Applicable standards don’t exist….

Ffolkes,

“He who has the courage to laugh
is almost as much a master of the world
as he who is ready to die.”

~~ Giacomo Leopardi ~~

smiley zoey

Mornings are fun!….

Hajime…. Just look at that face! Is that not the perfect picture of experiencing joy, simply to be alive? Such serendipitous gifts cannot be overvalued, in my estimation, providing us with a reason to look inside, to find the part of us that once felt that joy, unbidden. For those of us advanced in years, it’s a long way back in memory, but, just seeing such a smile, echoed by the glittering eyes, gives us good reason to spend the time & effort to take that journey into our own past, to share the joy she so obviously feels….

Thanks to a studious application of will, I was able to cobble together this Pearl for today. Two final tasks to complete, then I can post it, before reaching my current limit for sitting. To keep from going wonky, as is my wont, far too often, I’ll truncate this intro, as best I can, & we can all get on with the rest of the day, which, for me, is a busy one. In fact, I’ve so much to do, I actually am experiencing the dreaded deadline anxiety; time to administer the antidote, I think. How, you may ask, will he do it this time? Simple, really. Watch this….

Shall we Pearl?

“If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good.
But you can survive without it
if you have love, compassion, and tolerance.
The clear truth of a person’s love of God
is if that person genuinely shows love to fellow human beings.”

~~ Dalai Lama ~~

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jimmy_buffett

Since we’re having so much fun this morning, I feel like some good time music. Here is one of my favorite concerts from a good time musician, with whom I’ve spent many a fine evening, both in concert, and on the stereo…. I’ve been a Coral Reefer since the mid-70’s, when I first heard two of his first albums, “A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation”, and “Living and Dying in 3/4 Time”. I won’t suggest you enjoy this, as I am sure you will, no matter what I may say; it’s just plain good stuff….

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Jimmy Buffett
Live in Anguilla

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Comedy_Tragedy

Dreaming of Calliope

La belle dame sans merci speaks aloud through endless night,
torturing dreams, with powerful words and stentorian phrases.
Manifest visions bathed in unbearable grace and light,
destroying all direction, standing lost, in unfathomable mazes.

Fate plays a part, one that will never face denial,
as fear and courage eternally vie for ascendancy.
Conflict becomes valid, gifting strength in open trial,
but honest emotion wears no costume so fancy.

Blood, sweat, and tears stroll on avenues of gold,
unlikely heroines heralding as in ancient lore;
Sharp, competent knives cut through tales untold,
eternally shifting reality past the naked shore.

Drifting toward origin, bereft of mandate or cause,
finished, nay, abandoned, tied with a figurative bow.
No simple gift from muses to give comfort or pause,
save that all we need to know, we already know…..

~~ gigoid ~~

12/13/2012

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Poetic philosophy,
aka,
Philosophic Poetry….

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“A word is dead
When it is said
Some say.
I say it just
Begins to live
That day.”

~~ Emily Dickinson ~~

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“The hour is striking so close above me,
so clear and sharp,
that all my senses ring with it.
I feel it now: there’s a power in me
to grasp and give shape to my world.
I know that nothing has ever been real
without my beholding it.
All becoming has needed me.
My looking ripens things
and they come toward me, to meet and be met.”

~~ Rainer Maria Rilke, from Book of Hours~~

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“As for the future,
your task is not to foresee it,
but to enable it.”

~~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery, “Wisdom of the Sands” ~~

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“Do I dare disturb the universe?”

~~ T. S. Eliot ~~

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“Happiness follows sorrow,
sorrow follows happiness,
but when one no longer discriminates
between happiness and sorrow,
a good deal and a bad deed,
one is able to realize freedom.”

~~ Buddha~~

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“If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.”

~~ Rush, “Freewill” ~~

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“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.”

~~ Ralph Ellison ~~

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“All time in all time.
It does not change.
It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations.
It simply is.
Take it moment by moment,
and you will find that we are all bugs in amber.”

~~ Kurt Vonnegut Jr., “Slaughter-House 5” ~~

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“Come to the edge, life said.
They said: We are afraid.
Come to the edge, life said.
They came.
It pushed them….
and they Flew.”

~~  Guillaume Apollinaire ~~

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Well, I did it. Okay, so, I cheated, a bit. Sue me, if you dare. For my own part, I am content, or, as content as possible in my current state of advanced ambiguity. So be it, he said, with a wicked grin and a snap of the fingers. We’re done, and, what’s more, we’re outta here. No telling, at this point, when this might happen again, but, you may rest assured, it will. Hell, I’ve even got a new poem in the process of leaking out, so, eventually, when it’s done, I’ll have to post it, if only to soothe my own fevered dreams of adequacy. For the nonce, I’ll bid thee adieu, until we meet again, somewhere in cyberspace…. See ya, ffolkes; be alert, because it will happen quickly, when it does….

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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8 thoughts on “Applicable standards don’t exist….

  1. 2 of his better albums imo…..the face of a child always brings joy….the innocence and the happiness is magic…..my music today is my stand-by…..Segovia….up to my butt in a research project need the calming sounds…LOL See ya later….chuq

  2. Good afternoon.. gigoid..
    wiTh feels and smells
    oF Fresh Grass as An
    Art NOW
    Fresh aS
    Sod now
    Dances nOw
    and Sings NoW
    Back a Green Now
    liFe oF iTs own.. noW
    And when soW and reaP
    beCoMeS one seeds of Grass
    GrowS wHOle as hUmaN sKeYes
    Can and WiLL juSt Do @LEast foR NoW..
    oThEr thaN tHat nice to see you Posting Green..:)

    “He who has the courage to laugh
    is almost as much a master of the world
    as he who is ready to die.”

    ~~ Giacomo Leopardi ~~

    Incidental sMiLes as i often
    FiNd iN Metro Dance of
    Progressive Stores
    More and
    less
    iN
    Stores of
    More Conservative
    Poorer Economic Status..
    UsuAlly.. iF i do not give uP..
    i WiLL find at leASt one liGht
    Switch that goes uP instead of DoWN..;)

    “If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good.
    But you can survive without it
    if you have love, compassion, and tolerance.
    The clear truth of a person’s love of God
    is if that person genuinely shows love to fellow human beings.”

    ~~ Dalai Lama ~~

    OverAll.. Human BeinGs as Science
    sHows are Altruistic Beings when watered/fed
    as Garden of Love.. particularly.. from ages.. 0 to 3..
    So.. at core.. hUmans bind tOGeTheR with or without written
    words and books and pAges as religion.. they share an innate bind as
    sAMe as religion NoW of Love that does mean compassion and tolerance
    when aGaPe more inNate as classicAlly evolved aS BaLancE iN relativELy
    sMall groups aWay from root one square one problem of too many eYes
    and hips in a room more suited for fewer naked eYes free in touchy Feely
    Love.. yep.. the warm and fuzzies as Super Empathic Hairless Apes
    WiLL do when LiVinG iN LoVinG BaLanCe.. yes.. A
    greAteST Gift aS INherited as hUman Form
    as Essence of Nature hUman.. Altruism
    rules as Golden RuLe more..
    Religion enforces
    compassion
    and
    tolerance
    in larger groups
    in written and recorded
    ways.. as Does Culture and
    Government same.. And even
    Science as essence oF ForM iN
    thAT Word as systemizing liFE
    wiTH MeaSuRE oF TruST iN
    Repeatable observation
    of what works
    and what
    will
    not work
    for the Larger
    Groups @wHoLe..
    Sure.. Scandinavian Governments..
    Before the Separation of Immigration
    in ideology as Belief of Older Religions
    opposing the rules of Governments that
    serve as religions to enforce compassion
    and tolerance of differences.. as in example of
    Scandinavian Governments2.. wHeRe A child can be
    left safe.. on sidewalks alone.. as the ..Much Bigger..
    Homogenous Village.. at least in past.. is one who raises
    the child togEthER as common.. Holy.. Sacred.. fuLL oF
    Meaning and Purpose.. sure.. With Paid Maternity Leave too..
    to Water the Garden oF Love that only needs Laws to enforce it in bigger groups oF Folks..:)

    “A word is dead
    When it is said
    Some say.
    I say it just
    Begins to live
    That day.”

    ~~ Emily Dickinson ~~

    Labels alone
    are a little less
    Alive than words
    that
    DancE
    And SinG..
    ExPaNding EsseNce
    oF EmoTioNs and SenSEs
    iN HUmaN BeinG More ALiVe..
    And yes..
    Emily
    was/is
    Great in MaKinG
    Words FloW OrgaNic..
    far away.. from Dead Labels Alone..:)

    “The hour is striking so close above me,
    so clear and sharp,
    that all my senses ring with it.
    I feel it now: there’s a power in me
    to grasp and give shape to my world.
    I know that nothing has ever been real
    without my beholding it.
    All becoming has needed me.
    My looking ripens things
    and they come toward me, to meet and be met.”

    ~~ Rainer Maria Rilke, from Book of Hours~~

    IN shoRt.. ExPaNding Observer
    Effect wHole as Physics
    iN MiNd and BoDy
    BaLanCinG
    EsSeNce
    unLeashed sOUL..
    And relEased as Quantum
    EmoTions and SenSes.. AliVe..:)

    “As for the future,
    your task is not to foresee it,
    but to enable it.”

    ~~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery, “Wisdom of the Sands” ~~

    Yep.. Problem With single Prophecies that withstand
    the test of now.. they sImply rot.. and folks tend to
    do tHeir best to self-fulfill sTuFF as crazy far
    removed now heAR..
    as hoping the end of
    the world
    comes
    in a
    testament of now.. past..:)

    “Do I dare disturb the universe?”

    ~~ T. S. Eliot ~~

    Or rot.. forgetting
    we are the UniVerse..
    alWays changing alWays
    evolving now.. or not.. Stagnate..:)

    “Happiness follows sorrow,
    sorrow follows happiness,
    but when one no longer discriminates
    between happiness and sorrow,
    a good deal and a bad deed,
    one is able to realize freedom.”

    ~~ Buddha~~

    A conTinUinG BleSsinG
    oF Change…
    HeLL
    can
    beCoMe
    HeaVen aGaiN
    heAR on eARTh..now..:)

    “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.”

    ~~ Rush, “Freewill” ~~

    AMaZinG how..
    Many folks
    chose
    the
    do nothing
    choice of Stagnate Hell..
    or stick to the rules of distant bore..;)

    “When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.”

    ~~ Ralph Ellison ~~

    As long as i can see
    within.. my form
    is alWays now
    Visible to me as Essence.. Free..;)

    “All time in all time.
    It does not change.
    It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations.
    It simply is.
    Take it moment by moment,
    and you will find that we are all bugs in amber.”

    ~~ Kurt Vonnegut Jr., “Slaughter-House 5” ~~

    Yes..
    butt bugs
    Have different colors..
    or SHades of Grey..;)

    “Come to the edge, life said.
    They said: We are afraid.
    Come to the edge, life said.
    They came.
    It pushed them….
    and they Flew.”

    ~~ Guillaume Apollinaire ~~

    Or
    ‘they
    fAiL
    BacK iN
    A Cave of Do
    Do for
    and
    aGaInst
    iN inDecision
    GridLock In one Party..;)

    FIre Works are less
    Colorful than FloWers
    NoW as
    FLowers
    Live
    wiTh
    wArM anD
    fuZZy hUman
    feelingsenses or noT..;)

    WitH all that
    SAiD.. eNjoYinG
    Watching kARMa
    pLay ouT iN
    Safe
    Distance..
    so far now
    from
    A Three Ring
    CircuS iN DaRkeST..
    ClOwn ORange ParAde..;)

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