The 11th of whatever….

Ffolkes,

“The measure of a man’s life is the well spending of it, and not the length.”

~~ Plutarch — Consolation to Apollonius ~~

blanket-fun

Fun with blankets….

Hajime…. Were I in any way normal, I’d still be in bed. Since I’m neither of those, I’m up, again, staring at the blank screen, wondering what the hell I’m going to write about to bring some joy into the lives of my Gentle Readers. I’m pretty sure such joy isn’t why most of my readers come here; it is, after all, in generally short supply anywhere in the world, and, here is not the exception. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t make it at least a temporary goal, right? Right. Doesn’t mean we’ll be successful, either, but, since any failure is just another way to find out how to succeed, we’ll give it a shot, & see what happens….

Okay, so, this isn’t happening, is it? I’ve just spent five full minutes, trying to figure out how to do what I wrote above, and, for the life of me, drew a bigger blank than I started with today. Go figure, eh? More proof of Murphy’s presence in my life, I suspect, but, rather than give him the satisfaction of knowing he’s done it to me again, I’ll cheat a little, by completely ignoring him altogether. I can do it, if I make an extreme effort, which, given the current stat of this intro (to wit: completely lost…), is pretty much mandatory, if we wish to get through this, at all. Here goes….

Well, that didn’t work, either. Still no ideas bursting through the fog to supply us with the means to finish this. Rather than continue to batter myself about the head and shoulders, I think I’ll resort to this old literary trick a friend showed me the other day. It works like this…..

Shall we Pearl?….

“To see what is right and not to do it, is want of courage.”

~~ Confucius Analects ~~

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Eric_Clapton_Unplugged

I know I’ve used this video previously, but, oh, well… It just happens to be one of my favorite sessions, period, which I turn to whenever I want to hear some great guitar work. Since that’s what I want, that’s what you get…. I think we can all live with it….

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Eric Clapton
Unplugged

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Comedy_Tragedy

Random Exposure

If I only knew what I was doing here,
I could give others a clue.
Reality gets stranger every year,
and I’m not sure what I should do.

Singing happy old tunes, in an old, gravely voice,
gives me a lot of pleasure.
I’m only glad I can still make a choice,
to look at life, to take its measure.

Memorable moments keep passing by
gilded, framed in precious emotion.
I never have to ask anyone why,
no need for a stronger potion.

Everything in life is clear, to me
there is no doubt, no misunderstanding.
We’re all good, as you can see,
members of Life, in good standing.

Life can be hard, or it can be great fun;
the right path is there for each of us to take.
That choice is often a difficult one;
pay close attention to the choice you make.

~~ gigoid ~~

4/22/2013

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Walking the walk….

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“Everything that has a beginning has an ending.
Make your peace with that and all will be well.”

~~ Buddha ~~

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“But my dear man, reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know.”

~~ Alan Watts ~~

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“And through the spaces of the dark
Midnight shakes the memory
As a madman shakes a dead geranium”

~~ T.S. Eliot ~~

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“As long as anyone believes that his ideal and purpose is outside him,
that it is above the clouds, in the past or in the future,
he will go outside himself and seek fulfillment where it cannot be found.
He will look for solutions and answers at every point
except where they can be found
–in himself.”

~~ Erich Frohm ~~

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“Some people never find it
Some only pretend, but me
I just want to live happily ever after
Every now and then”

~~ Jimmy Buffet ~~

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“Become what you are.”

~~ Buddha ~~

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“You’re at the end of the road again.”

~~ Subtle Bee ~~

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Sorry about the abrupt exit from the intro; if I hadn’t done it when I did, we probably would never have made it to this point. Since we have, I’ll again take advantage of circumstance, to take my leave, letting y’all get on with your day. Hopefully, our efforts here today have enhanced your ability to address reality for the day; if not, well, we’ll refund every penny you paid. Hah! On that note, I’ll bid thee adieu, with the standard caveat, to wit: I’ll be back… It’s probably best if you note that in your calendar….

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 “The 11th of whatever….

  1. I remember the “Unplugged”…..on MTV or was it VH1? Does not matter…it was brilliant. This is a day where I will spend it doing nothing but relaxing….I have had enough of this political stuff….we have elected a moron…..and he has picked the perfect government by the wealthy….not much more to say…..except….screw it!

    Hope you have a good day and Leelu gives you a break…LOL chuq

    • No argument here, bro. I’m almost to the point of going completely off grid…

      I’ll be kicking back, too; spent four hours wandering SF yesterday. Finished of the xmas list, but, I’m beat. Gonna go on auto all day…

      I’ll try to get by, but, may end up blowing it all off…

      Enjoy your self-time…

      gigoid

  2. “I just want to live happily ever after….” I like this quote😍
    Wow, I haven’t visited your blog that much but I love the way you have arranged each of your posts, with photos and videos. Excellent touch!
    I enjoyed my visit my dear and I am happy that you always have something to offer each day for your readers.
    Have a merry holiday😘🎄🍁🌲☘🍂😘

  3. “The measure of a man’s life is the well spending of it, and not the length.”

    ~~ Plutarch — Consolation to Apollonius ~~

    Now is alWays
    Forever
    aLways
    is Now..
    make now epic or not..:)

    “To see what is right and not to do it,
    is want of courage.”

    ~~ Confucius Analects ~~

    Problem
    is what
    folks
    see
    right..
    as many
    rights wrong rights more..
    Moral absolutes up to torture..
    forever
    now
    as promise
    of torture.. now..
    FucKinG culTure…
    FucK culture
    from
    a
    distance..
    is what i do..
    stick my tongue out and more..
    to all the rights that wrong.. mY friEnd..;)

    “Everything that has a beginning has an ending.
    Make your peace with that and all will be well.”

    ~~ Buddha ~~

    Ending is
    beginning
    beginning
    is ending tHeRe is
    no life but life.. thErE iS
    no actual death as life..
    all
    is now
    now is
    aLL.. liVe..:)

    SAdly.. tolerance
    and acceptance doesn’t
    always equal liFe as Happy..
    thaT takes practice.. practice.. practice..
    work
    as
    Practice SeeKinG
    to FinD what works
    more than just eXisting
    in whatever
    now
    comes
    now neXt..now..:)

    “But my dear man, reality is only
    a Rorschach ink-blot, you know.”

    ~~ Alan Watts ~~

    Oh.. the synchronicity..
    juSt wrote
    that
    aGain..
    or waS iT
    again..
    or
    was it
    Again..
    anyWay.. i wRote it..;)

    “And through the spaces of the dark
    Midnight shakes the memory
    As a madman shakes a dead geranium”

    ~~ T.S. Eliot ~~

    Reminds me of the dArkest
    pARt of HeLL.. you kNow the pARts
    that are impossible to put into words..
    in the kitchen.. while
    the wife
    gardens
    mustering
    the courage
    to escape
    mustering
    the empathy
    FOR HER to stay..
    mustering the courage then..
    to escape mustering the courage to stay..
    then after 40 days with no sleep the dentist
    drill inserted directly into my eye and earallover..
    desperation to kill my self as the greatest heaven
    i can imagine then beyond a hell that has no words beyond
    a body doused with gasoline.. a match of heaven then.. anyway
    couldn’t muster the strength to get out of the car to walk up to
    the bridge to jump off.. sister meets me at the bottom.. a miracle
    i suppose
    she found
    me there
    in her
    way
    of intuition..
    i try to escape her
    car again to jump off
    a shallow boardwalk
    to drown the pain anyway
    i can’t.. of course the human
    instinct will not allow that
    when the water is
    only chest
    deep..
    somehow after
    40 days without
    sleep except the first
    35 with a powerful alpha
    blocker to make one hour each night
    of very shallow card board sleep.. logic
    says that won’t work.. Sister then takes me
    for a drive 80 plus miles an hour farther and says
    you wanna kill yourself.. i’ll die too.. crying she can’t
    live without a brother.. but after 40 days of that pain
    that no one but me could see.. i felt if she really loved
    me she would have given me a gun to end it before i bought
    that shotgun that i was too weak to operate too.. i told her no..
    of course i don’t want you to kill yourself but i still could feel no
    emotions.. nothing but pain beyond imagination.. so we got back
    home.. and all i could do was think about getting the keys of her car
    to try again.. and the wife crying said you are gonna leave me aren’t you..
    they respected my wishes not to go to the doctor as i was terrified as i had
    already been in ‘that place’ at age 21 and almost institutionalized for the rest
    of my life.. total potential loss of freedom and control over my future then.. i gave in finally
    and was still looking for anyway to end a pain that no one could see but me.. dreaming
    of jumping off of buildings.. jumping out of cars.. jumping in front of cars every which way
    to die
    away
    from
    life as
    dying was
    the pleasure
    i sought away
    from naked with
    wild dogs eating me
    off the sidewalk of life then..
    for the rest of that 66 months of hell
    i carried a metal chain in the basket of
    my bicycle as i was never sure if i could
    make it the next second in life.. my wife never
    knew about that chain.. and she never knew my
    pain and the truth is no one ever will as i had no
    idea pain like that for a human being could happen
    without someone else doing it to you with a dentist drill
    like that movie i saw with Dustin Hoffman so many years
    ago.. the worst thing i could imagine and the ‘gift’ i would receive for 66 months..
    i wished someone would blow the entire Universe out of existence.. my friend.. to
    end my pain.. the worst of all transgressions against all of existence then.. in wish..
    anyWay
    my friend
    all of that
    pain did magicAlly
    disappear on the weekend
    of July 22nd.. 2013.. the chain
    went away and i could confess
    that to my wife as there was NO
    DOUBT IN MY MIND i would ever go
    to that place again.. THERE CAN BE
    NO DOUBT MY FRIEND.. as life is worth
    it
    when
    L I F E..
    i have
    deep roots
    my friend deeper
    than the deepest deep..
    Faith like i have comes from
    a real FIRE OF HELL.. anyWay..
    just in case ANYONE forgets that i can FEEL tHeir pain…;)

    “As long as anyone believes that his ideal and purpose is outside him,
    that it is above the clouds, in the past or in the future,
    he will go outside himself and seek fulfillment where it cannot be found.
    He will look for solutions and answers at every point
    except where they can be found
    –in himself.”

    ~~ Erich Frohm ~~

    WiLL
    FiRed
    by hell my friEnd..
    my greaTest friEnd HeLL..:)

    “Some people never find it
    Some only pretend, but me
    I just want to live happily ever after
    Every now and then”

    ~~ Jimmy Buffet ~~

    Sure this makes
    all of that other thing
    wortH iT now.. liGht coMes
    From dARk iT reALLy CAN WiTh WiLL..:)

    “Become what you are.”

    ~~ Buddha ~~

    i AM

    “You’re at the end of the road again.”

    ~~ Subtle Bee ~~

    NoW
    i AM..:)

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