Palliative measures, stat….

Ffolkes,

“Integrity has no need for rules.”

~~ Albert Camus ~~

casual beauty

Weed in bloom….

Hajime…. As noted in yesterday’s post, a battle rages at my house. There have been casualties, on both sides, with no clear victory. For the nonce, a truce has been negotiated, which we hope will last long enough to post this mess, before once again taking up our shields, to re-enter the fray. It’s a tough assignment I’ve assumed, but, nobody else can, or will do it. So, whatever happens here, and now, is what it is, & it will have to do. Hence, the title for today’s effort, which has more to do with reality than we generally allow, or prefer. As noted, it is what it is.

Further, that’s all it is. And, that’s all this is, which, as you see, is done. Well, the intro part, anyway. I’m using my temporary powers to move this along, before I give in to the temptation to try to actually write something memorable. In fact, I’m usurping all routine measures, & going straight to the executive scissors method, which is ugly, but, it’s fast, and leaves no traces. None we’ve been able to find anyway. For now, look over there, & you’ll see it working. Watch close, or you’ll miss it….

Shall we Pearl?

“Reality is a cliche from which we escape by metaphor.”

~~ Wallace Stevens ~~

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I used this collection a few days ago, and liked it so well, I’m using it again. If you listen all the way through, you’ll end up hearing music from most of the movies with which you grew up…. It’s all in there, ffolkes. Enjoy….

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Classical Music

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Platitudes for Attitudes

Platitudes shake us, attitudes break us.
Life can be a real pain, y’know?
Still, if we don’t fight where it takes us,
it’s a pretty straight row to hoe..

A lot of what we see and hear
isn’t always in the best of taste.
Life at large can be one long frisson of fear.
Making an effort often seems a huge waste.

Pundits, dogma dogs, myrmidons, oligarchs & pimps;
assholes and predators every one.
Twisted, sick, anti-humans; anomalous, ignorant wimps.
Logic says, every time, lobotomize ’em, & be done.

Illusions, delusions, confusions, a dedicated data dump,
bilious, divisive, spicy with hatred and fears.
Inflation, immigration, promises from the clownish Trump
Leaving even our basest survival heavy with tears.

Ancient sages left signs on the path to peace,
for those with wit to see.
No need for undue effort, no quest for golden fleece.
All we ever need to do, is be.

~~ gigoid ~~

8/29/2015

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Naked Pearls

A different path to the same place….

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“This is now. Later is later.”

~~ Subtle Bee ~~

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“Every beginning is a consequence.
Every beginning ends something.”

~~ Paul Valery, French poet ~~

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“We are all born mad. some remain so.”

~~ Samuel Beckett ~~

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“As great scientists have said
and as all children know,
it is above all by the imagination
that we achieve perception,
and compassion,
and hope.”

~~ Ursula K. LeGuin ~~

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“I’m not confused, just well mixed.”

~~ Robert Frost ~~

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“Morality is moral only if it is voluntary.”

~~ Lincoln Steffens ~~

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“To laugh often and love much,
to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give of oneself;
to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sing with exultation;
to know even one life has breathed easier:
this is to have succeeded.”

~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

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Our introductory section today ended rather abruptly, for which I will not apologize. I shouldn’t need to, as, look where it got us. We are here, at the end, where we intended to be, without losing any passengers, or any essential pieces. That is good enough for me; it will have to be for the rest of y’all, for, that’s it. That’s all. We’re done, so, you can leave now, with our standard caveat, to watch out in the morning, so none of the usual splash heralding our arrival gets on your clothing. It’s been known to cause holes in the very fabric of reality….

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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One thought on “Palliative measures, stat….

  1. Good morning gigoid as we say
    good bye to a year wHere now
    almost as cliche the Cubs
    did the impossible..
    a Billionaire
    became
    champion
    to the white poor
    in Towers of Gold..
    and yes.. the hotTesT
    year on record as hell
    freezes over for 2017..
    i’M gonna mostly ignore
    the insanity of minion more
    as mundane as you say too..
    and continue to ride the wave
    of bliss for no otHeR reaSon butt
    the reaLiTY thAt i do WiLL
    FeeL and SeNsE
    A Bliss of
    heaVen
    alWays noW
    as the water swims
    me.. the air flies me and
    thE GRaiNs of sand sAMe
    as God hOld a Chalice oF
    Love.. Fearless and smART
    overFlowing as
    LiGhT
    briGhter
    than yesternow
    now.. anyWay.. beats
    Apricot coloRed sKin and oRanGe
    hAiR.. i’LL go aLL Naked Tanned all natural
    greying soMe and juST FucKinG rIDe the WaVe..of 2017
    BrinG oN tHe dARk i’LL tELL iT buy you’RE own Trump GOld..dArk..;)

    “Integrity has no need for rules.”

    ~~ Albert Camus ~~

    True.. iN relatively sMaLL
    LiVinG cooperative almost
    naked groups of human beings
    and or Bonobos hmm.. ’bout
    150 to 200 or so lesS anD
    Integrity
    rules
    Cooperation
    and mutual aLL
    pleaSure for survival too..
    BuilD it up much more than
    that and yA get letter rules as aLL oF hiStory
    sHowS iN Patriarchal Hairless Ground Ape way..
    i’M sTiLL furry.. perHaps thaT STiLL giVes me soMe AdVantAge..;)

    “Reality is a cliche from which we escape by metaphor.”

    ~~ Wallace Stevens ~~

    Sure.. Art..
    DancE.. SonG
    And PoeTry and eTc..
    All metaphors for moRE
    Than mundane.. exceLLent
    houSinGs/VEhicles/VessELs for
    Ape EsCape LiVing iN iNsanELy
    large
    populations
    densely packed i
    N LIVinG Conditions..
    particularly.. when
    folks end up
    avoiding
    each
    otHeR AlltoGETher
    as the social fuel is used up..
    And yA play guitar iN dArk and dreAM
    aBout a nakED dance under moonlit skies..
    sure.. clothes will work too.. under drums
    oF Dance Hall liGht.. toGeTheR.. aGaiN..:)

    “This is now. Later is later.”

    ~~ Subtle Bee ~~
    lATer
    nowK
    as
    Know..:)

    “Every beginning is a consequence.
    Every beginning ends something.”

    ~~ Paul Valery, French poet ~~

    Every end IS A consequence
    Every mean IS A consequence
    Every consequence
    iS
    MeANow..
    i’LL taKe A
    pUrr wiTh thaT sTir..;)

    “We are all born mad. some remain so.”

    ~~ Samuel Beckett ~~

    Oh God..
    so iroNic
    to bE haPPy MadE..;)

    “As great scientists have said
    and as all children know,
    it is above all by the imagination
    that we achieve perception,
    and compassion,
    and hope.”

    ~~ Ursula K. LeGuin ~~

    And perHaps noW2
    that has something
    to do with why so
    many of
    Leo
    Kanner’s
    Psychiatrist
    Friend’s children
    growing up
    WiTH
    autism..
    Childhood counts.. Environment CouNts..
    Most in Human Development..
    And without a garDen wateRing
    comPasSion and hoPe And
    otHeR tOuchy FeeLY
    Pro-Social
    EmoTiOns.
    yA get
    the Refrigerator
    cOld as science finALLy
    backs uP Kanner’s initial findings now..
    hard to agree behind a screen.. a lab now
    or a book.. but never the less flesh and blood..RuLeS..;)

    “I’m not confused, just well mixed.”

    ~~ Robert Frost ~~

    And sure..
    reason
    has
    its
    place
    behind
    screams of rules too..;)

    “Morality is moral only if it is voluntary.”

    ~~ Lincoln Steffens ~~

    Surely a common ancestor
    sharing much of our DNA
    as rats and yes..
    John B. Calhoun’s
    Utopia experiment
    on well fed rats living
    in increasingly densely
    packed populations
    says something
    for the
    necessity
    of rules if one
    is going to do
    living otherwise
    noW insanely Now
    iN packed lemMiNg
    cans of humans.. too..
    reAlly,, at the end of the day
    surviving is the moraLiTy that counts..
    Thriving is the luxury of LiVinG iN Balance
    with what works.. harming no others now…
    i am totAlly
    free therefore
    all the rules work for me..
    not everyone but yes for me..
    so in other wordS it’s all relative.
    as
    usual.. it’s
    Joy for soMe
    And sucks for oTheRs..
    And sOme folks do sEEm
    to eNjoy sucks more than joy..;)

    “To laugh often and love much,
    to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
    to earn the appreciation of honest critics
    and endure the betrayal of false friends;
    to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give of oneself;
    to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child,
    a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
    to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sing with exultation;
    to know even one life has breathed easier:
    this is to have succeeded.”

    ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

    And not unlike the
    ‘Dead Poet’s Society’
    theMe and MeMe..
    MetaPhoRse..
    ArT
    iS
    LiFE..
    MuNdane
    MiNioNs
    can rule
    tHeir TrUmp..
    iF tHey WiLL oF Course…
    Oh God.. onLY
    iF ‘Mr. Ed’
    WiLL
    comE
    bacK..
    wiTh soMe Force sEnse..;)

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