Navigating the slippery slopes of Reality….

Ffolkes,

“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.”

~~ Rabindranath Tagore ~~

hidden glory

Path to Glory….

Hajime…. Okay, so, this is live…. I have found one of the reasons, or, partial reasons, as there are more than one, for my extended absences to be the simple fact of my improved health. For many years, thanks to pain, and opioid addiction, my sleep pattern was severely disturbed, such that I was often up much of the night, and I became accustomed to arising well before dawn, usually between 3 and 5 A.M.. I would also tend to fall out early, since I arose so early; this, in conjunction with not being able to sleep all night long, complicated the issue even more. My blog entries spoke of it often, and I now believe the lack of consistent sleep contributed to the issue of my constant display of stress related cognition, i.e. my depth of insanity…. Go figure, eh?

Now, however, my sleep pattern has resumed a degree of normality; I generally stay up longer, especially if I’ve napped during the day (I admit it; I’m old, and get tired more often….), and sleep fairly well for most of the night. My time for arising, to Leelu’s intense displeasure, now happens around six A.M, or later; today I got up at 7:15, & realized, as often happens, I was late in meeting my verbal commitment to post fresh material today. Again, go figure, eh? Ah, well, so be it. I happen to prefer my life now to any of the time I spent in Hell, otherwise known as the process of ridding myself of opioids. I’ll take the lesser degree of angst & stress, and the lack of the urge to post, over that time, without any complaint at all….

All that being said in my defense, I also realize I miss the interaction with other bloggers, which has, to some degree, been replaced by interaction with Reality, making it at once ironic, and a trifle sad, to realize I prefer the ambiguity of reality over the consistency of cyberspace. Reality, then, is shown to be preferable to any sort of non-reality based involvement. (By ‘non-reality’ I refer to the degree of separation between interaction in cyberspace and that of face-to-face interaction with people in real time….) For a very long time, that ‘non-real’ interaction was the ONLY kind in which I engaged. Now, just walking about in the BBR brings me more satisfaction than does sitting on my butt, reading from the computer… Again, all I can say is, so be it, for I will not be going back to full-time computer use; I enjoy the physical side of life too much to give up on it so young….

On that particularly ironic note, I’ll end this first-person diatribe, which is only intended to explain my absence, not to offer any excuses, which are not needed for exercising my own choice to be healthy, rather than filled with stress & angst. I know, I know, it makes for lousy ranting, but, hey, I do it better in person, anyway, believe me….. For now, let’s go post what I’ve thrown together for today, & be done with it for a time. I WILL return; there’s too much dross in my head to ever completely forgo this method of releasing it from durance vile. I just won’t be around as often. I’ll try to remember to offer some news and impressions of my time in the Real World, but, that, too, is, as yet, not set in stone…. At this point, I think I need to get us down the page, so, hang on, we’re going in hot….

Shall we Pearl?….

“Purity engenders Wisdom,
Passion avarice,
and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness”.

~~ Bhagavad Gita (c. B.C. 400) ~~

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cream 2005

There is no introduction needed here, really; all you’ve got to know is, this was probably the best concert ever given, by three of the very best musicians alive. Here for your viewing pleasure is Cream, as reunited in 2005…. Enjoy, ffolkes; it really doesn’t get any better than this one….

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Cream
Reunion Concert 2005
Royal Albert Hall

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Comedy_Tragedy

Dreaming, I wait….

In the most patient moments of rationality
kindness flows smoothly in a special milieu,
fallow thoughts speed first from equality
to give no anxious fever, anger to eschew.

Indignant mothers and step-sons in-law
shall fade simply from brilliant to grey,
intoning ritual dogma, fresh, avid, and raw,
falling, falling, in massive pastoral disarray.

Safety lives not, save brightly in ignorant bliss,
it follows us all, silent and infinitely frail,
foremost too often, soft as a virgin kiss,
alive, always eager, willing, and pale.

Intimate knowledge finds only the bold few
with courage and virtue to gift, unbidden.
No solemn royal version may pass in review,
true love for man, never to remain unhidden.

Sweet feathers of Emily’s hope uplift,
calm, drowsy episodes bursting with light,
With final glad cries we set ourselves adrift,
swimming in the oceans of natural delight.

When sorrow is banished, in ages yet to come,
roots solidly anchored, cold and remote,
Ample supplies of kindness sit silent and dumb,
and the old stranger shrugs on his faded coat.

Dreaming, then, I wait with shadows in the night
aspiring to inspire, a message from the muse’s heart
Never forgotten images, framed in color bright,
tempt me only, grieving, steeped in serenity’s arcane art…..

~~ gigoid ~~

8/18/2013

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Beginning to end….

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“Time goes, you say? Ah, no!
Alas, Time stays, we go.”

~~ Austin Dobson,” The Paradox of Time” ~~

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“To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts,
nor even to found a school
but so to love wisdom
as to live according to its dictates,
a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust.
It is to solve the problems of life
not only theoretically, but practically.”

~~ Henry David Thoreau, “Walden” ~~

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“Discontent is the want of self-reliance: it is infirmity of will.”

~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

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“I suppressed word after word from my vocabulary.
When the massacre was over,
only one had escaped: Solitude.
I awakened euphoric.”

~~ E.M. Cioran ~~

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“At ebb tide I wrote a line upon the sand,
and gave it all my heart and all my soul.
At flood tide I returned to read what I had inscribed
and found my ignorance upon the shore.”

~~ Kahlil Gibran ~~

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“Do not look for all the answers at once.
A path is formed by placing stones one in front of the other.”

~~ The Giant from Twin Peaks ~~

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“Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.”

~~ Amelia Burr ~~

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Don’t fret; the final pearl is NOT an omen, or statement of intent. It merely fits well at the end of that particular set of pearls. It also is a fitting finish to this Pearl, for it is, for me, as true as the day. I’ll be back, ffolkes, in a day or three. Y’all be cool, y’hear? Be good to each other….

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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6 thoughts on “Navigating the slippery slopes of Reality….

  1. SMiLes.. mY FriEnd gigoid.. after visiting
    You for Around 2 years or so now it is
    surely good to hear
    you say
    you are
    too young
    to stop doing
    something.. particularly
    fun in the walkabouts
    of the Big
    Blue
    Room
    NoW.. for it’s true
    Rainbows do come after
    Hurricanes of stormy weather
    within.. thanks to Change.. a two
    and much more faced coin of reality
    Beyond iNFiNiTY.. particularly as aGaPe
    LoVE For aLL oF what comes what may as
    Trust
    and yes
    self-reliance ‘FaiTH’
    BeCoMeS oNe WiLL
    oF LiVInG NoW Free..
    oH.. So Free A LiFe oF Adventure
    Comes to be in these shoes as wings..
    True.. a state of being when well being as BaLanCinG
    ForCE WitHIN and all that jazz of inside.. outside.. above
    so below and all around too.. Happiness is an art a never
    ending one
    to practice
    as come
    what
    may does too.. now too..
    for what may work for each
    Individual Multi-Uni-Verse oF anD
    aS HuMaN sKeYes NoW ALiVE MoRE
    anYWay.. Nice to Find a Live Effort of Wisdom
    Pearls and the such as that on the shortest day
    of the Solar Year.. and true no longer employed behind
    Walls with no Windows the Sun often Shines all day just
    waiting for me
    instead of all
    those years
    i rushed
    to find
    it frantically
    to get recharged..
    just outside my back door
    now 24/7 in all hours as LiGHT..
    For it’s True tHeRE is a LiGHT that
    shines within too.. simple as LoVE..
    Winter or Summer Solstice Matters Not..;)

    “Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.”

    ~~ Rabindranath Tagore ~~

    It’s truly interesting.. truly fascinating and moreover full
    of feeling and sensing when i look back at the beginning
    of 8600 Miles of Public Dance Free back at the end of
    August.. 2013.. And attempt to remember all the
    Colors of my Life Experiences in Emotions
    And Senses then verses now
    As every move becomes MaGiC
    iN Nuance Beyond iNFiNiTY BeYOND
    Rainbow Colors oF Feelings and SeNSing
    New FeeLiNGS and SeNsEs as tHeRe is no
    end or even beginning to Free Style Art as Dance
    And aLL thE Nuances oF Emotions and Senses that
    Color the Wind and Wings of thaT.. And it’s true too it is
    Soft moves now that eliminate time all toGeTHeR as a sLow Dance oF NoW..
    And that reminds me of two incidences at Super Walmart.. last Tuesday.. one
    WHere a ‘Trump Voter’ told me i sure wish i had some of whatever you are on..
    And the answer of course is easy.. Free Dance in Public for 52 months for
    8600 miles and you can and will have what i do now too.. and another
    ‘Trump Voting Couple’ Gawking from a Distance in what surely
    seemed like honest curiosity to me.. so.. i walk over gracefully
    of course how butterfly wings float on 235 LBs or so now…
    And say to the dude.. this is kinda like Martial Arts and
    did you see the Newest Star Wars Movie and
    That Force thingy Jesus was speaking
    of per the Book you might
    read named a Bible
    is as real in that Book
    as the Chi is in the Star Wars
    Movie.. A Force of Moving Meditation
    Science Assessed Now to Rebuild Grey
    Matter in all Areas of the Brain Except for
    the Fear Based Amygdala where the opposite
    Happens in Grey Matter Shrink to Bring Fearless alive
    more now.. where studies show that even still meditation
    will come to make a 50 year old Brain in Brain Scan way
    resemble that of a 25 Year old Brain now.. as sure it’s only
    common sense that it does the rest of that for the Human
    Body in conjunction with the Mind too For Blissful State of
    Being when wax on wax off practice comes regularly without fAil..
    As sure as in All Stuff Animal.. use it or lose it alWays Applies NoW..
    in other words Free Flowing Dance and other Meditation is the Real
    Fountain of Youth and Not that Place named Ponce De Leon Springs.. hehe..
    True the folks who found the Springs killed the Indians on the way as they named
    them savages for dancing close to naked all around a Campfire of a Moonlit SoUL
    Within and it’s true as far as Descendent Cherokee and Sioux goes although no one
    is gonna likely shoot me for my ‘Savage Ways’ of Dance now as Grace goes with that
    too of course outside of Disturbing the Peace in a Martial Arts like mix of Ballet
    like Stuff too.. convincing ‘them’ that something as simple as Free Dance Practicing
    that alWays as wax on wax off is the Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven of Fearless
    Unconditional Love within and to Boot in my case Nike Shox Size 11 Athletic
    Shoes the Fountain of Youth too.. for no matter gray hair heaR or tHeRE
    When i dance.. my appearance to others is often vastly younger than
    what i am.. numerically.. For
    iT’s True2 iN Heaven NoW
    WiThiN as Such
    As REAL KinG
    DoM NoW MoRE
    CoMe2.. YeS..
    thE SPiRiT
    Shines
    From:
    within
    to: eternAlly
    young now as
    State of Being
    Comes forth as real too..
    in flesh and blood more as shine..:)

    “Purity engenders Wisdom,
    Passion avarice,
    and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness”.

    ~~ Bhagavad Gita (c. B.C. 400) ~~

    True in someways too..
    with or without
    semi
    colons
    more and less now too..:)

    “Time goes, you say? Ah, no!
    Alas, Time stays, we go.”

    ~~ Austin Dobson,” The Paradox of Time” ~~

    Ah.. But yes.. you
    Dance and
    Sing
    Free
    What time but now..:)

    “To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts,
    nor even to found a school
    but so to love wisdom
    as to live according to its dictates,
    a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust.
    It is to solve the problems of life
    not only theoretically, but practically.”

    ~~ Henry David Thoreau, “Walden” ~~

    Or i supPose
    ‘you’ could
    just
    Dance
    and Sing..;)

    “Discontent is the want of self-reliance: it is infirmity of will.”

    ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

    WiLL One Hundred Percent
    Love aS Grace
    As Strength
    aS
    WiLL iN oTHeR DancE
    And SonG FaitH NoW..;)

    “I suppressed word after word from my vocabulary.
    When the massacre was over,
    only one had escaped: Solitude.
    I awakened euphoric.”

    ~~ E.M. Cioran ~~

    Dance First
    Song
    Springs..:)

    “At ebb tide I wrote a line upon the sand,
    and gave it all my heart and all my soul.
    At flood tide I returned to read what I had inscribed
    and found my ignorance upon the shore.”

    ~~ Kahlil Gibran ~~

    i Dance First
    No Matter Flood
    SonG CoMeS..:)

    “Do not look for all the answers at once.
    A path is formed by placing stones one in front of the other.”

    ~~ The Giant from Twin Peaks ~~

    One Step
    Forward
    Back
    Two Steps One..:)

    “Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.”

    ~~ Amelia Burr ~~

    There is no shall
    Love Do Love..;)

    Merry Santa..
    mY FriEnd.. gigoid…
    To: Happy Reindeers only if they will to be..
    As i continue to guide my sleigh from: A WiTHiN..
    Oh yeaH and i’M Going to the 192nd Week of Metro Dance Hall
    Dance Tonight as ‘ET’ For Christmas.. iT’S A Tradition oF Sorts..
    iN Turn
    oN mY
    heART LiGHT Style..;)

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