Sipping the bright tan plastic….

Ffolkes,

“There will come a time when you think everything is finished.
That will be the beginning.”

~~ Louis L’Amour ~~

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La Montaña del Diablo….

Hajime…. Some folks, (as opposed to ffolkes….), might see this blog, & think the creation of what they see isn’t particularly difficult to come up with each day. They are, as you might imagine, living in a dream world, of their own making; it certainly has no relation to the reality I face every morning, when I sit down, coffee at hand, but, without anything resembling coherent thought, or for that matter, a reasonable degree of sanity, making its presence known anywhere inside my head. Generally, what is happening there has a stronger likeness to chaotic confusion. The ffolkes who consistently patronize the Daily Mess we call Pearls of Virtual Wisdom are quite aware of this, having witnessed it any number of times. They know better, having explored Reality with us numerous times, and know just how slippery is that slope at this time of day.

However, to demonstrate any awareness of the type of reader who may stumble upon our efforts is tacky, not to mention fraught with ambiguity so great, it sweats bullets. It also tends to cause a ripple in the narrative we so carefully construct; it’s hard to merge the concept of insane prattle with the sort of prose the reading public expects. Plus, it doesn’t do to allow any awareness of such distinctions into the thought process needed to create worthwhile literature; they can affect the outcome outrageously, turning it away from snarky wit to pedantic whining. Go figure….

Thus, we’ll take another path, one I’ve discovered works quite well to distract both the regular readers who drop in, and those who may be less familiar with the relative lack of structure so prevalent in our daily ramblings. It’s not particularly complex; hell, it’s damn simple, if you’re watching closely. It is also, however, quite tricky to pull off, as the timing is critical. So critical, there are times it sneaks up on ME, like today, when all I have left to do is this….

Shall we Pearl?

“Fear teaches us in the most graphic terms just what it is we value.”

~~ Limon ~~

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Go figure, eh? As I did not relate above, distracting myself with literary tricks, I am late getting started, which always tends to put me in a place I don’t particularly enjoy, where guilt jostles the elbow of panic, all because of my damned sense of duty to self. Music such as this will usually sort me out, so, that’s why it is my default choice. I’m old, I’m grumpy, and I don’t like having to deal with either of those states. Let’s see if the choice today will fill the bill…. I’ll go with the man considered both the father of modern classical guitar, and, by many, the best to ever play it…. Andres Segovia….

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Classical Guitar Music
Dedication ~ Andrès Segovia

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Savory

Blown across steppes of imagination, a spore
finds a niche, takes root,
tries to live longer than now, before
chaos/peace descends, and desire is moot.

Feathered into fecundity, another possibility
builds a nest, hatches kin,
aims at immortality, sans responsibility,
chance manifests, as it does, again.

Leading toward peril, entropy saves creativity,
making tools, and lazy time;
solid signs imply such simple nativity,
as another snitch drops his dime.

Subtle compassion billows, passion to unfold,
covering hearts bloodied by time,
burning flesh made valid, unwaveringly bold,
turning love to brilliant rhyme.

Years weigh lightly, supported by youth,
gaining weight with each year,
only the old men know the actual truth,
peace comes only when we lose our fear.

~~ gigoid ~~

4/9/2013

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Naked Pearls

Points to ponder….

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“He took his vorpal sword in hand
Long time the manxom foe he sought
Till rested he by the tumtum tree
And stood awhile in thought”

~~ “Jabberwocky”, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) ~~

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“Patience, and shuffle the cards.”

~~ Miguel de Cervantes ~~

~~ Don Quixote, Part ii, Book iii, Chap. xxiii ~~

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“Without fear there would be no courage.”

~~ Robert Puller ~~

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“Man is not the creature of circumstances.
Circumstances are the creatures of men.”

~~ Benjamin Disraeli (Earl Beaconsfield)~~

~~ Vivian Grey, Book vi, Chap. vii ~~

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“It is only when we forget all our learning that we being to know.”

~~ Henry David Thoreau ~~

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“It is the ability to choose which makes us human.”

~~ Madeleine L’Engle (Walking on Water) ~~

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“So what else is new?”

~~ Walter Cronkite ~~

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I’ve done it, haven’t I? I’ve finished another Pearl, just in time to keep myself from falling into the abyss, which abides, ever near, calling me in a siren’s voice, to join the demons who wait for me there…. But, that’s a story for another day; today, I’m free, to find my inner balance out in the real world, away from the darkness which dogs my existence when I stay too long in my mind. Clearly, I will be back tomorrow; I have a feeling I’ll need to do this again, to keep the demons chained…. It’s not a threat; it’s just the way it is…. See y’all then, 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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7 thoughts on “Sipping the bright tan plastic….

  1. Lewis, Benjamin and Madeleine… just yes.

    I may challenge your chauvinism because I can. See, the stride for immortality often is the cause of the burn, in at least two of three immediately possible connotations. The validity proper is dousing the flame. Ejaculate is largely inflammable, especially when properly aimed.

    Bright blessings with your giggles.
    Xxx

  2. Segovia! The perfect music for me today….thanx. Interesting pearls…FEAR….something that has gripped the populace for 10 years…..”It is the mind killer”….and I refuse to succumb. Having a good Sunday…will return later….chuq

    • Glad you enjoyed today’s mess, amigo. I thought of you when I picked Andrès for today….

      Yep, fear is our Achilles Heel, for sure; if people ever figure out how it’s handled, things can actually change… Sadly, fat chance o’that…

      You have a good one, too; I’ll be by later…

      gigoid

  3. sMiLes gigoid.. enjoying
    an actual typical close
    to Winter
    and
    Solstice
    Day with temperatures
    of high near 40 instead
    of what has been 70 to 80
    in historically hottest 2016
    Global year of heat.. hmm..
    i can handle the heat and the cold
    but sadly not at all can and that presents
    a problem along with low lying areas and
    high lying politicians same.. greaTesT pressing
    problem along with Escalator coming noW iN ChiEf..
    iF only
    it were
    a movie
    it would be
    a ridiculous laugh
    but this shit is as
    real as fleeced sheep
    who vote naked lone
    in their own sheep stuff
    to put it lightly as fluff and SS can come
    war world three species extinction double
    priced smart phones and folks who would
    love to grab cats that turn their noses up at litter box
    stink stank Grinch
    stunk
    now
    as grimm
    tales come true..
    anyway back to
    dive for pearls and
    oThEr stuff too.. hehe..;)

    “There will come a time when you think everything is finished.
    That will be the beginning.”

    ~~ Louis L’Amour ~~

    Yep.. tHeiR is alWays
    A poTenTiaL of Intelligent
    And Loving liFE on oThEr plaNets.. too..
    @leASt as..
    i’m alWays
    amused to see
    movies like Star
    Wars based on war
    like they would have
    ever got off tHeir own
    planet without
    destroying
    so-called
    apex predators tHerE/Theirs
    would definitely have to be
    anotHEr hiGher evolved
    Loving species than
    what we prove
    ourselves
    overall
    as
    cultural
    by product
    STUFF hUmans
    all virus aS Sucks..;)

    “Fear teaches us in the most graphic terms just what it is we value.”

    ~~ Limon ~~

    Valuing iT aLL
    makes
    fearless
    iSreal @leASt iN paRt..;)

    BrowSing through the Gander Store
    yesterday the super store for gLocks and
    every other gun imaginable i could imagine
    myself as
    a tiny
    woman
    in a bar
    parKing
    lot needing one
    of those weapons
    as an equalizer of
    course.. lots of
    middle
    aged
    financially
    independent
    law enforcement
    looking dude privilege
    i have based on the genetic
    potential gifted by a Father
    surviving law enforcement for
    46 years with his dad literally
    as dining partner with Einstein
    in the social circles
    of the socialist
    party in
    the 20th
    century as
    such then.. iN
    New York.. N Y..
    my father spotting
    the girl voted to have
    the best figure in high school..
    hour glass figure destined for
    big headed children.. yes.. like my
    father too.. fulfilling that potential
    was the hardest pARt.. seeing that
    poTenTial and finding out why i did not
    achieve it much earlier was both the hardest
    and most fun pARt.. as latent poTenTial can
    last for decades in Epigenetic way.. and spring
    to life as humans in cocoons can do too.. in other
    words fear is an issue that is both innate and environmentally
    produced.. easier lost in hopes that what it takes to be Bond cool
    like
    my
    daddy
    who never
    sweat a brow
    that i saw at least
    and rarely ever lost
    his cool cigarette poised
    in fingers of never ending steady..
    let’s put it this way.. i’M Good friEnds
    WiTh my
    Shadow
    sELf noW..;)

    “He took his vorpal sword in hand
    Long time the manxom foe he sought
    Till rested he by the tumtum tree
    And stood awhile in thought”

    ~~ “Jabberwocky”, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) ~~

    Alice and Wonderland
    and human language
    in general.. even in most
    Traditional Queen Victoria
    Style form
    is sTiLL
    an
    iNk Blot
    test as leASt
    and most for
    humans
    who
    naturAlly
    colors in the lines
    from experience ‘fore..:)

    “Patience, and shuffle the cards.”

    ~~ Miguel de Cervantes ~~

    ~~ Don Quixote, Part ii, Book iii, Chap. xxiii ~~

    And iF it’s
    Tarot.. the iNK
    BloT even means more
    as the more complex
    the picture
    the
    more
    likely
    to paint more
    colors between
    Lines and iMages sAMe..:)

    And interestingly as science
    sHows a certain percentage
    of folks on the Autism Spectrum
    and the Schizophrenia Spectrum
    cannot do this
    as tested
    by
    optical
    illusions wHeRe
    the mind does
    not fill
    in
    the blanks..
    of past and future..
    and that my friEnd is
    most often a deficit of
    EmoTioNal INtelligence
    too.. wHere basic cognitive
    executive functioning does
    not work well without the
    memory glue of EmotioNs well
    experienced as well as expressed..:)

    And interestingly enough they suffer
    more for this in percentages of suicides
    than folks with severe
    functional
    disabilities
    with Standard
    IQ and EMoTions
    STiLL in
    FuLL
    plAy of
    Humanity’s Food
    and Drink of LiFE..:)

    “Man is not the creature of circumstances.
    Circumstances are the creatures of men.”

    ~~ Benjamin Disraeli (Earl Beaconsfield)~~

    Yes.. humans make their own environments
    and their children are born into those environments
    and those environment become more complex as
    added to more by the next children of children
    born until next thing
    yA kNow
    yA
    forget
    how to even
    live as innate
    instinct and
    intuition
    could
    teach each
    other in yes.. relatively
    small naked groups like
    Bonobos do.. without becoming
    pre-made tools from ancestors
    directing and producing yA pLay oF LiFe now..:)

    “It is only when we forget all our learning that we being to know.”

    ~~ Henry David Thoreau ~~

    Thanks for
    the assist
    Mr.
    Thoreau..
    wRite oN baby..;)

    “It is the ability to choose which makes us human.”

    ~~ Madeleine L’Engle (Walking on Water) ~~

    And the loss
    of all natural
    innate.. instinctual
    and intuitive WiLL
    thaT makes
    us
    tools..
    for sale fools..;)

    “So what else is new?”

    ~~ Walter Cronkite ~~

    Everything under the
    Sun except for
    those
    stuck
    in
    ugh..
    windowless
    buildings.. cogs
    in machines F88KinG
    priSon stAnding iNfinity
    double alWays noW sLaVe..;)

    Now to neXt..;)

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