Regret for the dead will not avail.

The proverbs of Wales: a collection of Welsh proverbs, with English Translations"

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I was regretting the past and fearing the future. Suddenly God was speaking: "My name is I am." I waited and God continued: "When you live in the past, with its mistakes and regrets, it is hard. I am not there. My name is not I was. When you live in the future, with its problems and fears, it is hard. I am not there. My name is not I will be. When you live in this moment, it is not hard. I am here. My name is I am."

by Helen Mellincost

http://proverb.taiwanonline.org/display.php?thm=true&actual=Regret&term=regret&row=0

foto – white bird in park lane.

There is no falsehood without reproach and sorrow.

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We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.  André Berthiaume, Contretemps

http://www.quotegarden.com/be-self.html

foto-yellow rock road urunga 2010

The faint-hearted will lose, let him do the best he can.

"The proverbs of Wales: a collection of Welsh proverbs, with English Translations"

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Much of your pain is self-chosen. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility; for his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen, and the cup he brings, though it burn your lips has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears.
Kahlil Gibran

http://www.joyofquotes.com/grief_quotes.html

foto – raleigh paddocks 2010

A TALE OF POLYPHEME. " THERE’S nothing new " not that I go so far As he who also said " There’s nothing true,"

"Proverbs in porcelain, and other verses"

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A man should live if only to satisfy his curiosity. Yiddish.

http://www.berro.com/entertainment/international_proverbs.htm

foto – workers’ cottage raleigh 2010

FREDERICK LOCKER. IS IT TO KINDEST FRIEND I SEND THIS NOSEGAY GATHERED NEW? OR IS IT MORE TO CRITIC SURE, TO SINGER CLEAR AND TRUE? I KNOW NOT WHICH, INDEED, NOR NEED. ALL THREE I FOUND IN YOU.

"Proverbs in porcelain, and other verses"

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Intimacy Starts With Self.

Joy Dionne Johnson

foto – lunch at infusions in bellingen 2010