2008.05.27 01:00 - Prince Hotaru

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    The Guardian for this session was Pema and the comments are his.

    At 1 am sharp, both Hotaru and I arrived at the tea house.

    Hotaru Myoo: Hi Pema
    Pema Pera: Hiya Hotaru!
    Hotaru Myoo: Ou zabutan are bubbles this morning
    Pema Pera: yes, slow rezzing
    Pema Pera: a type of zabutan Ruthing :-)
    Hotaru Myoo: haha
    Hotaru Myoo: sit on them and watch ‘em flatten
    Hotaru Myoo: haha
    Pema Pera: beautiful wings again, how may pairs do you have ?!?
    Hotaru Myoo: that’s great
    Hotaru Myoo: countless
    Hotaru Myoo: ty
    Pema Pera: do you sometimes go wild and have one wing with one color and one wing with another?
    Hotaru Myoo: have I ever told you the story behind the wings?
    Pema Pera: no
    Hotaru Myoo: no
    Pema Pera is all ears
    Hotaru Myoo: hmm
    Hotaru Myoo: I am not too asymmetrical
    Hotaru Myoo: I prefer balance and harmony in such matters
    Hotaru Myoo: no dukka
    Pema Pera: sure, me too, but there can be exceptions to anything — going wild sometimes . . . .
    Hotaru Myoo: or as little dukka as possible
    Hotaru Myoo: haha
    Pema Pera: so can you wing your story?
    Hotaru Myoo: toga toga toga

    Hotaru began her story.

    Hotaru Myoo: well…it has several layers of meaning ..
    Hotaru Myoo: for me
    Hotaru Myoo: there is the spiritual side
    Hotaru Myoo: I started flying aircraft in order to get closer to god
    Hotaru Myoo: (have had some mid air attemps at finding God too…)
    Hotaru Myoo: yikes
    Pema Pera: hohoho
    Hotaru Myoo: so that is one level
    Hotaru Myoo: and the fact that I do fly
    Hotaru Myoo: that’s another
    Hotaru Myoo: but I also look at what the butterfly is trying to teach
    Hotaru Myoo: the never-ending cycle of transformation
    Hotaru Myoo: the egg stage- Is this just a thought or idea?
    Hotaru Myoo: the larva stage- do I need to make a decision
    Hotaru Myoo: the cocoon stage- am I developing or doing something to make my idea a reality?
    Hotaru Myoo: the birth stage- am I sharing a completed idea?
    Hotaru Myoo: it’s like being in touch with the being
    Hotaru Myoo: the doing
    Hotaru Myoo: when I understand where I am on the ontinuum…
    Hotaru Myoo: continuum… the symbol can help direct me what I need to do next on the spiral…
    Hotaru Myoo: of self-transformation
    Pema Pera: That’s a wonderful story, Hotaru . . . . worthy of a poem or essay or short story . . . .
    Pema Pera: And I take it that the fire fly image is related to the butterfly inspiration?
    Hotaru Myoo: ya…
    Hotaru Myoo: the energy
    Hotaru Myoo: the light

    I had brought in the meaning of `hotaru’, firefly in Japanese.

    Pema Pera: What strikes me always about fire flies is the complete silence in which they switch their glow on and off . . . .
    Hotaru Myoo: the perpetuation of such
    Pema Pera: no buzzing, no sounds of hovering . . . .
    Pema Pera: just the silence of the night . . . .
    Hotaru Myoo: ah
    Pema Pera: and the unexpected switching on . . . and equally unexpected switching off . . . .
    Hotaru Myoo: I like that …
    Pema Pera: and the way they wink to each other
    Pema Pera: silently
    Hotaru Myoo: like our being
    Pema Pera: pretty much like the way we are texting here
    Hotaru Myoo: yes
    Pema Pera: across oceans
    Pema Pera: little glimmers
    Pema Pera: yet visible to each other
    Hotaru Myoo: winking computer parts
    Pema Pera: bit for bit
    Hotaru Myoo: it’s like using the air
    Hotaru Myoo: or mental powers
    Pema Pera: and lag seems part of the life of fire flies . . . doesn’t change the patterns . . .
    Pema Pera: no hurry . . .
    Hotaru Myoo: done with so much ease
    Pema Pera: fine to glow fine to wait . . . .
    Hotaru Myoo: helps build clarity
    Hotaru Myoo: to organize our undertaking
    Hotaru Myoo: it’s an incredible freedom
    Hotaru Myoo: the possibility of change
    Hotaru Myoo: it represents courage
    Hotaru Myoo: stretching out to new realities
    Hotaru Myoo: hmmm
    Hotaru Myoo: expanding too
    Hotaru Myoo: ?
    Hotaru Myoo: lots o gas…:)
    Pema Pera: haha, yes
    Pema Pera: switching
    Pema Pera: changing
    Pema Pera: metamorphosis
    Hotaru Myoo: tick tock
    Pema Pera: reminders of impermanence
    Hotaru Myoo: yes!
    Pema Pera: but a kind of impermance that implies
    Pema Pera: never having been solidly real
    Pema Pera: not coming and going
    Pema Pera: but never having come
    Pema Pera: never having gone
    Pema Pera: yet being
    Hotaru Myoo: always in constant flux
    Hotaru Myoo: blinking
    Hotaru Myoo: breathing
    Hotaru Myoo: sine/cosine
    Hotaru Myoo: so simple
    Hotaru Myoo: basic
    Pema Pera: yes
    Hotaru Myoo: blink
    Pema Pera: yes

    An imagine popped up in my mind, from the world’s oldest novel.

    Pema Pera: do you know the story about fire flies in the tale of Genji?
    Hotaru Myoo: jeez..
    Hotaru Myoo: I just read it for the second time last fall…
    Hotaru Myoo: and I can’t say that I do…:)
    Hotaru Myoo: duh…
    Hotaru Myoo listens
    Hotaru Myoo: (how could I have missed that?)
    Pema Pera: Genji has a bag in which he has let someone put a large number of fireflies
    Pema Pera: I don’t remember many details
    Hotaru Myoo grabs her copy
    Pema Pera: but he lets a prince, prince Hotaru (hence the name), come to visit a woman
    Pema Pera: and it was at night, and the woman could not be seen
    Pema Pera: normally speech was through a screen
    Hotaru Myoo: haha
    Pema Pera: and as I said I forgot the details
    Hotaru Myoo: just like right now
    Pema Pera: but you can guess
    Pema Pera: at some point Genji opened the bag
    Pema Pera: and the fireflies were out of the bag
    Pema Pera: with a different effect than the cat out of the bag :-)
    Hotaru Myoo: haha
    Pema Pera: let me see, Google must help here
    Pema Pera: fire flies genji
    Pema Pera: should do
    Pema Pera: http://www.globusz.com/ebooks/Genji/00000036.htm
    Pema Pera: yup!

    Google certainly is a great help in these situations.

    Pema Pera: Suddenly, some six or seven feet away, there was a flash of light — and such beauty as was revealed in it! Darkness was quickly restored, but the brief glimpse he had had was the sort of thing that makes for romance. The figure at the curtains may have been indistinct but it most certainly was slim and tall and graceful.
    Hotaru Myoo is gotta give up her wireless laptop and get a faster setup
    Pema Pera: ah, the poems they exchange fit with our conversation! Isn’t that nice! Here is the first one
    Pema Pera: “You put out this silent fire to no avail. Can you extinguish the fire in the human heart?
    Pema Pera: and in response:
    Pema Pera: “The firefly but burns and makes no comment. Silence sometimes tells of deeper thoughts.”
    Hotaru Myoo: wow
    Pema Pera: it seems that 1 am meetings in SL hark back to nightly meetings in earlier days . . . . .
    Pema Pera: even with just one fire fly
    Pema Pera: lighting herself :-)
    Hotaru Myoo blushes
    Pema Pera: hahaha
    Pema Pera: my astronomy room mate wonders why I am laughing out loud
    Pema Pera: and looks puzzled at my screen
    Hotaru Myoo: lol
    Pema Pera: noticing this is not the virtual astronomy meeting room that I had mentioned to him
    Pema Pera: it is 5:30 pm here in Tokyo
    Pema Pera: so many layers of reality . . . .
    Hotaru Myoo: time for dinner!
    Pema Pera: yup, it is!
    Pema Pera: And how wonderful musing here with you!
    Hotaru Myoo: well this has been delightful
    Pema Pera: thanks for stopping by
    Hotaru Myoo: thanks for Being
    Hotaru Myoo: thanks for Playing
    Pema Pera: thanks for Playing
    Pema Pera: hahaha
    Pema Pera: you drew more quickly
    Pema Pera: this time
    Hotaru Myoo: have a great evening!
    Pema Pera: you sleep well, happy dreams!
    Hotaru Myoo: ty
    Hotaru Myoo: g’nite Pema!
    Pema Pera: good later nite Hotaru!

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