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How to miss a flight (attempting to visit Ben in Launceston)

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How to miss a flight (attempting to visit Ben in Launceston)

Postby zavk » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:53 pm

Dear friends

Instead of having breakfast in/around Cataract Gorge in Launceston I'm here in a cafe in an inner Melbourne suburb. All because I missed my flight. Was hoping meet up with Ben this afternoon but looks like I'll have to do it later in the evening.

Why did I miss my flight? Story to follow after breakfast.....
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Re: How to miss a flight (attempting to visit Ben in Launceston)

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:55 pm

Oh no, young Ed!

Don't let papanca ruin your breakfast!

:D

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Re: How to miss a flight (attempting to visit Ben in Launceston)

Postby Ben » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:57 pm

Ah yes, and it serves me well not to have my mobile (cell) phone on my person!
Sorry about that dear zavk!
At least, it gives us a bit more time to tidy the house before the guests arrive.
My mother-in-law is visiting from Melbourne as well today, so it should be an interesting day!
Weather is beautiful. Blue sky, slight breeze, expected top: 21 deg C.
Lookng forward to your arrival, Zavk.

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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: How to miss a flight (attempting to visit Ben in Launceston)

Postby cooran » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:25 pm

Oh Ed! :console:

Never mind - Ben is worth waiting for! And Ben - Ed is worth waiting for also! :hug:

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Re: How to miss a flight (attempting to visit Ben in Launceston)

Postby zavk » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:04 am

With metta,
zavk

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Re: How to miss a flight (attempting to visit Ben in Launceston)

Postby Ben » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:15 am

Oh dear!
And it does look like you're on the same flight as my mother-in-law!!
If you can, just try and relax and go with the flow. You'll get here.
metta

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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: How to miss a flight (attempting to visit Ben in Launceston)

Postby zavk » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:23 am

Hi Ben

Yes, I'm no longer upset.

I did get very anxious up till the point at the airport when I knew for sure that I wasn't going to make my flight. If I were more accomplished in the Dhamma, I would have seen the futility of being anxious even before that. But in any case, I did feel a sense of release when I finally accepted my plight. The whole incident became quite bemusing after that. :smile:
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Re: How to miss a flight (attempting to visit Ben in Launceston)

Postby Individual » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:25 am

The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: How to miss a flight (attempting to visit Ben in Launceston)

Postby zavk » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:30 am

With metta,
zavk

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Re: How to miss a flight (attempting to visit Ben in Launceston)

Postby Ben » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:39 am

Ok, I'm going to meditate for awhile.
Please feel free to call or send an sms if you need to.
Cheers

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: How to miss a flight (attempting to visit Ben in Launceston)

Postby Individual » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:26 am

Zavk, it's good to see you make light of the situation. I hope you aren't too hard on yourself and you enjoy your time with Ben, soon!
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Re: How to miss a flight (attempting to visit Ben in Launceston)

Postby christopher::: » Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:58 am

LOL, this is why my friend Larry usually tries to get to airports at least a day ahead, setting up tent and cots over by the waiting area...

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~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: How to miss a flight (attempting to visit Ben in Launceston)

Postby cooran » Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:15 am

Hello Ed and Ben,

Image


Are we there yet?

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Re: How to miss a flight (attempting to visit Ben in Launceston)

Postby Ben » Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:20 am

Hi Chris

I expect Ed and his partner to be just finishing desert at the restaurant and he'll be over shortly after that.
Cheers

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: How to miss a flight (attempting to visit Ben in Launceston)

Postby zavk » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:47 am

Hi friends

Launceston is beautiful. And Ben has a beautiful family. It was great meeting them. A bit of drama this morning but nothing that, honestly, wasn't self-inflicted. But I'm here now and I plan to have as nice a time as I can.

:)
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Re: How to miss a flight (attempting to visit Ben in Launceston)

Postby Ben » Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:26 pm

Thanks Ed
It was great to meet you and your partner last night!
Have a great day today exploring Launnie!
My wife's off to adult (horse) riders' club and I'll be swimming laps and hanging out with my boys.
metta

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: How to miss a flight (attempting to visit Ben in Launceston)

Postby christopher::: » Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:41 pm

Glad to hear everything turned out well and you all got together!

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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
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Re: How to miss a flight (attempting to visit Ben in Launceston)

Postby zavk » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:54 am

Here's a photo of the two of us:
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