A particular quality of light….

I had planned to write yesterday, but, events in the BBR took longer and were more exhausting than the plan prepared me to handle. Follow that with an unexpected melt-down of an emotional nature, & the Pearl for today got shuffled into the background. Then, upon awakening today, I found myself unwilling to tolerate the equanimity required to write with any skill; Smart Bee is being fractious, as well, so, I went looking for something from the archives, where I found this ancient Pearl from 2011, only a couple months after starting to post my messes here on WP. It’s a pretty good Pearl, in all, which takes the reader on an extensive trip through my head. Sadly, no one ever came to see it, or gave a Like, so, we’ll give it another shot at fame today, & see what happens…. I’ll be back tomorrow with some fresh material; too much built up in there to deny today, so, after one short trip to obtain critical supplies, I’ll be working at it all day, as much as my toleration for sitting allows. I hope you enjoy this one; at the time it was created, I was still unschooled in how to add any other elements aside from text, so, no music…. Some good poetry though, so, we’ll hope for the best. Y’all be cool, & have a safe, happy weekend….



I’m feeling a bit curmudgeonly this morning; I’m down to instant coffee until I can get to a store, and having to drink this nasty stuff has me close to biting myself in irritation. Fortunately, one of my friends is coming by, and will be bringing coffee with him. One of the advantages of advanced years is the improvement in forethought skills; we knew he was coming over today, and arranged to have him pick some up on the way. Too bad it doesn’t improve the flavor of this instant crap…….

Deal with others as thou wouldst thyself be dealt by. Do nothing to thy neighbor which thou wouldst not have him do to thee hereafter. —  _The Mahabharata_, c. 800 B. C. (Sounds suspiciously like the Golden Rule to me)

“To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking…

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