Exotically seasoned….

Ffolkes,

“How can we contrive to be at once astonished at the world
and yet at home in it?”

~~ G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy ~~

commitee

Congressional committee in conference….

By modern standards, & probably precise definition, I am what most would label as a ‘pagan’, as one who does not subscribe to any of the major, or even lesser, of the world’s religions. Thomas Paine’s idea of his mind being his only church, and his inner nature his only moral guide, is closer to what I perceive to be right in reality. Too much of what the church’s try to make people believe never struck me as particularly believable, or likely to be the true nature of reality. I mostly covered that belief up with a thick shield, & tried not to discuss it much with anyone, as it never seemed to have good results. So, this holiday season can be a bit problematic for me, what with the rest of my species, or most of it, engaged in a frenzy of capitalist consumerism, which they’ve all come to believe expresses the “Christmas spirit”… SIGH. Silly monkeys….

Having said this, I find myself, as is common during this season, alone with my cat, wondering if having different thoughts, and believing differently, is a worthwhile pastime. Then I consider all I see happening in today’s world, and am content to be myself. Knowing that, if no one else knows, the Buddha has my back on this; the whole of the religious world, & all religions, tell us that peace and happiness resides outside ourselves, in the knowledge of God, by whatever name each decides he must be called. In that light, I can only be glad I know that to be untrue, & unnecessary, for all of it, God, peace, and happiness, are already right there inside us, only waiting to be recognized to be made available to us…..

So, today, on Christianity’s stolen pagan holiday, I offer the following entertainment; some of the best rock & roll ever heard, from about 35 years ago, one of my older poems, and some fine pearls to ponder, along with my, shall we say, extemporaneous remarks. Hell, my kids are grown, & I had nothing better to do, so, there you go…. Let’s do this the easy way, like this….

Shall we Pearl?

“Everyone complains of his lack of memory, but nobody of his want of judgment.”

~~ Francois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld ~~

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stevie guitarplayerdotcom

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Switch it on, sit back, and enjoy, ffolkes; it just doesn’t get any better than this…..

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Comedy_Tragedy

Demon’s Bane

Endless nights lead inexorably into endless days
while the battle for peace rages.
Lost arts find new meaning used in new ways;
to burn, yearn, and turn all the new pages.

Darkness falls heavily on bowed shoulders, contrite;
fireworks travel fast in nervous tissue.
The pace is kept, clean, but, never erudite;
such a pale tale of ancient issue.

Peering in terror down long, long halls of night
brings only confusion, destitute in sorrow.
Cannot time become our enemy, eager to fight
on the side which may never see tomorrow?

The longing gaze of passion, for reason to live,
must fall ever more faithfully into sedition,
else the clinging visions we claim to give,
shall not prevent reaching inevitable perdition.

Rising up, clarity of purpose shines the light of day
upon such a desolate landscape of absent release.
There is no escape, no furthering of the way.
Time never knows how to grant peace.

~~ gigoid ~~

11/23/2015

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Notes on process & program….

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“Hateful to me as are the gates of hell, is he who,
hiding one thing in his heart, Utters another.”

~~ Homer (c. 700 B.C.) ~~

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“If you understand, things are as they are.
If you do not understand, things are as they are.”

~~ Gensha, Zen Master ~~

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“Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth.
When perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed;
nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth,
any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.”

~~ Tacitus ~~

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“No slave is ever freed, save he freeth himself.”

~~ The Oldest Human Sage, Anonymous ~~

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“As long as anyone believes that his ideal and purpose is outside him,
that it is above the clouds, in the past or in the future,
he will go outside himself and seek fulfillment where it cannot be found.
He will look for solutions and answers at every point
except where they can be found
–in himself.”

~~ Erich Frohm ~~

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“I think the dragon’s asleep.”

~~ Famous Last Words ~~

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I believe I have managed as much confusion and/or elucidation as possible for one holiday morning, so, I’ll let this go without further ado. I hope you enjoy the winter weather, for it has arrived, for sure and for certain. I also hope you enjoy the holiday, and extract as much peace & joy as is there to be found. Y’all be well, be happy as you may be, and, if only for my sake, be as strange as you allow yourself to be. I promise to do the same, at least until next we meet…. 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

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À bientôt, mon cherí….

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6 thoughts on “Exotically seasoned….

  1. Stevie is fine choice for tunes……religion….I agree with U and Tom Paine……I am my best religion….nice to see you writing….hope you had a good Christmas and are well….chuq

    • Agreed, Stevie always fits in fine… Thanks, my friend; it’s good to be back, to some degree. Been feeling fine, all in all, & can now walk about as far as I wish without having to rest much. Christmas was good, all in all; I hope you and yours had a good season too. I’ll be around, though not like the past…. but, it feels good to write…. Take care, ami….

      gigoid

  2. “the whole of the religious world, & all religions, tell us that peace and happiness resides outside ourselves, in the knowledge of God, by whatever name each decides he must be called. In that light, I can only be glad I know that to be untrue, & unnecessary, for all of it, God, peace, and happiness, are already right there inside us, only waiting to be recognized to be made available to us…..”

    -gigoid

    Finding God Within as Simply All that is Ocean Whole
    True i would have been so Happy if this Paragraph
    Replaced Most of What i Heard Sunday Thru Monday
    in Three Catholic Masses as such focused on Mangers
    And Just one Baby and Just One Man instead of What all
    Naturally lives Within all of us for it is True if God Does not
    Exist As A Beach Without the Foot Prints of any ByProduct of
    Human Culture God Does not Live except for in what Human Leaves
    Behind
    and true
    there is
    no Tree
    of Life in and
    as of That for True
    too.. as the Sound of A Tree
    Falling in a Forest With no one
    to See iT it is a Rather Moot Point for
    Us iF THere is No Human Species anyway hehe..
    And that’s
    where the
    Gift and
    Miracle
    of Life comes
    in Loving Life if We aReNoW
    Fortunate Enough in Practice
    to See and Feel and Sense Life
    this way now in a Small Sliver of
    Heaven Amongst Hot and Cold
    Rocks in Space.. And Perhaps
    Deserts and Icy Mountains
    With Smaller amounts
    of Oxygen to
    Breathe
    too not Withstanding
    all of what Humans Take
    Away Without Giving Back to Nature too..
    Other than That i will Say ThankS AGAiN gigoid
    For Providing So much Wisdom Yes The Beauty
    of Wisdom in Kind Courage With Dressing Of LoVE
    aS WeLL that and who is not Afraid to Be as True
    3 years
    Ago..
    i might not Have
    Ever Just for Fun then
    to Challenge my Human
    Nature Got inspired enough
    On Your Site to Write a 41K Word
    “GodsUniverseNovel” MacroVerse
    During Christmas of 2015 if Not For All
    the Inspiration From Aphorisms You Share
    From the Sages of the Ages You Still Provide
    Freely Here from You.. then on to A 51K Word
    Version of “GodsUniVerseNovel2”.. A Couple of Months
    Later in 2016 and Finally “GodsUniVerseNovel3”.. A Couple
    Months Later than that at the End of April in 338,630 Words
    As The Single Longest MacroVerse Comprised of A Year’s effort
    of Responding Back to all the Poet’s at dVerse and all their links
    For a Year for that also.. Just ChaSinG a little bit more Human Potential
    Without
    Regard
    to Likes
    Follows
    Shares Dollar
    Bills or any of the
    Other Government Green
    Black Printed Paper
    Bills Either Back
    then.. And the Beat/Dance/Song GoeS
    oN finishing up the 8th of 8 Personal
    King James Sized Bibles as Titled in
    64 Months and 6.6 MiLLioN Words “SonG oF
    mY SoUL” For Real as Well as in ThankS AGAiN Too..
    For providing the Space to Advance that Effort True
    As Well too.. SMiLes mY FriEnd No Living iN A Cave
    And copying the Same Old Dam Art Frames to me or anyone
    Chopping Down any of the Potential Branches of a Sycamore
    Tree For What Can And May And Will Come Next For Real NoW True too…

    “How can we contrive to be at once astonished at the world
    and yet at home in it?”

    ~~ G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy ~~

    Keep Moving
    Preferably
    ALWays
    A SonG
    DancE True..;)

    “Everyone complains of his lack of memory,
    but nobody of his want of judgment.”

    ~~ Francois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld ~~

    True except if one is Pagan As Such
    And not
    Let
    in the
    Church Circus…
    Dancing Singing Hallelujah
    on the Way ouT oN CourSE..;)

    “Hateful to me as are the gates of hell, is he who,
    hiding one thing in his heart, Utters another.”

    ~~ Homer (c. 700 B.C.) ~~

    Poetry Secrets NoW
    Revealing Ignorance
    oF SWords

    “If you understand, things are as they are.
    If you do not understand, things are as they are.”

    ~~ Gensha, Zen Master ~~

    ALWaY CHanGE NoW

    “Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth.
    When perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed;
    nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth,
    any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.”

    ~~ Tacitus ~~

    Still Stranger Than Fiction”….

    “No slave is ever freed, save he freeth himself.”

    ~~ The Oldest Human Sage, Anonymous ~~

    CLiCHE ReaL Free to BE Me too..;)

    “As long as anyone believes that his ideal and purpose is outside him,
    that it is above the clouds, in the past or in the future,
    he will go outside himself and seek fulfillment where it cannot be found.
    He will look for solutions and answers at every point
    except where they can be found
    –in himself.”

    ~~ Erich Frohm ~~

    “I think the dragon’s asleep.”

    ~~ Famous Last Words ~~

    ‘Yeah Baby as ‘Austin Powers’
    And the 6.6 MiLLioN Word Man
    Might Say Play WitH all the
    Shadows of the Dragon
    Deep Within Poetry
    Secrets NoW
    Revealing
    Ignorance
    oF SWords…
    SMiLes mY FriEnd gigoid got
    About A Dozen Little Somethings in A
    Fire And so Far Truly only one Accountant
    to Help me with All the Hidden Facts and Figure…
    BuT It’s True i am Assured oF A Vacation When i Die at LeasT hAha..;)

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