Notice: Hiatus….

Ffolkes,

“The moment in which you confront your own death
is the moment in which you are most totally alive.”

~~ Solomon Short ~~

Fooles pond

Northern California Idyll….

Hajime…. Today, as I sit to begin, I feel a sadness, having naught to do with today’s mess, as such, but, rather at the passage of time, and the changes we experience, not always comfortably. The sadness is rooted in my decision to acknowledge the demands of the body, and the real world, as opposed to using the mind as primary source for purpose, searching for sanity and balance in the cybersphere. For more than six years, since August, 2011, I have used this blog as the cornerstone of my existence, spending hours a day on my ass in front of Arthur (my computer’s name….), while I explored the consensual reality we call cyberspace, using the time spent as distraction from the physical issues with which I was plagued for so long….

Now, having taken important steps to correct the lifestyle issues making, and keeping me sick and in pain, and, having made significant progress toward regaining much of my former physical status as a warrior/scholar, I must acknowledge two things…. First, I can no longer afford to spend the time on my ass; doing so exacerbates too many of the physical conditions I am trying to overcome, and it makes little sense to keep doing the main thing I do that keeps me from getting healthier…. Second, my recent absence, and lack of consistency in posting, has lost me most of my readership. I can say that with sad confidence, as my last fresh post, on the 10th of April, received fewer than 10 Likes…. and the last post, a reblog of an early Pearl, has not had a single Like in the five days since I posted it…. Even the six or eight most faithful of those who stopped by regularly have been absent; I haven’t actually gone to look at the stats, but, that tells me traffic to my site has gone seriously delinquent….

SIGH…. A natural result, I would guess, to also having stopped visiting other sites to read…. a decision forced on me by my inability to sit, and my increasingly failing vision…. Typing this is hard enough, considering I must do so in spurts of a few minutes at a time, while even trying to read over what has been typed is problematic…. All in all, I am unsurprised at my lack of readership; I’ve managed to stop doing all the stuff that would bring ffolkes back, merely by being absent both here, and out there….

All that being said, with at least some relevant purpose, I come now to the main purpose behind this long-winded explanation, which is this: I am taking a hiatus from blogging. The guilt/angst I felt for so long when I didn’t post is gone; I feel fine about it, and, frankly, am enjoying my time on walkabout, out in the BBR, actually engaging with humanity…. though the latter does tend to wear on my patience. After all, I AM still a curmudgeon, & prefer the company of dogs, cats, & even squirrels to that of most humans. But, even my impatience is a valuable lesson, so, I’m content with my current life….

I don’t know how long I’ll be gone, but, will offer this to anyone who feels any sense of loss; my email is still listed in my profile. which can be found on the right side of my home page here on WP. Please feel free to contact me at that address, as email will be my primary focus any time I sit to do banking, or business, using the computer. Most of my time will be spent trying to get back to full conditioned status, so I don’t have to follow so many of the paradigms that go along with getting older; I much prefer to be able to do what I want to do, without having to take steps to prevent injury or fatigue….

That’s it. I’m outta here, after finishing the following Pearl, & I won’t be back for what promises to be quite some time, if ever…. Who knows, maybe y’all will hear from me in a different venue, playing music, or pursuing some form of entertainment in the Big Blue Room?…. In short, I’m off to find my bliss….

Or, if you wish to stay in touch, email me, & I will answer, just as I still answer the phone when it rings…. For now, let’s see what I managed to cobble together for your final Pearl of Virtual Wisdom…. That, by the way, looks like this….

Shall we Pearl?….

“It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.”

~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

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billy joel

Billy Joel

Image from wcmf.com via Google Images

I don’t think this artist needs much introduction; he’s been around long enough most everyone knows how good he is. My only comment is to enjoy; it really doesn’t get much better than this….

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Billy Joel Live

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Samurai

Bushido is this:
Haiku and a katana.
Arcane art, indeed.

~~ gigoid ~~

4/15/2018

Comedy_Tragedy

Bulletin

Patterns exist to bring sanity, if illusory, at best;
follicular, reality seems to slip and slide.
Still, formal insanity consistently fails the ultimate test,
why place faith in answers. from which truth can hide?

Following the music brings us back in good time;
forever seemingly retreats from relevance.
Crazy, time stands still with yet another innovative rhyme,
no burgeoning intentions for sale, to shimmy. or dance.

Folly sits easily upon this brow;
fateful and afraid, entropy bows in shame.
Into the river of time, slowly, forgetful of how
courage gives strength, no matter the game.

Capricious, the muse demands obedient attention
at risk of exhibiting true durance vile.
Bereft, single copies sit unused, despite all intention;
while singular examples of fate pass at the stile.

Seminal events bring their own weight;
no scale necessary, no guessing by eye, or hand.
Only one lesson to learn, just pay the freight;
the music is playing, and you’re part of the band.

~~ gigoid ~~

8/6/2016

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Further notes on Life @ Large….

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“Self-reflection is the school of wisdom.”

~~ Balthasar Gracian ~~

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“Joy is not in things; it is in us.”

~~ Richard Wagner ~~

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“The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt within the heart.”

~~ Helen Keller ~~

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“A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.”

~~ Chinese proverb ~~

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“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”

~~ Lao Tzu ~~

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“Remember this,–that very little is needed to make a happy life.”

~~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, “Meditations”, vii, 67 ~~

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“You can’t always get what you want,
but if you try sometimes
you get what you need.”

~~ The Rolling Stones ~~

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There you have it. In truth, it came out well, & I’m happy enough to offer it up as the final Pearl…. for now. I can’t say how long until I might return, but, it’s going to be a good while…. When I do, I’ll try to let y’all know, but, don’t hold your breath. Just follow the same caveats I’ve been presenting for a long time, for I know them to be worthwhile…. Be well, be happy, and, most important, stay strange…. I love you all, and go now, to show that love out in the real world….

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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14 thoughts on “Notice: Hiatus….

  1. Hello gigoid.. A Joy it is for me in the first
    place that you were able to rejoin Humanity
    and other Animals.. heHe.. in the Bigger Blue Rooms
    of Life and of course to make that a Full Time Opportunity
    to Live is never better
    than now
    for anyone
    in my understanding
    of LiFE at Least in
    Flesh and Blood True,,
    Hmm.. when i recovered from that
    66 Month Long Synergy of Life Threatening
    and Mostly Ultimately Stress Relating Illnesses
    back at the end of July 2013 i was rather tempted
    to Leave the Writing Part of Life in SonG Behind..
    but Since it Helped BRinG me Back to LiFE
    And i fully enjoyed the Inherent
    Art oF iT as i had come
    from a “Wrong
    Planet” online where
    the Folks who mostly inhabit
    it still have An Inherent and Environmental
    Deficit in an all Natural Motivation and Ability
    within to Reciprocate Social Communication
    on the Outside too.. Tough Audience as ‘they’
    say to please as ‘Monologue’ Folks don’t
    usually Do Audiences and i too
    can and will move into
    that place
    if
    not
    Generating
    A wHole LoT oF Focus
    in Generating and Doing
    Full Reciprocal Social Communication
    now that in ‘normal’ talk means ‘small’ talk too..
    that and who is just not my Case of Whiskey Alive
    NoW Still aT Ease although i’m Head and Shoulders
    aBove what i used to be in the Art oF A Social LiFE FuLFiLeD..
    So.. Yes.. Writing Poems as Free Verse Songs is at least still Heaven
    Therapy for me to go aLonG With a HeaVeN Free Verse Dance SonG too..
    Anyway the ever changing Aphorisms You’ve Brought Have always been
    A Great Science and Art Project to riff off of too.. and while i will Drop you
    An Email now and then to see how you are enjoying all of Your Big
    Blue Room Activities.. Your Hiatus here will also give me an
    opportunity to catch up on Riffing off Your Historical
    Poems that i’ve read anew in the last Months
    but i just haven’t had the span of time
    to complete an Historical Riff
    to Date and now i
    will be able to
    Go Back one at each or
    so and continue to enjoy
    that part oF A Service you’ve provided
    for Years in Historical Ways to expand
    my Human Potential and Awareness by
    the Famous Quotes and other Messages
    you’ve brought for free to give and share as
    i will surely continue to take advantage of all the
    Work in Years past that you have accomplished here now..
    so.. anyway gigoid.. off to do the riff of all the Aphorisms as Quotes
    NoW iN return to WhatEveR Co-Creativity with Nature comes next..:)

    “The moment in which you confront your own death
    is the moment in which you are most totally alive.”

    ~~ Solomon Short ~~

    True Death Makes LiFE WorTHLiViNG..:)

    “It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.”

    ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

    True Best to be one Complete First Before PLaYinG WiTH OTHeRS..:)

    “Self-reflection is the school of wisdom.”

    ~~ Balthasar Gracian ~~

    Books Without
    Cover
    People With Pages

    “Joy is not in things; it is in us.”

    ~~ Richard Wagner ~~

    Joy Breathes Joy Laughs Joy Dances
    Joy Sings Joy Even Bleeds and Cries
    Joy
    to: A From:
    WoRLD SMiLeS
    JoY PLeaSE..:)

    “The best and most beautiful things in the world
    cannot be seen or even touched.
    They must be felt within the heart.”

    ~~ Helen Keller ~~

    ReLative iT iS LoSinG EMoTioNS
    MaKes thiS Dance And SinG LoSinG
    Smell Makes DreAM Smell Returns..
    LoSinG any and all BoDY aRTS
    in Feel and
    Sense
    Beats
    A HeART
    MoRE ALiVE Now MoRE..:)

    “A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
    It sings because it has a song.”

    ~~ Chinese proverb ~~

    heART
    As ART
    BRaiNS
    BirDSoNGS
    DanCeS ANsWeRS ‘FoRe..:)

    “Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”

    ~~ Lao Tzu ~~

    TRuEUNiVerSE
    DAnCESNoWToo..:)

    “Remember this,–that very little is needed to make a happy life.”

    ~~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, “Meditations”, vii, 67 ~~

    SMiLE

    “You can’t always get what you want,
    but if you try sometimes
    you get what you need.”

    ~~ The Rolling Stones ~~

    SMiLE

  2. Just in the short time I’ve known you
    You always seem as though you had a sense of purpose,walk my friend I find strength in your words and I will always remember your kindness
    See you on the other side of creativity
    As Sheldon Mostly

    • Thanks, amigo…. I’m glad anything I’ve written can aid someone else…. and, I’m finding that, like the Dalai Lama has stated, kindness & compassion are all the religion we need…. Take care, brother….

      Ned, aka gigoid, the dubious

  3. I find the absence refreshing, although I may soon be spending more time before the screen with a fledgling. The walk does you good, and I daresay the Scotch helps.

    Ralph is right because one can only be cheated if he allows it or creates the inane situation where it is likely to happen.

    Arcane, indeed.

    You damn well know if insanity were not formal no one would bother to let it in… monkey suit notwithstanding. His date is a monster with absolutely no sense of propriety or order.

    I have a niggle for Balthasar. Those whose existence is as shallow as a reflection have nothing on which to self-reflect except their reflections.

    I have a sneaking suspicion the universe is put out by all of the off-key soul singing. Might have something to do with all the crazy weather.

    Toodles,
    xxx

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