The price of euphemisms is rising….

Ffolkes,

“How can you tell the dance from the dancer?”

~~ Subtle Bee ~~

lonely-duty

Lonely duty off the coast of Ireland….

Hajime…. It probably comes as no surprise to anyone who has been here more than once to learn the methods used to create these Pearls of Virtual Wisdom are, at the base, as random as can be tolerated. That is to say, the result is random; my approach is anything but, though to look at it from the outside, that probably doesn’t hold true. Nonetheless, when I am searching for pearls, or thinking about using a pearl as the basis for ranting, or, especially, when writing poetry, the process is allowed to proceed in a semi-conscious manner, with randomness as the only parameter. In short, it’s all done with a direct connection to the unconscious, as I’ve known forever most of my REAL thinking goes on there. What happens out here in the harsh light of reality is merely the reflection of that….

Why, you may ask, is he rambling on about such meaningless drivel? Gosh, do ya think it might be going along the lines of that parameter? I hope so, because it damn well is, and I’d hate to start your day out by forcing a hard reboot; it could get expensive in coffee. Not to worry, though, there won’t be any charges added on your bill for the service, should it have to be applied. I suppose it would be polite, at this point, to actually tell you why all this is so ‘in your face’ at such an hour. However, I gave up being polite for Halloween, and guess what today is? Yep, that’s right. It’s the day before the least important, yet significant day of the year. I speak, of course, of the Day of the Dead….

Yes, November 1st, El Dia de los Muertos in many places around the world, always my favorite holiday (well, sort of a holiday; hard to attach much frivolity and/or lightheartedness to the day, but, it’s fun, in a macabre sense….), not only for its honesty, but, because it’s also my birthday. I will turn old, officially, tomorrow about 3:30 AM, when it will have been exactly 66 years since my parents welcomed me into the world. It’s a big milestone, in this country, as it marks the age where one is allowed to begin collecting the money that society forced us to pay into Social Security, in my case, for shortly more than 50 years. My only remark on that, for now, is to note the relevance of the Grateful Dead line, to wit: “What a long strange trip it’s been!….”

But, that’s tomorrow, and, right now, it’s still today. My sense of duty is telling me to get posted, while my randomness gene is laughing at such nonsense. I’ll use the distraction of the argument to go ahead & get this done, while the various parts of my mind are busy elsewhere. It ain’t the most extensive Pearl ever, but, it’s sufficient unto the day. It will have to be, because, well, it will. On that fatalistic note, I think it’s time to move on….

Shall we pearl?….

“Life is cruel? Compared to what?”

~~ Edward Abbey ~~

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That’s right; it’s more classical music. That’s because it’s what I want to hear today, so, you’ll just have to go along with it. Or, go read the poem. Either way, it’s good stuff, so, in a paraphrase of Frank Zappa, ‘Shut up & listen’…..

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Classical Music

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Comedy_Tragedy

Unwrapped Morning

A jewel of deepest green, sparkles by firelight
Held fast by time, and space
Leaves only passive passion, pale and bright
Naught but grief, yet but a trace.

In morning’s bright parlor, burning for hate
Unspent moments fall, seeking pain
Spilling blood forlornly, cowed by fate
Left with nothing, life in vain.

Pallid purpose calls, to that fallow ground
In bold fashions, aflame
Conscience falls aside, value unbound
Death calls, forever lost, the game……

~~ gigoid ~~

8/21/2012

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Naked Pearls

An odd collection, but, mine own….

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“I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.”

~~ Confucius (551-479 BC) ~~

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“All your life, you were only waiting for this moment to be free.”

~~ Lennon/McCartney, “Blackbird” ~~

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“You know you’ve achieved perfection in design,
Not when you have nothing more to add,
But when you have nothing more to take away.”

~~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~~

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“The only thing that makes life possible
is permanent, intolerable uncertainty;
not knowing what comes next.”

~~ Ursula K Le Guin ~~

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“Love not what you are, but what you may become.”

~~ Miguel de Cervantes ~~

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“In ancient times there were great Taoist Sages.
Their way of living was so deep, so subtle, it cannot be directly explained.
Instead, here is how they looked:
Cautious, as if crossing the ford of a stream in Winter
Alert, as if surrounded by danger
Polite, as if they were always a guest
Yielding, like ice that is on the verge of melting
Sincere, like an uncut block of wood
Receptive, like a valley
Opaque, like muddy water “

~~ Chapter 15, Tao Teh Ching ~~

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“Ne te confundant illegitimi”

(Don’t let the bastards get you down)

~~ Latin for everyday occasions ~~

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I guess they can’t ALL be perfect gems. But, it’s done, and it ain’t too shabby, so, let’s go post it, and take our lumps like men, ‘kay? I don’t suppose I need to mention I’ll be back tomorrow, if I live through the celebration. You needn’t wish me luck; it wouldn’t help, anyway. But, the odds are still good, so, I’ll be here….

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

Dozer

À bientôt, mon cherí….

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6 thoughts on “The price of euphemisms is rising….

  1. “How can you tell the dance from the dancer?”

    ~~ Subtle Bee ~~

    WiNks.. now that i move
    from number 2 to number
    3.. what i juST sAid aT
    the end of number 2 leadinG noW to number 3..;)

    SMiLes.. ancient/
    noW
    animal
    wisdom..
    we are
    so much
    more
    than words..
    oF conscious thOught..;)

    “Life is cruel? Compared to what?”

    ~~ Edward Abbey ~~

    FucKinG Brilliant..;)

    Like my previous
    Psychiatrist sAid..
    Fred.. use something
    other than adrenaline
    to motivate yourself.. shortly
    before he assessed me as Alexithymic….
    i had no
    F iN cluE
    what he
    was taLkinG
    to.. noW i
    FeeL
    mE..
    sELf AwAre
    aS SeNSinG
    And FeeLinG..
    DanCinG liFe as LiGht..
    and sure.. i can put wHo into words2..
    as i KNow/unFeeL A place oF dEAth aS LIFe.. then..:)

    (Hoping Vincent Price’s warning about what
    those who do not ‘get down’.. suffer.. wRite about
    noW in Thriller way..
    iF not..
    thiS noTE
    IS A reminder
    for thAT.. too.. heHe..;)

    “I hear and I forget.
    I see and I remember.
    I do and I understand.”

    ~~ Confucius (551-479 BC) ~~

    Practice
    Practice
    Practice
    more than words..:)

    “All your life, you were only waiting for this moment to be free.”

    ~~ Lennon/McCartney, “Blackbird” ~~

    trUly Free is forever noW..
    an Eternity of Heaven
    for those
    wHo
    come
    to
    bE..Now..:)

    “You know you’ve achieved perfection in design,
    Not when you have nothing more to add,
    But when you have nothing more to take away.”

    ~~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~~

    Give
    don’t
    worry
    Give..:)

    “The only thing that makes life possible
    is permanent, intolerable uncertainty;
    not knowing what comes next.”

    ~~ Ursula K Le Guin ~~

    Intolerable
    is no
    longer
    A pARt
    of my ‘vocabulary’..
    but not all folks are blessed
    with
    HeLL
    And
    A way
    to get out..
    aT lEAst for
    ‘those’ who hEar
    A CaLL of the WiLD.. for FReED..:)

    “Love not what you are, but what you may become.”

    ~~ Miguel de Cervantes ~~

    BeCoMinG
    eternAlly
    forevernow
    BeCoMinG..:)

    “In ancient times there were great Taoist Sages.
    Their way of living was so deep, so subtle, it cannot be directly explained.
    Instead, here is how they looked:
    Cautious, as if crossing the ford of a stream in Winter
    Alert, as if surrounded by danger
    Polite, as if they were always a guest
    Yielding, like ice that is on the verge of melting
    Sincere, like an uncut block of wood
    Receptive, like a valley
    Opaque, like muddy water “

    ~~ Chapter 15, Tao Teh Ching ~~

    Approved..
    @lEast
    by
    i..;)

    “Ne te confundant illegitimi”

    (Don’t let the bastards get you down)

    ~~ Latin for everyday occasions ~~

    A issue
    worth
    A price
    oF HuMan Empathy..
    those
    ‘Bastards’
    are
    worth
    ‘IT’
    too..
    aka
    ‘LOVE’..
    UNConDiTioNAlly
    And that my friEnd Can
    bE harder than tWiNklE toWinG 233 LBS..
    butt
    i cry
    i try
    i cry i cry…;)

    A moral
    of A
    story
    mT tarGet
    Audience
    has/iS
    alWaYs
    Been aLL A
    Challenge that never ends….
    And ONE WeLL WoRth noW.. mY FriEnd..:)

    • For a relatively fractured Pearl, this DID come out rather okay, didn’t it? I think it was saved by Chapter 15, which contains my favorite line in the whole book, “Yielding, like ice on the verge of melting.” Brilliant….

      Nice one; caught it while passing by, so to speak. I’m busy enjoying tomorrow’s milestone; I love the irony of being 1/10th the age of the Beast… Ha!

      Love you guys

      gigoid, aka Ned

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