Teachers with Ropes-1

42 thoughts on “Teachers with Ropes-1

  1. Nedra Matteucci Gallery
    Saturday June 4 2016

    I left Fenn’s Searchers movie screening looking for the gallery Forrest and Peggy used to own. I think that walking the grounds he and Peggy used to walk might place me inside his head, give me insight! Wow, the place is much smaller than I imagined. A lady greets me at the entrance and smiles- “how can I help you?”
    she seems sincere to me.
    me- “Hi, can you direct me to the pond outside?”
    A few couples are standing looking at various pieces of art inside the building. I try to ignore them and walk with purpose to my destination. I hate art, it has absolutely no value to me whatsoever. Outside, it is beautiful here. The pond, trees, bronze sculptures, flowers…everything is perfect. I think about Forrest and Peggy directing the construction of the entire area years ago. Such as where the different trees should go, the shape of the pond, going over drawings and blueprints making changes. sometimes in agreement, sometimes not. How lucky are they to have lived so long and be able to see this all grown up. Quite an achievement in itself. I walked the entire path around the pond. Hey! there’s a sculpture by Glenda Goodacre. I’ve read about her on Dal’s blog. Back inside the building, a worker sits at a desk. I asked her if she knew Forrest and Peggy.She says “No I’ve only been here six months.” I’m wondering where the old office is that Forrest and Peggy sat counting the money. I asked another worker and they don’t know either. I’m not going to buy anything here so it’s probably best if i leave. I was only there about 45 mins but that was enough. Just knowing my feet had traced the same steps as Forrest had, years ago was all i needed. At my rental car in the parking lot I take a photo of the license plate. The last two letters are FF. what are the chances of that? I sent it to Dal for the Essence of Fennboree photo contest.
    Essentially everyone drove to Fennboree.
    makes sense to me.
    I left the gallery headed south for Madrid, NM. Thats where they filmed the movie Wild Hogs. On my way i gained some insight thinking about lines Forrest wrote in TTOTC…..
    “in my mind i’ve always been the best at collecting things”
    “why not let others come looking for it after i’m gone”
    “so I bought a chest and started filling it with wonderful things”

    Wow, At Nedra Matteucci I was in the bronze box itself on a larger scale. It’s the same thing. FF doesn’t know any other way.

      (Quote)

  2. George Washington is a big hint in Teachers With Ropes

    don’t tell too many people about this. i’m tryin to keep it under the radar

      (Quote)

  3. I’m at Mesa Verde waiting for the gates to open and decided to venture out on foot away from the pullout to see what the powers that be might allow me to witness. I encountered an old cedar woman crying, and clutching her baby close.

      (Quote)

  4. Good morning everyone! I’m happy to report that the bronze box, the treasure chest is not at the Telluride Historical Museum. Although I did find several chests and possible blazes I could not photograph them because it is forbidden. No photography or cam corders. So you’ll have to take my word on this one. This museum is affiliated with the smithsonian so it is top notch. I really enjoyed my visit. It truly amazes me how our early settlers were able to accomplish so much with so little. I’m a machinist by trade, and to see the workings of mining equipment, railroads, shipping, war equipment is a treat. Everything they used for tools was so primitive. In walking the streets of Telluride today I saw a lot of remodeling of old homes going on. Of course the carpenters, roofers, plumbers use power tools to get it done fast. Hurry hurry hurry. In the old days it seems every aspect of life was much slower, to be savored. On a sidewalk in downtown Telluride I encountered a group of about 20 kids with 3 adult girls walking with them. I asked one of the girls if they were on a field trip. She said yes we’re going to the library. It made me think of the chapter Teachers with Ropes so I asked her if it was ok to take their picture and she said sure.

      (Quote)

  5. …so I’d ask each student to come forward and feel the bronze. (Effort)

    They couldn’t understand why it was cold to the touch when it was in a warm room.
    (Cold)

    “Your effort will be worth the cold”

    A hint to the Teachers with Ropes chapter.

      (Quote)

  6. Chris Yates:
    some addt’l things

    the knots in the rope and thechildren holding onto eachknot, like representing divisions in the rope, are probably representing divisions of longitude in the rope

    divisions of longitude and latitude are related to nautical miles and measuring speed in Knots

    here is a link if anyone wants to read up on it, but understanding there is a connection is whats important imo

    www.onlineconversion.com/faq_07.htm

    the reason why FF allows the children to TOUCH the painting is because they are the Longitude lines, and longitude lines touch

    the rope is the latitude line, and they DO NOT TOUCH

    Brilliant deduction, Chris. It ties in and explains the clues on page 33. You already know the symbolism and importance of 33. Page 33, lots of circle and sphere imagery along with 2 intersecting straight lines (First and French). Longitude and latitude lines on a globe or cross hairs of a gun sight. Both pinpoint location.

      (Quote)

  7. Page 109 of the book, teachers with ropes

    the rope is a horizontal line, like a Latitude line is horizontal

    the first page of this chapter makes very clear DO NOT TOUCH

    one of the characteristics of latitude lines is that they NEVER TOUCH

    longitude lines touch each other at the poles

    the starting page for this chapter, 109, is an important number relating to Latitude because …

    oooh, sowwy , someone telling me to be vewy vewy quiet …..shhhh… this must be a library

      (Quote)

    • some addt’l things

      the knots in the rope and the children holding onto each knot, like representing divisions in the rope, are probably representing divisions of longitude in the rope

      divisions of longitude and latitude are related to nautical miles and measuring speed in Knots

      here is a link if anyone wants to read up on it, but understanding there is a connection is whats important imo

      www.onlineconversion.com/faq_07.htm

      the reason why FF allows the children to TOUCH the painting is because they are the Longitude lines, and longitude lines touch

      the rope is the latitude line, and they DO NOT TOUCH

        (Quote)

      • That was very interesting Chris, thank you for sharing. I was struggling with the significance of that.

        Its interesting what different people find in things. I think thats what is so interesting about this whole thing.

        Good luck on your trip! Have fun and take lots of pictures.

          (Quote)

        • Relax Chris, just completing the picture for Into, who doesnt own the book.

          Not contradicting your idea. You are the wizard, we all realize that. lol

            (Quote)

      • .
        This morning as I was dropping the kids off at school, a friend reminded me of a field trip we both went on last year, to St. Mary’s, MD.

        He specifically mentioned that he was reminding his daughter, of the rope-knot speed trick in nautical measurement. ( She didn’t remember it at first, but he did). The kids got a hands-on, on an old ship, where one kid would play out the equidistant-knotted rope, and another would count off the seconds. Such that, the speed could be derived.

        Anyway, if that helps at all, that knotted ropes were used in time and distance measurements.

        astree

          (Quote)

  8. I know some folks from my old church searched around touch me not mtn. But other than that I don’t know much about NM

      (Quote)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

wp-puzzle.com logo