Howling the eternal ‘yes’….

Ffolkes,

“It takes two to speak the truth–one to speak and the other to hear.”

~~ Henry David Thoreau ~~

leaving sf

SF Skyline framed by the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge….

Hajime…. Since making the decision not to post regularly, the Big Blue Room has continued to draw my attention much more frequently than the events taking place in cyberspace. On Saturday, I attended a play in which my grandson played two small parts. I attended with both my kids, as well as my son’s daughter & step-sister. Such family events have been few and far between for me/us, but, the fact we now are able to get together on occasion brings me a lot of satisfaction, to say the least.

I’ve also spent a lot of time walking, putting in about five miles one day, without collapsing into exhaustion; this is also a new, rare feeling, one I welcome in lieu of the lack of physical ability I’ve ‘enjoyed’ for much too long. All in all, I have to say I’m enjoying my time back in Reality more than I thought would be the case, given the state of that frame of existence. Oh, there is plenty out there at which to rage; the continual reminders of homelessness in society, the lack of community feeling fostered by our divisive leaders, the rampant capitalism which most of society tends to ignore, in favor of chasing the shiny, insubstantial dreams offered for their distraction from how much they are being manipulated. Hell, just watching any major sport on TV can stimulate my ranting button, when I think of all the wasted time & money which could be put to use to aid those in need, rather than making the rich richer.

But, mostly, I have been enjoying the blue skies, the rain, the clouds, and the still-extant panorama of life on this planet, all of which helps me to connect with what is real, rather than what is due to humanity’s imagination, and their insistence on forcing reality into the shape they desire. In some way, all of what I now perceive is bringing me closer to clarity, in my thinking, and in my actions. Sadly, I still do not find very many people who can appreciate my thoughts about reality; most of the folks I meet out in the BBR are too focused on the shiny distractions of life, and completely miss the stuff going on that is actually real, and, in my view, much more important than ANYTHING they see on a TV, or their phone, or, on a computer. If I were still giving in to the urge to rant, I’d find no lack of issues about which to do so.

I suppose one could call all the above a paean to Life as I now see it; it seems more important to me to find clarity, and the realness of life, than to engage in any of the nonsensical pastimes society fosters upon us in its paroxysms of insanity. The leaders of this world’s political/religious oriented culture are, in my estimation, ALL verifiably insane…. sociopathic narcissists, mostly, though in certain cases, massive ignorance and bigotry mark them as just plain assholes, akin to what many would call ignorant rednecks. We’ve got one of those in this country, right in the White House; I guess that’s why all the 50 million other ignorant redneck assholes who reside here are in such a dither of entitlement, & busily spreading their particular brand of selfish bigotry as far & wide as they can…

Wow. I think I just spewed out a rant, didn’t I? Ah, well, old habits die hard, I guess. To make up for it, let’s go see what else I’ve thrown together for today’s offering, shall we? I think, given how easily all that vitriol spewed out, it would be a good idea, lest I fall right back into where I no longer wish to go. Instead, let’s make use of this old #4 I found lying here, & get on with the rest of today’s mess. It works just like this….

Shall we Pearl?….

“Men do not quit playing because they grow old;
they grow old because they quit playing.”

~~ Oliver Wendell Holmes ~~

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Each year, in November. the ffolkes who run the official Grateful Dead website dig into the extensive archives of live Dead concert recordings, to share a daily download of classic cuts by the iconic band. Some of the finest performances by the band, with any number of fan favorites, can be added to one’s personal collection. It’s a grand way to collect live music, from a band who played concerts every year on tour, for 50 years, and more. I’ve included two links; the first is to the home web site, the other is to one day’s offering, on which page you can obtain all the previous days’ downloads, for the entire month. I hope you enjoy it, even if you’re not a Dead Head….

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30 Days of Dead
2017

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http://www.dead.net/

http://www.dead.net/30daysofdead?cmpid=dn/2017November1/30DaysDeadIsBac-GetStartedHere-main-more-1&eml=2017November1/4164005/6131962&etsubid=39846924

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Comedy_Tragedy

Raging at Aging

As old as you feel, we are told, is old as you are,
custom assures such vision will carry us far.
Reality begs to differ, may it be so bold
it is really quite painful, and very, very cold.

The power and strength felt in our halcyon youth
desert us with age, yet another unwelcome truth.
Irony rules our time here on this bountiful earth
as we reflect the changes over time since our birth.

As physical powers fade from this fragile shell,
we learn our mind can serve us quite as well.
The strength that once filled our bones and hearts
is now applied by our will, to more arcane arts.

Life’s greatest gift is our freedom of choice
no matter how often we forget, we still get a voice.
Energy, or apathy, by our will we may choose,
failing to do so, our only way to lose.

Each of us lives in the grip of time and space,
always seeking our balance, our own chosen place.
One must accept reality, for it is true at the core,
all we can do, is all we can do, and nothing more.

~~ gigoid ~~

10/17/2012

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Naked Pearls

Further notes on Life at Large….

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31. Read between the lines.

~~ Instructions for life ~~

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“Is dishwater dull?
Naturalists with microscopes tell me
it teems with quiet fun.”

~~ G. K. Chesterton ~~

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“If ever I become entirely respectable
I shall be quite sure that I have outlived myself.”

~~ Eugene V. Debs ~~

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“I can handle reality in small doses,
but as a lifestyle it’s much too confining.”

~~ Lily Tomlin ~~

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“Youth, large, lusty, loving-
Youth full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force and fascination?”

~~ Walt Whitman ~~

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“Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead.
Walk beside me, and just be my friend.”

~~ Albert Camus ~~

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“The path is the way.
The way is the truth.
It is found, but not held
walked on, but not followed.”

~~ Tao Teh Ching ~~

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SIGH…. I have a cat who is insistent my time at the computer is done; she’s been lobbying for some attention for about 20 minutes now, while I finished ranting in the intro. She’s correct that it is now HER time, so, I’ll just end this here, and now, so I can go throw some paper for her to fetch. or kick her ball around so she can play soccer, which she apparently loves. As for me, & blogging, well, I’ll be back in a day or three, possibly with a new poem, which continues to leak slowly onto the screen. For now, be well, be happy. and for gosh’ sake. be strange. It may not seem like it, but, it really does help…. 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

dozer3

À bientôt, mon cherí….


		
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6 thoughts on “Howling the eternal ‘yes’….

  1. Your time away has been been kind to you….evry time I hear the DEad I remember that GOd awful tuna sandwich I had at a concert many years ago…LOL Keep up the good work my friend and may the force be with you….chuq

    • Thanks, bro; it’s working for me… Haven’t felt this good in, literally, years…. Hope you’re back on your pins soon…. I’ll try to get by soon, & will leave some snark…. *grin* See ya; time for my first walkabout for today….

      gigoid

  2. 5 Miles a Day.. gigoid.. is Surely a Healthful
    Way to Stay.. also in terms of
    Capturing Prey and
    Escaping
    Predators
    Different and Same..
    Yes.. i often go all on about
    Milestones in Public Dance but
    really 166.66 Miles a Month equals
    out to less that 6 miles a Day around
    the 5.48 Mile Point as i’ve Accumulated
    over 8400 Miles of that Truly Fun Activity
    No Matter Rain.. Sleet.. Snow.. or other
    Climate Change as all the Public
    Stores Accommodate Free
    Cool and Warm air
    and Cool Fountain
    Drinking Water..
    as in PaNhandle
    Way we are arriving at a
    Seasonal Cool November
    Moving Away from Indian Summer
    Sunshine that started becoming the New
    Rule the last two years.. ‘miles a day’.. as i remember
    what my Maternal Grandmother Did.. Dropping out of
    High School after her Mother Died of Breast Cancer to
    Help Raise her Sisters by Picking Cotton from Day
    Break to Sunset then.. then after that eventually
    Becoming a Divorced Mother Working For
    over a Decade as a Waitress Seven
    Days a Week.. Twelve Hours a
    Day if one can imagine
    2 Miles an Hour and Close
    to a Full Marathon Length of Walking
    Food Orders every day all days of the Year
    without fail so her Children could eat Decently..
    And as Karma comes and goes she wore out in her
    50’s similar to what happened to me in a greater way
    of Mental than Physical Stress that are truly one and the
    same as Mental Stress is just Unrequited Stress Chemicals
    that need to get burned off physically as one goes if they are able
    too of course
    and not
    trapped
    behind a
    Desk Sitting
    Still with Demands
    coming from each and every
    Corner of an Office Environment
    and More now then.. anyway,, My Mother
    Supported her while we lived at my GrandMother’s Very Old
    Home on the River in a Shot Gun Home Shook at Foundation
    by the Train and a Trestle Across the River in a Stone’s throw there..
    with more of an arm than i could Provide.. hehe.. as a Child as i was too
    weak from sitting at school and watching the Couch Potato Tube once we
    got one at age 7.. finally in Black and White.. to Even Mow the Thick Green River
    Grass Lawn of my Grand Mother’s Yard then as i remember before i started working
    out with weights at 12 Years old where Before at 11 in our New Home on Elm Street
    i was too weak to complete the Finish of Raking a Neighbor’s Yard to Make 2 Bucks
    then.. True.. those Plastic and Concrete Weights born of K-Mart then.. were one of
    the Best Investments my Mother Made for my Eventual Basic Human Existence
    in Surviving Many Challenges from the Future then.. as it’s True.. Non-Verbal
    Language is the Language most all Humans Innately Understand NoW Deep
    Down Instinctually and Intuitively best.. however.. Like any Domesticated
    Cat who and that Stops Exploring the World in Play.. Use it or
    Lose Does Still Apply to all Animals for the Hawk rarely
    falls out of the Sky and the Chimpanzee out of the
    Tree as they practice practice practice.. wax
    on wax off as ‘they’ play too.. for Mastering
    Any Art or Science of Life after the
    First 10,000 Hours or so comes..
    With Continuing Practice Necessary
    After that as some folks Literally Forget to
    Breathe at the most Basic of innate instinctual
    and intuitive and even Autonomic Responses of Freer
    Living NoW iN Expertise of Practicing Life more than some
    Incantation out of a Text Book to be spit back out if at all from
    Data Down Load School of Multiple Choice Tests.. anyway.. like a
    Feral Cat.. My Grandmother Developed Really Big and Strong Paws..
    Yes.. Cotton Picking and Dish Carrying Hands and Arms too.. sure.. she
    was a little like Wonder Woman too.. And i was way too busy acing
    Multiple Choice Tests then to ever begin to wear the Naked
    Clothes more of Physical and Emotional and Much
    Greater Potential Existential Other Intelligences
    too.. so.. i started Moving all around in
    Words and After that my Body
    Danced and now i am
    Celebrating 7 Years
    of Writing online this
    Saturday on Thanks Giving
    Weekend as now just about every
    pART of Me Dances and Sings Free..
    even without any Plastic Weights of Concrete
    to hold me up in Multiple Choice ways.. sure.. it’s nice
    to have something to say aLong with the Free Verse
    Dance of Life as Lord Knows For Decades the only
    response i usually brought was working.. just been
    working still filling out the answers to Multiple Choice
    Tests Given Before.. Fluid Intelligence is More a MoVinG
    ConNecTing CreATinG DancE and SonG.. Glad to hear NoW
    you are still escaping the Matrix my FriEnd for as far as i KNoW
    and FeeL and SensE thAT StaRtS and NeveR Ends NoW at a Finish
    that Never Begins.. Walk About mY friEnd ” as they say” is a way to BE..:)

    “It takes two to speak the truth–one to speak and the other to hear.”

    ~~ Henry David Thoreau ~~

    Oh.. Before i go on.. Katrina reminds me.. it’s ThanksGiving
    Tomorrow.. just more proof that i don’t connect to many folks
    from the ‘Country’ i live in.. hehe.. so yeah..
    Happy Thanks Giving to ya as
    California still
    exists
    too in the US of A.. Barring any
    More Fires and other Stuff to come..:)

    Yes.. as i was saying Before the TG Reminder..

    True as the outcast coMes to Seek
    And Find tHeir TrutH and LiGht
    Lives within that
    really
    needs
    no nAMe aT aLL
    But a Dance and
    Song that Works as LiGHT..;)

    Yeah it’s True.. Thanks Giving to me
    Has beCoMe an alterNative moreover
    Anniversary oF Writing as i Create mY Culture as i Dance and Sing NoW..:)

    And it’s alWays interesting to Dance at Old Seville Quarter NoW oN Thanks
    Giving Night as those folks distanced from Immediate Culture coMe OuT iN Force too..:)

    But yeah.. i Do Connect
    to Folks in the Flesh
    and Blood World away
    from online here.. in the US oF A.. so.. perhaps
    i’ll get out to see some Extended Family too.. as we actually just got invited too.. i’m Friends
    with everyone.. Convincing Folks to Reciprocate in all the Rooms of Life is a little Miss and hit..;)

    “Men do not quit playing because they grow old;
    they grow old because they quit playing.”

    ~~ Oliver Wendell Holmes ~~

    Every Cat i meet
    teaches me this
    Domesticated
    and Wild
    and
    Freer Feral Story..
    Stray Cats Strut.. mY FriEnd..:)

    31. Read between the lines.

    ~~ Instructions for life ~~

    InSert LiFE heAR PReSeNTLY..:)

    “Is dishwater dull?
    Naturalists with microscopes tell me
    it teems with quiet fun.”

    ~~ G. K. Chesterton ~~

    YeaH it’s True.. Some MicRobes Move
    More Fluidly Than Humans Sitting Still..;)

    “If ever I become entirely respectable
    I shall be quite sure that I have outlived myself.”

    ~~ Eugene V. Debs ~~

    It’s True An Only Way iN A Human Culture
    to Gain the most respect is to become the Best Group Doer..
    which only
    means
    most
    everyone
    else can fill
    in for you when you leave.. Another Brick iN A Wall as ‘they’ say2..;)

    “I can handle reality in small doses,
    but as a lifestyle it’s much too confining.”

    ~~ Lily Tomlin ~~

    As Far as the Clothing of
    Culture Goes.. Shorts work out okay..:)

    “Youth, large, lusty, loving-
    Youth full of grace, force, fascination.
    Do you know that Old Age may come after you
    with equal grace, force and fascination?”

    ~~ Walt Whitman ~~

    Don’t leave the L L and L Behind either.. heHe..;)

    “Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow.
    Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead.
    Walk beside me, and just be my friend.”

    ~~ Albert Camus ~~

    It’s Rather Strange how rarely
    it is in the Entire South East
    Gulf Coast Free Range
    from Biloxi to
    Tallahassee
    oF Public
    Dance
    i’ve found
    anyone
    Willing to Dance and Sing Free beSide me..
    Yes.. i’m talking about Beyond Trump Group Walk..:)

    “The path is the way.
    The way is the truth.
    It is found, but not held
    walked on, but not followed.”

    ~~ Tao Te Ching ~~

    Wonder if Lao Danced but it’s
    True.. Most Writers of Philosophy
    Are Almost by Definition Introverts..
    Considering other folks likely wrote what
    if anything he actually said.. Chances are Better that he Danced too..
    Although Dance Does Wear out Shoes Fast as on average i replace
    A Pair of Nike Shox Shoes Every Three Months at the 500 Mile point or so
    as i am on my 18th Pair of Nike Shox Shoes Since the Beginning of September
    of 2013.. NoW as i finally Found Some Half Price.. as uGh it appears they are not going
    to be making
    them anymore..
    so i grabbed three
    As i’LL Cross Change aS A RiVeR FLoWs..:)

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