Oft repeated, never heard….

1/26/2020

Ffolkes

“I live not in myself, but I become
Portion of that around me;
High mountains are a feeling, but the hum
Of human cities torture.”

~~ Lord Byron (1788-1824) ~~

~~ Ch ilde Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto iii, Stanza 72 ~~

 

leelu in repose

Leelu in repose….

Hajime…

Well! It’s been quite some time since I last typed that directive, borrowed so long ago from the sport of Judo; to be precise, which has always been my preference, it has been a year and ywo days. On 1/24/2019, after attempting to explain ‘why’, I posted my last blog, intending to cease writing altogether, as I could not see well enough to make it worth the effort. Since that time, I’ve been making a valiant effort to LIVE in the real world, the consensual reality I had been exploring through my writing; I can only claim imperfect results from said effort, which is., perhaps the most human thing I could say, as well as the most honest.

In the year & two days, I’ve courted someone, spoken with many, & walked the world with wonder & sadness. I’ve much to say, but, remain challenged in the process of sharing my thoughts, thanks to progressively worsening vision; these two simple paragraphs have takent tthree days and some little eyestrain to complete, & we’re still only midway through an introductory section. I think I’m looking at some editing of intended additions, just to get it done. SIGH…. I can’t complain, I guess, though ’tis tempting indeed to do so.

That being said, to as little purpose as ever was, let’s get on with what I’ve been able to put together, before I lose my enthusiasm, & put it off again….

Shall we Pearl?

“All persons, living or dead, are purely coincidental, and should not be construed.”

~~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. ~~

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Galway Bay sea wall

I decided, ujpon my return, to NOT use pictures of artists, (as I do with classical choices played by full orchestral groups), for two reasons. First, the music you hear should be the reason to listen, not the artist’s beauty, or lack of it. Second, it will save worrying about supplying attribution for pictures to which I don’t own the rights.

Today’s choice was the winner of the first season of the Voice in Australia; there is ample information on the artist, Karise Eden, on the Net simply by typing her name into Google. Enjoy!….

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Karise Eden

 

 

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Comedy_Tragedy

A dream, weeping….

“Never a dull moment to spare”, he said
with a crooked grin, and a broad wink.
“Can’t keep Reality hanging by a thread….
what would Chaos, or Entropy think?”

So, we plucked up our dreams of old,
to carry us on, in dutiful, strong arms,
stuffed a candle in the remaining fold,
for luck, and perfect proof against charms.

Storms follow the sun, but, never stay;
lessons round every corner, all free.
Past fleeting doubts, in a sad disarray,
the journey becomes the reason to be.

Simple kindness manifests untold riches,
in defiance of common cause’s demise.
Bold courage, hanging in stitches,
mends wounds that come as no surprise.

Still, waters run deep, ’tis said by many.
Too much pain cannot apprehend
the salient, sharp points of epiphany,
nor, plainly, to wisdom aspire to pretend.

Folly dogs even the simplest truth,
fumes of toxic ignorance and bile,
alienated as a loose rotten tooth;
it often hides itself, for a long while.

Sought after eons ago, we cried out,
to believe, to suffer no more doubt.
But found instead good reason,
for love, and truth, from season, to season.

~~ gigoid ~~

— 8/30/2014 —

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Random points to ponder….

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“The excellent is new forever”

~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

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“Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
(The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish
than the conviction of the poor that the rich are.)”

~~ Mark Twain ~~

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“Arguments derived from probabilities are idle.”

~~ Plato~~

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“For him who has conquered the mind,
the mind is the best of friends;
but for one who has failed to do so,
his mind will be the greatest enemy.”

~~ Bhagavad Gita (c. B.C. 400) ~~

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“Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.”

~~ Jean de La Fontaine~~

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“Any fool can know.
The point is to understand.”

~~ Albert Einstein ~~

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“Far more crucial than what we know or do not know
is what we do not want to know.”

~~ Eric Hoffer ~~

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“Back in a minute”

~~ Godot. ~~

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Once again, there’s little that can be said to either explain, or justify, such a puerile pastime, especially at my age (oh, yeah…. I turned 69 years old while I was gone…. gettin’ there, step by step). I suppose I aought to know better, but, there you go. I hope y’all enjoyed this little foray into the past, even if I didn’t manage to expound much on what has passed for cogitative progress during my absence. So be it; what you see is what you get, as is so clear on the “internets”. I’ll be back, eventually, ffolkes; you may regard that as both promise and threat. Be well, & happy as you may be….

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….

5 thoughts on “Oft repeated, never heard….

    • Thanks, milady Willow. Should have guessed you, and Ashi Akira, would note my post before anyone else…. “Grin”…. Still a bit problematic to write when I can’t see well, but, I’ll be trying now & again to get my thoughts down…. Glad to see you…. Hope you’re well & happy….

  1. Well, hello Ned; good to see you. 🙂
    Sorry to read about your eyesight troubles. Damn shame! Still, better to do some small writings than none at all..
    Anyway; good on you and WordPress. We really are so fortunate to have this platform..
    xoxoxo

  2. SMiles gigoid.. nice to See you Back Writing On Word Press
    after a Year and Two Days of enduring continuing problems with
    Failing Eye Sight… glad to see Your Stab at the Big
    Blue Room Bringing Some Joy to You as You
    Travel in
    Reality
    off-Line too..
    the Flu Slowed me
    a bit for the Last 3 Weeks
    but t’he Energizer Bunny’ Just keeps
    going albeit Creativity and Productivity off a bit too..
    Yeah.. the Flu made me Feel all close to 60 of my
    Years now and all 240 Pounds too as it took a few Pounds
    off too.. hehe.. but true it wasn’t any Different when the last
    Time i Encountered the Flu at age 26 as i was empirically
    Measured as 3 Times Weaker in Leg Strength then..
    as i just did not think i would ever move over
    500 Pounds as that happened all after
    Reaching the age of 53 to the
    Max now still of 1520 Pounds
    at a 90 Degree Angle for
    8 Reps as Yep i still
    have the same
    small issue for me
    at least with Arthritis of
    the knees as i did when i was 26…
    Life is Strange i Felt like 78 same
    age as my Grandmother at 21
    and Like a 1001 Plus from
    Ages 47 Thru 53 and
    Now when i’m
    not sick
    at least
    i feel no Age at
    all Just A Feather in
    the Breeze Floating for
    me at least Proof this Life
    May be MaGiC Yet to Seek and Find
    hmm.. all forms of Meditation surely take me
    THere NoW from Writing in Flow to Public Dance the same..:)

    “I live not in myself, but I become
    Portion of that around me;
    High mountains are a feeling, but the hum
    Of human cities torture.”

    ~~ Lord Byron (1788-1824) ~~

    ~~ Ch ilde Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto iii, Stanza 72 ~~

    Sure… i’m Nature too..
    It is so sad that so many
    People do not Feel That This Joy Now More Fully..:)

    “All persons, living or dead, are purely coincidental,
    and should not be construed.”

    ~~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. ~~

    All the More the Holy
    And Sacred Full Meaning
    And Purpose Definition of Gift
    When Dust
    in the
    Wind
    of Space
    Becomes
    Love as Star Burst
    Crucible Fire Death
    Becomes Resurrection
    Us for Real as Star Dust Gas now..:)

    “The excellent is new forever”

    ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

    Yes Now too
    Change the
    Most Delicious Meal Still
    to me but True some folks
    Eat almost the same thing every day.. Ugh.. Just Ugh.. to me..:)

    “Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
    (The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish
    than the conviction of the poor that the rich are.)”

    ~~ Mark Twain ~~

    It’s All ReLaTiVE iN FLoWeRS..:)

    “Arguments derived from probabilities are idle.”

    ~~ Plato~~

    True i don’t do Couch Potato Averages of Science Either…;)

    “For him who has conquered the mind,
    the mind is the best of friends;
    but for one who has failed to do so,
    his mind will be the greatest enemy.”

    ~~ Bhagavad Gita (c. B.C. 400) ~~

    Forget the Body And Lose ‘It’..:)

    “Everyone believes very easily
    whatever they fear or desire.”

    ~~ Jean de La Fontaine~~

    Breathe Just Breathe
    Dance Just Dance
    Sing Just SinG NoW..:)

    “Any fool can know.
    The point is to understand.”

    ~~ Albert Einstein ~~

    i Feel/Sense First
    Then i KNoW
    aS ONly
    A Writer
    oF A ‘Blue Whale’..:)

    “Far more crucial than what we know or do not know
    is what we do not want to know.”

    ~~ Eric Hoffer ~~

    Ignorance
    Is not only
    Bliss it
    Literally Kills..:)

    “Back in a minute”

    ~~ Godot. ~~

    Meh..
    i’ll Just do it now
    With or Without Shoes of CuLTuRE..;)

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