Comforting delusions of adequacy….

Ffolkes,

“The hands that help are better far than the lips that pray.”

~~ Robert Green Ingersoll ~~

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Spring in full bloom….

Hajime…. In the past six years, or so, I have spent many hours contemplating the state of Reality in which I find myself existing, along with more than seven billion other humans, each of whom possesses their own interpretation of that Reality. The degree of cognitive dissonance this existence engenders amongst us humans is, as it naturally must, increasing, at a rate that any good mathematician fears, to wit: it is exponential, rapidly approaching a parabolic curve leading to infinity. Now, that may not sound like it is something to fear, but, if one truly understands what ‘parabolic’ implies, such fear is the natural result….

Another way to describe this is in the less mathematical, but, more accessible concept of insanity, with which we humans also have extensive experience, both individually, and as a species. Perhaps the simplest way to express all I see can be summed up in the short, pithy phrase, the world has gone fucking crazy. I would suggest that anyone who doesn’t agree with that assessment can only be understood to be a large part of the problem; it’s hard to see the trees when one is in a forest fire…..

I suppose such a sobering line of thought isn’t altogether appropriate to begin today’s missive; some might say it’s a sure path to perdition, leading to loss of Gentle Readership, as well as being a real bummer. But, then, ‘appropriate’ has never really been an accepted part of my vocabulary, being, as it so clearly is, a concept rooted in giving a shit what others think, of which I have never been guilty. But, since I do happen to agree it’s a bummer, I’ll forgo any further exploration of so obvious a truism, or, set of truisms, in favor of some rather more uplifting lines of discussion.

This, patently, implies changing direction, a habit we encourage, as it fits in with Reality’s general directional flow, which is in a rather constant state of flux (great word, flux….). To further encourage such flexibility, I’ll proceed now to make the necessary directional alterations to get us where we need to be, to wit: further on down the road…. How does that look? Ah, well, to find out, simply follow me, as I make this slight adjustment to our modus operandi…. Watch closely, or, you’ll miss it….

Shall we Pearl?

I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together!

~~ The Beatles, “I Am The Walrus” ~~

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We are going with a default selection today. This one advertises itself as a collection of the greatest classical composers; let’s see if they got that right, shall we? Enjoy!….

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Classical Music

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Random Visions/Coloring Between the Lines of Grief

Everywhere is dark, and shining,
with points in dissonant pain.
Sharp, senses dull past divining,
tears burn, a torrential rain.

Escape! Flee within to cower,
find an unconscious cave.
Call on Morpheus’ power
deny reality’s beckoning wave.

Light breaks, drawing the inner eye,
leading to the slippery slope.
Risk is critical, we may only sigh,
yet welcome, for bringing hope.

Sanity seems far out of reach
Insanity’s a stronger friend.
Decisions made will merely teach
our way toward Death to wend.

Lost, while still on familiar ground,
the future yet undesigned.
Making way on paths unfound,
to Now, as yet undefined.

~~ gigoid ~~

2/22/2013

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Naked Pearls

Points to ponder….

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“When one shuts one eye, one does not hear everything.”

~~ Swiss Proverb ~~

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“If you love the sacred and despise the ordinary,
you are still bobbing in the ocean of delusion.”

~~ Lin-Chi ~~

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“Virtue knowing no base repulse, shines with untarnished honour;
nor does she assume or resign her emblems of honour
by the will of some popular breeze.”

~~ Horace ~~

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“Live the questions now.
Perhaps then, someday far in the future,
you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way in the answer.”

~~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~~

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“The education of the will is the object of our existence.”

~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

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“Always make room for the unexpected in yourself.”

~~ Steve Martin ~~

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“But since life is cruel, to you and to me, here I am.”

~~ Umberto Eco ~~

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As I have noted previously, I do this to help keep my own sanity intact…. Well, as intact as it ever gets, anyway. If it helps decrease the overall level of insanity extant in the world, so be it. If not, well, entropy wins again. Either way, I’m done for today, which merely means I get to try again tomorrow, or, at the earliest convenient time, whichever seems clever. For the nonce, I shall bid thee adieu, with a hearty wave and my best wishes for your own retention of sanity. Hope, silly as it always seems, springs eternal, doesn’t it? Yes, yes, it does…. See ya, 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

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À bientôt, mon cherí….

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3 thoughts on “Comforting delusions of adequacy….

  1. You started the week with a fine post……somewhere during the course of the weekend I screwed up my back and now I am having problems moving around…I hate getting old…it sucks….LOL Take care and see ya later….chuq

    • Though I’m currently relatively pain-free, I can definitely relate…. LOL… Thanks; getting them done has been a challenge, but, getting a bit easier as I recover my equilibrium…. You take care, my friend. I’ll try to get by today….

      gigoid

  2. “The hands that help are better far than the lips that pray.”

    ~~ Robert Green Ingersoll ~~

    And somEtimes
    a simple thank you
    WiLL
    do even
    more as a prayer..:)

    I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together!

    ~~ The Beatles, “I Am The Walrus” ~~

    Yada Yada Yada
    Yada
    Blah
    Blah
    Blah
    Blah..
    of course
    the Walrus is God..
    duH.. EveN Snoopy FeeLs and SensEs thAt
    wiTh even
    A smaLLer
    Vocabulary
    than most hUmans..
    and or teachers..;)

    “When one shuts one eye, one does not hear everything.”

    ~~ Swiss Proverb ~~

    Two eYes of BrAin
    Two eYes of eARTh
    Two eYes of Us and Them..
    oNe
    eYes of WiSdoM..:)

    “If you love the sacred and despise the ordinary,
    you are still bobbing in the ocean of delusion.”

    ~~ Lin-Chi ~~

    When the UniVerse can be found
    iN each and every Number and Letter..
    thE Rest
    oF NaTurE
    Can and WiLL
    Be easier to see as God iN M E 1..:)

    “Virtue knowing no base repulse, shines with untarnished honour;
    nor does she assume or resign her emblems of honour
    by the will of some popular breeze.”

    ~~ Horace ~~

    UnLess sHe
    Buys BiLL O’RiLey..;)

    “Live the questions now.
    Perhaps then, someday far in the future,
    you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way in the answer.”

    ~~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~~

    NoW
    alWays
    1Answer..:)

    “The education of the will is the object of our existence.”

    ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

    True
    WiLL
    WiTh
    no
    woRds
    @eSSencE..:)

    “Always make room for the unexpected in yourself.”

    ~~ Steve Martin ~~

    Strip

    “But since life is cruel, to you and to me, here I am.”

    ~~ Umberto Eco ~~

    DeATh..
    BaptisM
    oF BirtH..:)

    And afTer
    ThREE coMes fOur..:)

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