I ran into a big problem. It's the ice cream. I have three big bowls, well, one is big, then I have a big big bowl and a big big big bowl. So, I had a big bowl of ice cream, but I wanted a big big bowl. But the big big bowl was dirty. I could have gotten the big big big bowl, but that bowl is too big. So I just got the big bowl.
Now I still want ice cream but now both the big big bowl and the big bowl are dirty. So now if I want more ice cream I have to get the big big big bowl. But then that is too much ice cream....
See? I have a big big big problem!
Update. Now the big bowl, the big big bowl and the big big bowl are all dirty. But I am happy. :)
“ Music has the power not only to sedate but to summon our demons. Especially long-suppressed emotions, memories and associations. It has been said (by playwright William Congreve) that "music has charms to soothe the savage breast." (Sometimes this is misattributed to William Shakespeare and commonly misquoted as "music soothes the savage beast.")
There is much truth to this. Music, like movies or a good book, temporarily takes us far away from our ordinary troubles and tribulations, transporting us to a different time or another world. It can provide the solace of companionship for the lonely, lessen our sense of existential isolation and convey compassion to the suffering soul. The "blues" is but one example of how listening to music created out of someone else's suffering--unrequited love, loss, trouble, bad luck--helps make us feel less alienated and alone in our problems. Misery, as the saying goes, loves company. When we hear such tragic tales and the sorrow they engender, whether in folk,country, R&B, standards, rap or rock music, we relate to the performer and feel ourselves to be part of the herd, tribe, the collective, the archetypal, the universal, the human family. For who among us has not felt the angst and confusion of adolescence, the sting of love lost or unreciprocated at some time? So listening to such sounds soothes our souls. When we're feeling sad or down, discouraged and disheartened, music can raise our spirits, be uplifting, inspirational and energizing. Music makes us want to dance, in a joyous, spontaneous expression of the primal life force. It can gently lull us to sleep (lullaby). Or it can make us want to cry or laugh. And, sometimes, music makes us feel angry. When, for example, Bob Dylan wrote, played and sang protest songs like "Masters of War" and " A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall," we felt his personal anger and that he was expressing or channelling our own collective rage. This is what differentiates true art from self-indulgent pretension; real music from cacophony or mere commercialism. The best music comes from and most purely expresses personal experiences, but arises and speaks also to what Jung called the "collective unconscious." It taps directly into our psyche at the deepest possible level and addresses archetypal and existential concerns about the human condition, concerns and experiences we all share. And it connects us intimately to each other.” From Why We Love Music—and Freud Despised It by Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D. at :
Why are so many guitarists jokes one liners? A - So the rest of the band can understand them.:)
Quaver, one-eighth musical note. From the Dimensions collection at Dabble Bird. http://www.dabblebird.com/dimensions.html
Someone asked, ":Do you believe in life after death?" What do I think?
By the very definition "death" is the end of life, so no, if one does die, there cannot be life. That, is death!
But the bible says thou shall not perish but have everlasting life. But in what form? One thing seems certain, which is the brain and our thoughts, imagination, feelings and memories won't continue to exist when the brain dies.
That spark of life will be there perhaps in one form or another. I say spark of life as being of the soul as perhaps the soul is not completely understood.
Will we be able to experience life as we understood it again? That's the real question I think most people ask.
I do not know. It seems to be beyond the understanding of the human mind to comprehend life without the mind. Think about that, How can we experience what our mind experiences, without the mind How can the mind comprehend what life would be like if it, “the mind” doesn't' exist. It's impossible to understand. But it doesn't mean we won't have a soul or a life, it's just meant it is now impossible to understand using our own mind.
This is why we have faith. Because we have no choice but to.
But if we were to cease to exist, as in death, at any point, and no longer continue in any form or shape, then what would be the point of existing in the first place?
So, I don't believe in life after death, but I do believe in life after life.
Rybird May 14, 2017
First I contemplate the maturing transmission of holistic energy. Yes the isomorphic resonance of an interstellar awakening of being that will tap into the quantum matrix itself. Yes, embellish the new age aura of nonsensical whizdom.
And now the story.
Our Friend, having a near death experience, contemplates his life of sin and anxiously awaits his fate in the next world.
An escort meets him at the boundary of hereafter and with a welcoming smile says, “You’re not ready yet friend; you still have another chance. But you’ll return soon, so let me show you what goes on here on the other side.”
Together they enter a great hall where a long candle-lit banquet table is laden with bowls of steaming, fragrant soups, succulent roasts, perfectly cooked vegetables, aromatic loaves of bread, the finest of wines, fruits of every kind, and a dazzling array of cakes and pies. Diners fill every chair, but shockingly, amid luxurious bounty, the scene is one of pain and anguish. Skeletal forms are twisted and moaning in starvation, with barely the strength to strike at each other with their spoons.
Looking closer, our Friend sees that all spoons have long handles—longer than the diners’ arms; too long for the diners to feed themselves. “So this is Hell,” gasps our Friend. “Anger and misery amid abundance. Where’s the Devil?” “Evil resides in the hearts of men,” says Escort, “But, come, let me show you something else.”
The two enter another great hall. And in that hall there is another long, candle-lit banquet table, covered with a similar incredible spread of delicious foods, drinks and sweets. Here the sounds of laughter, chatter and song fill the hall while healthy and happy diners are enjoying the company and the bounty before them.
They, too, have long spoons, but they are feeding each other. “And this,“ the Escort tells our Friend, “is heaven.”
I heard that on Christian radio driving home from work almost twenty years ago. It made perfect sense then and and it still does now. Rybird
How to treat people.
Sometimes they way you treated people in the past make it hard to treat them right now. So, before you grab a bottle of whiskey or pain pills or just scream, the next time you have a people problem, learn some simple dos and don'ts. First is it unpleasant to have some people inside of your home because of the harsh appearance and possible odor. Thus it is recommended to treat them outside. And not all people are treatable. It is usually best to consult a professional when treating people,but there are many ways to treat them. If you want to make them last, One method would be to apply a preservative. Many of these can be applied directly to people, but you may prefer an indirect method such as spraying the solution on the ground then pushing them down and roll them around in it. And remember it's never a good idea to treat yourself. Let someone else treat you, to a burger and fries or some extra crayons. Rybird 2017
Abstract Psychedelic Space Art Video with the Hard Rock Soundtrack Jag Wire by Rybird Music.
Jag is wired for space. Jag's ship is a talon, a knife blade, a dagger, a stiletto. It's sharp, He's sharp. He likes to rock and roll, and loves to fly. Jag is the trouper in space, the interceptor, the runner, the chaser. His ship is top fuel, and he loves to rock Space!
Black Vulture flying to the soundtrack Eve of Reeds on the Dragons and Dragonflies album by Rybird available here.
Mother squirrel is gathering nesting materials in this five minute hd nature video with music.
January 25th, 2017 in the morning, the mother squirrel gathers nesting materials from wild vines growing in a Tallow Tree. The region is Northwest Louisiana in the city of Shreveport where cats and hawks do prey on squirrels as well as cars remain a danger. Being in the city, the only sounds were jets and cars, or other household equipment noises so I added two of my own music creations for the soundtrack. Homestretch and a remix of Philomela from the Arion album.
To see more squirrel photos, art and information please visit rybird.com/squirrels.html
Few birds are happier in the company of man than the house sparrow, and for much of the year it is rare to find them far from human habitations. Sparrows are very adaptable, they have been found living and breeding 2000ft underground in a coalmine; and others have been recorded living their whole lives inside warehouses. They have even swam under water in some instances to escape predators. They are quick to learn new feeding habits, soon adapting to taking food from suspended nut feeders, a habit first noted in the late 1960s. They are very sociable birds, often nesting in colonies, and most pairs will try and raise at least two and often three broods a year. But The population of sparrows has been declining, as there is... continued below
ess food for them, because of fewer gardens. They are now on the threatened birds’ list in many parts of the world. Possible explanations for the decline include modern agricultural practices that leave less waste grain in the fields as well as the increased use of pesticides in urban gardens. While the oldest living age of a sparrow is recorded at over 13 years old, the survival rate for the young of each year is less than 25%. Over 40% of all adult House Sparrows die each year. The sparrows are a very spunky and hardy bird that many of which live a hard wild life. There are many dangers to the sparrow from predators like cats and hawks to poisons and now even cell phone towers pose a serious degradation to the sparrow population.
“ Bio conservation activists and experts have given a call for providing space and facilities for inviting sparrows back into human habitations so that the most ‘human-friendly’ bird will not face threat of extinction. Being classified as a general bird, sparrow doesn’t fall in the list of wildlife birds as it is not sighted much in forests....” from http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/cellphone-towers-posing-threat-to-survival-of-sparrows/article4531912.ece continued....“A little space has to be provided in the midst of our concrete houses. Otherwise, the sparrows will slowly disappear,” said B. Anusha, president of the Bio-Conservation Foundation (BCF). She made an appeal for providing open water pots in the premises of houses and buildings to attract sparrows. Big trees and food grains should be made available. Wooden boxes have to be provided for the convenience of these small birds.
The extinction of the dusky seaside sparrow was caused by habitat loss. “from wiki” The largest source of human-related bird death is due to glass windows, which kill 100–900 million birds a year. The next largest sources of human-caused death are hunting (100+ million), house cats (100 million), cars and trucks (50 to 100 million), electric power lines (174 million), and pesticides (67 million). Birds are also killed in large quantities by flying into communication tower guidelines, usually after being attracted by tower lights. This phenomenon is called towerkill and is responsible for 5–50 million birds deaths a year. And : in 2015, biologists working for the state of California estimated that 3,500 birds died a single solar plant in the span of a year, "many of them burned alive while flying through a part of the solar installment where air temperatures can reach 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
I cant' imagine a world without sparrows, yet the world is without certain ones already. Even with 150 million sparrows estimated in the United States alone, is the loss of one bird acceptable? Does the more humans that are alive mean that each one life is worth less living? Is the sparrow not important because there are many and they are so familiar? What is important to us, to continue blindly unaware of our actions on the lives of sparrows and other animals, or to become aware and adapt. The reasonable man adapts himself to the world, one famous quote says. I feel we should all try to be more reasonable.
These little guys got a personality, they are smart and have a more complex means of communication. There are up to 8 sounds in a single word.. More and more I can identify with them and the other wild life as I observer and interact.
They aren't wild as in the normal definition. They are merely emotionally independent from humans and physically too even though we feed them sometimes. And they put safety first. These guys have a totally different "and better" value system. The emphasis is basically in this order. Safety from predators or cars or any danger, then food, then communication, then sex. The communication actually centers around safety, food and sex, but takes up a lot of their time. What is different about their value system is that it ends there. there are no legal system, no technology, no jobs, or money to worry about, the earth provides their needs. In many ways I am admire their simplicity and intelligence in living, But there is more. Their pastime other than what I mentioned is something that if I could do, I wouldn't stop doing it, it looks so fun. It's called flying. and they are good at it. The remaining little time is left to take care of the feathers, bath and of course rest.
Sparrows are the closest animal in a general sense to humans. They are close in the sense that they are near us and depend on us to a degree. They have other similar traits as they form communities and they are concerned about the safety of the others as well as themselves. Sparrows could live without humans, yet they thrive with the help we provide. From nesting spots to extra food, humans play an important part in the sparrows life.
But sparrows need no technology and do not even need fire nor the means to make fire. Which the means to make fire is the oldest and most primitive of technologies. Because of the way sparrows conduct themselves, they make very little mess, only a nest and droppings which take care of themselves. The nest is biodegradable, yet sometimes can be a nuisance to humans if built in an awkward location such as a vent.
There is competition among sparrows and a great deal of their communication is built around this. They communicate about the same three basic values their lives are centered around. These are safety, food and sex. The female is submissive to the males, but the males compete among themselves. The exact details of this competition I have not fully understood, but the males will physically subdue the female when it comes to sex and the males will simultaneously compete against each other for the role of male sex partner. Their competition for food is similar, but less dramatic as they argue among themselves and then they will show physical aggression to determine the eating order.
I wonder what else we can learn from the sparrows and other animals that can benefit our outlook and way of life. Rybird
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