The creaking wheel blames the badness of the road.

URUNGA PARADE CAR

Do not blame God for having created the tiger, but thank Him for not giving it wings. Ethiopian

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I praise loudly, I blame softly.

Catherine II of Russia

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http://www.inspirationfalls.com/blame-quotes/

foto – urunga street parade 1970s.

It is a foolish bird," we say, " that fouls its own nest,

"Proverb lore; many sayings, wise or otherwise, on many subjects, gleaned from many sources"

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Spain : " A little bird must have a little nest " — a lesson in contentment, a warning against pretension and undue importance.

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The nest of a blind bird is made by God," is a beautiful lesson of resignation and faith.

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Thus, the Spaniards say, "Pray to God and ply the hammer.

"Proverb lore; many sayings, wise or otherwise, on many subjects, gleaned from many sources"

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"The Chinese term for meditation is Ching Tso, which translated means "sitting
still with peaceful mind."  Meditation is the training of the inner senses of the body
and mind.  It is as rigorous as the training undertaken by an athlete or an artist.
…  By helping us to think clearly and concentrate fully, Ching Tso enables us to 
commune totally with our God, with distracting or artifical thoughts.   …   The highest
and most advanced goal of meditation is to gain enlightenment.  We want to go
beyond the limitations of our knowledge and our three-dimensional view of the 
world.  Our goal is to perceive fully the fourth dimension and understand our
relationship to it."
Jou Tsung-Hwa, The Tao of Meditation, p 3-5. 

THANKS TO
Michael P. Garofalo

foto – big buddy at bilambil cottage 2009

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. Anais Nin.

"Proverb lore; many sayings, wise or otherwise, on many subjects, gleaned from many sources"

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To meet an old friend is as the delightfulness of rain after drought

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He who travels alone tells lies

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Lions tawny in the hair Any living thing will dare ; But when lions’ hair is hoar, Lions lions are no more.

LYNNE KATE CURLS

Prejudice is like a hair across your cheek.
You can’t see it, you can’t find it with your
fingers, but you keep brushing
at it because the feel of it is irritating.
Marian Anderson

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UBR, Inc.

foto – kate and lynne in the late 1970s urunga

Happiness is a road-side flower, growing on the highway of Usefulness ; Plucked, it shall wither in thy hand ; passed by, it is fragrance to thy spirit.

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Reality is a splintered mirror, reflecting back myriad similar yet different reflections.

Proverbs and Sayings of Farland.

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Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you, and be silent. Epictetus.

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Pain is useful unto man, for it teacheth him to guard his life. And the fetid vapours of the fen warn him to fly from danger : And the meditative mind, looking on, winneth good food for its hunger, Seeing the wholesome root bring forth a poisonous berry ; For otherwhise falleth it out that truth, driven to extremities, Yieldeth bitter folly as the spoilt fruit of wisdom. O, blinded is thine eye, if it see not just aptitude in all things : O, frozen is thy heart, if it glow not with gratitude for all things.

"Proverbial philosophy, in four series, now first complete, including the fiftieth edition of the two first series"

foto – debbie making sandwiches in the wide river cafe ulmarra nov 09

Having yet everything to learn that can make him good or useful : The curious spirit of youth is crammed with unwholesome garbage.

"Proverbial philosophy, in four series, now first complete, including the fiftieth edition of the two first series"

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The garbage you throw away will return to you.  Filipino.

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