Oblique references to imaginary events….

Ffolkes,

“But groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having.”

~~EFF co-founder John Perry Barlow ~~

~~ “Cynthia Horner’s Eulogy”, Apr. 1994 ~~

monarch

Signs of autumn….

Hajime…. Though it is true that hope springs eternal, it is also true that Murphy lies in wait. I’d hoped, when I sat this morning to begin, there would be time, and wherewithal, to put together an entire, modern Pearl, as seen here a mere two months ago. However, SB decided to go wonky on me, which slowed down the pearling process from the get-go. Then, I tried to find enough angst to rant, and was both pleased and dismayed to find none. That, ffolkes, is a first, and positive evidence of Murphy’s intransigent sense of humor. Hmph….

Since the original intent is now irrelevant, I suppose I’ll just do what I can to put together a good, solid, old-school pearl for your perusal, and call it a day. Hey, it’s a Sunday; I can pretend I’m taking a day off. Of course, I’ve already pulled the covers on that, but, what do you think? Is it worth a shot? In today’s world, truth doesn’t seem to possess much value, in terms of getting what one wants; fulfilling one’s desires seems to be our cultural goal as humans, seems to me.

Since I’m fully in the grasp of the wisdom of Epictetus today, I’ll forgo joining the cultural parade, by NOT lying to get what I want. Instead, I’ll merely observe how to obtain the ultimate human goals, to wit:

Epictetus sez

Sounds like good advice. How about we follow it, & get on with the rest of today’s mess? I think that’s fine idea, and so do you….

Shall we pearl?….

“The hands that help are better far than the lips that pray.”

~~ Robert Green Ingersoll ~~

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Koans on parade….

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“I stared into the abyss. The abyss stared into me.
Neither of us liked what we saw.”

~~ Zen Bee ~~

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“What is reason?
Knowledge informed by sympathy, intelligence in the arms of love.”

~~ Edward Abbey ~~

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“We cannot unthink unless we are insane.”

~~ Arthur Koestler ~~

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“Life without the courage for death is slavery.”

~~ Seneca ~~

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“Not to laugh, not to lament, not to curse, but to understand.”

~~ Spinoza ~~

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“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret;
it is only with the heart that one can see rightly,
what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

~~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~~

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“If you understand, things are as they are.
If you do not understand, things are as they are.”

~~ Gensha, Zen Master ~~

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I’d say that is just about as done as it can be. Given my position as the blog’s author and administrator, that means, hey, it’s done. How ’bout that, eh? I think, at this point, it would be best to take our leave, before anything untoward can take place. I will offer the standard caveat, to wit: I’ll be back, so, stay alert. As they say, mindful is good…. Well, they say it around here, anyway…. See y’all tomorrow, ffolkes. Can’t seem to find a valid reason to stay away….

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

dozer3

À bientôt, mon cherí….

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3 thoughts on “Oblique references to imaginary events….

  1. “Happiness and freedom begin with a
    clear understanding of one principle.
    Some things are within your control.
    And some things are not.”

    Hmm.. this can be a slippery slope
    to hell too.. at least
    now for this can
    be religion to
    and even
    science2..
    that suggests
    that words are in
    control of what was
    said before.. for instance..
    the insistence that human beings
    get weaker after 30.. based on averages
    of a Sedentary Society.. that basically
    sit on their ass most of the day.. the
    cat who with agility jumps to
    the kitchen counter top
    at age 20.. does so
    ’cause they keep
    moving at least outside
    inside through the course of
    life.. the cat that sits down
    and only stands
    to eat..
    often
    ends up never
    reaching the counter
    again.. before the age of 10..
    there is no way i could have leg pressed
    close to half a ton by age 21.. as it took me
    close to 34 years more to get that strong.. where
    as.. i once heard a Marine Captain strain to Bench
    Press 200LBs whining.. oh my God i’m 30.. this is
    getting so hard.. and it’s true.. fear and negative attitudes
    makes one weaker.. hope and positive attitudes makes one stronger..
    Relative Human Free Will practiced as positive will makes the difference..
    as i started out the weakest
    in gym class and
    ended up
    the
    strongest
    in much older age..
    i can empirically prove this
    pARt.. the otHer pARts are more
    like mAGic hehe.. in all of human potential reAlized
    as rEAl as real can
    be..
    in what
    we feel
    and sense
    of potential
    heaven beyond bliss..
    but sure the other side of
    the coin is equally valid.. i care
    not to control the politics of human
    nature.. as Nature is beyond my control
    of otHeRs
    @
    lEast..
    As JanusuanJ speaks..;)

    “The hands that help are better far than the lips that pray.”

    ~~ Robert Green Ingersoll ~~

    Emotions that sing
    make action happen..
    Prayers that sing now
    make action happen..
    Hands move strongest
    now when powered
    by emotional thOughts..
    Prayers can be thouGhts
    that drive positive emoTioNs
    and drive positive hands for action..
    True.. sometimes at least the means
    for the action of positive hands can be prayer..
    Placebo
    effect works..
    bottom line of science..

    Before every Half a ton.. 33 reps
    of leg press.. i meditate
    a moving prayer
    of focus and
    energy/FORCE..
    Prayers without
    words are often
    the most powerful
    prayers of all in extreme
    positivity and focus from
    head to toe in feelings and senses..
    revving up all the biochemical reactions
    required for Go Team Go Go Team Go..
    every Cheerleader is a Prayer leader
    too.. in Go Team Go.. it works
    in terms of
    biochemistry
    too.. when science
    and art speak to each
    oTher instead of ignore..
    Ra team light RA.. go team liGht GO!..:)

    “I stared into the abyss. The abyss stared into me.
    Neither of us liked what we saw.”

    ~~ Zen Bee ~~

    Now this is interesting.. the goal of Zen
    is flow in the moment.. and while
    it might not seem that flow
    in the moment has a
    named emotion..
    it moves
    us to do
    more so it is
    emotion.. now
    on the ‘othHeR’ hand..
    tHeRe is another place of
    the dARk niGht of the SoUl..
    a place that no one in tHeir
    ‘sane’ miNd would wanna go..
    in that place due to disorder of
    some type.. tHere is no sensations
    or feelings at all.. per se2.. a numb beyond
    the word numb.. but even in this place..
    lost is
    an
    emotion
    too.. beyond
    words of numb
    as well.. there is
    no nothingness in sentience
    either heaven or hell.. all that
    moves.. even the smallest sub particle
    of energy is EmoTioN in some sMaLL
    or ironically largest way oF ALL too.. Words
    are limited.. FeeLinGS and SeNSEs are
    never limited
    by
    words
    alone..
    Existence moves..
    E moTes more noW..
    even so-called non-
    sentient existence2..
    Bottom line.. REaliTy DaNces iS MoVinG
    and all that moves SinGS too.. as vibraTioNs2..:)

    “What is reason?
    Knowledge informed by sympathy,
    intelligence in the arms of love.”

    ~~ Edward Abbey ~~

    But wait! there is also
    Cognitive Empathy..
    that even psychopaths
    can learn with due practice
    and experience of life.. and then
    there is also sympathy informed by
    knowledge in a well rounded
    individual
    human
    being too..
    by reason of heart
    and heart of reason..:)

    “We cannot unthink unless we are insane.”

    ~~ Arthur Koestler ~~

    Says the non-Zen bee..
    LoSinG one’s miNd
    as far as
    words
    go..
    iS A
    Beach with
    Waves that SinG
    with no words..@ALL..
    without words ALL exists..
    perhaps the most insane thing
    that human beings ever did was
    create written words.. to serve..
    to master
    words
    as slave
    of Emotions
    and Senses
    TrUe and liGht
    iS to SinG and DancE
    free of worry and fright..
    and dArk iN liGht..liFE..:)

    “Not to laugh, not to lament,
    not to curse, but to understand.”

    ~~ Spinoza ~~

    The empty song of A
    scientist who forgets to live..
    And of course.. the converse
    can be to
    get
    Lost..
    LiVe and
    FiNd TrUth and liGht..
    i’LL do both for one@lEAst..:)

    “Life without the courage
    for death is slavery.”

    ~~ Seneca ~~

    There are experiences
    of life worse than death..
    it’s simple..
    death
    IS A gift
    more than curse
    for those who live
    long
    enough..
    but nah..
    more often a person who is
    dead in life looks forward to death..
    others avoid death with due caution as
    liFe
    is worth
    living iN Balance…
    The other day when i
    told a dude in the bar
    i didn’t need drugs to dance
    solo and fun.. ’cause i was fearless..
    he said okay.. jump of the bay bridge..
    and i said
    ‘stupid’
    isn’t
    in my
    definition
    of fearless..
    there are many
    ‘stupid’ fearless folks
    out there who are controlled
    by androgens over intellect..
    live by ‘stupid’.. die by ‘stupid’..
    fearless
    too..
    fearless smARt
    WiTh LoVe iS wheRE i go2..
    as smart without art
    is science
    without
    live2.. to me@lEAst2..:)

    “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret;
    it is only with the heart that one can see rightly,
    what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

    ~~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~~

    Caution.. or better yet warning..
    This is how humans are
    controlled
    by
    wrong
    through emotions..
    through religions that
    control by the threat of loss
    of heart by being outcast from
    the social group if all is not taken
    literally as worshipped as idol of words..
    ReaSon and heArt.. Yang and Yin..
    do the balance
    or get
    all
    FucKeD uP
    by the big social group..;)

    “If you understand, things are as they are.
    If you do not understand, things are as they are.”

    ~~ Gensha, Zen Master ~~

    Aha! and now the converse
    of heart over reason
    comes with
    reason
    over
    emotions
    and senses..
    once again balance..
    and back to the science
    of the systemizing mind without
    heARt.. the heARt says i can leg
    press a half a ton 33 times.. and over
    time the heARt is a driving force that
    made the physiology do what it does now..
    science says
    i could
    never
    recover from
    a synergy of 19
    life threatening illnesses..
    and science says that all of these
    words are a disorder named hypergraphia..
    some folks believe all of what science
    says
    and
    die..
    other go
    on and live life F in epic..
    with the same real conditions of life..
    HeARt is the dRiving force of the hiGhest
    power of Human being gifted by God also known
    as Nature.. the material reductionism of the
    systemizing mind.. also known
    as the science
    of the hUman
    miNd
    scribes
    the bones
    of God aka Nature..
    but the essence is
    what we feel and sense
    all the nows of liFE wHere
    a cloud can be a work of art..
    or the
    depressing
    feeling that
    makes you
    wanna
    die
    wRite
    now..
    A cloud is
    a ray of sunshine to me..
    but a death ray
    as a wish
    of
    death
    before..
    As i told my FriEnd
    Prajakta earlier today.. when
    she said my life of dollar success
    is what makes some folks happy and
    my life of non-dollar success is what
    makes some folks sad..
    sure.. realiTY
    is an ink blot.. test..
    and we have a great
    deal to feel and sense
    of the realiTy of that..
    but
    hey
    when you
    can do it for
    free.. why not.. is
    what i say.. juST for FucKinG FuN..
    and Good Vibrations as ‘God’ can do
    as
    wE
    who
    SinG
    and
    DanCe
    liFe Free2
    like the rest
    of the FucKinG
    UniVerse does juSt as iS noWs..;)

    And that juSt about ’rounds
    it ouT as i saved the
    first
    for last..;)

    “But groundless hope, like unconditional love,
    is the only kind worth having.”

    ~~EFF co-founder John Perry Barlow ~~

    ~~ “Cynthia Horner’s Eulogy”, Apr. 1994 ~~

    God is an
    ET
    who
    lives within..
    how else could
    we be happy in space..:)

    And.. oh by the
    way.. every
    symbol
    is a Koan
    for those
    who see
    deeper than
    symbols my FriEnd..
    ugh.. literal sucks and
    is an illusion for those
    who live in concrete borders of
    death
    as
    life.. is
    what i FeeL
    and SeNse @lEASt..
    and
    more of
    course wRite
    oN course for Now@LeasT..:)

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