S: Artyom & Kimberly Chapter 1: Riding the Dramatic Edge
1: 2010: A Love Story
2: August 29, 2009 Christmas Town As the plane descends, I notice the buildings are very peculiar and I say, "Hey, where are we?" It looks like the Haight, but with a closer look I realize it is Christmas Town. It is very sunny and summer in the North Pole. We are flying in living room that has turned into a plane. The plane begins to have a little turbulence. I direct my thoughts to the writer of the story I am currently in: "Why did the writer have to write in turbulence? Haven't I been through enough already?" The plane descends and the turbulence shakes out. We land so we can talk to Santa Claus. ~ end What am I getting for Christmas this year? ... | ... Dream ...
3: December 21, 2009 "On a more personal note, it was really a delight to meet you on friday. I'd love to stay connected if your open. best, Artyom" | Web Meeting: 12-18-2009 at 4 PM
4: December 27, 2009 me: i'm on a dream path. i study and record all of my dreams. Artyom: like dream yoga /lucid stuff? me: and analyze them and follow them. i surrender to the direction they point - i am working on the death of my ego. Artyom: through dreams? ... interesting... me: yes. Artyom: I've been working intensely with ego disoltion since I was 18, and I'm 41 me: whoa. Artyom: it's often been really painful.. and amazing
7: From Hwy 17, take the MT HERMON EXIT. From the San Jose direction, you would turn right off the ramp onto Mt Hermon Rd
8: At first, the fire didn't start easily. Artyom told me he never had so much trouble getting the fire started! By the end of February, the fire lit by itself. *** In January and February, Artyom taught me a lot about Buddhism and meditation. His guru came to the bay area and he talked to me daily about coming to India and going on a silent retreat. | SILENT RETREAT? | INDIA? | Meditation, Buddhism Enlightenment? | NO WAY!
10: February 09, 2010 My Asian Pear My mom opens the back of her Honda. It is full of my mail and has a swirl of Christmas, there are many Christmas cards. I open a little envelop from the state of California with a letter regarding my unemployment. I need to take care of it right away. There is a gift of a large Asian Pear in there for me. There is something delightful about all the letters for me: a numinous quality and more letters for me than people I know. Numinous Male... Asia | I Decided to go to A Marion Woodman dream workshop to help me sort out if it was wise to go to india and meditate.
11: Numinous Male | So...
12: American Airlines, Flight 292 Arrive: 09:45 pm New Delhi, India (DEL) | Being together is the best place to be! (OMgosh! Did I really sign up for a 10 day silent retreat IN INDIA?)
13: Pahar Gang, Dehli, India
14: SILENT MEDITATION
15: Monkey Mind Revealed Story Layer Uncovered Authentic Self Present
16: Bir & Dharamasala
17: Artyom took care of me when I was annihilated by travelers diarrhea. We stayed at Deer Park and I learned about Buddhism and stayed silent for many days after retreat. Artyom worked in the library and sometimes at night we would go to 4 Tables for dinner. We went up to the land and meditated together overlooking the Kangra Valley. Our relationship was rocky so I broke up with him and told him no more sex without a commitment. Artyom gave me a rose on our way to Dharamasala, and chocolate and looked into my eyes at the Kora and said: "I love you so much." He got me right back in love with him but I managed to hold strong while he told me we would just be friends after I left.
18: ~ Back to the Bay ~ I had a dream that I got season tickets to a love story in San Fran.
19: Artyom moved to Berkeley and after irrefutable attraction and a wild evening of chest pounding/pumping and grinding interplay... Something Clicked! We got back together and fought for 2 months and really didn't enjoy each other at all. :)
20: So we BROKE UP! Ouch! ...and still I had a dream of genuine LOVE
21: Dream August 03, 2011 Re-uniting the Boy Tomato with the Girl Tomato I am in a car with Artyom. We have a talking tomato with us that is yellow and male. We drive to Tillamook Safeway. We take the tomato into the produce department and place it in with the other tomatoes. We are pairing it with a red girl talking tomato that someone is going to purchase and the idea is that they buy them both together so they can be together. Artyom puts the tomato in with the rest and then says he is going shopping. I sit down on the floor and he walks away. Daren Lane is there and he bends down and hugs me for a long time. I get up and walk down a few rows. Karen Keltz is there. I walk back to the tomatoes and Artyom is back. I wrap my arms around him and look him in the eyes and say: "I love you so much." Then we embrace in a kiss and he blushes, his face is red like a tomato. There is something about Karen Keltz seeing his face red.
23: At our parting good-bye, I said I would take the love between us and put it into the world through music. He insisted I play the cello! On my own, a trip to the music store made clear I would play cello. A few weeks later I found a cricket on my window seal... a bug from the stringed instrument family. Then, I went to see the documentary Compassion Rising and learned the Dalai Lama worked closely with Music Millenia to harness the spiritual bond between himself and Thomas Merton. The cellist from this group played that night. I felt Deeply called to His Holiness and Honoring my profound Love and connection with Artyom through music. I began cello lessons. Artyom and I began talking to each other again. Artyom gave me a few lessons and played for me on Tamales Bay on the water with oysters and lovely wine.
25: And here we are really trying it!! The End. To be continued ... -- Chapter 2 -- A & K Love Borg.
27: It doesn't matter where you go in life, what you do ..... it's who you have beside you.