Brave Ulysses told no tales….

Ffolkes,

“Very often, meaning lies in the spaces between the words, not in the words themselves.”

~~ Callan Williams ~~

bay-sunset

Nearing sunset over Mt. Tamalpais….

Hajime…. So, the first beginning was a wash. So was the second, and the third, both becoming subsumed in temporary configurations into cat hammock mode. Leelu has finally gotten peckish, adjourning to nom at her food station, & I’m finally free to finish today’s effort. She often figures, if I’m up early, & not yelling at her for waking me up, I must want to hold her for a while. Cats….

Good morrow, ffolkes. It’s another fine day in Paradox, er, Paradise, and all is well with the world. Well, okay, it’s not, but, right here in this little corner of it, we’re pretending it is. Otherwise, I’d have to rant, which would detract from the one I’m working on for later. To keep us from falling directly into some sort of obligatory condescension, let’s try some nonsense….

Never mind. I couldn’t come up with any, which is generally a sign of some sort of internal problem with the gyros; balance is key when spewing nonsense, lest one fall into sheer obtuseness, ignoring the dictates of humorous self-denigration, often becoming more than merely bozoid, zooming straight to idiocy. We wouldn’t care for that, would we? No, we wouldn’t. Not that we care much for this, but, hey, it’s better than that, right? No? Well, then, I don’t know what we’ll do, if all our options are unacceptable. I guess that’s life in the blogosphere…. Tawdry, with a side of persimmons…..

Okay, you’re probably right. I’ve gone far enough off the rails we’re losing track of basic courtesy. Not to mention basic relevance, or the minimalist approach to literary elegance, which has served us so well in the past. As none of it seems to be working for me today, I’m going on, even if I have to do it without y’all in tow. This intro has been such a pain to produce, I’m not sure I care…. but, the contract calls for caring, and we don’t renege on contracts. Not even if written on toilet paper, like this one.

Now I’ve done it. That last line, without a doubt, will cost me someday, I’m sure. But, to keep with our basic theme today, we’ll pretend it was never a part of this, at all. In fact, I’m now finished attempting to find any sort of coherence; don’t like beating my head against walls. Now, if I could only think of some method of getting us out of here…. Oh, right. Okay….

Shall we Pearl?….

“A friend is one who knows the song in your heart
and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”

~~ Donna Twitchell Roberts ~~

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Image from ‘Celtic Woman’ via Google Images

Yesterday, a friend commented on the Celtic music I included, noting it became tedious after a time. I mentioned the same reaction in myself, but, also related my tolerance for such music was made more amenable by being able to watch this woman’s sheer joy in playing it…. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do… I’ve included a playlist, with a number of pieces featuring her, but, also including a number of other fine cuts from different shows by the River Dance group…. Abondanza!….

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Máiréad Nesbitt

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“Universe: All-purpose poem.”

~~ Ray Hand ~~

Comedy_Tragedy

Fine and Good, Good and Fine

A pig in a poke’s got nothing on me,
cuz I’m as confused as a man can be.
This ol’ world’s got me spinnin’ around
cussin’ and spittin’, a penny for a pound.

Forty ‘leven times since I was a kid, well,
I’ve fallen in love, ‘least too close to tell.
Every damn time, it all went to crap,
Forty ‘leven times I’ve felt like a sap.

‘Course, each time it happens, I forget the last;
why not? I’m havin’ such a blast….
Livin’ in each moment, filled with joie de vivre,
’til it’s all gone away again, nothin’ left up my sleeve.

Don’t want y’all to think I’m sad or blue,
life’s full of sorrow, lots for me, and/or you..
T’other side of that coin, we can be glad,
is joyful love, and that ain’t at all bad.

My road’s been littered with parts o’my heart,
each one colored with trust, which ain’t always smart.
Yet, long as I don’t lose my connection to joy,
I’ll find my own true love, and be a happy boy.

It’s been some kinda fun, even when I’d take a fall,
and doin’ it over makes no sense at all, at all
Day after day, I keep on keepin’ on, as it’s said;
Guess I’ll keep on doin’ that ’til I’m dead.

‘Nuff said….

~~ gigoid, tongue firmly in cheek on 3/13/2013 ~~

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Naked Pearls

Esoterica….

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“Enough is as good as a feast.”

~~ John Heywood — Proverbes, Part i, Chap. xi ~~

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“Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines,
but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.”

~~ Buddha~~

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“Dear friend, all theory is gray,
And green the golden tree of life.”

~~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust~~

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“It is impossible to design a system so perfect that no one needs to be good.”

~~ T. S. Eliot~~

“To stay young requires unceasing cultivation of the ability to unlearn old falsehoods.”

~~ Lazarus Long, from Robert A. Heinlein’s “Time Enough For Love”~~

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

~~ Miguel de Cervantes ~~

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“Always go to the bathroom when you have a chance.”

~~ King George V ~~

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Once more, it’s done. I won’t trouble you with any declarations as to quality; my daddy didn’t raise no fools. He did, however, teach us to cut our losses when necessary; it’s necessary now. To fulfill his teaching, I declare this Pearl complete, as is, no ups, no extras. I’ll also warn y’all…. I intend to try again tomorrow. So far, nothing seems to keep me from doing just that, regardless of the consequences. So be it. See y’all then, given a fair wind and a rising tide….

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 “Brave Ulysses told no tales….

  1. THat is my fave Cream song…”Tales of Brave Ulysses”…okay the blond can stay…LOL Very talented…..not to mention a looker….the crappy weather has my Border Collie shoved up my butt….she is such a baby….gotta bounce….have a day and will see ya later….chuq

    • I thought she might change your view a little…. tough to resist, eh?

      Poor baby dog… you be nice to her. I’ll be by; in fact, I’m there now….

      *grin*

      Have a good one, bro….

      gigoid

  2. Great Celtic Song and
    FAiry air liGht
    Dance to
    Go along
    with it
    in Forest
    Nymph
    innocent view..
    hmm.. reminds me
    of dance niGht too.. heHeRs..
    anyWay back to the Quotes
    and Pearls as sAMe.. gigoid..:)

    “Very often, meaning lies in the spaces
    between the words, not in the words themselves.”

    ~~ Callan Williams ~~

    Amazing iT iS how hUmans
    who have an innate propensity
    for Language before the written
    stuff have moved to scribing feelings
    scripted into angles and circles in sand
    to digit of one finger at a now to make this
    language flow like a keyboard sings.. i suppose
    the meaning
    iS STiLL
    iN the
    iNherent
    DancE and SonG
    oF liFe when text
    spRings organic aliVe.. my FriEnd
    as effortless as the violin player
    in the video in fAiry Air fLiGht
    as such for metaphor
    ‘tween digits
    of LiFe..
    mY
    FriEnd2..
    it’s what
    makes language
    sacred and holy
    when it SinGs and
    DancEs without much thiNk..
    as juSt
    anoTheR
    Crop Circle
    cOmes to LiFe..
    and i’m pretty sure
    that’s why Jack Kerouac
    taped his typewriter pages
    toGeThER as he didn’t
    wanna break
    from
    DanCinG
    hiS SonG aLiVe..:)

    “A friend is one who knows the song in your heart
    and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”

    ~~ Donna Twitchell Roberts ~~

    I FeeL and
    SensE that’S
    whY Free Verse
    FolkS DancE
    And SinG to share
    LoVe A FRiEnD withiN
    mY
    FriEnd..:)

    “Universe: All-purpose poem.”

    ~~ Ray Hand ~~

    @Hand..;)

    “Enough is as good as a feast.”

    ~~ John Heywood — Proverbes, Part i, Chap. xi ~~

    Satisfaction
    guaranteed
    when
    wHole
    Bread as Flesh
    and Blood rises..:)

    “Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines,
    but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.”

    ~~ Buddha~~

    BEcoMe iNvisible
    to both capture prey
    and escape predator
    effortless
    as the
    feather
    waits for A
    Breeze of BaLanCinG
    one foot two foot sAMe
    two hands clapping iN A
    FoRest
    aS oNe..:)

    “Dear friend, all theory is gray,
    And green the golden tree of life.”

    ~~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust~~

    A deal
    wiTh A
    DeviL
    yA
    FeeL
    BesT iS kNoW..:)

    And i was reading
    all about Faust
    today after
    a deal
    with the
    devil in a game
    named “Hello Neighbor”..
    while Tim Tebow talked on the ‘Harry’ show as my wife alerted me from the computer room..
    about Denver losing their last 3 games.. finishing 8-8 (16) leading up to the 3:16 game.. And after the game media sources noting Tebow’s passing yards (316) and yards per completion (31.6) per the Bible’s.. John 3:16.. where the only interception of the game was thrown by Ben Roethlisberger on 3rd down and 16.. with Denver’s time of possession at 31 minutes 6 seconds.. with the Nielsen ratings for the game also peaking at 31.6 three years to date on January 8th 2012 as
    recorded in Wiki too..
    since 2009 when
    Tim Tebow
    wore
    3:16
    below
    his eyes
    before
    the
    Tebow
    rule went into effect
    in 2010.. looking for
    a Grinch Shirt to wear
    tonight while
    Jordan
    Smith
    from
    ‘The Voice’
    came on next
    and sang the
    Grinch Song
    with more of an
    Angelic Voice than the original song..
    aS Synchronicity is totally an A-Causal
    connecting principle wHeRE liGht shines
    or dArk and the ‘tween oF thaT wiTh
    poTenTiAlly BeyOnd rainBow
    colors too..
    jusT
    for tHe
    HeLL oF iT
    iT SinGs now
    aS iT DanceS
    a psychological
    meaningful SonG
    for oNly the perSoN
    or FolkS who heARt thE DAncE..;)

    “It is impossible to design a system
    so perfect that no one needs to be good.”

    ~~ T. S. Eliot~~

    Naughty
    or Nice
    as the
    Grinch miGht say..
    the mounTain iS hiGh
    And sLed is easy on the way doWn..
    mY
    FriEnd..;)

    To stay young requires unceasing cultivation of the ability to unlearn old falsehoods.”

    ~~ Lazarus Long, from Robert A. Heinlein’s “Time Enough For Love”~~

    And to
    remember
    what’s TrUth..
    aLL iNnatELy
    iNstinctuAlly
    anD
    iNtuitivELy
    And sTuff..;)

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

    ~~ Miguel de Cervantes ~~

    For me @lEast
    i love me now
    alWays
    born
    now
    new
    and that’s
    enough for mENeWNoW..:)

    “Always go to the bathroom when you have a chance.”

    ~~ King George V ~~

    Better yet.. FucK the
    rules and pee
    behind
    a big
    truck..
    insane
    how we
    hOld our
    piss in priSons..
    but remember.. do
    no harm..
    do not
    pee
    on
    tires..
    asphalt don’t care..
    And thank God for Trucks..
    King George V.. and King David
    did not have that ‘red neck’ treaSure..;)

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