Sublime bones, and piquant roses….

Ffolkes,

“He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness
by changing anything but his own disposition
will waste his life in fruitless efforts.”

~~ Samuel Johnson ~~

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Iconic Golden Gate Bridge, with boat….

Hajime…. Since there is time (Always… Tardis, remember?), we’ll take a break, first. Hang on; I’ll be back….

It’s been some time since I went for a walk before dawn. In retrospect, it was much the same as all the other times I’ve done so in my life, in that I always find the rest of the world quiet, and, for as much as it can be, at peace, if only on the surface. Such instances of solitude out in the BBR are rare, and it is wise to absorb as much of the calmness into one’s spirit while one may. If naught else, it provides us, or, me, anyway, some inner strength to face the other times when peace is not as readily found. That would be pretty much all the time one spends dealing with society, so, a good stash of inner peace is always welcome.

Now, then…. If I’ve managed to keep any of those who began this mess thus far, I’ll note today’s Pearl is pretty standard. The old-school pearl is pretty special, in some ways; the message it contains is fairly standard, but, the path it takes to get there is rather less so. You’ll see. The poem speaks to the same issue as the previous paragraph, in its way, and the music is Mozart. Not the most engaging of menus, I would guess, but, up to our usual standards, and, thus, acceptable, if only in our dreams. Dreams are, after all, as big a part of our reality as is the flesh and blood world in which we spend the greater portion of our time. I often wonder if the Australian aborigines don’t have it right, when they profess to believe dreamtime is when we are most real, and our standard reality is the true dream. Sounds fairly coherent to my way of perceiving; it’s at least as much so as any of the common religious philosophies people tend to cling to, don’t you think?

Well, I think so. Before we get any further into what conceivably could turn into a controversy, let’s get on with what we have for y’all today. I can’t say it is the best we’ve ever done, but, it ain’t crap. On that elegant note, let’s see what’s down there to find….

Shall we Pearl?….

“We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.”

~~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~~

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You had to know, given what you’ve seen already, this was coming. Try to enjoy it, anyway, okay? I know I will….

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Classical Music

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Today’s poem is, again, one of mine; it’s been a while since I last posted it, and the message it delivers is our point for the day, hence, no shame. Enjoy!….

Accentuated Lessons

Bold statements of calculated intent
Become common rule of the malcontent.
Avarice assumes such attractive wear
Beguiling deception, illusory and fair.

Grasping and pulling with ghostly hands
Legally proper in all the signatory lands.
Seeking and finding each vulnerable soul
Anguish as payment for exacting the toll.

Wraiths of commerce’s invisible dead guards
Still haunt the dreams left in sad empty yards.
While absentee nobles sit in stiffly elegant splendor
Served by sad-faced detainees in abject surrender.

Escape from reality is illusory at best
Often we falter and fail its daily test.
Only when focused on inner strength
Does peace stay with us for any length.

Peace lies within, always…..

~~ gigoid ~~

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Naked Pearls

Clearly obscure….

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Just Say “Know!”

~~ Realist Bee ~~

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“For a moment, nothing happened.
Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.”

~~ Douglas Adams, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” ~~

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“The fact that an opinion has been widely held
is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd;
indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind,
a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.”

~~ Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals ~~

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“There is what there is and what we wish there was.”

~~ Subtle Bee ~~

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“Tiger gotta hunt. Bird gotta fly.
Man gotta sit and wonder why, why, why.
Tiger gotta sleep. Bird gotta land.
Man gotta tell himself he understand.”

~~ Kurt Vonnegut Jr. ~~

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“There is no birth without pain.”

~~ Carl Jung ~~

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“There are worse things than dying.”

~~ Kalas ~~

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Though we don’t like to keep stats, I’m sure this one fits right into some category; I wouldn’t presume to even guess which it might be. In fact, the degree of how much I don’t care should be expressed in Celsius, to keep the figures smaller; otherwise, y’all might think I don’t even like myself. I do, though, so, rather than get any further into such irrelevant material, I’ll just say, see y’all tomorrow, when we’ll make yet another effort to break completely free of the chains of sanity. Go figure, eh? Be real, ffolkes; there’s really not much choice if you don’t….

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 “Sublime bones, and piquant roses….

    • You’re welcome… gettin’ some weather, eh? Here, we’re clear, and cold (for California…); but, I find Mozart to be pretty good for any day….

      Stay warm & dry, amigo…. I’ll be by later….

      gigoid

  1. “He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness
    by changing anything but his own disposition
    will waste his life in fruitless efforts.”

    ~~ Samuel Johnson ~~

    God
    i mean
    Nature
    lives
    within..
    common philosophy
    of the ages of the sages
    for most anyone who escapes
    the rigor
    mortis
    now then
    now always
    nowwhen
    noW Now
    cultural
    rules and
    regulations
    and guidelines
    to control and subjugate folks
    ‘tween the sidewalks of life.. now..
    This Dreamtime of time out of time..
    sure.. the same stuff that Eckart Tolle
    is speaking of in New age ways
    more or less
    now
    the same
    is also the stuff
    of going deeper within
    and connecting to human
    Jungian-like archetypes that
    even science is starting to give
    credence to as of a Discover Magazine
    not too
    long
    ago..
    still
    easily
    accessible
    with a Google search..
    anyWay.. Dream time is
    heaven now for those who
    escape the sidewalks of books
    and such as that my friEnd.. they
    are more likely to write them in some
    symbolic
    way
    once
    they
    enter
    into never
    land and never
    ending story now..
    words don’t do it justice
    never have never will as they
    are both figurative and concrete too..
    And sure.. it’s the eye of the needle and
    a hugely overweight camel for escape..
    same story.. same roles.. similar
    archetypes and
    different
    actors
    as the
    powerful
    play goeS oN
    and soMe add
    verses to uniVerse
    even iF it is watering
    a sapling tree for life..
    or a small
    sprout
    of
    maSSturd
    seed or whatever
    the FucK.. mY FriEnd..
    A devil doesn’t live in the big picture..
    but sure.. one can visit never the less as more..;)

    “We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.”

    ~~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~~

    Nah.. don’t
    doubt now
    A Power oF
    A dArk Force..
    not everyone is cut out to kNow..
    that’s not fair and it sucks but it is what it is..;)

    Sure.. bottom
    lines inner
    strength
    will
    chi
    faith
    whatever
    one calls it
    it is what it is
    too.. strong or weak
    or almost non-existence
    subject to A dArk force2..;)

    Just Say “Know!”

    ~~ Realist Bee ~~

    Trump
    yes
    Trump
    no
    Trump yes
    ‘sure’
    kNoW..;)

    “For a moment, nothing happened.
    Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.”

    ~~ Douglas Adams, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” ~~

    Nothing seems
    like a thousand
    years in
    one
    second
    for ‘those’
    ‘who’ visit ‘that place’..;)

    “The fact that an opinion has been widely held
    is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd;
    indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind,
    a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.”

    ~~ Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals ~~

    Hmm.. once one now
    really studies all sciences/arts
    usuAlly there is a deeper reason
    that
    specialists
    can miss at least
    as science shows now..
    in the human art of both
    thriving and basic survival..
    For example.. scarcity makes
    ‘ridiculous controls’ for survival
    and abundance makes
    for ‘so much
    fun’
    folks
    over do it
    and controls
    that seem ridiculous
    come about again
    and the
    cycle
    goes
    on in even
    ‘more ridiculous’
    ways for survival..
    bottom shared line..
    survival.. so in other words
    sometimes ‘stupid is’ works..
    now for
    survival..
    and the smArty
    pants never get around
    to reproducing while others
    do it with their ‘ridiculous rules’
    and carry on wayward sons as such..
    and daughters too..
    as even science shows
    that while the population
    of the world will stabilize
    later this century.. those who believe
    in ‘ridiculous religious rules’ will continue
    to survive over smarty pants.. moreover..
    for the
    simple
    fAct
    that they
    are fucking
    with no birth control..
    it’s all about giving a
    free fuck or not
    when
    the
    rubbers
    hit the road..or not..;)

    “There is what there is and what we wish there was.”

    ~~ Subtle Bee ~~

    And there is
    also a now
    that is awesome
    and beyond most folks belief
    as bio-neuro-diversity goeS on iN liGht and DArk..
    the reality
    is Nature
    works
    that way
    and it is
    what it is..
    even if one says
    there is only a chosen
    few who get to go to heaven NOW..
    so
    ironic
    so ironic
    for those who wait..
    who could or would or should
    seek it and find IT NOW forevermorenow..;)

    “Tiger gotta hunt. Bird gotta fly.
    Man gotta sit and wonder why, why, why.
    Tiger gotta sleep. Bird gotta land.
    Man gotta tell himself he understand.”

    ~~ Kurt Vonnegut Jr. ~~

    Be
    just
    bee
    and bird..:)

    “There is no birth without pain.”

    ~~ Carl Jung ~~

    Yeah.. i wish
    i could
    have
    skipped
    that step..
    but i was way
    too weak to make
    it without the worst pain
    known to humankind for
    66 months from wake to sleep..
    and when i say that was worth it..
    it must
    be a mighty
    fine place i live
    for now.. as honestly
    i would do it all again
    just for
    one
    second
    of what
    i experience
    now.. can’t full put
    it into words but i can
    put it into perspective.. mY FriEnd..;)

    It’s just like the movie contact with
    Jodie Foster
    i had
    no
    full ideal
    ‘this place
    existed’.. only
    a glimmer of a wink
    of dreamtime from before NOW..:)

    “They should have sent a poet”

    -Jodie Foster
    in that
    Carl
    Sagan
    inspired movie..:)

    “There are worse things than dying.”

    ~~ Kalas ~~

    A source NoW..WoN
    oF aLL my WiLL/Hope/Believe/
    FAiTH/LovE.. been tHeRE done thiS..
    and perHaps
    that’s
    why
    most
    folks
    don’t go here..
    as they can’t
    make it
    out
    of
    thaT other
    place.. surely
    hiStory sHows tHis..:)

    • Another great breakdown of the included pearl, amigo…. I have a suggestion… My old-school pearls, always in the last section, are put together with a specific message in mind, which the pearls lead to in the reader’s mind (hopefully)…. My other autistic friend seems to be one of the only people who can figure out the exact message intended, when she does the same thing you do, by interpreting each separate pearl; then she ties them all together with a comment on the entire group…. I suggest you take your examination to the same level, as you have one of the few minds capable of seeing that whole picture, as does she…

      As always, thanks for the comments; it is always a joy to see your take on them….

      gigoid, the dubious

  2. In other words i
    Have to work extremely
    Hard not to over analyze life
    And the propensity is
    STill what i DancE
    And SinG to
    Escape
    As
    FinAlly
    A Balance of
    HeArt and Science
    Shedding excessive
    Yang.. from my old
    Snake
    SKin
    But sure
    Now and then
    i slither Back
    For BaLaNcinG aLL
    As a practice and Science of
    Art..:)

      • Thanks my friEnd..
        yOur place is one of
        my most favorite places
        to visit online.. obviously..
        eclectic
        i seek and
        surely find here
        free and free is alWays
        the key now as far as
        happy comes to me..
        whether
        i am
        right
        or wrong
        or tall or short
        or fat or thin
        or smart or
        dumb
        is
        not the
        Happy Intelligence i seek now..
        juSt happy and free as iT happEns..
        it’s kinda like when i dance in public..
        girls moreover understand i am doing it
        to be care free and happy and the ‘boys’
        ask me why.. and obviously there lies the problem..
        why…
        same
        as when
        they were big
        enough to bully
        me when a child
        for just a smile.. ignorance
        is
        sad
        my
        friend
        just sad….:)

        The ‘only’ reaSon the myth of ‘Jesus’
        is as popular as ‘he’ is.. is one..
        to expand the Roman
        Empire..
        two.. to
        make it
        okay
        for
        ‘little
        men’ to smile now
        for some reAson at all..
        otherwise the desire for
        fear and hate would have ‘killed’
        Jesus
        long
        long
        ago..
        but no.. he is
        the ‘only one’ they
        can ‘smile at’.. ain’t it
        both ironic and ignorance of sad..:)

        But on the other hand there is a bigger
        reason too.. when scarcity arrives and
        the tribal instinct arises to fight and kill
        enough necessary for resources of
        subsistence.. without killing
        attributes of empathy
        and compassion..
        aversion to
        fighting
        and
        killing
        wins
        so empathy
        and compassion
        becomes the enemy
        of kill and that too explains
        why folks who live in scarCities..
        no matter so-called time or place
        develop frOwny face and become bullies
        with cOld heArts too.. poor of food.. poor of drink..
        poor of social roles.. poor of spirit as empathy and compassion
        dies..
        a slow
        burn in
        red state
        hells of scarcity
        of empathy and compassion
        where the tribal instinct and basic
        snake brain is the flavor of mind for survival..
        and most ironically i must continue to exercise my
        snake
        for
        the
        benefit
        of freedom to love
        in a place like hell..
        that just SO hapPens to
        be paradise too for those
        who feel and sense the beauty
        of the environment here thaT way
        out of tHat other human dimension (world)
        within of hell my FriEnd.. sTilLL Love Wins..
        when
        fearless
        smARt
        and
        Strong
        enough to breathe..
        DancE and SinG Free..:)

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