Still lazy after all these tears….

Ffolkes,

“Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.”

~~ George Bernard Shaw ~~

po purple flowers

Subtle Urban Beauty….

Hajime…. In the past here on ECR, when searching for inspiration, I have often faced a vast, frightening expanse of featureless nothing, promising naught but dismay for all my efforts. Some days, I will retreat into introspection, speaking of personal issues, or rumination on past events. Other times, depending on mood, I’ll hare off into nonsense, or, blather incessantly about whatever comes to mind, as long as it makes little sense. Still other days, I’ll make an attempt at writing something new & fictional, just to practice the skills involved in producing something readable, if not compellingly so. Today, however, I’m trying something else….

I can hear the groaning, so just stop it. All I’m going to do is be honest, and forthright about my lack of inspiration. I got nothin’, ffolkes. It’s a miracle a Pearl got done at all; I am surprised enough to not even examine any of the ‘how’ that may have been involved; it would just turn out to have been illegal, or, immoral, at the very least. But, it did, so, I’m going to post it. I’m just not going to say anything relevant beforehand, to preserve any potential intellectual value that may have accrued by accident. This is not only necessary for our purpose, it’s the only compassionate thing to do.

See? Even a surly old curmudgeon can be nice, as long as it isn’t expected. I’ll just use the accumulated expertise I found here on the desk to help us get to the proper configuration to augment the purpose, in what will probably be the most coherent part of all you’ve seen thus far. That looks, suspiciously, like this….

Shall we Pearl?

“Reality is useful: It occupies time between fantasies.”

~~ Heyoka Bee ~~

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Since I’ve got nothing, here’s someone who had it on a regular, consistent basis, & said it well…. I doubt he needs any more introduction than that, so, all that’s necessary now is for me to say, enjoy!….

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George Carlin Live

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Early Observations

Until I knew there was more,
I wanted to know God.
They said he was a nice guy,
and would let me live forever.

All I had to do, they said,
was live my life for Him,
always living by scripture
cleaving only to his Way.

But, everyone I saw in church,
acted different at home.
Living wild, cussin’ and fussin’,
nobody lived like they said.

Still, I tried to be like Jesus,
he was sort of cool.
He never hurt nobody
and walked on the right path.

‘Course they killed him for that,
they couldn’t stand his example.
Turned him into a martyr,
hid his real words among their own.

Then I found the Buddha,
and met Lao Tzu at the gate.
They saw things real different,
showed me how to see straight.

Right thought, and right action
replace blind obedience and faith.
Reality becomes manageable,
fear retreats, the universe expands.

Brother John said it pretty well,
“Imagine there’s no heaven,
it’s easy if you try.”
Sounds like he knew why.

Day to day, life is grand,
we walk in eternal beauty.
Open your eyes and hearts,
find yourself already immortal.

~~ gigoid ~~

4/12/2013

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Naked Pearls

A small paradox….

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“I’m not a teacher
only a fellow traveller of whom you asked the way.
I pointed ahead
– ahead of myself as well as of you.”

~~ George Bernard Shaw, “Getting Married,” 1908 ~~

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“As I look at your image,
I see only the light which was not absorbed.”

~~ Mark Middleton ~~

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“He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.”

~~ M C Escher ~~

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“Are you trying to somehow deal with the snake?”

~~ Curiously Subtle Bee ~~

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“… and she’s buying a stairway to Heaven.”

~~ Led Zeppelin ~~

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“And it’s just a box of rain
I don’t know who put it there
Believe it if you need it
Or leave it if you dare
And it’s just a box of rain
Or a ribbon for your hair
Such a long, long time to be gone
And a short time to be there”

~~ Box of Rain by Lesh, Hunter ~~

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“All this happened, more or less..”

~~ Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut, 1968 ~~

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There you go, ffolkes. That’s all I’ve got, & it’s probably more than is wise to share. Oh, well. The good news is, it’s done. The other good news is, we get to try again, another day, maybe even tomorrow. The odds are getting a bit hard to figure, but, that’s okay, because the game is rigged, anyway. See ya, ffolkes…. Just try to stop me….

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

À bientôt, mon cherí….

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5 thoughts on “Still lazy after all these tears….

  1. A little Carlin humor……love it! “Anyone can turn the truth into a lie, but it something else to turn a lie into the truth”……..”How can one walk ahead while looking back?” Need more coffee…LOL Have a good Saturday my friend….chuq

  2. sMiLes.. mY FriEnd gigoid..
    a little exhausted am i too..
    DanCinG Pneumonia and
    the SinGinG Flu but inspiRation..
    it’s everywHeRE NoW A Gift
    i cannot turn
    dOwn
    as Gifts
    coMe and
    Go and as they
    comE NoW.. onE
    uses them to the best
    of tHeir AbiLiTy Now or Not..
    anyWay.. nice to see your most
    current effort hEar and noW off to the
    Wisdom as i riff off that while i CanWiLL
    sTiLL hOld ratHeR ill eYes oPen for NoW
    WiTh SmILes MoRE.. as nows Go oN2..:)

    “Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.”

    ~~ George Bernard Shaw ~~

    Forever now alWays
    Been aLWays WiLL
    bE or not.. NoW reMaiNs
    Forevermorenow.. to
    pass now
    uP
    is also..
    yes.. to fAiL..:)

    “Reality is useful:
    It occupies time between fantasies.”

    ~~ Heyoka Bee ~~

    CoRe.. SuN
    ShiNe BeLlieF..:)

    It’s easy to imagine NoW
    Heaven on a multi-colored
    Beach but a Desert.. that’s
    a place where one wishes
    for a Garden
    some
    wHeRe
    else@Least
    to escape to
    if one does
    not migRate
    to Heaven
    first…
    wiTh SMiLes..:)

    “I’m not a teacher
    only a fellow traveller
    of whom you asked the way.
    I pointed ahead
    – ahead of myself as well as of you.”

    ~~ George Bernard Shaw, “Getting Married,” 1908 ~~

    VaCation
    StaYcation
    for all concerned..:)

    “As I look at your image,
    I see only the light which was not absorbed.”

    ~~ Mark Middleton ~~

    Essence counts..
    Form of SpiRit SPeaks..:)

    “He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.”

    ~~ M C Escher ~~

    Wonder
    Essence
    in itself
    as
    FeeLinG
    SeNSinG MoRe..:)

    “Are you trying to somehow deal with the snake?”

    ~~ Curiously Subtle Bee ~~

    juSt SlitHeR
    no.. deaLs..;)

    “… and she’s buying a stairway to Heaven.”

    ~~ Led Zeppelin ~~

    Stair way to Trump Castles cost..
    And i alWays thOught the lyrics
    sAid barRing a Stairway to Heaven..
    even since
    i had
    the
    sheet
    music but
    i play by notes
    more than words..;)

    “And it’s just a box of rain
    I don’t know who put it there
    Believe it if you need it
    Or leave it if you dare
    And it’s just a box of rain
    Or a ribbon for your hair
    Such a long, long time to be gone
    And a short time to be there”

    ~~ Box of Rain by Lesh, Hunter ~~

    DestiNation now
    with never travel
    now alWays heAr..:)

    “All this happened, more or less..”

    ~~ Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut, 1968 ~~

    NoW..:)

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