Behold the prodigal radicchio….

Ffolkes,

“Is there life before death?”

~~ Belfast Graffito ~~

bird-sighting

A crow in the tree!….

Hajime…. Since I have no bloody idea how this got done, I’m unwilling to spend a huge effort introducing it. Placing a portion of the usual dross here might serve our purpose, but, to what gain? Little enough, to be sure. However, since it IS done, and, since there IS a new poem to share, funky as it may be, I suppose I owe myself the courtesy of at least a few words of note, if only to get us moving in the right direction. Now, if we only knew which direction that was, we’d be good to go…..

As we don’t, I’ll go ahead & use the trimming shears, ruthlessly, to keep the vehicle from collapsing under its own weight; otherwise, we could be stuck here in the intro until further notice. Luckily, we’ve already received that notice, which states, unequivocally, we won’t be allowed to stay here. Probably just as well, the way it’s going, eh? I think, given the circumstances, or lack thereof, I’ll just perform a small trick of legerdemain, & be done with it all for today. It’s pretty cool, actually; watch this….

Shall we Pearl?….

“Down in their hearts,
wise men know this truth:
the only way to help yourself
is to help others.”

~~ Elbert Hubbard ~~

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tom_waits_stencil_by_theMIVC-1262

Some days, it’s just gotta be real…. Can’t get any more real than Tom Waits…. Enjoy!….

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Tom Waits Live

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Comedy_Tragedy

Cognitive Abstinence

Ever affable, serendipity calls on random days
bringing gifts, wrapped in flesh and bone.
Tempting fate, color springs from intricate stone;
singing, laughing, poised to amaze.

In metaphoric haste, clues gather to confer;
graceless, with absently casual frivolity;
fraught with severely limited civility,
lead yet into realms where hope may infer.

Allegory has faded, past all disrepute;
indelible, entropy holds the field today.
Honorable, the children stand, resolute,
justice is spent, the old-fashioned way.

Temporary measures no longer apply
to foster dreams; endless nightmares parade.
Forlorn, empty, the unwashed masses cry,
while time slips away, sleeping in the shade.

Wondrous moments continue to accumulate
odd gestures of indignant fortitude.
Destiny embraces no desire to illuminate;
with such a cavalier attitude.

Pale, afraid, the joker sits to compose
a final ode to reason.
Such grandiose dreams, a dying rose,
dragged along from season to season.

~~ gigoid ~~

12/1/2016

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Naked Pearls

More stuff worth remembering….

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“Honour and shame from no condition rise;
Act well your part, there all the honour lies.”

~~ Alexander Pope — Essay on Man, Epistle iv, Line 193 ~~

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“A man can do something for peace without having to jump into politics.
Each man has inside him a basic decency and goodness.
If he listens to it and acts on it,
he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most.”

~~ Pablo Casals ~~

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“What you own is your own kingdom
What you do is your own glory
What you love is your own power
What you live is your own story…

You don’t get something for nothing
You can’t have freedom for free
You won’t get wise with the sleep still in your eyes
No matter what your dream might be.”

~~ N. Peart ~~

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“This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.”

~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

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“As far as we can discern,
the sole purpose of human existence
is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.”

~~ C. G. Jung ~~

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“The thought manifests as the word;
The word manifests as the deed;
The deed develops into habit;
And habit hardens into character.
So watch the thought and its ways with care,
And let it spring from love
Born out of concern for all beings.”

~~ The Buddha ~~

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“Are you sure you won’t change your mind?
Is there something wrong with the one I have?”

— Gillian & Spock, “The Voyage Home,” stardate 8390.~~

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As they’re fond of saying downtown, there you go. Another fine Pearl, freshly squeezed to bring out the best flavor. I know, it’s a bit late to start mixing my metaphors, but, we do like to push the envelope ’round here. I’ll go ahead & push it toward tomorrow now, by wishing y’all a day filled with grand craic, and, leave you with our standard caveat, to wit: I’ll be back tomorrow, to try this again. One of these days, I’ll get it right…. maybe… 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

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À bientôt, mon cherí….

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5 thoughts on “Behold the prodigal radicchio….

  1. OMG! Tom Waits…a fine choice…I saw him in a club in NOLA that seats about 200…Jed’s. What a storyteller.

    Glad to see you are doing better today my friend….chuq

    • Thanks, ami…. a little better today. Spent most of yesterday fighting the cold outside, on a forced trip to SF to p/u some Phoenix Tears, so, the Pearl today is, quite frankly, an thing of wonder, meaning, I wonder how the hell I did it… LOL Oh, well, it seems to have worked…

      Gotta love Tom, eh? Always as real as it comes…

      I’ll try to get by today, if I don’t fade again….

      Take care, & have a good one, bro….

      gigoid

  2. Wasn’t sure if i’d save this one
    until later in the day after
    i publish what i’m
    worKing
    on but
    considering
    tHeir IS A quote
    here by Jung who
    by the way died
    on my 1st birthday..
    i’ll give it a whirl of
    Synchronicity 2.. hehE..;)

    “Is there life before death?”

    ~~ Belfast Graffito ~~

    DePendS
    on
    WiLL
    Can
    DO..:)

    “Down in their hearts,
    wise men know this truth:
    the only way to help yourself
    is to help others.”

    ~~ Elbert Hubbard ~~

    Social animals DO
    this
    when they are aS Such..;)

    “Pale, afraid, the joker sits to compose
    a final ode to reason.
    Such grandiose dreams, a dying rose,
    dragged along from season to season.”

    ~~ gigoid ~~

    DreAms beFore
    ReaSon
    bEfore DreaMs..:)

    “Honour and shame from no condition rise;
    Act well your part, there all the honour lies.”

    ~~ Alexander Pope — Essay on Man, Epistle iv, Line 193 ~~

    Interestingly.. now
    in ‘our’ cultures of
    the last 2000 or
    so ‘Christian’
    years..
    honour
    and
    shame
    is centered
    around female
    sexuality.. and this
    is what makes Miley
    Cyrus so important for change..;)

    i DO my small pArt too..;)

    “A man can do something for peace without having to jump into politics.
    Each man has inside him a basic decency and goodness.
    If he listens to it and acts on it,
    he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most.”

    ~~ Pablo Casals ~~

    Too PaRT small my DO i..:)

    “What you own is your own kingdom
    What you do is your own glory
    What you love is your own power
    What you live is your own story…

    You don’t get something for nothing
    You can’t have freedom for free
    You won’t get wise with the sleep still in your eyes
    No matter what your dream might be.”

    ~~ N. Peart ~~

    JuSt
    do
    it..
    as the
    Goddess of Victory
    miGht say too..
    DancE
    and
    SinG
    iN
    Nike shoes..:)

    “This time, like all times, is a very good one,
    if we but know what to do with it.”

    ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

    Dont overthink
    iT
    JuST
    do iT KnoW..;)

    “As far as we can discern,
    the sole purpose of human existence
    is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.”

    ~~ C. G. Jung ~~

    Make
    it
    heaven
    or DO not..:)

    “The thought manifests as the word;
    The word manifests as the deed;
    The deed develops into habit;
    And habit hardens into character.
    So watch the thought and its ways with care,
    And let it spring from love
    Born out of concern for all beings.”

    ~~ The Buddha ~~

    And oh my GoD..
    don’t forget
    to juSt F iN DO IT!..;)

    “Are you sure you won’t change your mind?
    Is there something wrong with the one I have?”

    — Gillian & Spock, “The Voyage Home,” stardate 8390.~~

    Once
    aGain..
    don’t overthink iT..:)

    Thanks gigoid..
    this fits great!..
    juST GReAT!..
    with
    rest
    of the doing activities
    iN Holy and Sacred Thursday
    R
    and
    R DoinGs..;)

    WITh Synchronicity2
    LiterAlly
    And
    FiguRativELy
    aS Such2..
    juSt
    DoeS iT..;)

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