Too early for desperate measures….

Ffolkes,

“Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice.
Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue.”

~~ Barry Goldwater ~~

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Violet Moore & sons, circa 1917….

Image from the Moore Family archives….

Hajime…. The people you see in the above photo are my relatives, to wit: My grandmother, my father, and his younger brother, one of two he had. When the photo was taken, I believe my grandfather was still off fighting in WWI, somewhere in Europe. I love it, and not just because they’re my ‘people’, as they’d say in the South. It’s a great snapshot of the time, & given the personal connection, tells me a lot about the people who are in it. In particular, though I didn’t know her until much later in her life, the expression on my grandmother’s face tells me a story, and enhances what I know of her, with her kindness, humor, and patience obvious for anyone with wit to see….

As an old fart with broken emotions, just looking at this picture makes me a little weepy, but, in a good way. I guess the old saw among women, regarding tears, is true; some tears are happy tears, that come when one feels so much love, it has to come out, and the tears are how they can be shared. Maybe it’s not true, but, it feels true…. So be it. It’s family, and needs no excuse for love to be felt…

I guess such an emotional opening rather limits the direction we can take from here. Rather than try to find one that will efficiently segue into the material below, I’ll just use the “fade away” method to move us along to where we need to go. Such indulgence isn’t at all normal, but, when have we ever worried about being normal? To be honest, I wouldn’t know quite how to react if anyone ever accused me of being so… but, that’s another story, for another time. For now, we’ll just do this, and be done with it….

Shall we Pearl?….

“But first, are you experienced?”

~~ Jimi Hendrix ~~

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I spent a lot of time this morning, pre-pearl, to write a friend to whom I owed a letter; unfortunately, this pushed me over into time I needed to spend to get this done. The end result of this is not having the time to… wait a minute! I’ve got a Tardis! What was I thinking? Okay, never mind. We’ve got classical music today, simply because I like it. Deal with it; I must, and so must y’all…. Try to enjoy it, anyway… It is, after all, some of the best music ever played, y’know?….

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Mozart Symphonies 1-20

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Confidentially Paranoid

Only when the bright sunlight of dreams draws nigh
can the dark glass of reality factor true value..
Destiny’s horses run in fear as time goes dry,
for grappling with fate in such traitorous venue.

In pallid costumes made of graven cast-off tales,
fallen angels and demons show the measure of faith.
No sad transactions should escape these well-marked trails,
no angry relatives cast insults to a sedentary wraith.

Meaning can always hide in literal cold intent,
yet show mere facets of honor to perishable youth.
Sincere contentions leave with sorrowful bent,
while bastardly arguments fill in poorly for the truth.

Gone are moments filled with florid blasts of rhyme
left to molder on the shoulders of unreasonable hope.
Only courage can save these measures of unspoken time
to gather new issues, powerfully broad, painful in scope.

~~ gigoid ~~

2/25/2015

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Naked Pearls

Fun with Karma….

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“…The Universe is thronged with fire and light,
And we but smaller suns, which, skinned, trapped and kept
Enshrined in blood and precious bones, hold back the night.”

~~ Ray Bradbury ~~

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“It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible,
but also for what we do not do.”

~~ Moliere ~~

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“Everyone who lives dies, but not everyone who dies has lived.”

~~ No Fear ~~

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“You can’t just feel happy; to feel anything you have to feel everything.”

~~ Callan Williams ~~

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“If you would know a man, observe how he treats a cat.”

~~ Subtle Bee ~~

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“We’re tossed by the winds of fate, Maggie Mae.
Once we end where they blow us, we make of ourselves what we will.”

~~ Niall Feeney, in Nora Roberts’ “Born In Fire” ~~

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“It’s so much more friendly with two.”

~~ Piglet, Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A. A. Milne ~~

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Well, there you go… or, rather, there ’tis. Done, and done in time, if not comfort. So far today, I’ve written a long letter, had two cuppas, and faked a routine. I’ve also completed a Pearl, for what it’s worth. To me, it’s worth what I paid for it, if nothing else. Y’all will have to make up your own minds as to whether the cost was worth it, or not. Me, I’m outta here. Of course, I’ll be back, but, I don’t want to scare anybody…. 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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3 thoughts on “Too early for desperate measures….

  1. First oF aLL..
    soft and lovely
    photo of your Grandmother..
    with you and your brother in tow..
    i love
    old
    family
    photos.. they
    say so much
    oF wHeRe wE
    gRoW noW..
    iN thE
    Genes pool2..;)

    “Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice.
    Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue.”

    ~~ Barry Goldwater ~~

    i suppose
    that makes
    some oF us nice..;)

    “But first, are you experienced?”

    ~~ Jimi Hendrix ~~

    This is so true2..
    Jimi did his
    music
    by
    hiS oWn
    Hand pick oF eXperience..:)

    Tough Times
    Takes Tough
    Talk
    Trumpless..;)

    “…The Universe is thronged with fire and light,
    And we but smaller suns, which, skinned, trapped and kept
    Enshrined in blood and precious bones, hold back the night.”

    ~~ Ray Bradbury ~~

    Per the Police
    and Ghost in the
    Machine there is
    an invisible sun from
    outward appearance
    ofTen
    iNside
    thaT gives heat..
    for the moment..;)

    “It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible,
    but also for what we do not do.”

    ~~ Moliere ~~

    Without do
    liFe iS sTill do Do..
    do de
    do do
    by
    the Police2 iN
    Zenyatta Mondatta..;)

    “Everyone who lives dies,
    but not everyone who dies has lived.”

    ~~ No Fear ~~

    Illusory
    fears
    destroy
    now..
    now
    liVes
    WiTh no fear..:)

    “You can’t just feel happy;
    to feel anything you have to feel everything.”

    ~~ Callan Williams ~~

    Amen..
    PLay NaKed..
    eVen iF liFe iS
    too short to cover iT uP..;)

    “If you would know a man,
    observe how he treats a cat.”

    ~~ Subtle Bee ~~

    i aM Cat
    and purr..
    i hEar woMen
    rOar.. And i SmiLe..
    aMen
    or noT..
    Ocean WhoLe..;)

    “We’re tossed by the winds of fate, Maggie Mae.
    Once we end where they blow us, we make of ourselves what we will.”

    ~~ Niall Feeney, in Nora Roberts’ “Born In Fire” ~~

    i’LL
    stay
    A feather
    floaT allone..;)

    “It’s so much more friendly with two.”

    ~~ Piglet, Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A. A. Milne ~~

    2 or more
    iN A Social
    Animal Bible..
    And
    Ark
    foR liFe..
    And WiTh that
    sAid.. Sleep and
    Biloxi CaSino’s coMinG
    tomorrow.. my friEnd.. gigoid..
    hope you find a float for wHole too..
    better
    than
    one
    armed
    bandits.. hehe2..;)

    • Another fine response, amigo. I do want to point out, the two lads in the picture with Grandma are not me and my brother (it was taken in 1917; I was still a dream…); it’s my father, Robert, and one of his brothers, Tom, or Don. You can already see my dad’s distinctive ears sticking out; as he got older, the got wider and stuck straight out from his head… and he already has “the look”….

      *grin*

      Gotta go Pearl now….

      gigoid

      • Thanks for correcting my
        Memory fail last night as i
        Do remember reading it that way first go around yesterday.. before the end of the night.. beautiful woman your Grandmother and handsome lads.. dad and brother.. looking forward to Reading your next post on the casino tour bus..:)

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