Pontificating for fun and profit….

Ffolkes,

“The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage.”

~~ Thucydides ~~

impatient

Super Pom, on a mission from god….

Hajime…. If the science of meteorology has advanced to a point of reliability, today’s heat, again up into the mid-nineties (Fahrenheit, thankfully; if it were 90º C, we’d all be in serious trouble), will fade tomorrow, retreating for the next week into the low-to-mid-80’s. Since weather is one of those things we all pay attention to, but, have trouble accepting, I’d like to be the first to acknowledge, there isn’t much that we can actually DO about it, but, learn to enjoy it, no matter how it may otherwise feel about it. Feelings, after all, will not alter anything but our own attitudes….

Now we’ve cleared that up, with just a smidgen of smarmy curmudgeonry at the end, let’s move on to items of interest which may prove to be more amenable. It can’t be any less so, can it? No, didn’t think so. I realize it’s poor technique to retreat into such triteness so early in the day, but, try as I might, I couldn’t think of anything better. Some days ya got it, some days ya don’t. Since which of those we’ve seen thus far today is patently clear, I think it best if we just move on, pretending we’ve never seen that, and it didn’t happen.

Gosh, look at this! Three paragraphs in, & we haven’t actually said ANYTHING. Neither have I, for that matter. To avoid the conundrums which would otherwise naturally occur in such instances, I shall employ a heavy degree of pontification, combined with some sly misdirection, to get us out of what is turning, rapidly, into an unrecognizable pile of rubbish. Well, unrecognizable by any relevant authority, anyway. For us, it’s just the way it is, and, we’re pretty good at letting reality enforce its own policy standards. We have to be; one doesn’t reach such tender years without learning THAT one….

But, such frankness, in this situation, is indulgent, and could conceivably be actionable, under the proper conditions. Rather than test the truth of that, le’s do this, instead….

Shall we Pearl?….

“The old patterns of the hero’s quest still hold true.
The latest incarnation of Oedipus
is standing at the corner of 5th Avenue and 42nd Street
waiting for the lights to change.”

~~ Joseph Campbell ~~

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loreena

Since discovering this artist some months ago, I’ve become rather attached to her music. I find myself listening to this concert a couple times a week, just for the joy of hearing her ensemble, and her voice, both of which attained near-perfection on this occasion. I hope it provides y’all with some of what I find in it, for it is a grand feeling, I can attest…..

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Loreena McKennitt
Nights from the Alhambra

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Comedy_Tragedy

After the odyssey….

Portraits of iconic symbols, crashing, singing, forgotten;
evolving into mature innovation, as yet pale, and rotten.
Still water justly breeds, impenetrable primal verses resound;
unholy moments tarry, emotion swirls in passion unbound

Spiritual ovulation precedes each pregnant pause;
gravid, time moves on, following destiny’s cause.
Cast adrift on waves of confusion, to a final, damp landing;
salvation beckons sweetly, fed well on understanding.

Dreams directly fall, in night’s grey bower, unbidden;
lingering flavors in simple taste, lovingly, cleverly hidden.
Childish laughter sounds, joyful, bright, and clear;
no need ever to hide, no more monsters to fear.

Temper most foul arrives under unregistered mail;
forgotten taunts live on, lashed by an ancient flail.
Plain dealing delivers such lasting specks of honest hate;
savage in retrospect, never hasty, always running late.

Forever, cries an ambient lover of the pending night;
his pale, weak issue forms its own failing light.
Still, fortune favors such as those who apprehend;
Sweet love of Gaia, let it never end.

~~ gigoid ~~

3/10/2013

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Pathways are not always clearly marked….

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“Remember what the dormouse said…
FEED YOUR HEAD…”

~~ Grace Slick ~~

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“One’s action ought to come out of an achieved stillness;
not to be a mere rushing on.”

~~ D. H. Lawrence ~~

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“An it harms none, do what thou will.”

~~ Wiccan Credo ~~

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“A little Madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King.”

~~ Emily Dickinson ~~

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“Virtues are acquired through endeavor,
Which rests wholly upon yourself.
So, to praise others for their virtues
Can but encourage one’s own efforts.”

~~ Nagarjuna (c. 100-200 AD) ~~

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“He bids fair to grow wise who has discovered that he is not so.”

~~ Publius Syrus — Maxim 598 ~~

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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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Hmm…. All things considered, that went pretty well. It’s done, anyway, so, I’ll refrain from getting into the same sort of amorphous wandering we found in the intro, & end this before it can get away again. I will, if my efficiency at dealing with the heat allows, be back tomorrow, to try, once more to get this just right…. I don’t know what I’d do if it ever does, but, I’m willing to find out…. See ya, ffolkes; stay strange. If naught else, it FEELS really good….

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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2 thoughts on “Pontificating for fun and profit….

  1. https:// http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=m0J-BwkQK4A

    Hmm.. Rain needs
    no ‘Xplaining
    it just
    falls
    drops
    wHole Cloud
    sky rise lows falls
    HiGheR close to Sun..
    it’s raining it’s raining it’s
    raining and it can rain some
    more as long as it finishes by
    Dance tomorrow night at 11 pm..
    hmm.. other than that hope you
    are Cooling off some in the
    Heat Wave of California
    too.. Climate change
    the children of
    two tropical
    storms
    at
    once in an
    Atlantic June
    and the furthest storm
    in the Atlantic to form yet..
    anyway.. got a roof over my head
    and a garage and a car what the
    F am i complaining about let it rain.. gigoid..;)

    And i will proceed NoW aS ‘they say..;)

    The secret of Happiness is Freedom,
    and the secret of Freedom, Courage.”

    ~~ Thucydides ~~

    True.. takes a lot
    of Courage to
    Go Diaper free..
    unTiL ‘iT’ hITs ‘the’ Fan..;)

    “The old patterns of the hero’s quest still hold true.
    The latest incarnation of Oedipus
    is standing at the corner of 5th Avenue and 42nd Street
    waiting for the lights to change.”

    ~~ Joseph Campbell ~~

    True and Beethoven
    would have received
    a Hearing aid
    and never
    quiET
    make
    the music he did..
    Van Gogh would have been
    Medicated with the newest Psychotropic
    Drugs.. Michelangelo would have done
    it Selfie way himself with a Smart Phone..
    Leaving
    the
    Sistine
    Chapel Naked
    without a Mural..
    And Jesus would have
    A Blog too refuting all the
    lies about him from before..
    Hand Cuffs of CulTure now
    Free and iMpriSoned too
    in ways without a Paint
    Brush wHo works..
    but it’s true
    America’s
    STiLL
    Got Talent
    And 9 year old
    Asian AngELs Walk This land STiLL
    As thE heART oF hUMaN ReaL AngELs GoeS oN..
    With
    iSReaL
    Miracles
    oF heART..:)

    “Remember what the dormouse said…
    FEED YOUR HEAD…”

    ~~ Grace Slick ~~

    Hehe.. i already
    did that
    and
    threw uP most
    oF iT ouT..;)

    “One’s action ought to come out of an achieved stillness;
    not to be a mere rushing on.”

    ~~ D. H. Lawrence ~~

    CeNTeR i caLM
    HurricaNe NoW
    Winds anD aLL
    thAt Jazz
    iNBreeZe
    oFiMproViSinGNoW..;)

    “An it harms none, do what thou will.”

    ~~ Wiccan Credo ~~

    And sure.. Cognitive
    Empathy helps to
    to understand
    One Man’s
    Kool
    Aid
    iS
    AnotHeR
    Woman’s PoiSoN..:)

    “A little Madness in the Spring
    Is wholesome even for the King.”

    ~~ Emily Dickinson ~~

    G
    F
    iN
    K
    B aRT oN
    L O V E N O W..:)

    When i saw Emily/Celine heAR.. i had to visit..;)

    “Virtues are acquired through endeavor,
    Which rests wholly upon yourself.
    So, to praise others for their virtues
    Can but encourage one’s own efforts.”

    ~~ Nagarjuna (c. 100-200 AD) ~~

    YeS aS Caesar
    Says.. Apes
    StronGeR
    ToGeTHeR..:)

    “He bids fair to grow wise who has
    discovered that he is not so.”

    ~~ Publius Syrus — Maxim 598 ~~

    i kNow NoThinG
    i FeeL anD SeNSe mY aLL..;)

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

    ~~ Philip K. Dick ~~

    And thaT’s
    wHy i KeeP
    MaKinG ‘iT’.. mYsELf..
    Never Ever NoW StoP
    BeLieVinG iN ME
    AKA
    YoU..:)

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