Polite reasons to marinate….


“Malice drinks one-half its own poison.”

~~ Seneca ~~

resting leelu

It’s MY prey; don’t touch it….

Hajime…. What passes for a muse in my world seems to have taken a hiatus this morning; probably got tired of me tossing & turning most of the night, & went off to find something more entertaining to do. This, of course, has some rather significant effects upon the Pearl I had planned for today, since, now, I’ve got nothing in the way of creative urges to fulfill, or even find. So be it. We’ve been here before, and it’s all about trusting the process. Of course, that makes the assumption we can find & recognize the process, which is not a given, by any means.

But, it’s a good process, so, we’ll find the trust inside, somewhere, sometime today, I’m sure. It’s been there every time before, so, odds are good. However, we’ll give it a better chance, by cutting this intro short, and getting on with the rest of today’s mess. It always seems to work out better that way, and, who am I to fuss with tradition? Let’s try this new device I found in the Tardis yesterday while doing the monthly cleaning…. Let’s see what happens when I push this button, right here…..

Shall we Pearl?….

“The correct way to punctuate a sentence that starts: “Of course it is none of my business, but –” is to place a period after the word “but.” Don’t use excessive force in supplying such a moron with a period. Cutting his throat is only a momentary pleasure and is bound to get you talked about.” — Lazarus Long, from Robert A. Heinlein’s “Time Enough For Love”


celtic design

Image from lispat.info via Google Images

I feel like some easy listening today, so, here is a two and a half hour of some pretty soothing music…. Enjoy!….


Celtic Music






Dont keep calm

I’m running late again; in addition, I’m late. This does strange things to my persona, but, you knew that. Today, it means you get a somewhat new, if not completely inane form of a rant. It’s a “Do it yourself” rant. Below, you’ll find some pearls, each with a connection to each other, and to our Beloved Ruling Class, in some degree. Just put them together, to formulate a rant of your own making, simply by allowing them to show your thoughts which direction to follow. Pretty slick, eh? Well, okay, so it’s merely slippery; so be it….. Enjoy, ffolkes. If nothing else, it’s all in good fun, and does have some rather cogent points…. Go figure, eh?….


“All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.”

~~ Aristotle ~~


“Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed.”

~~ Lazarus Long ~~


“They made us many promises, more than I can remember,
but they never kept but one;
they promised to take our land, and they took it.”

~~ Red Cloud ~~


“I don’t vote. It just encourages them.”

~~ A Maine woman ~~


“He that will not reason is a bigot.
He that cannot reason is a fool.
He that dares not reason is a slave.”

~~ William Drummond, “Academical Questions” ~~


“If anything can go wrong, it will.”

~~ Murphy’s Law ~~


“And now there is merely silence, silence, silence, saying all we did not know.”

~~ William Rose Benet ~~





After the odyssey….

Portraits of iconic symbols, crashing, singing, forgotten;
evolving into mature innovation, as yet pale, and rotten.
Still water justly breeds, impenetrable primal verses resound;
unholy moments tarry, emotion swirls in passion unbound

Spiritual ovulation precedes each pregnant pause;
gravid, time moves on, following destiny’s cause.
Cast adrift on waves of confusion, to a final, damp landing;
salvation beckons sweetly, fed well on understanding.

Dreams directly fall, in night’s grey bower, unbidden;
lingering flavors in simple taste, lovingly, cleverly hidden.
Childish laughter sounds, joyful, bright, and clear;
no need ever to hide, no more monsters to fear.

Temper most foul arrives under unregistered mail;
forgotten taunts live on, lashed by an ancient flail.
Plain dealing delivers such lasting specks of honest hate;
savage in retrospect, never hasty, always running late.

Forever, cries an ambient lover of the pending night;
his pale, weak issue forms its own failing light.
Still, fortune favors such as those who apprehend;
Sweet love of Gaia, let it never end.

~~ gigoid ~~





Naked Pearls

Life at Large


“By letting go, it all gets done.”

~~ Tao Te Ching ~~


“Living Dead the path is chosen,
to live forever is to die forever.

To not know when you’ll die
is to find life wherever you are.”

~~ Alagad ~~


It is ridiculous to lay the blame of our wrong actions
upon external causes, rather than on the facility
with which we ourselves are caught by such causes.

~~ Aristotle ~~


“The animal knows, of course.
But certainly it does not know that it knows.”

~~ Teilhard de Chardin ~~


“Every one is bound to bear patiently the results of his own example.”

~~ Phaedrus — Book i, Fable 26, 12 ~~


“Put forth your effort
With no thought of gain.”

~~ Deng Ming-Dao ~~


“Be patient and tough;
someday this pain will be useful to you.”

~~ Ovid ~~


“Work is not an end in itself;
there must always be time enough for love.”

~~ Robert Heinlein ~~


“…. For my purpose holds;
To sail beyond the sunset, and the light
Of all the western stars, until I die.”
~~Tennyson ~~

~~ The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy ~~



I did it. This, as much as anything else that will happen today, is something of a surprise, if not a complete conundrum. Since it fulfills all the standard requirements, I declare it done, and, thank goodness. I’ll try again tomorrow, ffolkes; it can’t be any worse, right? Right. 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….


10 thoughts on “Polite reasons to marinate….

  1. Funny,I just tweeted this man…
    “We are not human beings learning how to be spiritual, we are spiritual beings learning how to be human.”
    Teilhard de Chardin
    I’m only half way human…grin..I am a savage inside that spits and snarls…
    I generally forgive my lowly aspects…

    • I think we all spit & snarl, as a matter of course. It’s only in our more coherent moments we approach either humanity, OR spirituality. Mostly, we’re just beasts, faking it….


      But, knowing it’s so make it easier to forgive….


      Always a pleasure to see your icon here….


  2. Ha!.. i’ll drop down straight from finishing your words and wisdom
    to the Pearls and pearls in the comments section too..
    and say.. when i snarl and spit like the
    primate beast i am at core to
    survive at the military
    gym in what the
    big alpha-like
    headed male
    WiLL do in aLL
    hIs Natural Glory..
    juSt to let ’em kNow..
    he ain’t got no nows for
    messing around.. he HE iS
    here for survival.. LiVinG noW..
    NO.. iFs and or Butts.. but maKinG
    sure din din now comes sAMe.. tHere
    iS tHe great pleasure of FeeLinG Fearless
    mY friend.. and L I K E the alpha ape who is
    trULy Gentle at core after he gets his Gorilla Growl
    ouT to let other aPes kNow tHeir ain’t no fear here..
    there IS AlWays more RooM for Love iF the fear can
    be put aside.. and the same wITH Yellow Boy applies..
    he is never afraid to come uP to strangers and offer a
    fRiEndLY cLaWed Paw.. as he has been to the Jungle
    uP close and personal.. and KNoWs when it’s F iN now
    to get out of the way or stay.. from personal cat experience
    THEN.. so yeah.. i went to the Jungle and survived intAct
    fINally Fearless.. and the constructs of culture abstracts
    in LanGuage way.. including obsolete pArts of
    FearFULL RELIGIONS.. no longer touch
    the WinGS oF miNe hiGher WitH
    eYes that do fLy as
    pArt oF aLLthatiS Free
    noW FriEnd.. the kiNship
    with the cAll of the WiLd iS
    real iN fearless luSt and Love..
    butT harming no other.. iT iS the
    alTruism in Balance oF we LoVinG
    Apes at core oF BeinG
    when E-escaped
    from the
    LYinG of Hate
    DeN iN absTract
    coNstructs and symbolLocKs
    like the four letter words
    hate and fear.. Loveall
    is the Seven word letter
    as symbol and word that IS A BalancE
    iN mY SaVinG Mantra for HEaveNoW..:)

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