It is an anxious, sometimes a dangerous thing to be a doll. Dolls cannot choose; they can only be chosen; they cannot ‘do’; they can only be done by.”

― Rumer Godden, The Dolls’ House

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When you go to your friend's house to play, and his mother drives 

him off, it is really you she means (to send home). 

ASHANTI

http://www.archive.org/stream/ashantiproverbs00chrigoog/ashantiproverbs00chrigoog_djvu.txt

Where the gold dust is, that is where the women like to be.

ASHANTI

http://www.archive.org/stream/ashantiproverbs00chrigoog/ashantiproverbs00chrigoog_djvu.txt

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“This is a test, isn’t it? It’s like choosing out of three caskets in a fairy tale. Everyone knows the rules. You never choose the gold shiny one. Or even the quite impressive silver one. What you’re supposed to do is choose the dull little lead one, and then there’s a flash of light and it turns into a mountain of jewels”
― Sophie Kinsella

God has invested entirely too much in you for you to be comfortable in anything less than you were created to be.”

― T.D. Jakes

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Ognunu si stia ‘ntra la sò peddi. Source: Pitrè, IV, 174.
Eng. Each of us has our own comfort zone.
Lit. Each of us stays within our own skin.
http://www.dieli.net/SicilyPage/Proverbs/Prov06.html

When water throw away ah ground yuh can’t pick am up.

It is no use crying over a mishap.

http://www.guyana.org/proverbs.html

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“We are
the scylla sisters.
We love
each other
so much
though sometimes it hurts
and sometimes it is joy
and always
together.
We love each other.
Because no one else will.”
― Kate Griffin, The Glass God

Never cuss bridge that you cross.

http://www.guyana.org/proverbs.html

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“Every path we take in life, we make the decision to pursue a dream. We travel the path of our dreams on a mental path of a narrow bridge; we must stay focused on our goal and not fear, lest we lose our balance of purpose and fall.”

― Ellen J. Barrier

When sea-gulls fly to land, a storm is at hand.

http://www.cmos.ca/weatherlore.html

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“The wind blustered in from the sea, setting the horses’ manes streaming sideways, and the gulls wheeled mewing against the blue-and-grey tumble of the sky; and Aquila, riding a little aside from the rest as usual, caught for a moment from the wind and the gulls and the wet sand and the living, leaping power of the young red mare under him, something of the joy of simply being alive that he had taken for granted in the old days.”

― Rosemary Sutcliff, The Lantern Bearers

What a man thinks, that he is; this is the old secret.

Upanishads

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“I would enter the desert alone, to leave in the sand endless footprints only to be obliterated by the wind, to walk the same path each day expecting the same path tomorrow, and perhaps to cease wondering at the bloom and wither of lilies only to linger for death. But no, even in the desert, I would seek a new sanctuary, to contemplate a grain of sand in a sea of dryness…”

― Leonard Seet, Meditation on Space-Time

That is to say, I pray for you. And there’s an intimacy in it. That’s the truth.”

― Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

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The Turtles

A turtle family decided to go on a picnic. Turtles, being naturally slow about things, took seven years to prepare for their outing. Finally the turtle family left home looking for a suitable place. During the second year of their journey they found a place ideal for them at last! For about six months they cleaned the area, unpacked the picnic basket, and completed the arrangements. Then they discovered they had forgotten the salt. A picnic without salt would be a disaster, they all agreed. After a lengthy discussion, the youngest turtle was chosen to retrieve the salt from home. Although he was the fastest of the slow moving turtles, the little turtle whined, cried, and wobbled in his shell. He agreed to go on one condition: that no one would eat until he returned. The family consented and the little turtle left. Three years passed and the little turtle had not returned. Five years… six years…then on the seventh year of his absence, the oldest turtle could no longer contain his hunger. He announced that he was going to eat and begun to unwrap a sandwich. At that point the little turtle suddenly popped out from behind a tree shouting, “See! I knew you wouldn’t wait. Now I am not going to go get the salt.”

http://mforum.cari.com.my/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=113290

Though I fly through the Valley of Death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 80,000 feet and climbing.”

― Anonymous

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“All of us are born with a set of instinctive fears – of falling, of the dark, of lobsters, of falling on lobsters in the dark, or speaking before a Rotary Club, and of the words “Some Assembly Required.”

Dave Barry

http://www.phobialist.com/fears.html

RIR Festival – Make It A Vacation

RIR Festival – Make It A Vacation.

Recovery All Star Band Combines Cream Of The Crop Musicians

 

Rockers In Recovery All Star Band Members: Richie Supa (Aerosmith),Ricky Byrd(Joan Jett and the Blackhearts), Kasim Sulton(Todd Rundgren and Utopia), Liberty Devitto(Billy Joel) along with supporters of recovery, band members Christine Ohlman (Saturday Night Live Band), and Mark Stein of (Vanilla Fudge).

Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll was their mantra, and it could have been their death sentence. Now, decades into recovery from hard-core drug and alcohol addictions, a handful of members from some of the hottest rock bands of the 1970s and ’80s are joining forces to prove to musicians and music lovers alike a greater truth: Life after sobriety can still be a rocking good timeRead More