Flood on the wax….

Ffolkes,

“I have always had the ability to attach my demons to my chariot.”

~~ Ingmar Bergman ~~

ru-done

Are you done?….

Hajime…. Personally, I think Ingmar’s assertion shows a lot of perspicacity, if she’s not pulling any legs. Myself, I’m still working on getting my demons to stand still long enough to talk to; hitching them up to my chariot may take a bit longer. I’m thinking, even when I manage it, they may still require a bit of training, to keep them amenable to the reins & traces they’ll need to wear; they get a bit rambunctious, as might be expected of demons, I suppose. Go figure….

Today’s Pearl is pretty special, for me. I remembered one of my favorite bands to use for music, finished a poem that’s been percolating for a long time, and began a rantish discussion of Reality and Life that is looking promising. It isn’t quite ready for consumption, but, it’s heartening to be able to sit long enough to actually get some more complex thoughts & arguments typed up…. The old-school Pearl, all by itself, is a masterpiece of the genre, if I do say so myself; I’m rather content with all of it, as a matter of fact.

As you can see from our opening picture today, Leelu is pretty cross-eyed; she is also sitting right where you see her, now, staring holes through me, to remind me it’s time for her morning session in the cat hammock (me…). Since we have a finished product, I’ll oblige her, while y’all move your way down the page. I’ll see y’all in the closing section…..

Shall we Pearl?….

“‘Truth’ never set anyone free.
It is only *doubt* which will bring mental emancipation.”

~~ Anton La Vey ~~

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Image from travelingwilburys.com via Google Images

In the late 1980’s a group of iconic rock & roll mega-stars got the urge to play together, forming a band, cutting an album, and traveling on tour together for a year or two, exploring each other’s music, and generally, from all available evidence, having a great time making music together. Still considered one of the all-around best bands that ever played together, (and, with those players, how else?…) I give you Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, and Jeff Lynne… The Traveling Wilburys….

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Traveling Wilburys

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Some unremembered number of days ago, after posting the Daily Pearl, I read over the initial paragraph, which I’d written, off the cuff, to begin the introduction. Upon re-reading it later, I noted the paragraph in prose was a poem. Since the two best poems I’ve ever written happened just the same way, I give you the edited/expanded version here, with which I am relatively content…. Enjoy, please…

Unconscious prophecy…

In the semblance of Time described below,
Circumstance plays its part.
Though Fate has its say,
only the most elemental of emotional responses
could conceivably hold sway before the throne of Reason.

As the light of Illumination grows stronger,
Fear retreats, hidden in shadowed halls behind the stairs,
while Serenity fills hearts and minds.
Gladly, the people sleep, unwary, unaware,
t’will be long before they wake….

Dreams, unnaturally natural, gently haunt slumber,
of course; how else to wander from various to sundry?
Angelic demons vie, posing as professional guides,
while demonic angels simply watch, impassively laughing.
Eternity, of a sudden, seems to yawn.

Twice now, Forever has come, gone; ah, look!
It came back, a bit bedraggled, to be sure.
(A little whiny, too…)
Perhaps, shifting reality into dreams is not such
a bad idea, after all.

If Time stops, how will you know?

~~ gigoid ~~

12/12/2016

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Naked Pearls

All is not as it may seem….

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“All gold is fool’s gold.”

~~ Edward Abbey ~~

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“In a museum in Havana,
there are two skulls of Christopher Columbus,
one when he was a boy and one when he was a man.”

~~ Mark Twain ~~

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“Didn’t I buy a 1951 Packard from you last March in Cairo?”

~~ Zippy the Pinhead ~~

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“What’s the most popular order at the Zen hot dog stand?
Make me One With Everything!”

~~ Laughing Buddha Bee ~~

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“It is convenient that there be gods,
and, as it is convenient, let us believe there are.”

~~ Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid) ~~

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“His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools:
the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans
– and summed up all three of them in his famous phrase,
‘You can’t trust any bugger further than you can throw him,
and there’s nothing you can do about it, so let’s have a drink.'”

~~ Terry Pratchett, ‘Small Gods’ ~~

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“Frivolity is important.
Frivolity is the species refusal to suffer.”

~~ John Lahr ~~

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In the infamous words of the executioner of the Tower, whose services we employed to kill the latter half-hour, “very well, then. All done now…..” Okay, so, maybe that wasn’t what he said; sue me. It’s a perfectly appropriate phrase with which to end a rather fine Pearl, and nobody got seriously injured, so, it’s going to have to do. I guess this closing effort isn’t quite up to the rest of today’s mess, but, it’s now finished, so, we’ll apply a smidgen of modern expedience, & call it a day. It will be tough, but, I’ll do this again, and be back tomorrow to share the results, come what may. See y’all then, ffolkes; I don’t have any choice in the matter….

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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4 thoughts on “Flood on the wax….

  1. I have dog equivalent of Leelu….Baby Girl will sit and wait until her patience wears this then it is a demanding barking or beating with her paw…
    My quote of the day….”Besides that Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?”
    Great choice of music today…they were up and coming when tragedy struck…Roy’s death and then George’s….so sad…
    I am having a hard time getting thru to my friends in Syria…..I want to confirm some of the stuff I am reading….Have a good day my friend…will see ya later….chuq

    • LOL! I’d love to hear Mrs. Lincoln’s response!….

      Re: our familiars… They do tend to get a sense of entitlement from being spoiled, don’t they?…

      Good luck contacting your friends; I worry about Nadia a lot, even though she is smart, and in a relatively safe haven…. As for Syria, right now, I think, it’s focus will shift to Palmyra from Aleppo, to extend the market’s viability in the region a while longer.. The oligarchs just love it when they have a captive audience….

      Ah, well, that’s a rant for another time…

      Take care, bro; I’m off to the City today, for pix and meds….

      gigoid

  2. “I have always had the ability to attach my demons to my chariot.”

    ~~ Ingmar Bergman ~~

    Yes.. dARk
    muse works too..
    and best oF aLL
    iT faLLs
    away
    afTer
    works
    iS dONe..;)

    “‘Truth’ never set anyone free.
    It is only *doubt* which will bring mental emancipation.”

    ~~ Anton La Vey ~~

    i left
    all my
    thOughts bEhind…
    aLL that was left iS sTiLL Free..
    as
    my
    ass..
    out of smART..;)

    SMiles..
    DreAMs
    i master..
    reaLiTy iS my sLAVe..
    aS FruiTioN masters mE..;)

    “All gold is fool’s gold.”

    ~~ Edward Abbey ~~

    Gold i am
    Fool i Gold..;)

    “In a museum in Havana,
    there are two skulls of Christopher Columbus,
    one when he was a boy and one when he was a man.”

    ~~ Mark Twain ~~

    Ah.. but
    essence oF
    Hyperbole that sELLs a story..
    A Thousand Virgin BirthS noW
    And Resurrections.. XmASeS
    wHolE thaT lead to two people..
    Strangers..
    hOlding
    Hands..
    reAlly
    LoVinG
    Each oTher
    As A baby breathes
    ouT oF Dirty BaptiSm Water..;)

    “Didn’t I buy a 1951 Packard from
    you last March in Cairo?”

    ~~ Zippy the Pinhead ~~

    Sure..
    Egyptian
    Suckers too..
    Horus..
    Osiris..
    sET
    eTc..
    And
    IsIS
    aLL ‘A sAMe
    hoLding hAnds God
    unTiL eNd and stART..
    juST anotHEr word to add
    to smART and heART comPrised
    oF 60 perCent ART.. oh.. the art..
    oh.. the
    holding
    hands..
    Oh!.. the
    seXmas as liFE goeS oN..:)

    “What’s the most popular order at the Zen hot dog stand?
    Make me One With Everything!”

    ~~ Laughing Buddha Bee ~~

    Jesus F iN
    Christ
    God
    F iN
    aLL
    i
    FiT
    iN WiTh F..
    juSt aNoTheR
    4 letter word..
    i AM
    3..2..1..;)

    “It is convenient that there be gods,
    and, as it is convenient, let us believe there are.”

    ~~ Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid) ~~

    AS all animals
    say..
    do
    what
    works
    works
    what
    do.. LiVe..:)

    “His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools:
    the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans
    – and summed up all three of them in his famous phrase,
    ‘You can’t trust any bugger further than you can throw him,
    and there’s nothing you can do about it, so let’s have a drink.’”

    ~~ Terry Pratchett, ‘Small Gods’ ~~

    purr
    just
    purr
    it
    works..;)

    “Frivolity is important.
    Frivolity is the species refusal to suffer.”

    ~~ John Lahr ~~

    Other than
    that
    hunt
    just for practice…
    live..:)

    3 of 3 next..;)

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