Genuflections to the spirit of Pan….

Ffolkes,

“We’re all Bozos on this bus.”

~~ The Firesign Theatre, from the album of the same name ~~

thyme bloom

Blooming in thyme…

Hajime…. Having, with an unexpected degree of success, completed the elements of today’s Pearl, I sat down to begin writing the introduction. After ten minutes, with any number of false starts, I’ve decided to just begin writing, & let my brain catch up whenever it can. It gets like this, quite frequently, it seems, trying to compose a new, interesting bit of literature every damn day. Not that I’m complaining; the process, successful or not, is what has kept me relatively sane for the past six or more years. No, just reporting the facts, ffolkes, because I’ve got nothing else to go with today.

Now, I can treat you to some nonsense; the way I feel today, it could be rather amusing, if only to note how awful it turns out. Or, I could get philosophic, & regale y’all with tales of virtue & glory. That one, however, is well beyond anything I could do just now, so, we’ll keep looking. I could, if I had no sense at all, try to convince you I planned it this way, but, that seems too futile, even for me on days such as this. I guess, all things considered, I’ll just have to resort to the recently acquired ruthlessness I’ve found so useful, just to keep from frustrating myself, and, y’all, any further than I have already.

Fortunately, that one is pretty simple to apply, especially at this point, when I’ve set the stage, so to speak, so precisely. In fact, so precisely, I can tell you, without fear of contradiction, we’ve arrived at that juncture most efficacious for our purpose. What juncture, you ask? This one….

Shall we Pearl?

“Hope is the denial of reality.
It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse
to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it.
I say we remove the carrot and walk forward with open eyes.”

~~ Raistlin Majere, “Dragonlance Chronicles” Vol. 1 ~~

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French composer Camille Saint-Saens

Yesterday, I selected the piano concertos of Mozart to provide some reading/study music. Today, I have chosen to select another set of music from a single classical composer, to wit: Camille Saint-Saëns. He was an extremely prolific composer, yet, everything I’ve ever heard of his shows the same brilliance. Works for me…. Enjoy, ffolkes….

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Camille Saint-Saëns

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Adjectives of Quality ~~ Bloody Friday

A baleful lump of ironic introspection
sits upon my shoulder today
leaving traces of fey reflection
with a smattering of true dismay.

Resistance may be futile, many have said,
belief didn’t necessarily follow.
Abnegation of fear marks all bills paid,
leaving such empty threats hollow.

Symbolic courage never sleeps so deeply
as when delusion holds sway.
Bartered virtue, sold far too cheaply,
stands in shame, until honor fades away.

Too many culprits exist to count just one;
all of us bear obvious blame.
Evil is as evil does, only, when it’s done,
it begins again, all same-same.

Nobody seems to care enough to deny the lies.
Ignorant fear rules humanity’s masses.
When evil passes unremarked, innocence dies;
silence equals guilt, leaving only hope’s ashes.

Reality screams; tales of terror unfold,
flames fanned with purposeful malice,
insidious dangers hide beneath atrocity untold
as Gaia weeps into an empty chalice.

~~ gigoid ~~

10/3/2015

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Naked Pearls

Reality can bite….

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“Of all lies, art is the least untrue.”

~~ Gustave Flaubert ~~

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“Reality is that which,
when you stop believing in it,
doesn’t go away.”

~~ Philip K. Dick ~~

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“Before you can build a house,
you must first believe
that the bricks are in fact bricks.”

~~ Schopenhauer ~~

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“If you shut up truth, and bury it underground, it will but grow.”

~~ Emile Zola ~~

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“A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.”

~~ Michael de Montaigne — Essays, Book i, Chap. xxxviii, Of Solitude ~~

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“You can never get rid of what is part of you, even if you throw it away.”

~~ Goethe ~~

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“The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind.”

~~ Bob Dylan ~~

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Well, there you have it, such as it is. I’m going to continue to use the ruthless tool, simply because I STILL don’t have much to say. I guess what awaits me in the rest of the day is distracting me; I just want to get done, & get out there to play with the mundanes. I’ll give in to my own lobbying, by bringing this to a rather abrupt close. See y’all tomorrow, ffolkes; remember…. be as strange as you can possibly be…. It’s our best defense against much of what gets tossed at us each day….

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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One thought on “Genuflections to the spirit of Pan….

  1. WeLL.. ConsiDeRinG.. ‘Pagan Monday NoW2’ is coming
    Soon on May Day Pole Day too.. any Title
    with the Word Pan
    all tAll
    and
    furry WiLL
    do too mY FriEnd
    g i g o i d N oW..
    as i Celebrate the
    Pagan ways of my
    Irish and Indian Ancestors..
    wHo sure kNew/KNoW what was/is real
    better than Trump FanS iN TrUth
    And LiGht these days.. for sURe..
    Ah.. Pan of the Forest and Beach
    sAMe and Different too..
    Baphomet
    with a sPin
    and Egyptian
    God MiN gettng
    Back to Animal Wild
    AnD Free Fertile Roots
    oF oVerFLoWiNG 911
    aS September 11th..
    NiLe
    River
    Floods too..
    Hey.. make it all as HoLY NoW
    AnD saCReD aS oNe CaN And
    WiLL iN FuLL MeaNinG and PurPose
    waY uSinG iMaGiNaTioN and CreAtivity
    iN MoVinG.. CoNnecTinG.. and Co-Creating
    WiTh NaTuRE sAMe PlUS GoD ChANGinG too..
    And most every thing IS A gonna be aLRiGht NoW..
    by the PowEr of WiLL and StrenGtH.. iN Yoda PuRe
    aGaPe Love Faith for aLL of NaTuRE TRUst NoW..
    wiTh a little lotta Bruce Lee Grace NoW too.. aS Be thE waTEr/AiR2..;)

    “Of all lies, art is the least untrue.”

    ~~ Gustave Flaubert ~~

    Tis TrUe aRT aT LeASt
    uNTiL i ThiNk
    ‘bOuT
    iT..:)

    “We’re all Bozos on this bus.”

    ~~ The Firesign Theatre, from the album of the same name ~~

    True
    Fool
    pLay
    Cool
    Play..;)

    Hope is the denial of reality.
    It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse
    to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it.
    I say we remove the carrot and walk forward with open eyes.”

    ~~ Raistlin Majere, “Dragonlance Chronicles” Vol. 1 ~~

    Fool
    o
    F
    HoPe i AM..
    WiTh few Carrots..
    or
    Sticks..;)

    “Reality is that which,
    when you stop believing in it,
    doesn’t go away.”

    ~~ Philip K. Dick ~~

    TruLy
    no
    esCApe
    @LeASt foR NoW..;)

    “Before you can build a house,
    you must first believe
    that the bricks are in fact bricks.”

    ~~ Schopenhauer ~~

    I’d make it out of Straw/GlAss aS i’m afraid of
    the Big Bad Wolf BLoWinG the BrickS uP.. over mY RainBoW..;)

    “If you shut up truth, and bury it underground, it will but grow.”

    ~~ Emile Zola ~~

    That’s
    what
    A
    Cat Proves
    With some GrAss..;)

    “A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.”

    ~~ Michael de Montaigne — Essays, Book i, Chap. xxxviii, Of Solitude ~~

    Ends
    BegiNs
    StARTs..
    neVer
    FinisheS stART

    “You can never get rid of what is part of you, even if you throw it away.”

    ~~ Goethe ~~

    WiThiN

    “The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind.”

    ~~ Bob Dylan ~~

    WiThiN..;)

    Thanks.. gigoid.. now..
    finished enough writing
    now ‘fore the Midnight Hour
    oF
    Pole
    DancE NoW..;)

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