Fabulous shoes, Margo. Jimmy Choo?….


“And God said: “Let there be cats!”.

 and He was promptly ignored.”

~~ Genesis 6:66 ~~


Image stolen from the Europa Ice Wolfie

Morning, ffolkes. Gosh, I don’t believe I’ve seen a screen this white in a long time. Empty, too. I suppose I’ll have to do something about that…. Hey, I’ve got a great idea! Why don’t I write a Pearl? Yeah, I think I will. I haven’t done that in, well, at least 23 hours or more….

You may cease the giggling now, or, wait!…. Was that a growl I heard from the back of the cabin? No need to get testy. Just because I try something new doesn’t mean y’all can just fire off like that. Think of what could happen if one of those actually hit me! Nasty. Okay, so, I know it’s not all that, or even all that funny, or compelling, or any other descriptive pronoun one wishes to use, but, hey, it was different….. Alright, alright, I see your point….. SIGH….

Okay, so, I’ll do this…. I’ll give up. Ffolkes, this is the intro. The Pearl, such as it is, is below. Go read it.

That’s all I’ve got….

Shall we Pearl?

“Nothing endures but change.’ — Heraclitus (540?-480? B.C.)



Camile Saint-Saëns

Image from Wikimedia

At one time, I heard this man described as the hardest working classical composer of all time; he wrote an INCREDIBLE amount of music in his lifetime…. and, as far as I can tell by what I’ve heard (quite a bit of it..) all of it was as good as these piano concertos…. Enjoy, ffolkes, this is one of humanity’s brightest lights….


Camile Saint-Saëns






    It’s been quite a while since I talked about Pearls, so, today’s rant will be replaced with an older discussion of said Pearls, from the archives….

From 3/28/2012:

“All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.” — Federico Fellini

It has been a while since I talked about Pearls, so when I stumbled upon the above quote, I knew it was time….. Pearls of Virtual Wisdom come with a caveat and disclaimer, to wit: These Pearls consist of ideas and concepts, and even procedures, that are Virtual Wisdom. They should never be confused with, or used as, Real Wisdom; the results can be somewhat unpredictable, have been known to cause injury, and in one case, (my own), have resulted in months of severe depression. (Of course, that depression may not be due strictly to the intrinsic differences in the Pearls themselves, but rather a direct result of inattention to which variety I was using at the moment)  Regardless of how real Pearls of Virtual Wisdom may appear, or how shiny they look to the untrained eye, the author assumes no liability for failure to heed this caveat.

That being said, let us for a moment consider pearls as incarnations of jewels, as the precious gems of rare beauty and great value they become when freed from the oyster, the shelter which created each layer of the pearl’s beauty out of its own pain…. The soft sheen of a fine pearl, luminescent in the dimness, glowing in the light, has captivated the eyes and imaginations of men and women since the first oyster was plucked from the sea bed to become someone’s supper, and has inspired those who fall under its spell to acts of great sacrifice, and acts of great cruelty, in the quest to possess these timeless treasures from the sea.

Thus the metaphorical nature of the Pearls of Virtual Wisdom becomes apparent, as we see that although virtual wisdom looks just like real wisdom, the difference may be likened to the difference between naturally produced pearls, and those that are cultivated in laboratories.  One is shiny, and of great value for its rarity and beauty, naturally endowed; the other is shiny, but of lesser value, due to lesser rarity, and a somehow lesser beauty, as made by the hand of man. The subtle differences are of little note, except to Reality, which always knows which wisdom is which, as it knows which pearl is which; hence the caveat and  disclaimer, to avoid any conflicts with Reality due to negligence on my part…..so, please use these Pearls with appropriate caution, and they will bring you joy for years to come…..

“Did an Italian CRANE OPERATOR just experience uninhibited sensations in a MALIBU HOT TUB?” — Zippy the Pinhead



All Things will Die

All Things will Die

Clearly the blue river chimes in its flowing

Under my eye;
Warmly and broadly the south winds are blowing

Over the sky.
One after another the white clouds are fleeting;
Every heart this May morning in joyance is beating

Full merrily;
Yet all things must die.
The stream will cease to flow;
The wind will cease to blow;
The clouds will cease to fleet;
The heart will cease to beat;
For all things must die.
All things must die.
Spring will come never more.
O, vanity!
Death waits at the door.
See! our friends are all forsaking
The wine and the merrymaking.
We are call’d–we must go.
Laid low, very low,
In the dark we must lie.
The merry glees are still;
The voice of the bird
Shall no more be heard,
Nor the wind on the hill.
O, misery!
Hark! death is calling
While I speak to ye,
The jaw is falling,
The red cheek paling,
The strong limbs failing;
Ice with the warm blood mixing;
The eyeballs fixing.
Nine times goes the passing bell:
Ye merry souls, farewell.
The old earth
Had a birth,
As all men know,
Long ago.
And the old earth must die.
So let the warm winds range,
And the blue wave beat the shore;
For even and morn
Ye will never see
Thro’ eternity.
All things were born.
Ye will come never more,
For all things must die.

~~ Alfred Lord Tennyson ~~



    Today’s final section is another pearl giving advice on how to live life in such a way it becomes a path to peace, rather than a constant struggle to survive…. Enjoy!….

“Down in their hearts, wise men know this truth: the only way to help yourself is to help others.” — Elbert Hubbard

“What is known as wisdom is ultimately only a perpetual thinking it over, i.e., non-action as first impulse.” — E.M. Cioran

“I count religion but a childish toy … there is no sin but ignorance.” — Thomas Jefferson

“Cato said, “I had rather men should ask why my statue is not set up, than why it is.” — Plutarch (46-120 AD) — Political Precepts

“Examine what is said, not him who speaks.” — Arabian proverb

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” — Sir Edmund Hillary

“Dwell as near as possible to the channel in which your life flows.” — Thoreau


“How did the great rivers and seas gain dominion over the hundred lesser streams?  By being lower than they.” — Lao Tzu

And THAT is why this is the most important of today’s aphorisms; this concept seals the deal on all that went before…. If y’all need a bit of time to assimilate that idea, well, now is a good time to take it, ‘cuz I’m outta here…. See y’all tomorrow, ffolkes…..

Y’all take care out there,
and May the Metaphorse be with you;
Blessed Be, dearest Carole, Mark,Theresa, & Richy
and everyone else, too…

When I works, I works hard.
When I sits, I sits loose.
When I thinks, I falls asleep.

Which is Why….

Sometimes I sits and thinks,
   and sometimes,
I just sits.

gigoid, the dubious


“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch

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À bientôt, mon cherí….


6 thoughts on “Fabulous shoes, Margo. Jimmy Choo?….

  1. Love the music, as always…… smile I pinched some or your quotes. grin
    Gigoid, there are some strange people about….I posted a tweet about feminism ( I do not like labels) and ggrrrrrr I woz inundated right wing prats…yuk. I dealt with them, being a warrior….oh,dear the roast beef and Yorkshire brigade leave me cold and their political views. Falkland islands to you…crikey…..sad…..they are clinging on to a time that has gone gone gone.
    I trust you are well…..
    Pennie,the doubtful…. if she will survive on twitter…..

    • Lady P…

      Glad you enjoyed today’s mess; the quotes are free and clear, so feel free…


      re: Twitter, tweeting, and twits: A man goes to the doctor & says, “Doc, when I do this, it hurts!” The doc says, “Don’t do that. That’ll be $50….”

      Badaboom…. or, in short, fuck ’em. It’s just noise.

      I do love beef & Yorkshire pudding, though, even if I can’t chew it very well anymore…. Not the F. I. beef dudes, the real bovine kind, which, fortunately, remains extant at the local butcher.

      I am as well as can be expected for an old, no-longer-quite-so-fat, foolish, but, frank and friendly old hippie with flat feet and flatulence; no complaints today, so, all is good….




  2. You are funny, you are younger than me!
    I don’t have flat feet…however…grin
    I am always interested in reaching out to people….some people are really kind. A lovely lady in Pakistan and well, all over the world. I think if you use twitter properly it can aid communication. That is very important, especially for women who have no rights.Look east. It is a way of educating as long as you have a laptop!
    The other thing is that the elderly feel less lonely after they have discovered the internet. It does not replace touch and never will. However, it can touch spirit and for a lot of people aid communication and spreads kindness around. There are always the odd one or two. Being a bit of an old hippie myself I think kindness is essential.
    Glad you enjoy ‘rost bif!’ I try not to eat red meat. Once in a blue moon. Now, that reminds me, I avoid the medical profession like the plague!
    Mental health is so important…
    Your quotes are being retweeted quite a bit ya know!
    Cya and take care
    Lady P.

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  4. Reblogged this on gigoid and commented:


    There won’t be a fresh Pearl today, for multiple reasons, the foremost of which is my most persistent demon’s reappearance at 0400 this morning. The ensuing battle continues to rage, & is distracting enough to prevent any focus on cogitation. I’ll be spending the day in meditation, when not actively struggling to douse flames of homicidal intent, & may, or may not, get to the next Pearl. Time, that mouthy asshole, will tell, as always.Y’all needn’t worry about me; I’ve lived through this before, and will do so again. For now, it’ merely disrupts my routine, which annoys Leelu no end, so, balance must be found, for both our sakes. In the interim, keep your weapons at hand, and stay alert. There is madness loose in the world; George Carlin was right, as usual; a little piece of hell breaking loose is worse than the whole deal at once. Until I can find my way back to sanity, y’all be well, & happy as you may….& I hope you enjoy today’s re-blog. This one is special, in a sense; it is the blog most recommended by WP as auxiliary reading…. See ya….

    gigoid, the dubious, battling away….

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