Up the creek, paddling madly….

Ffolkes,

“It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion;
it is easy in solitude to live after our own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”

~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

Mt Tam

Mount Tamalpais from the northern SF Bay….

Hajime…. My journey into the depths of the machine yesterday turned into the expected nightmare, in which it seemed reality was determined to furnish me with numerous assaults upon my sensibilities, testing my resolve, as well as my control, both of which proved to be sufficient, if only just, to prevent leaving any corpses behind me as I wended my way across the desolate landscape, in a desperate search to find one redeemable instant of time. No luck there; this travesty of our former democratic republic’s process of finding justice is as broken as the rest of our society; I witnessed nothing to indicate that “justice” was the goal of any of it.

Added to the apparent lack of intelligent purpose in which they insist on pursuing, my physical issues decided to chime in, making it essentially impossible for me to participate with any degree of comfort, much less any ability to maintain my cool; fortunately, a compassionate drone used some bureaucratic expertise to excuse me for the day, which is the good news. The bad news is, it was merely postponed to a later date, so, I must contemplate having to do this again in a month, unless I can talk my doctor into writing a letter to get me out of it…. SIGH… I suppose, given the potentially disastrous outcomes that were both possible, and, showing strong odds of occurring, the way it came out is more good news. The bad part is having to deal with it again later…. Life in Dystopia, I guess…

I was so morose by the time I finished dealing with all that, I decided to blow off the rest of the day, then went out & treated myself to a good meal at a good restaurant, complete with cocktails & wine…. It helped, but, has complicated this morning’s agenda with the resultant hangover…. Go figure, eh? Ah well, ’twas well worth it….

All the above, though it wanders about in much confusion, was pointing to this instant in time, where I inform y’all of having to rather ruthlessly trim today’s (semi-) complete Pearl, into the abbreviated version you will find below. In fact, all you’ll see today are the pearls I collected for the old school section, and the two most excellent examples you found atop and at bottom of this section…. In fact, the closing pearl for this intro makes a rather accurate assessment of my day yesterday, so, at least we have that to hold onto as something positive to note… It ain’t much, but, it don’t take much to make me happy…. In my current state, I’ll take it….

Shall we Pearl?….

“Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens.”

[Against stupidity the very gods contend in vain.]

~~ Friedrich Schiller, “The Maid of Orleans”, Act iii, Sc. 6 ~~

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

“As it is written….”

*******

“A single event can awaken within us
a stranger totally unknown to us.
To live is to be slowly born.”

~~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~~

*******

“And can you teach me to how to dance real slow?”

~~ Don McLean, “American Pie” ~~

*******

“The world is what it is, no less and no more,
and therein lies its entire and sufficient meaning.”

~~ Edward Abbey ~~

*******

“Change can be exhilarating, joyous, liberating.
But it can also be terrifying,
because, in a deeper sense,
you are questioning your very identity and sense of value.
But take the risk.
It’s worth it.”

~~ Dee Hock ~~

*******

“Do not seek death; death will find you.
But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.”

~~ Dag Hammarskjold ~~

*******

“If I don’t meet you no more in this world
Then I’ll see you in the next one.
Don’t be late”

~~ Jimi Hendrix ~~

*******

“There will come a time when you think everything is finished.
That will be the beginning.”

~~ Louis L’Amour ~~~

*******

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Considering the multitudinous handicaps with which I saddled myself today, I’m pretty stoked at just getting this done, which it is. Done, I mean. In fact, it’s so done, I’m outta here, so I can pull it together enough to, maybe, get another one done for tomorrow. Odds on that are running about even, so, we’ll see how it goes. I hope y’all had, and have, a better day than described above… I guess that wouldn’t take much, would it? Okay, so, I also hope you have a day you can enjoy…. Me, I’m goin’ back to bed awhile…. then, we’ll see what reality has to offer up for today…. See ya, ffolkes….

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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3 thoughts on “Up the creek, paddling madly….

  1. Good Afternoon.. from Florida.. FriEnd.. gigoid.. glad
    to see your Computer made it out of recovery and now
    the Court Case is put on hold for another day of issue..
    Hmm.. rather spread out still over here and almost
    ready perhaps for a little writing vacation of at
    least 30 minutes.. hehe.. with Sand and
    Sun Free
    Verse
    Dance
    Fun too..
    but for now
    i’M STiLL DanCinG
    And SinGinG and A Riffing heAR..;)

    “It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion;
    it is easy in solitude to live after our own;
    but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
    keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”

    ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

    Sure.. it’s much easier being a Yogi
    in the Mountain tops of Separation
    away from the ‘mundane’ of life
    but as ‘they’ say
    Fun too
    NoW2 iS
    LooKinG
    eYes more
    into the SuN
    oF LiFe without
    Restraint as Winds
    of CaLmer EYes of
    Hurricane NoW aLiVe
    WiTh no exclusions for
    the rest oF A Human
    Race in all
    the way
    that floats
    or sinks now
    to Millstone ways
    of Deeper Shallower Seas..:)

    “Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens.”

    [Against stupidity the very gods contend in vain.]

    ~~ Friedrich Schiller, “The Maid of Orleans”, Act iii, Sc. 6 ~~

    The ones
    who live
    win
    now no
    matter works
    they do it and live
    for the ‘reason’ ‘it’ works..
    Intelligence only flies as
    far as it Dances
    and
    Sings
    aLiVe.. mY FriEnd..:)

    “A single event can awaken within us
    a stranger totally unknown to us.
    To live is to be slowly born.”

    ~~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~~

    Answers
    Best
    Within..
    time tested
    EVolVinG STiLL
    iN Billions oF Years..
    No Book ends.. no Page starts..
    not even any words WiTH LiGHT..:)

    “And can you teach me to how to dance real slow?”

    ~~ Don McLean, “American Pie” ~~

    Only DanCinG
    SLower when
    one
    FeeLs
    SloWer
    And Flies eVen HiGher..:)

    “The world is what it is, no less and no more,
    and therein lies its entire and sufficient meaning.”

    ~~ Edward Abbey ~~

    GreaTesT
    FeeLs
    AnD
    SeNSes
    CreaTinG bY WiLL
    aNew and neVer sAMe..:)

    “Change can be exhilarating, joyous, liberating.
    But it can also be terrifying,
    because, in a deeper sense,
    you are questioning your very identity and sense of value.
    But take the risk.
    It’s worth it.”

    ~~ Dee Hock ~~

    “Let it go”
    as Frozen
    Ice Princesses
    BeCoME Queen of the Snow Blind..:)

    “Do not seek death; death will find you.
    But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.”

    ~~ Dag Hammarskjold ~~

    When OnE LiveD
    ‘they’
    Do..:)

    “If I don’t meet you no more in this world
    Then I’ll see you in the next one.
    Don’t be late”

    ~~ Jimi Hendrix ~~

    Never
    late
    FoR NoW..:)

    “There will come a time when you think everything is finished.
    That will be the beginning.”

    ~~ Louis L’Amour ~~~

    NoW

    See you.. around.. gigoid..;)

    • Fred, my friend, good to see you. I’ve missed your comments. I wish I had the stamina to keep up with all you write, but, I do keep track of your dance on FB & in the emails I get whenever you post….
      Say hello to K, & enjoy the day, brother…

      gigoid

      • Thanks.. gigoid..
        Always a joy to
        Come here and read all the wisdom.. SMiLes.. i seem to
        Be slowing down
        A bit on my writing too.. keeping it more
        At ease i guess to
        Guard against
        Burnout.. will
        Continue to get
        By to comment
        When i can.. my
        FriEnd..:)

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