Bargaining with Murphy….

Ffolkes,

“If a man insisted always on being serious,
and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation,
he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.”

~~ Herodotus ~~

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Spring morning ~ Ketchikan, Alaska….

Hajime…. According to all I’ve been told most of my life, there are limits to what we may expect from Life. I don’t remember ever quite believing it, since all I could observe around me failed to support such a thesis. (Yes, I was precocious….) So, I’ve always tended to go beyond what others might feel is prudent, which was fine with me, but, tended to make my young life a bit more, shall we say, ‘interesting’? But, then, nobody ever learned much from never being challenged, did they?

Y’all might, at this point, wonder just what the hell I’m getting at, but, that would show your own self-absorption. If you thought about it a moment, you also might remember you shouldn’t expect what you expect around here, and it wouldn’t surprise you to find out I’m not getting at anything. Well, nothing particularly meaningful, or, for that matter, relevant. I was just sort of wandering around in my head, and that’s what I found. I do that a lot, which, if you’ve been here any number of times, you’d already know, and have skipped down to the music.

For any Gentle Readers who remain at this point, it probably won’t cause any further feather-ruffling to announce we’re done here, and will be moving on, as soon as I figure out a reasonably intelligent way to get myself out of this cul-de-sac of reasoning in which I’ve inadvertently placed myself. I’m afraid I’m going to have to resort to an old, tried-and-true method, we used to call #4….. Actually, it’s pretty cool, not to mention efficient. How does it work. Easy. Just like this….

Shall we pearl?….

“A reverence for life does not require one to respect nature’s obvious mistakes.”

~~ Robert A. Heinlein ~~

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Norah Jones

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A friend reminded me to include music, which I do using his own stated preference, with great pleasure. Especially for the opportunity to include the music of this daughter of an icon, sister of another, as well as an iconic talent herself. In today’s world of hype and illusion, her music stands out, as real. Here’s a live concert from a few years back, purported to have good sound quality…. Let’s go see if that holds true, shall we?…. Enjoy, ffolkes….

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Stray Cats

The veils that billow and fold
between dreams and reality
may sometimes part,
showing the visions of one to the other,
blending, bleeding as one,
only to bring us up short,
closely jammed against immovable fate.

Still, we keep our watch,
seeking to find the vision
that brings with it the mark of reality’s regard,
a humble mind, and a compassionate heart.

Events of broad impact draw us away again,
distracting with shiny glitter and tinny music,
leaving our feelings raw and bruised,
the victim of universal disregard.

Now, in the twilight of years, the music is fading,
and the glitter has all gone….
yet the memory of visions remains sharp and clear,
melancholy reminders of reality’s promises,
unkept…..

~~gigoid~~

4/12/2013

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Naked Pearls

Justifiably Inane….

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“Words must be weighed, not counted.”

~~ Polish Proverb ~~

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“The truth is always the strongest argument.”

~ Sophocles — Phaedra, Frag. 737 ~~

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“Hypotheses are not to be multiplied without necessity.”

~~ Occam’s Razor ~~

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“The shortest distance between two people is laughter.”

~~Victor Borge ~~

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“My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool;
it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.”

~~ Ursula K. Le Guin ~~

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“If you are out to describe the truth,
leave elegance to the tailor.”

~~ Albert Einstein ~~

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“Appearance must not foil, nor shifted sphere confuse thy brain.
Ample are time and space–ample the fields of nature.”

~~ Walt Whitman, CONTINUITIES ~~

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It may be premature of me to make any judgments, so, I won’t. What I will do is continue the efficiency so bravely provided in the intro by using the old #4. In the closing section, that looks like this…. See y’all tomorrow, ffolkes. Just try to stop me…. Hah!….

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

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À bientôt, mon cherí….

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11 thoughts on “Bargaining with Murphy….

    • As an ex-opoiodhead, I can relate. Some days are better than others. It’s too bad your state won’t allow cannabinoids. I’ve finally found a dose of Rick Simpson Oil that works better on pain than the Norco ever did. If you could get it, you could work your way off those damn things, which is hard enough, but, worth it to use natural instead of chemical help…

      At least Norah, and those like her, are there to help soothe when it’s bad….

      Take care, my friend… be as well as you may….

      gigoid

  1. “If a man insisted always on being serious,
    and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation,
    he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.”

    ~~ Herodotus ~~

    This is true..
    i did this for
    decades to the
    point no Doctor
    said i would ever recover
    from going mad from no discover..
    God of Nature bless and blesses noW..
    pioneers as they explore and Discover more..
    so many inspirations in life.. two of my favorites..
    Bruce
    Lee
    and
    Jack
    LaLanne plus
    Elvis.. Marilyn..
    Whitman.. all these
    and so many more
    who say caves
    now are no
    way
    to live or be..
    to be more iS..
    Beach i live.. desert.. i leave far far
    behind.. my FriEnd.. and it’s worth noting
    that Michael Jackson inspires my moon dance too..:)

    “A reverence for life does not require
    one to respect nature’s obvious mistakes.”

    ~~ Robert A. Heinlein ~~

    Some would say that about my son..
    my son taught me this was/is bullshit..
    from folks like Richard Dawkins
    who says the same about
    Children with “Down’s”..
    only humans make
    the word
    mistake..
    the rest
    of the painting
    is beautiful from space..
    funny.. how a science fiction
    writer wouldn’t see that but now
    it’s not rocket science.. for Now
    iT’s common sense.. STiLL noW
    Diversity has/is one ‘color’.. Diversity
    in rainbow hues.. shades of grey.. and
    far far beyond and smaller than fleas
    who suck A Blood of dog..
    Stray cat humans
    come in all color
    and go
    in all
    grey
    as color..
    humans often
    create color
    or
    don’t
    or can’t
    or won’t
    but the planet
    still looks beautiful from space..:)

    “Words must be weighed, not counted.”

    ~~ Polish Proverb ~~

    And must
    is a four letter
    word.. as well as word..:)

    “The truth is always the strongest argument.”

    ~ Sophocles — Phaedra, Frag. 737 ~~

    But an argument
    is mostly emotion..
    as science now shows..;)

    “Hypotheses are not to
    be multiplied without necessity.”

    ~~ Occam’s Razor ~~

    Joy is Joy is Joy..
    nothing else exists
    with
    Joy
    but
    Joy.. joy.. JOY..
    my God is Joy..
    others follow a
    different flavor of God..
    God
    has
    many flavors..
    mY God ice-cream
    is flavored as joY..
    alWaysnow..
    just ’cause
    i can and
    will that makes
    God great iN me as Joy..
    and the more i talk about joy the
    more joyful i become.. joy.. joy.. joy..:)

    “The shortest distance
    between two people is laughter.”

    ~~Victor Borge ~~

    Sadly.. unless
    one
    ‘grabs’…
    not funny
    but it’s true..
    as emotions go…
    Anger connects most
    and it’s hard to make it go away..
    laughter
    is often
    fleeting
    unless one becomes.. joy.. joy.. joy.. eTc..;)

    “My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool;
    it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.”

    ~~ Ursula K. Le Guin ~~

    A Best thing about our modern
    technologically devised cultures..
    this can work.. but out in ‘the
    field’..
    fools
    get pushed over
    A PROVERBial cliff..
    exiled and happy rocks
    when rock and roll rolls..;)

    “If you are out to describe the truth,
    leave elegance to the tailor.”

    ~~ Albert Einstein ~~

    Hmm… sTILL noW..
    FloWerY SonG Words
    iNspire.. EmoTioNs
    Move.. Music too..
    times Dance
    makes
    hUman
    Force iSReaL..

    MEDS=IF..
    Einstein..;)

    “Appearance must not foil, nor shifted sphere confuse thy brain.
    Ample are time and space–ample the fields of nature.”

    ~~ Walt Whitman, CONTINUITIES ~~

    Sadly where there are no abundant
    living fields.. meadows and leaves
    of grass.. where deserts spread
    at horizon level as far
    as eYes can
    see.. humans
    make God
    into man
    instead of Nature into God..
    Square one problem.. of
    squares who don’t
    fit iN
    spiRAl
    flowS iN ZonE..;)

    • I’m pretty sure the ‘mistakes’ Heinlein refers to are those who choose to be assholes, not those who have no choices…

      *wink*

      As always, nice responses to the individual gems…

      gigoid

        • If you haven’t, you really should read “Stranger In A Strange Land” by Heinlein.It is sort his magnum opus, written fairly early in his career, but, considered by many to be the best all-around SF book, from several standpoints…. You, I guarantee, will like Michael Valentine Smith, the protagonist of the book. And, if you don’t enjoy his ‘mentor’, Jubal Harshaw, then you really are missing something….

          I read it first at age 11, and it changed my brain, and life….

          Enjoy… should take you at least a day to get through it; it’s only about eight hundred pages….

          *wink*

          gigoid

  2. Well-behaved women rarely make history. ~ Marilyn Monroe

    Life is where you find it and make it.

    I believe what glistens on the surface is not glitter… colon mucus, perhaps, but certainly not glitter.

    Al wins. Narf on sugar coating.

    xxx

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