Category Archives: GEOGRAPHICALS

“Thou shalt not submit thy god to market forces.” ― Terry Pratchett, Small Gods

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“In Mexico, dishes pile up in the sink just as fast as in the States, goddamn it.”

― Jason R. Koivu, Go Home, Oaxaca. You’re Drunk.


Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat.” – Jean-Paul Sartre


A boat doesn’t go forward if each one is rowing their own way.


The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise man grows it under his feet.”

James Oppenheim

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If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?

-Stephen Levine


The wind of God is always blowing… but you must hoist your sail. ― François Fénelon


“Paradise was always over there, a day’s sail away. But it’s a funny thing, escapism. You can go far and wide and you can keep moving on and on through places and years, but you never escape your own life. I, finally, knew where my life belonged. Home.”

― J. Maarten Troost, Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu


Digging potatoes is always an adventure, somewhat akin to fishing. There is forever the possibility that the next cast – or the next thrust of the digging fork – will turn up a clunker. Jerome Belanger


The Vegetable Air


Like the cockroach, the displaced

have crawled through the cracks

and selected for themselves

an agreeable niche.

A place to start from scratch.

They thrive in the vegetable air.

You wonder how you’ll survive,

unfit, unable to work.

Lacking the predatory skills,

you’ve stayed in the trees,

a dreamer, all your life,

even now wanting to believe

a change of scenery

will get you back on your feet.

A brief hiatus in the vegetable air.

foto – vegie garden in bilambil december 2008


"A darkness in the heart cannot be cured by moving the body to a different place."

Minbari Proverbs : BABYLON 5 -1995-98.


One foot cannot stand on two boats.

Farzad Sharifian


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foto – boats at brunswick heads dec 08


The qualities of a tree depend on those of the seed from which it sprung and those of a man on the company he keeps. (Persian).

The antiquity of proverbs


A tree often transplanted neither grows nor thrives" (Spanish)

foto – tree in bellingen church street 2009


Three rude ones of the world: a youngster mocking an old man, a healthy person mocking an invalid, a wise man mocking a fool.


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.


“If we don’t change our direction we’re likely to end up where we’re headed.” Chinese.

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I believed that Saturn was gone, but he squeaks in my hair. 

This reminds one of a European story about a hobgoblin which had been the torment of a family for a long time. At last the householder decided to remove to another house, hoping that the hobgoblin would remain where it was but ns he was going along the road to the new house with the last cart-load of his things rejoicing that he had left the goblin behind, it poked its head out of a bushel measure on the cart and said : " It seems that we two are moving to-day !" And this again re- minds one of the Tamil proverb : " Even if you go to Benares, your sin will follow you."

"A classified collection of Tamil proverbs"

foto – knoxing at point danger nsw/qld border. 2008


Deeds are fruits, words are but leaves.

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Changing Countries or Beds, cures neither a bad 
Manager, nor a Fever. 

"The prefaces, proverbs, and poems of Benjamin Franklin : originally printed in Poor Richard’s almanacs for 1733-1758"

foto – new quilt set forealty towers 09