Telling curious tales, in situ….

Ffolkes,

“In’I no expect to be justified by the laws of men.”

~~ Bob Marley ~~

near sunset

Near sunset on SF Bay….

Hajime…. Today’s Pearl is another in a long line of oddnesses I’ve managed to engender over the years I’ve been doing this. It’s complete, in terms of the current formatting & content standards I’ve established, though it does tend to be a bit obscure in spots. That, I would guess, is nothing new for what one generally sees on this site. It’s also quite late, compared to when I usually get posted; that is simply due to my duties yesterday, while babysitting, having kept me from working on any of it until this morning, when I decided, yet again, not to worry about how much time it took, or how late it got posted…. The mere fact it is done, and will get posted, is the most exemplary part of its charm, if any can be claimed at all….

All that, having been said, to our usual lack of concrete purpose, ‘twould, no doubt, behoove me to do what is needed to just “do it”. Far be it from me to deny the critical implications of using the word “behoove”; we’ll just pull up our pants, roll up our sleeves, set our faces with grim resolve, & get it done, just as if that were the original plan. Who’s gonna know, right? Only me, & I ain’t tellin’…. I am, however, finding it easier every time I use it to employ the ruthlessness I’ve developed in truncating this intro section of late. Today, that looks like this….

Shall we Pearl?

“To live only for some future goal is shallow.
It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.”

~~ Robert M. Pirsig, “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” ~~

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cream 2005

Cream ~~ 2005, Royal Albert Hall Reunion

Whenever I’m in a ‘mood’, I seem to turn to old rock & roll for soothing. Since the concerts this group put on in 2005 for their reunion contained some of the very best live performances ever seen on a stage, it ends up on my speakers a lot. I figured, since I definitely am in the proper ‘mood’, why not? And, indeed, why not listen to the best?….. Enjoy, ffolkes; if you know anything about musicianship, you’ll enjoy this….

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Cream ~ Live Reunion
2005

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Comedy_Tragedy

Neurons/Parade Rest

Forlorn, he thought, but, then,
no, not really so.
Old, sad, strong; polluted by time’s red pen.
Nowhere left, to be, nor to go.

Tricks, not treats, forever remote,
strike fear into hearts fettered in fog.
Biting deep, stinging, we simper by common rote,
mired eternally in such bilious bog.

Torturous vision, bloody, capitulates in duplicate;
don’t ask for whom the spell trolls.
Ambiguity is real, impossible to extricate,
that’s how it rocks, then rolls.

Spiteful instruments offer no respite, patently.
Filigree lacks properly significant doubt.
Alternative answers formulate motivation, elegantly,
portraying reality as a vulgar lout.

Poltroons, there’s a good word,
for idiotic farmers, enthusiasts who borrow
time, filled with the blood of a bird;
solitary, the trickster cannot follow.

Affable moments trip the light, fantastic;
salacious intimacies fill a shimmering bower.
Night falls, eventually, monastic;
eternity calls with irresistible power.

~~ gigoid ~~

8/11 – 8/15/2016

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Notes on Life at Large….

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“Do you have the patience to wait
till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
till the right actions arises by itself?”

~~ Lao Tzu ~~

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“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”

~~ Aristotle ~~

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“Between the vision and the act lies the shadow.”

~~T. S. Eliot ~~

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“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.”

~~ Albert Camus ~~

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“Doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one.”

~~ Voltaire ~~

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“Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed,
and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.”

~~ Henry David Thoreau, “Walden” ~~

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“There are worlds out there
where the sky is burning and the sea’s asleep and the rivers dream;
people made of smoke and cities made of song.
Somewhere there’s danger, somewhere there’s injustice,
somewhere else the tea’s getting cold.
Come on Ace, we’ve got work to do…”

~~ The Doctor, “Survival” [Last lines of last episode] ~~

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I’m not sure if this isn’t the latest I’ve posted a Pearl, ever; if not, it’s damn close to it. Which, of course, means nothing, in the larger picture; it just means I have a choice. I can end it here, and, now, with some aplomb. Or, I can draw it out for some time longer with some of the bullshit I keep handy. Since I’m in a “mood”, (not always a bad thing; today’s version isn’t particularly negative, just ‘odd’…. if that word still has any meaning around here….), I’ll choose the former, mainly because I can then apply the word ‘aplomb’ to myself. That’s enough incentive for anyone, I’d say. Works for me, anyway. See y’all tomorrow, ffolkes, as long as reality refrains from getting too fractious…..

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

Kowabunga!

À bientôt, mon cherí….

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5 thoughts on “Telling curious tales, in situ….

  1. Cream? An excellent choice….who’d thought Baker would still be breathing at the time of the reunion……LOL To live is to know….what? is for you to decide…..have a good day…..chuq

    • LOL…. not just breathing; it must have surprised many to see him still drumming…. You have a good one, too, my friend; still busy with BBR stuff today, but will try to get by….

      gigoid

  2. Hello gigoid.. great!
    work you are doing
    heAR latELy.. Very
    inSpiRinG and i
    am HoPinG
    for a little
    R and
    R aWay
    from this
    KeyBoard ScreAM
    today too.. and while
    this is quite enough perfect
    in practice on itS oWn i WiLL
    aTTempt to reaP a little more for fun..
    other than that.. nice to see you Breezing
    through as Wind and Air too.. as i go oN oF course MoRe2 noW..;)

    “In’I no expect to be justified by the laws of men.”

    ~~ Bob Marley ~~

    Men and Women
    and eTc.. aren’t
    so bad..
    it’s usually
    the written stuff..
    the collective intelligence
    cultures and religions aS Such
    thaT
    SucK
    as the
    Foot Prints
    oF HuMans
    are suReLy
    A Cancer from
    SpaCE viEW oN
    eARTH thiS WaY toDaY..
    that’s why i avoid these clothes aT aLL Costs..
    and on
    top of
    thaT
    ThIS
    Naked
    is TotALLy FReED..;)

    “To live only for some future goal is shallow.
    It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.”

    ~~ Robert M. Pirsig, “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” ~~

    Yes.. i leArned
    that iN Zen Tennis..
    FucK the Competition
    for points and rewards
    like Trophies.. and Bucks
    and STuFF LikE thAT..
    juST be the
    bacK BoarD
    the BaLL
    and
    RacquEt w OnE..:)

    “Do you have the patience to wait
    till your mud settles and the water is clear?
    Can you remain unmoving
    till the right actions arises by itself?”

    ~~ Lao Tzu ~~

    F
    L
    O T A O L F
    A
    T

    “Happiness depends upon ourselves.”

    ~~ Aristotle ~~

    WiThiN.. iNsiDe..
    outsiDe.. ABoVe..
    So BeLoW and
    aLLaRouNd..
    wHOle
    aWay
    from
    sepaRaTe
    sELfsMaLLonE..:)

    “Between the vision and the act lies the shadow.”

    ~~T. S. Eliot ~~

    ToTaLsoCliPsE

    “Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.”

    ~~ Albert Camus ~~

    No take
    with
    all give
    no loss
    give
    all
    take..:)

    “Doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one.”

    ~~ Voltaire ~~

    Question Positive
    or Negative
    Negative
    Emotion
    Negative.. so
    as is is dePends
    oN A FeeLinG
    And SenSinG oF iS..:)

    “Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed,
    and in such desperate enterprises?
    If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
    perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
    Let him step to the music which he hears,
    however measured or far away.”

    ~~ Henry David Thoreau, “Walden” ~~

    A Sun
    Shines
    With no instruction..:)

    “There are worlds out there
    where the sky is burning and the sea’s asleep and the rivers dream;
    people made of smoke and cities made of song.
    Somewhere there’s danger, somewhere there’s injustice,
    somewhere else the tea’s getting cold.
    Come on Ace, we’ve got work to do…”

    ~~ The Doctor, “Survival” [Last lines of last episode] ~~

    A
    Miracle
    iS/aS Standing..:)

    Thanks gigoid..
    as alWays.. mY FriEnd..:)

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