I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
Frank Herbert, Dune – Bene Gesserit
Litany Against Fear
foto – 2010 windsor
Nearly every time I take the short-cut down this
curving street I see you, sweeping the grassy verge
outside your home or doggedly chasing a single leaf.
foto – street in wondsor march 2010
The vine of deception is extremely bad; you should remove your hand from the vine.
foto- pumpkin vine in ulmarra 2010
I may be with you for a week, or for years,
We will share many smiles, you will no doubt shed tears.
And when the time comes that God deems I must leave,
I know you will cry and your heart, it will grieve
An Old Dog’s Prayer
foto – izzy and charlie in coffs harbour hospital carpark jan 2010
"Weave no more with soot and slime of your thought,
Like the spider, the web of rotten warp
While you are silent, His speech is your speech
While you weave not, He is the weaver"
foto – izzy in the courtyard of the birthing unit at coffs hospital jan 2010
I can see three quarters of the sky, so I’m sure
that around two weeks from now, one way
or another, I’ll be seeing that fat full moon.
And this is a thought that is not at all unpleasant.
1999, Luke Davies
From: Running with Light
foto – full moon in ulmarra 2010
The teacher, at the end of day
Looks to the setting sun
With clasping hands she softly asks
“Dear God, what have we done?”