A long lesson in humility….

Ffolkes,

“For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.
For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it.
For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.”

~~ Ivan Panin ~~

Colors of dusk

Colors of dusk on San Francisco Bay….

Hajime…. For close to seven years, the early hours of the day, before dawn, were the most productive time I spent, in terms of writing. Now I’ve achieved a degree of physical capability impossible for me during that time, I have rejoined the world of the diurnal, going to bed later at night, and arising well after dawn, just like most of the people in the world. While I find the advances in physical well-being quite elevating, I do miss the productive aspects, and some extent, the ‘oddness’ of nocturnal existence. In any case, I have returned, so to speak, to the world of living, and find it intriguing, if not fully exciting. In the words of the dubious one, so be it.

This Pearl, while fresh, and relatively coherent, still lacks any new material, other than the usual suspects, to wit: the old-school pearl section has all freshly chosen elements, as always. The poem, while one of my better ones, is included here today merely to fill in for the half-completed poem which continues to leak out of my head at a ridiculously snail-like pace. The relatively incomplete nature of what has transpired today can be considered as the result of trying to write while actively engaged with Reality…. In short, it’s not working out quite the way I’d hoped. It is, however, done enough to suit my always low standards; while acceptable, it’s not excellent. Well, perhaps that’s hasty, but, feelings don’t care much about that….

Rather than belabor such a less than useful point any further, why don’t we get on with the rest of today’s mess? I know, we’ll use my favorite fill-in phrase to indicate efficient progress is necessary, with whimsy and fervor…. Ffolkes, let’s get this slow on the toad…. BEFORE it implodes, injuring us all….

Shall we Pearl?….

“And as we stand on the edge of darkness
Let our chant fill the void
That others may know
In the land of the night
The ship of the sun
Is drawn by
The grateful dead.”

~~ Tibetan “Book of the Dead” ca. 4000 BC. ~~

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Eric_Clapton_Unplugged

No introduction should be necessary for this artist; anyone who doesn’t know who he is has been living in a dark bubble for many moons. He’s played with just about every famous band and/or musician with a guitar in the world, getting better & better all the time. This is one of my favorite concerts, over an hour of some of the best music you’ll ever hear. Enjoy!

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Eric Clapton
MTV Unplugged 1992

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Comedy_Tragedy

Illusory Time

Viewed from askance, the river is long;
deep, uncompromisingly intent, swift and strong.
In duality, perception creates our only reality;
such faux metaphoric paradox enforces mutability.

By two we perceive, both zero, and one;
digital, binary, on or off, such fun.
Separate, melded, we exist, knowing not what we know
ego, striving to be solitary, looking above, seeing below.

Furiously asleep, cultural anomaly claims a victim of choice;
validly unconscious, nobody speaks, nary a voice.
Potential escapees stir in dreams, fighting to wake,
until taking the wheel, for their own bloody sake.

Pots boil in due time, when the fire’s hot,
time exists to our advantage; or, not.
The solitary warrior, head bent in pain,
fights on, with, or without gain.

Night fell, day after day it persisted;
of those who knew, none showed any care, or resisted
Angels, ministers, none had any defense, nor grace;
all that remains is a face.

~~ gigoid ~~

10/22/2016

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Signs on the Path to being Human….

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“Everything that has a beginning has an ending.
Make your peace with that and all will be well.”

~~ Buddha ~~

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“My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool;
it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.”

~~ Ursula K. Le Guin ~~

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“The Master doesn’t talk, he acts,
when his work is done, the people say,
“Amazing: We did it all by ourselves!”

~ Tao Teh Ching ~~

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“Not to decide is to decide.”

~~ Harvey Cox ~~

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“Doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one.”

~~ Voltaire ~~

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“Our care should not be to have lived long as to have lived enough.”

~~ Seneca ~~

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“To see the world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.”

~~ William Blake, “Auguries of Innocence” ~~

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Since I managed to get the intro done in short order, I’m going to apply similar techniques here to bring it home. Besides, at this point in the day, I’m fresh out of anything else to say, or, do…. Rather than play the fool, I’ll play the odds, & leave it at that. I’ll be back in a day or three, with bells on. Maybe. In any case, y’all be well, be as happy as you may be, and remember…. The easy way is always the hardest, so, buckle down & face life, head on…. See ya….

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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One thought on “A long lesson in humility….

  1. “For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.
    For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it.
    For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.”

    ~~ Ivan Panin ~~

    It’s worth noting that some people don’t have eyes for Feeling Sensing Beauty.
    It’s worth noting that some people don’t have ears for Hearing Truth of Wisdom.
    It’s worth noting that some people don’t have Heart for Receiving and Giving Love.
    The Magic
    is that
    any
    one
    does at all.
    Count two has always been a good friend of mine.
    Count one and three lost for many months of Numb and pain.
    How fortunate i am to be reborn in 1 and 3 again as Wisdom More
    Dances Sings Truth more
    than letters of words
    without a substance
    of Art that moves
    and glues
    the
    rest of Humpy
    Dumpty Together again
    in a Dance and Song of Life
    thaT wHo works well enough to be..
    True though i’m glad i’ve lived in Purgatory
    Grey and bLack Abyss of Feeling Senses for
    from that perspective the rest of existence come again
    is rising
    from
    Tar
    BLacK
    Ashes to Star oF LoVE
    Out of tarRed Wings of BirdS
    fAllen to the Bottom oF A Sea
    looKing up to see a star of Love and Feeling
    yet to Free Wings of Tar SoaRinG Back up to: LoVE..
    From:
    yes.. life
    is magic
    like this
    when
    MaGiC coMes to: be LoVE FRoM
    A STaR oF Existence WitH LiFE..:)

    “Everything that has a beginning has an ending.
    Make your peace with that and all will be well.”

    ~~ Buddha ~~

    Ending Beginning now that’s all i will be to be..:)

    “My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool;
    it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.”

    ~~ Ursula K. Le Guin ~~

    It’s A big enough World now to find
    friEnds who are similar Fools of Joy..:)

    “The Master doesn’t talk, he acts,
    when his work is done, the people say,
    “Amazing: We did it all by ourselves!”

    ~ Tao Teh Ching ~~

    Dance and never learn how to; do it.

    “Not to decide is to decide.”

    ~~ Harvey Cox ~~

    BLacK WiLL WiLL BLacK

    “Doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one.”

    ~~ Voltaire ~~

    iLove

    “Our care should not be to have lived long as to have lived enough.”

    ~~ Seneca ~~

    Colors of now continue to grow longer now
    as long as the brush and paint and painting colors DiffeRent

    “To see the world in a grain of sand,
    And a heaven in a wild flower,
    Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
    And eternity in an hour.”

    ~~ William Blake, “Auguries of Innocence” ~~

    ThenoW

    SMiLes gigoid..
    Happy Really Traveling..:)

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