“‘Beyond the Wild Wood comes the Wide World,’ said the Rat. ‘And that’s something that doesn’t matter, either to you or me. I’ve never been there, and I’m never going, nor you either, if you’ve got any sense at all.'”
– Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
“Alice:How long is forever?
White Rabbit:Sometimes, just one second.”
― Habeeb Akande
If you can’t bite, better not show your teeth.
Lakota Instructions for Living
Friend do it this way – that is,
whatever you do in life,
do the very best you can
with both your heart and mind.
And if you do it that way,
the Power Of The Universe
will come to your assistance,
if your heart and mind are in Unity.
When one sits in the Hoop Of The People,
one must be responsible because
All of Creation is related.
And the hurt of one is the hurt of all.
And the honor of one is the honor of all.
And whatever we do effects everything in the universe.
If you do it that way – that is,
if you truly join your heart and mind
as One – whatever you ask for,
that’s the Way It’s Going To Be.
passed down from White Buffalo Calf Woman
foto- burril lake 2010
“ When God wills, it rains with every wind." — Which signifies, that every thing is directed by the will of God.
foto – fender bass at carool 2008 ilnam winery with izzy foreal.
He who asks does not go wrong, but his secret is dug up.
The first part of this proverb is very commonly used by itself with the meaning, " Always ask if you are in doubt."
The meaning, as it stands, is — before you ask for information be quite sure that it will not give away your object, i.e. if you wish to conceal it.
foto – izzy foreal armidale 2008
I need not shout my faith. Thrice eloquent
Are quiet trees and the green listening sod;
Hushed are the stars, whose power is never spent;
The hills are mute: yet how they speak of God!
1877-1949, written in 1902
foto – waterfall way from armidale to bellingen nov 09
as the bell clinks, so the fool thinks or as the fool thinks, so the bell clinks
A foolish person believes what he desires. The tale says that when Dick Whittington ran away from his master, and had got as far as Highgate Hill, he was hungry, tired and wished to return. The bells of St Mary-le-Bow began to ring, and Whittington fancied they said: ‘Turn again, Whittington, lord mayor of London.’ The bells clinked in response to the boy’s thoughts.
foto – bell from jack-a-dandy ulmarra. 2009