Toad in the road….

Ffolkes,

“Time discovers truth.”

~~ Seneca ~~

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Lasers locked on target, Captain…

Hajime…. Howdy, ffolkes. While creating today’s offering, I came to a realization about why I haven’t been able to find the angst necessary to produce a good rant. The realization came as I looked for a pearl to place at the beginning, to indicate the direction the piece would follow; there were so many issues, and so many pearls, I couldn’t make up my mind. It isn’t the angst after all; there’s plenty of that, as a direct result of having plenty of cause. So, I gave up, as is my wont of late, and decided to wait until one of the issues assumed a cloak of dire need, then give it a shot….. Otherwise, I’d be writing forever, without any resolution, for there aren’t many good answers to be found.

Now that I’ve provided myself with a plenitude of future excuses to be lazy, I’ll tell you today’s Pear is a good one, if rant-free. Fine music, perhaps my best poem, and a damn fine old-school lesson, sort of. I’m happy with it, & that’s all that matters ultimately. Y’all will, as always, need to decide for yourselves whether your time has been wasted, or augmented. Sharing your decision is, of course, optional. When I see such comments, I tend to feel a small portion of guilt, right before ignoring them altogether, so, it’s not my favorite thing to occur; I gave up guilt long ago. But, I’m fair-minded, mostly, so, have at it, if you wish…. No worries; I don’t own a gun.

Okay, that’s about enough of that for one day. It’s all getting that red color that happens right before Reality begins to swirl and fade away, so, perhaps it would be best to get on with the rest of this mess. It’s not as if we are concerned with our sales figures, but, I hate casualties, and so does the insurance guy. So, we’ll get the slow on the toad, and be done with it for another diurnal period. Besides, it makes it harder to catch me this way…. See ya down the page….

Shall we pearl?….

“Entropy requires no maintenance.”

~~ Amanda Walker ~~

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Stevie Ray Vaughan, in his short time with us, left a large mark on the musical scene. He was already considered a master when he passed, and, fortunately, left a substantial body of recorded work to enjoy. This concert, though not the greatest picture, has good, clear sound, essential for full appreciation of his genius. Enjoy, ffolkes, it doesn’t get any better……

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Stevie Ray Vaughan
Live in Tokyo ~ 1985

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Unheralded Sagacity…

To many, who will not see beyond their nose,
the world becomes a dangerous place;
a bullet in every gun, a thorn with every rose.
No magic comes to save us, reality leaves no trace.

Minds closed, wrapped tight in manufactured fears,
men become clay, easily molded into complacent form.
No chains needed, held in thrall for years;
lies become gospel, when dishonesty is the norm.

Shed the chains you wear in durance, in kind;
oh, ye of little faith, and much doubt.
Strength is found in an unfettered mind;
cry “freedom” with a great shout.

No help from any gods can hinder so much
as our own lack of confidence;
finding the light within, knowing it as such
confirms us, becoming consequence.

Illumination…..

~~ gigoid ~~

4/17/2013

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Naked Pearls

Potpourri

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“I have been a stranger in a strange land.”

~~ Old Testament, Exodus ii, 22 ~~

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“What we wish, that we readily believe.”

~~ Demosthenes ~~

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“You grow up the day you have your first real laugh — at yourself.”

~~ Ethel Barrymoore ~~

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“Anyone without a sense of humor is at the mercy of everyone else.”

~~ William Rotsler ~~

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“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

~~ T. S. Eliot ~~

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“He who has a WHY to live for can bear with almost any HOW.”

~~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~~

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“Self-trust is the essence of heroism…
It speaks the truth, and it is just, generous, hospitable, temperate,
scornful of petty calculations, and scornful of being scorned.
It persists; it is of an undaunted boldness,
and of a fortitude not to be wearied out.”

~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Essays” ~~

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“He who laughs, lasts.”

~~ Mary Pettibone Poole ~~

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“Deserve your dream.”

~~ Octavio Paz ~~

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There you have it; short, but sweet. I’m going to go now, before it all loses focus, and turns on us, which can happen here at the end, if we aren’t mindful. Of course, that particular state remains fitfully inconsistent, but, we’re working on it. See y’all tomorrow, if I, once again, can find no good reason to NOT do so….. Trust me, I won’t…. and, I WILL be here, one way, or another…. Hope for the one, the other is bloody dangerous…. for everyone….

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

Kowabunga!

À bientôt, mon cherí….

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10 thoughts on “Toad in the road….

    • Thanks, my friend. I love the cut in this concert of ‘Voodoo Child’…. incredible solo riffs that go on forever….

      Have a good one; I’ll be by to get snarky later….

      gigoid

  1. SMiLes my FriEnd.. gigoid.. bEfore i move to the Pearls
    and free flow response coMes.. just for fun..
    i loved your poem.. and i’ve come to find
    in liFe.. through great
    effort in perseverance
    in never giving
    totAlly
    up in
    the DarKest
    niGhts of numb
    and pain.. is Magic
    is real.. nah.. not fairy
    tale magic but all natural
    magic in the sense and feel
    that magic is simply what one human
    experiences of Nature that the human sitting
    wRite next to them has no fathom of in tHeir particular
    multi-verse.. from matters as simple as the Young woman
    in a Muslim Country in Africa who has been genitally mutilated
    and will never experience
    the joy of orgasm..
    and same applies to
    those who hold a philosophy
    that sexuality is dirty other than
    for making babies.. and when the
    vagina or penis feels the naked sun
    shame shame shame you are an animal
    and no longer human.. as ignorance rains on
    to separate the magic as living free.. this moves
    on much farther than these simple examples as any thing
    that approaches magic beyond this in Abrahamic religions
    or current science projects is either evil or to be ridiculed same..
    well the thing is.. we live in a new world now where we can document
    the daily everyday occurrences
    of magic.. like being a shut-in for
    66 months with no chance of recovery
    then named as dance legend in a bar
    two years later and the general
    public all the places
    dance
    roams
    for free..
    science gave me
    no chance of even recovering..
    no chance of ever getting off of
    drugs to keep me from
    trembling
    in my boots
    that no longer
    had straps to pull them
    up.. science says that one
    is the strongest at age 30.. i exceed
    the efforts in leg strength of Marines in
    their twenties even getting stronger at age 56..
    Magic is just the pArts of Human Nature that science
    says is not normal.. the average of a functionally disabled
    human population meant to be wild and free.. or the evil that
    religions fear for humans to go in wild and ecstatic dance with
    the beats of drums and the flutes of SonG as HeARt and SpiRit
    and a SoUl of MiNd and BoDy BaLanCinG riSinG hiGher and HiGher
    to bliss never experienced before in what some term as Kundalini rising
    others speak of as Satori.. and so many other metaphors for a higher experience
    of human potential in sensory.. sensual and overall FeeLinG way.. this magic saves..
    this magic frees the hUman heARt.. SpiRit and SoUL with ReAson too.. this magic is
    innate.. instinctual.. intuitive and A best pARt oF aLL.. iT doesn’t cost a Lincoln FucKinG
    Red materialistic cent.. this sense.. this feeling.. this sensuaLiTy iS all Free that comes
    from within.. it’s A hiGher power of Nature.. magic.. even call it God for those who can
    experience a much greater way of free liGht of Life.. bottom line.. this magic iSReAL
    and i’ve only touched
    the surface of
    this
    potential
    in these relatively
    few lines here.. this
    magic saves.. bottom line..
    or these hands would be dust
    at the bottom of dead.. call it a blue
    turtle.. call it a seagull wing.. call it the
    Ocean Whole.. call iT GoD aLL or nothing
    aT aLL.. bottom line this Magic lives as mE..:)

    “Time discovers truth.”

    ~~ Seneca ~~

    And ceases
    to exist..:)

    “Entropy requires no maintenance.”

    ~~ Amanda Walker ~~

    And then humans
    create..:)

    “I have been a stranger in a strange land.”

    ~~ Old Testament, Exodus ii, 22 ~~

    And then
    my feet became
    as gRaiNs oF Sand..:)

    “What we wish, that we readily believe.”

    ~~ Demosthenes ~~

    Or we are spoon
    fed a death
    without wish..:)

    “You grow up the day you have
    your first real laugh — at yourself.”

    ~~ Ethel Barrymoore ~~

    For me i posted Facebook
    photos of myself in my underwear..
    i laughed free more than ever before..
    and my
    family
    de-friended me..
    hehe.. even A cousin
    who lifted up her shirt
    to show us more
    then at a
    younger age
    before when
    she too was free
    and lost that too.
    and it’s worth noting
    that’s before that side
    of the family started going to church..
    in fundamentalist Trump ways of priSon..
    and of course Hypocrisy too.. like health
    care for all is evil when you yourself are currently enjoying medicaid
    now.. and your family is still supporting you while other folks don’t
    have rich parents to help them in their every step of life.. same
    story
    happens
    all over the place
    but i choose to strip
    free of human lies..
    of darkness
    without
    Love
    of Giving eYes..;)

    “Anyone without a sense of humor
    is at the mercy of everyone else.”

    ~~ William Rotsler ~~

    And all poeTry that
    reAlly speaks
    has
    a root
    of humor..
    sly.. wry.. dry and tUFF as FucK..
    sure an element of sex is necessary2
    to spice reaLiTy as ANIMAL IS IS HuMAN too..;)

    “Only those who will risk going too far
    can possibly find out how far one can go.”

    ~~ T. S. Eliot ~~

    And this is what
    poEtry.. SonG and DancE
    and all oTheR hUman aRts
    thaT E-sCape the entropy
    of sentient Star duST
    pLus does..
    for
    the
    record
    mY FriEnd..
    to go even further as ARt..:)

    “He who has a WHY to live for
    can bear with almost any HOW.”

    ~~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~~

    Sadly it seems from all accounts
    i’ve read that Nietzche was misSing
    the most important pARt of wHy
    and that
    mY
    FriEnd
    is what
    was missing
    for me too.. before
    the magic rained in
    like a Hurricane wind
    with warm
    and fuzzy
    calm
    center
    never amiss..
    survive is fine..
    thrive is divine..
    i LiGht LoVe..:)

    “Self-trust is the essence of heroism…
    It speaks the truth, and it is just, generous, hospitable, temperate,
    scornful of petty calculations, and scornful of being scorned.
    It persists; it is of an undaunted boldness,
    and of a fortitude not to be wearied out.”

    ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Essays” ~~

    This is a really beautiful platitude but truly
    Fearless is the core of this..
    even before Love can
    possibly reign..
    and the bottom
    line is humans are
    animals and until one
    can walk tall and fearlessly
    in a dArkesT PaRkInG Lot
    without fear in understanding
    at a core instinctual and intuitive
    level they can defend themselves from
    predator and can capture prey with Grocery
    store in sight or not.. the Love will never be Unconditional
    enough to understand what made Adolph Hitler tick.. FEAR
    is the
    Devil that
    kills love.. and truly
    the greaTest lOvers
    have no fear of
    the dARk
    of Night..
    most everyone should/could
    art martial even if they never
    ouch a pound of flesh..
    anyWays.. works
    for mE @leASt
    and made me
    empirically twice
    as strong in feats of feet too@56..:)

    The body is the SoUL as well as miNd..
    to BrinG iT aLL ToGeTHeR IS A Force
    oF God oF aLL NAtuRe..
    to be honored
    and respected in
    hUman Form..
    and that
    takes a physical
    and mental and
    emotional spiritual
    practice across life span
    from birth to death.. sadly
    it’s never likely gonna happen sitting still..:)

    “He who laughs, lasts.”

    ~~ Mary Pettibone Poole ~~

    God IS A Laugh
    for those
    who Laugh..:)

    “Deserve your dream.”

    ~~ Octavio Paz ~~

    Perhaps the greatest
    failing of the Christian
    reality of the modern age
    is dreams don’t take work..
    to come to fruition noW..
    Merit
    is God’s
    Second
    name
    God of Merit
    Merit of Life..
    Life takes work
    and Free is never Free..
    nor is Love and LIGht..
    SMiLes.. LIFe is alWays
    now short and long
    when
    NOw
    is eternity
    as Heaven now..
    and if that ain’t magic
    perHaps one hasn’t visited Now
    AnoTheR place oF iSREAL noW2..:)

    • Aye, I’d agree… I’d also say you’re what is called, in the most respectful sense, a keeper… a sentiment I’m sure shared by your companion….

      *wink*

      Glad you enjoyed it; this one was fun…

      gigoid

      • Haha, Ned…. I believe you’re right. If ever he proved that it was during the illness I suffered.

        I’m loving the change in you. Now don’t deny it; you ‘are’ changing…!
        xoxoxo

        • Well, okay. What you note is probably my recent epiphany re: Life at Large, which is best expressed in the poem I wrote 3 or so years ago, above. I had lost track of my sense of irony, and got too far into ‘me’, without keeping my inner eye on the center…

          A long winded way of saying to remember to laugh at myself…

          *grin*

          That way, I always have something about which to be amused….

          Take care, milady…

          gigoid

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