Affability can be an asset….

Ffolkes,

“In the moment between stimulus and response lies freedom.”

~~ Steven Covey ~~

dfw-leelu

Grrr….

Hajime…. Sometimes in the morning, one receives a lesson. Today is not such a day. Any lessons I might have learned this morning would have been fruitless, as my mind resembles nothing more than a colander; most everything is leaking right out. In order to successfully produce today’s Pearl, I will be shortening this intro unmercifully, since anything I write would be suspect. How merciless are we going to be? Well, I’ll show you….

Shall we pearl?….

All that is harmony for thee, O Universe,
is in harmony with me as well.
Nothing that comes at the right time for thee
is too early or too late for me.
Everything is fruit to me that thy seasons bring, O Nature.
All things come of thee, have their being in thee, and return to thee.”

~~ — Marcus Aurelius Antoninus — Meditations, iv, 23 ~~

Today, while appreciating this sentiment from our old friend Marcus, all I can say is, “I wish”….. Onward, he said, grimly….

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Bob Marley

During the process of yesterday, (you know, getting by, getting through….), I had occasion to use one of Bob’s best lines, to wit: “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, …”, etc., (from “Redemption Songs), in a comment on FB. Since I have a touch of OCD about such, using it required looking up the exact wording, which took me to a page with ALL his video mentions in Google, i.e., the Google playlist for his work. I began to listen, naturally, whereupon I decided the mix of songs was perfect for today’s Pearl. Hence, Mr. Marley…. If you listen long enough, you’ll hear everything of his there is to hear, some more than once…. Excellent….

Following the music from Bob, I’ve included a video of an unknown street performer, somewhere unknown in the world, which I found while cruising You Tube. You will NOT believe how good this man is on the guitar, or why you have never seen nor heard of him…. Watch, and try to keep your jaw from dropping; you don’t even have to know anything about guitar to see what a genius he is….

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Bob Marley

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Comedy_Tragedy

Choosing a Theme

Powerful words playing hide and seek in my mind,
teasing with subtle cruelty, pretending to be kind.
Grand visions and flowery verses of beauty and truth
evaded my inner eye all through the days of my youth.

Affable interludes interspersed with allegorical wit
softened the crimes, against all reason, to finally acquit.
Time became at once an enemy, and an ally
Never once compelled to provide an answer why.

Giving gifts of simple kindness are their own pay,
spreading ripples of compassion are felt far and away.
Love given freely is precious, we are ever told,
increasing love received, more than a hundred fold.

Living long and with passion has centered my soul,
allowing me room, and time, to choose my own goal.
Now that I’ve gone past any need to pretend
I love everything in life, even knowing it will end.

~~ gigoid ~~

10/21/2012

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Who knew?….

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“Reality is a cliche from which we escape by metaphor.”

~~ Wallace Stevens ~~

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“Who are you?”

~~ Curious Bee ~~

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“Do you have the patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving till the right actions arises by itself?”

~~ Lao Tzu ~~

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“If you would hit the mark,
you must aim a little above it:
Every arrow that flies
feels the attraction of earth.”

~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~~

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“Do thou restrain the haughty spirit in thy breast,
for better far is gentle courtesy.”

~~ Homer ~~

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“Gli arcobaleni d’altri mondi hanno colori che non so.
Ma lungo i fiumi d’altri mondi nascono fiori che non ho.
[The rainbows of other worlds have colors I don’t know.
But along the rivers of other worlds flowers are born that I don’t have.]”

~~ Fabrizio De Andre ~~

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“The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.”

~~ Leo Tolstoy ~~

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“What is man’s chief enemy? Each man is his own.”

~~ Anacharsis (f1. c. 600 B.C.), Scythian philosopher ~~

~~ Stobaeus, Flor., II, 43 ~~

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“In every enterprise consider where you would come out.”

~~ Publius Syrus — Maxim 777 ~~

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Following the prophetic words from Publius Syrus, we have come out precisely where we intended. Since the ruthlessness displayed in the intro was so effective, not to mention efficient, let’s carry on with that here. See y’all tomorrow, ffolkes, if I’m still breathing, and able to type….. good odds on that….

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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11 thoughts on “Affability can be an asset….

  1. Damn! He be good…..I wish I could say that I am a reggae fan but never got into the mood…..Marley is excellent just not an “Island Dude”….I guess….even Buffet got on my shit list…..he promised to write all his fans when they contacted him…my daughter did and spent 2 months looking for a letter that never came….his name is on toilet paper he broke my daughter’s heart….enough about me…Leelu looks like some mischief waiting to happen….have a good day my friend….chuq

    • Gotta agree; that performance is genius personified…. I like reggae, for a while, then it gets too repetitive… which is why we have classical music, as contrast…. *wink*

      Sorry to hear Jimmy turned butthead instead of parrothead; not surprising, given his success level. To get that high, one must forgo quite a bit of their humanity, submerging it in ego…

      Leelu was in self-play mode, meaning she was hunting, & gets aggressive…. lucky shot… but, you’re right about the mischief. She IS a cat, and wants to get into everything that isn’t hers… because, to her, it’s ALL hers…

      You have a good one, too, bro; I’ll be by later to snark….

      gigoid

      • I know… I have a Border Collie that thinks whatever I am doing she must be part of it…even writing….I need classical music…it is a great way to calm an evil mind…LOL chuq

  2. Good morning gigoid.. three days late to comment i am arriving
    as the last several days have been jam packed with mostly
    blue sky and flesh and blood activities… including
    seeing a new Psychiatrist with the usual
    extra long version of a Fred-talk.. and
    dancing.. floating.. as a winged
    seagull in reverse with
    Athletic shoes on
    in deep sugar
    white sands
    for miles and
    miles on endless
    horizons of beach..
    then home.. then dance with the usual
    writing to accompany all of that accompanied
    by a new world Fred record per se of only competing
    against myself in replacing eight 45LB plates with
    Four 100LB plates and adding a couple more 25
    LB Plates on my parallel leg press with arms
    raised in sky moving from 930LBS to
    1020LBS now for 33 reps..
    where the ‘fellow marines’..
    didn’t make a sound
    while finishing
    this
    feat
    and when
    i started out i heard
    a strange popping noise
    from underneath my feat
    but thank Goodness.. hehe..
    nothing broke.. and nothing hurts
    after the high of that is over too with
    accompanying ballet and martial arts dance
    using all the Nautilus Machines as sparring partners
    too.. anyway.. i make the best of what i came with
    with no limits.. and a visit to a new psychiatrist
    had been weighing heavily over me
    now for 14 months.. as there
    is always the possibility
    in logical terms i could
    go back to hell..
    and sure..
    i want to make
    sure my life is still
    saved if i ever go there
    again.. although i personally
    with no logic at all have 100% faith
    i will not as long as i stay away from
    the machine of the system that enslaves
    the human heart away from human into
    empty machine itself.. and there was
    no psychiatrist in the range of 50
    miles of home who would
    even accept new patients
    with my insurance until the
    one i found that i visited this week..
    most of them will not see a person with
    Asperger’s as they have no drugs to fix the
    problem.. whereas my new doctor after he heard
    i had negotiated a dance for mind and body balance with
    area public stores actually offered first and wrote me a prescription
    for a somewhat license to dance within the realm of the laws that protect
    Americans with Disabilities as an act to insure everyone can mainstream
    with their accommodations into society.. including a wheel chair as
    dance.. people in my area are surely ignorant not to understand
    that our emotions and senses are regulated and integrated
    respectively through the art of movement.. little autistic
    children spin and flap as a form of dance to innately
    instinctually and intuitively do this in a world
    that is highly stimulating or not stimulating
    enough depending on the kind of
    Autism a person has
    as its just
    a label
    like all others
    for the neuro-diversity
    and general bio-diversity of
    the human condition.. anyway..
    just catching up.. as i always look
    forward to your art of wisdom here
    to riff off of.. as creativity when set fully
    free in stream of consciousness writing
    from deeper within.. no different than so-called
    holy prophets in biblical way.. just another kind of
    human intelligence that machine cognition will not bring
    alone as you surely know and feel.. a gift that comes greater
    later in life too.. as we extinguish the requirements of machine
    cognition in a world truly overall grown too complex and convoluted
    to even be
    human these
    days in feeling and
    sensory greater ways
    of the tribe toGeThEr iN
    smaller group units to forAGe
    for Survival and even thrival toGether
    as A Team of GreAtEst liGhtS iN fEarless
    and smARt Unconditional Love noW for each
    oThA togethA as a rap song might end/Begin for Now..;)

    “In the moment between stimulus and response lies freedom.”

    ~~ Steven Covey ~~

    And when the two
    become one
    and
    contingencies
    die alive foR Now..;)

    All that is harmony for thee, O Universe,
    is in harmony with me as well.
    Nothing that comes at the right time for thee
    is too early or too late for me.
    Everything is fruit to me that thy seasons bring, O Nature.
    All things come of thee, have their being in thee, and return to thee.”

    ~~ — Marcus Aurelius Antoninus — Meditations, iv, 23 ~~

    Nature is seasons
    Humans are seasons
    i am A
    son
    of the
    seaS Ocean wHOle..:)

    SMiLes my friEnd.. love the
    poem you shared and truly
    it plays to A
    Beauty
    of GroWinG
    Older as we
    appreciate beauty
    and the act of life..
    and strive to share
    LiFE in free acts of Creativity..:)

    “Reality is a cliche from which we escape by metaphor.”

    ~~ Wallace Stevens ~~

    As my new Psychiatrist
    agrees.. metaphors are
    forms for underlying essence
    of EmoTions and SeNsory
    FeeLingS..
    not surprisingly
    metaphors grow
    greater as well as
    the ability to understand
    them when our EmoTiOns
    and SeNSEs and SeNSuaLiTies
    are sEt free.. away from PriSonS
    of mechanical cognition as even science
    shows that social empathic communication..
    in terms of connection.. in moving.. creating
    ways is inhibited by the reason of nuts and bolts
    to
    make
    tools of
    survival for
    potential thrive
    as long as the
    essence of what
    it means to be human
    is not run over by a FuckInG Bus
    in terms of nuts and bolts and tools..;)

    “Who are you?”

    ~~ Curious Bee ~~

    i AM
    ours..:)

    “Do you have the patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear?
    Can you remain unmoving till the right actions arises by itself?”

    ~~ Lao Tzu ~~

    Pebbles
    make
    waves
    and sTill waters..
    wait and see it’s true..
    Patience makes stiLL waters too..:)

    “If you would hit the mark,
    you must aim a little above it:
    Every arrow that flies
    feels the attraction of earth.”

    ~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~~

    No
    Pain
    no gain..
    story of LiFe..
    and deATh
    and LifE..
    and
    Death.. ETc..;)

    “Do thou restrain the haughty spirit in thy breast,
    for better far is gentle courtesy.”

    ~~ Homer ~~

    And if thee don’t find
    an appropriate
    place to
    release
    the inner beast
    the’LL never be
    all tHee can be either.. heHE..
    in terms of conFident and FReED..;)

    “Gli arcobaleni d’altri mondi hanno colori che non so.
    Ma lungo i fiumi d’altri mondi nascono fiori che non ho.
    [The rainbows of other worlds have colors I don’t know.
    But along the rivers of other worlds flowers are born that I don’t have.]”

    ~~ Fabrizio De Andre ~~

    KilLinG
    wonder
    iMaGining onLY
    colors one can see..;)

    “The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.”

    ~~ Leo Tolstoy ~~

    And A best
    place oF all
    is wHeRe
    Patience
    and Time
    never exists @aLL
    @iNFloW@iNZonE..:)

    “What is man’s chief enemy? Each man is his own.”

    ~~ Anacharsis (f1. c. 600 B.C.), Scythian philosopher ~~

    ~~ Stobaeus, Flor., II, 43 ~~

    No one can
    adVocate
    like
    sElf..:)

    “In every enterprise consider where you would come out.”

    ~~ Publius Syrus — Maxim 777 ~~

    Without
    enterprise
    water swims
    me and air flies me..:)

    sMiLes gigoid.. sorry you are
    feeling a little down as i remember
    by your last of three blog posts i am
    behind own and a fourth one to come
    momentarily if not already i’m sure..
    but hey.. there are two rides
    on a bus back and forth
    to the Biloxi
    Casino’s
    as i ready
    for that next..
    along with a Mullet
    Festival of public dance
    with whatever Band is playing
    there in Niceville Florida after
    church.. and the best part of all
    is i will spend no money at all..
    relatively speaKinG as usual it’s all free..
    cheap thrills life is.. alWays for me my friEnd noW..
    as crazy is as crazy does when alWays Happy now..
    and the main Casino we are going to is named the
    Golden Nugget.. when i walk in i Am A King of that
    place
    ’cause
    i Am
    a naked
    Golden
    Nugget.. my FRiEnD..
    and now a Bruno Mars
    Song to accompany this too..;)

    • *grin*

      My friend, it always makes me feel good to see your responses to my Pearls. This is because I know I’m doing something right (write?) when a mind such as yours, and Red’s, (my other friend who is autistic, in her way…a multi-savant evolutionary jump from your basic human), get stimulated by my musings.

      With your’s, I almost always think of this pearl….

      “I’m going to happydance among the stars and wear my stripes any way
      I want to.” — Stripes the tiger

      I can’t always keep up with you, or her, but, it’s good to take on that which makes us stretch to our limits…

      See ya….Some day, I’ll say that in a literal sense. That’s a promise, & I don’t make those much….

      Love

      gigoid

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