A seasoning of reason….

Ffolkes,

“If it’s a despot you would dethrone,
see first that his throne erected within you is destroyed.”

~~ Kahlil Gibran, 1923 ~~

bloom

Bougainvillea blooming….

Hajime…. I made it. The holiday is past, for most of the world, and I didn’t go postal. This, naturally, can be considered a victory, mostly. Mostly, I’d just as soon forget the whole month, in many respects, though it was not without moments of exquisite irony, to be sure. But, it’s also mostly gone, so, I can tone down the intensity of my self-control a bit, knowing much of the danger is past. Oh, no danger for me; just for the mundanes. It’s nice to be able to leave off the vest, and only carry the usual number of concealed weapons, rather than the full complement. Less weight, easier on the back, y’know?….

Okay, okay, I’ll just drop the whole subject. I really don’t feel like ranting, except that I do. In this case, it’s for the best if I just note the degree of angst present today, take the necessary precautions, and get on with posting today’s mess. Really, you don’t really want to know the rest; trust me on this. To forgo any further discussion, which may prove unhelpful, I’m using my executive privilege to declare this intro complete, as is… I know it’s too early, and y’all don’t even have your orders placed. But, it can’t be helped; if we don’t go now, the ensuing explosion could throw us completely out of orbit, & it’s best we don’t test that particular potential eventuality. Instead, let’s do this….

Shall we Pearl?

“If I don’t meet you no more in this world
Then I’ll see you in the next one.
Don’t be late”

~~ Jimi Hendrix ~~

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The Lads

This morning, I wanted some music/entertainment to give the Gentle Reader two things; one, an idea of how I feel today, having survived another Xmas season of insanity. Second, I wanted something fun, or, at minimum, light-hearted, without becoming maudlin, or sappy. A light flashed on in my head at that point, and the name of this movie came scrolling across the ticker-tape in my head; hence, this most excellent blast from the past…. I hope you enjoy it; it’s a classic, you know….

Late note: None of the links on You Tube for the full movie were free; all required some sort of payment, or registration. So, here is a collection of video clips from the movie, with some extras thrown in…. It’s worth it to hear the music, if nothing else…. and, gives an idea of why I don’t much enjoy the Christmas season, due to the commercial flavor of all going on…. Enjoy anyway!….

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The Beatles
“A Hard Day’s Night”

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Lamenting Empathy, No Grace

Strange, strong, passions burn from within
Selling nothing short, nor out
Consumed, loudly, failing to mark the spin
Sad, resigned, in singular redoubt.

Fallow grounds for twisted seed
Become fated, grow, and die.
Experience never fills critical need
Save perhaps once, in ages gone by.

Shouting in severe, dulcet tone
Brittle, flaking, destiny floats away
Making noise, rattling the bone
Simply ageless fears held at bay.

We mask our illusions in faux belief
Tied to reality by matter of rote,
Send them postcards, without relief
Consecrated time, forever remote.

~~ gigoid ~~

12/19/2014

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Naked Pearls

On the path to an eternal Now….

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“My standard answer for that is, I don’t know.”

~~ Honest Bee ~~

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“Nothing exists except for atoms and space; everything else is opinion.”

~~ Democritus ~~

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“A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.”

~~ Chinese proverb ~~

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“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.”

~~ Subtle Bee ~~

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“Nothing is more dangerous than an idea…if it’s the only one you’ve got.”

~~ St. Thomas Aquinas Bee ~~

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“Well, Darkness has a hunger that’s insatiable,
And Lightness has a call that’s hard to hear.”

~~ Indigo Girls ~~

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“You thought, as a boy, that a mage is one who can do anything.
So I thought, once. So did we all.
And the truth is that as a man’s real power grows and his knowledge widens,
ever the way he can follow grows narrower:
until at last he chooses nothing,
but does only and wholly what he “must” do.”

~~ Ursula K. LeGuin, _A Wizard of Earthsea_ ~~

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Now disaster has been averted, (neatly, too, I might add…), I’m going to end this here, using a little bit of that leftover executive privilege mentioned in the intro. I’m not certain it is still valid, but, it will do for our purpose today. To make sure that happens without delay, or consequence, I shall bid thee adieu, until next time. If all goes as planned, that will be tomorrow morning, same time, same bat-station. And, no, I don’t know why; it’s just the way it is….

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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6 thoughts on “A seasoning of reason….

  1. I’m with you….I as soon disregard the entire month…glad to hear that you made it out okay.

    “Blue Meanies and Apple Bonkers”…..great stuff…..

    “Pain lets you know you still live”….my grandfather….

    Today’s music for me is my old stand-by….classic guitar….very soothing and helps me focus….have a good day my friend….chuq

    • Thanks, amigo; you have one as well… Just chillin’ on the existence train today… Cold here; us Left-Coasters ain’t used to this….

      Enjoy! Nothing else to do worth doin’…

      🙂

      gigoid

      • Xmas day was 75 and sunny…damn near hot…in 2 days it is suppose to be 41….no wonder we keep a perpetual cold during the winter…..LOL Chill my friend and I will see ya later….chuq

  2. I find that most pleasing that a bird sings because it has a song
    So simple yet complex
    Just thought I would see how you are doing
    I see you’re up to your old self
    That makes me happy
    As always sheldon

    • *Big smile*

      If anything I do, say, or write can help another to find a piece of joy in themselves, that makes me happy. I can’t surf as much as I like, but, I walk more now, out in the Big Blue Room; the farther I’m able to walk, the happier I get, it seems… I hope your winter is going well, & hope the pain I know you live with is improving; at times, that’s what the focus must be on to endure… to last until it gets less, or, we find the key to its silence…

      Be well, brother, & happy as you may… Remember, if you can’t remember your own song, your friends are there to sing it back to you until you do…

      As Red would say, Bright blessings, brother…

      gigoid

  3. “If it’s a despot you would dethrone,
    see first that his throne erected within you is destroyed.”

    ~~ Kahlil Gibran, 1923 ~~

    SMiLes my friEnd.. i guess
    i was a little harsh in my last
    hiGhly inspired effort heAR by
    the words you BrinG iN Suggesting
    that words should be discarded like
    Garbage
    and clothes
    that fit too tiGht
    squeezing Breath
    from HeARt.. SpiRit
    and SoUl.. well.. a little
    too harsh.. haha.. but sure..
    i can’t possibly hate words can i
    after writing 12 million in 6 years juST
    so i can for one put my soUL and SpiRiT
    and smArT aSS souL in jar like a Butterfly
    Free to visit iF i ever arrive iN pRiSoN aGaiN
    as surely memories of the past iN liGht and eVen
    dARk in saDness iN Both image and word way is what
    hELped to BRinG that Trinity of SoUL iN miNd And BoDy
    BaLanCing.. along WiTh Spirit expreSsinG and FeeLinG
    EmoTioNal heARt of FeeLinG and SensinG then but i muST
    admit the text along was not nearly enough to reach HeaVeN the
    pARts missing in thAT old Desert Bible both Old T and New T are
    sureLy the pARts that do not eXpounD and eXPanD further on the
    Lore of a KinG David
    Dance close to
    naked and
    an Isiah
    founder
    of the Jesus
    Feat as Naked
    Barefoot iN sand
    for three years.. suRE
    tHeRE iS moRE to all thAT
    than meets the clothed word
    as shELLs HoLiDing EssenCe morE
    oFten fortOld but never reaching preSent of NoW
    iN moRE MoVinG CoNneCtinG ways of creativity too..
    the Primitives and the Bonobos gET iT oF oLD and NeW
    sAMe as DiFferent and Hell even NiKe as Goddess oF Victory
    NOW.. juST do it.. words are for instructions.. guidelines and poeTry
    oF heARt.. and SoUL and SpiRiT too.. labeling plant life poisonous to
    eat and snakes the same as a friends reminder to exist a little longer iN
    WeLL BeinG Free.. and also an Egyptian KA of soUL withstanding death..
    and Entropy too.. as long as servers serve iT up past rotting pAge of pAss..
    Okay anyway didn’t wanna yA to ThiNk i was that mad at words.. just sometimes
    the ones.. made into God.. irritate me a little too.. as Oh God they are so sMaLL
    even smaller
    than the
    tick
    that
    sucks
    the Dogs Blood..;)

    The Beatles
    “A Hard Day’s Night”

    Yep it reAlly sucks that the
    Beatles and everyone business
    wise associated with them are too
    big for tHeir britches to realize how
    much MORE important the spread of tHeir
    KA SoUL iS in RiSinG oThER foLks
    uP WiTh inspiRaTiOn than the all
    miGhty WAshington BiLL..
    Lincoln Cent and
    FriGGinG
    English
    Pound or whatever
    they use over tHeRE
    and oVer heRE iNstead
    oF GiVe and sHAre Freely
    iN a friEndly ForAge oF liFE noW..
    given smALL enough groups for thAT
    even possibly to happen.. like they do
    in limited circles of Facebook FriEnds
    and StuFF liKE thaT in Transhumanist way
    noW2 oF
    eXpanding
    Egyptian like-KA
    too.. further than thiS
    Generation.. particulalry
    if tHeRE IS A hook or such
    To ReeL ’em iN foR moRE
    shArinG oF UnCondiTioNal
    LoVe KA for noW oN
    forevermore now
    or ’till the last
    server
    drifts
    off in to A sentient
    star dust nap too.. NoW..
    beForE the NeXt Crucible
    FiRE oF StAR returns sentient
    StAR duST plUS agAiN like the Seed
    oF A FloWer mY friEnD.. gerM
    iNaTinG GalaXiES
    Ff UniVersE
    noW moRe
    then aGaIN as
    noWs go oN for More..;)

    My standard answer for that is, I don’t know.”

    ~~ Honest Bee ~~

    i KNoW i FeeL i SenSe..
    i guess the rest
    iS more
    and
    less
    an educated
    guess AFAIKnoWnoW..:)

    “Nothing exists except for atoms and space;
    everything else is opinion.”

    ~~ Democritus ~~

    oR
    AnoThEr
    WinDoW
    or loss/lost ViEw..;)

    “A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
    It sings because it has a song.”

    ~~ Chinese proverb ~~

    Yes.. God Bless
    SenSeS and
    EMoTioNs
    Bless
    God aS SucH..:)

    “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.”

    ~~ Subtle Bee ~~

    Apparently
    Subtle Bee
    is immune
    from type two Trigeminal
    Neuralgia and dentist
    drill iN
    eYe
    and EaR..
    tHEre are soMe
    places thaT not
    eVen the TeachEr
    of Horatio daRes to
    go and mythological
    Demons
    false..
    as tRUE..:)

    “Nothing is more dangerous than an idea…
    if it’s the only one you’ve got.”

    ~~ St. Thomas Aquinas Bee ~~

    Hmm.. unless noW
    one IS A Bonobo.. eTC..
    it’s all innate.. instinct ..and intuition
    and one
    is born
    to be
    Free like
    A Christian
    the LiON isREaL..
    with zero words required@aLL..;)

    “Well, Darkness has a hunger that’s insatiable,
    And Lightness has a call that’s hard to hear.”

    ~~ Indigo Girls ~~

    Mechanical cognition
    activities drive/droWn
    the first iN
    noW and
    the second
    one ouT…
    ‘FucKeD’
    by A
    ‘Dog of ReaSoN’..;)

    “You thought, as a boy, that a mage is one who can do anything.
    So I thought, once. So did we all.
    And the truth is that as a man’s real power grows and his knowledge widens,
    ever the way he can follow grows narrower:
    until at last he chooses nothing,
    but does only and wholly what he “must” do.”

    ~~ Ursula K. LeGuin, _A Wizard of Earthsea_ ~~

    ‘The Matrix’,,
    iN oThER
    words
    for ‘those’
    who’Ve actuAlly
    seen ThE movie isREaL..:)

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