Category Archives: LIVING SKILLS

We should put the emphasis on the rediscovery of our own individual clown, the one that has grown-up within us and which society does not allow us to express. Jacques Lecoq

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The genius of clowning is transforming the little, everyday annoyances, not only overcoming, but actually transforming them into something strange and terrific. it is the power to extract mirth out of nothing and less than nothing.

“Grock” Karl Adrie

http://www.silentclown.com/inspirations.htm

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TERRY BRENNAN

Fear of Clowns

Over summer the circus came again to the Regatta Grounds

and all up and down in clear view of highway intersections

half-a-dozen huge jumping-castle sized inflated clowns

were blown up ridiculously and roped down in various front yards.

Six metres tall, with orange hair, the pink nose, big eyes and luber lips

and bobbing blue hats taller than the brick veneer and carport.

Sitting squat and wiggling in the wind like silly super-sized toddlers,

with their grimacing gigantic gargantuan gobs.

Coulrophobia is a ‘fear of clowns’, and arguably it’s well-founded.

I don’t know how Hobart Coulrophobiasts cope

when the circus comes to town and flogs its bill.

There’s no road out of town safe from the grease-paint monsters.

One Sunday morning when the winds really gusted up

I saw one of these jumping-castle clowns jump its fence.

It bounced like a nightmare nursery rhyme ball, its ropes dangling,

all the way over a six-lane highway to finish stupefied against a cyclone fence.

 

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From his brimstone bed at break of dayA walking the Devil is gone,To visit his snug little farm the earth,And see how his stock goes on. SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE, The Devil’s Thought

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Ageni eri na karirui kao

Two guests love a different song.

When you receive two visitors at the same time, you cannot treat them in the same manner, because they have different tastes.

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Do not yell “dinner” until your knife is in the loaf.

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In truth a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by the memories you share, by the commitment of time, caring, and love you show to one another, and by the hopes for the future you have as individuals and as a unit.

MARGE KENNEDY, The Single Parent Family

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Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.

~ West African

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

 

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“The Gods did not count time spent fishing in the hours of a man’s life.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman: Endless Nights

I’m just trying to outrun a broken heart, which is nothing to sneeze at, for a broken heart breaks a person.”

― Sarah Hina, Plum Blossoms in Paris

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WHENEVER I WENT OUT TO PLAY, MY MOTHER WANTED TO KNOW EXACTLY WHERE I WAS GOING TO BE

When I’d come in, she’d call me into her bedroom, take me in her arms, and cover me with kisses. She’d stroke my hair and say, ‘I love you so much,’ and when I sneezed she’d say, ‘Bless you, you know how much I love you, don’t you?’ and when I got up for a tissue she’d say, ‘Let me get that for you I love you so much,’ and when I looked for a pen to do my homework she’d say, ‘Use mine, anything for you,’ and when I had an itch on my leg she’d say, ‘Is this the spot, let me hug you,’ and when I said I was going up to my room she’d call after me, ‘What can I do for you I love you so much,’ and I always wanted to say, but never said: Love me less.”

― Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”

– Miriam Beard

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“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

Louis Armstrong: I don’t let my mouth say nothin’ my head can’t stand.

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Its not restricted by elements of weather,
Nor hindered by boundaries of time.
It can’t be bought sold or tied with tether,
It’s no more yours than it is mine.
The weight of its cargo is boundless,
So for the want of a suitable epitaph
Try unstoppable, necessary and priceless,
The grand old Bush Telegraph.

© Ron Wilson

http://bushroots.com/wp/2009/03/the-bush-telegraph/

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http://www.abc.net.au/rural/telegraph/poetry/default.htm

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Take it easy, you’ll speed better.

"A collection of Gaelic proverbs and familiar phrases : based on Macintosh’s collection"

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At Ease

Most wounds can Time repair;
But some are mortal  – these:
For a broken heart there is no balm,

No cure for a heart at ease –
At ease, but cold as stone,
Though the intellect spin on,
And the feat and practiced face may show

Nought of the life that is gone;
But smiles, as by habit taught;
And sighs, as by custom led;

And the soul within is safe from damnation,
Since it is dead.
Walter de la Mare

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