Bartering incunabula with panache….

Ffolkes,

“Sin lies only in hurting other people unnecessarily.
All other “sins” are invented nonsense.
(Hurting yourself is NOT a sin–just stupid.)”

~~ Lazarus Long ~~

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Mendenhall Glacier Ice, escaping to sea….

Hajime…. Today’s Pearl comes to you through the auspices of cultural delusion in action. The faux time change our government insists upon foisting upon the public twice each year has caused a reaction in me, similar to that one experiences through long-distance travel. In short, I’m jet-lagged, without having had the pleasure of traveling anywhere. Since Sunday, when the change took place, I’ve been arising at about 3 AM., unable to sleep any longer. SIGH…. Oh, well, at least it got a Pearl done for today….

Can you feel it? Do you feel the tension in the air? The world is on a cusp, ffolkes, and the election tomorrow will have a definitive effect on how that tension plays out in reality. A lot of sensitive people are aware of what is happening, and they are all, including myself, nervous about what may happen tomorrow. My own unease is related to the simple fact that, whichever of the two candidates most likely to carry the day wins, it isn’t going to bode well for anybody, as they both have personal agendas in place that have nothing at all to do with their avowed duty, to help the American people. No, I’m afraid they both are much more selfish, and deluded, that that. I can’t see ANY good coming from the results, so, I’m holding my breath, to some degree, awaiting some indication of what direction to jump.

All that said, I’ve put together a Pearl without any real direction, or purpose, other than to maintain my own sanity, and to provide y’all with, perhaps, the only non-manipulative information you’ll be bombarded with today. Anything you see regarding the election, you may be sure, is only designed to get you to do what someone else wants. If nothing else, this won’t do THAT…. for we don’t want anything but your polite attention, and, if you wish to give it, a bit of appreciation. Or, argument. Doesn’t matter, if it keeps us both from having to think about an event which has already proven its irrelevance.

On that cheerful note, let’s get on with it. Ruthlessness coming; hang on….

Shall we Pearl?….

“What’s madness but nobility of soul
At odds with circumstance?”

~~ Theodore Roethke, “In a Dark Time” ~~

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Yep. You guessed it. Today’s musical selection automatically went to default, since I hadn’t made any decision at post-time… Go figure, eh?…. Try to enjoy it, anyway; people have been doing so for centuries, so, it CAN be done…. *grin*….

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Classical Music

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Somehow, the day before our election this year, this one seems appropriate….

Adjectives of Quality ~~ Bloody Friday

A baleful lump of ironic introspection
sits upon my shoulder today
leaving traces of fey reflection
with a smattering of true dismay.

Resistance may be futile, many have said,
belief didn’t necessarily follow.
Abnegation of fear marks all bills paid,
leaving such empty threats hollow.

Symbolic courage never sleeps so deeply
as when delusion holds sway.
Bartered virtue, sold far too cheaply,
stands in shame, until honor fades away.

Too many culprits exist to count just one;
all of us bear obvious blame.
Evil is as evil does, only, when it’s done,
it begins again, all same-same.

Nobody seems to care enough to deny the lies.
Ignorant fear rules humanity’s masses.
When evil passes unremarked, innocence dies;
silence equals guilt, leaving only hope’s ashes.

Reality screams; tales of terror unfold,
flames fanned with purposeful malice,
insidious dangers hide beneath atrocity untold
as Gaia weeps into an empty chalice.

~~ gigoid ~~

10/3/2015

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Naked Pearls

How’s that again?….

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“By letting go, it all gets done.”

~~ Tao Te Ching ~~

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Dilige et “uos vis fac.”
[Love and do what you will]

~~ St. Augustine ~~

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“Dreams are real while they last. Can we say more of life?”

~~ Havelock Ellis ~~

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“Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.”

~~ Ausionius ~~

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“Always tell the truth–if you want to make trouble.”

~~ Honest Bee ~~

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“It is not the strongest of the species that survive,
nor the most intelligent,
but the one most responsive to change.”

~~ Charles Darwin ~~

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“How many Zen masters does it take to change a light bulb?”
“None. The Universe spins the bulb, and the Zen master stays out of the way.”

~~ Subtle Bee ~~

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Well, it’s done. I am going now to make sure my ammo is dry, and all is ready for whatever may happen. It’s tough preparing for the worst, for, as humans, our ‘worst’ is pretty fucking unpredictable, not to mention terrifyingly, well, terrible. In any case, I’d suggest y’all stay alert. Things are going to get really ‘interesting’ out there in the Big Blue Room, and they’re going to get there soon…. I hope to see y’all tomorrow; if the internet is still up, then so will I be…. See ya, ffolkes, sans the advent of Armageddon….

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

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À bientôt, mon cherí….

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10 thoughts on “Bartering incunabula with panache….

  1. Tmw is the big day….the day that we all should dread….I cannot see anything good for the next 4 years….on the lighter side…..I killed a spider…LOL Great tunes…..have a good day my friend….chuq

    • Thanks, amigo; you, too. I’ll be polishing & sharpening, etc. making sure everything is in working order, just in case…. Whether it’s time to hunker down behind the battlements, or head out on a hunting foray, we’ll find out in the next day or two….

      Maybe, everyone will come to their fucking senses, and boycott the election altogether. THAT would send a message they couldn’t ignore….

      SIGH…. Guess we’ll have to wait & see….

      Take care.

      gigoid, the dubious

  2. “Sin lies only in hurting other people unnecessarily.
    All other “sins” are invented nonsense.
    (Hurting yourself is NOT a sin–just stupid.)”

    ~~ Lazarus Long ~~

    Hmm.. sin is an interesting
    human invented word..
    anything less
    than
    liGht
    iS dArk..
    liGht comes
    from dARk..
    so sure..
    it’s
    all relative.. depending
    on iF all the cakes baked
    are tasty or burnt as they come..
    done.. and sure.. stupidity can be sin too..
    or anything
    else
    humans
    determine
    is sin too.. again
    it’s all relative.. very
    few moral absolutes in
    the human tune oF liGht..
    SMIles.. the only reason my sister
    has any healthcare at all now is Obama
    care along with other newly gained rights too..
    Neither Candidate has anything i need.. the joy
    of saving enough money for a lifetime of conservative me
    liberal2.. hehe.. who don’t need to spend much green.. however..
    i’ll keep my sister’s rights as The Trumpster will take them away..
    particularly..
    with a three
    course meal of
    Senate.. Congress and
    Executive Branch in FucK
    the folks who wanna have Life
    Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness
    too.. if they don’t happen to be old white rich
    dudes like me.. hehe.. with well featheRed nests..
    rich is relative
    i might add too.
    depending on what goes
    out and what comes in.. my
    tide conservatively continues to come in..
    and that’s just sMart liVing Free without the
    rule of Washington Dollars and Lincoln cents
    away from any debt.. or desire for a bigger home
    or gas hogging car.. boat in the back yard that never
    gets used.. pool same.. camper.. the lists goes on why my
    peers will never save money or ever retire.. as they ain’t got two sense
    past
    spending
    the other three cents now..
    anyway.. truly the Gift of a mother
    who made me feel whole with Love
    and giVinG that Love with a chalice over floWing
    and nothing to gain but give.. oh what a night..
    always
    like
    ’63
    with Love..
    reference point oF A Song too..
    Other than that Clinton is a deal
    worth noting.. a two for one presidential
    deal.. that no matter what was blown the
    first go around.. prosperity rolled all around..
    worked for the government long enough to kNow…
    those who play by the rules never get anything done..
    i’ll never forget.. we actually had a Seminar early in my career
    to learn how to determine what was legal vs unlegal.. in other
    words.. break the rules but don’t get fired or put in jail.. now that
    was not my cup of tea.. as i was born a hall monitor.. with legalese
    to boot2..
    took me
    many decades
    to get enough courage
    to break the rules and stay
    afloat.. but still can’t harm anyone..
    so politics is no ship as sAil for me..
    nor the ladder of rise in Government work wHole
    or noW
    any other
    work rise for
    that matter too..
    anyWay.. fascinating
    political show this year..
    i can safely say from the recline
    of my feathered nest.. but again..
    relatives.. close ones who will definitely
    stand to hurt if the Trumpster comes to work…
    No chance of thaT.. been following politics as a special
    interest for decades enough to see who is gonna win this one
    with
    a big
    HC.. hehe..
    with Bill to boot..
    for free for all two for one..
    blow jobs or not a job will get done..
    they may not play by all the rules but
    brain power is measured by who ya hang around with2..
    and those
    folkS sTiLL
    are a clever fox..
    when it’s time to work..
    to get realtime now results..
    as historically proven aS WeLL..:)

    “What’s madness but nobility of soul
    At odds with circumstance?”

    ~~ Theodore Roethke, “In a Dark Time” ~~

    Like Spock says the needs
    of the many outweigh
    the needs
    of the few..
    boo wHo.. A nest
    lost a few feathers..;)

    OH yeah.. by A way..
    Trump thinks Global
    warming is a Chinese
    conspiracy..
    reason
    enough alone
    to vote for some
    one who believes thaT shiT isReaL..
    as i enjoy my November Sun Burn
    left over.. from A 80 plus degree staycation
    iN a
    summer
    than will
    not end
    any now soon..
    i haven’t felt a decent
    chilly North Breeze yet..
    and not even one cold day
    at the fair.. a record for every decade
    of my life at least.. tropics moving up with
    mosquito diseases too.. while Trump tans
    more at the golf course2.. in Apricot way2..;)

    “By letting go, it all gets done.”

    ~~ Tao Te Ching ~~

    True.. it’s hard to do that
    without a featured nest
    these days too..
    easier
    sAid..
    aLL stuff
    from a feathered nest..
    And it’s worth noting i made
    close to frigging minimum wage
    until i was 31 years old.. after three
    college degrees at 24.. had a grand in
    the bank at age 40.. and after the early 2000’s..
    tax breaks by George W.. he sealed my way to
    a bank roll that would never end.. thing is.. i don’t spend..
    and Clinton Changed over my non-appropriated job to a nice
    big fat Government check in an executive order in the 90’s that
    paved my way to save so much more of an appropriated way..
    i have a whole lot to thank the Clintons for.. and even George
    W.. as they helped pack the dough in my bank reserve notes..
    and sure
    that’s the
    way the fortunes
    roll.. some folks fall
    in the niche and others fall out..
    and never get close to rich but
    again key here.. never ever spend..
    Soak the Love in and Spit that Love out..;)

    Dilige et “uos vis fac.”
    [Love and do what you will]

    ~~ St. Augustine ~~

    Yes.. like
    i juSt sAid
    iN Fredetales….;)

    “Dreams are real while they last.
    Can we say more of life?”

    ~~ Havelock Ellis ~~

    A BlesSing is
    it all can end
    any
    second..
    to appreciate now
    is bliss of blessing end stARt new now..:)

    “Forgive many things in others;
    nothing in yourself.”

    ~~ Ausionius ~~

    WeLL done on the S
    poorly
    done
    on the M..
    Mercy mE..;)

    “Always tell the truth–
    if you want to make trouble.”

    ~~ Honest Bee ~~

    Yes Dear.. no matter what..
    not much else counts
    for who gets
    ‘the
    trouble’..;)

    “It is not the strongest of the species that survive,
    nor the most intelligent,
    but the one most responsive to change.”

    ~~ Charles Darwin ~~

    It’s the ones that
    ‘Fuck
    You’
    the best..
    bottom line
    iS FucK YoU
    iN most stuFF liFe..
    but i don’t reproduce
    and don’t have to worry about thaT..
    as sure.. i’m not A team player that
    way @leASt foR NoW.. as liFe GoeS oN..
    hmm..
    but my
    favorite now
    thing to do
    is response to change..
    And i don’t give A FucK
    @Least for REaL..noW2..;)

    “How many Zen masters does it take to change a light bulb?”
    “None. The Universe spins the bulb, and the Zen master stays out of the way.”

    ~~ Subtle Bee ~~

    Yes.. sadly..
    most folks
    don’t spiral with God/Nature/
    eTc.. they’d probAbly rather screw..
    i for one DO ratHeR spiRAl.. that makes me weird..
    and
    once
    aGaiN2
    i don’t give
    an iSReaL FucK2
    about thaT.. heHE2..;)

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