Soft landings hurt less….

Ffolkes,

“Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.”

~~ William Butler Yeats, “The Stolen Child” ~~

shamrock bloom

Heralding St. Paddy’s Day….

Hajime…. Happy Equinox. For my own part, I am incensed with my own condition, which now prevents me from sitting, again. I have the parts of this Pearl completed, so, I’m spending a few minutes posting it, which is more, probably, than I should. Once done, I am unsure when I’ll be able to post again, or to visit any of the sites I like to read, until I can once again spend time on my butt at the computer. At this point, all I can feel is anger, which is unproductive, so, I’m going to finish this, & go deal with life at large at this locale. Y’all are, of course, on your own, as you always are, though with my thoughts & good wishes to take with you….

Let’s go get this done, okay?…. Right, then; off we go….

Shall we Pearl?

” …’fire’ does not matter, ‘earth’ and ‘air’ and ‘water’ do not matter.
‘I’ do not matter. No word matters.
But man forgets reality and remembers words.
The more words he remembers, the cleverer do his fellows esteem him.
He looks upon the great transformations of the world,
but he does not see them as they were seen
when man looked upon reality for the first time.
Their names come to his lips and he smiles as he tastes them,
thinking he knows them in the naming.”

~~ Siddartha, “Lord of Light”, by Roger Zelazny

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fiddler celtic woman mairead nezbitt

I have used this woman’s music previously, for the exact same reason I’m including it today; I like the deep feeling with which she plays, and dances the tunes she chooses to perform, almost all of which is Irish, in execution if not always origin. I hope you enjoy it as much as do I….

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Máiréad Nesbitt

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Comedy_Tragedy

Early Observations

Until I knew there was more,
I wanted to know God.
They said he was a nice guy,
and would let me live forever.

All I had to do, they said,
was live my life for Him,
always living by scripture
cleaving only to his Way.

But, everyone I saw in church,
acted different at home.
Living wild, cussin’ and fussin’,
nobody lived like they said.

Still, I tried to be like Jesus,
he was sort of cool.
He never hurt nobody
and walked on the right path.

‘Course they killed him for that,
they couldn’t stand his example.
Turned him into a martyr,
hid his real words among their own.

Then I found the Buddha,
and met Lao Tzu at the gate.
They saw things real different,
showed me how to see straight.

Right thought, and right action
replace blind obedience and faith.
Reality becomes manageable,
fear retreats, the universe expands.

Brother John said it pretty well,
“Imagine there’s no heaven,
it’s easy if you try.”
Sounds like he knew why.

Day to day, life is grand,
we walk in eternal beauty.
Open your eyes and hearts,
find yourself already immortal.

~~ gigoid ~~

4/12/2013

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Notes on Process & Program….

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“As for myself,
I always willingly acknowledge my own self
as the principal cause of every good and of every evil
which may befall me;
therefore I have always found myself
capable of being my own pupil,
and ready to love my teacher.”

~~ Giacomo Casanova ~~

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“You live and learn. Or you don’t live long.”

~~ Laarus Long ~~

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“It’s green.”

~~ Scotty ~~

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“Great acts are made up of small deeds.”

~~ Lao Tzu ~~

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“Before enlightenment,
one carries water and chops wood.
After enlightenment,
one carries water and chops wood.”

~~ Zen Proverb ~~

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Saavik: “Permission to speak candidly, sir.”
Kirk: “Granted.”
Saavik: “I don’t believe this was a fair test of my command abilities.”
Kirk: “And why not?”
Saavik: “Because, there was no way to win.”
Kirk: “A no-win situation is a possibility every commander may face.
Has that never occurred to you?”
Saavik: “No, sir, it has not.”
Kirk: “How we deal with death, is at least as important as how we face life,
wouldn’t you say?”
Saavik: “As I indicated, Admiral, that thought had not occurred to me.”
Kirk: “Well, now you have something new to think about.
Carry on.”

~~ “STII:TWOK”, Stardate 8130.3 ~~

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“True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.”

~~ Socrates ~~

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Well, that’s it; that’s all I’ve got. I’m going back to bed, for now; later, who knows? I also don’t know when I’ll be back. Let us hope for soon, though hope is a form of denial. Ah, well, such is life, here on planet Earth. I’ll see y’all when I can, ffolkes……

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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5 thoughts on “Soft landings hurt less….

  1. Every time I hear that music I think of “River Dance”…my father watch the vid for hours every day…..and since he lived with me I had to watch it…..LOL Hurry back my friend we miss your input….I see Lady P is taking some time off….chuq

    • It’s not surprising you’d think of that; she was their fiddler for a time, and for Celtic Woman, too, I believe… I think Lady P, like me, is burning out on politics… too many mundanes to cope with… I’ll be back; just can’t sit again for a while…

      See ya….

      gigoid

  2. Good afternoon gigoid..
    over HeAR NoW iN the
    Panhandle of Florida
    wHere record temps
    approaching the 90’s
    viSit yesTerday
    and now2..
    Water.. Water..
    everYwHeRE..
    Been thiNKinG
    A Lot of the ‘GestAlt’
    oF WaTer.. streAMs..
    RiVers.. OceaNs..
    waVes
    thAT
    continUe
    to riSe
    and fLow
    hiGher and
    LoWer and HiGher
    aGaiN.. NoW.. hmm.. as a therapist
    and so many otHeRs have often sAid..
    to me beforE.. iN so many metaphors of liFe
    nowthennow uP and dOwn.. ‘tween grey of thaT through
    toTal dArkness NoW and beYond RainBow Colors of PurEst
    WhiTe LiGht NoW.. ride the wAve babY.. uNtil yoU fAll off for good
    and can’t
    get BacK
    up again
    witH A bLiNk
    of an eYe of IsREaL NoW..
    suRe.. iN otheR words butt thAT
    is whAT otHeR words are for.. to
    esSence more than A fORm beFoRe
    as the waves of aLL thaT iS continUe to fLow
    continUoUsly FloWinG wiTh Laws of Nature aS
    A BaLancE oF Water FloWing WiTh Gravity NoW..
    And to be cleareR2.. juST A MetapsPhor aS Science alWays
    bRings more deTales as Dolphins are shaped as waveS iN
    forM aNd
    esSence as DancE too..
    or was that a Whale’s
    tAle.. or fOlded over
    Killer
    Orca
    Whale
    FiN wHo iS
    lost from
    waVe
    FReED..
    theN PerKs
    bacK uP straiGht
    And taLL aS FiNs sWim
    Free with waveS wHole as Ocean oNe aGain..
    let’s fAce it.. LimP FiNs hapPen aS Sure they sucK..
    buT in a world of waves rise IS A possibiLiTy of Hope at LeasT..
    even iF onE more ride of air and water whole as FloW iN ZoNe..
    And sUre.. FiNgers toGEthER oN A DAnCe and SonG oF KeyBoard Surf’s uP2..;)
    Man! it’s warm in heAR..
    As i check the thermoStat
    aS it’s getting a little hard to breathe..
    of course that’S it.. Katrina turned the
    AC off this morning.. stepping out side
    thE biG Thermometer at 2 PM proves
    it’s 90 F iN Fahrenheit Degrees at
    2 PM.. breaKing aNotHer
    Record
    in
    Panhandle
    Heat WavE.. 2017..
    Hmm.. Weather Channel
    reports 88F.. and that’s enough for record heat too..
    as i single handedly wiTh SmARt pHone in tow continue
    to prove Climate change for sure in @lEAst anecdotal way…
    alWays fascinated by the weather.. used to ride my bike up the
    big hill to the bank before A Home therMoMeter then.. to see how
    high the temp woUld/WiLL rise.. haha.. got a little sun stroke once with
    delirium and nightmares of potato chip monsters.. WiTH Aghori
    Fields of dArk oiLed BLack Dead Sea Birds..
    A Star
    of Love
    as My Mother2..
    perHapS A Prophecy of sorts too..
    as the oil sPill hapPened first in the dead zone days..
    iN Gulf Coast way.. anyWay.. mY moNey
    iS STiLL oN A Star..oF LiFe LoVe isReAL..
    And true story2.. back in the Day
    of Aghogday.. i wrote so much online
    that A Google Search on the Key Word
    Aghogday.. beat out Aghori then in Dead ZonE way..;)

    “Come away, O human child!
    To the waters and the wild
    With a faery, hand in hand,
    For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.”

    ~~ William Butler Yeats, “The Stolen Child” ~~

    A Purpose
    oF iSreal hUman
    HeLL
    A Heaven LoVe
    oF empatHy and comPassion gRows Ocean wHole.. moRe..
    A gaTe way oF HeaVen iS paVed wiTh AGhori moRe thaN pearLed Doors..;)

    ” …’fire’ does not matter, ‘earth’ and ‘air’ and ‘water’ do not matter.
    ‘I’ do not matter. No word matters.
    But man forgets reality and remembers words.
    The more words he remembers, the cleverer do his fellows esteem him.
    He looks upon the great transformations of the world,
    but he does not see them as they were seen
    when man looked upon reality for the first time.
    Their names come to his lips and he smiles as he tastes them,
    thinking he knows them in the naming.”

    ~~ Siddartha, “Lord of Light”, by Roger Zelazny

    Lord of A Dance
    witHout A RiVer
    beaTs
    words
    fEat uP..
    Heaven
    IS A
    abSence
    oF
    HeLL..
    And
    onLY
    NoW..
    froM
    A guT
    To A BRain
    toeS TWirLinG PHi..:)

    “As for myself,
    I always willingly acknowledge my own self
    as the principal cause of every good and of every evil
    which may befall me;
    therefore I have always found myself
    capable of being my own pupil,
    and ready to love my teacher.”

    ~~ Giacomo Casanova ~~

    AcT
    U
    aLLy
    sELf..:)

    “You live and learn.
    Or you don’t live long.”

    ~~ Laarus Long ~~

    Or as A veGetAble witH a LonG Z..;)

    “It’s green.”

    ~~ Scotty ~~

    Copper blood
    Verses Iron Blood
    iN Vulcan ways..
    WeLL..
    i for
    one
    choose
    A Green Pill
    for my Red Blood
    to interSect the Red
    and Blue Matrix PiLLs…
    iN otHeR words.. per A MetaPhor
    of both movies..NoW Yin and Yang for
    tHe WiN.. aS GreeN BaLAnCinG sTiLL.. MoVinG moRe..:)

    “Great acts are made up of small deeds.”

    ~~ Lao Tzu ~~

    GRain
    oF
    SanDs
    hOld uP
    mouNtain FeaTs oF Love aS
    iN hUMan eYeS anD HAnds..:)

    “Before enlightenment,
    one carries water and chops wood.
    After enlightenment,
    one carries water and chops wood.”

    ~~ Zen Proverb ~~

    WitHiN
    AcT..:)

    Saavik: “Permission to speak candidly, sir.”
    Kirk: “Granted.”
    Saavik: “I don’t believe this was a fair test of my command abilities.”
    Kirk: “And why not?”
    Saavik: “Because, there was no way to win.”
    Kirk: “A no-win situation is a possibility every commander may face.
    Has that never occurred to you?”
    Saavik: “No, sir, it has not.”
    Kirk: “How we deal with death, is at least as important as how we face life,
    wouldn’t you say?”
    Saavik: “As I indicated, Admiral, that thought had not occurred to me.”
    Kirk: “Well, now you have something new to think about.
    Carry on.”

    ~~ “STII:TWOK”, Stardate 8130.3 ~~

    Fear Death
    equals
    Fear Life..
    Equals
    neither..
    Life
    FoR NoW@LeaSt..:)

    “True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.”

    ~~ Socrates ~~

    So much mOre
    KNowlEdge
    allone
    than
    words alone..:)

    Nice to see yA.. aGaiN.. gigoid..
    riDe A wAve loosELy as ‘they’ say..
    iF yA can’T FoLd iT.. mOld iT.. FloW iT
    oN StreAMs
    RiVers
    OceaN wHOle..;)

  3. Nice riffs, bro…. Reading your Joycian rambles remind me, sometimes, of listening to Clapton play ‘in the zone’… such as during much of the Cream reunion he played with Ginger & Jack back in the early 2000’s… the same songs, but, with the improv showing the evolution of his style… All same same, but, new…….

    Been reading Joe Campbell, & thinking a lot about the Hero’s Journey, & where on the path I am today… in between bouts of standing to save ass-time… While you’re sweating in record heat, we’re getting more rain today, so, climate change, check…. SIGH…

    I’ll be around…. Thanks for stopping in; I wish I could do the same… soon, maybe….

    Love you guys….

    gigoid

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