Expecting anything is folly….

Ffolkes,

“I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery
than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.”

~~ Harry Emerson Fosdick ~~

farmers market

Saturday’s Farmer’s Market…

Perhaps it is serendipity, or, more accurately, reality exposed to view, but, there are moments in our lives when we see more clearly than at other times. Who’s to say what circumstances create that moment’s clarity? More importantly, who would wish to say? It’s all a conundrum, ambiguity confirmed as a critically fundamental piece of the whole.That said, let us proceed.

Hmm… I forgot, (uncommon, to be sure, but, not unknown…); in order to proceed, one must choose a destination worthy of being proceeded to, and, yes, I know, that’s ending a sentence with a preposition. You’ll note, however, by adding the last confessional bit, it didn’t actually END the sentence, so much as presage the ending. I suppose, given the way things have begun thus far, I could continue to offer tricks of syntax, or, grammatical displays of dubious honesty, but, rather than waste everyone’s valuable time, I’ll just leave it all at that, & go post this puppy, before testing anyone’s mood, or ability to absorb nonsense so early in the day. I know I’ve already reached my personal limit, in two short paragraphs…. My inner critic has registered his disapproval with one short, “Hmph!”, to which I’ll add, “that’ll be quite enough thank you”….

Instead, we’ll do this….

Shall we Pearl?

“I was gratified to be able to answer promptly.
I said, “I don’t know.””

~~ Mark Twain ~~

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cream at royal al

Cream Farewell Concert

BBC Broadcast, January 5, 1969

If you’re older than 20 years or so, you know who these guys are; even most young ffolkes know of Cream. Here’s their farewell concert from way back in the day. When you’ve enjoyed it, I’m almost positive you will have the choice, on You Tube, of watching their reunion concert in 2005, played over four or five days at the Royal Albert Hall, just like the first concert…. Abondanza!….

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Comedy_Tragedy

Cognitive Abstinence

Ever affable, serendipity calls on random days
bringing gifts, wrapped in flesh and bone.
Tempting fate, color springs from intricate stone;
singing, laughing, poised to amaze.

In metaphoric haste, clues gather to confer;
graceless, with absently casual frivolity;
fraught with severely limited civility,
lead yet into realms where hope may infer.

Allegory has faded, past all disrepute;
indelible, entropy holds the field today.
Honorable, the children stand, resolute,
justice is spent, the old-fashioned way.

Temporary measures no longer apply
to foster dreams; endless nightmares parade.
Forlorn, empty, the unwashed masses cry,
while time slips away, sleeping in the shade.

Wondrous moments continue to accumulate
odd gestures of indignant fortitude.
Destiny embraces no desire to illuminate;
with such a cavalier attitude.

Pale, afraid, the joker sits to compose
a final ode to reason.
Such grandiose dreams, a dying rose,
dragged along from season to season.

~~ gigoid ~~

12/1/2016

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

“Roll the bones…

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“All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous,
unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience.”

~~ Henry Miller ~~

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“I don’t want to be a passenger in my own life.
I don’t want to get to the end of my life
and find that I just lived the length of it.
I want to have lived the width of it as well.”

~~ Diane Ackerman ~~

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“You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.”

~~ Irish Proverb ~~

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“Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is boring without it.”

~~ Pearl S. Buck ~~

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“To live only for some future goal is shallow.
It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.”

~~ Robert M. Pirzig, “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” ~~

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“We’re all in this together — by ourselves.”

~~ Lily Tomlin ~~

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“Why are we here? Because we are here. Roll the bones.”

~~ from a song by Rush (Neil Peart?) ~~

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Well, it takes longer these days, apparently; I can’t seem to post more often than every other day…. SIGH. So be it. After all, it’s done, right? Right. So, until next time, I’ll let y’all be for the nonce, & merely issue the usual caveats, to wit: be well, be happy, act kindly, and stay strange. All good advice, wouldn’t you agree? No? Well, oh well…. 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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2 thoughts on “Expecting anything is folly….

  1. Hello gigoid And Happy Valentine’s Day to You And Your Entire Family Hope You are Doing
    As Well as Possible These Days and continuing to Get out in that Big Blue Room as
    it Peaked out With Sun Today Where i Reside too; Well, Dancing in the Back
    Yard at Least, hehe. Anyway, Life is Interesting and Life is Good For Now
    i’ll Take it!!.:)

    “I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery
    than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.”

    ~~ Harry Emerson Fosdick ~~

    Yes.. Thank God i Don’t KNoW iT All..
    No Matter What Katrina Says Else WiSE.. AS heHe..;)

    “I was gratified to be able to answer promptly.
    I said, “I don’t know.””

    ~~ Mark Twain ~~

    i Replied With A Dance
    And Let the Audience
    Guess What comes Next..:)

    “All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous,
    unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience.”

    ~~ Henry Miller ~~

    Ah Yes Quantum Metaphor of Transient
    Hypo-Frontality in Flow With Peaks
    And Additional Plateaus
    Where Empirical
    Evidence Shows
    Creativity Increases
    4 to 5 Hundred Percent Even Higher..:)

    “I don’t want to be a passenger in my own life.
    I don’t want to get to the end of my life
    and find that I just lived the length of it.
    I want to have lived the width of it as well.”

    ~~ Diane Ackerman ~~

    Life iS onLY LonG Now as
    Emotions And Senses We
    Employ Share And Give From:
    to: OTHeRS NoW aS LoVE NoW..:)

    “You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.”

    ~~ Irish Proverb ~~

    Hmm.. Both Died.. at 55 And 49.. i am ALiVE NoW That’s Tall Enough for me.

    “Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is boring without it.”

    ~~ Pearl S. Buck ~~

    Truism True Trumpism TrutH iS aN ANti-CuLTuRE

    “To live only for some future goal is shallow.
    It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.”

    ~~ Robert M. Pirzig, “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” ~~

    And don’t Forget the Grains of Sand at the
    Very Bottom Capable of Holding Up
    Human Mountains of Love
    to: Give and Share
    And Spread
    even more
    Just Is for From:
    Free Justice for Free..:)

    “We’re all in this together — by ourselves.”

    ~~ Lily Tomlin ~~

    Oh Lord.. i For one Have So Many
    Little Things Crawling And
    Swimming Around
    in me
    Hehe For Life
    One Happy Multi-Verse
    Within.. Inside .. Outside.. Above
    So Below And All Around Even More..:)

    “Why are we here? Because we are here. Roll the bones.”

    ~~ from a song by Rush (Neil Peart?) ~~

    Smiles gigoid i tend to look for the Outliers
    And Follow Suit New Leg Press Machine
    Now 1340 LBS at 20 Reps.. i did not
    Forget Jack LaLanne in
    His 60’s
    Him Tied
    Up Towing
    70 Boats
    Swimming
    Across the Bay..
    It’s the Law of Averages
    that if Believed Takes so Much
    Human Potential Away like Words
    of Disorders As When Mastery Becomes Gifts..:)

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