Emulations of wonder….

Ffolkes,

“Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.”

~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

Sonoma scenery

Post-harvest wine country scenery….

Hajime…. As is sometimes the case, we begin today with an appropriate pearl of virtual wisdom; our selection is, in actuality, part of the composite pearl found in today’s final section, but, it fits in too well by itself in this locus to preclude using it twice….

“If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon
in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.”

~~ Lin Yutang ~~

Those familiar with the way my mind works, (a challenge, for sure, but, not impossible, given enough exposure here on ECR….), will understand now why I use the word ‘appropriate’, as they will have noticed my complete absence from yesterday. Not a single word written, not a single email read, & only one blog visited, to leave a note for a friend in the hospital. In fact, the only time I spent on the computer yesterday was spent watching old movies, or listening to music. I am, as is also sometimes the case, unsure of just why I avoided all cyber contact, as it seemed an instinctual imperative more than anything else. I don’t feel even a smidgen of guilt, or even angst over not posting, and that, by itself, is a telling fact. To me, anyway…. It tells me blogging has assumed a lesser importance to my overall state of mind, replaced by the mere act of walking in the fresh air to be found out in the Big Blue Room….

So, my absence may have future repercussions for Exploring Consensual Reality. Not that my own explorations will cease; those words probably describe my life better than any others…. No, it merely bodes ill for consistent posting, or, for that matter, consistent writing, as my mind seems to prefer the more physically oriented rumination I find while walking in the wide world, seeking, and finding, moments of wonder wherever I go. As much as I enjoy the contact with others in the blogging world, (many of whom have become good friends, though never meeting in the flesh), it all seems less real than, well, the real world….

I have a problem with reality, I guess; the totality of what I perceive it to be often varies by a large degree from what others report, & I, like everyone else, tend to prefer my own perceptive ability’s take on it. This, as it does for us all, tends to create the potential for conflict, which, in my life, has been far too ubiquitous for my taste. I suppose that’s also the way everyone else feels about it, but, having dealt with what I consider to be more than my share of such issues, I am reluctant to enter into potentially contentious interactions, which is a long-winded way of saying I avoid people in general…. Go figure, eh?

I’m wandering, I know; it’s hard not to when wandering is what I have mostly been doing, in my head, for quite a long time. For now, I guess I’ll just stop, & go get this posted, as all the parts are in place…. I can’t say what will happen in the future, but, for us humans, that’s probably for the best, as our predictive abilities are no match for the vagaries of reality’s wondrous unpredictability…. Life is filled with ambiguity, so, for now, I’m going with the flow. I’ll let y’all know if I come up with any particularly valuable conclusions…. Until then….

Shall we Pearl?….

“Seeing death as the end of life
is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean”

.~~ David Searls ~~

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Today’s music is a default selection, chosen to accompany your reading today for the simplest of reasons; I’m lazy. That’s it. I just didn’t feel like searching out anything else, for this always hits the mark, as far as I’m concerned…. I do hope you enjoy it….. Really, I do, so why shouldn’t you?…. Abondanza, ffolkes….

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Classical Music

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Meander….

Inimitable, grieving, garnering mere bargains, to taste;
naked apes, priapic by nature and choice,
filled up the only valid chalice, laid it to waste,
nobody asked, nor ever raised a single voice.

Formidable, dreams becoming so real;
clearly extraordinary, in a tawdry sense.
Deals to make, illusions to steal,
busy, busy, building fence after fence.

True nature’s existence, so to speak,
rests interiorly, as well as in your face.
Duality’s persistent insistence ain’t weak;
ignorance of reality leaves not a single trace.

Herds of commonality congregate before portals
shaking each other by the collar as they dance.
Chasing their illusionary dreams, as if they weren’t mortals,
born believing they ever had a chance.

Irony lives deep in the human soul, part, parcel, post;
holding four aces, betting a pair of jacks, or queens.
Expedience beckons toward mendacity, at most,
fox mocking grapes, while it dances and preens.

The wheel turns, inevitable, ponderously mundane,
grinding grain, chaff, and dust.
Bolstering connections aids those who may abstain
from the paltry tale of the bold, and just.

~~ gigoid ~~

10/5/2016

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Naked Pearls

More notes on Life at Large….

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As for courage and will
– we cannot measure how much of each lies within us,
we can only trust there will be sufficient
to carry through trials which may lie ahead.”

~~ Andre Norton ~~

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“If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon
in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.”

~~ Lin Yutang ~~

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It is ridiculous to lay the blame of our wrong actions upon external causes,
rather than on the facility with which we ourselves are caught by such causes.”

~~ Aristotle ~~

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“Anybody remotely interesting is mad, in some way or another.”

~~ Dr. Who ~~

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“The virtue of all achievement is the victory over oneself.
Those who know this can never know defeat.”

~~ A.J. Cronin ~~

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“There are two sentences inscribed upon the Delphic oracle,
hugely accommodated to the usages of man’s life:
“Know thyself”,
and “Nothing too much”;
and upon these all other precepts depend.”

~~ Plutarch — Consolation to Apollonius ~~

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“There is a great deal of human nature in people.”

~~ Mark Twain ~~

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Such as it is, so shall it be. On that rather final note, I bid thee adieu until the next time, which lies in the relatively distant future. Not really, in a cosmic sense; in fact, it could conceivably happen tomorrow, or even again today. Who the hell knows? Not me, but, when I do, y’all will be the first to know. See ya, ffolkes; I’m off on walkabout for another day…..

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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One thought on “Emulations of wonder….

  1. Hi gigoid and Happy November
    1st Birthday at about
    9 years and
    7 Months
    and some
    Change of
    Days Older
    than me.. hehe..
    and as i remember 10 years
    ago for me that was surely
    no cakewalk
    with zero
    icing
    anywhere to
    find for me as colors
    had become so painful
    to look at about two months
    before my descent to hell of
    pain and numb that i attempted
    to break out some words from the
    Computer but even white screen
    dull was too bright for that pain then..
    color pain and bright screen pain such a strange
    and sensitive pain then with zinging sensations
    all through out in my head and a chill on my scalp top
    too as my extremities grew Cold for that Summer Before
    even in 100 Degree Temperatures a breeze of heat
    brought
    a chill
    deep
    within then..
    so strange so strange
    to be chilled in 100 Degree
    Temperatures then still.. and the
    whole environment became difficult to
    breathe and eventually out doors would be
    a hell i could no longer stand then.. blood not
    getting to my head eventually diagnosed with Dysautonomia.. too..
    then.. it’s true my friend i didn’t just feel like a 100.. i felt in another
    age entirely as the Entire Environment of the Planet became an
    inhospitable one to me.. but only me entering into Earth Hell
    then for merrily
    Families
    were
    playing
    still on the
    Beach then in
    November Sun
    while i froze in heat
    and cold same what a strange
    Bird i was then.. anyway.. the mystics
    say the experience by symptoms i was
    experiencing was Kundalini Syndrome then..
    in other words my Emotions were not regulating
    and my Senses were not integrating and Medical
    Science had no reason at all for me why that was
    happening then real.. sensitivity to colors starting it all
    out in 2006.. any Doctor understanding Sensitivity to Colors
    at all… might as well have been ET going to the Doctor Back then..
    as ‘they’ say ‘that’ passed and now all is Good Change is real Change
    is Strange and Strange is even Heaven too when your smell don’t work
    right with
    all that
    other
    stuff
    considered now too..
    anyway enough then about
    me for just an age difference
    between friends brought all the
    muse of that memory back now..
    i am very sorry to hear that
    you are having trouble
    sitting in longer
    distances
    of
    now and i hope
    you are still enjoying
    your walks into the Big
    Blue Room of Nature Free..
    i understand it’s still rather toasty
    in Southern California ways hope you
    are not too hot were you are at my friend
    in more Northern Areas of California now than
    Deeper Southern California Heat Waves.. the Weather
    here is slowly returning to Indian Summer but Hot Chocolate
    Dream Days finally returned after two years to the Interstate Fair
    as the old saying goes it always gets Cold when the Fair comes
    of course
    except
    for the
    last two
    years as
    change comes
    whether we bring it
    or not.. fortunately i am
    able to change my Internal
    Weather now through Moving
    Meditation.. Body Trained for Light
    Gravity Finally Friend of mine where
    233 LBs and so of Body weight stArts
    out Heavy sitting up and standing
    and becomes a never ending
    Float once my arms
    rise up.. we
    are Energy we
    Are Force we are Synergy
    as Frequencies of Vibrations
    Emotions and Senses NeuroHormones
    and NeuroChemicals Bones and Blood and
    Flesh and Electrons and Photons of MoRE LiGht
    too.. swirling within inside.. outside.. above.. so below
    and all around.. Now i dance with all of that as Director
    i as actor I.. Spirit Exclamation Point! Derived and may
    the Force be with you too greater as WeLL my Friend.. other
    than that the play goes on and life is what life is best with and as Love my FriEnd..
    AnyWay.. off to riff
    off the Wisdom
    of your
    Current
    two Efforts
    my FriEnd and of
    course enjoyed reading
    all the Historical ones too..
    as re-blogs and re-dos too..:)

    “Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.”

    ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

    And God is the Joker in Charge as long as we be fun
    E..:)

    “If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon
    in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.”

    ~~ Lin Yutang ~~

    It’s true no one uses me anymore.. hAha..
    WeLL aT LeaSt noT For Pay..;)

    “Seeing death as the end of life
    is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean”

    .~~ David Searls ~~

    It’s true the Earth
    is not flat
    and
    Zombies are too..;)

    As for courage and will
    – we cannot measure how much of each lies within us,
    we can only trust there will be sufficient
    to carry through trials which may lie ahead.”

    ~~ Andre Norton ~~

    Trust eliminates most fear
    leading to Love and Grace
    the Foundation of Courage and Will..
    most often brought in Childhood first ages
    0 through 3 with a Loving Touch that Spells Unconditional Most..:)

    “If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon
    in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.”

    ~~ Lin Yutang ~~

    It’s so much fun i am doing it again..;)

    It is ridiculous to lay the blame of our wrong actions upon external causes,
    rather than on the facility with which we ourselves are caught by such causes.”

    ~~ Aristotle ~~

    Considering that as Science shows almost
    entirely Emotion Drives and so
    called Rationality
    comes next
    i wouldn’t
    Be surprised if
    someone like Donald John
    Trump could be elected President
    now but true i didn’t believe it before
    for it’s also true that’s Proof enough that many
    Humans at least are not rational enough to be led by FActs..;)

    “Anybody remotely interesting is mad, in some way or another.”

    ~~ Dr. Who ~~

    i Find GreaTest Graces and Loves and Even Fearless
    Will and Strength from getting inspired by the most of mundane stuff..
    as ‘they’ say.. no pain no gain keep trying never give uP Be inspired always now..:)

    “The virtue of all achievement is the victory over oneself.
    Those who know this can never know defeat.”

    ~~ A.J. Cronin ~~

    Emotional Regulation and Sensory
    Integration so much more than words alone..
    in other words
    more
    as Dance that Sings..:)

    “There are two sentences inscribed upon the Delphic oracle,
    hugely accommodated to the usages of man’s life:
    “Know thyself”,
    and “Nothing too much”;
    and upon these all other precepts depend.”

    ~~ Plutarch — Consolation to Apollonius ~~

    Yes as ‘they’ say saw
    see aBove as beLow OKay..;)

    “There is a great deal of human nature in people.”

    ~~ Mark Twain ~~

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