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February 09, 2013

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Flannista

Many thanks and much love to barista who emailed this poem to me this past Thursday.

Flannista

If this ain't a poem about savoring the moment, I don't know what poem is.

Flannista

My flight's on time.

Oh, taste how sweet.

Flannista

Seated in the plane. Still on time.

Oh, taste how sweet.

Flannista

Flight computer not working. Plane returned to gate. Have no idea when and/or if we are taking off.

Ah, the tiger.

treesta

Ah, Flann, has the tiger let go yet? Are you on the way home?

PEACEsista

Oh my, you and Matiss talked about flights yesterday in the sass. I thought you'd already left. Sorry for the delay and I hope that you are winging your way home now.

I LOVE this poem. It is interesting to see how Bass wove a well-known zen story into her poem. A full realization of the impermanence of absolutely everything and everyone lands us firmly in the present moment. Good or bad, it will not last. Oh, the taste how sweet and tart ...

Flannista

I'M HOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMEEEEEE!

PEACEsista

Oh taste how sweeeeeet ....

Welcome home.

treesta

Yeah!! Enjoy your day!

Flannista

Just finished cleaning the Cattie fountain and vacuuming.

Now to pay some bills. Matissta and I plan to see "Silver Linings Playbook" this afternoon and "Zero Dark Thirty" tomorrow. Tonight we are going to see the Bill T. Hones dance troupe.

I'll fit in laundry and packing in there somewhere. I'm off again at 6:15 a.m. this Monday morning.

Flannista

This poem had me at the first line. I love it.

Matissta

I like that the poem states the possible events in such a matter of fact way. All in stride.

It has a steady rhythm until the Buddist story is referenced. Then for me it switches to a more casual, less anxious pace and back again to the steady rhythm.

A casual & less anxious pace. Truly how we should live in the moment.

Matissta

My code thingy was "proxy". Does that mean I'm not "showing up" as I should? Damn.

Flannista

Matissta . . . not to worry. You always show up, consistently, steadfastly, selfishly unlike some folks I know who only -- and superficially -- show up just so they can say they did.

Flannista

The word in the Code Thingy for my last comment was "civil". Hard to be civil to the folks I described in my last comment.

treesta

Don't worry about those folks, Flann. You have so many friends who genuinely show up, day in and day out. Just focus on them. Let go of the rest.

treesta

I'm sitting in the theater now to see Silver Linings Playbook. We'll have to compare notes.

Justista

If your daughter
doesn't plug her heart
into every live socket she passes

Marvelous

Welcome home, Flann. I want to hear about Silver Linings Playbook. Tomorrow remember that waterboarding did not lead to Bin Laden. Just saying.

frida

We are back from Louisiana where there are a lot of tiger. I have a bad cold. But wild strawberries, wild grandsons, wild happiness!

frida

Oh and let us know which movies to see...and come on over when I am without a cold!

Justista

There are a lot of tigers in Louisiana?

barista

I saw Silver Linings Playbook and was quite taken with it...some great performances...not a flawless film but quite good, I thought. Was that Sally Struthers as the mother? Haven't seen her for decades. A great way to come back on the scene.

Flannista

Justista -- I think frida may have been referring to metaphorical tigers in Louisiana. There are a lot of those in MouseLand, too.

I liked "Silver Linings Playbook" and would give it a "B". Matissta gave it a "B+". The acting was very, very strong -- not certain what all the fuss is about Jennifer Lawrence, though, in that performance. Jackie Weaver -- not Sally Struthers -- played the mother (though she does uncannily look like Struthers). Weaver is a great Australian actress who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for "Animal Kingdom" in 2011. I thought Robert DiNero was wonderful and that Cooper guy the best of all.

There was something about some of the long tracking shots that bugged me, though. Not sure why.

It is not, in my opinion, the Best Picture of the Year.

Sista C

I have several pictures to see before I can give a fully-informed view of what best picture of the year would be. Still haven't seen Zero Dark Thirty, for instance. But so far, among those Ive seen, Lincoln would win for Best Picture.

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