Indications of imminent three-part harmony….

Ffolkes,

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing,
but in rising up every time we fail.”

~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

3 mice look

“Where’s the 3 blind mice?….”

Hajime…. In truth, the pearls you see bookending the intro section today would suffice as a complete Pearl, as is often the case with Ralph Waldo’s thoughts. But, since I’ve already cobbled together the rest of today’s mess, I guess we’ll go ahead & post it, just to be able to say we did. Can you say the word, ‘fatalistic’? Sure, you can…. Of course, you’ll probably do well to duck, immediately, as the irony monitors are armed & irritable, to say the least. In today’s world, they get a little testy, what with all the overtime they must put in….

Now I’ve established the proper tone for today, I’ll play nice, & drop y’all here, like the proverbial hot potato. Why do I say nice? Well, because it is. Trust me, that’s all you want to know about it; details would be both superfluous, and, dangerous. Providence forfend we should ever subject y’all to both of those at once, by gosh. Instead, we’ll just go on, & let the brilliance of today’s chosen authors & philosophers (what else can one call Zippy?….) speak for itself. Better that way; it all goes wonky when I try to intervene, so, we’ll pretend we never even thought of it.

That’s all I’ve got for today, ffolkes. Well, other than what you’ll find below. I do hope you enjoy it, or, at the very least, find no cause to regret it. In any case, it’s time to go, before we do anything we can’t fix….

Shall we Pearl?

“The man of genius should occupy the whole space between God or pure mind,
and the multitude of uneducated men.
He must draw from the infinite Reason, on one side;
and he must penetrate into the heart and sense of the crowd, on the other.
From one, he must draw his strength; to the other, he must owe his aim.
The one yokes him to the real; the other, to the apparent.
At one pole, is Reason; at the other, Common Sense.
If he be defective at either extreme of the scale,
his philosophy will seem low and utilitarian;
or it will appear too vague and indefinite for the uses of life.”

~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Literary Ethics” ~~

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I’ve always preferred to hear live music; it is always more real than any studio sound can possibly be. I discovered this band a couple years ago; they are, in my opinion, one of the finest groups of improvisational musicians to have ever played together. The bassist, Mike Gordon, is a legendary performer, (you saw him here a short while ago, playing a set with the legendary Leo Kottke), & the lead guitarist, Trey Anastasio, is playing with the reincarnated Grateful Dead band now on tour, improvising Jerry Garcia’s guitar riffs as well as anyone ever has…. I hope you enjoy it….

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Live Phish
Riviera Maya, Mexico, 2017

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Comedy_Tragedy

Time, and again….

Life, and/or love, will seldom fit
into any box we keep for them to sit.
Loose and limber, without any reason,
always somewhat out of season.

Surprise, surprise, they seem to say,
we can’t help it, it’s just our way.
If only you would learn, instead of know,
maybe you’d find yourself with one to show.

Deal, just the way it is, now and here,
follow the path, on the other side of fear.
Finding the future isn’t all blood, sweat, and pain,
far, far more than mere joy we stand to gain.

The sages all say not to try, just do,
sounds as simple as putting on a shoe.
I’d say we could really go places,
if we could but learn to tie up the laces….

~~ gigoid ~~

11/1/2013

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Naked Pearls

Notes on Life at Large….

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“I leapt headlong into the sea,
and thereby have become better acquainted with
the soundings, the quicksands, and the rocks,
than if I had stayed upon the green shore,
and piped a silly song, and took tea and comfortable advice.”

~~ John Keats ~~

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“When washing your face, can you see your true self?
When walking, can you feel the rotation of heaven?
When speaking are your words without guile?
When you shop are you aware of your needs?
When you meet the suffering, do you help?
When you meet conflict, do you work toward harmony?”

~~ Deng Ming-Dao ~~

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“Let yourself be open and life will be easier.
A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable.
A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.”

~~ Buddha ~~

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“Is this going to involve RAW human ecstasy?”

~~ Zippy the Pinhead ~~

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“Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving.
You don’t have forever.”

~~ Leo F. Buscaglia ~~

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“Why is the universe the way we see it?
If it had been any different, we would not be here!”

~~ Stephen Hawking ~~

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“If you understand, things are as they are.
If you do not understand, things are as they are.”

~~ Gensha, Zen Master ~~

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Well, I did it again. Don’t ask why, or we’ll never get out of here. In fact, don’t do anything, & we can all get this done, & get on with the rest of today. It’s been, well, as real as I could make it, & since I’m done, so are you. I leave you with this thought: Are you experienced? Replies may be submitted to the proper authorities, at your convenience…. We now return you to your own version of reality….

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

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À bientôt, mon cherí….

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7 thoughts on “Indications of imminent three-part harmony….

  1. Whenever I hear “Phish”…I think of my youth….Country Joe and Fish…..a crazy day…..son now rain……kinda like the way I feel LOL Have a good day Ned and I will be back a little later….chuq

    • Aye, well, Joe’s main hit was sort of the anthem for the original peace movement back in the day… The Fixin’ To Die Rag… “And, it’s one, two, three, four, what’re we fightin’ for?….. Kinda stuck in there, y’know? I’ll get by today, some time…. hope you have a relatively pain free day….

      gigoid

  2. Good Evening Gigoid.. and top
    of the Full Moon Eve of June
    the 9th too.. as these
    FuLL Moons
    are the
    BesTesT
    for Rave-like
    DancE iN mY nexT
    StoP SooN aCross the
    River to aNoTheR County too..
    i didn’t forget this one as it is one
    of my Favorite ones.. been a bit spread
    out lately but definitely had to come back
    not to miss
    a wonderful
    opportunity
    to riff off of this..
    Hope liGht cOmes
    to you soon my FriEnd
    through the Challenge oF
    dARk as it does seem liKe
    you do alWAys find a way
    to pull your sELf through
    as this Life thingie
    is all about
    practice
    work
    practice and
    more work never
    ending now to get all the jobs
    of LiFE Done successfully at WiLL Can..:)

    Hmm.. i’m FeeLinG a Little 24 Karat
    Gold toNiGht i’LL chalK iT uP to the
    FuLL MoonLiGht why not alWays
    something anew to do mY
    BeST to Celebrate
    for any
    Joy
    i can
    and WiLL
    MaKe mY friEnd
    as LonG aS the liGht
    oF LIFe continues to coMe
    as Gift that i work for like an
    F iN Olympic Athlete whose only
    reward is the neXt Breath NoW..
    yeP it’s enough my friEnd
    as LonG as a sMiLe
    WiLL coMe thAT
    i CaN FeeL
    as every
    sMiLe maKes
    the NoW 24 CaRaT
    GoLd to ME aT LeASt..
    Nice to drop mY friEnd as alWays..:)

    “Our greatest glory is not in never failing,
    but in rising up every time we fail.”

    ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

    Gettie up Gettie uP
    i do not know how
    to sPeLL Gettie uP
    buTT
    NeVeR
    the LeSS
    i AM uP
    for
    NoW
    HeHuH HaHe..:)

    (See that bigger
    Poem uP tHEre..
    i thINk the
    words
    are
    HaVinG
    SeX oN the
    PaGe and MaKinG
    Baby SiZe Poems NoW..;)

    WordS and LetterS
    oN PaGe
    SeX No
    Mess..
    hehe..
    haha
    eTc..
    eT AL
    And inFinitum
    coNtinuuM eVeN
    MoRe.. Now too..;)

    “The man of genius
    should occupy
    the whole space
    between God or pure mind,
    and the multitude of uneducated men.
    He must draw from the infinite Reason, on one side;
    and he must penetrate into the heart and sense of the crowd, on the other.
    From one, he must draw his strength; to the other, he must owe his aim.
    The one yokes him to the real; the other, to the apparent.
    At one pole, is Reason; at the other, Common Sense.
    If he be defective at either extreme of the scale,
    his philosophy will seem low and utilitarian;
    or it will appear too vague and
    indefinite for the uses of life.”

    ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Literary Ethics” ~~

    YeP iT’s liKe BeinG iN
    Bed WitH everYone
    iN thE World
    And DoinG
    yOuR
    BeSt
    NoT
    to
    MaKe a Mess..;)

    “I leapt headlong into the sea,
    and thereby have become better acquainted with
    the soundings, the quicksands, and the rocks,
    than if I had stayed upon the green shore,
    and piped a silly song, and took
    tea and comfortable advice.”

    ~~ John Keats ~~

    It’s true.. it’s mostly
    Safer too with
    the Adventure
    iF doNe oNlinE
    SeaS without
    the
    offline
    mess..;)

    When washing your face, can you see your true self?
    When walking, can you feel the rotation of heaven?
    When speaking are your words without guile?
    When you shop are you aware of your needs?
    When you meet the suffering, do you help?
    When you meet conflict, do you
    work toward harmony?”

    ~~ Deng Ming-Dao ~~

    i AM
    i CaN
    i WiLL
    MaKe
    HeaVeN
    SPiRaL aLL A
    ‘rOUnD A GolDeN MeAn..
    aT RooT oF ChaLiCE MoRe..:)

    “Let yourself be open and life will be easier.
    A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable.
    A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.”

    ~~ Buddha ~~

    When aLL BeCoMes HoLy
    AnD SaCreD iN aLL oF
    sMaLL and BiG Picture
    VieWs FulL
    NoW oF
    MeaNinG
    and PurposE
    tHeRe iS AlWaYs
    FeeL iN FoR Loss
    oF HeAVeN oN eARTh..:)

    “Is this going to involve RAW human ecstasy?”

    ~~ Zippy the Pinhead ~~

    AmaZiNG HoW Many
    Folks lose this
    iN
    the After
    Marriage oF LiFE
    YeS.. Marry the Ecstasy
    And Practice iT aS iF
    aLL yoUR hUmaN
    Productivity
    and
    Creativity
    oF LiFe counts
    oN RaW hUmaN
    Ecstasy to DriVe yA
    through LiFe with no Hidden Charges..
    Cheap Thrills are the BeST when they
    BeComE HoLy and SaCreD aT
    HoMe of LiFE as any
    Church Style
    Service
    FuLL of MeaNinG
    and PurPose in Temple
    oF God as FlesH anD BLooD
    uP
    and
    neVer
    DoWn
    FoR any ThiNG
    Less than Ecstasy RaW..:)

    “Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving.
    You don’t have forever.”

    ~~ Leo F. Buscaglia ~~

    i miss yesterday and
    tomorrow and
    on the oTHeR
    HanD and FeaT
    oF LiFe i LiVe
    ForEveR
    eTernAlly
    NoW coMpletE
    WiTh NoThiNG
    to Lose or GaiN..
    alWays Practice through
    alWays Work as NoThinG
    iS Free oR trUly Hard Work iN Fun..
    eXcept
    when
    its
    Hard..
    and FuN too..:)

    “Why is the universe the way we see it?
    If it had been any different, we would not be here!”

    ~~ Stephen Hawking ~~

    oNe
    World
    Word
    Miracle..:)

    “If you understand, things are as they are.
    If you do not understand, things are as they are.”

    ~~ Gensha, Zen Master ~~

    i don’t care
    to kNow NoW
    wheN i kNow
    as thAT
    iS
    FuN
    And
    Careless
    Free
    except
    when
    i care
    And Care iS FuN..:)

    Off NoW to A
    “Heinz 57 AfTeR
    pARTy” DancE
    and SinG through
    EvE FuLL MooN..
    see ya
    gigoid
    and
    may the
    MooN liGht yA uP
    iN FuLLeR JoY dARk..:)

    • Nice one, brother. I would say, getting there, but, it might be a touch early to make that assessment; I’ve been up since 3, trying to regain control. Gonna be a long day ’til the moon rises….

      See ya…

      😎

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