Pulchritude has intrinsic value….

Ffolkes,

“Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book
known to him by his heart,
and his friends can only read the title.”

~~ Virginia Woolf ~~

Alaska taxi

Alaskan Taxi off to Juneau, or the interior….

Hajime…. I skipped posting anything at all yesterday, & frankly, I can’t work up any particular emotion about that. Even a couple months ago, going even a day or two without writing or posting would have prompted an outburst of creative angst sufficient to produce any number of words, most of which could be construed as purposeful, if not elegantly literate. But, these days, I’m lucky to produce a complete, even sparsely filled out Pearl; hell, the poem I’ve been trying to write has gone & disappeared entirely, no dregs of it to be found anywhere…. SIGH. Even that, I’m afraid, doesn’t stimulate any guilt, which tells me, at least on one level, my sanity no longer depends on this process, though, I have to admit, it is soothing in some way to have written an entire paragraph, even one as choppy & pungent as this one…. Hey, it’s all fresh, so, whattya want? Ibsen on demand? Jackson Pollock at a moment’s notice? Hah…. Not here, ffolkes….

That isn’t to say I don’t have a Pearl for today. But, it’s being posted late, without a fresh poem, and it’s not going to get any better, or, any less fulfilling for me, so, I’m gonna post it, late as it is. It’s only late because I now sleep normally, arising at a time when I’d have been up writing, & getting ready to post for at least two hours. Hell, it’s already light outside, which isn’t normal for this process at all. But, despite my new ability to actually sleep for a normal period, thus resuming a diurnal existence rather than an insomniacal one (well, one equally nocturnal as diurnal, anyway….), it can’t be called anything but nearly normal, a phrase I thought never to apply to any of this. Normal just hasn’t been in the works for a very long time, & I’m not certain I like it….

But, there it is, in all its mundane glory, so, we’ll post it & see how it flies. In fact, we’ll do that now, so I don’t lose what little nerve I have remaining. We’ll use one of our oldest, most reliable techniques, too, just to keep things moving in the proper direction. It’s very simple, & works like this….

Shall we Pearl?….

“To live content with small means,
to seek elegance rather than  luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion,
to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich,
to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly,
to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart,
to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never,
in a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious,
grow up through the common, this is to be my symphony.”

~~ William Henry Channing ~~

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chase goehring

Chase Goehring

Image from Facebook.com via Google Images

This young singer/songwriter is another fine talent, a finalist in the 2017 America’s Got Talent competition, playing all original songs for his performances. He made it to the Finalist list, but, didn’t receive enough votes to make the Top 5. I think he is going to one day be well-known, for his songwriting skills and originality will ensure him a place in the music industry. I thoroughly enjoy his music, and hope you do as well….

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Chase Goering
AGT 2017

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Comedy_Tragedy

Augmentation: Inner Aye

Distant, peals of thunder, vividly.
Closer, a patter of rain, falling gravidly.
Between the light and the darkness of fear
find merely the remnants of one lonely tear.

Do not hate us, though we have not sinned;
eager for courage, upon whom all hope is pinned.
Tales of insolence, hatred, or fallen virtue
fill us up, not down, in such pristine foreign venue.

Capable hands severed, able hands tied;
the future is angry, all but now denied.
Multiple times, warnings sounded across the pale
nobody heard, nobody came to tell the tale.

Gifted by time, salience fails in epic rhyme;
watchmakers watching, each a separate crime.
Logical solutions refuse to emulsify
forever pretending to cruelly crucify.

Blood will fly alongside pertinent composure,
never seeking, never finding tea, or closure.
Falsely laid trails on mountains of gold
imply no happy endings, no fortunes told.

Ages past have no time for repetition;
further chances only lead to perdition.
Destiny feels a shameful portion of guilt,
for a thousand sand castles, never built.

~~ gigoid ~~

3/2/2016

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Further notes on Life @ Large….

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“Each of us visits this Earth involuntarily, and without an invitation.
For me, it is enough to wonder at the secrets.”

~~ Albert Einstein ~~

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“A man is a very small thing,
and the night is very large and full of wonders.”

~~ Lord Dunsany, The Laughter of the Gods ~~

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“I am free, no matter what rules surround me.
If I find them tolerable,  I tolerate them;
if I find them too obnoxious, I break them.
I am free  because I know that
I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.”

~~ Professor Bernardo de la Paz ~~

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“It is something to be able to paint a particular picture,
or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful;
but it is far more glorious to carve and paint
the very atmosphere and medium through which we look,
which morally we can do.
To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.”

~~ Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), “Where I Live”

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“Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.”

~~ Things We Can Learn From Dogs ~~

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“… denn da ist keine Stelle, die dich nicht sieht.
Du musst dein Leben andern.”

(… for there is no place that does not see you.
You must change your life.)

~~ Rainer Maria Rilke, “Archaic Torso of Apollo” ~~

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“Nothing endures but change.”

~~ Heraclitus (540?-480? B.C.) ~~

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Well, there you have it, such as it is. I’ll be back in a day or three, hopefully with more creative material than today’s mess… which is okay, but, I wouldn’t call it an iconic Pearl…. It’s just a Pearl, of Virtual Wisdom, at that, so, use it with care. Be well, be happy, be strange, and, damn it, stay alert…. I’ll be back, as the saying goes….

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 “Pulchritude has intrinsic value….

  1. “Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book
    known to him by his heart,
    and his friends can only read the title.”

    ~~ Virginia Woolf ~~

    Hehe.. boy has this changed
    in the last 10 Years or so
    since the first
    iPhone came out
    and then Google and
    then the expansion and
    the availability as avenues
    of free Blogging and Vlogging
    with YouTube too.. a synergy now
    of minds come attached aCross now
    HeMispHere’s as folks develop.. more
    oF aN iNner voice to reattach the art and
    Science pArts of tHeiR BRaiNS.. A Brand
    New Experiment that has never been seen
    or done certainly at a Global Level.. wHeRe
    Freedom of Expression gRows more as ‘the’
    Rule instead of the Historical Expectation
    in limits as dogma ruled free cat
    eyes and ears as nomads
    roam now For Free..
    anYWay.. Hello gigoid..
    as far as i go i will continue
    to read all of what you have to offer
    here and comment on at least one effort
    whether current or historical in re-blogs in how
    that goes.. for it always brings me muse of Happiness
    to attend to what you give and share heAR for Free whether
    it is historical or present sAMe and DifferenT you BRinG NoW MorE
    or Yesternow too.. but of course i am (A) Wookiee too who is not nearly
    the equivalent of most hairless Ground Apes currently walking the sidewalk
    robot life of less than free love now mY FriEnd.. a calm center eye and Hurricane
    winds of never ceasing energy always reclaimed by inner peace makes the difference
    my friEnd
    iN Guardians
    of the Galaxy
    oF LoVE FoR aLL2
    @LeaSt foR hOW i for JusT
    one see and hear and do it now
    all this way per that Frank Sinatra
    Song.. that i will add in just for fun
    always living now and never waiting
    for the last bLink to sing it again.. living
    Force now as Love even more.. i’LL do
    it my way and i am always pleased
    to see other folks doing it their
    way too.. as long as they
    remain true to the
    Force that and
    who lives
    within as i am you2..
    hehe.. for whatever and whoever
    and wherever next that Force BRinGS NoW
    do it your way and never look back as it all comes
    what may to be now.. either sitting or standing tall alive mY FriEnd
    And now with all that sAid and half way through i did it my way i’ll do some more..
    as that is how the show must go on according to Freddie Mercury and Celine Dion
    as my FriEnd Rafiah recently asked for perfume selections for her wedding and i had
    to consult wife Katrina all about that as she even showed me the way in the Belk’s store too..
    Funny thing my friEnd is i find it so easy to be friEnds with other folks but i am a Wookiee so
    that explains
    all of that
    that not
    all folks
    understand the way i talk..
    or dance and sing for that matter too..
    for it is true ‘A’ Wookiee Dances and Sings loud without restrAinT..
    And it is true for if nothing else we aMuse ouRsElves with fun fun
    aWLayS funFuN
    Wookiee
    ways to
    be furry
    as fury without
    A load of Human CulTuraL
    Clothes to weigh us down in
    Shole Mouths and Faux News
    aBout Ballistic Hawaiian Missiles and
    United States ‘stuff’ even more like thAT T-shiT NoW..;)

    “To live content with small means,
    to seek elegance rather than luxury,
    and refinement rather than fashion,
    to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich,
    to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly,
    to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart,
    to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never,
    in a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious,
    grow up through the common, this is to be my symphony.”

    ~~ William Henry Channing ~~

    It’s True mY friENd
    Frankie
    And Pablo
    Cruise and
    the Beatles
    are heAR now
    as another Statue
    with a Mustache
    and a Long
    Alabaster Law
    Enforcement Long
    Head.. yep.. about a foot
    long ruler size NoW As KinG
    rises up like a Mr. Kite out of a Burial
    Ground on an Album Cover in the day oF A Life too..
    hehe.. like i said i do it my way but i am a Copy Cat too and MocKinG JaY3..;)

    “Each of us visits this Earth involuntarily, and without an invitation.
    For me, it is enough to wonder at the secrets.”

    ~~ Albert Einstein ~~

    YeaH it’s true some folks spend tHeir
    entire life running
    away from
    now
    and
    never arrive now more now
    to enjoy all of Heaven now..
    true.. they go to the otHeR
    PlaceS inStead.. NoW
    aLWays tHeRe.. too..
    A Statue iN A Burial
    Ground are they
    alive dead
    never
    feeling
    And sensing
    aLL oF NoW iN
    HeavENoW
    iSReaLNoW
    period.. end
    of never
    beginning
    story dead
    as
    alive..
    dead.
    no
    w
    .

    “A man is a very small thing,
    and the night is very large and full of wonders.”

    ~~ Lord Dunsany, The Laughter of the Gods ~~

    And BeYoND RainBoW Colors oF
    iMaGiNaTioN
    As
    CReaTivE
    isReaL SPiRiT
    oF HeART as isReaL SoUL
    MiNd and BoDy ForcE iSreaL BaLanCinG NoW..:)

    “I am free, no matter what rules surround me.
    If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them;
    if I find them too obnoxious, I break them.
    I am free because I know that
    I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.”

    ~~ Professor Bernardo de la Paz ~~

    With also ‘A’ personal responsibility to:
    seek and find out what oTHeRs ThiNk
    And FeeL and
    SeNSe
    As DiFFeRenT From:
    So DiFFeRenT than me in what makes them Happy oR NoT NoW..:)

    “It is something to be able to paint a particular picture,
    or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful;
    but it is far more glorious to carve and paint
    the very atmosphere and medium through which we look,
    which morally we can do.
    To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.”

    ~~ Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), “Where I Live”

    Muse ‘the’ rest oF thE UniVerse Do
    Y not
    Do
    FuN..;)

    “Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.”

    ~~ Things We Can Learn From Dogs ~~

    Hopefully in more than one
    direction just in my DanCinG SinGinG OpiNioN..;)

    “… denn da ist keine Stelle, die dich nicht sieht.
    Du musst dein Leben andern.”

    (… for there is no place that does not see you.
    You must change your life.)

    ~~ Rainer Maria Rilke, “Archaic Torso of Apollo” ~~

    Dance
    Sing
    Different
    And or SamE

    “Nothing endures but change.”

    ~~ Heraclitus (540?-480? B.C.) ~~

    Always.

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