Oatmeal is multi-talented….

Ffolkes,

“The Soul is born old, but it grows young;
that is the comedy of life.
The Body is born young and grows old;
that is life’s tragedy.”

~~ Oscar Wilde ~~

Galway stained glass

Church window, Galway, Ireland…

Hajime…. In the TV series, Northern Exposure, Cris Stevens, the local DJ, made the observation: “There’s a dark side to each and every human soul. We wish we were Obi-Wan Kenobi, and for the most part we are, but there’s a little Darth Vader in all of us. Thing is, this ain’t no either-or proposition. We’re talking about dialectics, the good and the bad merging into us. You can run but you can’t hide. My experience? Face the darkness. Stare it down. Own it. As brother Nietzsche said, being human is a complicated gig. So give that ol’ dark night of the soul a hug. Howl the eternal yes!”

“…being human is a complicated gig.” There are mornings when this phrase assumes a relevance that always amazes. The mental process involved in creating one of these Pearls, as I have discovered of late, is more of a function of will than it is of reasoned effort. The reasons we find to perform those tasks for which we assume responsibility are, of course, personal, not valid for others. This means one must learn to trust oneself, allowing both reason and passion to guide and direct us. When we do, we become both sides of ourselves, which is, ultimately, both our goal, and our raison d’etre, our reason to be….

You may be asking yourself right now, just what is he getting at? Well, that, too, is somewhat personal, but, essentially, what I’m saying is, all you can do is all you can do. In the past weeks, I’ve managed to complete and post a Pearl most days, even those days when it seemed less than productive to even get out of bed. (Yes, there are still demons hanging about….). But, I got it done, and that has, again, saved my sorry ass from falling into the abyss, which exists always, nearby, ready to claim yet another victim to internal fears. In the process, I, necessarily, have been too distracted, too tired, and too unfocused in my mind to perform the other side of blogging, to wit: visiting other sites & exchanging views… In short, I’ve neglected my friends, if only in my own estimation….

I can only offer the excuse above, which, in the larger picture means little, but, in my mind, means a lot. I offer my humble apologies to those who usually see me, and hope to redress my absence in the near future. It’s tough, because, frankly, I’m finding more to engage my attention outside, in the Big Blue Room, a place we all need to remember is our true venue. Cyberspace, while attractive, and quite fascinating, isn’t actually reality, much as it seems it is.

Well, golly! Would ya look at that? Four paragraphs of philosophic blather, bowed, but, unrepentant; cheap at the price, too. I think I’ll go now, & find something better to do. Wanna come with? Okay, follow me….

Shall we Pearl?

“Everything has two handles,
one by which it may be borne; another by which it cannot.”

~~ Epictetus (c. 60 AD) — Enchiridion, xliii ~~

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loreena

Last night, I watched this video, describing the elements and processes involved in putting on a tour, as well as the mindset required to do it her own way. It’s a fascinating story, with the added bonus of a number of most excellent performances from live concerts and pre-concert sound checks… The process, as related, reminded me very much of the food catering business, which is essentially the same exact process…. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did….

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Loreena Mckennitt
A Moveable Musical Feast

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Comedy_Tragedy

Off the proverbial cuff….

I never meant to kill that period of time,
it didn’t give me any choice.
It tried to hem me in without reason, or rhyme,
refused me any vote, or any voice.

You have to admit, I buried it deep and fast,
just as if I cared.
I knew, though, it would never last,
or ever be fully repaired.

No news, no pictures can bring it back,
once is all we get.
No pleas of public good, or even public lack;
in stone the past is set.

Futuristic visions now occupy my dreams,
I’m ready to go on.
Look! It fills up the screen, and it gleams!
Where’s the moment I’m sitting on?

Now, I remembered, at long, long last,
is all we really can hold.
Every moment goes by so bloody fast,
we’d best fill them all with beauty, warm and bold.

~~ gigoid ~~

4/30/2013

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Did you know?….

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“…all life is only a set of pictures in the brain, among which there is no
difference betwixt those born of real things and those born of inward
dreamings, and no cause to value the one above the other.”

~~- H. P. Lovecraft, from The Silver Key~~

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“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past,
not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles,
but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”

~~ Buddha ~~

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“When we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.”

~~ Muir’s Law ~~
~~ John Muir, “My First Summer in the Sierra”, 1911, page 110. ~~

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“A man of genius makes no mistakes.
His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.”

~~ James Joyce, “Ulysses” ~~

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“Rock gives reality to the otherwise abstract notion of transhuman time.”

~~ Edward Abbey ~~

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All’s fair in love and war – What a contemptible lie.

~~ Lazarus Long ~~

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“Some days the dragon wins …”

~~ Subtle Bee ~~

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Though I won’t make any claims as to quality, I can honestly say, it’s done, & done well, if only measured by intent. This, of course, makes it imperative I try again tomorrow. It won’t make today any better, or easier to digest, but, it will get us outta here without more bother. I’ll also say, I hope to go surfing today, but, we’ll see how the waves are running before I make any firm commitments. I can also say, honestly, I don’t think I can do any more damage, so, there’s only one thing left, and that is to say, see ya, ffolkes. I’ll be back; it’s not a threat, though you may take it as such, should you be so inclined. It is, as far as I can make it, a promise, one I intend to do all I can to fulfill…. Ta, then….

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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4 thoughts on “Oatmeal is multi-talented….

  1. We are having cold cold for May….go figure…..my days are still running together even after cutting back a bit…..I have one contract that I cannot complete until I get some info from Tajikistan….not an easy trip…..have a good day and I will be back later….chuq

    • The weather here has gone from 90+ degrees yesterday, to a possible high of 72 today; looking at the upcoming, it seems to be little more than a roller-coaster curve, totally unlike the springs I’ve seen in California my whole life… I’m gonna go to the mall today; no, I’m not insane. It has the only place to find what I need to pick up. I promise to try to get by today; I keep saying it, & keep fading in the afternoons; can’t seem to shake the fatigue that hits hard. But, overall, I’m stronger, so, I’ll gut it out today…You have a good one, as well; if it’s cold, you can switch to Irish coffee for the day…. *grin*

      See ya…

      gigoid

      • After 3 sleepless nights and enough coffee to sink a battleship I think I will switch to just Irish…LOL Good luck at the Mall…..I have not been to my Mall in 8 years and I survived…LOL chuq

  2. SMiLes.. my FriEnd.. gigoid way bEhind
    on doing what i’m doing wRiTE NoW
    but reALLy nothing matters but NoW
    you are absolutely correct on thaT..
    and over heAR in the Panhandle
    State of Florida with Flowers and
    all of that and the mentality
    over all of Lower
    Alabama
    among
    the MiNioNs
    heAR in Fundamentalist
    Church and Military rules..
    it’s trUe too.. the Blue Room is Best
    and this online stuff is just a creative
    outlet for me.. and mostly i just wanna
    be able to ZinG iT back to the folks who are
    Fundamentalist Christians who give me the
    most bullshit when i dance as the fACT that i
    wrote/write a FucKinG Bible two times and
    much much more too as five times one as
    big as the one they go by to
    worship men.. or shall
    i say just one man
    tHeir entire life..
    my point is to Worship
    Women as they are the ones
    i kNow and FeeL and SeNSE MoST
    who gave/give me A Garden oF LoVe NoW2
    Standing TaLL Now.. yes.. and in my Bible.. yes2..
    the Longer 4 Million word plus one all online now
    too.. there are more than A Thousand Women’s
    Faces that show Love Now too.. don’t need
    no books for
    Love or
    Grace
    or WiLL or
    Strength.. the
    sMiLes of Women
    WiLL SeT my SoUL’s HoPe/JoY
    on Fire for Love Forevermore now..
    And sure ..i can prove it in tons of words
    and photos and so much other ‘stuff’ too..
    as sure.. the ‘big’ fundamentalist religious men around heAr
    are welcome to open all of me up on line if they can handle that too..;)
    Main thing is
    i can back uP every
    thing i say/do and i know/feel/sense
    see their little book better than them too..
    never fails.. for NoW ain’t found one person yet
    who can tale me what John 14:12 says butt yes..
    i can show ’em.. hehe.. and that moment is always priceless
    my friEnd.. true after they mAiMeD A SoUL of LoVe when YouNg
    in boTh CreATiVity and yeS even an art oF A sMiLe that those fundie
    Christian Boys said Boys can’t wear.. FucK iT.. i wear a Naked SMiLe NoW
    for all to
    see
    FReED
    heHe as me..
    and all of this is
    worth that moment too..
    hmm.. after i get to the double/quintriple+
    Bible point in words in a few weeks now2..
    who kNows.. i miGht sloW down a little too..
    anyWay.. maybe not as i wouldn’t be doing
    any of this shit if i didn’t enjoy it as much as being
    in the BiGGeR
    BlUe
    room NoWw..
    the Blue Room
    Lives within me2 as
    Beach no matter where i go..
    but hey.. it’s true i need fresh air too..;)

    “The Soul is born old, but it grows young;
    that is the comedy of life.
    The Body is born young and grows old;
    that is life’s tragedy.”

    ~~ Oscar Wilde ~~

    That’s the average buTT
    i’ve yet to play by average
    rules as my Body and Soul
    Still Feels younger than 16..
    the form don’t
    mean
    shit
    as long as
    it floats high Now..
    And it’s true both my
    soul and body fELt like
    80 at 21 and 22 at 22
    and 105 at 47 and younger
    than 16 now approaching 57
    on 6660.. could be paRT of the
    Bi-Polar.. no doubt it is.. but use it or
    lose it in Grace and Love and Strength
    and Will are pART and ParcEL of the Merit
    in LivinG
    NoW
    too FReED..
    Younger STiLL.
    At Essence iSReaL..:)

    “…all life is only a set of pictures in the brain, among which there is no
    difference betwixt those born of real things and those born of inward
    dreamings, and no cause to value the one above the other.”

    ~~- H. P. Lovecraft, from The Silver Key~~

    “Get out of
    your head
    dude and dance
    and sure.. Sing too”

    -me

    “Everything has two handles,
    one by which it may be borne; another by which it cannot.”

    Breath
    of Life
    counts most..:)

    “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past,
    not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles,
    but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”

    ~~ Buddha ~~

    The folks who wrote
    that Buddha Story NoW
    got all tHeir ShiT toGeThER NoW..
    butt don’t
    forget
    the transcendent
    ecstasy of Now that
    takes Dance and SinG
    too for HighER ways of BeinG
    wHeRE Desire pales in compariSon
    to the
    liGht
    oF A
    SuNliT SoUL..
    wHo thaT LiVes
    morE ThaN ‘tween thE eARs..:)

    “When we try to pick out anything by itself,
    we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.”

    ~~ Muir’s Law ~~
    ~~ John Muir, “My First Summer in the Sierra”, 1911, page 110. ~~

    True.. the illusion
    is we aren’t a hitch
    and no more or less
    important that a hitch
    as grain of sand that hOlds
    uP Mountains of hUman Love..:)

    “A man of genius makes no mistakes.
    His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.”

    ~~ James Joyce, “Ulysses” ~~

    When all becoMes NoW HoLY
    and sAcRed FuLL of Meaning
    and Purposes as A worK oF Life
    As Art.. trUe..
    tHeRe is no
    LiFe NoW aLL
    buT LiGht ‘tween
    sHades of Grey
    BeYOnd Rain
    Bow Colors too..
    And dARk andA
    A MisTake is juSt
    anoTher word(S) for A
    path noW to greaTer liGht..
    And poTenTial NoW BeyOnd
    RainBow Colors oF LiGht too..:)

    “Rock gives reality to the otherwise
    abstract notion of transhuman time.”

    ~~ Edward Abbey ~~

    Rock of Ages…
    MEtapHORS EteRrnAlly NoW..:)

    All’s fair in love and war – What a contemptible lie.

    ~~ Lazarus Long ~~

    No doubt..
    ‘men’ wrote that..;)

    HIS
    story…
    seCrets
    iN pLaME buLLsHitE..:)

    “Some days the dragon wins …”

    ~~ Subtle Bee ~~

    And wears
    a Tuxedo
    on a Boat
    with his
    Zombie
    Peers
    on eARTh
    to Celebrate
    the greater potential
    for Human Suffering
    and Misery
    for the
    price
    oF A SoUL(S) STiLL noW2
    never born and or raised Now
    aS.. A GarDeN oF LoVe NoW2..
    empty alWays dRaiNinG NoW iN
    A dArk PlaCe oF eGo wHEre tHeRE
    WiLL never be eNougH PoWeR and
    StaTuS to FeeL iT uP.. and thAT my
    FriEnd is why i Worship Women most
    iN my version oF A Bible.. as they mostly
    hOLd
    the
    Keys
    to the
    GreAteST
    GifT of LiFe
    oF ALL.. a FiLLed
    uP SoUL wiTh
    more than
    oLd
    oRange
    GOld of DeATh as Life..
    HERSTORY
    IS NoW
    BETTER
    sTiLL NoW NoW..
    as thAT is NOW aLL
    tHe ReAL PoTenTial
    for the Love and the
    Hope and the JoY liT
    uP as HeaVen within..
    inside.. outside.. above..
    so below and all around
    as A LiGht that WiLL never
    be dimmed by little big Men with little
    heArT SpiRit and SoUL oF BeinG HeaVen NoW..;)

    otHeR than that.. thanks for the inspiration and
    enjoy your trip to the Mall and the Big Blue Room too..
    wish you could dance too and give ’em a link to your
    two/five+ times bigger
    bible
    of
    soUL
    as SonG
    oF thAT too..
    but hey.. BeinG
    heAR iS alWays now
    the BiGGeST GifT my FriEnd
    gigoid as the Miracle of Life that
    even Science Proves all oF LiFE juST iS NoW..:)

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