This is NOT ‘rapt’ attention….

Ffolkes,

“If you never assume importance you never lose it.”

~~ Lao-tzu ~~

poseur-leelu

Momentary peace….

Hajime….

I stood
Among them, but not of them; in a shroud
Of thoughts which were not their thoughts.

~~ Lord Byron ~~

~~ Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto iii, Stanza 113 ~~

Today is proclaimed a wash. I have only a few pearls, of which the snippet from Lord Byron assumes primary focus. This particular stanza has always appealed to me, as being a very accurate description of much of my life. Without going into a long, expansive treatise on why that should be so, I’m going to fake the rest of today’s mess, and be done with it, for I’m not in the mood for coherency. Or, for expansiveness, for that matter. In short, I’m in a funk, though not a hole. So be it. There isn’t much, but, it all has something to say. You can decide for yourselves if you needed to hear it…. Today, everything is left as an exercise for the Gentle Reader. So be it….

Shall we pearl?….

“From childhood’s hour I have not been
As others were — I have not seen
As others saw — I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.”

~~ Edgar Allan Poe, “Alone” ~~

********************************

royalty-free-clip-art-vector-logos-of-black-and-orange-floral-acoustic-guitars-by-seamartini-graphics-6573

As per our default standard, classical music is on the menu for our musical accompaniment. I hope you enjoy it; the choice is, naturally, as random as I can make it, chosen simply for the picture that caught my eye…. Enjoy!….

********************************

Classical Music

********************************

********************************

********************************

Comedy_Tragedy

Random Exposure

If I only knew what I was doing here,
I could give others a clue.
Reality gets stranger every year,
and I’m not sure what I should do.

Singing happy old tunes, in an old, gravely voice,
gives me a lot of pleasure.
I’m only glad I can still make a choice,
to look at life, to take its measure.

Memorable moments keep passing by
gilded, framed in precious emotion.
I never have to ask anyone why,
no need for a stronger potion.

Everything in life is clear, to me
there is no doubt, no misunderstanding.
We’re all good, as you can see,
members of Life, in good standing.

Life can be hard, or it can be great fun;
the right path is there for each of us to take.
That choice is often a difficult one;
pay close attention to the choice you make.

~~ gigoid ~~

4/22/2013

********************************

pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Good things come in threes….

*******

“If you don’t know where you’re going, when you get there you’ll be lost.”

~~ Yogi Berra ~~

*******

“What lies before us and what lies behind us….
are small matters
compared to what lies within us…
and when we bring what lies within into the world…
miracles happen!”

~~ Henry David Thoreau ~~

*******

“What’s money?
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning
and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to.”

~~ Bob Dylan ~~

*******

********************************

Over the course of the last five years, I’ve learned to put aside my own feelings at times, in order to find the chutzpah to post. Today is such a day. Tomorrow might be different, and it is that ambiguity I am both counting on, and hoping for. That said, there’s naught else to impart, so, I’ll take my leave, stage virtual, with the reassurance I shall return tomorrow, like it, or not…. So be it. See ya, ffolkes….

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….

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “This is NOT ‘rapt’ attention….

  1. Yogi was a wise man…..the guitar music is just what I needed today…..sorry to hear about the funk…that sucks….I went to the garden and got pissed and I do not know why…so I am sitting back today and avoiding dealing with people….have a good day….chuq

    • Aye, same here; no clue why it hits me like this sometimes… old, buried unresolved angers, I would imagine… Given today’s world, it’s easy to get worked up at the piles and piles of bullshit to deal with… I’m glad the guitar music helps; I thought of you when I chose it. ‘Course, I’m pretty big on guitars, too…

      Avoidance sounds like a good plan, and just what I intended, as well. No need to leave too many bodies lying around; it makes the atmosphere so gloomy… But, then, it IS almost Halloween…

      See ya, bro; be well….

      gigoid

  2. Good after noon from the
    80F plus degrees Panhandle
    of October arriving shortly into
    Summer of November where flowering
    red colors now last into January.. as this
    year is becoming more like last year but i digress
    and will
    riff wRite
    iN to iT.. noW..;)

    “If you never assume importance you never lose it.”

    ~~ Lao-tzu ~~

    TrUly that’s ‘A thing’..
    stay naked and work
    on excellence instead
    of being
    clothes
    and cultures
    aS oNly extension of other
    folks tools.. seriouSly..
    be kNoWn for what
    one do’s rather than who one is
    as tool and label now only as life..
    And that my friend is why last is first
    and
    meek
    folks inherit
    what iS in liFe..
    libeRty and the purSuit
    of happiness.. naked and free
    from tools and labels of culture..:)

    I stood
    Among them, but not of them; in a shroud
    Of thoughts which were not their thoughts.

    ~~ Lord Byron ~~

    ~~ Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto iii, Stanza 113 ~~

    Trivia Note.. Lord Byron’s cranial capacity
    was measured after death at 2200cc..
    the Average Northern
    European and
    Crow
    Magnon
    Human is
    aRound 1600cc..
    so.. perHaps tHere iS
    some clinical reaSon heRe
    that Lord Byron stood aPart
    in matters of the head..
    as compared
    to
    oThers of Course..
    perHaps.. tHeRe was
    some ‘stuff+’ going on uP ‘tHeRe’..;)

    As quoted from the Newest ‘Frankstein’ Movie..
    plus ’tis the seAson and aLL oF thAt.. ‘i go my
    own way’.. can be a challenge
    for a social
    primate
    when healthy oN someone
    else’s crash course oF liFe..;)

    “From childhood’s hour I have not been
    As others were — I have not seen
    As others saw — I could not bring
    My passions from a common spring.”

    ~~ Edgar Allan Poe, “Alone” ~~

    Sure.. A song of an outcast..
    both in Nature
    and
    Nurture
    or perHaps
    juST one
    oR
    tHe oTHeR..
    discount no cures..
    or causes.. per se…:)

    Note.. most every
    social animal from
    mouse to man
    needs
    a
    Social role
    of some kind
    to move on.. connect
    and create aLiVe aWay..:)

    “If you don’t know where you’re going,
    when you get there you’ll be lost.”

    ~~ Yogi Berra ~~

    i’M heRe..
    And i for OnE.. find..
    noW iS impossible to lose..:)

  3. “What lies before us and what lies behind us….
    are small matters
    compared to what lies within us…
    and when we bring what lies within into the world…
    miracles happen!”

    ~~ Henry David Thoreau ~~

    In other
    words..;)

    What’s money?
    A man is a success if he gets up in the morning
    and gets to bed at night,
    and in between he does what he wants to.”

    ~~ Bob Dylan ~~

    Bottom line..
    it is what we
    make it..
    with
    or without
    A permission oF oTheRs..;)

    oKAy.. noW..
    off to do
    number too..;)

Thanks for visiting! Please feel free to comment, and, please, play nicely....

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s