2008.05.28 01:00 - Into the Cracks of Time

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    The Guardian was Pema and the comments are his.

    That night, at 1 am, Hotaru stopped by again, night owl that she is, besides firefly. This time her wings were very bright and shining, so much so that her face was sometimes hard to see. Soon after we started talking, Hotaru kindly suggested to handle the blog for tonight. So from here on I will let her speak in her voice.

    The wee hour PaB discussion began tonight with a couple of the usual suspects

    Pema Pera: Hi there Hotaru!
    Hotaru Myoo: Hiya Pema
    Pema Pera: Looking definitely dazzling tonight!
    Pema Pera: Your wings are so shining, I can hardly see you yourself (^_^)
    Hotaru Myoo: hehe
    Hotaru Myoo: I wonder what it is?
    Hotaru Myoo: firefly burning brightly
    Pema Pera: very brightly!
    Hotaru Myoo: lol

    Pema quickly cuts to the chase

    Pema Pera: How are things otherwise?
    Hotaru Myoo: strange
    Pema Pera: sounds interesting!
    Hotaru Myoo: the blinking thingy
    Pema Pera: ah!
    Hotaru Myoo: is what today was all about
    Pema Pera: sounds like a turbulent day!
    Hotaru Myoo: almost like our last conversation …
    Pema Pera: yes, that was quite something
    Hotaru Myoo: anticipated real time time
    Pema Pera: the way that flowed
    Hotaru Myoo: yes
    Pema Pera: I hope to put it up on the blog soon
    Pema Pera: a couple days behind . . . .
    Hotaru Myoo: blinky blinky

    Hotaru realizes what a commitment this project is …and an obligation

    Hotaru Myoo: you have been holding the bulk of the burden
    Hotaru Myoo: of the transcripts
    Hotaru Myoo: I’ll do tonights…
    Hotaru Myoo: but ..
    Hotaru Myoo: I’ll have to say…
    Pema Pera: oh thank you, that is nice!

    It is late in Chicago and Hotaru has had many sleepless nights

    Hotaru Myoo: the blinky blinky
    Hotaru Myoo: has me with little to say…
    Pema Pera: haha
    Pema Pera: letting the light speak for you
    Hotaru Myoo: light is dimming
    Pema Pera: while you enjoy a fire fly like silence

    The silence doesn’t last for long…

    Pema Pera: may I ask — forget whether I asked already recently –
    Pema Pera: may I ask, have you gotten a chance to write down some notes sometimes, taken while doing the 9-sec thing?
    Hotaru Myoo darts right and left
    Pema Pera: ah, we do have darts now in the pub in the forest!
    Pema Pera: care of Storm
    Hotaru Myoo: haha
    Hotaru Myoo: no..
    Pema Pera: might be nice to try
    Hotaru Myoo: I have had litttle time for my own writing lately
    Pema Pera: even if only for a couple hours
    Hotaru Myoo: yes
    Pema Pera: just a few words a few times an hour
    Hotaru Myoo: I need to
    Pema Pera: I’ve found that to give yet another dimension
    Pema Pera: At first I told myself that I didn’t have the time, often
    Pema Pera: but then I realized how ridiculous that was
    Hotaru Myoo: sure

    Pema is so right…what a great opportunity to take this to another level…

    Pema Pera: how could I not have the time to write down three words :-)
    Hotaru Myoo: you make the time
    Pema Pera: and slowly it became more of a habit
    Hotaru Myoo: haha
    Hotaru Myoo: the habit
    Pema Pera: yeah, or you let the words slip into the cracks of time
    Hotaru Myoo: blinky
    Pema Pera: don’t have to make those time cracks
    Hotaru Myoo: blinky
    Pema Pera: they are everywhere
    Hotaru Myoo: blinky
    Pema Pera: yes
    Pema Pera: in the blink of an eye :-)
    Pema Pera: a few words a few times an hour . . . .
    Hotaru Myoo: honto ni
    Pema Pera: sou da sou da
    Pema Pera: soda soda
    Pema Pera: Storm Scottish whiskey soda
    Pema Pera freely associating
    Hotaru Myoo: go for it
    Pema Pera: first dinner

    Hotaru changes the subject..knowing Pema is hungry and on his way out…:)
    And creates a ball of confusion…

    Hotaru Myoo: btw…
    Pema Pera: then perhaps
    Pema Pera: hai?
    Hotaru Myoo: I’d love to hear about your meeting
    Hotaru Myoo: with Tara
    Pema Pera: which one — have so many meetngs
    Pema Pera: ah
    Pema Pera: and which Tara ?
    Hotaru Myoo: the rl
    Pema Pera: ah!
    Pema Pera: the interview?
    Pema Pera: ah, the after-interview rl meeting?
    Hotaru Myoo: no
    Pema Pera is slowly getting there
    Hotaru Myoo: the second meeting
    Pema Pera is not yet getting there
    Pema Pera: ?
    Hotaru Myoo: blinky
    Hotaru Myoo: thought you had
    Pema Pera: There is one Tara who interviewed me and whom I then met in RL
    Pema Pera: but that is not our PaB Tara
    Hotaru Myoo: yaya
    Pema Pera: ah!
    Pema Pera: no I have not met any of the PaB people in RL yet,
    Pema Pera: apart from those I already knew and invited to come into SL
    Hotaru Myoo: got it
    Hotaru Myoo: I misunderstood
    Pema Pera: Come to think of it, that is really strange, since I feel I know all the regulars so well by now, including you!
    Pema Pera: And yes, I look forward to meeting here in Japan in RL
    Pema Pera: will you bring your wings :-)
    Hotaru Myoo: :)
    Hotaru Myoo: love to

    Winding it up..

    Pema Pera: ah, my batteries are running down . . . .
    Pema Pera: . . . . . even though I am not powering your glow :-)
    Pema Pera: So in a couple minutes I’ll have to log off
    Hotaru Myoo: if I can find a travelling set
    Pema Pera: haha
    Hotaru Myoo: k
    Hotaru Myoo: I’ll hang
    Pema Pera: if security will let you bring on the plane !
    Pema Pera: extra wings
    Hotaru Myoo: see if we get any late comers
    Pema Pera: Thanks!
    Pema Pera: No need to hang past 1:30
    Pema Pera: half an hour is fine.
    Hotaru Myoo: oki
    Pema Pera: Well, I wish you happy dreams afterwards!
    Hotaru Myoo: I’ll pluck the string on my finger
    Hotaru Myoo: thanks a bunch!
    Hotaru Myoo: cu Pema
    Pema Pera: single handed string instrument
    Hotaru Myoo: I’ll drop the note in google
    Hotaru Myoo: ciao
    Pema Pera: or you can just email me, to piet@ias.edu
    Hotaru Myoo: oki
    Pema Pera: that is what most people do and is simplest for me
    Hotaru Myoo: great!
    Pema Pera: thanks again, happy glowing, and see you soon!
    Hotaru Myoo: mata ne

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