All the plastic flowers are melting….

Ffolkes,

“It is not the one with many possessions who is rich, but the one who has no needs.”

~~ Philoxenos ~~

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At her ease….

Hajime…. Though I am pretty tired out, today is a good day. Yesterday, thanks to my new & improved general condition, and stamina, I spent 5.5 hours visiting with my son, grandson, and daughter. We had a great time, as we walked around the Plaza, chasing Pokemon Go figures, laughing, talking, and generally enjoying the day. It was the first time in a long time I have been able to tolerate spending the entire visit with them, which we all enjoyed. I got to read to my grandson from the book I gave him for his late birthday present (The Little Prince…), played baseball, threw the football, & do all the stuff I usually miss. ‘Twas a day filled with love, laughter, and hope; all in all, grand craic, as my Irish ancestors would say….

This morning, the Pearl came together fairly smoothly, given the fatigue & general mental fuzziness that goes with it. Though I didn’t have time to work on, or finish the new rant, or poem, still, things went well. When SB is in the right mood, it usually does; today, that’s a good thing, as it meant I was spared the frustration that comes in those times when it refuses to give me anything useful without massive contortions of effortful manipulation. We have the usual suspects lined up for your reading pleasure today (well, we are hopeful it will bring pleasure….); a poem, some music, and an old-school pearl, with some fine thoughts to feed your elephant’s child…. Maybe it ain’t Ibsen, or, for that matter, Twain, but, it’s art, and it’s mine, so there….

Before I lose what control I have, why don’t we go down the page a bit, and see what I’ve pulled together? It’s probably for the best, before anything untoward can occur, or, more relevant, before Murphy notices we’re up and about. Hmm….. Let’s use this one; it’s clean, and efficient….

Shall we Pearl?….

“Ignorance can be cured. Stupid is forever.”

~~ Smart Bee ~~

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As is usually the case on mornings such as this one, I’m using our default choice for entertainment while reading. Todays mix of classical selections was selected using my most favored method, to wit: the one with the most compelling picture was chosen, simply because it caught my eye…. It usually works just fine, so, I’ll just leave you with our general injunction, to wit: Enjoy!…..

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Classical Music

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Comedy_Tragedy

Retrospective, defined in folly….

Yesterday
I wrote a poem.

It bled out of my head,
like I’d been struck with
an axe,
right through the artery,
in the neck,
spraying blood around
everywhere,
like a pulsing garden hose….

It hurt, at first,
then came the feeling,

of quick relief,
of timeless beauty,

of pain avenged,
of lust aroused,

of outrage aflame,
of deep compassion,

of endless empathy,
of truest love….

Now it’s gone, cast away
like pearls before twine.

(Grin…)

You thought
I was going to call you
a pig,
didn’t you?

Hah!

Well, you’re not.
You’re a person.

I know, because
you’re reading this poem…
if that’s what it is.

I think it is,
so,
maybe it is.

Or, maybe,
it will be,
someday, when it
grows up,
and learns to rhyme.
Whew…
Just in time…..

That’s all.
Reality often sucks wind,
y’know?

S’okay, though….
It keeps us busy,
and out of some of the
mischief,
so much part
of our
nature.

We all can do
only what we
do.

Or, don’t.

Two sides, one coin.

~~ gigoid ~~

9/1/2014

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Naked Pearls

Life Lessons, Redux….

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“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations,
if you live near him.”

~~ J.R.R. Tolkein, Lord of the Rings ~~

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“If you don’t know where you’re going,
when you get there you’ll be lost.”

~~ Yogi Berra ~~

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“Expect everything, and anything seems nothing.
Expect nothing, and anything seems everything.”

~~ Samuel Hazo ~~

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“A belief is not true because it is useful.”

~~ Henri Frederic Amiel ~~

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“Love is not something you have; it is something you do.”

~~ Limon ~~

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“The improver of knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such.
For him, skepticism is the highest of duties, blind faith the one unpardonable sin.”

~~ Thomas Huxley ~~

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“The man who carries a cat by the tail
learns something that can be learned in no other way.
He will never be dim, or doubtful.
Chances are, he’ll never carry the cat like that again,
but, I say, if he wants to, let him!”

~~ Mark Twain ~~

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Hmm…. Reconciling what happened here today with what I expected should be a snap, since my expectations were dead low. Go figure, eh? Ah well, such is life in paradise. I’m going to leave y’all now, just as if I’d intended it to go like this; I am, if nothing else, in charge. So, rather than abrogate any of my duties, or, responsibilities, I’ll just go now, and try to figure out what those might be. I will, in case you’re wondering, be back tomorrow, to try this again… Most likely, anyway…. 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 “All the plastic flowers are melting….

  1. Grandkids are great…I can spoil her and then send her back to her mother….damn life is good…LOL

    My grandfather use to say…”Ignorance is an excusable trait….Stupidity is NOT”…very similar….

    I have an album of Baroque music for classical guitar….very soothing at times….

    Glad to hear you are doing better…always a good sign….have a day and I will be back later….chuq

  2. “It is not the one with many possessions who is rich, but the one who has no needs.”

    ~~ Philoxenos ~~

    SMiLes my FriEnd gigoid..
    A best thing about bEinG
    A LiVinG DanCinG
    SinGinG BreAthInG
    LeGenT CreaTuRe
    without
    fame
    now or
    fortune
    iS oNe
    yes more
    can sTiLL
    be InVisiBle
    to liVe FReED..
    and that my friEnd
    is wHeRe A last is
    FiRst and meek
    most
    defiNiTeLy
    do in inherit the Earth
    in Broad FucKinG DaylighT oF Night
    as thieves and i spy’s WiLL suReLY juSt do2..;)

    Send Murphy
    home
    with
    no lunch money..;)

    “Ignorance can be cured. Stupid is forever.”

    ~~ Smart Bee ~

    Stupid can be innate
    and smArt too
    when
    Standard
    IQ doesn’t
    get in the way
    of happy.. and
    ignorance
    can
    be bliss
    an entire
    life for a cat
    who does not read the paper..
    or dog thaT juSt pisseS on it..;)

    So.. who is sMArter..
    a cat or a dog..
    i saw a
    Rottweiler
    lick a
    cat
    tail with
    love yesternow..
    thaT was/is precious..
    no one told him/her it
    was/is against the rules..
    oF
    smARt..
    Love Now
    unlEashed
    And reLeased..;)

    SMiLes..
    heads or
    tails
    i spin
    A coIn alive..:)

    “It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations,
    if you live near him.”

    ~~ J.R.R. Tolkein, Lord of the Rings ~~

    A Serpent
    lives within2..
    Dragon
    per
    say2..
    i tAMe
    mE
    WiTh Serpent BreAtH..;)

    “If you don’t know where you’re going,
    when you get there you’ll be lost.”

    ~~ Yogi Berra ~~

    i find much later
    in life through
    the art of
    movement
    that it’s more
    oF wHeRE i’M
    aT thaT determines
    wHat coMes neXt noW..;)

    “Expect everything, and anything seems nothing.
    Expect nothing, and anything seems everything.”

    ~~ Samuel Hazo ~~

    i am all that is
    that’s all for me..:)

    “A belief is not true because it is useful.”

    ~~ Henri Frederic Amiel ~~

    RelativELy sPeaKinG
    TrUth and liGht
    is what
    works..
    other than
    thaT’s juSt words..:)

    “Love is not something you have;
    it is something you do.”

    ~~ Limon ~~

    Do Do Love..;)

    “The improver of knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such.
    For him, skepticism is the highest of duties, blind faith the one unpardonable sin.”

    ~~ Thomas Huxley ~~

    i see
    it is..:)

    “The man who carries a cat by the tail
    learns something that can be learned in no other way.
    He will never be dim, or doubtful.
    Chances are, he’ll never carry the cat like that again,
    but, I say, if he wants to, let him!”

    ~~ Mark Twain ~~

    Until the Pussy
    Grabber iS iN Charge..;)

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