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#3564 From: "Glyn"
Date: Sat Dec 13, 2003 4:46 pm
Subject: Retro-tasking Experiment
#6 - Part 1 glynis5799
This is most of my mail to Liz re
#6, and her session is below. This time I
decided not to use a photo as retro-target, but as I was going to a Christmas
party with friends I decided to use that as a sort of outbounder. Lizs
comments and more of mine are in Part 2.
Sent: 13 December 2003 12:08
To: Elizabeth Hambrook
Subject: Retro-tasking experiment #6
The venue was a pub restaurant. At 8 pm there were eleven of us, some sitting,
some standing, waiting to go into the restaurant to have our meal. I was
standing with a group of others, my arm resting on the top of a shelf thing (you
know I cant remember what it was, but it was wood), and I was taking (large)
sips from a glass of vodka and tonic :-). The pub/hotel/inn is in a very old
building, and the bar has lots of wood and beams. Plenty of people there, and
colour, and noise
&&&&.Well, I have looked at your session (below), and there are bits and pieces
there that would correspond.
People, glass, hand, gold light (yes the lights in the place were very yellowy).
Cross or star&well I dont know about cross (probably somewhere as loads of
Christmas decorations around), but I saw star shapes in the Christmas
decorations; some being gold. Pole&well, its hard to describe and I didnt take
a camera (I should have),but the bar seating where we were consists of small
areas on upper and lower levels, (sort of booths but larger)&.anyway where I
was standing there was one of these seating areas up a few steps from me, and
there were wooden vertical uprights around it. Sorry, cant describe very
well. Lots of glowing/shining things (Christmas lights on the Christmas tree
etc). The surface against which I was leaning and had my hand on at the time was
polished and smooth wood. No obvious rock, and it was definitely not cool;
quite the opposite in fact (phew!)&.but my vodka was cold .
There is one thing that did stand out in my memory that I immediately noticed
when I read through your session though (which is usually a good sign..as sort
of recognition). It happened a bit later on, when we were seated at the table
and the festivities were in full swing. I was chatting with someone, and while I
was doing that I was fiddling with the end of a discarded Christmas cracker; as
yer do :-). Do you have these Christmas Cracker things where you are? They
are usually put on the dining table.....there is one for each person, and they
are meant to be pulled apart by two people, and they go bang and theres
usually a paper party hat and a motto or joke and maybe some silly trinket
This thing had a pattern that was sort of holographic, and it was twinkling very
brightly in the lights and caught my eye..&and it had my full attention at one
point because it was unusual in that crackers are often made of very thin
cardboard and tissue, whereas this was the stronger cardboard type that you can
fill with your own paper hats etc&which I think that the restaurant did to save
money, because only about one in five had a little gift in it ;-).
Well it had been torn away from the body, but where it had been joined the
cardboard was spiked and someone had flared out the ends and stood it
upright on its end. Yes, that description definitely did gel with me
Well, my target was very broad in scope, so there were probably bound to be some
correlations, but IMO that last impression said something to me that was more
than just coincidence. What do you think Liz?
The target photo for this session was taken of two pyramids bathed in golden
evening light. Gold was the only colour in the photo. There was a car parked at
the base of one pyramid and a few people could be seen although barley
distinguishable because of the distance away from the camera. I thought the
symbology of was hilarious.
Pair of glass jars with gold lids containing preserved pears.
a cross or star
spiked or flared
smooth as satin