Category Archives: BREATHING

This story’s right, the story’s true I would not tell lies to you Like the promises they did not keep

ARCHIE ROACH

http://ozpoemaday.wordpress.com/category/aboriginal/

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“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.” 

― Edward Abbey

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In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away

– shing xiong

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A bird may be known by its flight. (A person is know and judged by his actions or behaviour)

http://www.friends-partners.org/oldfriends/literature/russian-proverbs.html

Remember, every flower that ever bloomed had to go through a whole lot of dirt to get there.

– Mariela Delgado

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“Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but ‘steal’ some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be.”

― Albert Camus, Notebooks 1951-1959

I’m just trying to outrun a broken heart, which is nothing to sneeze at, for a broken heart breaks a person.”

― Sarah Hina, Plum Blossoms in Paris

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WHENEVER I WENT OUT TO PLAY, MY MOTHER WANTED TO KNOW EXACTLY WHERE I WAS GOING TO BE

When I’d come in, she’d call me into her bedroom, take me in her arms, and cover me with kisses. She’d stroke my hair and say, ‘I love you so much,’ and when I sneezed she’d say, ‘Bless you, you know how much I love you, don’t you?’ and when I got up for a tissue she’d say, ‘Let me get that for you I love you so much,’ and when I looked for a pen to do my homework she’d say, ‘Use mine, anything for you,’ and when I had an itch on my leg she’d say, ‘Is this the spot, let me hug you,’ and when I said I was going up to my room she’d call after me, ‘What can I do for you I love you so much,’ and I always wanted to say, but never said: Love me less.”

― Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

Oh Great Spirit, Whose voice I hear in the winds, And whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me!

Chief Yellow Lark Canadian Poem

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Never, oh! never, nothing will die;
The stream flows,
The wind blows,
The cloud fleets,
The heart beats,
Nothing will die.

― Alfred Lord Tennyson

What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.

Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator 1830 – 1890

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“Shut up, you fat water buffalo, rolling in the mud of other people’s lives, is what she wanted to say. But she bit her tongue and reminded herself of how Mrs. Mahmoud had held her hand through Abdul’s birth, which made her think that if she had found strength enough to push him out, she could hold her meanest comments in. At this moment, it seemed harder.”

― Amy Waldman, The Submission

Smile, breathe and go slowly.

Thich Nhat Hanh

http://www.quotegarden.com/breathing.html

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Not only is another world possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day I can hear her breathing. 

Arundhati Roy.

http://www.popednews.org/newsletters/proverbs.html

foto – charlie in raleigh in nov 2010

There come times when I have nothing more to tell God. If I were to continue to pray in words, I would have to repeat what I have already said. At such times it is wonderful to say to God, "May I be in Thy presence, Lord? I have nothing more to say to Thee, but I do love to be in Thy presence."

O. Hallesby

http://www.quotegarden.com/prayer.html

NOVEMBER 2010

Empty Prayers.

(Written by Muslim Stories Staff)

I lift my hands and settle there
The home, I’ve found, for empty prayers
Words of broken, beaten meaning
Now the tears must come streaming
Have I fought and won despair?
How everyday I’ve woken up
The darkest chai in my cup
Sure of death, yet absent thought
For anything I might have wrought
Breathe in and out, don’t think too hard
Breathe in and out, you’ll think too far
Inevitability is coming dear
And everything you’ve ever feared
What happens now? How do I fare?
And is there time, for one more prayer?

http://www.aussiemuslims.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24363

foto – north bello nov 2010