“We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact
that each moment of life is a miracle and a mystery.”
~~ H.G. Wells ~~
Super Moon 9/8/2014
Hajime…. It is now a bit after 5 AM here in California, which means I’ve been up for at least two hours, trying to find the words to begin. As you see, the words found are, shall we say, less than compelling? Yes, we shall. Yet, even though there isn’t anything particularly elegant or inspiring laying about my mind, there is enough material already in place to make up a dandy little Pearl. Therefore, we went with the realistic confession of our inability to create, which, though less than riveting, gets us down the page….
How far it will get us remains to be seen, as I am unsure, given my current mental status, just how long I can keep up this inane patter. Why, just a moment ago, as I wrote the previous sentence, I had to stop, play with Leelu, and find my way back to this sentence, while keeping up the illusion we actually planned all this. Not bad, I’d say, for someone currently without a clue. Still, even if I’m lacking in clues, I do have my chutzpah, which generally serves me well to carry off any such maneuvers; needless to say, I keep it close at hand on such mornings.
I think it’s all used up now, though, so, perhaps this would be the right time to take this slow on the toad. Sure, that’s the ticket. In fact, I’m going to employ our long-neglected, formerly most-used technique for getting us out of the intro. We call it, simply, old #4, and it works quite quickly when we remember it. In fact, so quickly, I’d best stop here, before it cuts me off before…..
Shall we Pearl?….
Eternity has nothing to do with the hereafter… This is it… If you don’t get it here, you won’t get it anywhere. The experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. Heaven is not the place to have the experience; here’s the place to have the experience.” — Joseph Campbell
That’s right; when you see this icon above this section, it means you’ll be hearing a collection of classical music. Go figure…. Oh, and, enjoy!….
Y’all may be wondering why, since I arose at 3 AM to begin this Pearl, I have no fresh rant. The simple answer is I’m fresh out of angst. Of course, that would be stretching the truth, but, it will work for today. Here’s one from 2013 to soothe my fevered brow…. and, get us down the page….
Quis custodiet ipsos Custodes? [Who guards the Guardians?] — Juvenal
This is the perfect opening for a discussion of gun control, for me, as I believe strongly that this is the bottom line issue for that particular subject…… Sure, taking guns out of the hands of people who are insane is a good thing; nobody, I think, can argue that. The problem lies in figuring out WHO gets to decide what sanity is, the same issue that comes up in discussing getting rid of firearms altogether.
You see, I’m sorry, but, I just can’t bring myself to trust the Beloved Ruling Class to decide who is sane, and who isn’t. Part of this stems from the fact that I don’t consider anyone in public office to have a very tight grip on sanity to begin with…. How effective can it be to have insane people making the rules for deciding who is insane? Not very, I suspect….
Yet, I read many articles that profess the belief that the police, and the army, who naturally would have to have guns (Why? If nobody is supposed to have them, why would they need them?), are more trustworthy than the common citizen. I’m sorry, but, just what planet did you say you came from?
It certainly isn’t Earth, because, last time I looked, all the police, all the folks in the army, and all the folks who tell them what to do, are all PEOPLE, just like anyone else, suffering the same fears, the same delusions or preconceptions, and the same lack of morality, as does the average Joe on the streets. In fact, due to my experience at observing and identifying psychiatric symptoms common to the insane, I can honestly state that I see a higher percentage of police and military personnel who have a demonstrable lack of moral compass than I do in the general public.
Part of the problem is that the police and military end up as being attractive to the type of person who enjoys having power over others, whose self-image requires them to be in positions of authority, to be able to view themselves in a positive light, as successful. They equate money and power with success, and so gravitate to those sectors of society that deal in those commodities.
Normal, stable personality types seldom need to exercise power over others, and so avoid such pastimes, but to the selfish, and the sociopathic, the police and the army are seen as a path to what they term as success. If you see a flaw in this logic, please, enlighten me…. Until I see some evidence to the contrary, though, I find this to be a valuable, and accurate summation of the situation, thereby affording myself the opportunity to avoid the majority of their machinations, at least in a directly personal sense….
We all have to deal with them eventually though, so it’s good, I think, to be aware of the above arguments, as it will forewarn anyone who absorbs it, and takes it to heart, allowing them to defend themselves from the worst of the BRC’s attempts at repression, or oppression, if not all. Maintain a high level of doubt when considering announcements and decrees, stay alert to the news, and the meaning behind what you see there, and be ready to jump when the balloon goes up.
Things out in the Big Blue Room are getting a bit serious in spots, with potentially disastrous possibilities being threatened, so it would be a good thing to be ready for whatever may take place, no matter how insane…. And remember, guard yourself, against the Guardians themselves, if need be…..
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift; the rational mind is faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” — Albert Einstein
“Jesus loves me, this I know,
For the Bible tells me so…”
I’d be crying a river, I thought
if ever such crap I bought.
Sorry if it hurts your sense of style,
but, hypocrisy always gives me bile.
Being lied to accidentally is okay,
but, deliberate lies make me angry, and fey.
Oh, God, hear what I pray!
Keep me from your followers today.
Having to listen to so much that is wrong
makes me puke, before it makes me strong.
I don’t know why it isn’t clear to other folks,
which is alright, you know, different strokes.
But, why should that mean that they must
force me to believe, or fail in trust?
Spare me the lies, and the make-believe,
fairy tales are easier to hear, and to weave.
They give us a lesson which we can feel
but don’t pretend at all to be real.
Reality can scare us, that’s a given fact,
still, met with care it will leave us mostly intact.
Met without fear, standing tall and alone
Life will allow us to make it our own.
Folly beckons, and so many follow
mass delusions seem to me most hollow.
I’ll have to stick to my own chosen way
while so many go so sadly astray.
It’s lonely at times, it may seem sad,
but really isn’t, and I’m quite glad,
that knowledge is always stronger than fear,
year after year, tear after tear…..
~~ gigoid ~~
Aristotle & friends…
“… as sight is in the body, so is reason in the soul…”
~~ Aristotle ~~
~~ Nicomachean Ethics, Bl. I, Ch. 6, 10966, lines 29-30 ~~
I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who have sought and found how to serve.”
~~ Albert Schweitzer ~~
“Always question Authority;
oft venal and wrong.”
~~ Wise Bee ~~
“The chief good is the suspension of the judgment,
which tranquility of mind follows like its shadow.”
~~ Diogenes Laertius — Pyrrho, xi ~~
If we are not stupid or insincere when we say
that the good or ill of man lies within his own will,
and that all beside is nothing to us,
why are we still troubled?”
~~ Epictetus — Discourses, Book i, Chap. xxv ~~
“He knew that insofar as one denies what is,
one is possessed by what is not,
the compulsions, the fantasies,
the terrors that flock to fill the void.”
~~ Ursula K. LeGuin, _The Lathe of Heaven_ ~~
Life is doing things, not making things.
~~ Aristotle ~~
Well, it’s done. I had high hopes for this one, which, clearly, had to be adjusted to account for reality. Since those adjustments took extra time, and space, I’ll forgo the usual blather here, and merely say, see y’all tomorrow, ffolkes. Perhaps, if all goes well, it will even be something special; you never know. We’ll see what we can do to make it so…. For now, to echo a pig, that’s all, ffolkes! See ya on the flip side….
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,
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….
I like the quote….”God gave man reason, not religion”…..as far as the cops go….most of these types would pay to wear the badge and carry the gun if it were required….soothing music….but today is my day for Leonard Cohen…..feeling nostalgic for the 70’s….see ya a little later…..chuq
Glad you enjoyed today’s mess ami….and, thanks for the idea. We’ll do Lenny tomorrow…. I’ll be by in a while…
No problem…..glad I can help while enjoy the read…..see ya….chuq
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift;
the rational mind is faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors
the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
— Albert Einstein
Hi.. gigoid.. what a long day in the
FoRest and echoes of Nature’s
SonG aT old University
oF West Florida..
it was quiet a dance
and i quite enjoyed iT iN Balance..
And speaKinG oF that boy THAT
Einstein guy certainly had it all
toGeTheR iN Sacred and
Holy iNtuition that arises
in aLL humAn wITh
NatUre wHen sET FReED
and sAdly the Tools of Mechanical
Cognition Driven By culTuRe.. oF course..
are becoming moreso one of the ‘Other
GodS iN DaRk’ that other lighter BeiNGS
are attracted to.. and get burned.. burned
oh.. low.. so very slow burned now.. Ashes
come and then Phoenix riseS noW FReED..:)
*smile* Hi, Fred. If there was an award for Human of the Century, Albert would get my vote for the Twentieth. I once read a story about him, of when he was a child. Apparently, he didn’t speak at all until he was five. His parents and he were at dinner one night in his fifth year, when he suddenly said, “The soup is cold.” His astonished parents asked him why he had taken so long to speak. He replied, “Up until now, everything has been in order.”
*grin* Seems he was always connected to the center, eh?
See ya; I’ll be by to peruse the tsunami…
SMiLes.. i’M BaCK gigoid.. and commenting down here.. as this could
get epic.. hehe.. anyway.. yeah.. need the horizontal space..
and yes.. i have to agree Einstein is definitely one
of my most favorite humans from last century
although i hate to use the word favorite..
you kNow.. fair and balanced and
all of that and as you
hEard i did not speak
until age 4 either.. and
of course if the Autism craze
were here in those yesteryears
of both ‘he’ and i.. we would most
definitely be diagnosed as far as i
can see.. it just took me until age
47 to get the Asperger’s diagnosis
as i didn’t fit the characteristic
Mr. Peabody look from
first glance outward
in older years..
then.. oh.. yes..
the now Sheldon
Cooper look from
that Big Bang show…
and to my greater surprise
yesterday.. my sister noted that
the Dog on one of their cars had
Mr Peabody on it and suddenly when
i asked her who Mr. Peabody was and
she told me he was the Einstein dog on
the Rocky and Bullwinkle show when i
was groWing up.. i had an epiphany that
oh gosh.. that Mr. Milton High school
dude.. the quarterback of the football
team and eventual Athletic Director
of the school.. who mocked me
without cease when i was
13 with the word term
peabOdy.. and yes..
he kinda sang it that way
in a sarcastic mocking tone..
but all i could think with a string
bean body and a literal mind is he
was comparing me to the body of
a pea that was string bean long and
skinny.. hmm.. i could have used Google
back then.. but some of the other names
i was called in verbal abuse would have
hurt much more than.. the Einstein Dog..
which i would have took as a compliment
then.. as that is how i got all my teacher
pets.. as the apple of their desks in gold
star ways.. anyway.. you may have heard
this too.. but i was quite surprised to hear
in my twenties that my X-Catholic Irish Priest
Grandfather who became a noted author of the
days of Einstein dined with Einstein then.. in the
Socialist party circles of New York.. New York.. but
i thought Jesus.. wHere iS my full potential.. my Grand
Father’s book is so wordy and complex i cannot get through
one dam page without falling asleep.. yes.. it was boring like
me then as it was mostly a technical write.. all literal as such..
with no exciting moving emotions to glue me to the page..
but hell NO.. i didn’t even read the Penthouse articles
as quite honestly print.. any print in books
was not stimulating enough to catch
my ADHD attention.. UNTIL THE
computer came along with Gui’s
all lit up to liGht mY Dopamine
and Adrenaline neuro-
uP to focus
oH! so much
better and to become
a speed reader straiGht from and
to heaven and hell2.. and even a slick
typewriter thaT would finally allow me to
write.. as my writing sKills in pen as far as
graphics never progressed much pass a
doctor or first grade writer in readability
or order at all.. chicken scratch all
over the place i still am with
the literal penned word..
anyway2.. it’s interesting
as when they did an autopsy
on Einstein’s Brain.. there was
no visible signs of aging.. but that’s
no surprise to me as science shows now
in higher functioning Autism anti-aging properties
of neurohormones in Growth hormone way stay
very high as in comparison to control groups..
and that is why so many folks like Sheldon
Cooper in the real still retain their
youthful looks way into age..
kinda like my father did
for the longest
time as he
same at 60 pretty
much since the first
time i can remember him..
old back ‘then’.. but the same
old back ‘then’ at 60 same
as 30 something.. but his
brain did get old
in ways of
but he only watched
TV.. and i suppose that the
use it or lose it principle has much
to do with that too.. in ways of neuroplasticity..
epigenetics.. and continued smARt phone connections
in the neurons of communication making deeper wayS noW
oF thIinking way into later age.. as my mother has relatively
done better.. in her continuing scrabble plaYiNg wayS noW..
so.. anyway.. i thInK/FeeL both literAlly and metaphoricAlly
now.. and actuAlly write creativeLY.. which i could
barely do at all for decades before.. AND
i can concentrate.. FOCUS.. Jesus
F iN Christ oh GOD NOW..
for hours on end to days
iN reaDinG oN
a bright LiT
after.. so.. so
and no longer
walk stiff but dance
in the way of the galaXy
spinNinG aLL Around in elliptical
orBiTs now and i looked up the
new version of Mr. Peabody
and Sherman by the 2014..
movie.. by that name
and sure enough
iN tHeRe iT says
that Mr. Peabody then..
not only invented a new
Time Machine butt Zoomba
too.. which my dance has been
compared to too.. in public plus
Jazzercise but i have not yet employed
my trusty YouTube assistant yET.. to
perUse the evidence on thaT
too.. in comparison to what
i see myself doing now..
AnD i AM just waiting for
Sheldon Cooper to break
out on that Big Bang TV show..
in Neuroplastic and Epigenetic way
and become Apollo too.. noW in DancE
and SonG of PoeTry too.. and by the way..
the hiGhliGht of the trip to my alma matter
iN P’Cola yesterday In the FoRest was walKing
on a boardwalk through the Wetland Forest and
on the newly boarded top.. with fresh unpainted
boards.. there was a series of spontaneously penned
poetry by students in the existential angst of College
most all the way through.. and i captured the poems
in iPhone6s photo way.. so.. not only WiLL my next
673rd Verse of my Longest long poem form
poem EVER.. have photos of the wetlands
iT wiLL be a quick streAM
too per College Student
Existential Angst.. oH! what
Technology with the assistance
of folks like Einstein.. Gates.. Jobs.
etc.. can do now.. when more fully
employed by nerds turned artists..
outcasts from society.. and dam
it.. my poem.. full Word Press
Poem from A to Z to more
has gotten too big to
open up as whole
lInk with my iPhone6S..
but the SamSunG7s can
kick the iPhone6s ass..
by opening all
my bRain man
and memory kick..
anyway.. i guess i’LL have
to wait on the iPhone7s
to catch back up with
me once i pay
bRaiN is becoming
more expensive as i go..
but anyway.. moving.. connecting..
creating.. and even thInking differently
is so much better and those folks like Einstein
and Mr. Peabody are defiNiteLY keepers noW for
aLL the human fish in the Ocean who have yet
to reach the fuller surface like Einstein did
for greater awaKeNinG and eNliGhTeNinG
iN the almost limitless fuller potential
of what human can do..
when the liMits
and an ediT
comes for oH MY
GOD.. so much more..
and to end this pArt of my
next epic verse thaT i hope wiLL
not go over 20K words as the
last one reached almost the
limit of dividing a 19K
post to fiT iT iN
hmm.. i thInk three
miGht be a little excessive..
hehe.. with sarcasm fully in tow..
as truly iT is juSt a back uP as i aM
in creative flow and i do not wanna
officially back iT up at that NOW iN
the flow of how Word Press has
ya do that now.. so i kNOw..
hell no.. i ain’T exPecTinG
anyone to read
the teXt that way
unless they are
BOReD.. WITH ZeRO
ELSE TO DO.. BUT ANYwAY..
AS FiNAL note.. decades.. decades
later when i caught up with that verbal
bully who i guess was jealous i had such
an easy time getting all the pets from the
teacher way back when.. and wasn’t just
making fun of my string bean like pea
body.. yes.. i caught up with him
at the Ryan’s Buffet house..
he all pot bellied and
totally white haired
and i now with the
230 LB muscled body
freshly pasted on what
was then around a 5 foot
10.. 120 Lb body about
half the size when
he bullied me at
age 13.. and i said
oh.. yeah.. at that time
in around 2014.. i retired in 2008..
as Athletic Director of the local
Naval Station.. last thing he
expected of course from the
last kid picked on the regular
vanilla PE classes in school..
and then i said.. oh God yes..
financially independent.. and yes
i did as without even the disability
income i banked enough cash for that..
by then.. somehow in just less than a decade
too.. after making minimal wages before that..
and i told him.. i just dance and write wherever i go..
iT’S so much fun HaVinG fUn.. don’t ya kNow.. and let
him meet the wife who never ages.. as they SaY..
LiVinG WeLL with sMiLes IS A best Victory oF aLL
All away from the boy or girl who is bullied
who might otherwise seek vengeance
the rest of his or her life and become
a fucking bully too.. but anyway..
that is my reSunG Peabody
SonG for the day..
quite an iNspiRinG
Dog he was for yesterday
aLlonG wITh your response here
my FriEnD as the tSuNaMi oF
i continues to spReaD all over
the place with YES.. ONCE
OoPS i DID iT AgAiN..
yes.. i most deFiniTely aM
A Roving tSuNaMi.. but Jesus
F in ChrisT iT iS dAM sUre better
than the Zombie i waS for 66 months..;)
Nice one….as usual. I don’t think the anti-aging comes from being autistic… though those who are certainly follow what I’ve learned to be true, to wit: focused use of the cognitive properties of our minds not only prevents aging, but, actually reverses it. Many years ago, I read a book by Colin Wilson, a British SF author, called, I think, The Space Vampires. In the book, the protagonist found a way to place his mind into an advanced state of consciousness, much like the ‘flow’ one gets when working on computers, where the mind is completely focused on its task at hand; while in that state, all the aging properties of time are suspended, and the process is reversed to its default position, without aging at all.
It always made perfect sense to me; when we are engaged in strong mental effort, the outside world becomes irrelevant, and cannot affect us. It might help explain why, at age 65, I still think like a twenty-five year old….
Nice to consider, either way….
See ya, bro…. still working on the tsunami post….
Ugh.. power surge just zapped
my power and response but
here i go aGain.. wHere
shE goes no one
past and future
mes and i totAlly
agree the mastery
iS iNside mostly in
adaptation to change
in environmental way..
and sure.. i use studies to
appease and crack the liGht
of those who wiLL only approach
liFe from a textbook.. spoon-fed
instruction from birth and the only
scientific method they know so far
in one step.. two step.. five steps way..
But i for one.. Live the mastery inside..
a continual practice when one arrives
iN the World of RegulaTioN oF EmoTioNs..
InteGraTioN of SeNses onE noW and sAMe..
requiRing zero words aT aLL for animals
much smarter than those with collective
intelligence and culture rat wheel races
away from what can be more
fullY REAL NOW..
a place of Love…
a place of Fearless
wHere all IS A liGht
aWay from dArkNess Now..
to put into words.. yes.. difficult..
but not impossible as pArt.. noW..
but anyway… trUe Glory of tHe
hermit or outcast iS iT can
be much easier to
fiNd a way
no matter what
form.. iN heArt..
iN SpiRit.. iN
miNd and BoDy
aLL Now.. as they
WiLL to bE FReED from
liMits and ExpecTaTionS noW
that prevent folks from attaining
Nirvana.. Bliss.. Chi.. KA.. Ki.. Qi..
Dao.. Tao..Chi.. Ki.. noW Great aS
wHoLe ONE SpiRit.. Kundalini.. eTc..
and Holy Spirit RiSinG metaphors
sAMe in the general sAMe SonG
but only iN liGht mY Friend.. as
the HeaVen oF Nirvana and
Bliss FeeLs and SenSes
No HeaVeNoW iN
FeaR and HatE
and all Associated
with negative con-social
FeeLinGs and SeNses
ImpRiSonED foR NOW..:)
Exactly. When our complete focus is on the inside, the outside has no power to affect us… and the Chi flows on….
See ya, bro….
Reblogged this on gigoid and commented:
A complete Pearl, of the fresh, just-written variety, is, apparently, harder than I’d expected to get done. Physical issues continue to keep me off my ass, & that’s the only way I can type. I cannot say with any accuracy when it will be done, so, I won’t. Instead, I’ll just reblog this Pearl from about 2 years ago, during the last period of time when I COULD sit for the time needed to get the process completely done… It’s a pretty Iconic Pearl, with all the correct parts in place, so, it will have to suffice for the nonce….
I’m stubborn, so, I WILL be back; I just can’t say exactly when that might be…. In the meantime, be well, & happy as you may be. I’ll continue to be strange, a habit I encourage you all to foster…. Ta then, luvs….
gigoid, the dubious