Category Archives: CALLINGS

I can feel the souls of my ancestors calling me back home To all the familiar places and tracks I once did roam

Source: http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/arts/calling-me-home#ixzz3cLm28UAs

Lyndon Lane, Goodooga, NSW0 INDIAN

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I look back with gladness to the day when I found the path to
the land of heart’s desire, and thank Fate ceaselessly with a
loud voice that she did not permit the town to sap all the years
away while the heart was turning to wind-voices and
flower-faces and the hands of kindly earth.


–   Mrs. George Cran, The Garden of Ignorance, 1913)

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Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors.

The Journey

by Second Grade Sailors
(Baton Rouge, LA)

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Red sails in the sunset, way out on the sea
Oh, carry my loved one, home safely to me

She sailed at the dawning, all day I’ve been blue
Red sails in the sunset, I’m trusting in you

Swift wings we must borrow, make straight for the shore, oh yeah
We’ll marry tomorrow and you go sailing no more

Red sails in the sunset, way out on the sea
Oh, carry my loved one, home safely to me

Oh yeah
We’ll marry tomorrow and you go sailing no more

And red sails in the sunset, way out on the sea
Oh, carry my loved one, home safely to me

 

SONGWRITERS
KENNEDY, JIMMY / GROSZ, WILHELM

 

Read more: Fats Domino – Red Sails In The Sunset Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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.

“When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.”

~George Bernard Shaw

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“I applied my reason at every moment. Reason is excellent for getting food, clothing and shelter. Reason is the very best tool kit. Nothing beats reason for keeping tigers away. But be excessively reasonable and you risk throwing out the universe with the bathwater.”

― Yann Martel, Life of Pi

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

Opportunity is swift of flight but slow to return.”

― Ali R.A

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“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger–but recognize the opportunity.”

― John F. Kennedy

There is many a good man to be found under a shabby hat.

 

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My father said being an artist is the shortest road to the poor house , claiming “real” work is something you don’t like. I ignored him through oppositional behaviour, later reasoning that only an idiot sets out to find the poor house , not to mention devote himself to something he does not love. Instead, I discovered an interesting back road to the unknown , and deliberately without a safety net.”

― Russell Chatham

Of course, it is very important to be sober when you take an exam. Many worthwhile careers in the street-cleansing, fruit-picking and subway-guitar-playing industries have been founded on a lack of understanding of this simple fact.”

― Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures

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Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. At least you will, by such conduct, stand the best chance for such consequences.

Benjamin Franklin

Play from the heart; the flute is a heart song… like a sweet prayer, and it will teach you as well as you teach yourself.

Mato Wambli

http://woodenflutes.com/quotes/

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“Ginger: You know what the greatest tragedy is in the whole world?… It’s all the people who never find out what it is they really want to do or what it is they’re really good at. It’s all the sons who become blacksmiths because their fathers were blacksmiths. It’s all the people who could be really fantastic flute players who grow old and die without ever seeing a musical instrument, so they become bad plowmen instead. It’s all the people with talents who never even find out. Maybe they are never even born in a time when it’s even possible to find out. It’s all the people who never get to know what it is that they can really be. It’s all the wasted chances.”

― Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures

If you wish to be a king become A wild ass. (Syrian)

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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.

"Curiosities in Proverbs: A Collection of Unusual Adages, Maxims, Aphorisms, Phrases and Other …"

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Those without a leader perish; those without a youthful leader perish; those without a female leader perish; those without many leaders perish. (Sanskrit).

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Some person said to the gambler:  “ Oh! Your mother has died." He replied,  “ Bring her by this way.” (Kashmiri). Applied to people who are so absorbed in their work that they are oblivious to other calls of duty and who refuse to turn aside from their occupation even for the most important matters. Their business has taken such a strong hold on them that they can no more leave it than the gambler can leave his game.

"Curiosities in Proverbs: A Collection of Unusual Adages, Maxims, Aphorisms, Phrases and Other …"

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