Reality is a revolving door….

Ffolkes,

“Well, it just seemed wrong to cheat on an ethics test.”

~~ Calvin ~~

autumn door

Signs of Autumn in California….

Hajime…. I stayed up late last night, to finish a poem, which you will see below. In fact, all of today’s Pearl is freshly composed, so, that makes it special, at least for lately around here. I can’t say I feel much urge to create more this morning, so, I’ll forgo the usual sort of blather and foolishness you generally see in this section, in favor of a relatively efficient introductory section in the traditional style. Now, if I knew what sort of tradition had been established, we’d be in a better place. Since I don’t, you’ll have to take what you get, as will I….

Hmm… Having just spent a rather unproductive five minutes trying to find some worthy thoughts, or even singular thoughts, to fill in from this point, I am again perplexed, by my own lack of cohesion. Though all in my world is fairly settled, compared to most of the last week, the fires are not yet out, and my son is still displaced with his daughter, so, life remains a bit off its normally even course; there is little doubt much of the surrounding area’s inhabitants are in for a tough time for the next few months, as the massive destruction left behind by the fires is cleaned up & repaired. More than 5000 homes & buildings were burnt to the ground, so there is a lot of work to be done to replace and or repair the damages…. I’m only at the edge of the zone of destruction, but, have no doubt the local economies will suffer more before returning to anything like normalcy…. A hard rain’s a gonna fall, to use an appropriate metaphor…

But, I, and my family, have been fortunate; no one was hurt, and no one lost their home altogether; they all at least have a place to which they can return, once the fires are contained. But, the overall thrust of the local culture will be in recovery mode for quite a while to come, I am sure…. As soon as the fires are out, the news media will forget all about it, within a very short time, and the process of recovery the people here will undergo will include the difficulty of getting the aid needed from a government that simply doesn’t care about anything but its own status quo, and the agenda of cancerous growth, complete with destructive conflict, will continue on its path to armageddon…. Yes I know, cynical, but, hey, the evidence is pretty clear, I should say, so, if y’all feel differently, well, feel free to say so, as long as you have some actual evidence to support such short-sightedness….

I guess that’s about enough of a mini-rant for one day; I just don’t have the taste for it I once did. Instead, let’s go on, & see what I’ve managed to cobble together over the last few days. If I do say so, the poem is quite decent, the music is the same, and there’s a nicely obscure, yet relevant set of pearls in old-school format for your cogitative pleasure. What more could you ask for, except a shorter intro section? Nothing, that’s what. To make sure you get at least that much, let’s get on with it…. Hang on, we’re going in hot….

Shall we Pearl?….

“I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be “happy.”
I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible,
to be honorable, to be compassionate.
It is, above all, to matter, to count,
to stand for something,
to have made some difference that you lived at all.”

~~ Leo C. Rosten ~~

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celtic design

For the past two days, I’ve been listening to the following musical compilation, streaming it on You Tube while reading, or working on the computer, or just staring into space, thinking. Even Leelu seems to prefer it to some of the other genres to which I listen at times. I know one of my gentle readers will avoid listening, but, that’s because it brings back sad memories for him…. For his benefit, this one is a bit different than much of what reminds him; it’s more lively, and more basic than the style that he associates with such music… In any case, it’s good thinking music, so, please, enjoy….

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Traditional Irish Music
Instrumental

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Comedy_Tragedy

Toward the dream….

At odd moments, idiosyncratic visions come
drifting up out of unconsciousness; I bleed life.
If proper doors have been left ajar, some
of all I am spills essential truth, a sharpened knife.

Hearing cries of fear, laying waste by rote,
wonder dies a sordid death, desolate at the very last.
Filling such empty spaces needs focus, so remote,
blankness stretches to infinity, a weekly fast.

Attractive illusions stand beckoning from the wings,
bright temptation for those without imagination.
The phoenix opens wide its beak, and sings
hoping for sweet harmony, with dignified anticipation.

Steadily, brightly, the music summons the dream
passion pales, held at bay in serenity’s gentle hand.
Intricate patterns, unsullied, visible by a soft gleam;
The poem, in song, dances lightly, brightly on the shifting sand.

~~ gigoid ~~

10/15/2017

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Notes on Life at Large….

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“Things are not always what they seem.”

~~ Phaedrus (c. 8 A.D.), Book iv, Fable 2, 5 ~~

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“Remember there’s an “if” in the middle of life.”

~~ Subtle Bee ~~

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“Your vision will become clear
only when you look into your heart.
Who looks outside, dreams.
Who looks inside, awakens.”

~~ Carl Jung ~~

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“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

~~ Oscar Wilde, “Lady Windermere’s Fan” ~~

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“Unknowingly, we plow the dust of stars,
blown about us by the wind,
and drink the universe in a glass of rain.”

~~ Ihab Hassan ~~

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“The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.”

~~ Keanu Reeves ~~

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“It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.”

~~ Anatole France ~~

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“Sometimes it takes great effort
to discover that life was meant to be effortless.”

~~ Anonymous ~~

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“How often have I said to you
that when you have eliminated the impossible,
whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?”

~~ Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), ” The Sign of Four” ~~

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Well, there you have it, ffolkes. It’s late getting posted, but, it’s all as fresh as I can make it. I can’t say how soon I’ll have another one, but, I’ll try not to take too long…. The real world, complex and hard though it may be to live in, has been calling me to go walkabout more often than I feel the urge to write; the poem I finished has been the only compelling urge I’ve felt, & it’s done, so, I may find myself out in the BBR a lot, soaking up more experience to pour into the hopper of my mind, where it can, and will, take its own sweet time to find a way out, back into the light. When it happens, I’ll be back; I’d estimate two to three days. Until then, be well, be happy as you may, and stay alert. The fires may go out, but, the lightning can still strike, when and wherever it pleases…. See ya….

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 “Reality is a revolving door….

  1. Good Afternoon coming evening
    aGaiN here in the Florida Panhandle..
    friEnd gigoid and in reference to Doomsday
    Smells of Fires and Floods and Winds and
    Automated Fix of Guns and sure.. Earth
    Quakes too.. Doomsday surely
    came for those directly
    involved and glad
    your family
    is still alive
    from the Sonoma County
    and Santa Rosa City associated
    Winery and Home and Business Fires too
    with so much Forest going up in smoke too
    And best wishes for the continuing use of their
    Property too.. of course as it seems those fires
    are dying out at least and perhaps not so many
    Pockets of the World will continue to experience
    this Frequency of Doomsday Like once in a
    Lifetime or Country Events as it’s surely
    been a hell of a ride since the Solar
    Eclipse or so 8 weeks ago..
    and strangely what i
    personally named
    as a Doomsday
    Smell after my smell
    went away from a virus cold
    is coming back stronger and thank
    Goodness not so much like ‘Soylent Green’..
    funny how much we appreciate our emotions and
    senses once we lose them or they are altered into almost
    intolerable ways for us to live with and sure that includes all
    forms of pain too.. in emotional and sensory way too.. hmm.. but
    as always often there is some compensation where other human
    potentials arise to the occasion for survive and then potential thrive..
    even
    greater
    than before
    for as long as i am
    learning new feelings and
    senses of life i am growing
    younger in feel and sense even
    if some of the other senses and feels
    aren’t quite the way they used to be..
    life an adventure for change always
    from dARk Abyss through
    sHades of Grey smells
    and bEyond
    Rainbow
    Smells of
    Cotton Candy Fair Fun..
    hmm.. that’s coming soon to around
    these Interstate Fair Grounds as well
    as A Mullet Festival this weekend and always
    the Forest Free of mY Back Yard with hopefully
    never any fires like that there as long as we continue
    to develop more of a Tropical Forest with year around
    Indian Summer with a cool breeze break today at least
    with 50 Degrees F at night more specifically about a low
    of 53 degrees.. hmm… so much for small talk of Weather for an intro here
    as i now move to riff off your too live efforts here too in Blog Post way of Wisdom you bring..
    Yeah.. Weather talk has been a central discussion of life for sometime now and Doomsday too..
    but who has
    time to nuke
    entire countries
    when destruction
    by Nature comes home first..
    of course highly peppered by
    the devil as virus of human cultures too..:)

    “Well, it just seemed wrong to cheat on an ethics test.”

    ~~ Calvin ~~

    Hmm.. to me ethics is what the heART.. SPIRIT AND SouL
    within Naturally feels and senses and coMes to kNoW is Correct
    and morality well that’s often the stuff of chopping off hands and
    FGM per Female Genital Mutilation that some Women in countries
    seem to be freely willing to lose for self-esteem to OMG that
    20 Percent Member Discount they give to the youngest
    of our Male Species too.. true too as we sit still at
    our new cultural rule of glue to computer
    screens as a common now new
    bonding tradition too..
    as the new
    morality
    as human
    becoming tools
    as any otherwise functionally
    disabled person might have to do
    with loss of mobility of getting out and
    about in face to face flesh and blood smiles
    and human inspiring dance and song in groups
    of smiling friendly faces.. yes.. moral relativism
    continues to carry the day as morals often
    sit side by side for the devil disguised
    as the Angel who takes the
    left hand as somehow
    inferior from the
    right hand
    now as
    if God doesn’t
    have a frigging left
    hand or if God has a
    Penis one must wonder
    if God prepared a 20 Percent Member
    Discount for himself after God Created
    the Member first with protective covering
    against harsh environmental elements like
    Sticker Bushes on the Shores of Banks of Rivers
    so harsh on the lower parts of the body that the town
    is named hell as the place of my hometown literally was named at one
    point that and then scratch ankle after than and i’m assuming they did wear pants..;)

    “I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be “happy.”
    I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible,
    to be honorable, to be compassionate.
    It is, above all, to matter, to count,
    to stand for something,
    to have made some difference that you lived at all.”

    ~~ Leo C. Rosten ~~

    To Dance and Sing after the successful
    forage for a meal and drink and sure
    the
    work
    of the
    night
    as far as
    the so-called
    Primitive People’s
    saw giving and sharing
    life as it was/is sort of a Given
    of the Natural Act still to Survive
    NoW togETHeR as any smART Group
    of Wolves will do in Human Free SKin too..
    And its’ true2 every single thing on the list
    Leo provides is totally integral to that Basic
    Human Survive and thrive of life with cultural
    clothes loaded on or not and of course it’s obvious
    where our culture is at as the top of the heap it is ruled
    by the anti-purpose of all of that in character and integrity
    that
    does
    spell
    natural
    human ethics
    at work as mammals
    who STiLL Have a Love FeeL anD
    SenSE of Live iN Basic Survival and Thrive too..:)

    “Things are not always what they seem.”

    ~~ Phaedrus (c. 8 A.D.), Book iv, Fable 2, 5 ~~

    Everytime.. yes.. so named Human CLock time
    i turn the TV off and go in my Back Yard
    with Sand and Sun And Forest Grass
    Green i find this Truth to be
    most self
    evident
    at
    Nature
    Core Ethics aLL LiGHT..
    and yes in the dew of
    the Midnight Moon too..
    new or full it matters not..:)

    “Remember there’s an “if” in the middle of life.”

    ~~ Subtle Bee ~~

    Did ‘they’ say F..
    no more T plEase..;)

    “Your vision will become clear
    only when you look into your heart.
    Who looks outside, dreams.
    Who looks inside, awakens.”

    ~~ Carl Jung ~~

    iS iT mY iMaGiNaTioN or is it Synchronicity but it seems
    For sure the quote above has is been aLL aBout mY toPic oF CoNverSation..:)

    “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

    ~~ Oscar Wilde, “Lady Windermere’s Fan” ~~

    So Glad that Soylent Green Smell is moving away down below too..;)

    “Unknowingly, we plow the dust of stars,
    blown about us by the wind,
    and drink the universe in a glass of rain.”

    ~~ Ihab Hassan ~~

    TruE DusT iN WinD FeelS and SenseS
    Good to me as long as i float
    WitH A
    Greatest
    Dance
    Ease
    Nn Terrestrial Air SonG..:)

    “The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.”

    ~~ Keanu Reeves ~~

    Particularly if one is not A Modern
    Version of tHaT iN Gold Fish sKin Being Human..;)

    “It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.”

    ~~ Anatole France ~~

    As modernly affirmed confirmed by a Giant Shoe Company
    SteaLinG A Goddess oF Victory aWaY iN Athletic StRings of Win..;)

    “Sometimes it takes great effort
    to discover that life was meant to be effortless.”

    ~~ Anonymous ~~

    Middle Balance eye of A Hurricane the rest
    Comes Naturally in Animal Homeostasis
    Invisible Capturing Prey in will and
    strength Energy and
    escaping potential
    Predator too
    as Loving
    Grace
    creeps
    but sadly
    some folks
    don’t understand
    that the way to Heaven
    Now in simple bliss of Harmony
    and Peace after the forage of day
    and night is done for now is as easy
    as the animals who are not lost in words away from Live iN
    HarMoNiEs
    Chi
    Qi
    Ki
    BaLanCinG
    ForCE oF LiFE
    And it’s true my Cat
    did not have to go to the
    Star Trek or Star Wars Academy
    to rest easy in the Sun Shine and Moon Shade of Heaven now within.

    “How often have I said to you
    that when you have eliminated the impossible,
    whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?”

    ~~ Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), ” The Sign of Four” ~~

    According to Science Before.. almost nothing i do now is possible for what is
    Repeatable in Scientific Method Ways ‘then’.. Sure.. there is Systemizing
    Science
    Possibilities
    and Human
    Potential..
    i choose
    the second
    with Relative
    Free Will within all
    inherited Naturally from
    the Struggles of My Ancestors
    Survive over Millions of years too..
    but true.. Science is Catching up too.. as Modern ways
    of Domestication overall now takes most of that away..:)

    • Fred…. Always good to see you, my friend, even when I am unable to return your visits…. I’m spending more time walkabout than at home, & tend to gravitate more toward writing than reading when here…. might be due partially, at least, to my eyes getting pretty bad for reading, an age-related thing, my eye doctor tells me… Any who, I always enjoy reading your responses to my Pearls, & hope you don’t mind my inability to return the favor…. I know I don’t have to tell you to keep on dancin’, for I know you will…. Give K a squeeze for me, & be well….

      gigoid

      • SMiLes.. my friEnd.. zero contingencies from me for FriendShips For it
        Is the FriEnd who Gives as you do so Graciously in the Time and Effort you put into sharing you with the world freely your writings here that is FriEnd enough for me for that spirit of giving free.. hell.. some folks see a friend in a story of Jesus.. mostly having no idea who wrote the stories.. People of integrity give praise to those who Bring wisdom no matter how hard truth can be to swallow a little bit more.. so.. thanks for all that you can and will do.. always enough for me.. my friEnd.. much rather see you enjoying People in the Flesh and Nature Same than reading the same basic essence i continue to bring In unlimited Housing of For Be Fearless and Kind with a Root of Courage that is Unconditional Love..:)

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