Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Welcome Mat Gets Another footstep

I am delighted to welcome Jujupoison.
A Leo!!!!!!!!!!
It was one of those chance encounters in an art gallery. Juju and I could not stop talking and knew it would take several lifetimes to catch up. I leapt with joy when she knew so well one of my favorite writers, Alice Adams. There is always an unmistakable warmth when people like the same authors. This woman knows how to listen. A precious curiosity and knowledge to impart. Another great addition to our pantheon of wise ones.
Welcome, Juju. A tall and gorgeous Leo. The spinners and weavers here will love your fashion sense.


Anonymous JuJu said...

OHHH Thank You JM. What a wonderful welcome. I'm so happy. Meeting you was such a treat. I've been out all day, and just went by the store to buy stuff to make chicken soup and came back to check your site and found. . . Chicken Soup! I'm amazed -- and also knowing you maybe I should expect amazement. I'll be back later -- I have very little time these days but hope to check in regularly.

Cheers. I'm off to the kitchen...

16/9/06 4:36 PM  
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16/9/06 5:27 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

Greetings, juju!! Fun place, this site of jm's . . . soooo, you actually know jm in the physical world . . . maybe you can convince her to get some photos of her costumes for us!! :-)

16/9/06 5:52 PM  
Anonymous tseka said...

Neith said...

Greetings, juju!! Fun place, this site of jm's . . .

Ditto from tseka, welcome, welcome.

Neith continued....
soooo, you actually know jm in the physical world . . . maybe you can convince her to get some photos of her costumes for us!! :-)

Heh Heh Neith, this could be what (WHO) we have been waiting for! Myrtle Rae is full of good intentions but i swear the woman loses track of our reqests as soon as she leaves the room!

16/9/06 6:16 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Oh no! I'm in trouble!

Juju, what a great report! This is wonderful.

It was an unforgettable meeting. And so unexpected. Glad to hear you will be dropping by. You have that magic with words, among other things. Writers tend to be like this.

Our meeting also created a painting in my mind, as creative as you are all around.

16/9/06 7:18 PM  
Anonymous JuJu said...

Thank you all for your warm welcome. I only had the pleasure of meeting jm once, and monopolized her the whole evening, making the hostess a little jealous, I'm afraid. She is indeed a beautiful and rare person, but in some ways you may know her better than I, as you have had, for some time, a daily relationship with her, though cyberspatial. But I'm sure she'll reveal those other selves in the proper space and time....

16/9/06 7:20 PM  
Anonymous JuJu said...

JM Our posts just crossed paths (of course). And I haven't even had time to read the comments to the chicken soup post yet. I think you may have three threads going at once today... I know nothing of music, but that is what comes to mind -- a weaving -- is the word polyphony?

16/9/06 7:24 PM  
Blogger jm said...

First this one I just pecked out.

Juju. You really are a writer. The wisdom. This is most fortunate.

16/9/06 7:32 PM  
Blogger jm said...



My god. What a perfect word. Where do I begin?

What a joy to have your words, juju.

Of course, that's how it all began the other night.

And BTW, I had some curious thoughts about the hostess and what occurred, and it's interesting you should mention this.

16/9/06 7:35 PM  
Anonymous JuJu said...

I'm really curious about what you thought re the hostess -- I had some thoughts as well, but would like to hear yours first so as not to change or influence your opinion. Also -- wow -- I'm so glad Bill Winters made a good impression on you in person. I trust that. I only encountered him through Be The Change, the Mike Miles organization, before he was an official candidate, but I was impressed with him there -- I just hope politics doesn't make him compromise too much. I know he was or is having a fundraiser with Salazar -who I think is kind of yuk. (hope this is not too much of a tangent for the non-Coloradans out there. . .)

16/9/06 7:51 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I don't like Salazar.

I don't know what to think about Bill beating Tancredo. I feel it's possible, and see it as a portent since Colorado is an indicator of national trends. I'm asking the universe for this one thing.

He didn't want to run but was talked into it. Many people recognize his qualities. He talked to me about the military and war, and how we must stop killing now, get to the other solutions. he has deep feelings about it. There is something soulful about the way he talks of this having such real experience. I can't begin to imagine what will happen to him in Washington. But he is trained as a Marine with unbreakable discipline. He could be the wave of the future.

I kept thinking about how we got into the 'bitch' discussion and felt disturbed, although I shouldn't be, since we all have the streak. But I didn't understand it fully. And wondered what your reaction was.

Since then, I thought of the sorrow and desolation I felt there and if I should avoid going to those galleries or not. I was talking to one of them about singing there. And then of course I met you.

But I can't put my finger on the disturbance.

16/9/06 8:02 PM  
Blogger jm said...

As far as the hostess goes, I didn't get strong personal feelings one way or the other. but there was a certain freedom around her to be my natural flawed self with safety. There was a loneliness in the vibe.

16/9/06 8:04 PM  
Anonymous JuJu said...

Here is my take. But you were at the art show before we got there -- interesting that you felt "sorrow and desolation." Peter, my boyfriend of about 9 months, the German guy you met, has known the artist and the hostess for a long time but it was my first time meeting both of them. He told me he'd even had a crush on the hostess, which surprised me, as I felt we were so different. When we were first introduced she grabbed me in a hug that was so dramatic and prolonged I felt somehow as if she were trying to control me. I couldn't play along although I didn't want to be rude, but all evening I felt as if she wanted to fit me into her plan for things and I couldn't fit. I sort of felt like the bitch discussion was her way of calling me a bitch. Which maybe in a way I was. It didn't really bother me. But I also felt for her -- that loneliness that you picked up on, and her face looked like her life had been hard. I guess I felt a kind of insecurity in her that wanted to control instead of let things find their way. BTW, I admired you for going to the gallery, not knowing the people there, and of course it made my evening -- I think otherwise I would have been extremely bored .

16/9/06 8:25 PM  
Blogger jm said...

That explains a lot, juju. I am shocked that he was attracted to her.

Now I understand the bitch factor. I wonder why she felt this about you. You are stunning and powerful of course, so I would guess a lot of women feel this.

The control aspect is accurate. A sort of iron fisted style and relentless.

I WAS bored before you got there.

I like to go places where I don't know anybody. It's freeing for me, and I have no trouble introducing myself.

Boredom is my biggest problem.

16/9/06 8:35 PM  
Blogger jm said...

LOL!!!!!! Here we go again. Just like the first night!

We definitely have a future together!

16/9/06 8:37 PM  
Anonymous JuJu said...

I think intelligent people are more often bored. Their minds want to play or be fed and not left to stultify. Most people seem so careful in their thoughtt.

Anyhow, thank you again for all this. I think I'm off to bed.

16/9/06 8:40 PM  
Anonymous JuJu said...

Yup. Crossed posts again. The future is bright...

16/9/06 8:41 PM  
Blogger jm said...

'Night juju. Sweet dreams.

16/9/06 8:43 PM  

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