Drop the orange, mate, & step away from the termites….

Ffolkes,

“When the only choices are win or lose, everyone loses.”

~~ Limon ~~

laser-eye-leelu

Yes, I’m still mad….

Hajime…. Thus begins another day, in which we pursue our explorations with vigor and enthusiasm. Sure we do; we also tend to stretch truth to imitate reality, as we find it. Of course, such interference with reality comes with consequence, but, we’re always prepared to accept whatever is necessary to find the true nature of what we perceive. Sounds noble, as well as fruitful, though it is seldom both at once, or, even singly. In truth, we often can’t find it at all, spending such mornings in practicing the distractions so useful in manipulating the human mind. Hey, if a sociopathic narcissist can get away with it, it’s certainly within our capabilities, right? Right.

I see I’ve done it again. Defining ‘it’, should I choose to do so, might not be in my, or your, best interests, so, I’ll just pretend none of that ever happened, just like a real politician, or, a cat, both of which I’ve observed my entire life. Though I cannot honestly say I’ve ever tried to emulate the former, the latter can teach us a lot, about how to get one’s own way, or, how to just get along, through the consistent use of denial. Doing so probably doesn’t help our karma to improve, but, what the hell, it keeps us out of jail, most times. Always a good thing; jail’s not much fun. Or, so I’ve heard….

I’m wandering. In my head, and on the screen; I can feel it, in the way my mind fuzzes over, every time I make another attempt to bring some coherence to this missive. I suppose it would be best to get the slow on the toad, for it’s looking very much like I won’t be approaching any such clarity today. Since there’s little to be done about that, given the circumstances, let’s just use our favorite trick, and get on with this, before it gets any weirder….

Shall we Pearl?….

“Having found Truth, I search for Fantasy.”

~~ Subtle Bee, channeling gigoid again ~~

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Image from fanpop.com via Google Images

I’ve always enjoyed this woman’s music, as well as her obvious intelligence, which she displays each time she plays, or speaks…. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have….

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Sarah McLachlan
Lilith Fair

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Raging at Aging

As old as you feel, we are told, is old as you are,
custom assures such vision will carry us far.
Reality begs to differ, may it be so bold
it is really quite painful, and very, very cold.

The power and strength felt in our halcyon youth
desert us with age, yet another unwelcome truth.
Irony rules our time here on this bountiful earth
as we reflect the changes over time since our birth.

As physical powers fade from this fragile shell,
we learn our mind can serve us quite as well.
The strength that once filled our bones and hearts
is now applied by our will, to more arcane arts.

Life’s greatest gift is our freedom of choice
no matter how often we forget, we still get a voice.
Energy, or apathy, by our will we may choose,
failing to do so, our only way to lose.

Each of us lives in the grip of time and space,
always seeking our balance, our own chosen place.
One must accept reality, for it is true at the core,
all we can do, is all we can do, and nothing more.

~~ gigoid ~~

10/17/2012

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Naked Pearls

You know what to do….

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“We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting.”

~~ Kahlil Gibran ~~

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“How you do anything is how you do everything.”

~~ Zen proverb ~~

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“True fearlessness is not the reduction of fear; but going beyond fear.”

~~ Chogyam Trungpa ~~

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“This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle:
we are given one life and the decision is ours
whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind,
or whether to act, and in acting, to live.”

~~ General Omar Bradley ~~

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“Think of doubt as an invitation to think.”

~~ Dubious Bee ~~

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Knowledge is gained by learning; trust by doubt; skill by practice; and love by love.”

~~ Thomas Szasz ~~

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“So ends the bloody business of the day.”

~~ Alexander Pope — The Odyssey of Homer, Book xxii, Line 516 ~~

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In spite of repeated attempts by the cat to distract or interrupt, it’s done. I’m going to do something really rare today; I’ll end it without any of our usual contortions. All I’ll do is, say goodbye, (Goodbye!….) and be on my way, with the standard caveat, to wit; See y’all tomorrow….

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 “Drop the orange, mate, & step away from the termites….

  1. “You have nothing to fear but the asshole with the gun”…..my grandfather on fear…..

    Lilth Fair….makes me want to don some flannel….LOL

    Leeli has hate in her eyes…what did you do to get that look? LOL

    Gotta have more coffee….my brain is at a standstill…there are some days when the comments of others lead me to re-think my stand….maybe chemistry will help…LOL chuq

    • Well, I’d say re: fear; don’t worry about the gun, just watch the asshole. LOL

      Lilith, as they explain further in the video, was Adam’s first wife, who left him when he & God got upset at her insistence on equality…. Saucy wench had some chutzpah…LOL….

      Actually, it’s just how she looks, and the flash on the camera… she was kicking back, resting after playing hard…

      I’ve got my coffee on IV drip; saves time…LOL….

      I’m having fun with your serial commenter today…. *grin*

      See ya; I’ll be by later….

      gigoid

  2. that’s why I like to go to that place with thirty one flavors
    I can never choose
    I wish reality was that simple
    And aging isn’t any better
    Funny how it’s dictated to you now
    The choices get slimmer with age
    Great post
    As always Sheldon

    • I’ve discovered that our choices, as we age, don’t actually get slimmer; we just become less liable to look at all of them, having decided so many are out of our realm of possibility…. SIGH

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed today’s mess…

      gigoid

  3. “When the only choices are win or lose, everyone loses.”

    ~~ Limon ~~

    SMiLes.. my friEnd gigoid.. GLad to see the
    continuing enthusiasm and
    vigor of the day
    as when
    we all
    DancE
    and SinG
    iN Happy
    tuNes we
    WiN over Lose
    buTt sAdly as liFE goEs
    surEly tHeir are Winners and Losers
    aLL iN thE gAMe of liFE as liFE goeS oN..
    i wanna
    nAMe
    win
    or lose
    namELy liFE mY friEnd..
    as aLL thAT
    iS DancEs
    and SinGS
    oN iN liGht
    and dARk eTc.. aS Such2..:)

    ‘Raging at Aging’ as you say
    my FriEnd.. i hold
    on loose
    and
    ride the
    tide in and out
    and noW it’s hiGh..
    ’16 at 56 Baby and
    it’s never ever been better
    at this
    peak
    moment
    alWays noW..:)

    “We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting.”

    ~~ Kahlil Gibran ~~

    aLL iS Beautiful
    never ever
    better
    mY FriEnd noW..:)

    “How you do anything is how you do everything.”

    ~~ Zen proverb ~~

    i for one
    Do do iN DO..
    and that’s enough
    when aLL iS Beautiful
    never ever better mY
    FriENd
    noW..isREaL..;)

    “True fearlessness is not the reduction of fear; but going beyond fear.”

    ~~ Chogyam Trungpa ~~

    AS science shows the only
    two innate fears of
    being human
    are loud noises
    and falling.. i live
    in Florida and i am
    a Beach.. ALL iS
    Beautiful
    eTc..
    Etc..
    etC..noW..;)

    “This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle:
    we are given one life and the decision is ours
    whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind,
    or whether to act, and in acting, to live.”

    ~~ General Omar Bradley ~~

    i AM A L over
    not a fighter
    that settles thAT..
    foR noW
    @lEASt..
    with ETC..
    stuff fully iN toes
    oF DancE and SonG..:)

    “Think of doubt as an invitation to think.”

    ~~ Dubious Bee ~~

    i never
    doubt
    now..
    iT
    HapPens..;)

    Knowledge is gained by learning; trust by doubt; skill by practice; and love by love.”

    ~~ Thomas Szasz ~~

    KSA Knowledge Skills and Abilities..
    ISA Instinct Skills and Abilities..
    iN
    sOme
    counTries
    ISA.. IS A
    ultiMate dREam
    BoAT aS Such.. to
    Eternal Freedom noW..:)

  4. I’m still giggling at the title, Ned… You could say the image is impressed upon my brain, which is finding it difficult to release! Oh well, I’ll just enjoy the fantasy for a moment or two more when, hopefully, it will fade into yesterday; to be replaced by this…
    Loved the poem! 🙂

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