2010.02.13 19:00 - Dancing on Rooftop

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Pema Pera. The comments are by Pema Pera.

    Eos Amaterasu: Hi Bene
    Benedizione Vita: hello eos
    Eos Amaterasu: How is your evening, Benedizione?
    Benedizione Vita: pretty good, Eos, thanks
    Benedizione Vita: heading out in a minute, but wanted to pop in and say hello
    Benedizione Vita: hello Pema
    Eos Amaterasu: the year of the metal whtie tiger is upon us
    Pema Pera: hi Eoas, Arch, Bene!
    Benedizione Vita: metal white tiger?
    Eos Amaterasu: Hi Pema, Arch
    Eos Amaterasu: The Chinese New Year
    Archmage Atlantis: smiles
    Benedizione Vita: but metal...?
    Benedizione Vita: and white...?
    Eos Amaterasu: they go in cycles of elements: earth, water, fire, air, metal x 12 animals = 60-year cycles
    Archmage Atlantis: Hey, don't diss my family *g*
    Eos Amaterasu: don't know about the white tiger aspect
    Pema Pera: hi Eliza!
    Eos Amaterasu: Hi Eliza
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Pema, Eos, Bene, Arch :)
    Benedizione Vita: what about the colors?
    Archmage Atlantis: Hola Eliza
    Eos Amaterasu: I don't know the details of the system
    Eos Amaterasu: Been looking at lots of tiger pictures on the web
    Archmage Atlantis: Good topic, systems of thought
    What a nice surprise to see Eden drop in, while on her journey through India!
    Eos Amaterasu: It's Eden!
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Eden! :)
    Eos Amaterasu: 17 syllables coming soon!
    Eden Haiku: Hi Eliza!
    Eliza Madrigal: haha
    Pema Pera: hi Eden!
    Eliza Madrigal smiles. Are you in the same spot...? Where they vacuum?
    Eos Amaterasu: Eden was in a bubble, with pink sandals, ..... :-)
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Eden Haiku: Dancing on the rooftop/
    Archmage Atlantis: Eden of the 17, belongs amoung us, did I count that right
    Benedizione Vita: 17 syllables?
    Eden Haiku: No in Delhi now. Chennai tomorrow.
    Eden Haiku: Was starting one haiku Bene
    Pema Pera: wish we could all teleport to join you for a while . . . .
    Benedizione Vita: I see, thanks Eden
    Eden Haiku: Yeah do!
    Eden Haiku: Are you on vacation Pema?
    Pema Pera: Yes, this is Delhi / here today, gone tomorrow / Chennai beckoning
    Eden Haiku: Hey hey!
    Pema Pera: no, for work (but what's the difference?), in Japan again for just one week
    Eden Haiku: I admire your coolness with jet lag...
    Pema Pera: sleeping a lot helps, and not hurrying -- giving your body the time to adjust
    Eden Haiku: Yesterday I committed to do the 9 secs and forgot as soon as the 3rd one or so
    Eliza Madrigal: I'm sure the surroundings are compelling :)
    Benedizione Vita: then tomorrow I suggest committing to four tomorrow, eden, and working your way up :)
    Eden Haiku: Kind of ...
    Eden Haiku: Yes today I go for 4!
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Pema Pera: :)
    Benedizione Vita: no joke, I always find it very helpful to put precise prescriptions on commitments, so that I can make sure they are fulfilled
    Archmage Atlantis: Sometimes it is possible to do 9 seconds, or an hour, without realizing it till after, imho
    Eden Haiku: Maybe everytime someone asks me where I'm from...
    Eliza Madrigal: hah, yes like a magic word
    Eos Amaterasu: let things play tricks for you
    Eos Amaterasu: Constantinople
    (explanation for this choice follows below)
    Eliza Madrigal: hahah
    Benedizione Vita: this might seem odd, but how abou every time you need to use the restroom?
    Eos Amaterasu: (that was the magic word in Curse of the Jade Scorpion)
    Eden Haiku: Dancing on rooftop/Listening to ' psychic city
    Archmage Atlantis: The restrooms in Constantinople?
    Eden Haiku: /My own Bollywood
    Benedizione Vita: or every time someone mentions the olympics
    Eos Amaterasu: :-)
    Eos Amaterasu: Nice, Eden
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Benedizione Vita: speakiking of playing as being ;)
    Pema Pera: very nice indeed!
    Eos Amaterasu: peeking into Eden's movie
    Archmage Atlantis: Or being as play
    Eden Haiku: Should see the shiny pink sandals designed for traveling light Eos!
    Eos Amaterasu: every time hand meets door handle
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Eos Amaterasu: (don't leave home without them :-)
    Archmage Atlantis: Shiny pink sandals - finally, faster than light travel is possible
    Eos Amaterasu boggles
    Eden Haiku: Winds of the mind are so changing, shifting all the time isn'it?
    Eos Amaterasu: ride the sailboat of the 9 seconds :-)
    Benedizione Vita: time for bene to split--goodnight, all :)
    Eden Haiku: Nice
    Eos Amaterasu: Good night, Bene
    Eliza Madrigal: Nite Bene :)
    Pema Pera: goodnight, Bene!
    Eden Haiku: Goodbie
    Archmage Atlantis: Night
    I was eager to hear more about Eden's travel experiences.
    Pema Pera: it may be difficult to answer, Eden, but is there anything so far in your travel that has been especially unexpected?
    Pema Pera: or different from your ideas beforehand?
    Archmage Atlantis: Like seeing Avatar in Hindi?
    Pema Pera: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: (hopes Eden isn't stuck)
    Eden Haiku: Hum. It is my 3rd time in India. I spent almost 2 years here a long time ago. Every time is so different. I am different. This is the unexpected part.
    Pema Pera: (it may be a certain kind of nothingness she found . . . .)
    Pema Pera: yes, we always change ourselves too
    Pema Pera: hard to disentangle
    Archmage Atlantis: No reason to do so that I see, Pema, to disentangle that is
    Eden Haiku: Last time I was not in an ashram, traveling by myself. Lots of fear then. Not now. Still anger sometimes
    Archmage Atlantis: Life is not a chemistry lab
    Archmage Atlantis: Anger.. interesting
    Eos Amaterasu: You're travelling by yourself now?
    Eden Haiku: I am yes hence the little rooftop dance...
    Eos Amaterasu: :-)
    Eos Amaterasu: things around you are pretending they are not a dance, but you know better?
    Eliza Madrigal: I have to apologize and pull myself away.... very sleepy... Nice to See you Eden, Pema, Eos, Arch... Nite :))
    Pema Pera: night, Eliza!
    Eos Amaterasu: zzzz, E
    Archmage Atlantis: Night , Eliza
    Eden Haiku: Was in Varanasi with a friend but he went to Jaipur and i am off to the South for a conference. Bye Eliza!
    From India to Malta:
    Eden Haiku: But enough of me, are you guys still glowing from Malta retreat?
    Pema Pera: I would say so, yes :) We had ten theme sessions in which we reported our experiences, one by one
    Eos Amaterasu: re-entry from Malta retreat, in the form of 10 theme sessions on Malta, glowed brightly
    Eos Amaterasu: :-)
    Pema Pera: http://playasbeing.wik.is/PaB_Theme_Sessions
    Archmage Atlantis: Time to go for me..thank you all for the company of being, nite Eden, Eos, Pema
    Eden Haiku: Yes I was able to read some of them, it is so amazing
    Eos Amaterasu: Night, Arch!
    Pema Pera: http://playasbeing.wik.is/PaB_Retreats/2010-01_Malta
    Eos Amaterasu: Urban retreat in San Francisco coming up
    Eos Amaterasu: RL PaB gives new life to SL PaB; it becomes a new investigation, deepened
    Eden Haiku: Silence feels so strange with no visuals nor sounds..
    Eos Amaterasu: and then SL PaB provides continuity till next RL PaB
    Eos Amaterasu: just a promise of presence on the other end?
    Pema Pera: yes, it feels like a whole new phase in PaB exploration, to have the mix of RL and SL
    Eos Amaterasu: in a way it makes us discover the unique way(s) SL contributes to this, uncovers us, uncovers being
    Eos Amaterasu: (Eden popped, I think)
    Pema Pera: seems that way, yes
    Pema Pera: wb Eden!
    Eos Amaterasu: the cloud is back!
    Eden Haiku: Am I always a cloud? Some people can see me I think
    Eos Amaterasu: I only see a cloud
    Pema Pera: ah, so it depends on the seer not the seen :-)
    Eos Amaterasu: Are you using Sparkle or something like that?
    Eden Haiku: Yes thanks to you Eos!You mentioned it and i downloaded it on my iPod Touch
    Pema Pera: it must be rather early in the morning for you, Eden, did I guess that right?
    Eos Amaterasu: Now Paradise joins Eden :-)
    Pema Pera: :-)
    Pema Pera: hi Paradise!
    Eden Haiku: Yes 9 in morning
    Paradise Tennant: smiles hiya eden , eos , pema :)
    Pema Pera: 1 pm almost here in Japan
    Eos Amaterasu: I was imagining an iPhone app: you click it when going into a 9-secs, and it tells you who else has just clicked for that 9 secs
    Eden Haiku: Sparkle has a case of echolalia sometimes...
    Eos Amaterasu: sometimes.... sometimes....
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    Eden Haiku: The 3 of you were in Malta
    Pema Pera: and then people can spend their 9 secs twittering to each other if they secretly feel like? (^_^)
    Pema Pera: yes, we were, Eden!
    Pema Pera: and we missed you!
    Eos Amaterasu: heh heh
    Pema Pera: after you had first considered joining us too
    Eos Amaterasu: Maybe it's not too late to make up Malta T-shirts... do you know how to make T-shirts, Paradise?
    Pema Pera: maybe it is too early . . . .
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Pema Pera: given our next Malta retreat coming up!
    I was refering to rumors of having another Malta retreat in 2012 ... (^_^)
    Paradise Tennant: I suspect I could arrange that ..
    Eos Amaterasu: We need a design....
    Paradise Tennant: what would be the logo?
    Eos Amaterasu is partial to almond cookies....
    Eos Amaterasu: :-)
    Paradise Tennant: )
    Eos Amaterasu: Maybe a satellite shot of the island?
    Eos Amaterasu: Or, photo of Point de Vue, crossed out?
    Paradise Tennant: or the lily blossom with the quote framed on the wall :)
    Paradise Tennant: such a lovely quote
    Pema Pera: or the retreat place pictured as a floating sky box?
    Pema Pera: yes, wonderful quote
    Eos Amaterasu: "Beyond the beliefs / of any one religion / there is the truth of /the human spirit"
    Eos Amaterasu: Happy Metal Tiger year, btw!
    By this time it was my turn to drop out of SL -- by the time I managed to get back in everybody had left already.
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    Paradise Tennant: how have you been eos - settling back in to regular day life :) after a trip I always feel .. a little different somehow
    Eos Amaterasu: My little 3-week gap is about to end. I get back to work Monday....
    Paradise Tennant: ah
    Paradise Tennant: but so nice to have had the gap ..just think of how many 9 secs there were :)
    Eos Amaterasu: now I know how many 9-sec holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    Eos Amaterasu: that gap just drops you into something that now feels like another gap as well....
    Eos Amaterasu: that's what you were saying?
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    Eos Amaterasu: speaking of gap, returning to RL....
    Paradise Tennant: kk
    Eos Amaterasu: 'night, Para
    Paradise Tennant: have a good night eos :)
    Eos Amaterasu: (don't forget about the t-shirt :-)
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