Soliciting for abrupt renovation….


“I am the shadow my words cast.”

~~ Octavio Paz ~~

Magic 003

Giving new meaning to the word “relaxed”….

Hajime…. ‘If’ is a big word, for having so few letters. We’d all have a tough time explaining options to each other without it, for it is a word indicating the presence of imagination at work, imagining things which might be, but, are not yet real…. It helps us to describe possibilities, and gives us the power to create solutions from out of that imagination…. How many times have you said to someone, “If we do this….”? Or, the very powerful, “What if…:” If you’re anything like me, you’ve said that a lot….

At this point, I imagine y’all are asking yourselves, “What the hell is this about?”, but, I’m afraid you’d be asking the wrong person, if you expect a coherent answer, because I don’t have a clue. As I sat this morning to begin, I found myself completely at a loss as to how to start; no muse, no inspiration, and very little will power, all lacking for unknown, but, no doubt, compelling reason, which will occur to me some years hence. So, I just began to type what was in there, and, what you see is what I had. (Ha! Y’all thought I was going to use wysiwyg again, didn’t you?….)  As the beginning of a discussion/rant, it’s not bad. For an intro, it’s a sure invitation to get lost, fast.

In order to regain some sort of integrity, of purpose if not delivery, I think I should probably cut this part short again today. Wandering around, looking for an opening doesn’t seem to be working very well, does it? No, it doesn’t, and, since I do try to be realistic whenever possible, I’ll submit to necessity, again, and leave this to die an unnatural death, on its own. Requiesce in pace.

Now we’ve concluded this portion of today’s program, there is nothing to keep us here, but our own incompetence, which has been amply demonstrated in the past. I have a new method, called the Sandbag, and it works like this….

Shall we Pearl?

“He who has a WHY to live for can bear with almost any HOW.”

~~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~~



    As usual when we go with our default choice for music, the mix you’ll hear is the one which had a picture I enjoyed…. I hope you enjoy it, too….


Classical Music







~~ Zippy the Pinhead ~~

As I cruised around my collection/database of aphorisms/quotes, etc., I came across this from our old friend Zippy. Now, to look at it, one might think it is just nonsense; one might be wrong about that. To my eye, it’s a deeply metaphorical lament about modern society, and that part of human nature about which I rant here on all-too-frequent occasions, to wit: the human inability to understand themselves, or to use the gift of intelligence and imagination with which they are born. This, of course, confirms your previously held opinion as to my insanity, I’m sure, but, wait a moment or two, and I might just convince you I’m saner than anyone you know.

You see, I’ve read a LOT of Zippy, and you must understand his metaphorical language use in order to comprehend his meaning. Of course, his next statement could very well veer off into yet another dimension, either figuratively, or literally, but, that’s Zippy for ya. Nonetheless, it doesn’t take away from his compassion, it merely highlights his somewhat stubborn refusal to consider any sort of consistency of focus. He prefers to take it as it comes, so to speak. But, if we examine his words above, we can see it relates, in a purely logical way, to where I left off in our last rant, to wit:

“Is consciousness just a special form of hallucination?”

~~ Frank Herbert ~~

I had intended to finish out this rant with a discussion of the issues involved in the impending environmental and societal crises I see coming in the near future. But, I happened to stop in at a friend’s blog, where she had written a poem introducing the video you see below. The video turns out to be a rather excellent discussion of exactly what I had intended to say; moreover, it comes with graphics to support all the arguments, which is a much more effective way to get the points across; it’s all perfectly clear, and shows exactly how we all have allowed ourselves to be trapped…. I think it will do just fine as a finish to this discussion, thus saving me a bundle of time…. Here then, is The Lie We Live, which I found at:

Dont keep calm

The Lie We Live






Accentuated Lessons

Bold statements of calculated intent
Become common rule of the malcontent.
Avarice assumes such attractive wear
Beguiling deception, illusory and fair.

Grasping and pulling with ghostly hands
Legally proper in all the signatory lands.
Seeking and finding each vulnerable soul
Anguish as payment for exacting the toll.

Wraiths of commerce’s invisible dead guards
Still haunt the dreams left in sad empty yards.
While absentee nobles sit in stiffly elegant splendor
Served by sad-faced detainees in abject surrender.

Escape from reality is illusory at best
Often we falter and fail its daily test.
Only when focused on inner strength
Does peace stay with us for any length.

Peace lies within, always…..

~~ gigoid ~~




Naked Pearls

Random Thoughts on Life


You live and learn. Or you don’t live long.

~~ Lazarus Long ~~


You may be capable of great things,
But life consists of small things.

 ~~ Deng Ming-Dao ~~


To lead the people, walk behind them.

~~ Lao-Tzu ~~


“Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing,
I would choose pain.”

~~ William Faulkner ~~


“Let us endeavour to live that when we come to die
even the undertaker will be sorry.”

~~ Mark Twain, from Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar (1894) ~~


“We have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”

~~ Tombstone epitaph of two astronomers ~~


“An it harm none,
Do what ye will.”

~~ Wiccan Credo ~~



There are days when creating a Pearl of Virtual Wisdom makes me wonder just what the hell I’m doing here; today has been one of those. However, it’s done, so, I’ll forgo any further waffling over purpose, and get it posted. I’m a firm believer in “better out than in”, as you may know. In any case, I can’t think of any more ways to torture either of us, so, I’ll give it up for today. I will, regardless of whether or not I wish to do so, be back again tomorrow, simply because I’m one stubborn son of a bitch (sorry, Mom…). 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.


“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch


À bientôt, mon cherí….


9 thoughts on “Soliciting for abrupt renovation….

  1. “An it harm none,
    Do what ye will.”

    SMiLes my friend..
    gigoid.. synchronicity
    again.. but i used
    just another
    now per
    The Golden
    Rule oF Love
    under Will free
    and yes.. n0w
    Love requires
    cognitive effort WiLL
    and iS not free either…
    Some folks are blessed
    with more emotions and
    empathy than others from
    birth but the Love muscle
    iS one that must be exercised
    not unlike any other
    function of
    iN use iT
    oR lose iT
    then and now..
    and to Be thE change
    wE wanna bE iS the bottom
    line per the video you share
    full of common sense for
    anyone who
    the matrix
    of culture
    and looks back
    over culture iN
    big picture way…
    sAdly.. most folks liVe
    liFe as audience and spectators
    and never gain a seat as director..
    producer and actor in tHeir own play..
    but that’s the way of culture to
    insure all the cogs
    of the machine
    and tarRed
    feathereD slaves
    as such.. iN PriSons
    of silent complacency
    as functionally disabled
    primates iN aLL iT means
    to truly move.. connect..
    and create free now
    birth rights
    oF mammals
    except for
    and those
    that are killed
    off by humans or
    put in Zoos of human
    prisons shared by roommates iN heLL..
    after almost 5 decades i came to
    the realization that i understood
    almost nothing associated
    with being human
    and i continue
    to learn
    to be
    wiTh Love under WiLL..
    which naturally includes
    the do no harm pArt
    aS harm
    iS no
    oF True
    Love under
    True WiLL.. noW.. iN liGht
    aT lEast when wE are trUly
    Free primates with fuLL fUr oFLove..
    noW LiKe tHe Pan wE weRe beForE
    struggle yes.. now
    free more.. allNOW..
    but anyway.. sure.. it’s
    possible to have all the
    creature comforts as icing
    on the cake of heaven.. when
    one finds the balance to be free
    apes Now..
    oF culture FREE..:)

    • Ah,the Love Muscle……
      Loving yourself is a hard job when ya full of grumps!
      Those who are too weak to make a stand against reality have no choice but to obliterate themselves by identifying with it. They are never rationally reconciled to civilization. Instead, they bow to it, secretly accepting the identity of reason and domination, of civilization and the ideal, however much they may shrug their shoulders. Well-informed cynicism is only another mode of conformity. These people willingly embrace or force themselves to accept the rule of the stronger as the eternal norm.
      Max Horkheimer, Eclipse of Reason

      Spring is in the air…..and the delight of ‘growth’ is there for all to see..
      A feast for the senses….
      Long live Life!

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