Oblique references at reality’s core….

Ffolkes,

“A mind forever voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone.”

~~ William Wordsworth ~~

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George Orwell’s Home, London….

Hajime…. Nearly a week has passed since the last fresh Pearl of Virtual Wisdom was posted. In that week, I’ve seen this country, and the world, edge ever closer to either a civil war, or a world war, take your pick, as both scenarios are receiving some attention in the available news, whether fake, real, or just out there. Since there is little, at this point, I can do about any of that, beyond what I already have done to prepare myself, I find myself rather bored by it all, sort of Oscar Wilde-ish in my impatience with the tedious nature of most of my species. The very worst of human behaviors are on full public display, as the ignorance of the American people is played out on the world stage in the most appalling manner. SIGH… ah, well, bell curve, is all I can say….

I am working on a rant, but, even the degree of angst I’ve built up watching the nonsense going on all around me isn’t quite enough to have it ready, given the physical and emotional wars I’m waging on a daily basis. Suffice it to say, the rant may get outrageous, so, we’ll save it until it’s fully developed, to savor any potential impact it may produce. In the meantime, over the past four or five days, in the few moments per day allotted to me for sitting in a chair, I’ve managed to string together the basic elements of a fresh Pearl, which I now present for your viewing/reading pleasure. Of course, only you can decide whether it produces the desired effect, but, I’m sure you’ll let me know, if only by completely ignoring it. What the hell, I’ve blogged here on WP for more than six years now; I know better than to worry about how many will see what I produce; basically, it’s a crap shoot, & I never did figure out the odds on craps..

All that said, with the standard lack of purpose or justification, I’m going to be a trifle rude, & drop y’all right here, so I can get this finished & posted in a timely manner. Lots still to do out in the BBR today, laying in supplies for the coming month/times, & generally avoiding the rain as much as possible. Not that I mind the rain; I spent four years living in the state of Washington as a boy, & the rain is just a part of life, one you learn to enjoy, or suffer all the damn time. I like to control my suffering, so, I choose to enjoy the rain. It’s not hard, it’s just cold. So be it. And so be this intro, which I now declare done. Watch this….

Shall we Pearl?

“I am not an Athenian or a Greek, I am a citizen of the world.”

~~ Socrates ~~

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French composer Camille Saint-Saens

Camille Saint-Saëns

Today, I feel like some classical music; by my personal experience, one cannot choose better than this man’s work, no matter what particular type of orchestral arrangement wishes to hear. Here are two plus hours of violin concertos, to ease your way into the day…. Enjoy!….

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Camille Saint-Saëns
Violin Concertos

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Stray Cats

The veils that billow and fold
between dreams and reality
may sometimes part,
showing the visions of one to the other,
blending, bleeding as one,
only to bring us up short,
closely jammed against immovable fate.

Still, we keep our watch,
seeking to find the vision
that brings with it the mark of reality’s regard,
a humble mind, and a compassionate heart.

Events of broad impact draw us away again,
distracting with shiny glitter and tinny music,
leaving our feelings raw and bruised,
the victim of universal disregard.

Now, in the twilight of years, the music is fading,
and the glitter has all gone….
yet the memory of visions remains sharp and clear,
melancholy reminders of reality’s promises,
unkept…..

~~gigoid~~

4/12/2013

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Naked Pearls

Notes on Life at Large

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“Death tugs at my ear and says: “Live, I am coming.”

~~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. ~~

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“We should consider every day lost
on which we have not danced at least once.”
And we should call every truth false
which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.”

~~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~~

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“Perfect valor is to do unwitnessed
what we should be capable of doing before all the world.”

~~ Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld ~~

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“Sure, understanding today’s complex world of the future
is a little like having bees live in your head.
But there they are . . .”

~~The Firesign Theater ~~

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“If you understand, or if you don’t.
If you believe, or if you doubt.
There is a universal justice
and the eyes of truth are always watching.”

~~ Enigma ~~

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“My life is light, waiting for the death wind,
Like a feather on the back of my hand.”

~~ T.S. Eliot ~~

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“What I tell you three times is true.”

~~ Lewis Carroll, “The Hunting of the Snark” ~~

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Well, there you go. I can’t think of anything else this needs, so, I’ll forgo any tricks, traps, or distractions, & merely say, see y’all soon. Not sure when a fresh Pearl will next appear, but, I can guarantee it will, as long as I survive long enough. Until then, be well, and happy as you may… In the infamous words of the Terminator, I’ll be back….

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 “Oblique references at reality’s core….

  1. Another excellent choice of music…..today is my day (this week) for the doctors and their games….will be tied up for awhile and I hope to get by a little later…have a good day….chuq

  2. Always loved Saint-Saëns.

    The humble mind is dead; ergo, the compassionate heart beats not. In the information age, the mind which holds information, despite its veracity, is filled with ego.

    Our media uses Lewis Carroll to their advantage.

    Xxx

    • Nice to see ya stop in… Gotta agree; given the icon chosen to lead this country, it is clear EGO has made its play for dominance over reason & compassion. But, then, what can we expect from a human culture based on a group of pernicious delusions, of which the ego’s importance is the primary error of understanding. “If it feels good, do it” completely ignores any value in humility.

      Ah, well, so be it…. “All you can do is all you can do.”…

      xoxo

      gigoid

  3. Loving reading you today, Ned. It ‘is’ just a lot of nonsense happening in the world today; no sense getting our knickers in a knot; that won’t change a thing…
    Have a good one, Ned. At least; have a better one! 🙂
    xoxoxo

  4. SMiLes.. my friEnd.. gigoid.. back at the comfort
    of plenty of space at home out of the confines
    of bus seats that are more aligned to
    Lilliputian sized humans
    and not so
    much
    Line Backer
    size in overall
    width and knees
    and all of that.. now..
    and the one armed bandit
    prophecy came true as the
    newer machine of that new casino
    swallowed up my wife’s continuing winning
    ticket and the one armed bandit mechanics couldn’t
    find it and suggested it was kinda all in the Katrina’s mind
    as such.. hmm.. didn’t go over well and the Katrina is not too
    forgiving
    over
    piss
    poor customer
    service but give the Casino
    credit after they gave her a hard
    time.. they gave her the missing replacement
    bucks for the winning ticket the machine ate all up..
    and wouldn’t throw up.. ugh.. to me.. Casinos are such
    sad places as the reinforcement and the happiness of life
    is something we humans can intrinsically master
    with will and movement art in
    regulation of emotion
    and integration of
    senses when
    we take
    the mechanical
    worrying problem solving
    away from innate.. instinct and
    intuition.. out of the stress equation..
    of course if and when the body gets back
    in balance with mind if it ever does.. as stress
    is cumulative in negative way.. and sure.. years long
    to permanent damage can potentially happen as stress
    neuro-hormones and neuro-chemicals in adrenaline over
    measured way can tear every bodily system down to a wrecking
    crew without
    an automobile
    repair center that
    works for homo sapiens sapiens
    now without literally up to close to a
    decade or more of recovering what comes
    broke.. culture comes.. culture goes.. Adolph
    comes and Trump and his minions go.. i unplug
    and enjoy Heaven all the way.. just ’cause i can and will..
    not always like that as surely clearly related here of course..
    but a science now of art that works for me at least in continuing
    mINd and BoDy BaLanCe.. whEre i just lift my arm a certain way
    now like a Bewitched twitch of a nose and voila heaven is mind
    in a bliss of body that i would have never imagined existed before..
    and sure.. i was a long distance runner and those
    endorphins are nothing like whatever the
    DMT i am manufacturing now at
    will.. and practice of course..
    thousands and thousands
    of hours to master
    relative
    free will
    like a finely
    tuned Ferrari as
    flesh and blood bliss..
    thing is.. i can show the form
    of my art movement that takes me tHeir
    but it is the essence within that tHeRe is as i
    sAid before.. has no science instrument that
    can measure heaven now.. it’s real.. and people
    sense it.. but they can’t believe it’s all free and doesn’t
    require any external substances at all.. as it is all co-created
    within with God of and as Nature living as my hiGher human potential isREAL..
    nah.. my
    friEnd..
    i
    ain’t nOw
    scaRed anYmorE
    aT all.. no worries..
    just a cloud and a dreAM aS
    HeaVeN isReaL.. NoW HeRE..
    noT afTeR A diRt naP.. mY FriEnd.. juSt NoW..:)

    “A mind forever voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone.”

    ~~ William Wordsworth ~~

    SAd.. when one can
    WiLL tUrn thOughts
    oFF anD
    geT
    aLL
    allone LoVE
    inSTEad.. oF LoNe..:)

    “I am not an Athenian or a Greek,
    I am a citizen of the world.”

    ~~ Socrates ~~

    SurELy.. blasphemy for all practical
    intents for many modern so-called
    Christians.. Muslims.. eTc.. in fundamentalist
    scarCiTy ThiNking worrying miNds concerned over
    lack of abundance
    than actually
    perceiving A
    Garden of
    Eden now..
    for all instead of
    gentile.. jew.. servant always
    if you don’t look and act like me..
    or even worse.. not even sharing a place to live..
    for those now who have less than those who have
    more and almost nothing at all of love and compassion
    for the lost of uS even more.. who refuse to give and share..
    anyway.. hehe.. if the newest studies on A HoloGraphic
    Nature of reaLITy wHeRE 2d ReaLiTy makes 3d reaLITy
    IlluSioN too.. i am juST anoTher Guardian of the Galaxy2..
    aS iN this case tHERe is no distance.. space or time
    along the watchtower and continuum of existence
    now.. at least for those who see.. feeL and
    SenSE more of reAliTy NoW.. even in
    2d to 4d to 5d proportions and even
    more.. as metaphor only
    of course literal
    aS SuCh too..
    iF ya
    geT
    the New Age
    Tom Sawyer
    Myth.. DancE and
    SonG as Rush SinGs beFore2..;)

    “Death tugs at my ear and says: “Live, I am coming.”

    ~~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. ~

    i alReaDy retUrned
    and liveD..
    liVe..
    out of
    deaTh as liFe..
    so.. suRE.. i’M sTiLL CoMinG2..;)

    “We should consider every day lost
    on which we have not danced at least once.”
    And we should call every truth false
    which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.”

    ~~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~~

    A DancE..
    A SonG
    A Laugh
    And God
    eXists thE sAMe
    as diFFeREnt iN
    as mY eYes too.. aliVe..
    DanCinG.. SinGinG.. LauGhiNG..
    some of
    uS caN
    aNd
    WiLL continUe
    A liFe iN and aS arT..:)

    “Perfect valor is to do unwitnessed
    what we should be capable of doing before all the world.”

    ~~ Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld ~~

    That’s aT
    leASt one
    ‘Bad’ Hombre.;)

    “Sure, understanding today’s complex world of the future
    is a little like having bees live in your head.
    But there they are . . .”

    ~~The Firesign Theater ~~

    Yeah.. it’s worth noting..
    if one feels and senses
    iT iT
    iSreAL
    at core oF
    BeinG aLivE..
    way beFore words
    were an itch in someone’s
    loin
    cloth..
    eTc.. for
    minimal protection
    as adapted to the
    enViRoNmenTAl
    elements of
    and as
    aLL
    oF LiFE
    eXiSTenCe Now..:)

    “If you understand, or if you don’t.
    If you believe, or if you doubt.
    There is a universal justice
    and the eyes of truth are always watching.”

    ~~ Enigma ~~

    Nature
    aka plUs
    GoD

    “My life is light, waiting for the death wind,
    Like a feather on the back of my hand.”

    ~~ T.S. Eliot ~~

    IT aLL fiTs toGeThER
    aT Hand oF couRSe..;)

    “What I tell you three times is true.”

    ~~ Lewis Carroll, “The Hunting of the Snark” ~~

    Pre-meditated lies
    is not hoW an
    Ocean wHole
    miNd and
    BoDy
    BaLanCinG
    enTiTy aS Such
    DancEs and SinGS Free
    as FloW has no number oF tiMes
    reALLy.. except for iN ZonE NoW..;)

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