Always follow the left-hand wall….

Ffolkes,

“Life moves pretty fast.
If you don’t stop and look around once in a while,
you just might miss it.”

~~ “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, screenplay by John Hughes~~

alaskan-taxi

Alaskan Taxi….

Hajime…. Burning with brilliant lines, he ached to begin. However, he is lost, though he’s making good time. So much for brilliance, eh? I suppose to assume that mantle, it might help to begin with something more than mediocrity at hand. Such is Life, neh? And, such is karma, for Murphy knows just when to apply the heat, to melt all our hopes, desires, and expectations. Ah, well, that’s the way the cookie meets its doom, when karma is in the house. So be it….

Whatever plans I had at the outset, having met the fate of all plans in the face of reality, are now defunct. That means I have to resort to plain talk. I’ve got an extensive Pearl for y’all today, though I don’t know exactly how it came together, as about a third of it was done while three sheets into the wind; our old friend John Daniel’s made a short visit last night, and, boy, was he in a mood. The result is a ranting section, composed of two text pearls, and a video pearl of the text…. I’m not sure if the point being made will fly smoothly into your comprehension, but, there is a point to it…. if I could just remember my drunken logic…. Ah, well, it’s a chance to hear what could be considered the very best song written during the twentieth century, all in all, so, I’ll take it as it plays….

There’s also some rather fine blues, a poem, and an old-school pearl that got away from me a bit. You’ll see. And, you’ll enjoy it, too, or you can have all your money back. What a bargain! On that rather commercial note, I’ll stop fussing around, and get on with the process, which can then lead to a program, thus fulfilling my own internal requirements for daily sanity…. Who knew it would be so delicate an operation? Not me. I ain’t delicate, nohow….Ah, hell, let’s do it; I can’t think of anything else to put here, so, follow the cursor down the page, to your next assignment….

Shall we pearl?….

“Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.”

~~ Things We Can Learn From Dogs ~~

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muddy-waters

Muddy Waters

Image from http://www.organissimo.org via Google Images

I felt like the blues, so, why not have the best? No reason not to, so, here ’tis…. Go ahead, enjoy!…..

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Comedy_Tragedy

Accentuated Lessons

Bold statements of calculated intent
Become common rule of the malcontent.
Avarice assumes such attractive wear
Beguiling deception, illusory and fair.

Grasping and pulling with ghostly hands
Legally proper in all the signatory lands.
Seeking and finding each vulnerable soul
Anguish as payment for exacting the toll.

Wraiths of commerce’s invisible dead guards
Still haunt the dreams left in sad empty yards.
While absentee nobles sit in stiffly elegant splendor
Served by sad-faced detainees in abject surrender.

Escape from reality is illusory at best
Often we falter and fail its daily test.
Only when focused on inner strength
Does peace stay with us for any length.

Peace lies within, always…..

~~ gigoid ~~

9/27/2012

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Plato-Aristotle

If you are distressed by anything external,
the pain is not due to the thing itself,
but to your own estimate of it;
and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”

~~ Marcus Aurelius ~~

The Sound of Silence

Hello darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping, left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain, still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone, narrow streets of cobblestone
Neath the halo of a streetlamp, I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light, split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw, ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking, people hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never shared, and no one dared
To stir the sound of silence

Fool, said I, you do not know, silence, like a cancer, grows
Hear my words and I might teach you, take my arms then I might reach you
But my words, like silent raindrops fell, and echoed in the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed to the neon god they’d made
And the sign flashed its warning in the words that it was forming
And the sign said the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls, and whispered in the sounds of silence

~~ Paul Simon ~~

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Naked Pearls

Progress Notes….

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“Always store beer in a dark place.”

~~ Lazarus Long ~~

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“We have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”

~~ Tombstone epitaph of two astronomers ~~

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“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold,
it would be a merrier world.”

~~ J.R.R. Tolkien ~~

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“Man is what he believes.”

~~ Anton Chekhov ~~

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“Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find
all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it.”

~~ Rumi ~~

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“To make the individual uncomfortable, that is my task.”

~~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~~

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“Why don’t lawyers lie on the beach?
Cats would bury them.”

~~ Non-sequitor Bee ~~

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Done. Not sure just how that happened, but, I’m sure y’all are familiar with the old one about gift horses, right? Right, then. Since I can’t think of any further crap to throw at y’all, I guess I’ll go do something less productive for awhile. (Hmm… Just how long IS ‘awhile’?…. Oh, well, no matter…) Sorry for the little side trip there. Okay, let’s post this bad puppy, and get on with our day, shall we? See y’all tomorrow, come hell, or, high water….

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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4 thoughts on “Always follow the left-hand wall….

  1. “Life moves pretty fast.
    If you don’t stop and look around once in a while,
    you just might miss it.”

    ~~ “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, screenplay by John Hughes~~

    First oF aLL.. Thumbup’s visual graphics most alWays
    stimulates me much as visual thiNking RiGht BraIned
    interpeter in iNTuitiVe and very muSical left hanD
    Ways of ThiNkinG froM heAD to toE.. wHeRe aLL
    oF LiFe is Patterns and SonG and all iS iN
    whAT seems liKe perfect tuNe Now..
    in miNdful and bodYFul fullEr
    aWareness in SoUL..
    WiTh heARt
    expReSsinG
    aS SpiRit WhoLe..
    and surely tHeRe is no
    perception oF TimE aT aLL
    BuT noW.. wHen all oF liFe
    iS MoVinG.. ConnecTing noW
    CreAtinG.. GiVinG.. sHaRinG
    so much more than tAking for
    noThing more or less than PuRE
    LoVe As A Faith oNE can FeeL iNnately
    iN sENSoRy waYs oF comfort aLiVE noW2..:)

    Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.”

    ~~ Things We Can Learn From Dogs ~~

    For mE aT lEast
    as LonG aS iT
    iS not straight
    ahead in aisles
    of stores or anyWheRE
    eLse but MoveMent as heARt..
    invisible to predator and prey and
    deadly silent.. at least in looks to trespassers..;)

    If you are distressed by anything external,
    the pain is not due to the thing itself,
    but to your own estimate of it;
    and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”

    ~~ Marcus Aurelius ~~

    As science shows noW.. the
    one thing that healthy hUman
    BeinGs cannot do without for suffering
    grEat Pain and misery iS each OtHer..
    at least for healthy
    folks no estimate
    can underestimate
    A PoWeR oF ToGeThER..:)

    i cAMe to lEArn tHeRE
    was no talKinG to
    ‘those folks’
    so i danced
    my waY iN
    Epic proportions
    of i can’t heAR mySelf
    iN Terms oF EpiC lOUd
    imPacT
    iN terms
    of total silence2..;)

    “Always store beer in a dark place.”

    ~~ Lazarus Long ~~

    Unless one never ever
    needs a sip of the
    alcohol to relieve
    the existential
    angst of liVinG
    iN Fear.. and OtHeR
    Pain related STuFF.. too..:)

    “We have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”

    ~~ Tombstone epitaph of two astronomers ~~

    SPace
    iS comMon..
    StARs
    arE
    MirAcles
    And hUmaNs
    Too.. wHo eXercise
    tHeiR senTienT sTaR
    DuSt plUs potenTiaL noW..:)

    “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold,
    it would be a merrier world.”

    ~~ J.R.R. Tolkien ~~

    GOld is not easy
    to digest oR SinG
    or even DanCe as
    AiR.. eArth.. FiRE and Water FReED..:)

    “Man is what he believes.”

    ~~ Anton Chekhov ~~

    WiTh relative Free WiLL
    and EmoTioNsEnSes fully iN ToW..
    continuing to GroW.. and tOucH a WorLd..:)

    “Your task is not to seek for love,
    but merely to seek and find
    all the barriers within yourself
    that you have built against it.”

    ~~ Rumi ~~

    Amen
    For Joy…:)

    “To make the individual uncomfortable, that is my task.”

    ~~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~~

    GRoWinG PaiNs
    @anY aGe..;)

    “To make the individual
    uncomfortable, that is my task.”

    ~~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~~

    And Hopefully A
    mileSToNe iS wArm
    And fuzzy
    conNecTions
    iN MoVinG
    And CreAtinG noW..:)

    “Why don’t lawyers lie on the beach?
    Cats would bury them.”

    ~~ Non-sequitor Bee ~~

    i AM A BEach
    and no one
    digs
    mE
    OuT
    oF Free..;)

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