From most to least, & back again….

Ffolkes,

“Human beings are perhaps never more frightening
than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.”

~~ Laurens Van der Post, The Lost World of the Kalahari (1958) ~~

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California’s moderate response to Autumn…

Hajime…. More than a mere modicum of recent data indicates I’ve lost the will to blog; in fact, the pile of evidence is mounting quite high. I spend more time away from cyberspace than has been the case for several years, yet suffer very little from the usual angst & sense of failure of duty I’ve been accustomed to experience since mid-2011, when I first retired from the maintenance of gainful employment. But, I did say I’d post today, so, in spite of having no fresh poem yet, (it’s stalled a bit…), I’ve cobbled together all the basic elements, & will now undertake to format & post it, before I am once again called to go walkabout for the day….

If I feel any guilt at all, it is for not visiting the blogs I’ve followed for so long, to enjoy the dialogue that goes with such visits. But, even that small guilt isn’t enough to drown out the call of the wild, a call I seem to hear more clearly each day. It seems the longer I spend ‘off grid’, so to speak, the better I seem to feel, and, in turn, the more clearly I seem to be able to think. I can’t say if it will last, or, if so, how long, but, I also can’t seem to work up any reason to alter the current path I am on. So be it.

For today, this means some moderately ruthless trimming, in the area it will most help, to wit: my standard course of blather, with which I tend to fill up the empty space here at the top of the page, in the hope nobody will notice any particular vacuity in what follows. Without even knowing whether such an assumption is verified by the reality of the process, I choose to go on, regardless, just as if I knew exactly what consequences may follow. In fact, if I can increase the degree of ambiguity one encounters herein, I will know, if nothing else, I am emulating the real world, as far as I understand it to be…..

On that obscure note, I shall proceed to fire up the old neurons sufficiently to go post this mess, & be done with it for the morning, at least. Hopefully, y’all will find a nugget or two you can take away, & use to enhance your daily bout with the vagaries of life. If not, well, I will have done all I can do, and as we know, that’s all I can do…. Enjoy, ffolkes….

Shall we Pearl?….

“Human beings, who are almost unique
in having the ability to learn from the  experience of others,
are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to  do so.”

~~ Douglas Adams, “Last Chance to See” ~~

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Having left myself short of time, again, you’ll just have to settle for some of the best music humanity has ever produced, an assertion made with confidence, as the pieces included have stood the test of time, time, and time again…. Enjoy! Or, not, as you wish…. Your choice, as always….  *grin*

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Classical Music

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Comedy_Tragedy

Lamenting Empathy, No Grace

Strange, strong, passions burn from within
Selling nothing short, nor out
Consumed, loudly, failing to mark the spin
Sad, resigned, in singular redoubt.

Fallow grounds for twisted seed
Become fated, grow, and die.
Experience never fills critical need
Save perhaps once, in ages gone by.

Shouting in severe, dulcet tone
Brittle, flaking, destiny floats away
Making noise, rattling the bone
Simply ageless fears held at bay.

We mask our illusions in faux belief
Tied to reality by matter of rote,
Send them postcards, without relief
Consecrated time, forever remote.

~~ gigoid ~~

12/19/2014

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Naked Pearls

Random Notes on Life at Large….

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“Always cut the cards.”

~~ Lazarus Long ~~

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“A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth
the first time he bites off more than he can chew.”

~~ Herb Caen ~~

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“Become a student of change.
It is the only thing that will remain constant.”

~~ Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book ~~

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“What you don’t know will always hurt you.”

~~ First Law of Blissful Ignorance ~~

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“There is much pleasure to be gained in useless knowledge.”

~~ Bertrand Russell ~~

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“The more you know, the less you think you know.”

~~ Subtle Bee ~~

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“I like life. It’s something to do.”

~~ Ronnie Shakes ~~

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As is generally the case when I post with such haste, I find myself here at the end without anything particularly clever to say. Ah, well, such is life at large, I say, and, so be it. I’ll be back, perhaps even tomorrow. Until I am, stay well, be as happy as you may, and, damn it, be strange….. See ya, ffolkes….

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 “From most to least, & back again….

  1. People tell me that I spend too much time away from writing….I feel no guilt.
    I feel like transition and so I pause ~ ❤
    I've missed you though!

    • Maggie Mae! Good to hear from you, too…. and, I HAVE missed seeing your posts, as well…. I’ll still be around, just not so consistently as the first five-plus years… For me, it’s a good thing, as it is due to feeling better on a physical level…. Feel free to email me anytime, milady…. BTW, I love your book of poems, (which I finally obtained when you sent it a while back…), & gets re-read often….

      See you later, I’m on walkabout again today….

      Love

      gigoid (Ned)

      I’d make a heart, but, I haven’t figured out the command yet…. *grin*

      Be well, & happy, maggie mae….

      😎

  2. “Human beings are perhaps never more frightening
    than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.”

    ~~ Laurens Van der Post, The Lost World of the Kalahari (1958) ~~

    True Moral Relativism in the Way of the World in dArk too..:)

    “Human beings, who are almost unique
    in having the ability to learn from the experience of others,
    are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.”

    ~~ Douglas Adams, “Last Chance to See” ~~

    i suppose this happens most when people
    ‘think’ they no longer Need each other’s help most..:)

    “Always cut the cards.”

    ~~ Lazarus Long ~~

    It appears that cutting the
    Cheese is a more reliable
    Source of reused energy..;)

    “A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth
    the first time he bites off more than he can chew.”

    ~~ Herb Caen ~~

    Yeah.. who says we don’t get more on our
    plate than we can handle in just one now
    no one
    i kNoW
    iN no one land..:)

    “Become a student of change.
    It is the only thing that will remain constant.”

    ~~ Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book ~~

    The Best Part of no one Land is most definitely Change.

    “What you don’t know will always hurt you.”

    ~~ First Law of Blissful Ignorance ~~

    Trust me for those not in the know you don’t wanna know.

    “There is much pleasure to be gained in useless knowledge.”

    ~~ Bertrand Russell ~~

    True as there is no use in Heaven now.

    “The more you know, the less you think you know.”

    ~~ Subtle Bee ~~

    True the more you think the less you are
    other than
    words
    of course..:)

    “I like life. It’s something to do.”

    ~~ Ronnie Shakes ~~

    If you
    Do it

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