77 qualities of mischievous swift gladness

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77 qualities of mischievous swift gladness

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mon uber cher ub,


ZProject Chapter 2, frolic, 1 of  77:


   On Saturday I went to an Handwriting Workshop [ok ok, a tad New Agey, yeah yeah]  which had some pertinent if not poignant insights. But the point here is from a meditation they had been doing for a few years on the 26 qualities the Gita’s Arjuna said were necessary to master for a noble life or somesuch. They have taken each quality like fearlessness or forgiveness and meditated &/or chanted it for forty days for each quality. Life-changing they claim. Well, who can gainsay that, per se?

  I just happened today Sunday to be looking up ‘frolic’ 


to see if my new dictionary fav Online Dict at DataSegment had the root meaning of ‘frolic’ as ‘swift gladness’. This dict puts synonyms at the bottom of the definition page and there was

Moby Thesaurus words for “frolic”:

     antic, beam, caper, caracole, carouse, carry on, cavort,

     celebration, chirp, chirrup, clap hands, curvet, cut a dido,

     cut capers, cut up, dance, delight, disport, escapade, exult,

     festivity, flounce, fool around, frisk, fun and games, gaiety,

     gambado, gambol, glory, glow, have fun, hell, high jinks,

     horse around, horseplay, jollification, jollity, joy, jubilate,

     lark, laugh, lilt, make whoopee, merriment, merrymaking, mirth,

     party, partying, play, practical joke,

     prank, radiate cheer, rejoice, revel, revelry, riot, roister,

     rollick, romp, shenanigan, shenanigans, shines, sing, skip,

     skip for joy, skylark, skylarking, smile, sparkle, sport, spree,

     tomfoolery, trick, trip, waggish trick, wassail, whistle


   Hmmm, I thought, Why not in some random periodicity, nimbly (imagine [thin, you bastard] an sure-footed mountain goat on steep hillside) commentarying on these 77 qualities of mischievous swift gladness, our non-creed, anti-creed, post-creed? How droll and perhaps even glittering, sequined for all we know. image  Since our babbling-brook stream of consciousness has the attention span of a firefly, small delightful illuminations, this forty-day gig ain’t on per se, but I thought I’d leave the timing in the legerdemains of the Greatest God Drolloa.

   Frolic is of course 1st & 4most my panbeloved cat palanddream Frolic who is like patting a sunwarmed nuage (new-ahj), a pewter colored cloud of silvery softness, so soft indeed that if you close your eyes you think your fingers are passing over a fluff of warm, sweet whipped cream. The root of ‘frolic’ is ‘swift gladness,’ a perfection of cat description that was fortuitous, a gift from The Blue, who pours presents upon us from the gigantic cosmic constellation, Cornucopia.


    [[In the interests of the rollercoastering chaos which fun foments for us, nuage & nuée both mean ‘cloud’ in French. Nuée ardente (new-hay are-daunt) is that ferocious pyroclastic (broken fire) flow of burning cloud which violently pours down from a volcanic eruption and is more sudden, savage, and lethal than the lava flow. In the great volcanic death events(eg 79 Mt Vesuvius; 1902 Mt Pelée; 1980 Mt. St. Helens) in history, it is the nuée ardente that encases and incinerates people and cities and no doubt goats and spiders and chickadees too. From Wiki, “fast-moving fluidized bodies of hot gas, ash and rock (collectively known as tephra) which can travel away from the vent at up to 94 mph. The gas is usually at a temperature of 212-1472 degrees Fahrenheit.”]]

   If we weren’t grim, if we couldn’t be grim, grimy, tarnished of heart, if silliness were our unsolid state, our legerdepieds, then we wouldn’t and in deed couldn’t ffffing kill collaterals aka people damage. We would sicken ourselves. $820,000 per minute on the bloated insane Military-Corporate Budget and the additional $200,000 per minute flushed in Iraq would have been better spent if troops of brightly costumed clowns with enormous pinks plastic shoes had just stood on the corner of al Thawra & al Kulafa streets and the corner of Qutuiba & Waqas streets in Baghdad and just handed out fistfuls of cash. In a mere 48 days, we could have given each of the roughly 5,772,000 Baghdadians $10,000 apiece. Does anyone think this wouldn’t have won more hearts and minds than the turning of gold into rubble and bones and Zones?

    Instead of all this cordite, a ferocious fascination with the permutations of fun, the facets of silliness, obsidian and nuage, vulture and dandelion, would serve our darling planet so nobly in preposterity.        

    Grok on, Frolic on, mon cher. If LJC, Siddhaha, MoHam, Jehovaha et al can’t frolic, can’t do a vaudeville turn or twain, fire’em and hire up some better deities or smarter asses. I am so allergic to piety that I break out into a fever of rage if I’m exposed to one pppm (piety part per million) – gimme arsenic or heroin before ffffing piety, thanks.


ever thine in pork belly futures,

jimmy dean    

  the 26 qualities – few of which I would recognize in the twilight:
Gita, Ch. 16, Verse 1: The Blessed Lord said
Fearlessness, purity of heart, steadfastness in Knowledge and Yoga, almsgiving, control of the senses, sacrifice, study of scriptures, austerity, and straightforwardness

Gita, Ch. 16, Verse 2 :
Harmlessness (Ahimsa), truth, absence of anger, renunciation, peacefulness, absence of crookedness, compassion towards beings, freedom from covetousness, gentleness, modesty, absence of fickleness

<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Gita, Ch. 16, Verse 3 :
Vigour, forgiveness, fortitude, purity, absence of  hatred,
absence of overweening pride – these belong to the one who
is born with Divine treasures.

2.  legerdemain = light of hand, slight of hand in magic; cf coined legerdepieds, slight of feet, as a lamb gambols.

image                                                                                                myopera dotcom

3. slithy tove above from drew bond, aka co nz

4. images of greys = Paul Klee, google images.

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4 thoughts on “77 qualities of mischievous swift gladness

  1. We could also have given every Iraqi family its own cat. Perhaps the path to peace could be through swift gladness. The Egyptians did after all worship a cat god and they lasted a rather long time, possibly longer than the US will at our current rate.
    Personally though, I'd rather have the thousand dollars than a cat, especially one who feels like whipped cream. This is probably because our cat has figured out how to open our front door by herself. It's so annoying, we'd give her a thousand dollars worth of whipped cream just to get her to stop.

  2. Do note, cl, that each Baghdadian could have had $10,000, not a mere $1000.
    Cats are priceless. I'm glad to see that you recognize that your cat is smarter than you, tho who would doubt it? I mean, you have an ID pict of yourself on your otherwise excellent blog as two dogs. Where, pray tell, is the cat?
    The ancient Burmese feudal lords arranged that each cat should have her own servant. For his cats, TS Eliot sent across the English Channel to get Lapins a Oignon, Rabbits in Onion Sauce, from a famous chef in Paris. Get with the [feline sublime] program, cl, for Satan's sake.

  3. The bleakest thing about piety is its absence of humor. Between jihad and crusade and fundamentalist inquisition, we who prefer amusement are attacked and robbed from all sides. Camus would get it, if George doesn't — it is absurd.

  4. Yeah, crusadism . . .
    Unexpectedly, I heard a low plane last night at about 4 in the morning. I thought if I were in Iraq, I would be fearing for my life. I also thought that people think that Mr. Cheney is just figuratively a paranoid schizophrenic, but he is clinically a paranoid schizophrenic. Bombing Iran is something he's sure of.

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