We beg to differ….

Ffolkes,

“The gods conceal from men the happiness of death,
that they may endure life.”

~~ Lucan~~

dreaming

Lost in the dream….

Hajime…. Today’s Pearl ended up with more material than expected; I found an old mini-rant/discussion I wrote, then put away for later use, back in 2014, which I have included below the music; sort of a bonus for my own benefit, you see. It’s not bad, for what it is, and it certainly helps me to realize how far I’ve traveled, if only in my own mind’s fertile fields…. There is also a poem from a while back, and some rather nice pearls for the old-school section. And, since I’m improvising today’s post, music to match the tone….

Finding myself with so much material, as it turns out, is fortuitous on more than one level, for my total working time yesterday took a serious hit in the morning. I’d taken care of my granddaughter the day before, without realizing how fatigued I would become; at about 0900, after posting & answering a couple comments, I went back to bed, where I slept like a rock for five straight hours…. This, of course, left my mind in a suppressed state for a while, thus putting me further behind my intended schedule…. That’s why I say ‘fortuitous’, for it saved me a lot of time this morning, which worked out well for getting this done in a timely fashion…. which it did. Get done, that is….

To keep from going completely overboard with the amount of material, I’ll say no more here, but, shall, instead, bring this intro to a rapid conclusion, if I can remember how….. Oh, right. No worries, ffolkes; I even put this little method aside to use this morning, and it works quite well, if you don’t blink….

Shall we Pearl?

“I speak truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare;
and I dare a little the more as I grow older.

~~ Michael de Montaigne — Essays, Book iii, Chap ii, Of Repentance ~~

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phish-theline-freedownload-fuegodownload-2014phishtour

Phish

Today, I feel like some modern rock, with a deep connection to old rock…. Yes, I know, it’s a bit of a complex urge, but, I know just the right band to fill the bill. Here is one of my favorite modern concerts, which begins, and goes on, with a blend of improvisation & discipline I find encouraging, if not downright hopeful. I hope you enjoy excellent musicianship, because this is an excellent display of just that…. Enjoy!….

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Live Phish

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About Hopi Indian Symbols

Written 4/12/2014:

{Chaos + Entropy } – {Compassion + Love} = 42

SIGH…. there are times, such as this, when I wonder what life might be like without Murphy’s unkind attentions, and though it might affect the balance of the universe somehow if he weren’t around to see to his chosen task , (that of filling my quota, plus bonuses, of stupid, annoying crap, with which to deal at the most inconvenient times), I’d be more than willing to try it out, just to see if I could deal with THAT any better than I do with him dogging me…. In fact, I’d give serious money to have an opportunity to try….

Sadly for me, and for all of us, I suppose, money won’t buy freedom from Reality, or from the elements of Chaos, and Entropy, that are as much a part of life as are Order, and Beauty…. There are people who believe that money CAN buy happiness, but they are deluded, existing in a way that prevents them from ever really connecting with the universe deeply, or experiencing the finer parts of life, those that come only when one is open to compassion, and to love.

Moreover, these poor, sad fools are completely ignorant of missing out on anything, believing themselves to be rich as Croesus…. which, in fact, they may be…. This, however does not prevent them from being, in truth, sadly misdirected, delusionally convinced of their own rightness, in spite of all evidence otherwise, and, ultimately, pathetically overburdened with more THINGS than they can ever use, or even appreciate.

And, when they die, none of what they’ve spent their lives pursuing can go with them, wherever they may go…. There’s no conclusive evidence indicating any particular destination to which we go when we pass on, at least, none we can perceive, or comprehend in our current state of being….

Nobody, in all of our checkered, but pretty well documented history, has ever come up with any real, solid evidence for ANY of the theories on the matter, one way or another, but, I know for a FACT, it is for sure, and for certain, wherever our consciousness may go, it won’t be carrying bus fare, or any credit cards…. and nobody, I think, will care at all how much crap they had while they were here….

Who knows where THIS came from…. not me. I found the first part in an old Pearl intro, and the rest just spewed out…. so be it….

gigoid, the dubious has spoken….

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Comedy_Tragedy

Historical Perspective

When all has been said, and all been done,
there really isn’t much to say;
we all come to the same place in the sun,
where darkness overtakes us on our way.

The road seems long as we trundle along,
our perception of time allows us this boon.
In truth, our time here is a short, sweet song,
ending far, far too soon.

There never seems to be all the time
we would wish to have for our own.
Right at the point we find reason in our rhyme:
“It’s for you; your friend Death’s on the phone.”

Yet we all keep moving along our chosen pathway
burning each moment in imagination’s hot fire.
Future and past are held well at bay
lest we are distracted from our desire.

‘Tis no wonder history is rife with pain, and fear;
we sang sweet songs, but the key was wrong.
The only real surprise, it seems crystal clear,
is why the darkness has taken so long.

Just an observation….

~~ gigoid ~~

10/13/2015.

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Naked Pearls

Life + Death = Life at Large….

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“When I was born, death kissed me. I kissed it back.”

~~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~~

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“To know much is often the cause of doubting more.”

~~ Montaigne ~~

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“Are all your stars shining?”

~~ JD Salinger ~~

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“At ebb tide I wrote a line upon the sand,
and gave it all my heart and all my soul.
At flood tide I returned to read what I had inscribed
and found my ignorance upon the shore.”

~~ Kahlil Gibran ~~

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“One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.”

~~ George Santayana ~~

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“A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us.
To live is to be slowly born.”

~~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~~

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“For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered.
But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula,
the big answers don’t remain stone-written.
We adjust to new conditions and discoveries.
We are pliable.
Love need not be a command or faith a dictum.
I am my own God.
We are here to unlearn the teachings
of the church, state, and our educational system.
We are here to drink beer.
We are here to kill war.
We are here to laugh at the odds
and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”

~~ Charles Bukowski ~~

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Well, there you have it. One complete Pearl of Virtual Wisdom, in all its broken glory. I have yet to look back at it, as a whole, but, it doesn’t matter, as I’m gonna post it, no matter how it turned out. That’s what I call trusting the process, which, thus far, has served me well. In celebration of that, I shall take my leave, with the gentlest of touches…. How’s this for quick, and easy? 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

dozer3

À bientôt, mon cherí….

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2 thoughts on “We beg to differ….

  1. I see granddaughter made a difference….as they always do. Leelu and I feel the same on this lazy Sunday…..Phish, I had forgotten about them….good choice….brunch awaits….chuq

  2. {Chaos + Entropy } – {Compassion + Love} = 42
    -gigoid

    WeLL. Hello gigoid.. i guess i’LL stARt
    at the end of your most current post
    as surely 42 catches my eye after
    wRiTing about that Number
    in Synchronicity way
    or as you say…
    Serendipity way..
    as i completed 1.42 Million
    words of my own personal
    Bible on 4.20 of 2017.. with
    42 thousand words in that
    7 day period of time and
    sure.. 42 Miles of Dance
    give and take.. during 7 days
    too.. the Difference is.. i guess is
    that this is the 44th Month oF DoinG An
    Ocean WhoLe Poem2 and probably about
    4.2 Million Words or so too.. but i don’t have
    all the numbers in.. so.. i’ll stick with the exact
    Figures in 42 ways in synchronicity and serendipity
    way.. along with coming across the number 42 tonight
    heAR as JuST anoThER A-Causal Connecting Principle..
    Psychologically Meaningful incident and event to me for Now..
    And it’s true..
    Emotions and
    SenSes iN HUMan
    WaYs OF Love.. including
    Compassion do glue the Human
    Experience toGETheR in real feeL anD
    SenSe of BeinG NoW more than random text
    of a soup of life with no core oF RiVer FloWinG
    EmoTiOns ReguLating as MiNd and BoDy isREaL
    FleSh and BLood soUL.. from head to toe.. NOW witHin..
    insiDe.. outsiDe.. aBoVE.. So.. BeLow and aLL ARoUnd
    as HUmAn emPaths reaL.. WiLL at LeASt do NoW2 wiTh
    Power of Love agAPe UnLeAShed and ReLeaSed NoW
    to even defeat the iLLuSioNs of cLock hand time.. too
    As hUman FLIGht as StrEAMs as RiVers aS wAvES
    oF OceAN wHOle continue to eXpanD sHoRes
    wHeREver LiVinG FLeSh and BLooD
    soUL SoaRs as SpiRit And
    heArT seT FReED as
    LiGht oF hUmAN
    eYes thAT sEE aLL
    oF dARK and LiGht.. ‘Tween
    SHaDes of Grey.. and beYoNd RaINBoW
    Colors too for those who Get to Heaven NoW
    and can reLaTe back to dArKeST pits of HELL
    isReAl iN FLeSH and BLood SkIN as HUman
    WiLL report in Dante metaphors as Zombie
    Apocalypse coMe isREAL too in cLoser
    as DeAD FLesH anD BLood WiTh
    aNy BreaTh and BLooD oF
    LiFE LeFT or
    RigHt
    NoW..
    otHeR thaN
    thaT off to the rest
    of the Wisdom yOU BRinG
    to the dAY oF NoW.. heAr NoW..:)

    “The gods conceal from men the happiness of death,
    that they may endure life.”

    ~~ Lucan~~

    Endure.. sure.. for soMe
    for otHeRs thrive.. A MiXeD
    BaG
    oF
    LiFE iT is
    but yA can’t
    eat just one now for now..
    and Ya
    can
    too..
    iF.. thE Chips are uP oVer dowN..;)

    “When I was born, death kissed me.
    I kissed it back.”

    ~~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~~

    True.. if one ever entertains
    the idea of deaTh as liFe..
    miGht aS WeLL KiSS iT.. GooD DaY..;)

    “To know much is often the cause
    of doubting more.”

    ~~ Montaigne ~~

    Yep.. like going to the
    Moon in a 1970 Ford
    Maverick.. then as
    Fix Or Repair Daily..
    i dam sure wouldn’t go to the moon
    theNow.. WiTh
    A ’69 Fairlane
    either or a Tin
    Can ship
    with
    Rivets
    prominently
    STiLL DisPlaYed
    iN MuSeUM WaY..
    leSSoNs LeArned..
    Top Secret Clearance
    Keeps QuieT unTil Wiki LiNks SinK LieS..;)

    “Are all your stars shining?”

    ~~ JD Salinger ~~

    Good point.. the More
    One Connects Neurons
    the more ‘they’ do A
    BRaiN DancE
    and SinG
    HappY
    NoW.. too..:)

    “At ebb tide I wrote a line upon the sand,
    and gave it all my heart and all my soul.
    At flood tide I returned to read what I had inscribed
    and found my ignorance upon the shore.”

    ~~ Kahlil Gibran ~~

    LiVinG
    WitHiN..:)

    “One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.”

    ~~ George Santayana ~~

    Yes.. no Zombies ALLoWeD CLuB..;)

    “A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us.
    To live is to be slowly born.”

    ~~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~~

    TrUe
    HuMaN
    CoCooN..:)

    “For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered.
    But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula,
    the big answers don’t remain stone-written.
    We adjust to new conditions and discoveries.
    We are pliable.
    Love need not be a command or faith a dictum.
    I am my own God.
    We are here to unlearn the teachings
    of the church, state, and our educational system.
    We are here to drink beer.
    We are here to kill war.
    We are here to laugh at the odds
    and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”

    ~~ Charles Bukowski ~~

    As Pub SiGns
    saY.. iN COld
    WaY..
    Don’t Fall
    DoWN iN A StuPoR
    oF SNoW DRiFt NoW..
    paSS ouT.. oH GoD2 cOLD BiTes2..
    No LonGeR.. WiTh FinGeRs To WRiTe…:)

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