If it could not be filled by the rain, will it be filled by water that is drawn and poured into it ? Used of misfortunes for which there is no remedy.

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Like the deer that was wearied with running after a mirage which it thought was water.

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foto – flood on coldstream street may 2009

She is the little grain that has slipped out from among a thousand grains.

"A classified collection of Tamil proverbs"


When flowers open on a day filled with sand all the water in the world will not quench their thirst

Walking on sand has taught me I can no longer count on making it to any shore


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foto – kingscliff beach 2009

As the cat takes its young one which is unable to crawl and carries it, (so God takes the helpless and carries him, till he learns to cling to God as the young monkey clings to its mother).

"A classified collection of Tamil proverbs"


To peal twenty-four skins off a fresh onion (is very difficult.) Said of one clever in criticisms. Old people say this about young people who are hypercritical.

foto – 1966 wiley park girls high school dance for 6th form

Tamil. " I stepped into the water without knowing its depth."

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Time whistles around us, an invisible
flood tide that I let go
while I take in what I have done.
It wasn’t a fight, I was drawn to this moment.
The physical world drains away
into a golden calm.

foto – hall stand with jug and bowl from kerrie nov 09

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