Casting runes in high dudgeon….

Ffolkes,

“Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.”

~~ Joseph Campbell ~~

bridge to Marin County

Richmond/San Rafael Bridge from the Bay….

Hajime…. Rather than spending two or three paragraphs detailing the extent of the effort necessary to post today’s Pearl, I’ll merely describe the entire episode as ‘epic’, & let it go at that. After all, the introduction of any type of literature implies some sort of ‘introduction’, not a compendium of gratuitous pandering in solicitation of sympathy. As some BBC show once noted God to have said, “I AM the Supreme Deity, y’know. I’m not entirely dim.” In this case, I’m God, with more insight…. I know, sounds not merely blasphemous, but, arrogant. But, give me a break; it’s early yet.

Oh, right. Introduction. What we have here is a Pearl of Virtual Wisdom, comprised of all the standard parts in the current format. As such, there really isn’t much more to say, so, I’ll let today’s collection of assembled thoughts on Life at Large, as expressed in various venues, speak the rest of our message, such as it may be, for itself…. If you don’t quite follow the dots to a clear picture, no worries; the journey is the thing, not the destination, or, as we are so fond of reminding ourself, especially when we get stuck in the royal we, “the map is NOT the terrain.”

I could add quite a bit more, I suppose, but, the simple truth is, it wouldn’t help, so, from this point, you’re on your own… No surprise there, eh?….

Shall we Pearl?….

“There is nothing like death. To it, everything is a metaphor.”

~~ Subtle Bee ~~

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Tula

‘Tula’ ~~ Image from Playing For Change

Today’s music features a talented singer who works with Playing For Change, as a member of their official touring band. I’ve enjoyed hearing her voice for a couple years now, since first stumbling across my first P4C video…. I consider the organization one of the few worthwhile charitable foundations in existence, & contribute to them regularly. I hope you enjoy what you hear, & visit their site, where you can participate in working for peace through music…. Abondanza!….

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Playing For Change
Tal Ben Ari (Tula) & Roberto Luti
Teach Your Children

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Comedy_Tragedy

Vague Glimpses of a Rainbow

All the sad notions of propriety had fled,
Screaming their anger for pausing in song,
Until late came the rabid fog, colored in red,
As serenity cried, unafraid to live so strong.

Fallow fields in faithful patience set free,
Dragged from birth, by their own nature cast
Saving each moment against fear yet to be,
Carved into silence, by ignorance held fast.

Historical forces plod slowly ’tis often said
Anxieties streaming stiffly, one epoch to the next.
Cultural mania stands nonchalant in its stead
No sadder epitaph has such bittersweet context.

Patterned bags of forgotten virtue lie in wait
Blessed by reminders whose souls value affinity
Frozen webs surround the fields in gravid state
Grasping passionately within obvious opportunity.

Passage to future realities isn’t guaranteed
Small favors for deities was left off the menu
No roses, nor manna, nor gallant aerial steed
Left traces of fatal, yet originally gracious venue.

~~ gigoid ~~

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

A few notes on Life at Large….

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“Life is too short to waste
In critic peep or cynic bark,
Quarrel or reprimand:
‘Twill soon be dark;
Up! mind thine own aim, and
God speed the mark!”

~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

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“Only the madman is absolutely sure.”

~~ Robert Anton Wilson ~~

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“One cannot live without inconsistency.”

~~ C. G. Jung ~~

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“When the fox gnaws — smile.”

~~ Lazarus Long ~~

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“I say love, it is a flower; and you, it’s only seed.”

~~ Bette Midler, “The Rose” ~~

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“My skin,
my bones,
my heretic heart
are my authority.”

~~ Catherine Madsen ~~

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“Today is what happened to yesterday.”

~~ Subtle Bee ~~

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Okay, ffolkes; I’m done. As well, it would probably be for the best not to ask. Let’s just keep it simple, & say, see y’all tomorrow. I’d like to think the odds are good, but, then, I’ve been wrong before. Be well, & happy as you may, anyway….

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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One thought on “Casting runes in high dudgeon….

  1. Hello gigoid.. true a cold front came through
    the PanHandle of Florida today
    although temperatures
    hover close to
    100 degrees
    in much
    dryer Blue
    Azure skies and
    Tropical Storm Emily
    did not hide her winds and
    rains in any drawerS hehe..
    as the Poetry of Her
    SonG Dances
    on through
    Breeze
    and Flooding
    Rains as we enjoy
    Low Humidity around
    35 to 40 Percent as my Sister
    and i will take an earlier morning
    hike while the temperatures creep
    fast past around 68 Degrees or so
    F for the Morning Black Water
    River Forest that we
    WiLL Visit neXT
    hehe.. as
    they say
    i could FucK
    the smALL talk uP
    of how’s the Weather
    into a just another Long SizE
    Term Poetry on Record heHe..
    so.. off to the Quotes of Wisdom
    you share as alWays inspirational
    in Category 6 Hurricane Winds of
    ForCe iN iMAGiNaTioN and CreATiViTy
    as those WiNds coNtinUe to GroW oN
    WiTh ComPleTely CaLm Center
    Peace of Love and Grace
    ConTinUiNG to PoWeR
    WiLL and Strength
    iN BaLanCinG
    FoRcE oF Bio-Chemical-
    Electrical BEinG oF HUmaN ME.. haHa..;)

    “Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.”

    ~~ Joseph Campbell ~~

    Ah.. yes..
    Science
    STiLL and
    Religion
    oF Literal
    ThiNking CoNservative
    Minds of Closed over
    Opens
    More
    as
    Metaphor
    oF Liberal2..;)

    “There is nothing like death.
    To it, everything is a metaphor.”

    ~~ Subtle Bee ~~

    When Death beCoMes
    A Metaphor
    for
    HeaVeN
    A KinG
    LeaVeS A RooM

    “Life is too short to waste
    In critic peep or cynic bark,
    Quarrel or reprimand:
    ‘Twill soon be dark;
    Up! mind thine own aim, and
    God speed the mark!”

    ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

    TrUE iN SMaLL Naked Fury
    Bonobo HuMaNs Groups wHo
    BarTer
    Love
    WiTH
    Free and
    Open for
    aLL SeX..
    And holding
    hands with
    hugs of Love
    butt NoW the Rest
    of HUmaNs Require
    Rules and Control NoW
    aWay from tHeiR HuMaN
    NatuRe oF Free LoVinG aPeX eYes..
    in iNsanELy Large groups feeding less off more..:)

    “Only the madman is absolutely sure.”

    ~~ Robert Anton Wilson ~~

    WeLL.. sure A to Zen Master
    aS SucH iN FLoW reguLates
    EmoTioNs and INtegRates
    SeNSes as they are sure
    of Relative Free WiLL
    in 100 Percent
    Positive
    Faith
    of
    Energy
    FLoW from as PurE LOVE
    Head to Toe in somEwHeRE
    around as many Stars as tHeRE
    are per a quadrillion or so in a aided
    eye viewed UniVerse in Terms of Bio-Chemical-
    Electrical connections as many from head to toe
    as A Body Learns WiTH aS MiNd to Live as Pure LoVE FaiTh
    sAMe… sure a lifetime of practice never ending with a reward of
    Heaven
    now
    wHeRe
    DirT NaPs
    need noT SinG
    empty promises and
    iLLuSoRy FeARs oF ‘FoRE..;)

    “One cannot live without inconsistency.”

    ~~ C. G. Jung ~~

    Sure.. from An outside iN
    And A Change Desired
    aT Hand oF Relative
    Free WiLL WiThiN
    AS PuRELoVE
    FaiTH
    as
    ABoVE
    So BeLoW
    HeRE AS HeAR2..:)

    “When the fox gnaws — smile.”

    ~~ Lazarus Long ~~

    Hehe.. wHat Does A Fox SaY.. GNaWs..;)

    “I say love, it is a flower; and you, it’s only seed.”

    ~~ Bette Midler, “The Rose” ~~

    LOVE

    “My skin,
    my bones,
    my heretic heart
    are my authority.”

    ~~ Catherine Madsen ~~

    “Today is what happened to yesterday.”

    ~~ Subtle Bee ~~

    WiTH SMiLEs wRiTe oN CouRse oF CouRSE..

    Sail
    WordStePs
    SAil SalE NoW
    DaNCESoNGFReeD..:)

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