PRETENSE  

somethingelse40 74M
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5/20/2006 4:27 pm

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PRETENSE

cock-o-the-walk

priming the pump … happym;

how we become what we become, and how we get there from here …


Perhaps I’ve now unwittingly stumbled onto a rather deep subject for a shallow cranium here with this one. It’s a doozie, my liege, no doubt. From a rather precursory beginning in the annals of Merriam-Webster, I tend to feel myself being torn in several directions all at once. Normally I try to take one direction at a time but sometimes several directions attack me at once. Don’t you just hate it when that happens? How did I ever happen to come up with such a dumb idea anyhow? I simply can’t remember anymore. Is there something going on here that I’m hardly aware of? Am I somehow not getting my own drift? What’s my cranium up to this time, I ask myself? Have you any good ideas, my liege?

For the sake of serenity, and/or for Pete’s sake, my liege, shall we not go with Merriam-Webster’s number 3: an inadequate or insincere attempt to attain a certain condition or quality. But why did I do that, instead of something else? Will we ever know?

in search of answers … happyf;

in neatly tied thoughts and feelings and kinks …

a mere brush with a bevy of quite notable and quotable quotes …


Truth is a demure lady, much too ladylike to knock you on the head and drag you to her cave. She is there, but the [suitor] must want her and seek her out. -- William F. Buckley, Jr.

The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment. -- one Monsieur Doug Larson, perhaps the only one

A frontier is never a place; it is a time and a way of life. Frontiers pass, but they endure in their [boundaries and moxies]. -- Hal Borland

We cannot approach [sanity] as we do everything else in our push-button, instant society. There are no sanity pills or enlightenment capsules, [only pretense]. -- Janie Gustafson Where there’s a pill, there’s a way, my liege.

For him who confesses, shams are over and realities have begun; he has exteriorized his rottenness. If he has not actually got rid of it, he at least no longer smears it over with a hypocritical show of virtue. -- William James

If you do not express your own original ideas [your own cranium], if you do not listen to your own being [your own moxie], you will have betrayed yourself. -- Rollo May

Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself. -- Gerald Brenan

moxie-out-moxie-in …

a precursory, perhaps severely interpolated, annotated, and premature brush with “May 31” from the perhaps now somewhat BIBLIOGRAPHY documented HAZELDEN Funny Farm Touchstones.

the fifth dimensions (from long, wide, deep, and continuous, with compassions) …

Compassion is the ultimate and most meaningful embodiment of emotional [moxie]. It is through compassion that a [moxie] achieves the highest peak and deepest reach in his/her search for [self-contained-self-moxie-fulfillment]. -- one Arthur Jersild

“Being compassionate is similar to what we call [being moxiful] in this [realm]. We get outside our own [self-contained-self-centered-moxie] egos and care about someone [some moxie] beyond ourselves [beyond our own]. In the process we are helped and changed ‒ perhaps more than the [moxie] we are [compassionating].

Have you any good illusions, my liege? I was just beginning to feel perhaps a bit disillusioned.

“As we [invoke maximum moxie-motor moxie perhaps with more in-depth concupiscent gusto], we learn that not all [moxie] is beneficial. It is [sometimes perhaps] more helpful to confront a [foreign moxie] in his delusion than to accept his misguided actions. Such tough honesty [in moxie] supports his strength and his ability to [moxie] the [moxie]. Sometimes it is hard to be a friend [a friendly moxie] to [such] a [foreign moxie] in great pain. We might prefer to pull away rather than be [stuck] with him as he suffers, but we can be more compassionate if we accept our powerlessness to cure his pain [his moxie]. Compassion has a reverberating effect in relationships [and/or in symbioses (the living together in more or less intimate association or close union of two quite dissimilar organisms)]. Not only do we give it and grow [and moxie] from the experience [from the mixed moxies], we also become the [reverberational moxie] receivers of what we send [moxie] out [moxie-out-moxie-in].

Today, I will practice compassion in my relationships [and symbioses].

spectacular happiness …
a mere pretense …


a precursory, perhaps somewhat severely interpolated, annotated, and postdated brush with “May 19” from the perhaps now somewhat BIBLIOGRAPHY documented HAZELDEN Funny Farm Touchstones.

“We are [specimen] on a quest [resounding, resonating, and evolving perhaps on a resounding, revolving and rotating planet in an evolving universe]. We [sometimes] seek the serenity of being friendly toward the world and toward ourselves. The [rehabilitating] practices we [seek or] follow are personal and quiet, not [necessarily] spectacular or dazzling. We have been part of the throng seeking stimulating highs. Some of us know the excitement and escape of “saving” others from their troubles or drowning ourselves in activity and work. We may know the mellowness of a drug or food binge. Perhaps we know the heart-pounding intensity of shoplifting, gambling, or sexual pursuit [my personal favorite].

[ But I need some of my problems to help take my mind off some of the others.]

“The way of life suggested by this simple [paradigm shift] changes us deeply if we fully surrender to it. This [resounding] quest changes us slowly over time, and our reward is contentment [and coolness]. It produces a joy, a feeling of well-being, which is far richer than the momentary pleasures we sought in the past.

Today, I am grateful for a way of [moxie] which leads me toward a [moxie] I can rely on.”

[ Life is the only game in which the object of the game is to learn the rules.]

[ If you can't find any other meaning in everything that's happening, try to consider it as entertainment. If one of us thinks it's funny and one doesn't, one of us must be wrong.]

[ You can get anywhere from anywhere: don't wait to be sure you're starting from the right place. If you could be home wherever you go, what would be the point of going anywhere?]

Hopefully now my considerably warped and wayward cranium will now somehow manage to really clean up is act and perhaps fare somewhat noticeably yet perhaps somewhat mysteriously better in the yet proposed and upcoming splatters of BONELESS CHICKENS, PARASITOSIS IN DOSES, BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE, WARPED, FUCKED, LACKONOOKY on the YOCKANOOKANY, CONCUPISCENT GUSTOand THE THRONG, , huh? ….. eh? …..

When we find ourselves going in two many directions, we need to give something up, to choose which direction we want, and to stick with it. Apparently Anonymous

In the meantime I have indefinitely abandoned my search for truth, and am now looking for a good fantasy.
{=} ...\8




somethingelse40 74M
14676 posts
5/20/2006 4:59 pm

the original cock …

[post 326560]

some cock, huh? … eh? …


florallei 99F

7/7/2006 5:37 pm

In the words of Rolo May..."to not express...one's ideas...not to listen...own being...is ...betrayed...yourself"...how often we see couples in sodo marriages who comprimises to the extent of denying one's true self...dying slowly for years and some for decades...to forget and neglect one's authentic self...how very very sad indeed!
We owe it to ourselves, to our Maker...to know and to live authentically as ourselves not to what someone else's wishes.
You are amazing...so much to digest here...I shall never be hungry again I suspect when I visit you here. Thank you
Florallei


somethingelse40 replies on 7/7/2006 8:01 pm:
Perhaps as a whole, florallei, your comment makes more sense than my entire post. I couldn’t seem to make up my mind on exactly what I was getting at. Perhaps I finally found it in the quote near the end: When we find ourselves going in two many directions, we need to give something up, to choose which direction we want, and to stick with it. ~~Author Unknown

somethingelse40 74M
14676 posts
7/7/2006 7:58 pm

Perhaps as a whole your comment makes more sense than my post. I couldn’t seem to make up my mind on exactly what I was getting at. Perhaps I finally found it in the quote near the end: When we find ourselves going in two many directions, we need to give something up, to choose which direction we want, and to stick with it. ~~Author Unknown


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