Up to some very old tricks….

Ffolkes,

“Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.”

~~ J. de La Fontaine (1621-1695) ~~

~~ The Use of Knowledge, Book viii, Fable 19 ~~

smell-tuna

I swear it went inside here….

Hajime…. Thanks to goodness knows what, I’m running late. This is both good, and bad, like most things human. We do tend to try to strip it down to bare bones when possible; today’s post will, no doubt, require us to do so rather ruthlessly, if we hope to find our way to any sort of conclusive resolution. Of course, that also implies we actually know what we’re looking for, or where we’re going, neither of which approaches the truth of Reality in any portion. Go figure that one, eh?

There. That should make it clear you’ll get nothing rational out of me today. That happens to me consistently, I’m afraid, though you wouldn’t know it to watch me perform my antics. I’ve now had an officially long time to practice making it look normal, and, much as the effort costs, it seems worth it to keep those around me from worrying, or, for that matter, from bursting into flames when I look at them. Always a bonus out in public to avoid being noticed for such happenings. I can assure you, I don’t miss the drama….

Okay, that’s all you get today. I’m clean out of fresh ideas, at least for now, so, I’ll bite the bullet, and get this done, so I can say I did without lying about it. I do hate to have to lie, about anything; for us humans the facility comes too easily. I prefer to try to meet Reality on its own terms, which won’t work if we don’t use the rules. Another go figure, but, hey, we’re used to that. I’m going to stop tormenting all of us now, and use this very ruthless technique to get us down the page to where we need to be…. Watch closely, or you’ll miss it….

Shall we pearl?….

“Arouse the mind without resting it on anything.”

~~ Diamond Sutra ~~

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Today I feel like some classical music. I also want to hear the guitar, so, what better way than to hear over two hours of some of the finest classical guitar ever played, by the acknowledged master of the genre, Andres Segovia…. I hope you enjoy it; it will be hard not to do so, since its probably some of the best music ever created by humans… Abondanza!….

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November Dreams of Spring

Crass and cold, the beggar finds me swollen, so frail and fat
with painful stepping motions, running, like a Republicrat.
Building with straw and spittle, should artists come aground,
we all pay heavily, a billion for a bloody pound.

Too desperate, too ashamed to play such a part
We ask for belief, and sweet liberty, dressing up so smart.
It falls between the simple cracks, always in a hurry
To find a shrunken ego, ashen, swift, and full of worry.

Never there was a more penitent group, such a sterling way
To fast in luxury, making sure the guilty enter, but do not stay.
Forgotten gods can find their diffident suitors tonight
With dream-fitted convention, and a natural sense of delight.

For all the silken babies cried, to see the broken dreams of power
forgiven moments of certitude serve, filling up the maiden’s bower.
All the patient, loving veterans of ancient foreign time,
give up their first impressions, dying, dying for a rhyme.

~~ gigoid ~~

9/19/2012

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Naked Pearls

Warning: thinking caps required….

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“I certainly wasn’t happy.
Happiness has to do with reason,
and only reason earns it.
What I was given was the thing you can’t earn,
and can’t keep, and often don’t even recognize at the time;
I mean joy.”

~~ Ursula K. LeGuin ~~

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“If possible, try to find a way to come downstairs
that doesn’t involve going bump, bump, bump, on the back of your head. -“

~~ Pooh, in Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne ~~

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“How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness
is in fact for most men at all times
the secret motive of all they do,
and of all they are willing to endure.”

~~ Dean William R. Inge ~~

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“There is, nevertheless, a certain respect
and a general duty of humanity that ties us,
not only to beasts that have life and sense,
but even to trees and plants.”

~~ Michael de Montaigne, Essays, Book ii, Chap. xi, Of Cruelty ~~

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“Seek not to follow in the footsteps of men of old;
seek what they sought.”

~~ Matsuo Basho ~~

“Good taste is always an asset.”

~~ Rudy Bakalov ~~

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“Fear is the lock and laughter the key to your heart.”

~~ Steven Stills ~~

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“After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”

~~J.K. Rowling, The Man with Two Faces, ~~
~~ Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, 1997 ~~
~~ spoken by the character Albus Dumbledore ~~

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“Aw Mom, you act like I’m not even wearing a bungee cord!”

~~ Calvin ~~

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Despite some rather spirited competition from the cat, I got it done. I’m going to cut my losses at this point, since, by posting, I win. Of course, it’s only myself I beat, but, hey, gotta take the kudos where you find ’em, or, you might not get ’em at all. I will, as consistently threatened, be back to do this again tomorrow, I imagine…. Odds are running even right now, but, they’ll improve; bet on it. 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.

PLEASE STOP READING THIS MESSAGE NOW.

“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch

dozer3

À bientôt, mon cherí….

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2 thoughts on “Up to some very old tricks….

  1. “Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.”

    ~~ J. de La Fontaine (1621-1695) ~~

    ~~ The Use of Knowledge, Book viii, Fable 19 ~~

    SMiLes..
    i’D rather move
    than talk but hey…
    talk has its use in rest…
    and.. both.. A SMiLe noW
    and A WiNk IS A Dance
    howEver.. usuAlly those are
    the only two non-verbal expresSioNs
    i for one use in SonG and or DancE or and oNline too..
    one day i’ll take the time and effort to use those fancy pants EmoTiCons..
    for addiTioNal
    FeeLinG
    as tHeRE
    iS no ignoRinG
    FeeLinG hehe.. as
    even Presidential Debates
    clearly clEarly sHoW in heatEd/
    FroZen.. EmoTioNS too.. STiLL noW..;)

    “Arouse the mind without
    resting it on anything.”

    ~~ Diamond Sutra ~~

    And this really pisses me off..
    in relative terms @lEast.. heHE..
    read a new book about the hiStory
    and ongoing so-called epidemic of ADHD at B and N..
    in the U.S.. wHere up to 15 percent of the population
    is diagnosed with a Disorder Label named this..
    ha!.. that’s what
    happens
    when
    humans
    stagnate
    in the essential
    paRt of MoVinG
    CoNnecTinG and CreaTing
    and iN fAct dry up those human
    intelligences and end up fidgeting
    in their seats from slow torture eight
    hours a day behind a desk.. and then
    some more hours behind a fast moving
    video game.. with no place to move and
    burn off stress hormones too.. oh.. the
    common sense.. oh.. the common
    MoVinG.. coNneCTinG
    CreATiVity.. changed
    into a
    pill
    for FucKinG
    Bucks and folks
    wonder why so
    many kids get home
    schooLed these days..
    hey.. at least you study
    while moving in the back
    yard for those who don’t
    forget or remember how to
    move.. connect.. and create
    in the first and last place of NoW..
    even in a Garden of Eden iN a real
    Heaven noW of LEarning more than
    STandard IQ measures of quiet hands please..
    don’t fidget Johnny or Sue.. sTaY Still in the pews of
    church and it always makes me smile when i iNspiRre
    the ‘other kids’ to dance in the pews and aisles of Super
    Walmart School and
    church
    liFe
    iN a matrix
    of FucKinG SiTTinG
    STiLL with data download
    and becoming one with computer
    programs instead of Mother Nature
    Essential and True as unadulterated God
    from Modern Cultures impriSoNinG Free iN Pills..:)

    “I certainly wasn’t happy.
    Happiness has to do with reason,
    and only reason earns it.
    What I was given was the thing you can’t earn,
    and can’t keep, and often don’t even recognize at the time;
    I mean joy.”

    ~~ Ursula K. LeGuin ~~

    The trUth is some
    folks never experience
    Joy and cannot even tale
    yA what iT meanS in words
    of Poetry more than
    sMiLes
    or even
    SMiLes
    that say Joy
    with no words aT all..:)

    “If possible, try to find a way to come downstairs
    that doesn’t involve going bump, bump, bump, on the back of your head. -“

    ~~ Pooh, in Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne ~~

    Yeah.. the road down could be harder
    than the road up.. particularly
    for Bed Pan
    Handles
    of Trump
    stuff in Nursing
    Homes totAlly
    womaned by
    an Hispanic/
    Muslim..
    crew of
    caregivers..
    alWays a reminder
    that one day one may
    rely on the current Walmart
    Greeter for eventual survival..;)

    “How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness
    is in fact for most men at all times
    the secret motive of all they do,
    and of all they are willing to endure.”

    ~~ Dean William R. Inge ~~

    sMiLes.. most all of the really
    big achievements of males
    were done
    in a
    country
    of lonely
    heARts
    Band
    Aid
    places..:)

    “There is, nevertheless, a certain respect
    and a general duty of humanity that ties us,
    not only to beasts that have life and sense,
    but even to trees and plants.”

    ~~ Michael de Montaigne, Essays, Book ii, Chap. xi, Of Cruelty ~~

    NDD..
    Nature Deficit Disorder
    A REAL DISEASE THAT
    NO Doctor FucKinG DiagNoses
    that could mean the survival or
    death
    of the
    entire human
    race.. oh God the
    comMon seNse oF God
    As Nature all iNterrElatinG
    interconNecTinG lean on
    mE aLL for support please..;)

    “Seek not to follow in the footsteps of men of old;
    seek what they sought.”

    ~~ Matsuo Basho ~~

    Basically when the ones
    who come after stay
    stuck in the foot
    steps
    bEhind..
    obviouSly they
    sTill have tHeir steps
    soMewHeRE thE liGht doN’t SHiNey..;)

    “Good taste is always an asset.”

    ~~ Rudy Bakalov ~~

    Unless one
    IS A Bug..
    or Dinner
    for a Gator..;)

    “Fear is the lock and
    laughter the key to your heart.”

    ~~ Steven Stills ~~

    i have a secret..
    hehe.. and it miGht
    sound mad but it’s
    actuAlly SupeRCool FuN..
    whenever one practices a TrUE
    WiLL in aliGnment wiTh tHeiR TrUtH and LiGht
    that harms no one else.. further than consuming
    the food and drink of life.. never taKing more than GiVinG
    they are rewarded by the Bigger
    than UniVerse.. ‘iNVisible’
    way.. by WiNks
    and Laughs
    oF siGns that
    have no causal connections
    aT aLL.. otHer than whatever the
    individual finds sacred and holy
    in liFe.. but of course if they find
    nOthing sacred and holy
    in life..
    neither
    Signs
    or God
    exists to many
    of these folks aT aLL..
    it works for me and sure
    tHeRe is just another ADHD
    liKe label to say it’s just my
    ImAGinAtiOn.. no shit Sherlock
    Docs what the FucK do yA thiNk
    iMAGinAtioN iS otHeR than what noW
    you caN’t alWays empiricAlly meaSure
    and repeat.. as GoD WiNks and Laughs
    also kNown and FeLt aS Synchronicity
    evade those who enter into a miND
    and BoDy Way of Mechanical
    Robot Ways/CoGniTioN..
    oF
    BeinG
    iN Standard
    IQ ways2.. DreAM
    tiMe haS alWays been
    as reaL as any otHeR pARt
    oF eXistence wheN experienCinG liFe..
    luCidLY aS liGht Can cOme aGaIN for FReED..;)

    “After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”

    ~~J.K. Rowling, The Man with Two Faces, ~~
    ~~ Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, 1997 ~~
    ~~ spoken by the character Albus Dumbledore ~~

    As the Great Band Styx
    SAid iN ‘Lord of the Rings’..
    iT iS EsSence oF Hope/BeliEf
    FaiTh/PuRE LoVe sAMe noW..
    thaT cOUnts Now..
    noT thE houSing
    oF veHicles anD veSsels
    iN mYth/reLigion/etc.. thAt
    hOld tHat HoPe..ETc.. isReaL noW..
    And sUre.. i’M taKinG Great Liberties
    In ParaphraSinG What ‘they’ sAId.. juST
    aS i caN.. i WiLL.. i creATe mY reaLiTy As iS..:)

    “Aw Mom, you act like
    I’m not even wearing a bungee cord!”

    ~~ Calvin ~~

    All iS
    connEcTed
    Bottom Bungee Cord TalK..;)

  2. Jean said some really poignant things, which serve as proof history repeats itself.

    Arousal of the mind is key to the arousal of life, in all its glorious facets.

    Are not all lighthouses merely smoke and mirrors built of sweat-mixed bricks of bone meal?

    Matsuo for the win.

    Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. ~ William Faulkner

    xxx

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