Sneering, he went bald….

Ffolkes,

“I have realized that the past and future are real illusions,
that they exist in the present,
which is what there is and all there is.”

~~ Alan Watts ~~

hazy bay

Hazy day on SF Bay….

Hajime…. My regular Gentle readers may have noted my complete absence yesterday; others may not. Nonetheless, it’s so; I blew the day off completely, to avoid any display of the insanity which characterized my day. I can’t really say why, or, even how, the day got that way. I only know I sat to begin composing in the early hours of the morn, & realized it wasn’t going to happen…. With a dispatch unusual for me, I got up, & left the computer behind for a couple hours, going for an early walk, & spending time with Leelu, who is feeling better, but, still a bit clingy. We had a quiet day, in which I visited a couple blogs I’d missed lately, but, otherwise spent only the minimum of time online, sufficient only to keep my inbox clear of dross.

I also managed to put together a decent enough Pearl for today, with some excellent music & a rather fine old-school pearl for the final section. The new poem did leak out a few more verses, but, isn’t ready for consumption, so, I went with one from a while back, during my stint in opioid hell. For what it is, and was during its creation, it’s pretty decent, too. All in all, it’s right & tight enough to post, so, that’s what I’m going to do, as soon as I quit fooling around with this intro…. In a quick survey of what has occurred thus far, I’m thinking it would be well to do that now. Quit fooling around, that is….

So, I will. In fact, I’ll be unusually kind, & do that right now, or, as soon as I figure out which one of these exit techniques will work the best. Oh, look, here’s one we haven’t used in quite some time; it’s always been a favorite, too, so, why not bring it back for an encore today? It’s a pretty cool method, & works very simply. Watch this….

Shall we Pearl?….

“At the bottom no one in life can help anyone else in life;
this one experiences over and over in every conflict and every perplexity:
that one is alone.
That isn’t as bad as it may first appear;
and again it is the best thing in life
that each should have everything in himself;
his fate, his future, his whole expanse and world.”

~~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~~

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Lettice-Rowbotham (1)

Lettice Rowbotham

Image from the mirror.com via Google Images

I discovered this artist during a recent binge of watching old talent show auditions. She competed during the 2014 Britain’s Got Talent show, placing in the top 7 finalists. A brilliant violinist with a sparkling, roguish personality, she set the British entertainment scene on fire with her flamboyant attitude, and brilliant showmanship. I found her charming, and a better violinist than most will realize. I’ve included the links to her You Tube page, and her own website, where you can find a large number of videos of her playing live gigs and collaborations with other artists. She also is, as the videos show, a superb improvisational violinist…. I hope you enjoy her music; indeed, she is an artist like no one else in the world….

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Lettice Rowbotham

http://www.letticemusic.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheLetticeRowbotham/videos

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Comedy_Tragedy

Measures of Intent

Hell is never far away; it slips in, then out,
like a ninja, bent on stealth and death.
Living metamorphoses, in the space of a breath,
sordid entropy fills us, within, and without.

Tide turns again; back and forth it tumbles,
like those little wind up toys, yet never stays.
All our efforts, all our silly little ways,
disappear like seaweed, as sanity crumbles.

The duality of reality in which we are firmly caught,
seems to inhabit every part of our natural selves.
Nothing is ever still, nor can it be placed on shelves;
we are dark, and light; balance must be taught.

Life is lived only one moment at a time,
past and future have no power to alter this at all.
We can choose to fly, or choose to fall;
finding truth, and beauty, can never be a crime.

~~ gigoid ~~

12/14/2015

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Beginning to end….

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“I exist as I am, that is enough.”

~~ Walt Whitman ~~

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“Curiouser and curiouser!”

~~ Lewis Carroll, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” ~~

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“The thinking that we are has brought us
to where we have already been.
In order to go somewhere else,
we must think in a different way.”

~~ Albert Einstein ~~

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“There is an educative and purifying power in danger
that is to be found in no other school.”

~~ A. F. Mummery ~~

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“Appearances to the mind are of four kinds.
Things either are what they appear to be;
or they neither are, nor appear to be;
or they are, and do not appear to be;
or they are not, and yet appear to be.
Rightly to aim in all these cases is the wise man’s task.”

~~ Epictetus — Discourses, Book i, Chap. xxvii ~~

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“All nature is but art, unknown to thee;
All chance, direction, which thou canst not see;
All discord, harmony not understood;
All partial evil, universal good;
And spite of pride, in erring reason’s spite,
One truth is clear, Whatever is, is right.”

~~ Alexander Pope — Essay on Man, Epistle i, Line 289 ~~

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“Come…
Dry your eyes, for you are life,
rarer than a quark and unpredictable beyond the dreams of Heisenberg;
the clay in which the forces that shape all things
leave their fingerprints most clearly.
Dry your eyes…
And let’s go home.”

~~ Watchmen ~~

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As I’ve managed well over 1000 times, it’s done. The Pearl, I mean. I’m also pretty well done; been up only a bit over an hour, & already whooped. (Don’t bother looking it up; it’s just an Americanism, & hopefully isn’t IN any dictionaries…. Expressive, though, eh?) My sense of duty will drive me to get it posted, then, I think, I’m done for this part of the day. Most likely, I’ll take a morning walk in the cool, & indulge myself in a bit of a nap. Some time in there, I might even work on the poem, & a fresh Pearl for tomorrow. Or, maybe not; I’m feeling rather unpredictable these days…. plus, I never know when I will be called on to act as a hammock for a cat…. such as I am being summoned for now…. See ya, gotta go; the empress doesn’t like to wait….

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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3 thoughts on “Sneering, he went bald….

  1. hAha.. ‘Sneering he went bald’ and true
    a timely statement past and present
    as John McMain a fellow
    a little sparse on
    top just
    sneered
    with NO
    away
    any real
    potential for
    the Republican
    Party to steal away
    Health Benefits and
    lead to the ills and deaths
    of many more Americans than
    All the Earthquakes and Hurricanes
    have taken in this Doomsday Season
    of Solar Eclipse 2017 just for coincidence
    and Synchronicities of course on course
    my friEnd gigoid and Happy to Hear
    you are venturing out farther
    as Adventure in the
    Big Blue
    Room of
    Reality as Nature
    less Humans does
    still have its act together
    in Balance overall as Power
    full Hurricanes have done tHeir
    job of distributing heat and cooling
    for a Planet impacted by Human Hands
    but of course as all Godzilla Nature goes
    and grows you get in the way and you can
    and will
    get
    hurt
    too as
    Nature don’t
    Play Politics
    with Action Consequence
    without Human beings now
    with tools too becoming more
    likely death and destruction now too..
    anyway.. shit does happen particularly
    when it is spread on purpose as Manure
    Piles of Human Culture as tools grows higher and
    higher
    as a
    Desert
    away from
    A Garden of Life..
    anyWay.. a catch up of Three
    heAR and some Sun and Sand
    Dance Free eventually after that
    as i am simply free iN Dance and Song
    too in the big blue room of sKeYes so free and hi gigoid..
    nice
    to see
    you again..;)

    “I have realized that the past and future are real illusions,
    that they exist in the present,
    which is what there is and all there is.”

    ~~ Alan Watts ~~

    SMiLes.. people ask me
    why i dance
    and i just
    SinGi’MheaRanDNoW..:)

    “At the bottom no one in life can help anyone else in life;
    this one experiences over and over in every conflict and every perplexity:
    that one is alone.
    That isn’t as bad as it may first appear;
    and again it is the best thing in life
    that each should have everything in himself;
    his fate, his future, his whole expanse and world.”

    ~~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~~

    Yes.. The Answers
    Are BloWinG within
    thE Challenge
    is SucKinG
    them
    out..:)

    “I exist as I am, that is enough.”

    ~~ Walt Whitman ~~

    For me at lEast .. Without a Dance and Song i don’t exist enough..:)

    “Curiouser and curiouser!”

    ~~ Lewis Carroll, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” ~~

    Yeah.. IT’s TruE.. iN LiGhT
    And DaRK NoW ii don’T thiNk
    soMe folKs FeeL anD SeNSE
    And kNoW A beYond inFiNitELiFENoW..:)

    “The thinking that we are has brought us
    to where we have already been.
    In order to go somewhere else,
    we must think in a different way.”

    ~~ Albert Einstein ~~

    True sucH anD obVioUS LesSoN of CReaTiViTY ouT oF CaVes..:)

    “There is an educative and purifying power in danger
    that is to be found in no other school.”

    ~~ A. F. Mummery ~~

    Well.. actuAlly it’s true.. sitting still at school is not ‘the’ rule..;)

    “Appearances to the mind are of four kinds.
    Things either are what they appear to be;
    or they neither are, nor appear to be;
    or they are, and do not appear to be;
    or they are not, and yet appear to be.
    Rightly to aim in all these cases is the wise man’s task.”

    ~~ Epictetus — Discourses, Book i, Chap. xxvii ~~

    Life iS onLY isreal aS iS EssencE NoW..:)

    “All nature is but art, unknown to thee;
    All chance, direction, which thou canst not see;
    All discord, harmony not understood;
    All partial evil, universal good;
    And spite of pride, in erring reason’s spite,
    One truth is clear, Whatever is, is right.”

    ~~ Alexander Pope — Essay on Man, Epistle i, Line 289 ~~

    God is art and rest of stories..:)

    “Come…
    Dry your eyes, for you are life,
    rarer than a quark and unpredictable beyond the dreams of Heisenberg;
    the clay in which the forces that shape all things
    leave their fingerprints most clearly.
    Dry your eyes…
    And let’s go home.”

    ~~ Watchmen ~~

    See
    Without Life
    God No Longer sees…
    Saw

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