of new research
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): fun to explore
    Adams Rubble: we live in exciting times :)
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): yes definitely

    Adams Rubble: do any of the neuroscientists have avatars?
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): not that I know of
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): would be fun though
    Adams Rubble: yes
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): to have them do an SL salon
    Adams Rubble: they will someday :)
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): hehe
    Adams Rubble: have avatars that is
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): yes
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): we get inspired everyday
    Adams Rubble: I have had interesting memory experiences
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): which is what I love about what we do
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): yes?
    Adams Rubble: Not being able to find something in RL while one of my avatars is active
    Adams Rubble: then switching avatars and knowing exactly where it is
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): oh funny
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): like a split mind
    Adams Rubble: yes in a way, memory residing some place along with the avatar
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): :)
    Adams Rubble waiting for someone who knows this stuff to get an avatar. hehe
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): exactly
    Adams Rubble: or two or three
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): hehe

    At that point I ended the conversation but Bleu had one more comment:

    Bleu (bleu.oleander) trying to resist asking YOU some questions :)
    Bleu (bleu.oleander): it's fun talking about SL

    We chatted a bit longer and I hope I answered Bleu’s questions

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