Reality: the bastardized version….

Ffolkes,

“People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.”

~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

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Willows, weeping….

Hajime…. I’ve been plowing my way through Aldous Huxley’s essay on The Doors of Perception, a personal exploration of his experiences in taking mescaline during the initial phases of research into its psychic properties, i.e., how it affected the human mind. Extremely interesting discussion, for sure, one which has helped me during my own battles on the mental battlefield we humans often encounter in our own minds (my own battles are the result of 11 plus years of working in a job where violence was a daily risk; that’s a story for another time….). Though the details of his inward journey differ from my own experiences, his observations have assisted me to come closer to a better understanding of my own reactions.

During one of the battles yesterday, to gain some breathing room, I read from the essay, where Huxley’s words stimulated a train of thought regarding our perceptions, leading to a strong confirmation of what I have always known regarding reality, to wit: the universe in which we live exists in a state of duality, which is echoed in our own ability to perceive its qualities. All our senses of perception are predicated on this duality; we see due to the presence or absence of light; we hear due to the presence or absence of sound waves. The same is true for them all; touch, taste, smell, all depend on the duality of existence, which we observe because of that very duality. Naturally, this has implications for our ability to perceive, as well as our ability to act on what we perceive.

To go further along this line of thought is, without doubt, a long and complex exploration, one ill-suited to the intro section of an otherwise innocent blog post. Probably, I shouldn’t have even begun the discussion, knowing full well it wouldn’t receive the treatment, or the resolution required for full understanding. But, that’s okay. What I’ve already stated should provide y’all with enough to think about, and, perhaps, come to some conclusions of your own, which you may share, or not, as suits you. For me, it’s enough to have brought it forth; dropping it on you like this, there’s no guilt for having strained anyone’s synapses so early in the day. Perhaps, it will help you as much as it does me, to distract me from the issues so persistently part of my reality long enough to re-enter the fray with a fresh mind, and new methods of coping.

All that being said, to the usual little purpose, other than to move us along in the process, we’ll move along. It’s done so quite well, you’ll note; here we are, with going on four paragraphs of reasonably interesting blather, patently enough to pronounce as sufficient unto the day. I’ll cease & desist this exploration, which, if continued, could end up as a massive philosophical discussion of the different levels of reality we all know & love so well. Instead, we’ll be grateful, for having smoothly begun what might otherwise been another chaotic example of the power of entropy, which is always enjoyed far too much by Murphy for my taste.

Now I’ve made the obligatory reference to the powers of chaos, which obliquely provides us with proof of our own innocence, we can move on, to the rest of today’s mess, which you’ll find in its usual place as you scroll down the page. I hope you enjoy it; I worked on it for, literally, minutes & minutes. (What? You expected some marathon effort? Get real; it’s just a blog….) Let’s take this opportunity, which is rushing upon us very quickly, to get on with it. That, of course, looks like this….

Shall we Pearl?

“Do not be afraid of enemies; the worst they can do is to kill you.
Do not be afraid of friends; the worst they can do is betray you.
Be afraid of the indifferent; they do not kill or betray.
Yet only because of their silent agreement,
betrayal and murder exist on earth.”

~~ Bruno Yasienski, contemporary Soviet novelist ~~

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Image from guitarplayer.com via Google Images

What can I say? I just feel like listening to some hot, rockin’ blues. Nobody does it better than Stevie did…. The picture above is from his MTV Unplugged show, but, the music is from Montreux in 1985…. Enjoy!….

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Stevie Ray Vaughan
Live at Montreux 1985

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Comedy_Tragedy

Accentuated Lessons

Bold statements of calculated intent
Become common rule of the malcontent.
Avarice assumes such attractive wear
Beguiling deception, illusory and fair.

Grasping and pulling with ghostly hands
Legally proper in all the signatory lands.
Seeking and finding each vulnerable soul
Anguish as payment for exacting the toll.

Wraiths of commerce’s invisible dead guards
Still haunt the dreams left in sad empty yards.
While absentee nobles sit in stiffly elegant splendor
Served by sad-faced detainees in abject surrender.

Escape from reality is illusory at best
Often we falter and fail its daily test.
Only when focused on inner strength
Does peace stay with us for any length.

Peace lies within, always…..

~~ gigoid ~~

9/27/2012

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Naked Pearls

Notes on Process & Program

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“No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made.
Destiny is made known silently.”

~~ Agnes De Mille ~~

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“Nothing endures but change.”

~~ Heraclitus ~~

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“Je plie et ne romrs pas.”
(I bend and do not break.)

~~ Jean de la Fontaine ~~

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“Walking makes the world much bigger
and therefore more interesting.”

~~ Edward Abbey ~~

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“A wise man first determines what is within his control;
all else is then irrelevant.”

~~ Epictetus ~~

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“Don’t look for the right person; be the right person.”

~~ Will Limon ~~

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“I postpone death
by living,
by suffering,
by error,
by risking,
by giving,
by losing.”

~~ Anais Nin ~~

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It probably comes as no surprise to anyone but me, but, hey! We’re done. Not unexpectedly, to be sure; I did take an extra day to get this done. Nonetheless, it’s done, and glad to be so. Me, too. Y’all will have to make your own decision on that. To assist you in doing so in a timely fashion, I’m outta here, for the nonce (which just means until tomorrow…). Y’ll take it easy. Or, hard, or however it may come; just take, & enjoy it, whatever it may be. It is, after all, better than the alternative, for most of us. See ya, ffolkes; I’m gonna go play with fire…

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

dozer3

À bientôt, mon cherí….

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3 thoughts on “Reality: the bastardized version….

  1. Doors was an excellent read…Stevie was a dynamo on guitar….when I read clarity I read my well worn copy of “Commonsense”…helps me get my thoughts in order….weather sucks here…raining and temps dropping like a rock…so I will be reading lots today….see ya later….chuq

    • Thanks; glad it hit a spot… Stay warm & dry, bro; it’s finally clear here, so, I’ll be going out into it, to replenish my vitamin D and improve my social skills… which will work as long as I don’t have to kill anyone… *grin & wink*

      I’ll be by later….

      gigoid

  2. “Reality: the bastardized version….”

    -gigoid

    As i sTart of with one of my
    Favorite instrumentals by
    the Alan Parson’s Project
    as good old Rock
    and Roll
    and
    Deeper
    Wisdom Bands
    as back in the day..
    that was the only place
    to find deeper stuff.. in the
    songs of the 70’s back then
    in Old and New Jerusalem
    restricted church
    of patriarchy
    ways
    all based
    on illusory fears
    and empty promises and
    the twistings of what may or
    may not have been whomever
    said wHeRe whAT or wHen
    of what iS iN A Book
    to worship
    as a golden
    calf as a letter
    with no reproach
    possible to the current
    flavor of interpretation..
    less one loses tHeir social
    role as general place of Hierarchy
    of the social group unit at Hand.. seriOus
    Do DO.. surElY NoW.. when tHeRe is no separation
    oF ChuRch and state.. and do we reAlly have that now..
    not really.. not at the hiGhest levels of control noW when
    the church lives in office Now of defending and defunding
    the needs of young women in places of need still now and the
    poorest in huddled masses too ignorant to realize they just hired
    A Wolf who is bare enough not even to need to wear sheep’s clothes..
    all for some standard lines that come from pulpit lore same.. Mexican women
    and their children die more with illegal unsafe abortions than what is safe over
    here and even safer with effective birth control and education beyond abstinence
    that just
    don’t
    work..
    as ask
    any Christian
    SchooLed woman who
    has come into her own
    with men in Public University ways..
    the back of the pick-up truck iS STiLL worn..
    anyWay.. we need a little more of human potential
    in Prometheus and Lucifer way.. a little more Unconditional
    Love iN continuing greater giving and sharing Free ways.. thing
    is.. what we need is always what we have.. moral relativism.. wHeRe
    moST anything goes.. and sheep vote for wolves to sKin tHeir Health care alive..
    as alWays
    iT is
    the
    Prometheus
    or Lucifer or Neo
    or Superman or Batman
    or frigging whomever unplugs
    from dARk into what reAlly works for
    them as TrUth and liGht.. never one size
    fits all
    but
    FReED..
    soWed
    unto
    one’S own
    heARt SpiRit..
    isREAL soUL..noW2..:)

    “Do not be afraid of enemies; the worst they can do is to kill you.
    Do not be afraid of friends; the worst they can do is betray you.
    Be afraid of the indifferent; they do not kill or betray.
    Yet only because of their silent agreement,
    betrayal and murder exist on earth.”

    ~~ Bruno Yasienski, contemporary Soviet novelist ~~

    A reaLity these days is..
    most people have too
    much on
    tHeir
    miNd
    to even
    introSpect
    as ironic
    as that
    slave..
    comes to play..:)

    Humans can only hold
    so much on their plate
    at one time now..
    and stress
    and
    fear
    makes the
    plate smaller
    as that accumulates
    across a lifetime as of
    course you well know my
    friEnd.. liVing in the most stress
    of hUman environments for 11
    years that still ’cause you are just
    human like the rest of us cannot fully
    escape noW as our environment surELy 2..
    becomeS who we are now2..

    Thing is.. if every
    one understood
    the full
    gravity
    of that
    how many
    folks wold suffer
    as they might no
    longer volunteer
    to work
    to help
    others
    for decades
    like you did..
    again.. and
    alWays.. no cookie
    cutter answers and aLways
    a real need to have a balance
    of both conservative and liberal MiNds
    at work.. sure.. we STiLL have that.. ain’t
    no full
    fascist
    state
    here..
    yet by far..
    and yes.. we can thank
    the founding father’s for that
    as they thOught so much deeper than Twitter Verse then..
    Politics..
    at the helm
    of insanely
    large
    human
    culturally
    heterogenous
    populations
    in countries
    sAMe..
    is no
    place
    for Twitter Haiku.. my friend..;)

    “No trumpets sound when the
    important decisions of our life are made.
    Destiny is made known silently.”

    ~~ Agnes De Mille ~~

    Yep..
    Destiny
    Lives.. mostly within..
    it has to.. for me.. as i lived in
    the same
    place
    iN
    priSoN beFore..
    Now the entire World
    iS SPRinG oF LiFE noW
    alWays inSide and out..
    A change
    of the heARt..
    the SpiRit.. and
    soUL
    took
    Me tHeRE iN
    MoVing.. CoNnecTinG
    and CreATinG.. GiVinG
    sHaRing way.. thinG
    is all thaT iS
    empty
    sHeLLs
    withOut
    the isREaL
    FeeLing and SeNSing
    oven baKed HeaVen LuKe HOT noW..:)

    “Nothing endures but change.”

    ~~ Heraclitus ~~

    True and on a subjective
    level the longest second
    oF aLL iS wHen
    all Feels
    and senSEs
    NOThing
    @ALL..
    sAMe
    is HeLL..
    Change aT leASt..
    iT iS poTenTiALLy toWard
    thE oTheR placE oF SpAce WiThiN..:)

    “Je plie et ne romrs pas.”
    (I bend and do not break.)

    ~~ Jean de la Fontaine ~~

    The long term psychotherapist
    that Katrina and i have been visiting
    for about 6 years now.. affirmed the health
    case fact that when one free dances the parasympathetic
    Nervous System comes into play and simply kills stress that kills us
    as time goes by.. now..
    a free dance
    saves
    lives..
    it’s
    science
    now and now just play
    or idle time spent now..:)

    Yep.. Dance IS A liFE Saver
    and SonG iS too..
    hmm..
    as long
    as competition..
    rules.. and guidelines
    don’t put one back
    into Sympathetic
    Nervous system
    neuro-hormone
    and neuro-chemical
    flow that destroys every
    bodily system in chronic
    life lasting to earlier death ways..
    funny how words work.. Sympathetic
    for
    fight
    or flight
    ‘causing
    pre-mature
    death.. poTenTiaLLy..
    when lived in sympathetic nervous
    system way too long.. not much empathy in that..
    but to
    DancE
    and Sing
    Free verse per DO..;)

    “Walking makes the world much bigger
    and therefore more interesting.”

    ~~ Edward Abbey ~~

    So true.. and science
    shows that sitting still
    for hours on end day.. by
    day in front of screens is as
    dangerous in life shortening potential
    as a pack of cigarettes a day.. no warning
    labels on office chairs and couches that alert for this..
    hmm…
    as alWays
    a Mix oF
    Leisure
    and
    Work..
    As BaLanCinG
    aCT oF NaTuRe
    GoD sAMe wE aLL..:)

    “A wise man first determines what is within his control;
    all else is then irrelevant.”

    ~~ Epictetus ~~

    WeLL..
    tHeRe’s
    alWays
    esCaPinG
    water boarding too..;)

    “Don’t look for the right person; be the right person.”

    ~~ Will Limon ~~

    YeP.. noW..
    Look Within..
    mostLY iT iS sTiLL
    waiting tHeRE alWays
    noW for
    the answers
    iF we open
    uP Now
    thE Letter
    sealEd as US..;)

    “I postpone death
    by living,
    by suffering,
    by error,
    by risking,
    by giving,
    by losing.”

    ~~ Anais Nin ~~

    YeP2.. eScape
    Head
    and
    juST Do iT2..:)

    Now.. to esCape
    this chair and
    screen
    and
    go for
    A work-out
    screAM…
    juSt fiNd
    mE A tELephone
    boothNoW to change
    out of this and pooF.. i Fly-
    uP.. wRiTe ouT oF heRe.. nOw..;)

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