Too shy to prance….


“One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.”

~~ James Russell Lowell, Shakespeare Once More ~~

pontius rhea

“It all moves ~~ nothing stands still.” — Heraclitus

Sonoma Creek, Spring 2016

Hajime…. Today’s Pearl will be another truncated version of the usual post. Reality continues to demand my attention during the time when I generally put together these pieces; since trying to change reality is a rather fruitless pastime, we’ll go with what we can do, and be done with it. Moreover, I don’t feel I can even spend the time to be silly, or tricky, or even odd, to any significant degree, so, I’m also cutting this intro off at one paragraph, at whose end we have already arrived. What you will see below will be all we can do; as you well know, around here, we are firm believers in doing all we can do, for, after all, all you can do, is all you can do….

Shall we Pearl?….

“The deadliest bullshit is odorless and transparent.”

~~ William Gibson ~~



    Y’all must have known, after seeing the intro, what kind of music we’d have today. Obviously, we’re going to our default on that, so, enjoy!….


Classical Music






“I remember now.
I remember how it started.”

~~ Queensryche ~~

In truth, I do remember…. But, this rant grew on me, until, at the last, it fell apart on me. I suppose I got too ambitious, but, I can explain. You see, I found the pearls you will find below, which seemed to me to be a fine outline for an ultimate rant, one that would cover all the ideas I hold regarding human nature, and how it has contributed to the problems we face in the world today…. That, apparently, was too much to put together…. So, I decided to trust the process again, since I’m short of time and material for today, and go with the pearls themselves, in old-school style, and let the Gentle Readers create their own rant in the comfort and safety of their own mind…. Slick eh?

So, here are the pearls; it shouldn’t be too hard to figure out what I would have written; they’re pretty clear to me…. I hope you enjoy this little cheat. Hey, it’s better than a thousand more of my words on what is essentially ‘bad stuff’, right? Right…. Let’s do this, ffolkes, and get on to the poem for today…..

“You are a slave!”

~~ Morpheus, The Matrix ~~


“There’s nothing more demoralizing than money.”

~~ Sophocles ~~


“… men say the gods have a king
because they themselves either are or were
in ancient times under the rule of a king,
For they imagine not only the form of the gods,
but their ways of life to be like their own.”

~~ Aristotle, Politics ~~


“In God We Trust.”
I don’t believe it would sound any better if it were true.”

~~ Mark Twain ~~


“Security is the individual’s responsibility.”

~~ Reality Bee ~~


“True myth may serve for thousands of years as an inexhaustible source of intellectual speculation, religious joy, ethical inquiry, and artistic renewal. The real mystery is not destroyed by reason. The fake one is.  You look at it and it vanishes. You look at the Blonde Hero–really look–and he turns into a gerbil.  But you look at Apollo, and he looks back at you. The poet Rilke looked at a statue of Apollo about fifty years ago, and Apollo spoke to him. ‘You must change your life,’ he said. When the true myth rises into consciousness, that is always its message. You must change your life.” — Ursula K. LeGuin


“Hardly a pure science, history is closer to animal husbandry than it is to mathematics, in that it involves selective breeding.  The principal difference between the husbandryman and the historian is that the former breeds sheep or cows or such, and the latter breeds (assumed) facts. The husbandryman uses his skills to enrich the future; the historian uses his to enrich the past.  Both are usually up to their ankles in bullshit.” — Tom Robbins



Platitudes for Attitudes

Platitudes shake us, attitudes break us.
Life can be a real pain, y’know?
Still, if we don’t fight where it takes us,
it’s a pretty straight row to hoe..

A lot of what we see and hear
isn’t always in the best of taste.
Life at large can be one long frisson of fear.
Making an effort often seems a huge waste.

Pundits, dogma dogs, myrmidons, oligarchs & pimps;
assholes and predators every one.
Twisted, sick, anti-humans; anomalous, ignorant wimps.
Logic says, every time, lobotomize ’em, & be done.

Illusions, delusions, confusions, a dedicated data dump,
bilious, divisive, spicy with hatred and fears.
Inflation, immigration, promises from the clownish Trump
Leaving even our basest survival heavy with tears.

Ancient sages left signs on the path to peace,
for those with wit to see.
No need for undue effort, no quest for golden fleece.
All we ever need to do, is be.

~~ gigoid ~~




Naked Pearls

Thoughts on Life at Large


“There is no wealth but life.”

~~ John Ruskin ~~


“A propensity to hope and joy is real riches;
one to fear and sorrow real poverty.”

~~ Hume ~~


“To laugh often and love much,
to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give of oneself;
to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sing with exultation;
to know even one life has breathed easier:
this is to have succeeded.”

~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~


“One doesn’t discover new lands
without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”

~~ Andre Gide ~~


“It is never too early or too late to care for the well-being of the soul.”

~~ Epicurus ~~


“How can I lose faith in the justice of life, when the dreams of those
who sleep upon feathers are not more beautiful
than the dreams of those who sleep upon the earth?”

~~ Kahlil Gibran ~~


“It can’t rain all the time
The sky won’t fall forever
And though the night seems long
Your tears won’t fall forever.”

~~ The Crow ~~



Well, I did it, in spite of myself. Don’t ask, & I won’t be compelled to tell an untruth to protect my ego, okay? It’s silly enough without garnering attention for such indulgence. I’m thinking, given our state of mind, it’s time to shut this down, & try again tomorrow. Maybe I’ll find some wherewithal, or perhaps  bit of coherent thought hiding in a far corner of my mind to share. If not, well, we’ll see what we can do. In any case, we’re done for today, which I am sure is a great relief to all. I’ll see y’all tomorrow, ffolkes, should reality fail to stop me, again….

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….


5 thoughts on “Too shy to prance….

    • Actually, today is even busier, as part of what I had yesterday got pushed to today. On my way out now to do that, so, I’ll be off line most of the day…. I guess it helped, but, it ain’t over yet…

      SIGH… It’ll be nice to get back on routine… Leelu doesn’t like it either when routine gets upset…

      See ya, gotta fly… so to speak…


  1. SMiLes.. gigoid..
    yes.. i’VeNoWbeen
    pRAncing all around
    my metro area since
    i gave up shy.. and quite
    honestly.. one of my many
    milestones.. to bring the statue
    oF Apollo.. literAlly and physicAlly
    to liFe iN the flesh.. yes.. the mature
    version closing iN @
    age 56 on June 6th..
    but seriously.. what is
    better.. a role model oF liFe
    as money.. or one of athletic
    youth.. poetry.. music
    and healing..
    not to mention
    the darker side
    oF destruction
    iN case things
    get out of hand..
    as there must be a dArk
    pArt oF aLL human archetypes
    to muSe the liGht aS iT were and iS noW..
    strangest thing though.. Apollo.. perhaps
    the most common of ancient human God Archetypes..
    through out cultures.. seems to be played by the
    same nude model.. who does the
    David statue.. and even
    the Statue of Liberty
    in drag of course..
    in the harbor as such..
    with a torch.. not unlike that
    of the flame of Olympic Victory or Nike Swish
    sTiLL to carry on across the ocean of poTenTiaLs
    in human progress iN lands oF freer.. at least.. noW
    anyway.. i’ll choose the Sun over a green back anyWay…
    sAnd.. poetry.. music.. and dance.. so yes.. on the dance
    pArt and away from destruction.. i’ll one up Apollo
    with the assistance of modern technology
    of course..
    where by
    noW.. anyone
    whose been paying
    attention… some of
    anyone.. at least.. should
    achieve the Apollo human
    archetype iNow as folks who
    have been shooting aT iT.. to be
    as free as free can be in the pursuit and attainment
    of happiness… otherwise known as heaven now..
    Go Apollo.. Go.. and
    never look back
    at the folks
    who chopped
    off an almighty pen
    is writing now as free..
    iN only mythology real.. my friend..
    FucK thAT bowInG sHit.. God doesn’t
    liVe iN LioNs that way free or i foR Now..
    poeTry iN SonG and Dance as music
    bRinGs a bELL..
    FReED.. juStiCe..
    aS Liberty foR All..
    And ps.. as talkED to iN
    latest poeTry volumes
    Mut.. Nut.. and Isis..
    all played by
    that same
    woman who
    looks almost
    just like my wife
    down to ear lobes
    and shape of breasts..
    who would have figured
    life could be this strange..
    Mark Twain was correct..
    Fiction has to make
    sense but FucKinG
    reaLITy is no hOlds
    barRed wHere
    when a wish
    is repeated enough..
    sooner or later a self-
    fulfilling prophecy
    comes true..
    and that’s
    all prophecy truly
    is.. careful what ya
    wish for.. as that is the
    crux of action-consequence
    the desire
    one and same
    in idols of symbols
    no matter word or statue
    what comes may WiLL..:)

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