Blatantly aphoristic rumination….

Ffolkes,

“Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.”

~~ Albert Camus ~~

sleeping gaia

Sleeping Gaia…. Can you see her?….

Hajime…. Words flow, at times, like a melodic brook falling softly down a forest glen; still other times, they fade away, disappearing into the grey fogs swirling always at the edges of the mind. No matter which side of the universal coin they present, seemingly at the whim of fate, the need to use them, as the means of stilling the cacophony which builds up, in reaction to perception of our confusing, complex, beautiful world, remains an undeniable impulse. Better yet is to find the place inside where the words merge and meld into music, often as if meant for no other purpose; such moments are true epiphany, for me, for any truly human being….

I have to write; it’s no longer an option to keep from doing so, if only when I can physically tolerate the numerous repetitive actions, while seated, required to perform the very act,  all of which puts stress on our bodies, so accustomed to activity. In the recent past, I’ve come to understand my time of introspection needs to turn toward action, in the sense I must now, as Joe Campbell would put it, ‘follow my bliss’…. So, I intend to try to meld my need to write with my love of music, & start practicing on my guitar, & trying to fit some of my poetry into the music I find in me…. I can’t say any of it will ever reach the stage of showing it to the world, but, the attempt itself will be a learning experience, so, we’ll see what I learn.

For the moment, which comes two days after composing the above paragraphs, we’ll jump right in to the effort I’ve made over the last few days of recovery, since last posting a fresh mess. It wouldn’t help to detail this particular morning’s events, as I am neither happy about them, nor content with my own state of being; I’ve been up since 0230, thanks to some negative behavior seeking by the resident fur-bearing extortionist, after a long day with 3 naps yesterday, trying to recover a bit of energy. Suffice it to say, the rest of the day has to go better, for it couldn’t have been much worse so far….

In fact, only concentrating on finishing this episode of my personal quest to find, or create, some rationality in an insane world has kept me from felinicide, or taxicide (fyi, the killing of cats & cabbies who never show up….), so, I’m going to get it posted, hopefully before I get arrested. I’ll even give up trying to explain anything, & get on with it, post haste…. That, of course, looks like this….

Shall we Pearl?….

“Freedom begins when you tell Mrs. Grundy to go fly a kite.”

~~ Lazarus Long ~~

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Jethro_Tull

Jethro Tull

Image found on random Russian WordPress site via Google Images…

Today’s musical selection is a find of most excellent flavor. The video you’ll see below is called the ‘best version’ of the song played by the iconic band from the 60’s & 70’s… I have to agree with the title’s assumption, having seen or heard it many times, both live & on the radio of the day. Incredible performances by the entire band mark this as a truly iconic representation of the spirit that burgeoned during that era; the energy is incredible. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have, & use the links in the player to listen to some of their more recent work, as they are still playing & living their music….

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Jethro Tull
Aqualung, BBC 1977

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Comedy_Tragedy

Life as we know it….

As we grow and learn to be, in this sad, yet joyous parade,
we only have our Self with which to face life;
small, we are, and weak,
but, smart.

Reality, in studied contrast, is an invisible, ubiquitous shade
dispassionate ambivalence brings us mostly strife.
It’s never enough to seek.
Take part.

The universe won’t make a compromise, but will make a trade.
Give away your fear for knowledge, and a reasoned life.
It often requires a tweak;
live Art.

Love is an essential part of our own particular charade
without it, life can be filled with strife.
Souls perch high on a peak;
sweet, tart.

Pain  always balances with joy, the price has to be paid;
for us humans, each must be equal in life.
To know one, the other must speak.
Never apart.

We are all actors, playing parts we’ve chosen to have portrayed;
the director’s absence produces endless strife.
Trying to make sense brings only pique.
Go. Start.

~~ gigoid ~~

11/27/2015

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Yep, that about covers it…

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“And now, let the fun begin.”

~~ Subtle Bee ~~

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“Then somebody spoke, and I went into a dream….”

~~ The Beatles, “A Day In The Life” ~~

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“There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.”

~~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~~

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“A desire not to butt into other people’s business
is at least eighty percent of all human wisdom…
and the other twenty percent isn’t very important.”
“You butt into other people’s business.  All the time.”
“Who said I was wise?  I’m a professional bad example.
You can learn a lot by watching me.”

~~ Lazarus Long & Ira Johnson, “Stranger in a Strange Land,” Robert A. Heinlein ~~

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“As great scientists have said and as all children know,
it is above all by the imagination
that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope.”

~~ Ursula K. LeGuin ~~

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“If you don’t care where you are, you ain’t lost.”

~~ Rune’s Rule ~~

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“Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.”

~~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~~

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“They can because they think they can.”

~~ Virgil ~~

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“Living Dead
the path is chosen,
to live forever is to die forever.

To not know when you’ll die
is to find life
wherever you are.”

~~ Alagad ~~

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I’ve gone over what is above, & found it to be all there; I’ll make no judgments regarding quality, as that is your task. Feel free to tell me what you think, though, I’ll note any critical comments will be cheerfully ignored…. or, at least as cheerfully as I can be, on a day that started like this one. No complaints, & no worries; the sun will come up again tomorrow, & we all get a new chance at it…. I’m hoping to see some small improvement; it doesn’t take much to smooth the waters, really…. I hope to have another fresh Pearl tomorrow, so, I guess I’ll see you then…. I promise I’ll be in a better mood; not hard, as it can’t get much worse today…. Blessed be, my friends….

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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4 thoughts on “Blatantly aphoristic rumination….

  1. “Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.”

    ~~ Albert Camus ~~

    SMiLes i aM
    embRAcInG
    mY
    Ape
    RoaR
    OceaN
    MoRE..:)

    “Freedom begins when you tell Mrs. Grundy to go fly a kite.”

    ~~ Lazarus Long ~~

    No thanks.. NoW
    i’LL sTicK sTocK WitH
    ‘yes dear’..
    And
    Love
    For
    The
    ultiMate WiN..;)

    “And now, let the fun begin.”

    ~~ Subtle Bee ~~

    Yes.. Fox
    is FinAlly
    SLowly
    Leaving the Trump..
    As i sPeak tHeSE Words..
    YePiT
    leT
    thE
    BOdies
    oF Hate FAll..;)

    “Then somebody spoke, and I went into a dream….”

    ~~ The Beatles, “A Day In The Life” ~~

    BeeNtHeReFoR
    48+Months
    iN
    A
    SeCoNDHEaVeNiSReAL
    thATNeVeREndSNoW..;)

    “There is only one step
    from the sublime to the ridiculous.”

    ~~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~~

    That’s wHat HapPens WHeN A Man
    Must Hide His Hand iN his Shirt to FeeL BiG..;)

    “A desire not to butt into other people’s business
    is at least eighty percent of all human wisdom…
    and the other twenty percent isn’t very important.”
    “You butt into other people’s business. All the time.”
    “Who said I was wise? I’m a professional bad example.
    You can learn a lot by watching me.”

    ~~ Lazarus Long & Ira Johnson, “Stranger in a Strange Land,” Robert A. Heinlein ~~

    IF oNe caN’t talK LisTen..;)

    “As great scientists have said and as all children know,
    it is above all by the imagination
    that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope.”

    ~~ Ursula K. LeGuin ~~

    And it’s also true some
    folks can only thiNk in Words
    Verbally aS SucH
    Navigating the World..
    iT’s Why Wisdom as
    Written overall is Bias aS not ‘everyone’ writes or speaks..;)

    In other words
    mY
    Cat
    ‘knows’ more..
    His Truth is Smell
    And he rarely gets lost with SCents..;)

    “If you don’t care where you are, you ain’t lost.”

    ~~ Rune’s Rule ~~

    True.. Yellow
    Boy Don’t
    Give
    no
    Fucks
    thanks to ‘that’
    trip
    to
    the
    Vet..
    Lots of Snipping
    going on these days with many
    Human Males too.. pasty white fingers
    of what’s
    less
    AS
    More
    oF Strength
    WiLL Grace NoW
    Even THE POWER OF LOVE as BaLanCinG ForcE..:)

    “Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.”

    ~~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~~

    NaH Fred Logic is Cool but as
    Science definitively shows now
    Humans Run oN EMOtions and Senses Core..
    one need not look
    farther
    than
    Politics aS Science..
    no truth has to make LoGiC no matter how eviL IT IS..;)

    “They can because they think they can.”

    ~~ Virgil ~~

    It’s more like feel and sense they can
    without that words don’t move actions alone..
    as science also sHows NoW..;)

    “Living Dead
    the path is chosen,
    to live forever is to die forever.

    To not know when you’ll die
    is to find life
    wherever you are.”

    ~~ Alagad ~~

    UnlesS
    oNe Lives
    forever now
    A Place cAlled Heaven onLY NoW..
    An onLY Animal who does not regularly
    ViSiT NoW
    iS aN
    Animal
    who makes
    words and other
    tools and transforms
    into something else than forevernow..
    Human
    Tools
    ‘fore
    And
    after
    Heavenow..
    AGaiN.. i suggest NoW MoRE
    One Dances and Loses tHeirTools
    Preferably NaKeD in as Sand and SuN
    BeCoMes
    A Beach
    And
    Leaves HuMaN
    SeagUll CRaP BeHInD iN FLY..;)

    • *grin* Nice. My only comment in response would be to note this: when consuming pearls of virtual wisdom, it’s best to remember the power of metaphor… Specifically, “Mrs. Grundy” isn’t YOUR wife; she is the personification of “nosy neighbors & gossips”, those fearful people who assume everyone must follow the same set of rules they believe in…. as well, Nietzsche’s “convictions” refers to those things we believe without evidence… a ie may be changed; those who hold ‘convictions’ will never consider changing….

      Always a pleasure to see your take, mon ami….

      gigoid

      • SMiLes my FriEnd
        Of course tHeir Views are only a
        Google Search away
        That I am already
        Aware of To
        Riff in other
        Direction to
        Be more specific
        This Fred not
        The other
        One.. heHe..
        Tricksta2
        3 My
        FriEnd WitH
        WiNKs and
        SMiLes too
        As tHeRe is
        No
        Thing
        Literal
        in my WRite..:)

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