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
I think that if you have a horse, pegasus, qilin, or unicorn, you should sit on it! You should stroke its hair, whisper in its ear, be one with it! And you shouldn’t feel sorry if other people don’t have one.”
― C. JoyBell C.
The most powerful thing you can do to change the world, is to change your own beliefs about the nature of life, people, reality to something more positive… and begin to act accordingly.” – Shakti Gawain
He kai kei aku ringa
There is food at the end of my hands
Said by a person who can use his basic abilities and resources to create success.
KING JAMES BIBLE
Experience is a comb which nature gives us when we are bald.
As we age we gain wisdom and experience.
“who knows if the moon’s
a balloon,coming out of a keen city
in the sky–filled with pretty people?
( and if you and I should
get into it,if they
should take me and take you into their balloon,
we’d go up higher with all the pretty people
than houses and steeples and clouds:
away and away sailing into a keen
city which nobody’s ever visited,where
in love and flowers pick themselves”
― E.E. Cummings, Collected Poems
Jarod Kintz, The Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They’re Over.
“She fell, she hurt, she felt. She lived. And for all the tumble of her experiences, she still had hope. Maybe this next time would do the trick. Or maybe not. But unless you stepped into the game, you would never know.”
― Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby
― W.G. Sebald
“Don’t go into Mr. McGregor’s garden: your Father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor.”
– Beatrix Potter, (1866 – 1943) English author “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
― Emily Dickinson
– Saul Bellow Henderson The Rain King, ch.3.
“Time and again the sun sets like a bedimming curtain before my eyes, taking with it all illumination, warmth, and colour. I am overwhelmed by night and the monsters that lurk in shadows of despair. But alas, stars twinkle from afar, shedding the tiniest rays of lighted hope. I am reminded that the sun also rises, and that morning’s glory shall restore beauty to my world. The realization of this dream is only a matter of waiting out the dreary night. So, I shall persevere.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich
– Erich Fromm
Real grief is not healed by time.
If time does anything, it deepens our grief.
The longer we live, the more fully we become aware of who she was for us,
and the more intimately we experience what her love meant to us.
Real, deep love is, as you know, very unobtrusive,
seemingly easy and obvious, and so present that we take it for granted.
Therefore, it is only in retrospect—or better, in memory—
that we fully realize its power and depth.
Yes, indeed, love often makes itself visible in pain.
~ Henri Nouwen
To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee,
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.”
― Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems
Theory 6: When a cat is dropped, it always lands on its feet. When toast is dropped, it always lands with the buttered side facing down. Thus, if buttered toast is strapped to the back of a dropped cat, the two will hover, spinning inches above the ground.
foto – striped cat from next door jan 2011
The Old Bark Hut
The old horse answered the touch of his hand
And galloped away from the door;
He seemed to know ‘twas a journey for life
Well, he’d done such journeys before.
"Curiosities in Proverbs: A Collection of Unusual Adages, Maxims, Aphorisms, Phrases and Other …"
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
foto – raleigh front paddock 2010
In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past
sites 2c http://www.motherlandnigeria.com/proverbs.html#Cooperation
foto – xmas gifts in bello dec 09
"I long to put the experience of fifty years at once into your young lives, to give you at once the key of that treasure chamber every gem of which has cost me tears and struggles and prayers, but you must work for these inward treasures yourself."
foto – lynne sanders maroubra 1950
Harriet Beecher Stowe
"The fakir upon his bed of nails is happier than is that
Toughness of hide could blunt more ills,
Than can be dodged or fought,
The lesson is well taught.
And happiness, pivoted elate
On peace of mind, health, sleep,
Food kindered, good support like that
Knows to where wounds can creep
Or suddenly sink deep."
Robert D Fitzgerald. “Glad World”
This is a proverb of fable origin.
An ass seeing his master pet a little lap-dog and hold it in his lap desired the same treatment, so broke his halter, rushed into the house and began to prance and kick and at last tried to sit in his master’s lap in order that he might re ceive the same sort of caress that was given the lap-dog. For his trouble the ass received only a sound beating.
The fable and proverb teach that not all are born with like endowment of characteristics. It was used with reference to those who try to emulate those above them and become involved in difficulty for their pains.
"Moral significance of animals as indicated in Greek proverbs"
foto- coldstream backyard nov 09
Hindu saint and mystic, Kabir,
I laugh when I hear that the fish
In the water is thirsty
You wander restlessly from the forest
while the Reality
Is within your own dwelling.
The truth is here! Go where you will.
foto – under the hills hoist in ulmarra 2009.