Asymmetric consistency enhances any melody….


“We dwell at the bottom of the sky.”

~~ Subtle Bee ~~

famine memorial

Memorial of the Exodus, Galway…

Hajime…. Well, here we are again. Rather late, if y’all hadn’t noticed; so late, in fact, there’s no time to explain any of the reasons, none of which could be considered either justifiable, or rational, other than existing as rationalization. So, we’ll skip all that, & get on with today’s mess, which was thrown together, helter-skelter, in just under an hour. This is, unfortunately, much less time than I typically spend on a Pearl, so, I’ll forgo any nonsense about the quality, & merely acknowledge ’tis done…

It is, to my credit, completely fresh & original; the old-school pearl, composed of seven fine gems, came together in, if not record time, a remarkably adequate fashion. There is our usual musical compromise, with some of the world’s greatest music collected for your listening pleasure by some random You Tube user. And, there is a new poem, finished this morning under extreme pressure, the extremity of which I found necessary to get it down on the screen before the blood loss reached a critical level. Go figure, eh? Sometimes, it’s easier than others, so, I hope you enjoy it…. Personally, I think it’s not bad, but, I often don’t really ‘get it’ myself until the metaphors have circled around my head for a while….

Okay, chatty rationale aside, I’d best get posted, before the reality of the day’s agenda strikes home. To do so with dispatch, I’ll employ an old, old literary technique, which I call ‘the dump’…. You’ve seen it before; it works like this….

Shall we Pearl?….

“Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds
on the heel that has crushed it.”

~~ Mark Twain ~~



Those familiar with our habits here on ECR will know just why I chose classical music today; those not so in tune may merely enjoy it, without knowing I’m ‘going with the flow’… Either way, it’s good stuff to read by…. Abondanza!….


Classical Music





Whispers in the Dark

Contrast burgeons, each moment we exist,
drawing perception, offering simply delicious ambiguity;
imagination gives reality an emotional twist,
we create the dance, step by step, in perpetuity.

Glorious, spinning with uninhibited glee,
joyous in well-fitted shoes, alive in every atom;
Death itself smiles, in gentle wonder, to see
such pure illumination, deeper than any fathom.

Myrmidons stand, helmeted heads shaking in sad confusion,
unable to comprehend the complex notion of simplicity;
multitudes gaze hypnotically into depths of crass illusion
totally ignorant of their own  vile duplicity.

Precluded from taking flight in silent wonder, we fight
to preserve all we believe, ever falling short of kindness.
Beauty remains; we walk through it to the light,
a glimpse of druidic insight leaves us wishing for blindness.

~~ gigoid ~~




Naked Pearls

Notes on Process and Program….


“He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.”

~~ Confucius ~~


“In memory everything seems to happen to music.”

~~ Tennessee Williams ~~


“Have the courage to act instead of react.”

~~ Earlene Larson Jenks ~~


“I am not the rose, but I have lived near the rose.”

~~ H. B. Constant ~~


“Because right is right, to follow right
Were wisdom in the scorn of consequence.”

~~ Alfred Tennyson, “Oenone” ~~


“Each man reaps on his own farm.”

~~ Plautus — “Mostellaria”, Act iii, Sc. 2, 112, (799.) ~~


“Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage
— it can be delightful.”

~~ George Bernard Shaw ~~



I can honestly say I don’t know how I did it, so, I won’t. I will note, however, it’s done, and a damn good thing, as my OCD is building up angst, the later it gets. Over two hours past the artificial, yet compulsory, time I set for myself, & I’m still typing. How about I stop here, & go get this posted? Okay…. See y’all in a day or so, when I find some space in my head to make the effort to ‘pull it together’. Let’s not get into how long that might be; let’s just say, blessed be, & be on our merry, if less than perfectly sane way….

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.


“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch


À bientôt, mon cherí….


7 thoughts on “Asymmetric consistency enhances any melody….

    • LOL…. Coffee, no news… sounds like a decent morning to me… Have a good one; I’ll try to get by for a comment today, but, might be a while… slow morning…

      Be well, brother….


        • Well, I guess even the news outlet folks are tired of all the drama & BS in the political world… Damn near anything seems like a relief… but, you’re right. One might think people had never seen one in their life… I suppose it’s the same sort of blindness that hits people who act all weirded out every damn time it rains, or there’s an earthquake, or lightning… I often wonder if other people grew up on a different planet than me….

          SIGH…. Enjoy the eclipse anyway, my friend…. It’s cloudy here, so we may miss our window for viewing anyway…

          Later, dude….


  1. We didn’t get to see the eclipse here in Oz, Ned…. Just thought I’d mention that; doesn’t mean anything to me either. I think it has been a nice diversion for some folks up there. It’s been a bit rough of late!
    Nice to see you posting; keeps the old grey matter mobile, even if the body groans somewhat.
    Be well, Ned. If not, be lucky… 😉 😉

    • Good to see you Carolyn…. It’s nice to get the poem out of my head; it’s been leaking for about a week…. I’m still spending more time off line than on, but, I try to get by to visit my regular readers when I do get the space to surf…. You have a good day, eclipse or no…


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