It all seems suitably combed….

Ffolkes,

“Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.”

~~ Jean Anouilh, Ardele, 1948, (2, translated by Lucienne Hill) ~~

spider-sighting

Spider!….

Hajime…. It used to be I’d sit here, staring at a blank screen, wondering where, and when, I’d find anything in my head worth setting down for others to read. Now, I sit here, wondering which of the various approaches I’ve developed over the past five years of blogging to use to begin the day’s mess. Perhaps the one I choose is what makes it a mess, or an offering. Or, perhaps, it’s my own attitude. Ya think? Oops, cover pulled….

Okay, we’ll use the cat method for that one. It never happened, I didn’t say it. So be it. To avoid any possible reenactments, I’ll go back to an older method, though, not far, as it actually was employed (or, is that ‘deployed? Ah, well, no matter…), yesterday. It’s our most ruthless intro format, and it looks pretty spartan, if elegantly smooth and simple. It works just like this….

Shall we pearl?….

“What is the first business of one who studies philosophy?
To part with self-conceit.
For it is impossible for any one to begin to learn
what he thinks that he already knows.”

~~ Epictetus — How to apply general Principles to particular Cases ~~

~~ Discourses, Book ii, Chap. xvii ~~

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nationlism-meme

Image from https://thefreethoughtproject.com

This is what I call a WSYIWYG rant. The meme you see above from the Free Thought Project pretty much says it all, though to be completely accurate in describing my thoughts, it would include all religions along with nations as being worthy of being fucked….. but, that’s just me. We don’t NEED any of it….

‘Nuff said.

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We are going simple today, with a mix of classical music someone collected as a means of encouraging students to study. Works for any kind of reading, so, enjoy!…..

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Classical Music

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Comedy_Tragedy

Dreaming, I wait….

In the most patient moments of rationality
kindness flows smoothly in a special milieu,
fallow thoughts speed first from equality
to give no anxious fever, anger to eschew.

Indignant mothers and step-sons in-law
shall fade simply from brilliant to grey,
intoning ritual dogma, fresh, avid, and raw,
falling, falling, in massive pastoral disarray.

Safety lives not, save brightly in ignorant bliss,
it follows us all, silent and infinitely frail,
foremost too often, soft as a virgin kiss,
alive, always eager, willing, and pale.

Intimate knowledge finds only the bold few
with courage and virtue to gift, unbidden.
No solemn royal version may pass in review,
true love for man, never to remain unhidden.

Sweet feathers of Emily’s hope uplift,
calm, drowsy episodes bursting with light,
With final glad cries we set ourselves adrift,
swimming in the oceans of natural delight.

When sorrow is banished, in ages yet to come,
roots solidly anchored, cold and remote,
Ample supplies of kindness sit silent and dumb,
and the old stranger shrugs on his faded coat.

Dreaming, then, I wait with shadows in the night
aspiring to inspire, a message from the muse’s heart
Never forgotten images, framed in color bright,
tempt me only, grieving, steeped in serenity’s arcane art.

~~ gigoid ~~

8/18/2013

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Serving the truth….

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“I am the shadow my words cast.”

~~ Octavio Paz ~~

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“In’I no expect to be justified by the laws of men.”

~~- Bob Marley ~~

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“Brains first and then Hard Work.”

~~ Eeyore, Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A. A. Milne ~~

*******

“It is one thing,
to show a man that he is in an error,
and another,
to put him in possession of truth.”

~~ John Locke ~~

*******

“The human condition is such
that pain and effort are not just symptoms
which can be removed without changing life itself;
they are rather the modes in which life itself,
together with the necessity to which it is bound,
makes itself felt.
For mortals, the ‘easy life of the gods’ would be a lifeless life.”

~~ Hannah Arendt ~~

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“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

~~ Anais Nin ~~

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Costing not less than everything.

~~ T.S. Eliot ~~

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Well, there you go. A bit esoteric in spots, but, altogether, a fine little Pearl for your consumption. I’ll skip any comments on process, or program, or even potential quality, and just say, see ya tomorrow, ffolkes. It seems to be a habit I can’t break…. Not that I want to, mind you…. More to follow….

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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6 thoughts on “It all seems suitably combed….

  1. Ah! The return. Great tunes today.

    Heard a good one….about building a wall….”Let the Chinese do it…they are great at it….they built a good and there are NO Mexicans in China”…..(short version)…LOL

    Good to see you back…see ya later…chuq

    • LOL! That’s funny, except there ARE a few Mexicans there; I met a couple hanging out in the hutong where all the expat bars are… All the foreigners in Beijing end up there…. There are about 30 bars in a 200 yard alley, each with a different country theme… I saw people there from every country in the world…

      I’m assuming the wall reference has to do with the debate last night, which I didn’t even know was on…. Ah, well…. I didn’t miss it, I’ll say that….

      Thanks… I faded out yesterday, but, I’ll get by today….

      gigoid

  2. WeLL.. my FriEnd gigoid.. back
    aGain after a very long day oF ‘a day
    in the life’.. of me.. and of course
    that reminds me of the Beatles
    and one of my favorite
    pieces of album
    Art that has
    so much
    acausal
    connecting
    principle psychological
    significance.. as i create my
    life WitH NaTurE oNe.. yeah..
    that God thingy.. as all is interrelating
    and interconnectinG as i/we/us/oUr sPeak..
    iN terms of ME for noW heHE.. but anyWay..
    alWays thOught iT interesting that years of Biblical
    stuff has ended in a metaphor aS Son oF Man.. hmm..
    so what IS A Son of Man.. could be daughter.. etc.. etc..
    too of course as trUly anything of creation too.. iSREAL
    and BeYond aS Such iN terms of Quantum ways oF LooKinG
    bEyOnd reAliTy too.. we meAsure and obServe.. as Such in direct
    way seeing smaller than wHole piCture ONe witH sMAllEr than WhOle
    hUman eYes.. etc.. anyWay.. we are in a unique position of album cover
    aRt wHere all those folks on the cover can eventually come to life aGaIN..
    except hmm.. perHaps for that somewhat anonymous status of a Law Enforcement
    officer as stone statue from John Lennon’s home as Burial Ground Decoration with
    flowerS and all of that however of course the hope is that Stone Statue becomeS now
    sonS of men who are wise instead of elders who fail sTiLL WiTh igNoRance mY friEnd..
    as anti-Apocalypse in original Greek DefiNiTioN oF course.. on course..
    so iN A way
    the book iS
    oPen iN terms
    oF IT.. eXploding
    all types/feeLinGs oF ArT
    and BeyOnd aS SciEnce
    too.. where trUly the BRIDgE
    of Frankenstein is thE FucKinG INternet..
    hehe.. anYway.. it’s true i do look an awful LOT
    like that Son of man riSing on that album cover set
    in stone.. with more to Koan my friEnd in Long Form oF course..;)

    “Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.”

    ~~ Jean Anouilh, Ardele, 1948, (2, translated by Lucienne Hill) ~~

    And tHeRE
    are many
    languages of LoVe..
    And perHaps oNe faiTh
    as aLL that iS thaT and moRe..;)

    What is the first business of one who studies philosophy?
    To part with self-conceit.
    For it is impossible for any one to begin to learn
    what he thinks that he already knows.”

    ~~ Epictetus — How to apply general Principles to particular Cases ~~

    ~~ Discourses, Book ii, Chap. xvii ~~

    i know noThing..
    thEre ‘foRE
    mY heARt is FilLed
    moRe than nOthing..:)

    “I am the shadow my words cast.”

    ~~ Octavio Paz ~~

    Some days the shadows
    seem larger
    than
    i
    AM..
    but sure
    that’s all i know..
    and more than kNow..:)

    “In’I no expect to be justified by the laws of men.”

    ~~- Bob Marley ~~

    PoliticK
    laws
    alWays change..
    justifiEd bY PoliTics..
    t0ck
    tiCK.. tocK..
    cLock.. ticK
    tocK tiCK head change..;)

    “Brains first and then Hard Work.”

    ~~ Eeyore, Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A. A. Milne ~~

    BRain
    neVer coMes
    unTil A first Step..
    oF
    HArd
    Work..
    soFt wAre..;)

    “It is one thing,
    to show a man that he is in an error,
    and another,
    to put him in possession of truth.”

    ~~ John Locke ~~

    Experience…

    “The human condition is such
    that pain and effort are not just symptoms
    which can be removed without changing life itself;
    they are rather the modes in which life itself,
    together with the necessity to which it is bound,
    makes itself felt.
    For mortals, the ‘easy life of the gods’ would be a lifeless life.”

    ~~ Hannah Arendt ~~

    aS in otHeR words
    thaT
    too..;)

    “We don’t see things as they are,
    we see them as we are.”

    ~~ Anais Nin ~~

    we are
    are..:)

    Costing not less than everything.

    ~~ T.S. Eliot ~~

    iN addition..;)

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