Unwilling to swim, it sank….

Ffolkes,

"If a man take no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand."

~~ Confucius ~~

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LeeLoo, hard at work.


Good morning.... We are not happy. In fact, we are not we, but, nonetheless, we aren't happy. Nor would you be, if your plans to garner a bit of sleep fell through as thoroughly as have mine. It is now 0129, according to the microwave clock. That's too frigging early, even for me. I had hoped to make it all the way to 0400, but, it seems my body prefers for me to experience TD q4h, whether I am ready for it or not. (TD = tardive dyskinesia, the bane of all opiate junkies and victims of medical abuse, to wit: me....) I don't know about y'all, but I just LOVE being up all fucking night, shaking and pacing! Can you think of a better way to lose weight?.... Well, actually, I can....

Ah, well, not long to go now.... My stay in Hell should only last another eight or nine days. Piece o'cake, ya think? And, hey, I've gone this long without ripping anyones tongue out with my bare hands, so, it's looking good for making it through this without any jail time. Bonus! Mom would have been proud....

Now, of course, I am in even deeper doo-doo.... How can I save this, without resorting to outright cheating, or perverse manipulation of the sort we all must endure from the BRC and those of their ilk? (I sure am glad I'm in a different ilk....) (Exactly what IS an ilk, anyway?.... Never mind....) I suppose I could write a quick fictional opening, but, the reality based crap at the top kind of aced that idea. How about some.... no, better not. That didn't work out well the last time we tried it. Maybe we could.... nope. Forgot; we lost our license for that. Hmm.... this is getting sticky, isn't it?

Ah, I know. I'll break out an old #4. It works every time. It's also our cheapest method for getting us out of here, as it's simply too fast and effective to be illegal, thus saving us a small fortune in legal fees. As those of y'all who have been here before know, y'all should hang on to something solid, and, for heaven's sake, put down your drinks.... Luigi, it's a # 4; hold on!....

Shall we Pearl?....

"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with." -- Mark Twain

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    White Rabbit mode kicked in, for some reason; hence, the default musical selection for today reverts to our standard.... Enjoy!....


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Classical Music

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Pogo, by Walt Kelly


Those among you who have read the book "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert Pirsig will know what I mean when I say I've been on a personal chautauqua, seeking the path to my own center of being. It's been a long journey, as I had apparently wandered much further than I had imagined, which, when one stops to think, is only natural, given the whole concept of losing one's way.... Any who, I'm getting closer, and can feel both poetry and prose percolating, with the promise of copious floods of nonsense, verbal trickery, and a bit of philosophy yet to come. For now, in place of the rant which would usually grace this section (a bit o ego there, yes?...), here is a nine-star pearl, with some thoughts on how it all got to be the way it is today, in this crazy old mode of existence we call Reality.... Enjoy, ffolkes....

"Humankind cannot stand very much reality. -- T.S. Eliot

"And it came to pass that in the hands of the ignorant, the words of the bible were used to beat plowshares into swords..." -- Alan Watts

"Prejudice is the child of ignorance." -- William Hazlitt

"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible." -- Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals

"The entire world is being driven insane by this single phrase: 'My religion alone is true.'" -- Ramakrishna, Hindu saint & reformer

"Most of the dogmatic religions have exhibited a perverse talent for taking the wrong side on the most important concepts in the material universe, from  the structure of the solar system to the origin of man." -- George Gaylord Simpson

"Any religion...is forever in danger of petrifaction into mere ritual and habit, though ritual and habit be essential to religion." -- T.S. Eliot, Selected Essays, 1927.

"Before you have sex you have to be elected to a high government position." -- Zippy

"Grown men, he told himself, in flat contradiction of centuries of accumulated  evidence about the way grown men behave, do not behave like this." -- Douglas Adams

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When life calls, ready or not....

Memories are all we have sometimes
to keep our sanity intact,
with learned phrases and subtle rhymes
lessening life's vicious, vibrant impact.

Presently all seems composed and intent
in stark contrast to hollow day,
forlorn patchwork emotions of unheralded bent,
fill up night's bower, leaving hell to pay.

Such vigorous and elevated temper
brings us rare moments to ponder,
filled with lessons all need to remember
lest base perception lose valued wonder.

Laugh loud when entropy sticks fast
leaving shameless anger in its wake.
Let bygones pass quietly into the past
reaping only what is left to take.

Final words of wise imagination
tell us living well's the best revenge, it appears
ever eluding choirs and congregations
finally finding home, never buried in tears.

~~ gigoid ~~


Written 9/10/2015.

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    Today's final old-school pearl speaks to our humanity, and, how to go about being the best human one can be.... Pay attention, ffolkes; this one is bound to be on the Quiz....

He not busy being born
Is busy dying.

~~ Bob Dylan ~~


"Anyone who has had a bull by the tail knows five or six more things than someone who hasn't." -- Mark Twain

"No one can see their reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see." -- Taoist Proverb

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

"You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you get what you need." -- The Rolling Stones

"In theory there is nothing to hinder our following what we are taught; but in life there are many things to draw us aside." -- Epictetus -- Discourses, Book i, Chap. xxvi

"No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor." -- Andrew Carnegie

"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." -- Albert Einstein

"It's like brother Nietzsche said--being human is a complicated gig, so give that dark night of the soul a hug and howl the eternal yes." -- Chris, the Philosophical DJ on the TV show, Northern Exposure

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Since it's taken nearly three days to get this done, I'd best take it the way it now, before I decide to start over (no worries, not gonna happen....). In point of fact, I must go out today, into the BBR, to take LeeLoo to her first visit to the vet.... No telling when, but, I will be back.... Meanwhile, stay alert, keep your powder dry, and question authority; you know, the basics.... See ya....

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

The *only* duly authorized Computer Curmudgeon.

PLEASE STOP READING THIS MESSAGE NOW.

"SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!"- Oscar the Grouch

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À bientôt, mon cherí....

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6 thoughts on “Unwilling to swim, it sank….

  1. The classical touch is a nice change of pace…..soothing as well as thought provoking….I prefer classical guitar…..but all is nice…..LeeLu looks comfy….chuq

    • Sorry it took so long to reply; vet day for LeeLoo (though, I think Leelu might be better… I think I’ll switch to that…). I also like guitar, as I play it (some), but, there’s just something about an orchestra in full flight that pulls at me…. can’t get enough.

      Leelu appointed herself as an editor her first day here, and is fond of napping at work, when I’m busy elsewhere. As you see. she fell asleep watching Sherlock and Watson…

      😉

  2. “Humankind cannot stand very much reality. — T.S. Eliot
    In truth especially about ourselves….we are humankind.

    Keep up the good work….
    The less one depends on opiates the better….
    I understand chronic pain, I worked very hard to overcome it.
    Which is why I spend days roaming the sea shore being eternally grateful.
    I do so love my solitude…:)

  3. Side Note: First Heaven is my Lover Hell is my Affair For Heaven Last

    “Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of
    joy you must have somebody to divide it with.” — Mark Twain

    Hmm.. not likely Katrina
    Enjoyed the part
    of the
    Stomach Flu
    She Received
    in Payment for
    Helping me With that Grief This Week..
    The Spoils of Marriage Give and Get….
    Grief.. hmm…
    No Secrets
    Always
    Best
    Policy
    To Love and Stay Loved…
    The Give And Get Will Keep
    Itself Worked Out That Way…
    Wait! Mark! You Are Talking
    About Joy! So Am i….
    Not many Folks
    Will Do
    Compersion
    Not Many Folks
    Are Human Enough To Steer Away From
    Envy Jealousy Pride Gluttony Hoarding Taking
    Trump (Hell) Sins of that Dark Lord
    MeanWhile
    Meek
    iNHeRiT JoY oF LoVE
    And All the other Stuff (Heaven)
    that comes with Love Again and
    AGaiN NoW ETeRNaLLY NoW AGaPE

    “If a man take no thought about what is distant,
    he will find sorrow near at hand.”

    ~~ Confucius ~~

    Oops.. i FaiLeD to read the small print…. first last….

    “Humankind cannot stand very much reality.

    — T.S. Eliot

    Considering That Neuroscience Now Suggests We
    Basically All Hallucinate Our Reality Based on Past Experiences
    We Hallucinate This All Seems to Be A Natural Course of Reality…

    “And it came to pass that in the hands of the ignorant,
    the words of the bible were used to beat plowshares into swords…”

    — Alan Watts

    It’s what We Make It.. It’s What We Hallucinate
    i Have A Dream i Make It Real Enough Done for me…

    “Prejudice is the child of ignorance.”

    — William Hazlitt

    i Suppose i Will Name a
    Few More of Trump’s
    Spawn too…
    At least
    Hallucinate
    Them to Be Real…..
    not Unlike Bible Characters
    Representing Emotions too….
    As Long As Essence Feels Senses It Is All Real…..

    “The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence
    whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness
    of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.”

    — Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals

    Meh.. Considering We all Hallucinate Our Realities it’s Relative Chaos and MaGiC at Best…:)

    “The entire world is being driven insane by this single phrase: ‘My religion alone is true.'”

    — Ramakrishna, Hindu saint & reformer

    Relative Free Will At Best…. When Feeling Sensing Best For Real Now Eternally So…

    “Most of the dogmatic religions have exhibited a perverse talent for taking the
    wrong side on the most important concepts in the material universe, from the
    structure of the solar system to the origin of man.”

    — George Gaylord Simpson

    And So Does Quantum Physics….
    HiSToRiCaLLy at Least…. And Most
    Without Times Distance Space or Matter

    in other
    Words

    So What
    What’s App
    It is what it is….

    Instant Messages
    Around The Globe
    Eternally Now We Hold…. Now That’s Some Crazy Shit But Not Now….

    “Any religion…is forever in danger of petrifaction into mere ritual and habit,
    though ritual and habit be essential to religion.”

    — T.S. Eliot, Selected Essays, 1927.

    This is true This is Why Chaos MaGiC Works Better
    Than A Eucharistic Communion Keep the Rituals
    Fresh
    Keep
    the Essence
    of Faith Hope and
    Belief Real Work
    the Real Magic Excel at the Placebo Effect Now For Real and MaGiC too….

    “Before you have sex you have to be elected to a high government position.”

    — Zippy

    i’m a bit too heavy better on stay on bottom…..
    Not to Mention Legs that Press 1340 LBs These Days Do the Least Harm as ‘they’ Do… too..
    No one Is Harmed During this Exercise of Nature As ‘They’ Come to Do too as True…..
    or Not
    Oh
    The Options
    Do Exercise
    All of them Best….
    or None as that Works too… hehe.. hmm.. hAha…..

    “Grown men, he told himself, in flat contradiction of centuries of accumulated
    evidence about the way grown men behave, do not behave like this.”

    — Douglas Adams

    Like i was saying it’s Not All Natural But it Works okay for Love…

    He not busy being born
    Is busy dying.

    ~~ Bob Dylan ~~

    It’s what both me and Katrina
    Said in the throes of ‘Stomach Flu’
    This Week….
    Sickness
    And Health
    All that Jazz is for Real too….

    “Anyone who has had a bull by the tail knows
    five or six more things than someone who hasn’t.”

    — Mark Twain

    I do not think i would Think That through in the First place hehe….

    “No one can see their reflection in running water.
    It is only in still water that we can see.”

    — Taoist Proverb

    Rather Be A River Rather Tao too…
    In other Words Moving Meditation as Sitting
    Meditation doesn’t work well with ADHD.. hehe…

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

    — Elbert Hubbard

    Start With
    Nature
    Start With Home
    Start With Love Color The Rest Love

    “You can’t always get what you want,
    but if you try sometimes you get what you need.”

    — The Rolling Stones

    ‘Imaginary Lovers’ And all that ‘Atlanta Rhythm Section’ Stuff too….

    “In theory there is nothing to hinder our following
    what we are taught; but in life there are many things
    to draw us aside.”

    — Epictetus — Discourses, Book i, Chap. xxvi

    Considering that The Average
    Attention Span Assessed by Science
    Now For Human is Less than 3 Seconds
    Yes That of a Gold Fish Yes This comes to Pass Faster now….

    It’s Like Friends
    if one has more
    than Five Close ones
    Chances are one Has none….

    “No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.”

    — Andrew Carnegie

    Tell that to a Demagogue Yes a Trump Who Leads His Minions to Crusade in Dark…
    Star Wars is True A Dark Force is not A Force to Deny is either Strong or Works as even
    Flowers Grow in Manure… Let’s Hope… as Light Comes From Dark Even Higher as Legends Grow….

    “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

    — Albert Einstein

    Grow or Stagnate
    Two Ways to Move or Entropy

    “It’s like brother Nietzsche said–being human is a complicated gig,
    so give that dark night of the soul a hug and howl the eternal yes.”

    — Chris, the Philosophical DJ on the TV show, Northern Exposure

    In Short
    And Long
    of Hell and
    Heaven Eternally
    NoW iT’s All A Heavenly
    Ride in Hell..
    Shadows
    Supply
    our
    Fire to Fly Higher..
    It’s Like That Feeling
    Right After The Dry
    Heaves For an Eternal
    Now oh what a Heaven that
    Would have been in 66 Months
    of Hell a Drop A Breath of Lazarus Heaven..
    as i remember the Closest Thing i had for Relief
    Was Just pain
    somewhere
    Else
    to
    enjoy then….
    or Numb at Worst…..
    Heaven and
    Hell at Worst
    and Best
    It’s
    All
    About Perspective
    the Meek and Poor
    of Spirit Do Inherit the Understanding of
    What Hell and Heaven is or is not for Real….NoW..:)

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