Tit for tat is a bargain….

Ffolkes,

“To be willing to die for an ideal is to set a rather high price on conjecture.”

— Anatole France ~~

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B&B, Galway Bay, Ireland…

Hajime…. Yesterday morning, I tried to update a program that was asking me to do so. This, apparently, was a mistake, for ever since clicking the button to agree, my computer has been giving me fits. Long story made short, it’s still doing so. To keep from becoming any more pissed off than I’ve already managed thus far, I’m cutting the intro short, filling in where necessary to complete the parts of today’s post, and getting on with the rest of the day, which will, I imagine, involve a lot of geeking to try to bring the computer back into full functionality. Usually, that’s great fun for me, but, so far, it hasn’t been, as all I’ve done seems to have worsened the problem, as yet unidentified…. SIGH…. damn Microsoft!…

As noted above, this will be short. How short? Precisely this short….

Shall we Pearl?

“Always we hope
Someone else has the answer
Some other place will be better
Some other time it will all work out.
This is it.
No one else has the answer
No other place will be better
And it has already turned out.
At the center of your being
You have the answer;
You know who you are and what you want.
There is no need to turn outside
For better seeing.
Rather abide at the center of your being
For the more you leave it
The less you learn.
Search your own heart and see
the way to do is to be.”

~~ Lao Tzu ~~

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From 6/9/11:

Ffolkes,

Since Frank and Ernie couldn’t make it today, you’ll have to settle for my drivel. Of course, it isn’t drivel to me, but that’s subjective, and you are under no obligation, either expressed or by warranty, to consider it anything more than dross. Defining what happens here could be problematic anyway,and we don’t really want to get the lawyers involved, now do we? I didn’t think so….. Now that’s settled, we can get on to what really matters. And that is nothing! Nothing matters, and if it did, we wouldn’t care! We are invincible in our ignorance, and we like it! Life is way too complicated to get involved in it; I’ve decided to just ignore the whole ball of wax. Taking up the mantle of recluse gladly, I go now to dwell among the beasts of the field, who shall be my only companions.

Enough…..letting my mind loose this early in the morning can get out of hand quickly; last time I ended up in some dive in MexiCali, with a bad hangover and a new tattoo. We’d best get down to business before anything similar happens.

Oscar Wilde is one of my favorite historical figures, and ends up on these pages fairly frequently, because he had a unique view of the world at large, and a wonderful way of expressing that view. Today, we present an all-Oscar group, just because he’s so cool……..

“Reality is a crutch for people who can’t handle buttons.” — Smarmy Bee (Whoops, how did that get there?……oh well, just go on….pay no attention to that man behind the curtain…..)

“I suppose there are now few survivors among the people who had the delight of hearing Oscar Wilde talk. Of these I am one… That his talk was mostly monologue was not his own fault. His manners were very good; he was careful to give his guests or his fellow-guests many a conversational opening; but seldom did anyone respond with more than a very few words. Nobody was willing to interrupt the music of so magnificent a virtuoso. To have heard him consoles me for not having heard Dr Johnson or Edmund Burke.” — Max Beerbohm

“The basis for optimism is sheer terror.” — Oscar Wilde

“I can believe anything, provided it is incredible.” — Oscar Wilde

“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.” — Oscar Wilde

After the first night of one of Oscar Wilde plays, an ill-wisher handed him a cabbage. Unruffled, Wilde sniffed it appreciatively and said: “Thank you, my dear fellow. Every time I smell it, I shall be reminded of you.”

“Long engagements give people the opportunity of finding out each other’s character before marriage, which is never advisable.” — Oscar Wilde

“Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.” — Oscar Wilde

“Experience is the name that everyone gives to their mistakes.” — Oscar Wilde

“Bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.” — Oscar Wilde

Whoa! I didn’t realize how many of his gems I had stored away…..but hey, well worth it. I only wish I could have been around to hear him hold forth……. y’all take care out there….

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Due to the aforementioned computer issues, we’re going with default where necessary. It turns out, necessary extends into nearly every function I ask it to complete. Hence, our choice today to include another collection of classical tunes. Enjoy!….

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Classical Music

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Unbidden, treasure unfolded…

Taken by surprise, Psyche sits numb
Amidst tall phrases worn of elder time
Seeking a not-new place from which to come
No shiny new horizon, nor altered paradigm.

Sudden regrets shape dreams as times maintain
Shades of memories bring poignant clear sight
Visions of duty, each chosen wild campaign
Shouts echoing clamors to enfold the night.

Arisen from less than eternal havens of sleep
Facing moments created in torment and pain
Destiny weighs upon those chosen to keep
As the sparrow flies now to sever the twain.

Faded pathways lead away, hazy and long
Burned out verges, so long unknown
Images of yesterday, clear and strong
Bleed into today, though ’tis but my own……

~~ gigoid ~~

6/13/2012

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Thanks to the computer issues of which we have already spoken, Smart Bee, and Arthur, too, are being persnickety, to the point of obtuseness. To keep us on track, it became necessary to raid old Pearls for today’s post. Here is one from WAY back in time, before I had a clue how to deal with WP…. I’ve edited it a bit, just to format it into the current motif. I hope you enjoy it, cuz it’s what there is today….

From 6/8/11:

Ffolkes,

The morning light pours over the far hills, warming air gone still in the night’s cold, with amber drops of dew glistening along the branches of awakening trees, gilding the edges of the day. Birdsong trills, insects hum, as a meandering brook winds through the forest, rushing along in its’ desperate race to the sea. The water babbles as it moves, all the voices blending together into a continuous stream of just-unheard secrets, gravid with meaning. The air begins to move, heated by the burgeoning warmth to swirl through the leaves, adding its’own thoughts, dreams to the chorus thus formed. Thus does the world turn, unheralded, implacable, real. Thus is another pearl born; ask me not how, or why, for I no longer know. Knowing I must is all I know, or need to know….

“If you want to know all about the sea, you go and ask a sailor, or a marine biologist, or an oceanographer, and they can tell you a lot about the sea. But if you go and ask the sea itself, what does it say? Grumble, grumble, swish swish. It is too busy being itself to know anything about itself.” — Ursula K. LeGuin

Leave the past behind;
leave the future behind;
leave the present behind.
Thou are then ready to go to the other shore.
Never more shalt thou return to a life that ends in death.

~~ The Dhamapada (c. B.C. 300) ~~

“It is the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance.
It is the dream afraid of waking
that never takes a chance.
It is the one who won’t be taken
who cannot seem to give.
And the soul afraid of dying
that never learns to live.”

~~ Bette Midler, “The Rose” ~~

“I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be “happy.” I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.” — Leo C. Rosten

It may not be Art, but it is Frank, and Earnest….. y’all take care out there…..

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Well, I did it, though I couldn’t say exactly how it happened. I’ll take it, though, and run. Hopefully, I’ll have a successful day in geekland, which will allow us to return tomorrow, when I will have a new, freshly leaked poem, and whatever else I can cobble together to make up the rest of this mess. For now, I’m outta here, & off to geekland…. See ya, ffolkes; wish me luck, if you will… If you won’t, well, so be it…. Ta, then….

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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4 thoughts on “Tit for tat is a bargain….

  1. A Coward…”someone with all the answers and never sees a solution”….grandfather was a smart man…LOL Great tunes today….Microsoft has my vote for anti-Christ…lol Frustration can lead to inspiration….chuq said that I must be off…see ya later chuq

    • I can only agree, as I now have overwhelming evidence that Bill Gates is a bitch…. and, an asshole, to boot. Which I wish I could… boot his ass, that is…

      Ah, well, I guess I’ll place my hopes on the inspiration part…. LOL

      I’ll be by eventually, if I can make some headway, & don’t end up throwing the comp through the window… Grrr….

      See ya, bro….

      gigoid

  2. “Tit for tat is a bargain….” -gigoid..
    Haha.. as ‘they’ saY iN the
    Worlds of Reciprocal Social
    Communication.. all A
    friend
    needs
    to do
    is
    rePlay
    a rePly..
    so heAR i go
    for more.. HeHE..
    Monologues go.. only
    so far.. aWay from hello and goodbye..;)

    “To be willing to die for an ideal is to set
    a rather high price on conjecture.”

    — Anatole France ~~

    :(..No honor..
    in Willing Death..
    Death Willing in
    honor No..:)
    iN
    otHeR
    words.. life
    is lived for liFe..
    death
    is an
    oxymoron of thaT..:)

    “Always we hope
    Someone else has the answer
    Some other place will be better
    Some other time it will all work out.
    This is it.
    No one else has the answer
    No other place will be better
    And it has already turned out.
    At the center of your being
    You have the answer;
    You know who you are and what you want.
    There is no need to turn outside
    For better seeing.
    Rather abide at the center of your being
    For the more you leave it
    The less you learn.
    Search your own heart and see
    the way to do is to be.”

    ~~ Lao Tzu ~~

    Books Lie
    And trUth liVes
    WithiN.. aLL inNate..
    inStinctual and intUitive
    liGht NoW wiTh no
    words@aLLone..
    And trUe.. noW2
    BaLanCe.. literAlly
    liveS iN thE
    CeNteR
    oF
    BeinG
    HUman iN
    metaPhor of
    Kundalini Serpent
    Vagal Nerve stretching
    from bRain to guT spReading
    out now good news or bad news
    Neurohormones and Neurochemicals
    within.. inside.. outside.. above.. so below
    and all around the human body aS Sun
    Reflection of Crucible Fire Burst Star
    Death resurrEction uS noW as
    SeNtient Star Dust plUs
    FeeLinGS and
    seNSEs
    aLL
    within
    We as LiVinG
    God Breathes noW
    iN eYes oF TruTh and liGht..
    In oTheR words.. take all the
    clothes off and shake ‘yoUr’
    ass like any living Cosmic Dancer WiLLs
    to do aLL reLative with the rest oF Nature wHOle aka God
    uS.. and taNtric sEx hELps wiTh all the volunteers of Love @Hand..
    what did they say on Gilligan’s Isle.. a three hoUr toUr noW iN total bliss..
    butt in all
    things.. noW
    it’s more than
    Grace and Love
    it takes WiLL and
    Strength in
    fearless
    smARt
    Love
    un
    con
    dit
    ion
    aLLy..
    to get
    the whole
    H job of combining
    two ones as 11 bridging
    divine masculine and feminine
    in triangle up and triangle down
    for Hexagram StAR duST plUs deLiGht..
    And truly aS iT stands taLL this is juST a new age Lord’s Prayer2..
    for even
    juST
    one
    hU
    man
    BeinG
    without
    anyone who
    wants to Be
    tHeiR friEnd..
    no one left beHind
    my friENd.. no one’s
    behind left.. butt rights..
    now.. What’s left.. Beauty..
    And Wisdom liveS now aLL
    as any Mozart pLay WiLL BrinG
    iN
    Pan
    Free
    ways..
    as Tree oF LiFE..
    suRe aS reaSon leaves2..:)

    (:..note.. the power could
    go out and i could
    lose that thOught
    butt the
    essence
    of all thAt is
    sTiLL liveS
    oN
    liKe tHis
    iN TruTH
    and liGht
    of hands free God..;)

    Answers
    all
    Within..:)

    And oh.. by the
    way.. it seems
    thaT Lao Tzu is
    an all time favorite oF me..
    as
    breathes2..;)

    And Oscar Wilde..
    sure.. any
    friEnd of
    Pan
    is a friEnd
    of Pan..;)

    “The basis for optimism is sheer terror.”

    — Oscar Wilde

    Opposites
    attract trUe2..;)

    “I can believe anything, provided it is incredible.”

    — Oscar Wilde

    Real Miracles
    continue to inspire..:)

    “It is absurd to divide people into good and bad.
    People are either charming or tedious.”

    — Oscar Wilde

    DependS on
    how my world
    turns.. @least for Pan..
    fried good..
    or
    bad..;)

    After the first night of one of Oscar Wilde plays,
    an ill-wisher handed him a cabbage. Unruffled,
    Wilde sniffed it appreciatively and said:
    “Thank you, my dear fellow. Every time
    I smell it, I shall be reminded of you.”

    sMiLes.. TRump
    stiNk
    StaNk
    StUnk
    2 without a cabbage
    smEll beyond sTiNKs..;)

    “Long engagements give people the opportunity
    of finding out each other’s character before marriage,
    which is never advisable.”

    — Oscar Wilde

    True.. Neurohormones
    bind together
    best
    when
    Love is fresh..
    after that one has
    to kNow more how to do it..;)

    “Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.”

    — Oscar Wilde

    It’s all
    free baby..
    naked and Pan FReED..;)

    “Experience is the name that everyone gives to their mistakes.”

    — Oscar Wilde

    MisTakes
    are usuAlly
    the best stuff i create..
    as i don’t no shit when i juST do it..;)

    “Bachelors should be heavily taxed.
    It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.”

    — Oscar Wilde

    HmM.. uNlesS onE
    fiNds an Isis who puts
    Osiris back toGeTheR
    wiTh
    A GOlden
    tool that’s free..
    In otHeR
    words..
    pAid
    tHe tAxeS in advance..
    Life iS aLL floor pLay wiTh A
    climAx that never ends
    or beGins
    oTheR
    words2..
    noW iN Heaven @lEAst..
    amaZinG.. trUly iT iS as Heaven
    is all built iN for those who practice thaT Free..
    otHeR folks
    continue
    to
    frOwn
    dOwn
    Walmart
    Aisles and fiLL
    up tHeir GaRage
    and sPare bEdrooms
    wiTh TRump
    ToWer
    trAshes..
    sure.. been
    tHeRe doWn thaT2..
    iN tHe otHeR pLace oF
    TerMiNation alWAys now..;)

    “If you want to know all about the sea, you go and ask a sailor, or a marine biologist, or an oceanographer, and they can tell you a lot about the sea. But if you go and ask the sea itself, what does it say? Grumble, grumble, swish swish. It is too busy being itself to know anything about itself.”

    — Ursula K. LeGuin

    i kNow noThing
    when free
    i live..:)

    Leave the past behind;
    leave the future behind;
    leave the present behind.
    Thou are then ready to go to the other shore.
    Never more shalt thou return to a life that ends in death.

    ~~ The Dhamapada (c. B.C. 300) ~~

    Jesus F in Christ..
    if only folks could
    figure out that
    was what
    Jesus or
    any other
    trUe and
    liGht sAge means
    when they say defeat death..
    it don’t exist
    anywHere
    but
    in dArk iMAgiNatioN
    for anyone who holds that thOught
    of Death
    as
    real NoW..
    it’s not necessary
    to ever experience
    death.. surELy as
    anyone alive kNows
    now without
    a
    word
    @lEASt..
    per birds
    and bees smARter
    than neo-cortical deaTh.. as LiFE..
    FAux
    news
    aS Such2..;)

    “It is the heart afraid of breaking
    that never learns to dance.
    It is the dream afraid of waking
    that never takes a chance.
    It is the one who won’t be taken
    who cannot seem to give.
    And the soul afraid of dying
    that never learns to live.”

    ~~ Bette Midler, “The Rose” ~~

    Fear..
    source
    oF all death as liFe..
    iN aLL ways of doubt..
    shame.. and hate as life2..:)

    Hmm.. and that reminds me..
    i reAlly Love
    ‘thAT’
    SonG.. even MoRe NoW..
    the one
    about
    LiFe LovE
    aS LiGht noW more
    and
    Evenmorenow..
    n
    o
    w

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