Time flies like an arrow.
“I remember one time, back in the day, I was at his [Bill Ward] house and he said, ‘Oh, ’ello Ozzy. You’ll never guess what? I’ve just come out of a coma.’
‘What d’you mean, a coma? That’s one stage removed from being dead. You know that, don’t you, Bill?’
‘All I know is I went to bed on Friday, and now it’s Tuesday, and I only just woke up. That’s a coma, isn’t it?’
‘No, that’s taking too many drugs and drinking too much cider and sleeping for three days in a row, you d**k.’”
~ Ozzy Osbourne, I am Ozzy
It’s a good (or brilliant) bright moonlight night tonight.
“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.”
― Deng Ming-Dao, Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony
The history of a nation is not in parliaments or battlefields, but in what the people say to each other on fair days and high days, and in how they farm and quarrel and go on pilgrimage.” Wm. B. Yeats
Do not be like the cat who wanted a fish but was afraid to get his paws wet.
– William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
“Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain’t so; it is the sickening grammar that they use.”– Mark Twain
“I sit here
a series of
and large defeats
and I am as
as any other
I have gotten
from there to
without committing murder
having ended up in the
as I drink alone
my soul despite all the past
thanks all the gods
who were not
― Charles Bukowski, The People Look Like Flowers at Last
― Aaron Goldfarb, How to Fail: The Self-Hurt Guide
“(He took a drink of the juice and cursed.)
What is this shit? Poison? (Syn)
You can’t live on alcohol. (Nykyrian)
Wanna bet? (Syn)
Wanna die? Drink it and quit bitching. (Nykyrian)
You know, you’re a little hairy to be my mother. (Syn)”
― Sherrilyn Kenyon, Born of Night
Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony
“I’m not stupid. I know exactly what’s going on, and I’m not fighting it. If I have to go through this, I will glean from it any small benefit I can receive. I will not fight this. Bring it on. Bring on the cure. Bring on the fucking happy. I’m committed.”
Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls
― Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis
A fight is like a fire. You think you have it under control, you think you can stop it whenever you want, but before you know it, it’s living, breathing thing and there’s no controlling it and you were a fool to think you could.”
Jenny Han, We’ll Always Have Summer
CONTROVERSY BETWEEN TWO MEN ON THE RELATIVE VALUE OF EDUCATION AND MONEY By Momoru Duclay
Affirmative. Money is fine. It pass book sense. Negative. Book sense is fine. It pass money.
Affirmative. Money is fine and I live to go and find my money. Negative. Book sense is fine and pass the money; that is why I go and find book sense. Because book sense is property for the prophets. Money be property for Pharaoh in this world.
foto – altar in raleigh 2010
THE GATHERING LIGHT
Time whistles around us, an invisible
flood tide that I let go
while I take in what I have done.
It wasn’t a fight, I was drawn to this moment.
The physical world drains away
into a golden calm.
foto – hall stand with jug and bowl from kerrie nov 09
The Ferrets Are Fighting
The ferrets are fighting; the fur’s being flung.
As scathing and biting as a mother-in-law’s tongue.
foto – bilambil sports club 2008.
Friends are good on the day of battle.
Today drunk, to-morrow on water.