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9703Re: Joy day in Cardiff

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  • niriha7
    Dec 16, 2004
      Of course you enjoy speaking with one another! You are both quick
      (which is to say intelligent) and funny!! Obviously from the same
      cookie batch.
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      --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, rogerfromcardiff
      <no_reply@y...> wrote:
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      > Dear Shane,
      >
      > It was really great to have you, Colm and Dave to stay - nice to
      have
      > some running partners for a change! I also enjoyed the joy day
      > immensely although it was, as you said, a very short one. We were
      > acutely aware of how many pressures there are on people's time and
      > money at this time of year, so we tried to offer something simple
      > that everyone could come to. Everyone here in Cardiff was thrilled
      > that you guys made the effort to come all the way from Ireland to
      > join us. We're looking forward to a return trip out to see you.
      >
      > Next time you come I will get one of our Welsh druids to organise
      > clear weather and take you back to the hills for those views we
      > missed because of the low cloud. It was a great walk though - and
      > there was more than one "unstill" thing in the hills that day -
      you
      > and I both got a lot of serious talking done! In fact Shane, thats
      > one of the things I really enjoy about your company - like me
      you're
      > a truly loquacious fellow, a man who likes to speak his mind, so
      when
      > you're around I don't have to feel self-conscious about doing the
      > same. Hope we didn't unduly disturb the sheep.
      >
      > By the way, please destroy the recording :)
      >
      > Have a great time skiing,
      >
      > Roger van Cardiff
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      > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, shane_dublincentre
      > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Myself and Colm spent the last couple of days in Cardiff, Wales
      > being
      > > treated like kings. After missing our chauffeur ride in from the
      > > airport (solely bacause we didnt expect it and thus made our
      way
      > > into the city ourselves) the chauffeur (Suswara) dutifully came
      back
      > > into Cardiff, picked us up and drove us to see some cliffs. We
      had a
      > > nice hour's walk and seaside meditation before darkness fell,
      and
      > got
      > > to see Ed do a bit of unicycling! Then Christmas dinner in
      Charana's
      > > place, lots of soy turkey which tasted very much like the real
      > thing.
      > > Next time I'm there, I'll be sure to try out the upstairs
      > > jacuzzi/bubbly bath which "just happened to be there when we
      bought
      > > it", according to Charana. The next day, we had a nice before-
      > sunrise
      > > run around the grounds of Cardiff Castle and a mighty breakfast
      > > courtesy of Roger. Now, bear in mind that all this had happened
      > before
      > > the Joy Day had even begun!
      > >
      > > The Joy day itself was short, but very sweet. The two of us,
      along
      > > with Steve from Cambridge, did up a skit based on a Monty Python
      > > sketch followed by a slightly more soulful offering from the
      girls.
      > > Then came present time...we had each contributed one present to a
      > > lucky dip in which we took turns rummaging around to see what we
      > could
      > > get. I appear to have got a stripy cow with a hole where its
      stomach
      > > should be and its head extricated in a plastic bag which may or
      may
      > > not be part of the present....it's going straight up on the
      > > mantelpiece. Colm had to get an evening flight home (he had an
      exam
      > in
      > > Galway the next day!) but I was flying out the next day so I
      stayed
      > in
      > > Roger's again, and passed a lovely evening watching Mahabharata
      > episodes.
      > >
      > > The next morning we drove up the the mountains north of Cardiff
      to
      > get
      > > in a little walking before I had to catch my plane. The fog was
      > really
      > > thick, so we couldnt see for too far around us, we would look
      out
      > over
      > > a crag and see only nothingness. There is great stillness about
      > > mountain country which I never tire of when I walk, I feel
      sometimes
      > > that I am the only unstill thing there.
      > >
      > > Back in Dublin, I was cycling home when I felt my digital
      recorder
      > > going off in my bag. Two people were talking: "Hmm, that sounds
      > > familiar" I thought. It was Roger and I talking in the mountains
      > that
      > > morning! It was funny listening to myself...for someone who
      doesnt
      > > care too much for the human faculty of opinion, I'm fairly
      > > opinionated!....Actually, that was one of the really good things
      > about
      > > the trip, the chance to have big long chats with people on
      (mostly)
      > > spiritual matters. Thanks to Roger, Ed, Steve, Charana and
      Richard
      > in
      > > particular for patiently managing to cram a few wise words in
      > edgeways.
      > >
      > >
      > > Shane
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