Category Archives: ENVIRONMENT

Although you take a reptile and place it on a cushion it will seek a heap of dried leaves. Tamil.

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Christopher Morley

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Move beyond the fiery screen,  Between the seen and the unseen; Shed your anger and your fear,  Live anew in a new year!” –   Lore of the Door  

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You’re beautiful, but you’re empty…One couldn’t die for you. Of course, an ordinary passerby would think my rose looked just like you. But my rose, all on her own, is more important than all of you together, since she’s the one I’ve watered. Since she’s the one I put under glass, since she’s the one I sheltered behind the screen. Since she’s the one for whom I killed the caterpillars (except the two or three butterflies). Since she’s the one I listened to when she complained, or when she boasted, or even sometimes when she said nothing at all. Since she’s my rose.” 

Antoine de Saint-ExupéryThe Little Prince

Ad consilium ne accesseris, antequam voceris – Do not go to the council-chamber before you are summoned

http://www.inrebus.com/latinphrases_a.php

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As they were leading me up, I looked up and around the galleries and I could feel the whole Aboriginal race, of those who had gone before, were all up there, and I could visualise, I could hear voices and amongst those voices was the voice of my grandfather saying, ‘It’s alright now boy, you are finally in the council with the Australian Elders. Everything is now going to be alright.'”

NEVILLE BONNER, on being signed in as a new senator

Beauty And vanity Vanish like vapour on A hot day; winter wrinkles wink And grin © irina dimitric 2013

http://irinadim.com/tag/mindful-poetry/

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“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.” 

― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side.” ― Kahlil Gibran

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Half Moon Creek

LEON VAN DER LINDE

De Spatio Reali

Halfway to Miena
the Milky Way
hangs differently

so much brighter
and closer, that,
if you wish,
you can reach out
and touch
the powder-white
brush dots
painted by the moon
and stars at night

http://www.australianpoetry.org/2013/10/09/half-moon-creek/

Nature seems to look after her own only up to a certain point; beyond that they are supposed to fend for themselves.

“Life, Flesh and Blood: Amphibians,” (p.185), Simon & Schuster, NY, NY, 1959 Hal Borland (1900-1978) – The Enduring Pattern,

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Humans are amphibians – half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.
C. S. Lewis

Jafaa. In Persian, this very poetic word refers to all the wrongs you do to those who love you.”

― Maziar Bahari, Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival

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“It was a pleasure to watch them eating jalebis, always entreating the other to eat some more—the beauty of love that had mellowed in the evening of life.”

― Narendra Jadhav, Untouchables: My Family’s Triumphant Journey Out of the Caste System in Modern India

The isolation of every human soul and the necessity of self- dependence must give each individual the right to choose his own surroundings.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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“I would judge the sanest man to be him who most firmly realizes the tragic isolation of humanity and pursues his essential purposes calmly. I suppose I feel about it this way because I have a delusion of grandeur. I believe myself to be Joe Gould.”
― Joe Gould