Parable, anecdote, or propaganda?….


In staying true to my new routines, I spent yesterday again immersed in music, which is, quite frankly, providing me with a LOT of emotional purging… catharsis, in its finest form. In addition, it’s given me an idea of what direction to follow to actually find the bliss I have ever sought… more on that another time. For now, it’s enough to know I’m headed aright, and feeling properly good about it.

Since I didn’t get a Pearl even started yet, here’s a rather fine one from 2013, while I still lived in relative poverty, prior to obtaining my SS benefits on retiring. It’s got some excellent retro- and introspection, diving into the Way of Tao, as outlined in the Tao Teh Ching…. well, you’ll see. There is also a most excellent video, which I could hope the entire world would hear…. Also, one of my best poems is here, so, all in all, it’s a worthy replacement for anything I might create today…& I hope you enjoy it….

Me, I’m gonna go to the water, with my guitar, where I’m going to sit, play, and sing until I get hoarse… might even get some pictures, taken, who knows?

Whatever happens, I hope y’all enjoy today’s old Pearl, and that you have as good a day as the one I intend to find….

See ya

gigoid, the dubious




“He is the best of men who dislikes power.”

~~ Mohammed ~~

Creme Bruleé, Very Nicely Done

    The Way that can be known is not the true Way. This is a Truth, so deep, so wide, so all-encompassing, it surpasses the ability of Man to fully comprehend, without a lifetime of study, and thought. In fact, finding the Way can be said to be the very meaning and purpose of Life, for those of us to whom such matters are important. I have sought to understand this principle for a very long time now, and feel I’ve made some progress, to the extent of knowing I still have far to go….

But, as Lao Tzu said, in another part of the Tao Teh Ching, a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step; this means I may yet reach the point where it is possible to become…

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