Category Archives: MANAGEABILITY

I once started out to walk around the world but ended up in Brooklyn, that Bridge was too much for me.”

― Lawrence Ferlinghetti, A Coney Island of the Mind

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My father worked at Coney Island. He had a concession on the boardwalk, where you knock over milk bottles with baseballs, which I could never do for my entire childhood. There was a tidal wave at Coney Island when I was a child. Ripped up the boardwalk and did about a million dollars worth of damage, houses and everything. The only thing left standing was those little milk bottles.

“Accept who you are; and revel in it.”

― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie

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“Creating simplicity often makes the heart leap; order has been restored, the crooked made straight. But order is understanding that things cannot be made simple, that complexity reigns and must be accepted.”
― Marina Warner

Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory. Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois


Two Years On

I want to write a poem about gardening,watering the veggie patch & how it reduces things down to a manageablesize. To write a poem about putting onanother load of washing, takingthe rubbish out, catching the bus home.I want to cut a word here & there:trimming flowers before arrangingthem in a vase. To write a poemabout yoga: feeling vulnerable, inflexible,briefly graceful. A poem that tells youto be gentle, that there is time.

© Elizabeth Allen

Let him who proposes to rob the tower first make the plan of it.

"Turkish Proverbs"

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To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.


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It is hard on a man when he has to choose.

"The proverbs of Wales: a collection of Welsh proverbs, with English Translations"


Manage with bread and salted butter until God brings something to eat with it.
Moroccan Proverb

foto – bellingen house on hill 2010

Every man’s doom returns to his door (comes home to him).

"An Old English Miscellany Containing a Bestiary, Kentish Sermons, Proverbs …"


Munyal deefan hayre. (Language: Fulfudle)

Avec beaucoup de patience on peut cuire même une pierre. (French translation)

Patience can cook a stone.

(English translation)

world of proverbs

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