Category Archives: BEST IS YET TO COME

There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before. Robert Lynd

 

I know the song each shy bush dweller sings, 
From daybreak, when a small grey bellbird rings —
“Awake thou lazy one and stretch thy wings!” 
Till all the golden air with sound vibrates 
And every feathery throat with song pulsates 
To join their music with wild mountain spates. 
These songs I know and love!  

 

Songs That I Know by A.G. MacGregor

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“You’ll think this is a bit silly, but I’m a bit–well, I have a thing about birds.”
“What, a phobia?”
“Sort of.”
“Well, that’s the common term for an irrational fear of birds.”
“What do they call a rational fear of birds, then?” 


Neil GaimanAnansi Boys

Whatever wave you’re riding, no matter how big or powerful it might be, remember God’s promise – If He brings you to it, He’ll bring you through it.

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I would that with sleepy, soft embraces

The sea would fold me—would find me rest

In luminous shades of her secret places,

In depths where her marvels are manifest ;

So the earth beneath her should not discover

My hidden couch-nor the heaven above her—

As a strong love shielding a weary lover,

I would have her shield me with shining breast.

The Swimmer

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Illustrated Sydney News (NSW - 1853 - 1872), Saturday 30 January 1892,

 

 

 

 

All the world is mad save for me and thee, and sometimes I wonder about thee. – Old Quaker saying

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A warrior who had more than he needed would make a feast. He went around and invited the old and needy. . . The man who could thank the food—some worthy old medicine man or warrior—said, “. . . . look to the old, they are worthy of old age; they have seen their days and proven themselves. With the help of the Great Spirit, they have attained a ripe old age. At this age the old can predict or give knowledge or wisdom, whatever it is; it is so. At the end is a cane. You and your family shall get to where the cane is.”

Black Elk, Oglala Sioux holy man

“And what was the song which she sang? Ah, my little man, I am too old to sing that song, and you too young to understand it.”

― Charles Kingsley, The Water Babies

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“In fact, the fairies had turned him into a water-baby.
A water-baby?  You never heard of a water-baby.  Perhaps not.  That is the very reason why this story was written. 

“But there are no such things as water-babies.”
How do you know that?  Have you been there to see?  And if you had been there to see, and had seen none, that would not prove that there were none.  If Mr. Garth does not find a fox in Eversley Wood—as folks sometimes fear he never will—that does not prove that there are no such things as foxes.  And as is Eversley Wood to all the woods in England, so are the waters we know to all the waters in the world.  And no one has a right to say that no water-babies exist, till they have seen no water-babies existing; which is quite a different thing, mind, from not seeing water-babies; and a thing which nobody ever did, or perhaps ever will do.”

― Charles Kingsley, The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale For A Land Baby

Sunset is a wonderful opportunity for us to appreciate all the great things the sun gives us!”

― Mehmet Murat ildan

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May I never miss a sunset or rainbow because I am looking down. 

 

Sara June Parker

 

Life obliges me to do something, so I paint.”

-Rene Magritte

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“Sometimes paper is only paper,” my mother says. “Words are just words. Ways to capture the real thing. Don’t be afraid to remember that.”

I know what she means. Writing, painting, singing-it cannot stop everything. Cannot halt death in its tracks. But perhaps it can make the pause between death’s footsteps sound and look and feel beautiful, can make the space of waiting a place where you can linger without as much fear. For we are all walking each other to our deaths, and the journey there between footsteps makes up our lives.”

― Ally Condie, Reached

Your best days are ahead of you. The movie starts when the guy gets sober and puts his life back together; it doesn’t end there.”

― Bucky Sinister, Get Up: A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks, and Weirdos

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“After years of feeling like a misfit, I’ve realized that the world is full of other misfits, all of us identifying with Hobbits – – the little guys whom no one else respects. And who quietly end up changing the course of history.”
― Tess Gerritsen

Amy Studt is singing in my ear about misfits. This song used to mean so much to me; that’s because I’m a misfit.

― E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey

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“Your best days are ahead of you. The movie starts when the guy gets sober and puts his life back together; it doesn’t end there.”

― Bucky Sinister, Get Up: A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks, and Weirdos