Implicit rules of engagement….

Ffolkes,

“Life is cruel? Compared to what?”

~~ Edward Abbey ~~

first bloom of spring

First bloom of spring….

Hajime…. As spring approaches this part of the planet, the day’s are a bit warmer, & longer by a bit each time we revolve, & move around our sun. I find myself wanting to spend more time out of doors, as made clear by today’s image of a downtown tree coming into its seasonal growth. My recovery from last weekend’s difficult journey continues apace, albeit a slow one; any wisdom we may accrue as we grow older comes with a higher price than at any previous time, to be sure. Even though I never mind paying whatever price is required, it does bring a bit of frustration along, as the price takes longer to pay. Ah, well, such is life, with all its beauty and pain, each of which, if accepted as part of the overall balance in reality, brings its own sort of appreciation and joy…. beauty at its perception, & pain at its absence….

It’s probably a bit early for such deep philosophy; one cuppa coffee isn’t quite enough to achieve that sort of equanimity…. which reminds me, it’s time to refill. Be right back…. Okay, good to go. The only question remaining, then, is to figure out where to go. I have put together the basic elements of a pretty decent Pearl, rantless though it may be, so, it shouldn’t be too much effort to finish it off. Of course, that makes the, perhaps, erroneous assumption we know where to go & what to do in order to complete that task; assumptions, while necessary at times to continue to function, are tricky bastards, often ill-advised. Today, since we aren’t going to make any, it shouldn’t prolong our agony for longer than we can endure….

That being said, I suppose it would be best to go on, without further delay; this might ensure at least a modicum of dignity, which is often completely missing from these pages. It’s not as if we care, (we don’t) (and, neither do I, in the normal, non-royal persona….), but, according to the general rules of blogging, we are supposed to make an effort to LOOK as if we do. I’m not sure, at this point, just how to do that, so, I’m going to ignore that rule, & just get on with the rest of this mess. That, in and of itself, is easy enough. All we have to do to accomplish that, is this….

Shall we Pearl?

“Don’t take life so seriously… it’s only a temporary situation.”

~~ Humanity’s Ancient Sage, Anonymous ~~

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playing-for-change

I’m up quite late, so, naturally, we’re going with one of our default choices for music. This cut of Gimme Shelter is by the P4C Band, a live cut from one of their concerts…. It’s hot, as it should be…. Enjoy!….

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Playing For Change
Gimme Shelter

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Comedy_Tragedy

I came across these lines, from one of T. S. Eliot’s most famous poems, & decided to include the entire poem/song as today’s choice for this section. I’ve included a link, to a reproduction of the full poem on Bartleby.com, rather than taking up that space here. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, every time I read it…..

We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown
Till human voices wake us, and we drown.

~~ T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock ~~

http://www.bartleby.com/198/1.html

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

“The more I learn, the more I have to learn….”

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“Inquiry is fatal to certainty.”

~~ Will and Ariel Durant ~~

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“What is the hardest task in the world? To think.”

~~ Emerson ~~

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“He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.”

~~ Ben Jonson ~~

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“The belief that there is only one truth
and that oneself is in possession of it
seems to me the deepest root of all evil that is in the world.”

~~ Max Born, physicist ~~

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“I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.”

~~ Antoine de Saint Exupery ~~

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“Work is not an end in itself;
there must always be time enough for love.”

~~ Robert Heinlein ~~

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“After all,
to the well-organized mind,
death is but the next great adventure.”

~~ Albus Dumbledore ~~

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Given the handicaps, (periodic outbursts of sanity, chronic pain, bozoid tendencies, cynicism, to name just a few….), under which I normally operate, I can’t consider this one as shabby. Fortunately for us all, I CAN consider it done, as it has a completed section in each space provided, it flows fairly well, and, most importantly, I can’t think of anything to add. To avoid any further embarrassment or build-up of unduly authorized angst among the participating denizens of this reality, I think I’ll just end it here, before it gets away from me. I’ll be back, tomorrow, hopefully, to try to get it right, one more time…. Please join me then, as we explore yet another dark corner of my mind, as it attempts to deal with Consensual Reality, as best we may…. See ya, ffolkes…. As yet, nobody has come up with a reliable way to prevent me from doing so….

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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3 thoughts on “Implicit rules of engagement….

    • LOL! Sorry to hear that; I guess that old ‘latitude’ we pick to live in makes a big difference…. I guess you’ll have to cultivate patience; I hear it helps to think of it as “more time to anticipate”….

      Stay warm & dry as you can….

      gigoid

  1. Welcome back aGaiN..
    gigoid from a short hiatus
    of recovering from the
    mostly happy
    stresses
    it seems
    from your
    trip and of
    course the stress
    from loss as well..
    very busy over here as well
    dealing with the opposing faces
    of joy and sadness that goes with
    the so-called Mardi-Gras prelude
    to withholding gratification and the
    sadness of loss of course as both
    paRts of liFe as humans are currently
    evolved to accommodate as Struggle in
    Pleasure and Pain for Change.. hmm.. i suppose
    i could have just said hello.. but hehe.. that’s not my
    personal way of reciprocal social communication and why
    most people likely say in real life.. i gotta get the FucK out of here..
    who talks about all this shit over the weather hehe.. anyWay.. deeP is
    where i go..
    deeper and
    deeper as
    life is a total
    exploration to me
    as a natural born wanderer..
    also known and felt as the dopamine
    variant gene in nomad way of moving
    out of the cave.. even if it means throwing
    some caution to the wind.. my friEnd.. hmm..
    rhymed so i did that too.. just for a rhythm
    and sing to life for overall good vibrations..
    as yes.. good vibrations is what
    life’s all about as sing
    to go along
    with
    the
    dance my friend as Lamps of
    liGht or Trees of liFE thaT never
    end @leASt for now.. goeS oN as LiGht and LIFe..
    AnyWay.. now of to the Pearls of Wisdom you bRinG..:)

    “Life is cruel? Compared to what?”

    ~~ Edward Abbey ~~

    University of Pain NoW..
    can bRing both the greaTest
    Reliefs and Pleasures after thaT
    iF Graduation
    comes
    aT
    aLL as
    there is
    now no
    built in book
    that says liFE is fAir..
    Struggle is.. just is.. Relief
    and Pleasure from all Pain is
    the eternal reward iF that comes..
    for
    noW
    @LeaSt..
    And when it
    does ..iT iSreAL..
    bottom lines of
    Victory
    mY
    FriEnd as surely
    all around us a liFe
    of merit it is or not..
    A Life of struggle it is.. it is.. for sure..
    aS even with a constant flow of sugar or cocaine..
    Pain can be the measure of the lever the Monkeys
    (Hairless Ground Apes included) never stop pressing
    for
    the Pain
    of Instant Gratification
    never ending as Intermittent
    Gratification is the way of iNnate
    Nature.. yes.. in all things existence..
    dARk leads to liGht.. and without
    some struggle..
    Pleasure
    Leads to Pain.. as two
    fingers of opposites become one in
    heHe.. BaphoMeT way two as one almost
    as adequate.. a symbol of the reaLiTy of exisTence..
    as that Famous Indian Cosmic Dancer at CERN.. my friEnd..
    As ‘they’ say..
    the cross IS A
    fairly adequate
    symbol too.. but it
    kinda tales
    only
    half
    the story..
    when more is
    DanCinG.. theN/thaN SinGinG..:)

    Ah.. State of Flowers
    LiVinG uP to its name after
    reviewing 6 months of Dance
    photos.. totaling about 400.. worth
    copying and pasting to the latest
    documentation
    of dance
    feats
    sTiLL
    coming
    for Intermittent
    Gratification too..
    only 300 would fit
    with the other 100 photos
    and 11,313 words on the
    Google Blogger format.. but
    hey.. it’s free.. can’t complain about thaT..
    anyWay.. this year.. the Flower State.. up here in
    the LA Lower Alabama Panhandle pArt lives up
    to its name as the beauty of flowers blooming
    as colorful as ever all the way through SpRing of WiNter..
    Climate
    change
    is fun
    while the
    fun pArt oF iT lasts..
    not so fun in terms
    of Tornados and Hurricanes
    STiLL to balance it all out down heAR..
    once again.. the Hidden Pain of Pleasure all the time..
    all one
    can eat
    sugars and
    fats in stores..
    type two pre-diabetes
    in two-thirds of school age
    children in clinical study to
    go along with pasty fingers
    behind a keyboard and screen too..
    With dopamine hits of Screen liGhts
    misSing the mArk of oxytocin FeeLinG Love..
    Life takes
    more than a
    PHD FeeLeD higher
    and deeper NoW than
    instant gratification shit..
    as the ‘general public’
    and Faux pundits NoW
    continue to defend TRumP Lies
    like the beauty of instant gratification
    in opiate addictions that never end in pleasure..
    i love/disgusSt to watch it live on ‘Facebook’ from a distance..
    humans are so interesting to watch on the treadmill of a rat
    who
    cannot
    escape
    a wheel of shit…
    in terms of instant gratification..
    Hmm.. got just the theMe SonG for this
    too.. hehe.. thanks Katy did and do for thAT too..;)

    “Don’t take life so seriously… it’s only a temporary situation.”

    ~~ Humanity’s Ancient Sage, Anonymous ~~

    When in Rome..
    laugh
    from
    A Safe distance..;)

    We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
    By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown
    Till human voices wake us, and we drown.

    ~~ T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock ~~

    Yep.. we are born swimming
    in an Ocean with a Feeding
    Tube.. without
    even a
    need
    to Breathe Fresh
    Air through a Mouth of Life..
    Breathing takes work to drown death out..
    as
    DARkLIGht..:)

    “Inquiry is fatal to certainty.”

    ~~ Will and Ariel Durant ~~

    InFiNity+
    mysterY as
    liFe maKes
    moRe
    seNse
    feeL
    noW
    thaT Away
    iF neVer Now
    EndinG eXploRinG NoW..
    As FeeLinG SeNsInG NoW..
    InFiniTy moRe MoVeS… FeeLinG
    SenSEs
    butt NoW
    oNly iF
    ExploRinG moRE noW..
    reTiRes WHeeL oF liFe wiTh
    enDless tReads oF RubbeR MoRe..:)

    “What is the hardest task in the world? To think.”

    ~~ Emerson ~~

    Hehe..
    or to
    avoid
    teXt or thiNk..;)

    “He knows not his own strength
    that hath not met adversity.”

    ~~ Ben Jonson ~~

    YeP
    uNiVersiTy
    adVersiTY..;)

    “The belief that there is only one truth
    and that oneself is in possession of it
    seems to me the deepest root of all evil that is in the world.”

    ~~ Max Born, physicist ~~

    Yep..
    like
    a book..
    it ends..
    ReaLity beGins..
    ha!
    book ends..
    without means to begIn..;)

    “I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.”

    ~~ Antoine de Saint Exupery ~~

    sMiLes..to
    A greAtest
    LibeRation for
    me@
    LeASt
    Free Verse
    DanCinG boDy
    LibeRating miNd from thINk..;)

    “Work is not an end in itself;
    there must always be time enough for love.”

    ~~ Robert Heinlein ~~

    WiLL to
    iNcrease
    Love
    Problem solved..:)

    “After all,
    to the well-organized mind,
    death is but the next great adventure.”

    ~~ Albus Dumbledore ~~

    SMILes
    to the
    well organized
    Free Verse Dance
    Death
    iS
    juST A mYth..;)

    Nice.. to see ya gigoid..
    BaLanCinG acT as alWays..
    As A Rhythm of LIFE witH overAll Good VibRations..
    aLong
    witH A
    PaiNT
    and dis
    ease of REaLiTy..:)

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