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    Birthday Celebrations:

    Pema attended every session in the week preceding April 1, the first anniversary of Play as Being. In the four sessions of April 1, the most common sentiment felt was he appreciation for Play as Being, its founder and the fellow participants.

    In the 01:00 am, the first of four sessions of the second year the following avatars listened to Pema discuss the early days: Pema, Adelene,Tarmel, Wol, Gaya, Fael, Susi and Stargate.

    The second session of the day, the 07:00 session was exactly one year from the first ever sesssion. Attending were Wol, Susi, Fefonz, Riddle, Pema, SophiaSharon, Stargate, Maxine, Storm, Adams, Caledonia, Eliza, Genesis and Dakini. The Chronicles was presented to the group at this session. Storm broke out the virtual champaign and the onigokko was run a few times. There was recognition of contributions of various members. I wondered if there had ever been a session where so little was said but so much was felt.


    The third session of the day included, Myna, Genesis, Pema, Scathach, Pila, Wol, Arabella, Chiaiu, Shilv, Tarmel, Rain, Storm and Beevee. The first PaB retreat was introduced to the group in this session.

    The fourth session turned into a wild affair with simultaneous drinking of virtual absinth, onigokko and fireworks. Stevenai, Storm, Pila, Pema, Adams, Eliza, Prosper, Corvuscorva, Twilight, Aurel, Solobil, Threedee and Bertrum attended for all of part of the session. At the end there was the following exchange about time:

    Bertrum Quan: Celebrating time passed.
    Bertrum Quan: Marking time.
    Bertrum Quan: Virtual time.
    Bertrum Quan: No-time.
    Bertrum Quan: Stop-time.
    Bertrum Quan: Good timing.
    Bertrum Quan: Out-of-time.
    Threedee Shepherd: Time on my paws
    Bertrum Quan: Time out.
    Threedee Shepherd: Time of my life
    Bertrum Quan: Time flies
    Threedee Shepherd: pass-time,
    Threedee Shepherd: OverTime
    Bertrum Quan: two-time (that's why duality can be a problem!)
    Threedee Shepherd: night time
    Bertrum Quan: half time (strike up the band)
    Threedee Shepherd: elapsed time (or lapsed time)
    Threedee Shepherd: record time
    Bertrum Quan: fine time
    Threedee Shepherd: spring time
    Threedee Shepherd: exact time
    Bertrum Quan: dinner time
    Bertrum Quan: on time
    Threedee Shepherd: (in the) meanTime
    Bertrum Quan: Yikes! time is running out
    Threedee Shepherd: but there is always more time
    Bertrum Quan: but there's no time like the present
    Bertrum Quan: while lost in time
    Bertrum Quan: Time waits for no man
    Threedee Shepherd: before time
    Bertrum Quan: time of our lives
    Threedee Shepherd: It's twilight time
    Bertrum Quan: wasting time
    Threedee Shepherd: timely
    Bertrum Quan: time-sensitive
    Threedee Shepherd: double-time
    Bertrum Quan: triple-time
    Threedee Shepherd: QuickTime
    Bertrum Quan: ill-timed
    Threedee Shepherd: (a) hot time
    Bertrum Quan: the whole time
    Threedee Shepherd: a hole in time
    Bertrum Quan: timeless
    Bertrum Quan: there's a time and a place...
    Bertrum Quan: (for everything?)
    Threedee Shepherd: Coordinated Universal Time
    Threedee Shepherd: A time to live and a time to die, a time for everything under heaven
    Bertrum Quan: time for a change?
    Threedee Shepherd: things take time
    Bertrum Quan: save time?
    Threedee Shepherd: spend time
    Threedee Shepherd: lose time
    Threedee Shepherd: find time
    Threedee Shepherd: dinner time
    Bertrum Quan: time to make the donuts?
    Bertrum Quan: is time on your side?
    Threedee Shepherd: tap your toes three times...
    Bertrum Quan: a stitch in time saves 9
    Threedee Shepherd: time and the river
    Bertrum Quan: time and again
    Threedee Shepherd: It was the worst of times, it was the best of times...
    Threedee Shepherd: had we but world enough and time
    Bertrum Quan: once upon a time
    Threedee Shepherd: time table
    Bertrum Quan: timer
    Bertrum Quan: who is keeping track of time?
    Threedee Shepherd: back in time
    Threedee Shepherd: the good old summer time
    Bertrum Quan: the last time
    Threedee Shepherd: making time
    Bertrum Quan: time immemorial
    Threedee Shepherd: timepiece
    Threedee Shepherd: in practically no time
    Threedee Shepherd: tima and a half
    Bertrum Quan: four quarter time
    Threedee Shepherd: times square
    Threedee Shepherd: equal-time
    Bertrum Quan: The Sunday New York Times
    Threedee Shepherd: relative time
    Bertrum Quan: time travel
    Threedee Shepherd: time --> mite --> emit --> item
    Bertrum Quan: (that's pretty darn clever!)
    Threedee Shepherd: ^.^
    Bertrum Quan: time capsule
    Threedee Shepherd: It's been an interesting TIME, and now it is time for me to go :)

    Theme Sessions:

    There were a number of theme sessions in April. Stim and Pema contined to talk anout "appreciate the presence of appearance"; Eliza and Pema has a session on "faith, doubt, devotion, love". Pila and Corvi: moderated "a RL PaB retreat in Hawaii?". Fefonz and Pema led a session on "Being Seeing".

    "Pax et Bonum" ("Peace and the Good") was a seesion by Geo and Pema.

    Geo Netizen: The second part of the greeting -and good- reminds us of the source of all good.
    Geo Netizen: It is a wish for good things:
    Geo Netizen: that you experience the joy of a baby’s giggle,
    Geo Netizen: the beauty of a vibrant landscape,
    Geo Netizen: the warmth of a caring touch,
    Geo Netizen: the delights of breaking bread with friends.
    Geo Netizen: But more than just good things,
    Geo Netizen: good means a state of well-being,
    Geo Netizen: circling back to the beginning …
    Geo Netizen: a deep, clear, undisturbed lake.

    New Guardians:

    Aurel Miles, Eos Amaterasu, Gina Broono and Strannik Zipper! became guardians in April. Korii Tiger left the group. At the end of the month there were 61 guardians.

    For First Time, Guardians on Call (GOC) for Every Session:

    The original role of the guardians was to be present for one of the sessions to make sure someone was there to greet any newcomers. Orignally the duty was to stay a half hour but it soon became expected the sessions would last an hour (or more). Dakini Rhodes resumed a session beginning in late April and for the first time there was a guardian for each of the 28 sessions. Before that there had been people covering more than one session.


    Caledonia Heron, Solobill Laville, Storm Nordwind, Genesis Zhangsun, Wester Kiranov, Arisia Vita, Maxine Walden, Fefonz Quan, Corvuscorva Nightfire and Wol Euler were the scribes for April.

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