― Mehmet Murat ildan, The Beggar’s Prophecy
― Koren Zailckas, Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood
“Drunkenness – that fierce rage for the slow, sure poison, that oversteps every other consideration; that casts aside wife, children, friends, happiness, and station; and hurries its victims madly on to degradation and death.”
― Charles Dickens, Sketches by Boz
“The desert and the ocean are realms of desolation on the surface.
The desert is a place of bones, where the innards are turned out, to desiccate into dust.
The ocean is a place of skin, rich outer membranes hiding thick juicy insides, laden with the soup of being.
Inside out and outside in. These are worlds of things that implode or explode, and the only catalyst that determines the direction of eco-movement is the balance of water.
Both worlds are deceptive, dangerous. Both, seething with hidden life.
The only veil that stands between perception of what is underneath the desolate surface is your courage.
Dare to breach the surface and sink.”
Vera Nazarian The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
Anger is cruel, and wrath is like a flood, but jealousy is even more dangerous.
Angry with someone?
ask yourself, what does this say about me?
ask yourself what reason do I have?
what’s the reason behind the reason?
It say more about you then the other person, we all are reflections, mirrors of each-other, hidden parts of ourselfs are being expressed by those who you feel angry with.
In the bush, as usual, he picked up a sandalwood cutters’ trail and began to follow it. The sandalwooders’ tracks were like watercourses, following the path of least resistance, meandering and criss-crossing through the bush.
The Bowgada Birds, Shire of Kalamunda (Kalamunda), 1986.
A man should avoid these six evils: lust, anger, avarice, pleasure, pride, and rashness, for free of these he may be happy. Sanskrit.
foto- vintage coffee shop bellingen nsw 2010
If you make Bacchus your God, Apollo will not keep you company.
foto – raleigh garden 2010
That man is a king who brings himself under sub- jection. "He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city. " (Prov. xvi : 32). The power to bring oneself under subjection is best secured in solitude, hence a man becomes a king by separating himself from others and living a hermit’s life. The wild ass keeps away from human habitation, so let men keep away from intercourse with their fellow men if they desire to discipline their wills. The proverb is intended to commend a monastic life.
foto – egret at raleigh
John Webster. To be angry is to punish myself for another’s fault.
foto – fishing at ulmarra 2010
The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one’s sympathy the gloom of somebody else.
foto – forealty towers yard in summer 2010
Ruling one’s anger well, is not so good as preventing it.
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Wrath is a sorceress (lit. a transformer), as is said in stories ; for it bereaveth and depriveth man of his right under- standing, and changeth his whole countenance, and transforms him from man into beast’s nature.
Anger may look in on a wise man’s heart, but it abides in the heart of a fool.