Choosing to be….

Ffolkes,

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

~~ Lily Tomlin ~~

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Sunset near the Orkney Isles, off the coast of Scotland….

The elements of today’s Pearl have been in place for a couple of days, but, sadly, the consistency I once had in posting seems to be no longer part of my skill set. SIGH…. Ah, well, he said, again…. So be it. Some of it’s a bit strange, but, that’s not particularly odd for around here; in fact it might be said ALL of what I do these days has the flavor of strange. But, that’s just who I am, I suppose, & we’ll all just deal with it as we do, however that may be. Me, I’m not even going to make any attempt to either justify, or excuse it, as neither approach offers much chance of flying….

Since rational explanations are not forthcoming, and I have experienced the usual lack of purpose or direction in composing an introduction, it’s probably best for me to just go post it, as best I can, & be done with it. All one can do, is, after all, all one can do. So, enjoy today’s mess, if you will, & I’ll see y’all in the closing section for a final word. For now…..

Shall we Pearl?

“Belief gets in the way of learning.”

~~ Robert Heinlein, “Time Enough for Love” ~~

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Gordon Lightfoot

Image from Wikipedia via Google Images….

Today’s musical selection is one of the greatest & most iconic folk singer/songwriter of my time, a man whose music has inspired everyone who ever heard his smooth, intimate, & melodic songs, including most of his fellow artists. I’ve included a video with his album of best hits which gives an idea of the breadth of his work, as well as a video of a live concert from last year. I hope you enjoy his music as have millions of people across the world for more than 50 years…. Abondanza!….

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Early Observations

Until I knew there was more,
I wanted to know God.
They said he was a nice guy,
and would let me live forever.

All I had to do, they said,
was live my life for Him,
always living by scripture
cleaving only to his Way.

But, everyone I saw in church,
acted different at home.
Living wild, cussin’ and fussin’,
nobody lived like they said.

Still, I tried to be like Jesus,
he was sort of cool.
He never hurt nobody
and walked on the right path.

‘Course they killed him for that,
they couldn’t stand his example.
Turned him into a martyr,
hid his real words among their own.

Then I found the Buddha,
and met Lao Tzu at the gate.
They saw things real different,
showed me how to see straight.

Right thought, and right action
replace blind obedience and faith.
Reality becomes manageable,
fear retreats, the universe expands.

Brother John said it pretty well,
“Imagine there’s no heaven,
it’s easy if you try.”
Sounds like he knew why.

Day to day, life is grand,
we walk in eternal beauty.
Open your eyes and hearts,
find yourself already immortal.

~~ gigoid ~~

6/21/2014

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Naked Pearls

Purely Random Notes….

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“.. I wonder if I ought to tell them about my PREVIOUS LIFE
as a COMPLETE STRANGER?”

~~ Zippy the Pinhead ~~

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“Bion used to say that the way to the shades below was easy;
he could go there with his eyes shut.”

~~ Diogenes Laertius (c. 200 AD), “Bion, iii” ~~

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“Among unequals what society
Can sort, what harmony, or true delight?”

~~ John Milton, “Paradise Lost”, Book viii, Line 383 ~~

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“If you wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes.
If you don’t wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes.”

~~ Senegalese proverb ~~

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“In the dark time will there also be singing?
Yes, there will be singing about the dark time.”

~~ Bertold Brecht ~~

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“I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.”

~~ William Butler Yeats, “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” ~~

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“Don’t ask me where I’m going,
Just listen when I’m gone
And far away you’ll hear me singing softly to the dawn”

~~ Pippin ~~

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Once more, I’ve managed to spew out enough to soothe my angst, for now. I shall do so again in the relatively near future, of that you may rest assured. Well, perhaps the thought of it isn’t all that reassuring, but, there ’tis…. and, as I noted in the intro, all one can do is all one can do. Since that is exactly what I’ve done, I’m outta here for today. Y’all be well, & happy as you may be; staying strange is also recommended, especially for those of us to whom it is more than merely a state of mind. For some of us, it’s damn necessary…. 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….

3 thoughts on “Choosing to be….

  1. Good Evening Still over Here in Florida gigoid as i am Fixing to Break through
    to the other Side of Morning on 1.19.19 for an Equal Span of Dates from 7.19.13
    in 66 Months Since Around the Ending of the third Week in January of 2008 where that
    Part of 66 Months out of 132 Months other wise known and felt and sensed as 11 Years
    Total With the First Part in 66 Months As Eternally Hell No Feelings Numb Then Like the
    ‘Planet of the Apes’
    ‘Dead
    Zone’
    but even
    worse as i could
    Not Connect to any
    FlesH.. And Blood
    Human Beings with
    All the Pain and Numb
    of 19 Medical Disorders
    As the Human Presence actually
    Hurt my Nerves in Extreme Ways from
    Head to toe if a Dentist Drill in my Right Eye and
    Ear Pain wasn’t consolation enough in Hell with the Loss
    of the
    Rest of
    Humanity
    for me
    even
    in my
    own Home
    but as close to a
    Human Being i got to
    Was Arthur the Brown Tabby
    when i first realized as i pet him
    i felt nothing inside and the darkness
    within me then was enough for him to
    Pull His Ears Back as i got close to him
    with my Hand the Vacuum the Black Hole
    of my Soul so real as empty then.. so then
    i rushed over to my Sister’s Home to See if
    i would feel anything from Her Sweet Cat and
    Nothing for i did not
    understood
    this was
    Possible
    until then
    but i do recollect
    A similar emptiness
    in my College Years of
    Depression too.. vaguely
    as the empty place leaves
    Few to no Memories Thank Nature
    too True unless one is in the BLacKeST
    of Abyss within as Human Soul for True
    OuR UNiVeRSE Begins and Ends within
    for this This Shell will become an empty Hell
    that no
    one else
    will come
    close to Understand
    but the Person whose
    UniVerse becomes the
    Vacuum of Spirit Heart And Soul
    Anyway if it sounds like even ‘Normal’
    Life is Heaven to me Hell Yes it is compared
    to the other place even without the fringe benefits
    associated with Nirvana Bliss and Satori Kundalini
    Rising all just metaphors for a Zen Flow otherwise known
    in Science terms as Transient Hypo-Frontality that is possible
    to obtain even in a Peaceful Nature Walk of Natural Complexity
    Effortless as Dream Time Comes alive out of the Illusions of Time
    Distance and Space of the Neo-Cortex as True as Neuro-Science these
    Days shows we Basically Hallucinate our Realities as We Go and with proper
    Bio-Feedback the Relative Free Will in Potential is truly amazing as some Folks
    Are Able to Generate THeir Own Feel Good Neurochemicals and Neurohormones
    Through a
    Bio-Feed-
    Back Mind and
    Body Balancing HacK iN
    Regulation.. of Emotions
    And Integration of Senses
    As With Enough Practice that
    is Effective and Works through some
    Kind of Still or Moving Mediation Viola
    All The Metaphors for the FLoW iN ZonE
    oF HeaVeN Fearless Loving it all Unconditionally
    comes into Inner UNiMulTiVerse View so Complete
    Continuing Colors Even More Beyond the Rainbow of Bliss
    Sure..
    Easier
    Said
    Than Done
    As Truly the
    Practice the
    Art of obtaining
    This feeling and sensual
    Free Way of Being is a matter
    of Precisely that a Bio-Feedback
    of Feelings and Senses We LEarn to
    Practice Control and Master even more
    All
    in
    All
    As ‘they’
    Say Kingdom
    of Heaven Real Within
    And for those who don’t think
    it’s real that first step of never getting
    to the Place of Heaven within now.. strangely
    enough some folks believe whatever they are told
    And through the Strangest of Beliefs come to See Death as
    Heaven
    more than
    the Potential
    of that Now
    Within
    True this Vampire
    Zombie..Now
    way they shoot
    themselves in THeir
    Heart and Spirit and
    Soul now never realizing
    they are even holding a Gun to THeir
    Soul Now as BorroWeD From Cultural
    Tools of Prison Now even more through
    Many Religions Particularly too.. ugh
    to take
    Cultural
    the Spoon
    without even
    a Teaspoon
    Potential
    of Real Heaven Now..
    can’t drag a Horse to Make ’em
    Drink The Water but it’s possible
    that ‘they’ may See Heaven as the Essence
    of Dance and Song More DePeNDinG HoW
    SenSiTiVE
    They are
    to THeiR
    iNNeR
    STaR Emitting
    LiGHTS oR DaRK MoRE NoW
    Anyway Heaven IS A Mighty Fine Place
    Within but it must always be practiced even
    more
    to
    continue
    to Exist
    as Real Within..
    For Whatever the
    Individual Way A Person
    Will Catch a Cloud and Float
    Effortlessly As the Planets Orbit Sun…:)

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

    ~~ Lily Tomlin ~~

    But Every Thing
    is Better With A Woman.

    “Belief gets in the way of learning.”

    ~~ Robert Heinlein, “Time Enough for Love” ~~

    Don’t Care When i’m in Love With Women

    “.. I wonder if I ought to tell them about my PREVIOUS LIFE
    as a COMPLETE STRANGER?”

    ~~ Zippy the Pinhead ~~

    Yes the Dead Zone

    “Bion used to say that the way to the shades below was easy;
    he could go there with his eyes shut.”

    ~~ Diogenes Laertius (c. 200 AD), “Bion, iii” ~~

    When THere is no Choice but Not to See in Pain and Numb.

    “Among unequals what society
    Can sort, what harmony, or true delight?”

    ~~ John Milton, “Paradise Lost”, Book viii, Line 383 ~~

    Lucifer Why Not Don’t Be Cynical oF LiGHT or Fear The DArk…

    “If you wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes.
    If you don’t wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes.”

    ~~ Senegalese proverb ~~

    DoLoVENoW

    “In the dark time will there also be singing?
    Yes, there will be singing about the dark time.”

    ~~ Bertold Brecht ~~

    For Those Who Wish
    For Absolute nothingness
    they
    ain’t
    been
    to
    Hell
    yet…

    “I will arise and go now, for always night and day
    I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
    While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
    I hear it in the deep heart’s core.”

    ~~ William Butler Yeats, “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” ~~

    As Emerald Waters Sea Oats Sugar White Sand
    Sea Gulls Spiraling Sun In Salt Water Ocean Breeze
    With Bikinis Roaming Beaches IT iS No Wonder that
    in
    Deserts
    no one
    Understands
    Go IS A Woman…
    And the Woman is Beach

    “Don’t ask me where I’m going,
    Just listen when I’m gone
    And far away you’ll hear me singing softly to the dawn”

    ~~ Pippin ~~

    Of Siren
    Songs
    but i am
    Not Afraid of Women..
    Additional ‘Secrets’ to Life Happiness..
    Marry A Woman Who Loves Women too…
    So Much
    More Joy
    Sharing this
    Way As Long
    NoW as no one’s
    Feelings are Harmed….
    And no one is Afraid of Women..
    Celibacy is a Plus too as there is
    No messiness too.. heHe as Options come more..;)

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