Posted 8/5/2008 7:36 AM (#8566) Subject: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
Location: United Kingdom
By the humble powers invested in me a poor old knight of the Eastern orders of Melchizadek and beyond, dubbed thus by Party Marty Holy Lori and Sunseed I hereby formally do invite dear Cara, aka Kiddo Green to be a member of the commune of the umslingo forest cosmisc and all realms beyond together with intergalactic tidal surf Board wave ... welcome, Friend, once and future ! x
Posted 8/5/2008 8:47 AM (#8567 - in reply to #8566) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
haha! oh ye prince of light,the rainbow,and the violet ray,i,sunlingo,welcome cara to our umslingo,forest,may the fires burn bright,and light all our dark nights,love and light to all,may fun and laugher abound,let the fun begin.irisx
Posted 8/5/2008 10:07 AM (#8568 - in reply to #8566) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
ahaha ! Yay! Such a lovely invitation! Cheers to Cara and all
Posted 8/6/2008 3:17 AM (#8594 - in reply to #8566) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
Oh Ye Masters of the Swirly Whirly Gig of the World Wide Web and Beyond, I humbly thank you this night. I am honored to be welcomed into this holy virtual mandala of light of love. I accept your invitation with bouncy, sparkling, verdant friendship.
Posted 8/6/2008 4:04 AM (#8599 - in reply to #8594) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
ahh suburban pixie,come let us play,paulo,iris (thats me) lori,and all who love to play and laugh with gay abandon(shame they used that lovely word,and now when used,peope presume,lov em all)where was i,oh yes,play in the forest,and make our tribe strong,and untouchable,sing,laugh,dance,so much more,the universe will be flled with joy,oh lordy lordy,i keep missing out letters,BUT,in the forest,no such worries of the modern world,we have our own language,love.Thankyou paul,sincerely,now i feel alive x irisx
Posted 8/6/2008 12:31 PM (#8633 - in reply to #8566) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
And also, in light of this thread, perhaps we should wonder about shelter in the forest from the elements. Tree fort? Tent? The official invitation to Cara was so beautifully engraved and had a well deserved touch of class...maybe we should have caterers stop by...cook up some shrooms, etc.
Any thoughts, my fun and frolical friends?
Posted 8/6/2008 1:02 PM (#8636 - in reply to #8566) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
Well it is the woods, perhaps a feast in a fairy ring??? I will call the "Wees" and see if they have any dates available in the near future. (They always fit me in!) How many will be attending??? *wink*
Sunny, dear, do have a flower preference for the arrangements???
Posted 8/6/2008 1:35 PM (#8640 - in reply to #8566) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
Awesome! We can also do the ceremony: Cara's Invocation Of The Wees!
I can sing, and my husband plays a lovely hammered dulcimer...
Posted 8/6/2008 6:25 PM (#8670 - in reply to #8566) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
As for shelter??? I think that was mentioned. I offer my childhood nemeton. As a child (around 5 yrs.), I dreamt of a small fariy house in the woods, make of twigs and petals. I still like to think I can go back there if I choose to. You are welcome to visit too.
Posted 8/7/2008 8:40 AM (#8707 - in reply to #8670) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
Location: United Kingdom
Great party ... thanks for the invitation to the Dream Cara ... sounds lovely ... then we can repair in winter-time to the Grail Castle where is buried the Hall of the Akashic Records and we can jive to Gregorian Dulcimers and 11 string lyres ... with faery gossamer carriages at dawn to the bluebell dells of dewy wonder in the interval between frost and light, carried on the wings of kingfishers x
Posted 8/7/2008 9:18 AM (#8714 - in reply to #8636) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
yep,i would like the lotus flower as the centre piece,surrounded by snowdrops,then a field covered in beutiful weeds,the dandelions,the bluebells,daises of al varieties,and a bouqet of love,sweet smelling,white as the divine,violets,for the true connection,and somwhere in ther,all the colours of the rainbow,hope it rains first,we wil wait for it to pass and clense,then the sun will shine,and the divine will send us our celestial rainbow,not going to store for dress,i may get attaked again,for just looking,so i will wear,the leaves of many colours,and dance the rustle.x
Posted 8/7/2008 9:22 AM (#8716 - in reply to #8714) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
Location: United Kingdom
sounds good sunnylingoflowerpetalblossombeam ... serendipity rules, methinks, as I just mentioned on another thread (Attire? cannot remember) wearing leaves today with my Batman suit !!! How funny is that
Posted 8/7/2008 9:32 AM (#8717 - in reply to #8716) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
serendipity,mr pooh indeed,what birds do you think will be present as we sing our tune to the universe,a bird of many colours,a white dove or two,then,all the wild,no,tamed,cos theyre not wild,people are wild,the tamed birds singing in chorus,hope no wild and dangerous animalshide,like the umslingdingo.hahah!.
Posted 8/7/2008 11:01 AM (#8730 - in reply to #8566) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
My Flower-i-da, USA sister kept an injured Peacock on her back porch. She called me one time and said what beautiful feathers she has....and I broke the news. I told her it ain't a she, it's a he. Only males have the shake-a-tail-feather display. I told her the reason is "every girl loves a sharp dressin' man" (credit ZZTop). I rsvp, provided I can wear a penquin tux and tails in the forest, and a proper topper....I always wanted to sport a topper.....even naked I feel dressed to the nines when I got me topper on m'ead!
Pax, Marty and well suited cats, Luckylee(coat of many colors), Poppyhead(formal wear), and Sissy(the Elvis look).
Posted 8/7/2008 11:08 AM (#8732 - in reply to #8730) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
Location: United Kingdom
Ha - Marty - you cannot fool me, i noticed the English accent creeping in then .. courtesy of Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins i shouldn't bloomin' wonder ! I think then Toppers must be de rigeur, for those who feel so inclined; but they would crumple my feathers and flatten my bat-ears so I pray to be excused them !! The only problem with deressin' too sharp is, one can get so easily cut, especially if noone has tidied those bits of paper trails up and a paper cut is always so sharp too !
Posted 8/7/2008 11:51 AM (#8750 - in reply to #8566) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
Indeed......but we come into the world naked, and in a most grotesque manner... a mother who is essentially naked! All of a sudden...we must be clothed in garb that somehow has multilevels of significance to us, to our peers, to society! For me, and I am not a great dresser, I wear stuff that I have had for twenty years or more....as long as it fits.....I like to show a sign of respect for a very few people.....so, for Sunny, I will don the Topper, and dip it in her wake. It is my way of saying how much I respect her. It is, perhaps, the only way that I can say this.
Pax vobiscum, Marty and latin cats, Luckylee, Poppyhead, and Sissycenturion
Posted 8/7/2008 5:27 PM (#8774 - in reply to #8566) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
I will dress in the gossamer wings of the dragonfly, and dip my hair in the dew found on morning glories. I will bring my wand and wave into being a field of stars to sit as thrones for the fairies who will sing songs of praise for the magic still buried within the hearts of humanity. Then, the beasts of the earth will dance in joyous frenzy for the glory of seeing in men and women the heart of creation. Then I will lay down my wings and rest as a babe rests, safe in the arms of my brothers and sisters forever.
Posted 8/19/2008 5:18 PM (#9403 - in reply to #8566) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
Perhaps! she thought in her dark spaces, This mortal may win my fleeting smile. Will he move me from my magic places? Will he withstand the fiery trial? My mother was as cold as ice, Dwelling in the deep chill sea. My father burned hotter than the sun's fire Before considering the reality of Me. Pronounce my Name on mountain peaks! Send me skeins of Abyssinian fur And silver lodes of sunlit streaks! If he calls my Name just thrice... But say "Love!" and unfurl my wings. if only, if only... my Name he sings! What is it? Confound it, I cannot find The name with which my fate is signed.
Posted 8/20/2008 9:20 PM (#9461 - in reply to #9408) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
Thrice call the name your fate is signed? Or is it thrice by three makes nine!
Do Moirae spin and measure and cut the thread, that makes wings gossamer when they spread? Are Clotho, Lachesis, or Atropos; tales tall? Or one of the names I am to call; To cast me in your radiant thrall!
Or do Parcae set upon me to deceive, and lead me down an Appian road, In gossamer wings also clothed? Nona, Decima, Morta, pray- Is one of three the name to say?
Thrice call the name your fate is signed! Or is it thrice by three makes nine!
The Norns thread and tie my tongue, Uror, Veroandi and Skuld; bind me with defeats of old; and shame me, my head hung! Yggdrasil their love receives, Tree of World, Life by Tree!
But by my sword I shall cut a limb; And a tyco sphere I will begin! A paradise of bounty laden- But all for naught, without the maiden!
Thrice call the name your fate is signed? Or is it thrice by three makes nine! The magic spell is three by three, Will my fair Queen smile at me?
----excerpts from the Alchemical Journal of Sir Martin, guardian of the Novum Portis and Keeper of the Purple Twilight-Sic luceat Lux et familiars LadyLuck, Vale of Poppies, and the Sister of We Three
Posted 8/20/2008 11:02 PM (#9464 - in reply to #8566) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
yikes! HAd trouble with internet connection and nearly popped a vessel trying to get it back up and running.
I was about to throw the kid in the backseat and drive over to the network control center and strangle someone until I received some decent service! Really how many technicians can they send out to my house??? My hubby's friend came over and diagnosed the problem in a flash. I am only moderately OK with hardware and a wiz with software. And, this stupid house that we purchased was supposed to be hardwired for internet in every room...not so!
Phew! That's my rant. Not very spiritual, but I feel much better now....I am baaaacKKKK!
Now then, where are we? Oh yes! Our magical initiatory mandala! I have some lovely little toadstools growing out back underneath the strawberry trees. They will seat about 12...will they do?
Posted 8/21/2008 12:26 PM (#9525 - in reply to #8566) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
We must meet and name our quest On toadstools may our fannies rest! Bounty under the berry trees, Surely Fate will hear our pleas? Great warriors and sorceresses! What will get us out of messes?
Your tongue Sir Martin of the Cats Is smooth as silken fur of bats. Who are all these earthly names, That dare to play in Faerie games? A quest! We'll meet with Cara fair And Prince of Peas and boldly dare To walk in realms unknown to man Because we must! Because we can!
Bring your swords and hands of light To bring to fame a cause this night. Three ladies fine and felinacious Please come and be most gracious To lend your wisdom, tooth, and claw And walk in spaces beyond man's law
Spiders toes and thorny rose, A cauldron and a runny nose, Underneath the berry tree We'll form a spell for setting free A force, farce, a spelling bee. A Quest! A quest for you and me!
Posted 8/21/2008 12:49 PM (#9541 - in reply to #9540) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
Location: United Kingdom
My queenly dame
I'm put to shame
I had no idea
I'm a Prince of Pea
you bestow too great an honour
on my humble manner
oh dearie dearie
relax thy blood
I shall not flee for good xx
Posted 8/22/2008 1:09 PM (#9605 - in reply to #8566) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
Oh No, Paul! Allow me to share a little ditty from Dr. Suess' "Oh, The Places You Will Go"--
You can get so confused
that you'll start in to race
down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace
and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,
headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
-The Waiting Place...
Posted 8/22/2008 1:12 PM (#9606 - in reply to #9605) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
Location: United Kingdom
Oh I see... so was i writing in the Dr Suess style never having read him (or her) ? I had no idea. Just shows. What, I don't know; but everything must show something ! Was inspired to respond to Tracy's great impromptu verse. Maybe some unconscious communication was at work ...
Posted 8/22/2008 5:47 PM (#9635 - in reply to #8566) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
The most revered EpiscoPaul ponders: "for me, as to your ditty, will we ever know what we do not know ? Once we know something, do not the edges of knowledge and not-knowing expand ?
I know that we know what we know. We only enter into the state of unknowingness when we ponder, question and thirst to know more. That is when we know that we do not know. Because we have an awareness that there is more to know.
Perhaps living by the motto: Ignorance is Bliss is a more simplistic way of life, and has more credence than a potentially silly statement usually receives! In this case you will never ponder, question and thirst for more. You will be completely blissed out on your current state of "knowing".
Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.
Winnie the Pooh
Posted 8/23/2008 7:38 AM (#9649 - in reply to #9614) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
and then i thought we,d have vivaldi playing the four seasons,we have to embrace them all,then i thought,oh no,i couldn,t do that,cos theres no electric in the woods,and i couldn,t bring my portable cd player,so,i realized that as we would be surrounded by trees,we couold call upon a celestial carpenter,to make us violins,and a choir of angels will sing our first song,amazing grace,cos we won,t be lost anymore,symbolic,i,m just wondering about the cake,but i,m sure someone will come forth and help!!!,irisx
Posted 8/23/2008 8:43 AM (#9651 - in reply to #9649) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
Location: United Kingdom
Sunpetalblossom dearest - why, we can always sing unaccompanied .. in the blue ridge mountains of Virginia etc (remember Laurel & Hardy?!) ... but prithee forsooth too, flutes can carry fairly well without the electrical boost, and may attract a few bluebirds of happiness ...
... and Lori, is the bongo an illusion or is the illusion a bongo ? Ha .. so glad for you that you know !!
Posted 8/23/2008 10:59 AM (#9659 - in reply to #9651) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
so many are singing unaccompanied today,it doesn,t make for good choirs,plus,they are out of tune,out of league,ivy of course,and out of pocket,no no,this cannot be allowed,it has to be stopped,i will bang the umslingo drum call,to summon the chief immediately.
Posted 8/24/2008 2:42 AM (#9697 - in reply to #9692) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
okay,i just wrote a long story that was true,and before i had nearly finished ,it had disapeared,this is not the first time,this has happened,the story,a true one must be in the ether,though i think not,so i will leave that for now,whomever messes about on this,especialy when a story of heartfelt importance is being poured out,i have great pity for,but also annoyance,but,like that tree,i will not bend and break,i will sway and sing,and know that i am strong.x
Posted 8/24/2008 6:16 AM (#9701 - in reply to #9697) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
okay,i will try again,the true story i tried earlier.The tree,paul,my friendx. One day,not long ago,i was feeling very down,spiritualy,and mentaly.I took a short walk to a nearby park,there was a huge empty field,the wind was blowing a gale,i held my head down,to protect from the elements.I walked towards some big stones,i was feeling very tired,and hurting much physicaly,so i lay back on one of these stones,for support,and closed my eyes.I was grateful for their strengh,and support,and in my mind i thanked them.Still with my eyes closed,a hand lightly touched my arm,i opened my eyes,and an old woman was there,looking at me with a loving kindness,and asked if i was okay,as i had been crying,but didn,t realize it.I thanked her and said yes,and she asked if i wanted to get home,i was feeling ill by now,so i accepted her outsretched hand,and she guided me back to the path,she told me of her recent bereavment of her husband,my heart went out to her,and i held her arm,we walked together,i could feel her pain,and yet,through her pain,she had seen another soul suferring,put aside her own pain,and came to help,i cuddled her,and we both cried together,me for her pain,her for mine.I thanked her,and told her all was now well,i wished her love and peace,and carried on towards home.I was still in the field,there was a single tree,an old tree,standing on its own,that was taking a right battering from the wind,swaying this way and that,one of many batterings it must have endured during its time there,bu still it stood tall.I watched and a strange feeling came over me,one of enlightenment,i realised,if that tree could still stand tall,despite the constant baterrings,and through the many seasons,and still survive,and stand tall,then i could do it too.So,the strengh of the tree,the outstreched hand from a stranger,taught me a lot in just a few moments,a true story,i was there,it was me ,i had been blessed and touched,and guided by spirit,a message that no matter what life throwss at us,if we have uncondtional love in our heart,and true faith in the divine,we are never alone,we will always be guided,and we will always be free.love and light my friend,irisx
Posted 9/24/2008 1:27 AM (#10391 - in reply to #8566) Subject: RE: OFFICIAL INVITATION (RSVP)
Furry cats and Flying bats, Catch as cats can. The Knight m'atin of the quest, Travels desert sand. With his sword he will ford the caverns of the dead, and face all doom, upon the loom, That the fates have thread.
Off he goes unto a land, in which no one doth sin, To fight a noble battle, That he will never win!
-From the cryptic advanced writings of Sir Martin, about 1100. maybe 1200-1300 when he invaded parts of Germany...with a retinue of cats..whose names were most likely...Luckystiener , Poppyhansa, und Sissyfraulein.
To this day, my little girls...they got nine lives!