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To the shores of Mallacoota, Feeling heartsick and depressed,

Ted Harrington

To the shores of Mallacoota,
Feeling heartsick and depressed,
From the tumult of the city,
I arrived a stranger guest,
Kindly hearts were there to greet me,
Friendly voices welcomed me;
In the house above the inlet,

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Mallacoota Bar

Henry Lawson, 1910

    Curve of beaches like a horse-shoe, with a glimpse of grazing stock,

    To the left the Gabo Lighthouse, to the right the Bastion Rock;

    Upper Lake where no one dwelleth — scenery like Italy,

    Lower Lake of seven islets and six houses near the sea;

    ‘Twixt the lake and sea a sandbank, where the shifting channels are,

                    And a break where white-capped rollers bow to Mallacoota Bar. 

Dragons beget dragons, and phoenixes, phoenixes; and the offspring of mice will know how to chew holes. Chinese

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May you touch dragonflies & stars, dance with fairies & talk to the moon. May you grow up with love and a gracious heart and always know how loved you are.

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.

~Ivy Baker Priest

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“The worst isn’t the last thing about the world. It’s the next to the last thing. The last thing is the best. It’s the power from on high that comes down into the world, that wells up from the rock-bottom worst of the world like a hidden spring. Can you believe it? The last, best thing is the laughing deep in the hearts of the saints, sometimes our hearts even. Yes. You are terribly loved and forgiven. Yes. You are healed. All is well.”
― Frederick Buechner, The Final Beast