Such a happy eggplant!….

Ffolkes,

“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.”

~~ Isaac Asimov ~~

sonoma spring

Spring in the Valley of the Moon….

Hajime…. We are all living in time, unconsecrated; most of us never know we live, at all, much less with any understanding of what any of it all means. Hence, unconsecrated. But, we go on, regardless, because, hey…. no choice. As long as our lungs pump air in and out, as long as we continue to exist on a planet filled with wonder and pain, we will continue to walk in beauty with eyes closed, oblivious to our own godhood….

I have no idea what prompted that. Nor do I care, for it broke the ice which had formed around my heart & mind. I still don’t know if the drama from next door is resolved, but, it’s been quiet for 24 hours, so, I’ll take it. The vet was here, & found Leelu to have picked up a flea, or three, from somewhere, along with a tapeworm infestation, both exacerbated by the recent heat wave & her apparent allergy to the flea. She’s been treated for both, & prophylactics have been applied to prevent further problems; she’s feeling better, though not yet her fully active self. She’s resumed her habit of wanting attention just as I begin this process, turning me into a cat hammock for a half-hour before she’ll allow me to finish, which is why this is a bit late this morning.

Things calmed down enough to allow me to finish this Pearl, so, I’m going to forgo any further discussion of the possible ramifications of recent events, & just get on with re-establishing the routines so rudely interrupted by real-time issues; first stop is to get this posted before any more interruptions can fuss with me. To enhance the possibility of success, I’ll go do that now, dumping y’all (and myself) back into consensual reality with a bit of a thump, which can happen when I apply such extreme measures. In fact, I’d suggest you hold on to your hat (if you’re wearing one) because the next step is rather steep, and there’s a high wind….

Shall we Pearl?….

“In handling a stinging insect, move very slowly.”

~~ Lazarus Long ~~

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blue moon soup bandcamp

Image from Album Cover via Google Images

I discovered this group in 2014, during the year’s Dead Covers Project, which takes place each year. Amateur, and some professional, artists make videos of their own version of iconic Grateful Dead songs, posting them on You Tube for the millions of Deadhead’s out there to enjoy. This group is comprised of four young men who play bluegrass music; they were obviously raised by Deadheads, as they play, & obviously love playing, old Dead songs in bluegrass style, with great four-part harmony, and excellent musical competence. Guitar, fiddle, bass, & mandolin, along with exuberant & beautifully blended voices make their versions irresistible. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do; I’ve included a link to their own band website, where you can also listen to the albums they’ve made streamed on various online platforms….

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Blue Moon Soup

https://www.youtube.com/user/BlueMoonSoupMusic

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Comedy_Tragedy

Relative Cynicism, with Caramel Sauce

Absolute stillness follows violent movement,
it can happen during a downhill race,
as an immovable piece of asphalt pavement
meets the once handsome racer’s face.

Yuk, yuk, yuk said that asshole Moe,
after poking both of Larry’s eyes,
bashing face, head, & crotch of Curly Joe
and only ever got hit with pies.

Lonely moments never really come along
when Murphy’s got us in his sights.
Not for money, love, or siren’s song
will he abrogate his natural rights.

All we can do is sigh, or laugh in pain,
as Life portions out our ration of shit.
Silver linings melt in the slightest rain,
so we may as well learn to live with it.

~~ gigoid ~~

4/7/2013

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Notes on Life at Large….

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“Every moment is precious. And precarious.”

~~ Edward Abbey ~~

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“Nothing is more useful to mankind than those arts which have no utility.

~~ Ovid ~~

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“A man of genius makes no mistakes.
His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.”

~~ James Joyce, “Ulysses” ~~

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“Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.”

~~ Edwin Hubbell Chapin ~~

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“If the only prayer you say in your whole life is ‘thank you,’
that would suffice.”

~~ Meister Eckhart ~~

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“Perhaps the most valuable result of all education
is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do
when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not;
it is the first lesson that ought to be learned;
and however early a man’s training begins,
it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.”

~~ Thomas H. Huxley ~~

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“Many journeys end here,
But the secret’s told the same.
Life is just a candle
And a dream must give it flame.”

~~- Neil Peart, Rush ~~

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Since I’m already late getting this posted, thanks to hammock duty, we’ll skip the usual tricks or treats you find in this final section, & merely say, see y’all tomorrow, as long as reality keeps itself on an even keel. In case I’ve forgotten to say so lately, thanks for stopping by…. See ya, sooner than you think, expect, or, probably, wish for…. Hah!…..

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 “Such a happy eggplant!….

  1. “Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.”

    ~~ Isaac Asimov ~~

    WeLL.. CoMinG to A REalization after 19 years of School.. Three
    College Degrees and 33 years of work arising to relatively
    higher pay levels
    of bucks
    i cAMe/coMe
    to A ReaLiZatTioN
    i didn’t know sHit when
    it cAMe coMes to moving connecting
    and creating alive as a greater work of art
    so.. i sET out to live
    and now
    i’m
    aLive
    after seeKinG
    within and finding
    it all makes feel and sense good
    even in the worst of times feels
    senses and otherwise
    bad
    smell
    of life out
    oF nUMb my friEnd..:)

    “In handling a stinging insect, move very slowly.”

    ~~ Lazarus Long ~~

    It’s the quiet one’s ‘you’ have to watch out for most..
    And it’s true those who challenge me when i dance
    the fastest
    and show
    my calm
    Center
    eye of strike
    have literally run
    away as they sense/feel A Chi
    Qi Ki
    oF
    i
    that’s isreal as it gets my friend
    as far as power and force of all that is..
    And it’s true this IS A Meek who inherit the eARTh Best too
    iN LiGHT aS aLL
    that this
    word
    jazz goes
    When A Force
    coMes aLive witHiN mY FriEnd BacK AgaiN..
    And it’s also true truly hard for someone
    to understand
    fully even a
    boxer
    who has
    never been
    Am Artist oF Martial Peace Force..;)

    “Nothing is more useful to mankind
    than those arts which have no utility.

    ~~ Ovid ~~

    AS Sadder
    for those who do not fuller
    Understand that Happiness is not A Tool mY friEnd..:)

    “Every moment is precious. And precarious.”

    ~~ Edward Abbey ~~

    And it is often
    out of order
    that makes
    A MosT FeeL anD SeNsE
    AnD eVeN KNoWiNG NoW aS ArT FloWs ouT oF Rules oF ‘Fore..:)

    “A man of genius makes no mistakes.
    His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.”

    ~~ James Joyce, “Ulysses” ~~

    Just more ‘evidence’ of God
    As A Force Beyond Human
    words science and all stuff in order my friEnd..;)

    “Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.”

    ~~ Edwin Hubbell Chapin ~~

    And thIS Beat goeS oN..:)

    “If the only prayer you say in your whole life is ‘thank you,’
    that would suffice.”

    ~~ Meister Eckhart ~~

    IF ONly ‘Tolle’ WiLL Dance A non-planned smile WiLL coMe to fAce..
    from
    my
    experience
    oF iRoBoT@LeASt..;)

    “Perhaps the most valuable result of all education
    is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do
    when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not;
    it is the first lesson that ought to be learned;
    and however early a man’s training begins,
    it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.”

    ~~ Thomas H. Huxley ~~

    It’s true i never wanted
    to dance and sing when
    i AM
    A TooL.;)

    “Many journeys end here,
    But the secret’s told the same.
    Life is just a candle
    And a dream must give it flame.”

    ~~- Neil Peart, Rush ~~

    iN otHeR Words…
    Don’T
    TaRRy
    DancE And SinG A sTaRRy NiGHT DaY..:)

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