Total eclipse of the smart….

Ffolkes,

“A wise player ought to accept his throws and score them, not bewail his luck.”

~~ Sophocles (496-406 BC) — Phaedra, Frag. 862 ~~

Galway early morn

Early morning in Galway….

Hajime…. Aha! It isn’t 0 and 1… it’s 0 and infinity! Or, rather, ‘twould be, if we were able to perceive reality with more discrimination. Mostly, we’re not, so, we stumble around this old ball o’mud with our mouths open & our minds shut, pretending we are the lords of creation, when what we are, at base, is a pack of over-active, under-achieving apes with aggressive tendencies, and very little consideration for the other inhabitants who live here with us. SIGH…. Such promise, too. Ah, well, perhaps in our next incarnation, our species will have learned, as well as ‘earned’, a bit more of the basic understanding which might do well to ease our path away from self-destruction, seemingly our most developed talent….

As might be construed, my thoughts have turned maudlin again, in spite of having hovered close to what feels like a major epiphany for some days now, under the impetus and influence of my current reading, difficult as has been to perform the act of reading itself. It seems age is catching up to me again, in the worst way I can imagine. My eyes are giving out, & make it very hard to read for long, or well, at all. Even the act of typing/writing is becoming more problematic, as the letters swim around, mixing & melding with each other until the whole mess is nearly incomprehensible. Not to say it isn’t always so, but, not being able to make out the individual letters does complicate the process, slowing it considerably, not to mention increasing the threat of typographical inaccuracy, always a risk for us self-styled philosophers…. BIG SIGH….

Nonetheless, I have persevered, long enough to complete a freshly constructed Pearl for your perusal, and for the release of my angst. Bingo…. I love two for one. Now, all I have to do is figure out how to work our way around the maudlin starting phase, into the proper outcome, to wit, moving down the page to the rest of the material. I think I know how to do that; it’s actually fairly simple, really. All I actually have to do is this… Watch close, or you’ll miss the turn….

Shall we Pearl?….

“Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.
One brave deed is worth a thousand books.”

~~ Edward Abbey ~~

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This won’t hurt. Those familiar with the process here on ECR will recognize the icon atop this section as our indicator of default musical choice, to wit, classical music. They can reassure the rest of y’all who might otherwise be worried such music will be boring, or beyond their taste…. trust me, just listen while you read, and you’ll see… it truly doesn’t hurt, and, if given half a chance, can actually be soothing to the spirit…. Let’s have a listen, shall we?…

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Classical Music

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Penance, Made Simple

After all the dross is sent away
a celebration can begin,
time will face up to space, to stay
willing, to shine from within.

Anger and confusion come in to share
brushing reason aside,
eager to welcome all that is fair,
alert to danger, eyes wide.

Re-gift the wicked with their own pain
stand with the just;
fail to partake of the ill-gotten gain,
living in honor, the only must.

Standing fast in the face of wrong
is its own prize and reward.
Holding on to truth makes us strong,
well worth working toward.

Little is left to chance by fate
our lessons are never free of cost.
Seldom does reality make us wait
only when alone, are we lost.

~~ gigoid ~~

10/23/2012

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Naked Pearls

Random notes on Life @ Large….

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“Do you ever think about the end of the world as we know it?”

~~ Calvin, to Hobbes ~~

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“I am going to seek a great perhaps.”

~~ Francois Rabelais (1494-1553) ~~

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“How you do anything is how you do everything.”

~~ Zen proverb ~~

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“It’s not peace I want, not mere contentment.
It’s boundless joy and ecstasy for me.”

~~ Kugell ~~

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“Sometimes I think we’re alone.
Sometimes I think we’re not.
In either case, the thought is quite staggering.”

~~ R. Buckminster Fuller ~~

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“It matters not so much what you sing, but why”

~~ J.S. Bach ~~

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“Always we hope
Someone else has the answer
Some other place will be better
Some other time it will all work out.
This is it.
No one else has the answer
No other place will be better
And it has already turned out.
At the center of your being
You have the answer;
You know who you are and what you want.
There is no need to turn outside
For better seeing.
Rather abide at the center of your being
For the more you leave it
The less you learn.
Search your own heart and see
the way to do is to be.”

~~ Lao Tzu ~~

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My sense of accomplishment, while probably unwarranted, is solid enough to be able to declare this one ‘done’. And thank goodness for that! My sociability is straining at the seams, & it’s probably just as well I’ve reached an ending point, which I shall proceed to take advantage of unmercifully. I shall try to post again in the near future, but, the way things seem to be going, it might be a few days before I can pull one together enough to suit my OCD need to get it right. However it works out, I will be back; on that you may rest assured. Y’all be well, & happy as you may be; I’m doin’ pretty much the same, with a strong dose of strange added in…. 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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3 thoughts on “Total eclipse of the smart….

    • Thanks, my dear; nice to have someone notice, and nice to see you…. I note you’ve been posting a lot again; good on ya. I promise to come by soon… after I walk again…. *wink*

      Be well & happy, little one….

      gigoid, about to go walkabout…

  1. “A wise player ought to accept his throws and score them, not bewail his luck.”

    ~~ Sophocles (496-406 BC) — Phaedra, Frag. 862 ~~

    Hmm.. i just commented somewhere else on how Fortunate
    i am to be as overflowing Love and yes a Force of Energy
    too that is one and the sAMe for me as far as Luck
    Goes and although i surely have Gratitude for
    This Force of Being it’s true and truly true
    Luck may be the smallest part of
    Love for that Pure Positive
    Energy as what i personally
    like to metaphor as CHI too..
    is a Friend of Gravity iN BaLanCinG
    ForcE that takes constant practice to keep
    fit as a UniVersal Love Muscle to stay strong NoW LoNGeR as
    WiLL as GracE N A Laser Focus of CHI too as in all ‘stuff’ common
    Sense.. use it or lose it LoVE does apply too in all oF A Variety and
    Diverse Sense and Feel oF LiFELiGHT.. Funny how there is a Music
    NoW that underlies all of what i FeeL and Sense And kNoW a Rhythm
    A Melody and Vibration of Beat that underlies a Voice that makes
    A Percussion Flow of Digital Keyboard taps too as it is fair to
    DancESinG that any gift of fortune and or lucky is one that is
    cherished and used as Human PoTenTiaL even
    More.. So True that is how the Essence of
    Real MaGiC GRoWS Ocean WHoLE as
    funny but not so funny that Nike as
    a Greek
    God
    of Victory
    could and does
    and will do as much
    Wisdom by just Directing
    all of us with Swish Shoes to
    Just Do it now just do it now no
    matter and less in doubt less than
    aLL Trust as Faith NoW iN DoinG LiFE
    Best we Can and Will Do for eTternAlly NoW
    never ending more.. funny how life works when works my FriEnd..
    Nice to hear about you just doing it in the Big Blue Room as Come what may
    continues
    to work
    hands
    up over
    hands down NoW mY FRiEnd.. gigoid.:)

    “Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.
    One brave deed is worth a thousand books.”

    SMiLes thIS
    FiTS iN HeaR JusT FiNE..;)

    “Do you ever think about the end of the world as we know it?”

    ~~ Calvin, to Hobbes ~~

    No.. i do it.

    “I am going to seek a great perhaps.”

    ~~ Francois Rabelais (1494-1553) ~~

    No.. i do it.

    “How you do anything is how you do everything.”

    ~~ Zen proverb ~~

    Yes.. i do it.

    “It’s not peace I want, not mere contentment.
    It’s boundless joy and ecstasy for me.”

    ~~ Kugell ~~

    i am

    “Sometimes I think we’re alone.
    Sometimes I think we’re not.
    In either case, the thought is quite staggering.”

    ~~ R. Buckminster Fuller ~~

    allone

    “It matters not so much what you sing, but why”

    ~~ J.S. Bach ~~

    i do

    “Always we hope
    Someone else has the answer
    Some other place will be better
    Some other time it will all work out.
    This is it.
    No one else has the answer
    No other place will be better
    And it has already turned out.
    At the center of your being
    You have the answer;
    You know who you are and what you want.
    There is no need to turn outside
    For better seeing.
    Rather abide at the center of your being
    For the more you leave it
    The less you learn.
    Search your own heart and see
    the way to do is to be.”

    ~~ Lao Tzu ~~

    am i

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