Epic questions of no import….

Ffolkes,

“Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened.”
 
~~ Terry Pratchett. ~~

Roads

The Road Goes Ever On….


Hajime….. The process here at ECR has become a bit choppy, in terms of how smoothly it progresses. This, in turn, may, or, may not have an effect on the Pearls. Either way, I don’t really care, as long as they’re done. Quality, as you know, is NOT job 1 around here; we leave shit like that to Ford. I do make every attempt to make it as good as I can, but, hey, I’m human, and definitely bozoid, so, I know better than to expect reality to match my expectations…. Hell, I’m damn close to having none, anyway, what with the state of affairs on this sad old ball o’mud…..

Without going into THAT subject, which would, no doubt, keep me here relatively indefinitely, we’ll go for some brevity again, & cut this short. In fact, we’ll cut it REALLY short, & end it here. Surprise!…..

Shall we Pearl?….

“Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.”

~~ Euripides, Orestes (408 BC) ~~


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    We’re going default today, because, for some reason, I am  now running quite late. Don’t know why, but, what is, is. This compilation comes from page seven of the You Tube list of choices in this venue, with the picture that drew my eye…. Enjoy!….

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    I’m not late, particularly, but, the piece I’m working on for this section keeps growing on me. Here, to sublimate, is an older piece, from the day after my 63rd birthday, that came out pretty well…. Try to enjoy it, ffolkes; it’s all we’ve got today…. Oh, and, don’t fret about the time/space anachronisms you see today; we were shameless in using the Tardis to get this done, so, I don’t believe ANY of the times will match, or even resemble each other…. Oh, well….

From 11/2/2013:

According to my usual modus operandi, this section would, and may yet be, a rant of some nature. It’s been a while since I took any real shots at the churches, but, then, they are a bit less of a worthy target than are the politicians of the world. Let us not even begin to think about how the shadowy master class of corporate vampires deserve all the disdain, vituperation, and vicious criticism we can heap upon their nasty little heads; whatever we do will never be enough to pay them back for the damage they’ve done to others, and to our world in general…. No, I’d say I have no real lack of usual targets for my critical regard…. What I have is a lack of angst and/or emotional drama to drive that big ol’ truck…. The one I’d like to flatten them with, as they cross my road to the future….

It would be simple to cruise over to a news site, and pick up a current headline or two to work with; there’s no lack of material there, for sure. Even that doesn’t attract my interest; I guess my birthday gave me a good enough chance to get a lot of that out, and there’s not enough left today to drive any further attempts at ranting…. Too bad, actually, as I did have some rather interesting introspective moments yesterday, as the import of my increasing age grew in my thoughts, taking on a deeper meaning than is usual for me during my day…. I love when that happens, though, even if the contentment and serenity it brings me is such that I don’t want to write about it…. It feels too good to talk about it…. Kind of how a joke is like a frog; if you take either one apart to try to figure it out, they both die….

Since I wouldn’t want anyone with the discrete sensibilities of my Gentle Readers to be confronted with that kind of issue, I’ll just fade back ten yards, and punt…. Here is another old-school pearl for your delectation…. Since I’m not ranting about anything today, I’ll let Smart Bee pick out which pearls it thinks should be included, with, possibly, a few comments of my own, in parentheses to avoid any further confusion….. Remember, ffolkes, this is VIRTUAL wisdom…. don’t try to use it as if it were real….

“If you dig a deep enough hole, someone will want to jump in.” — Smart Bee

(It’s always good to start off strong….)

“My indignation, like th’ imprisoned fire, pent in the troubled breast of Aetna, burnt deep and silent.” — Thomson

(SIGH…. if only it had, we’d have a rant today…..  😦    )   😆

“The silence drew off, baring the pebbles and shells and all the tatty wreckage of my life. Then, at the rim of vision, it gathered itself, and in one sweeping tide, rushed me to sleep.” — Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar

(At first I thought this was here just because it’s so bloody brilliant, in both content and style of execution… Astounding imagery, and powerful yet simple language, expressed with such beauty, the heart aches with it….. It also stretches beyond that, into the outer reaches of credibility and connection, to form a tenuous bond with reality, right here in this pearl…. Amazing, isn’t it?….)

“When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong.  The minority are right.” — Eugene V. Debs

(Mr. Debs, a political activist and reformer in the early twentieth century, had a lot of interesting things to say, many of them equally as true as this one…. If you have the time, look him up; smart guy…..)

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.” — C. G. Jung

(Yep….)

“We would like to apologize for the way in which politicians are represented in this programme.  It was never our intention to imply that politicians are weak-kneed, political time-servers who are more concerned with their personal vendettas and private power struggles than the problems of government, nor to suggest at any point that they sacrifice their credibility by denying free debate on vital matters in the mistaken impression that party unity comes before the well-being of the people they supposedly represent, nor to imply at any stage that they are squabbling little toadies without an ounce of concern for the vital social problems of today.  Nor indeed do we intend that viewers should consider them as crabby ulcerous little self-seeking vermin with furry legs and an excessive addiction to alcohol and certain explicit sexual practices which some people might find offensive.  We are sorry if this impression has come across.” — Monty Python

(Actually, this sums up my opinion of 99% of the politicians I see in public, with incredible accuracy….)

(No apology from me is, or ever will be, tendered for making these assertions, either…. fuck ’em all……)

(When I say, “fuck them all”, I’d like to be clear that I don’t intend that in any positive way at all…. What I mean is, FUCK THEM ALL!!!…. and the white horse they say they rode in on, too…..)

“And never, ever cut a deal with a dragon.” — Smart Bee

(I’m with SB on this one…. The last pearl brings all the rest together perfectly, while at the same time reminding us that we already know the important stuff… I mean, it’s just common sense, right? Any dragon master knows this…..)

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Time, and again….

Life, and/or love, will seldom fit
into any box we keep for them to sit.
Loose and limber, without any reason,
always somewhat out of season.

Surprise, surprise, they seem to say,
we can’t help it, it’s just our way.
If only you would learn, instead of know,
maybe you’d find yourself with one to show.

Deal, just the way it is, now and here,
follow the path, on the other side of fear.
Finding the future isn’t all blood, sweat, and pain,
far, far more than mere joy we stand to gain.

The sages all say not to try, just do,
sounds as simple as putting on a shoe.
I’d say we could really go places,
if we could but learn to tie up the laces….

~~ gigoid ~~

11/1/2013


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Naked Pearls

Getting There….

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“The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart.”

~~ Mencius ~~

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“You can easily judge the character of others
by how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them.”

~~ Malcolm Forbes ~~

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“They may forget what you said,
but they will never forget how you made them feel.”

~~ Carl W. Buechner ~~

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“It costs so much to be a full human being
that there are very few who have
the enlightenment or the courage to pay the price…
One must abandon altogether the search for security
and reach out to the risk of living with both arms…
One has to embrace the world like a lover…
One has to accept pain as a condition of existence…
One has to court doubt and darkness
as the cost of knowing.
One needs a will stubborn in conflict,
but apt always to total acceptance
of every consequence of living and dying.”

~ Morris L. West, “Shoes of the Fisherman” ~~

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“The highest condition takes rise in the lowest.”

~~ Publius Syrus (42 BC) — Maxim 781 ~~

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Life at its noblest leaves mere happiness far behind;
and indeed cannot endure it. .
Happiness is not the object of life:
life has no object:
it is an end in itself;
and courage consists in the readiness
to sacrifice happiness
for an intenser quality of life.”

~~ George Bernard Shaw, Letter, Dec. 1900, ~~

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“I exist as I am, that is enough.”

~~ Walt Whitman ~~

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“Soon you will have forgotten the world,
and the world will have forgotten you.”

~~ Marcus Aurelius, “Meditations” ~~

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Happily may I walk.
May it be beautiful before me.
May it be beautiful behind me.
May it be beautiful below me.
May it be beautiful above me.
May it be beautiful all around me.
In beauty it is finished.
 
~~ Navajo Night Chant ~~


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It’s done. Beyond that, deponent sayeth naught. Not only that, but, I’m dropping y’all like a hot penny today, right here, and right now. Well, now…. no, make that now…. Okay, so, when it’s done, it’s done, and I’m outta here…. Bye! See y’all tomorrow, should I survive my own chutzpah until then….

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


À bientôt, mon cherí….


					
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21 thoughts on “Epic questions of no import….

  1. “As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of
    human existence is to kindle a light of meaning
    in the darkness of mere being.” — C. G. Jung”

    This is my favorite quote from your pearl diving
    today.. gigoid.. And as synchronicity will have
    it.. it now relates
    well to another
    video i came
    across with
    this rather
    zealous
    LoPorto
    fellow..
    about photons
    and plants and
    the continuing
    quest for liGht
    iN aLL DArkness
    oF what iS as WeLL..
    along the way of those
    Symphony oF Science
    Videos i shared recently here..

    Ah… aLL the iNteLLigeNce oF FloWeRinG PlAnts
    requires no human mind or body intelligence
    iN ways of feeLinG or senses..
    yet.. some humans restrict
    thEir purpose iN meaning
    now and then.. to only
    worded feelings and
    senses.. yes..
    theRe iS MUCH
    more to meaning
    and purpose when the
    liGht wE are iS the liGht
    we make.. now as UniVERse
    unto itSelf.. stiLL traveLinG as LiGht..
    iN
    DArk..:)

    • A beautiful video; I am both encouraged by it, and, saddened. The concept presented was subtle, and very accurate. It is also well beyond the understanding of an estimated 95% of humanity, for to understand it, one needs to be able to look inside themselves, to where this knowledge already resides, to feel the truth of it…. Whether by choice, or incapability, far too many of our species wouldn’t understand how to make the necessary adjustments….thus joining those failed pathways into non-existence.

      But, it’ll be nice for those who can connect….

      gigoid

      • So hard it is to
        give up on that
        95% or so..
        who can’t
        seem to
        get the
        deeper
        liGht
        of lIfe
        iN Truth of
        Connection with aLL..
        wheRe truLY no words
        can describe the
        experience
        adequately..
        not even
        poeTry..
        nowiN
        end and
        beginning
        of now it iS
        a mE gAMe
        to connect
        back to
        aLL..
        i could dance beaches
        of bliss and never come
        back online.. but too.. theRe
        is that other 5 percent
        who have a chance
        to be sparked
        to liGht
        and
        ignited
        to greater
        liGhts now..
        and while i work
        for the 95% it is
        likely i wiLL only
        reach few.. but
        each individual
        iS a potential
        UniVerse
        oF Love
        just
        waiting to
        break out of
        a canary’s coal
        mine oF death iN Life.:)

  2. Reblogged this on gigoid and commented:

    Ffolkes,

    For three days now, two issues have prevented my finishing a fresh Pearl. One, SB is being VERY rude, hiding any good pearls behind a ton of poor ones. Second, I’m suffering from a severe lack of ambition, in regards to Pearling at all. This is, naturally, what happens in the midst of demonic wars for sanity, so, there’s nothing to be done for the nonce, but, to go with the flow, & try not to become homicidal. I guess staying out of mundane territory helps, but, sometimes, ya gotta eat, and the only food is out there in the BBR. Ah, well, such is life for those of us who think, and feel, too much…. So be it.

    This Pearl is pretty good; it’s from right about a year ago, & shows off several good sections. It got a lot of views & likes, so, there must be something about it that fills the bill for today. In any case, it’s what I’ve got, and it’s all I’ve got.

    At this point, I can’t say when a fresh one will be done; all I know is, I’ll keep at it until it is. Until then, try to enjoy this one, & wish me luck in the wars…. I’m gettin’ tired, but, there seems to be fewer demons with each attack, so, that’s progress, I guess….

    See y’all later, ffolkes… Gonna go look for my mind….

    gigoid, the dubious

  3. “Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened.”

    ~~ Terry Pratchett. ~~

    It’s opposite
    with me..
    can’t find
    that older person anywHeRe..
    at lEast
    not..
    iN
    heRe..;)

    And that reminds me of a 65 year
    old Lead Life Guard named Arthur..
    a retiree of over 30 years of work as a parole
    officer and a Vietnam veteran who was always
    smiling and out ran and out swam all of the younger
    college age life guards he was supervising then..
    a retired warrant
    officer his
    age thought
    he should
    act his age but
    he refused and is still
    smiling and performing ballet
    in theatrical way as last note to
    me in Walmart awhile back..
    as happy
    as can
    be.. and it must
    have been the mind
    and body balance of
    ballet that moved him into
    heaven too.. don’t think Vietnam
    or Parole Officer work normally has
    that blissful affect and effect overall and
    free style ballet and marital arts definitely
    gets all my emotions regulated and sense
    integrated for constant beyond belief as living ecstasy
    of life.. in fact a lady today at the bank asked me if i was
    feeling impatient by slowly and constantly and artfully moving
    around gently at her counter.. and then i said.. haha.. this is moving
    meditation and if i could put it in a pill i would make a trillion dollars
    but you see you have to work for this as it ain’t a free gift of grace in
    heaven any
    more than
    what the
    Jesus dude
    was a saying either..
    it has to be the trUth and liGht
    of course as the so-called Fundie
    Christians in my area hate life so much
    they want the world to end.. and even voted
    for Trump in expediting their hopes for a fiery end of it all..
    oh.. Lord.. i’d rather dance.. in fACT that’s all i do is dance and sing
    and let
    them
    fall
    with
    grace.. hehe..
    in hopes of a
    fiery end that is
    alReady tHeir hell now..
    it takes work.. wait.. until a
    dirt nap and get a dirt nap..
    reAlly.. it’s not funny it’s.. beyond
    sad aS it’s
    stupid too..
    as
    stupid
    does in hoping
    for you only live once
    now to die wrong now.. as right..;)

    “Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.”

    ~~ Euripides, Orestes (408 BC) ~~

    Typical man..
    forgetting
    luSt
    afraid
    that women
    will run away.. with it..;)

    “If you dig a deep enough hole, someone will want to jump in.”

    — Smart Bee

    Sure..
    half a nation
    plus or minus
    three to five million
    folks
    of
    course
    as lies dig deeper..;)

    “My indignation, like th’ imprisoned fire,
    pent in the troubled breast of Aetna, burnt deep and silent.”

    — Thomson

    Aetna
    sucks..
    worst insurance
    company.. i ever had..;)

    “The silence drew off, baring the pebbles and shells and all the tatty wreckage of my life. Then, at the rim of vision, it gathered itself, and in one sweeping tide, rushed me to sleep.”

    — Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar

    Be the wave..
    polish the sand whole..;)

    “When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong. The minority are right.”

    — Eugene V. Debs

    As far as delegates
    go.. now at leASt..
    true..;)

    “As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.”

    — C. G. Jung

    Sure.. make iT all
    holy and sacred
    with meaning
    and purpose
    and suddenly
    all oF iT is synchronicity
    As A greatest masterpiece
    aLways increaSing iN beauty
    every
    now
    now..
    as one
    brushes A
    painting more
    as masterpiece greater..
    as any humble person
    can and will
    do
    when
    totAlly
    free as whole too..;)

    “We would like to apologize for the way in which politicians are represented in this programme. It was never our intention to imply that politicians are weak-kneed, political time-servers who are more concerned with their personal vendettas and private power struggles than the problems of government, nor to suggest at any point that they sacrifice their credibility by denying free debate on vital matters in the mistaken impression that party unity comes before the well-being of the people they supposedly represent, nor to imply at any stage that they are squabbling little toadies without an ounce of concern for the vital social problems of today. Nor indeed do we intend that viewers should consider them as crabby ulcerous little self-seeking vermin with furry legs and an excessive addiction to alcohol and certain explicit sexual practices which some people might find offensive. We are sorry if this impression has come across.”

    — Monty Python

    SAdly.. over 150 to 200 sets
    of eYes makes rules necessary
    for the reality of survival
    to get
    alonG
    toGeThER
    to avoid subsistence
    gaining stopping.. death..
    so.. sure..
    the alternative
    to politicians
    and politics
    is like
    taxes..
    death for those
    who live without rules
    in big cities.. prey to a predator
    race of scaRcity with no innate difference
    to speak
    of
    at least..:)

    “And never, ever cut a deal with a dragon.”

    — Smart Bee

    And the Lizard
    bRain will
    save
    an
    ass
    when all
    else fAils
    iN terms of heARt/SpiRit
    And Super Tramp Logical SonGs..
    And
    Don’T
    forGet
    A DancE..
    bY A Way..;)

    “The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart.”

    ~~ Mencius ~~

    Still can’t
    find my
    older man heARt..;)

    “You can easily judge the character of others
    by how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them.”

    ~~ Malcolm Forbes ~~

    Give
    or not
    to be..;)

    “They may forget what you said,
    but they will never forget how you made them feel.”

    ~~ Carl W. Buechner ~~

    Non-verbal
    Language
    rules as science clearly shows with words..;)

    “It costs so much to be a full human being
    that there are very few who have
    the enlightenment or the courage to pay the price…
    One must abandon altogether the search for security
    and reach out to the risk of living with both arms…
    One has to embrace the world like a lover…
    One has to accept pain as a condition of existence…
    One has to court doubt and darkness
    as the cost of knowing.
    One needs a will stubborn in conflict,
    but apt always to total acceptance
    of every consequence of living and dying.”

    ~ Morris L. West, “Shoes of the Fisherman” ~~

    what’s
    next..;)

    “The highest condition takes rise in the lowest.”

    ~~ Publius Syrus (42 BC) — Maxim 781 ~~

    yes..
    before..;)

    Life at its noblest leaves mere happiness far behind;
    and indeed cannot endure it. .
    Happiness is not the object of life:
    life has no object:
    it is an end in itself;
    and courage consists in the readiness
    to sacrifice happiness
    for an intenser quality of life.”

    ~~ George Bernard Shaw, Letter, Dec. 1900, ~~

    no adrenaline
    junkie.. hear..
    all smooth BaLanCE..
    and yes.. very Happy..;)

    “I exist as I am, that is enough.”

    ~~ Walt Whitman ~~

    like
    this..;)

    “Soon you will have forgotten the world,
    and the world will have forgotten you.”

    ~~ Marcus Aurelius, “Meditations” ~~

    so
    what..
    i remember..;)

    Happily may I walk.
    May it be beautiful before me.
    May it be beautiful behind me.
    May it be beautiful below me.
    May it be beautiful above me.
    May it be beautiful all around me.
    In beauty it is finished.

    ~~ Navajo Night Chant ~~

    aLL
    iS Beauty
    wiTh wiLL oF HeART
    spiRit aS heARt
    expreSsinG
    miNd
    and
    BoDy
    BaLanCinG
    sOUL
    as aRt
    continUes
    to gRoW as liFe
    liGht aRt moRe..
    Ocean wHole
    shORes
    exPaNdinG endless beauty more..:)

    Now to three..:)

    • Though I’ve never used them, I can believe what you say of Aetna insurance… since insurance is merely another money scam thought up by unscrupulous manipulators, to cause people to bet on their life’s length, or other life events, and the only way to win, is to lose….

      The Aetna referred to in the pearl, though, is the Greek goddess of volcanoes, a nymph, the daughter of Uranus and Gaia… interesting…. I guess in that sense, their choice of the name for their company gives a clue to their duplicity, as it demeans the goddess in the name of gelt….

      Nice one, altogether….

      gigoid

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