Category Archives: FOLLY

Time is wrinkling its nose & winking its eye.

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To follow foolish precedents and to wink 
with both our eyes, is easier than to think.
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“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in – forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ~Emerson

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“People tend to be generous when sharing their nonsense, fear, and ignorance. And while they seem quite eager to feed you their negativity, please remember that sometimes the diet we need to be on is a spiritual and emotional one. Be cautious with what you feed your mind and soul. Fuel yourself with positivity and let that fuel propel you into positive action.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“The chahuiztle is upon us!”

Sounds like a bad omen, right? Well, it is. Chahuiztle is the generic name for some parasites (especially fungi) that infest commercially important crops. The phrase implies that our problems are going from bad to worse and everything will soon go to hell. Some people misspell the phrase as “¡Ya nos cargó el chahuiztle!” which literally means “The chahuiztle is carrying us!” This second phrase is evidently wrong since fungi do not have arms to carry people around. There are, however, some creepy characters that can (metaphorically) carry us to our demise, like the infamous Coco or the Clown

13 phrases only Mexicans understand

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Never contend with one that is foolish, proud, positive, testy, or with a superior, or a clown, in matter of argument.

Thomas Fuller

Proverbs 10:8 ESV : The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.

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Language is an echo of our need to communicate, which is why it exists. I’ve never been interested in going totally beyond meaning, because there’s no point in writing. That’s not what poems are about, you might as well publish a leaf or a rock. But I am interested in the tensions you get when you go beyond conventionally expected meaning and come back again.   JOHN TRANTER. 

In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams. ~ Nigerian

http://afritorial.com/the-best-72-african-wise-proverbs/

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foto of the urunga footbridge in nsw australia at the mouth of the kalang and bellinger rivers into the pacific ocean

Gumbaynggirr

Gumbaynggirr by Travis Blair

“Gather round me children

There’s a story I’ll tell you,

A story about our heritage

A place where we go for a chew.

This place once looked so different

Mangrove trees and river gums,

An abundance of fishing

I encouraged friends to come.

We’d go fishing for Flathead

With our bottle lines and dough

Trying our skills not to tangle

Our lines but we’d have a go.

As we fished the sun shone

We shared our stories and dreams

Hoping our children would continue

Our tradition and what it means.

The white man thought it was better

Destroying my family’s sacred place

Removing all trees and making it a park

And calling it a “community space”.

How can it be a community space?

When the families have left

The place lonely and uninviting,

It hurts inside my chest.

How can my children learn about

Their culture and family?

The laws of survival, the Dreaming

And becoming more manly.

The white man they say “sorry”

yet I still feel sadness and sorrow

I have let down my ancestors

But yet we’ll still live with it tomorrow.
Read more: http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/arts/gumbaynggirr#ixzz2noeD48LI

In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and foolish build dams. ~Nigerian

http://www.squidoo.com/african-quotes-proverbs-and-sayings

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the jim affleck bridge

 

Bill Tibben

somewhere on the southern highlands

someone stole a bowral bulldozer

and hooned it north    screaming along

the lanes of a life movie in which he scripted

a police chase that could not catch him

and though he knows they’ll radio ahead

even at 160k there’s time to mentally rehearse

hollywood movie crash through stunts

 

the freeway curves toward a bridge

embankments trap the road spikes sprawl

swervedrive right through the cop all tyres blow

rollingcrashingover and over    and over    to a stop

he’s jumping clear escaping his own scene

abandoning  a silent living child

Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.

Thomas Huxley

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“That proves you are unusual,’ returned the Scarecrow; ‘and I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed.”

― L. Frank Baum, The Land Of Oz

It is a foolish sheep that makes the wolf its confessor.

Italian

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Cha nee tra ta’n cheyrrey gee yn ouw to cheet r’ee.

“It is not when the sheep eats the march-penny it tells a tale”

(literally, “it comes to her”)-

i.e., The result of evil-doing is not always apparent at first.

The ouw is a slow poison.

http://sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/fim/fim13.htm