2008.05.03 07:00 - The value of time

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    The guardian at this meeting was Pema Pera and the comments are his.  


    It had been a while since Autumn had visited us, and it was great to see her dropping in again. I was wondering about the fluid motions with which we moved around, but then I realized she had a skating AO enabled.

    Pema Pera: Hi Autumn!
    Pema Pera: welcome back here
    Autumn Quinnell: yes ty
    Pema Pera: ah, skates!
    Pema Pera: I wondered where those gentle motions came from
    Pema Pera: yes, I did some skating to in SL, several months ago

    At that moment, Autumn disappeared, but soon rezzed again.

    Pema Pera: welcome back Autumn!
    Autumn Quinnell: ;))
    Autumn Quinnell: crashing saturdays
    Autumn Quinnell: how are you?
    Pema Pera: fine!
    Pema Pera: just woke up in RL
    Autumn Quinnell: are you leaving for japan tomorrow
    Pema Pera: yes!
    Pema Pera: busy packing;>)
    Autumn Quinnell: u will have a great time!
    Autumn Quinnell: ;)
    Autumn Quinnell: i guess you and maya will see each other then
    Pema Pera: Hi Storm
    Pema Pera: Yes, Autumn, we will

    Storm stopped by, and commented on my hair. After a few days I had exchanged my mohawk punk version to an older hippy version with long copper colored hair down to my waste. The prim hair had quite an elegantly flowing motion, if I dare say so myself :-).

    Storm Nordwind: Hi guys
    Storm Nordwind: Whoa - far out man! :)
    Pema Pera: hahaha
    Pema Pera: I let my hair down, Storm
    Storm Nordwind: Hi Autumn
    Autumn Quinnell: hi Storm
    Pema Pera: Autumn, you know
    Pema Pera: yesterday morning I met Anan!
    Pema Pera: here in Rieul
    Pema Pera: in the large building that Storm put down for me
    Pema Pera: She was there teaching Japanese!
    Autumn Quinnell: oh yes Anan and i are friends
    Pema Pera: to Saron, who had been here too
    Storm Nordwind: very cool!
    Pema Pera: at this tea house
    Pema Pera: Storm, first usage I know of
    Pema Pera: of the Hall of Appearance
    Pema Pera: they were using voice
    Storm Nordwind: Excellent
    Pema Pera: very happy surprise to hear Japanese spoken
    Storm Nordwind: I can imagine
    Pema Pera: Saron is picking up quite a bit
    Storm Nordwind: My Japanese is very limited
    Storm Nordwind: But better than my Dutch
    Autumn Quinnell: oh well maya said japanese is hard to learn
    Pema Pera: it is
    Storm Nordwind: It can be hard
    Pema Pera: or better
    Pema Pera: it takes time
    Pema Pera: not hard
    Pema Pera: but takes time
    Pema Pera: you have to persevere
    Pema Pera: something I like trying to do ;>)
    Autumn Quinnell: ;)
    Storm Nordwind: An example to us all Pema!
    Pema Pera: haha

    We continued to talk about various topics, and the conversation came
    to the way in which it seems easier and faster to fall for someone in
    SL than in RL. Storm recounted some of his earlier experiences.

    Storm Nordwind remembers having this problem on SL.
    Storm Nordwind: That is one reason for keeping my head shaved now!
    Autumn Quinnell: lol
    Autumn Quinnell: Hoooo!
    Autumn Quinnell: lol
    Pema Pera wondering what will happen now with his loooong hair . . . . .
    Storm Nordwind thinks Pema would look at home in certain Amsterdam coffee houses and bars
    Pema Pera nods
    Storm Nordwind: It happened to me a LOT
    Autumn Quinnell: tell me Storm
    Storm Nordwind: There was a phase here on SL 18 months ago when I had a whole string of people falling in love with me.
    Storm Nordwind: This was real stuff too
    Storm Nordwind: Not just pretend
    Storm Nordwind: People sening me RL photos and addresses
    Storm Nordwind: And all because I give myself to everyone whom I talk too
    Storm Nordwind: People are just not used to someone who likes to get to know them
    Storm Nordwind: It is like the person who just listens to someone
    Storm Nordwind: And then that person says they are a great conversationalist!
    Storm Nordwind: I helped people to discover themselves
    Storm Nordwind: and they felt really good
    Storm Nordwind: BUT…
    Storm Nordwind: what happened was…
    Storm Nordwind: they associated that feeling good whith me
    Storm Nordwind: just because I had helped them to rediscover their true potential
    Storm Nordwind: What do you do when this happens?
    Storm Nordwind: Well…
    Storm Nordwind: It is difficult
    Storm Nordwind: But most of all…
    Storm Nordwind: You have to continue to be true to yourself
    Storm Nordwind: And perhaps you can help people see that too
    Storm Nordwind: I have something I believe in with any relationship…
    Storm Nordwind: and that is complete openness and complete honesty
    Storm Nordwind: in other words:
    Storm Nordwind: no lies and no secrets
    Storm Nordwind: very hard to do
    Storm Nordwind: most people say No Lies is ok
    Storm Nordwind: But they stop when I suggest No secrets!
    Storm Nordwind: The things is that you cannot - CANNOT - steal someone’s time
    Storm Nordwind: If someone stole money from me, I could get more
    Storm Nordwind: If someone stole possessions from me, I could get more
    Storm Nordwind: But if someone steals time from me, I can NEVER get it back
    Storm Nordwind: And they cnnot give it back to me either.
    Storm Nordwind: So you must be firm and honest with these people
    Storm Nordwind: Because it will waste their time
    Storm Nordwind: and if you let them believe that you are interested even in a very small way
    Storm Nordwind: they will waste their time
    Storm Nordwind: and you will be stealing it from them
    Storm Nordwind: Does that make any sense?
    Autumn Quinnell: wow yes it sure does
    Autumn Quinnell: thanks soooo much!!
    Storm Nordwind: You are most welcome my friend :)

    Just at that point Types walked by. This time he was in his elegant looking human warrior form.

    Types Sideways: hi everyone
    Pema Pera: Hi Types!
    Autumn Quinnell: hi Tupes
    Pema Pera: Types
    Storm Nordwind: Hi Types
    Autumn Quinnell: types
    Pema Pera: Types typo
    Types Sideways: LOL
    Storm Nordwind: You are once again in noble form
    Types Sideways: tubes is good
    Autumn Quinnell: lol
    Types Sideways: oh yeah
    Autumn Quinnell: k
    Types Sideways: noble?
    Types Sideways: human?
    Types Sideways: does noble = human?
    Storm Nordwind: In the guise of one who knows what it is like to be human
    Types Sideways: LOL
    Storm Nordwind: That is rare enough to be a noble thing
    Types Sideways: ahh
    Autumn Quinnell: i have lots to learn
    Autumn Quinnell: ;)
    Types Sideways: I have lots to unlearn
    Storm Nordwind nods to both
    Autumn Quinnell: O —funny
    Types Sideways: is that a scate board Autumn?
    Autumn Quinnell: no
    Autumn Quinnell: roller skates
    Autumn Quinnell: heheheee
    Types Sideways: ahh
    Autumn Quinnell: easier than walking
    Types Sideways: cool

    The conversation again acquired a more serious slant.

    Storm Nordwind: You can change you. In fact that is the only thing you can change
    Storm Nordwind: You cannot guarantee to change the way that other people see you
    Storm Nordwind: If you are happy with that, then that’s OK - just change yourself
    Storm Nordwind: You’d be surprised
    Storm Nordwind: If you are doing something good for good reasons, you will get lots of help
    Types Sideways: then the world helps
    Autumn Quinnell: true
    Autumn Quinnell: this is my fav title
    Autumn Quinnell: heheeee
    Autumn Quinnell: always learning –that is me
    Storm Nordwind: The day I stop learning is the same day they can nail me in a box
    Types Sideways: how do you keep lighting up?
    Autumn Quinnell: oh a cloud gift
    Types Sideways: oh
    Storm Nordwind: Autumn is gifted :)
    Autumn Quinnell: not really
    Autumn Quinnell: dum
    Types Sideways: magic?
    Storm Nordwind cannot easily believe that
    Autumn Quinnell: yes i love magic
    Types Sideways: wonderful
    Autumn Quinnell: Storm you are VERY wise
    Autumn Quinnell: i listened and will follow your way of thinking
    Autumn Quinnell: makes complete sense
    Storm Nordwind: Autumn I am honoured if I can make a small difference. To see a friend smile more is a great reward
    Types Sideways: speaking of storm, wheres the rain?
    Storm Nordwind: rain on
    Autumn Quinnell: yes we need rain for my gardens
    Pema Pera: perhaps a balloon ride may be a fun!
    Pema Pera: Autumn, have you seen Storm’s balloon?
    Pema Pera: with gondola?
    Autumn Quinnell: No
    Types Sideways: I heard he made one

    While talking, we walked over to where Storm had parked another balloon.

    Autumn Quinnell: O ,,,is that it?
    Pema Pera: yesterday night we tried it out again, Storm
    Pema Pera: Genesis came over
    Autumn Quinnell: wow
    Pema Pera: so I showed the balloon
    Autumn Quinnell: i hear rain
    Autumn Quinnell: how wonderful ;))))
    Types Sideways: are you turning into a hippy Pema?
    Storm Nordwind: Which route did you take? It has two now
    Pema Pera: the default one
    Storm Nordwind: I wonder if four of us would fit in?
    Pema Pera: sure
    Pema Pera: let’s try!
    Storm Nordwind: I have only tried with 2 so far
    Autumn Quinnell: oh that would be fun to try!
    Pema Pera: I’m all for experimentation
    Pema Pera: yeah!!!
    Types Sideways: you go ahead with three
    Types Sideways: Im wandering
    Storm Nordwind: Sure. Let us walk over to the launch point
    Pema Pera: just look up at us and wave, Types!
    Types Sideways: ok
    Autumn Quinnell: heheheheee
    Types Sideways: cant trust long hairs

    Said he, with wise grey hair at least as long as mine :-).

    Storm Nordwind smiles
    Pema Pera: hahaha
    Storm Nordwind: See you later Types
    Pema Pera: good to let your hair down Types
    Storm Nordwind: Follow me the two of you
    Types Sideways: soon I hope
    Pema Pera: c u !
    Types Sideways: bye
    Storm Nordwind: This way Autumn
    Types Sideways: they are over here Autumn
    Storm Nordwind: Please take a seat
    Types Sideways: wow
    Types Sideways: is it always here now?
    Storm Nordwind: Yes
    Storm Nordwind: There are two routes
    Storm Nordwind: I will add more
    Autumn Quinnell: sorry i ran innto you pema
    Types Sideways: :)
    Pema Pera: hahaha
    Storm Nordwind: Hmmm… that might need fixing!

    No matter how often we tried, after two people were seated in the gondola, the third person trying to sit would wind up in the lap of one of the already seated persons.

    Pema Pera: haha
    Autumn Quinnell: chat lag
    Autumn Quinnell: heheheee
    Storm Nordwind: perhaps two only for now
    Pema Pera: okay
    Autumn Quinnell: i in this ballon myself!
    Storm Nordwind: Types are you sure you don’t want a go?
    Types Sideways: no thanks
    Storm Nordwind: k
    Storm Nordwind: then we will go for a brief trip around the gardens
    Pema Pera: I would have said many things that Storm said
    Pema Pera: but he said it ;>)
    Autumn Quinnell: kk
    Autumn Quinnell: kewl
    Storm Nordwind bows to the wisdom of a friend
    Pema Pera: Storm, did you see I got rid of an ad tower?
    Storm Nordwind: Not yet but I got your message
    Pema Pera: i’ve been wheeling and dealing ;.)
    Storm Nordwind: we’ll be back in 5 minutes and then fly back to the tea house
    Pema Pera: okay!
    Pema Pera: Actually I have to go now
    Pema Pera: RL meeting soon
    Storm Nordwind: See you at noon SLT?
    Autumn Quinnell: O ,,,kk pema
    Pema Pera: see you all before long here!
    Autumn Quinnell: thanks for seeing me
    Autumn Quinnell: and all else
    Balloon whispers: Welcome to the Temple Tours balloon.
    Types Sideways: see you storm Autumn
    Pema Pera: I may or may not make the noon party Storm
    Balloon whispers: This is a short introductory tour around the Kuan Kin terraces.
    Balloon whispers: Please remain seated during the tour.
    Balloon whispers: In case of emergency, please follow the safety guidelines.
    Balloon whispers: Please ensure you are sitting comfortably and prepare for launch
    Pema Pera: will see
    Balloon whispers: First we will fly towards the terraces
    Pema Pera: bye now!
    Types Sideways: whoo hoo
    Autumn Quinnell: bye types
    Autumn Quinnell: bye pema
    Pema Pera: bye Autumn!
    Pema Pera: See you Types!

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