Dabbling in obscurity….

Ffolkes,

“It is fear that first brought gods into the world.”

~~ Petronius ~~

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Oenophile Road #1 ~~ Sonoma Valley

Hajime…. In the semblance of Time described below, Circumstance plays its part. Though Fate had its say, only the most elemental of emotional responses could conceivably hold sway, before the throne of Reason. As the light of Illumination grew stronger, Fear retreated into the shadowed halls behind the stairs, while Serenity filled hearts and minds. Gladly, the people slept, unaware they would never wake….

Hmm… A bit strange, but, not bad for off the proverbial cuff, especially at 0434 on a Monday morning. I’m up, with nearly two full cups of coffee on board. The Pearl for today, begun from scratch at 0330, is complete, as much as it will be, or may. I’m in an odd mood, with elements of both rage and peace battling amiably for precedence. I suppose, depending on who wins, we’ll have an interesting day ahead of us, since we’re about, oh, 3 hours ahead of everyone else in this time zone. Now, if only I can subvert these homicidal urges until they’re awake, maybe things can turn into a different dark alley. Or, not.

See, odd. But, that’s nothing new, right? Given the hour, it would be possible, not to mention attractive, to use the extra time to rant. But, I’ve found my ranting stash to be rather limited of late; if I rant here, I don’t have much to say when I go comment on other blogs. So, rather than subject my own Gentle Readers to such diatribes, I’ve been leaving them in the comment section of other blogs. Works for me, and it keeps these Pearls cleaner, if no more compelling. So be it, as he says often. I’ve got no excuses, or justifications; it’s just the way it is.

I can see I’m becoming fatalistic, which will never do. We’d get stuck somewhere if I keep that up, so, rather than take any chances, I’m going to employ my most ruthless technique to get us down the page. It’s a bit sudden, so watch your step….

Shall we Pearl?….

“But since life is cruel, to you and to me, here I am.”

~~ Umberto Eco ~~

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celtic design

Today’s choice of music was chosen to supply the Gentle Reader with some quiet, soothing ambiance, in which today’s Pearl might be consumed at leisure. The genre selections included this one, which had a beautiful picture of the Irish highlands adorning the first screen. The picture made the choice easy…. Enjoy!….

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Celtic Music

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Comedy_Tragedy

Dreaming, I wait….

In the most patient moments of rationality
kindness flows smoothly in a special milieu,
fallow thoughts speed first from equality
to give no anxious fever, anger to eschew.

Indignant mothers and step-sons in-law
shall fade simply from brilliant to grey,
intoning ritual dogma, fresh, avid, and raw,
falling, falling, in massive pastoral disarray.

Safety lives not, save brightly in ignorant bliss,
it follows us all, silent and infinitely frail,
foremost too often, soft as a virgin kiss,
alive, always eager, willing, and pale.

Intimate knowledge finds only the bold few
with courage and virtue to gift, unbidden.
No solemn royal version may pass in review,
true love for man, never to remain unhidden.

Sweet feathers of Emily’s hope uplift,
calm, drowsy episodes bursting with light,
With final glad cries we set ourselves adrift,
swimming in the oceans of natural delight.

When sorrow is banished, in ages yet to come,
roots solidly anchored, cold and remote,
Ample supplies of kindness sit silent and dumb,
and the old stranger shrugs on his faded coat.

Dreaming, then, I wait with shadows in the night
aspiring to inspire, a message from the muse’s heart
Never forgotten images, framed in color bright,
tempt me only, grieving, steeped in serenity’s arcane art….

~~ gigoid ~~

8/18/2013

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Naked Pearls

Listen, children….

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“I shall explain this by waving my hands about in an appropriate manner.”

~~ gigoid, the dubious ~~

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“Nothing in the entire universe ever perishes, believe me,
but things vary, and adopt a new form.
The phrase “being born” is used
for beginning to be something different from what one was before,
while “dying” means
ceasing to be the same.
Though this thing may pass into that,
and that into this
yet the sums of things remains unchanged.”

~~ Ovid — Metamorphoses ~~

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“A fish never thinks about water until he’s out of it.”

~~ Robert Penn Warren ~~

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“You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.”

~~ Aristophanes~~

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“It takes a long time to understand nothing.”

~~ Edward Dahlberg~~

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“Do you imagine that the universe is agitated?
Go out into the desert at night and look up at the sky.
this practice should answer the question.”

~~ Lao Tzu ~~

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“There are things that are known, and things unknown,
and in between are the doors of perception.”

~~ Aldous Huxley, “The Doors of Perception” ~~

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I find myself unavailable for comment. However, since we’ve made it this far, there’s no giving up. Here’s a thought: Why don’t I try this again tomorrow? Hey, what a great idea! We’ll do that. In the meantime, stay alert, ffolkes; you’re on your own until I return, tomorrow morning, same Bat-time, same Bat-station….

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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7 thoughts on “Dabbling in obscurity….

  1. Oh my friend…..my gather lived with me before he passed and he loved “River Dance”….I have had enough Celtic music and such for a life time….he would not stop playing it over and over…other than that…..fear is what has kept the gods here amongst us…..dammit!

    Hope you had a restful weekend…sounds like you got off to a good start…LOL

    Be back later….chuq

    • LOL! I get it, completely, re: Celtic music. I can take it for about 45 minutes, then I’m done for quite a while. Watching the dancers while it’s playing helps that go longer, but, that’s only because of the women fiddlers… *wink*

      My weekend WAS quiet, and did me good. Hope you got some downtime with your weather…

      I’ll be by later, as well…

      gigoid

        • *grin* I also have a weakness for red hair… The Irish believed red hair signified a powerful witch, whose hair color was stolen from the fires of hell…. But the fiddler I’m speaking of is blonde, and tiny, and dances around the stage while playing her fiddle with joyous abandon…. In fact, I’ll put her in for tomorrow’s music, so you can get a load of her beauty and grace….

          See ya…

  2. Hello gigoid.. speakKng of lively
    spirited Celtic Fiddlers
    with a dance
    to master
    the tides
    that shore
    our liveS in whatever
    way the dance and song
    moves uS neXt i’LL share
    this one too.. yNot.. iT’s A
    very dreary day outside and
    sunshiny alWays inside with
    MaGiC MuSiC and DancE liKe
    thiS in iNstrument of All thAT iS..:)

    “It is fear that first brought gods into the world.”

    ~~ Petronius ~~

    Interestingly.. i cannot even remember
    fear anymore.. you know the kind that
    lasts more than a split second wHeRe
    fight or flight
    can come..
    and not
    resolved split
    second now..
    totAlly as such
    no different than
    the cat who rests
    after the forage
    and fight
    for liFE
    saME
    who simply
    iS God my friEnd
    aS Hair of the mammal
    who has a limited vocabulary FOR LiFe..:)

    “But since life is cruel, to you and to me, here I am.”

    ~~ Umberto Eco ~~

    Better yET now
    when iT’s good
    i am A DancE
    and SonG
    iNstead
    of worry
    fear
    and all
    stuff related
    to that place too..:)

    SMiLes.. i often
    pet dogma
    and
    smile
    and even
    giggle but no
    longer does
    dogma bite me..
    hehe.. i master thaT BiTch..
    And preTend liKe i’M it’S slAve..;)

    “I shall explain this by waving my hands
    about in an appropriate manner.”

    ~~ gigoid, the dubious ~~

    Yes.. i did that2 for
    6500 miles noW in
    what IS Approaching
    6666 mileS iN 40 moNths2..
    And iT doesn’T
    matter iF
    anYone
    underStood
    it or not
    as i biT
    the
    dogma
    and had fUn..
    i’LL do iT soMe mOre2..;)

    “Nothing in the entire universe ever perishes, believe me,
    but things vary, and adopt a new form.
    The phrase “being born” is used
    for beginning to be something different from what one was before,
    while “dying” means
    ceasing to be the same.
    Though this thing may pass into that,
    and that into this
    yet the sums of things remains unchanged.”

    ~~ Ovid — Metamorphoses ~~

    Not reAlly sure about
    the sum some of sum
    with limited science eYes
    but one thing for sure iS
    i AM
    reborn
    every
    second
    to a new
    creaTioN
    thaT i sElF hELp too..;)

    “A fish never thinks about water until he’s out of it.”

    ~~ Robert Penn Warren ~~

    BEtter gRow
    sEa
    lEgs..;)

    “You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.”

    ~~ Aristophanes~~

    TrU
    dAT..;)

    “It takes a long time to understand nothing.”

    ~~ Edward Dahlberg~~

    True in nothing now which
    is more and less the absence
    oF aLL FeeLinG and
    seNses A thouSand
    years IS
    A second
    iN NoW..
    and that’s
    a rough estimate
    from the abyss of
    noThIng AKA HeLL..
    ha! and people thInk
    that nothing is after liFe..;)

    “Do you imagine that the universe is agitated?
    Go out into the desert at night and look up at the sky.
    this practice should answer the question.”

    ~~ Lao Tzu ~~

    TrUe.. A Beach
    without A
    culture
    oF
    human
    foot prints
    taught me
    this so long
    ago iN the
    sAMe HeaVen
    then LooKing
    aCross A River to
    A FoReSt beFore i could
    SPEaK then at age 3.. hUmans are
    serIOUsly rEtarded iN more they have
    on average
    oF this
    way
    as culture
    iS language
    and abstract
    constructs becoMe
    tools as wE.. iNstead
    oF dreAMtiMe now mY friEnd..:)

    “There are things that are known, and things unknown,
    and in between are the doors of perception.”

    ~~ Aldous Huxley, “The Doors of Perception” ~~

    Yes.. and that is also
    an excellent
    metaphor
    in tools
    of words
    too..
    as
    language
    can take us
    back to dreAMtiMe too..:)

    Oh by a way..

    DancinG to Master
    of Tides works
    for
    me..
    oh God
    to heiGhts
    most people
    cannot iMaGinE..
    thing iS.. i hAVe to
    dAncE it for the SonG to riSe
    to those heiGhts as yA say i BecOme
    A
    PoeM
    of DancE
    and SonG
    LiVinG iT iSREaL..:)

    “There are two kinds of people.
    Those who dance
    And those who do not.”

    – Guardians
    of the Galaxy

    New VerSion iN SuMmEr ’17..:)

    • Great video, and a great riff on the pearls… I was happy with this one; it’s a good Pearl overall, IMHO. If you enjoy dancing to that vid, you’ll enjoy the music I’m using tomorrow… I do know what you mean about the “zone” when dancing; I used to get there in basketball a lot, sometimes in kung fu classes, and at work, sometimes, when dealing with violent people in psychotic breaks… less a happy zone, but, the zone, nonetheless, where my physical abilities exceeded normal for long periods…

      Plus there were a couple times I was able to perform Don Juan’s “desert running” technique, but, it’s tough to get there any more… I once ran across Berkeley, about 3 miles, across city streets, in about a minute and a half… Sadly, nobody saw, and would never believe if they did…

      Dance in the rain today, I guess… *grin*

      Take care, bro…

      Love

      gigoid

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