Ample reason to remain sidereal….

Ffolkes,

“It is never too early or too late to care for the well-being of the soul.”

~~ Epicurus ~~

late-bloom

Late summer bloom….

Hajime…. In human experience, it is clear that the subject of ‘delayed gratification’ is associated closely with a great many of our difficulties. Taking the short-term view, while gratifyingly immediate, can often lead to long-term consequences, very few of which are as beneficial as our intentions would have them. In short, we screw our own pooch, regularly. I would say this is not an arguable conclusion, as the evidence is overwhelming.

Now, one might assume, from the professorial tone of the previous paragraph, today’s post will be another long diatribe against the machine. And, you’d be right. However, my diatribe, which has, in segments, been ongoing for several years, won’t be our major feature. In fact, there’s no rant, at all, in any real sense. There is material in that section today, but, you won’t find it hard to get through, as it turned old-school. We have music, we have a new poem, and a damn fine group of excellently polished pearls for your edification. You could say, this one has it all, and be correct. Go ahead, say it….

Okay, so, the obligatory nonsense is in place, we’ve got some rational dialogue, and we’re three paragraphs in; couldn’t ask for better progress. I mean, after all, Dave Letterman coined the perfect phrase to describe us, when he said, “Hopelessly lost, but, making good time….”. That’s us, to a T. Or, if necessary, to a Z. Whatever either of those means. I don’t believe I ever really ‘got’ that one, but, hey, it’s embedded in the language, so, gotta use it now and again, or it goes bad. Words do that, you know….

I think that, right there, is a good indicator, showing us it’s definitely time to get on with this, before it all goes wonky. I’ll be rational, and executive-like, & make the decision to cut this off, ruthlessly. How’s this for ruthless?….

Shall we pearl?….

“As great scientists have said and as all children know,
it is above all by the imagination
that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope.”

~~ Ursula K. LeGuin ~~

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Plato-Aristotle

I had no intention of ranting today, though the urge often occurs. I’m trying to keep from that sort of indulgence for the time being. Sometimes, when looking for pearls for the old-school, Naked Pearls section, I do come across pieces such as these, which I can only describe as perfect pearls, for they create an entire discussion in one’s own head, in order to ascertain the full import of the relatively few words used. In short, they compose a pearl of virtual wisdom, which can, in its essence, only be considered a rant, against all the elements of human nature that cause us so much misery, and keep the bulk of us from feeling or experiencing life as it CAN be lived. I hope you enjoy this trip into the minds of a number of rather smart people….

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Thoughts on the Human Condition….

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“For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered.
But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula,
the big answers don’t remain stone-written.
We adjust to new conditions and discoveries.
We are pliable.
Love need not be a command or faith a dictum.
I am my own God.
We are here to unlearn
the teachings of the church, state,
and our educational system.
We are here to drink beer.
We are here to kill war.
We are here to laugh at the odds
and live our lives so well
that Death will tremble to take us.”

~~ Charles Bukowski ~~

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“…there is no poison on earth more potent, nor half so deadly,
as a partial truth mixed with passion.”

~~ Michael Jay Tucker~~

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“The entire world is being driven insane by this single phrase:
‘My religion alone is true.'”

~~ Ramakrishna ~~

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“There is no nonsense so arrant
that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority
by adequate governmental action.”

~~ Bertrand Russell, “An outline of Intellectual Rubbish” ~~

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“And the people bowed and prayed, to the neon Gods they’d made.”

~~ Paul Simon ~~

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“The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.”

~~ Lao Tzu ~~

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“… But when he [the people’s champion]
has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty,
and there is nothing to fear from them,
then he is always stirring up some war or other,
in order that the people may require a leader.”

~~ Plato, “The Republic” ~~

*******

“What happens to your fist when you open your hand?”

~~ Zen Buddhism ~~

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Image from lastfm.com via Google Images

I finished a poem last night; don’t know why, but the last three stanzas just bled out in about an hour. In honor of poetry, here’s a performance by one of the greatest musician/songwriter/poets of the modern era. I consider his “Sound of Silence” the definitive poem/song of the latter part of the previous century; I know it’s just my opinion, but, go listen, then tell me it doesn’t nail modern society with one swift bullet. In any case, this is a pretty decent collection of his work, in a good studio, with good sound, and, his usual collection of great musicians to play with him…. Enjoy!….

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Paul Simon
BBC Sessions ~ 2006

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Comedy_Tragedy

Illusory Time

Viewed from askance, the river is long;
deep, uncompromisingly intent, swift, strong.
In duality, perception creates our only reality;
such faux metaphoric paradox enforces mutability.

By two we perceive, both zero, and one;
digital, binary, on or off, such fun.
Separate, melded, we exist, knowing not what we know
ego, striving to be solitary, looks above, sees below.

Furiously asleep, cultural anomaly claims a victim of choice;
validly unconscious, nobody speaks, nary a voice.
Potential escapees stir in dreams, fighting to wake,
until taking the wheel, for their own bloody sake.

Pots boil in due time, when the fire’s hot,
time exists to our advantage; or, not.
The solitary warrior, head bent in pain,
fights on, with, or without gain.

Night fell, day after day it persisted;
of those who knew, none showed any care, or resisted
Angels, ministers, none had any defense, nor grace;
all that remains is a face.

~~ gigoid ~~

10/22/2016

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Serenity’s arcane art….

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

~~ Stripes the tiger ~~

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“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare;
it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”

~~ Lucius Anneaus Seneca ~~

*********

“To dare is to lose your foothold for a moment.
Not to dare is to lose your self.”

~~ Soren Kierkegaard~~

*********

“How could the drops of water know themselves to be a river?
Yet the river flows on.”

~~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~~

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“Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it,
you will live along some distant day into your answers.”

~~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~~

*********

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.”

~~ Dolly Parton ~~

*********

“Take a breath of the new dawn and make it a part of you.

~~ Hopi proverb ~~

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“Change is inevitable, growth is intentional.”

~~ Glenda Cloud~~

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“The road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began
Now far ahead the road has gone
And I must follow if I can.
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way.
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.”

~~ J.R.R. Tolkien ~~

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Boy! That’s a big one, isn’t it? So big, I’ll forgo further torment, and just say, see y’all tomorrow, ffolkes. I believe we can safely say it is now an obsession, without being inaccurate. So be it….

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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4 thoughts on “Ample reason to remain sidereal….

  1. Yes.. as i continue
    hEar.. from last post..
    iF You Love LiFE Now
    forever it’S even better..
    but hey..
    LiVinG
    NoW..
    IS A
    fiRst
    SteP
    alWays noW aLive..:)

    “It is never too early or too late to care for the well-being of the soul.”

    ~~ Epicurus ~~

    As the life
    of my Great Aunt
    Jettie iLLustrated
    nicELy.. LoVinG
    iN fACt..
    A soUl
    need not
    GroW
    Old
    when
    iSREaL..:)

    “As great scientists have said and as all children know,
    it is above all by the imagination
    that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope.”

    ~~ Ursula K. LeGuin ~~

    We are
    the pARt
    of God
    who
    Cares
    aka as
    uniVerse and
    pLus siZe in hUman
    heArts iNfinity Greater
    than
    Trump
    dArk..;)

    “For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered.
    But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula,
    the big answers don’t remain stone-written.
    We adjust to new conditions and discoveries.
    We are pliable.
    Love need not be a command or faith a dictum.
    I am my own God.
    We are here to unlearn
    the teachings of the church, state,
    and our educational system.
    We are here to drink beer.
    We are here to kill war.
    We are here to laugh at the odds
    and live our lives so well
    that Death will tremble to take us.”

    ~~ Charles Bukowski ~~

    Bottom line..
    God changes
    Abrahamic Religion Lies..
    to slave
    humans
    sAme..
    some folks
    like that and
    some folks Free..
    aS A pArt of God tHat Sings
    Change..
    with
    zero
    liMits..;)

    “…there is no poison on earth more potent, nor half so deadly,
    as a partial truth mixed with passion.”

    ~~ Michael Jay Tucker~~

    A story
    of language..
    A story of
    collected so-called
    intelligence and A story
    of cultures and religions same
    as all these politics
    equal
    metaphors
    as myths and
    vehicles and vessels
    housing essence that
    will never
    be fully
    captured
    whole now
    by human
    designed form..
    we will never see
    the smallest and largest essence..
    as we live in an in between world
    of
    Both
    realiTies
    pluS noW..
    i do not see this as
    poiSon aT ALL.. i see
    this as the human condition..
    tolerate it and accept it as possible
    as it is what it is.. and it will be what it wills to be..
    wiTh alWays room for Improvement in ways of Change2..:)

    The entire world is being driven insane by this single phrase:
    ‘My religion alone is true.’”

    ~~ Ramakrishna ~~

    It’s not insane..
    it’s human
    nature.. now….
    the tribal nature
    that bonds in social
    ways with a cohesive
    common purpose.. dArk
    and or LiGht in the ‘tween
    of That.. it takes a great deal
    iN WiLL oF Force to escape that
    Matrix but the trUth is that Matrix
    is Nature and God no different than
    greaTest
    Lovers
    oF aLL..
    in other
    words now.. i discard
    the blue and red pills
    and create my own
    green pill of
    understanding
    both sides+ noW..
    and Now living with
    it as Neo in disguise..
    and sure.. i even wear super
    cool sHades too.. jUSt for FuN..;)

    “And the people bowed and prayed, to the neon Gods they’d made.”

    ~~ Paul Simon ~~

    Bow is for submission..
    Pray works when it is positive suggestion..
    no different overall than placebo high
    or
    Voodoo
    Nocebo
    effect
    low..
    Positive liGht..
    Negative dARk..
    one path to positive more consequences
    the other path to negative more consequences..
    in other
    words..
    FucKinG
    Common sENSe..;)

    “The more laws and order are made prominent,
    the more thieves and robbers there will be.”

    ~~ Lao Tzu ~~

    No Lao.. you
    are missing
    A bigger human
    picture.. but of course
    you didn’t have Wiki to help
    ya out.. hehe.. humans are only
    evolved to comfortably and peacefully
    connect to 150 to 200 sets of friEndly
    Naked eYes
    and hips.. etc..
    do more.. and you
    get anarchy without
    sidewalks to prevent
    folks from running into
    each other while they dance naked..
    hehe.. yes.. humans have limits too..
    and law and order is ‘the insanity’
    that is necessary
    to prevent
    another
    New Orleans too..
    Square one human problems
    are almost always rooted in hUman Nature..
    as evolved now..
    from thousands
    of years aS what
    works.. STiLL.. noW
    to survive long enough
    to do the work of the night
    or in broad daylight if everyone
    is comfortable enough to do that naked..
    in tribes
    of free
    without
    fear.. oF FuckInG each oTheR..;)

    “… But when he [the people’s champion]
    has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty,
    and there is nothing to fear from them,
    then he is always stirring up some war or other,
    in order that the people may require a leader.”

    ~~ Plato, “The Republic” ~~

    Square one.. tribal
    instinct.. the social
    cohesive common
    purpose in dArk or liGht.. eTc..
    Fear kills strength and opposition..
    for rules of order..
    Love
    rules
    smaller
    groups..
    relatively
    sPeaking.. not
    much different than
    Bonobo’s.. our closest
    face to face kissing cousins..:)

    “What happens to your fist when you open your hand?”

    ~~ Zen Buddhism ~~

    The human archetype of five fingers.. including
    a prehensile thumb that creates language
    for better social cooperation to survive..
    as human archetypal memory
    comes to
    liGht
    with
    hi
    five
    over
    fist low..
    in dog eat dog..:)

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

    ~~ Stripes the tiger ~~

    At least
    for me..
    this works..
    i am
    a Tiger..
    in human essence..
    perhaps that makes A ‘difference’..;)

    “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare;
    it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”

    ~~ Lucius Anneaus Seneca ~~

    Not everyone
    IS A Tiger..
    and that
    too is pARt oF Nature..
    aka
    GOD
    Tiger or NoT..;)

    “To dare is to lose your foothold for a moment.
    Not to dare is to lose your self.”

    ~~ Soren Kierkegaard~~

    Footloose..
    more
    than a movie..
    control.. is neither
    self
    or Free..
    Free isREAL seLf..:)

    “How could the drops of water know themselves to be a river?
    Yet the river flows on.”

    ~~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~~

    Air
    wiNds..
    Seagulls sAMe..
    SAdly.. humans
    make
    a
    difference..;)

    “Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it,
    you will live along some distant day into your answers.”

    ~~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~~

    ‘Get a pAir’
    of shoes that are free
    and just do it..;)

    “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
    you gotta put up with the rain.”

    ~~ Dolly Parton ~~

    Yeah.. but she had
    a built up umbrella
    that kept her feet dry..
    in other words.. not all folks are
    blessed
    with
    big
    UmbrELlas..
    so.. nice people
    share A Milk oF LiFE..
    for those with smaller umbrellas..
    kinda.. the way Marilyn jUSt did it too..
    expanding
    all forms
    of creativity
    and productivity
    in pin-up way too..
    reLeaSinG pent-up
    house..
    frustrations..
    aggression..
    and potential
    violence too..
    and even FucKinG
    World War 111.. oh..
    thE power iN Freedom
    oF SexuAlity when umbrellaS unfOld..;)

    “Take a breath of the new dawn and make it a part of you.

    ~~ Hopi proverb ~~

    In other
    words..;)

    “Change is inevitable, growth is intentional.”

    ~~ Glenda Cloud~~

    In other
    words2..;)

    “The road goes ever on and on
    Down from the door where it began
    Now far ahead the road has gone
    And I must follow if I can.
    Pursuing it with eager feet,
    Until it joins some larger way.
    Where many paths and errands meet.
    And whither then? I cannot say.”

    ~~ J.R.R. Tolkien ~~

    And once again..
    on A 7th day..
    God created
    An Internet
    and
    never
    rest with
    unabridged
    eYeS of HUman Wisdom
    that never ends now..
    for any one
    hUman
    to
    consume
    all paths now..
    but hey.. one can
    at lEAst.. voyeur ‘them’.. on A way..;)

    Okay.. that ends two out of
    four.. halftime now..
    Lunch and
    Sand
    and Sun
    Dance
    Break
    to recharge
    for the second half to come..;)

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