Category Archives: MEETINGS.

He is wonderful and strange and who knows how old he is, he thought. Never have I had such a strong fish nor one who acted so strangely.


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People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.

 Soren Kierkegaard

You call it madness, but I call it love.

Don Byas


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“Destiny is usually just around the corner. Like a thief, a hooker, or a lottery vendor: its three most common personifications. But what destiny does not do is home visits. You have to go for it.”
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

There is no greater power on this earth than story.”

― Libba Bray, The Diviners

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Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts.

-Salman Rushdie


A nation will fall when there is no direction, but with many advisers there is victory.Proverbs 11:14

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“ When God wills, it rains with every wind." — Which signifies, that every thing is directed by the will of God.

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Give me a comrade who will weep with me — one who laughs with me I can easily find for myself.

"National proverbs: Serbia"


Among those who stand, do not sit; among those who sit, do not stand. Among those who laugh, do not weep; among those who weep, do not laugh. Jewish Proverb

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Tree leans on tree in the forest and man on man in national life.

"National proverbs: Serbia"


Each swipe of the dish-sponge is anger or regret,
choices have consequences, consequences constrict
to the tightness of skin on a fruit, this feijoa
I slice into, savagely, and stop. Pineapple-scented.
The soft, fragrant jelly within.


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Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. Anais Nin.

"Proverb lore; many sayings, wise or otherwise, on many subjects, gleaned from many sources"

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To meet an old friend is as the delightfulness of rain after drought


He who travels alone tells lies

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Old men who have loved young company have been of long life. Bacon.

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A person needs at intervals to separate himself from family and companions and go to new places. He must go without his familiars in order to be open to influences, to change.

Katharine Butler Hathaway

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To meet an old friend in a distant country is like the delight of rain after a long drought. (Chinese).

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There’s my thoom, I’ll ne’er beguile thee. (Scotch).

"It was an old custom in Scotland, when lovers plighted their troth, to lick the thumbs of each other’s right hands, which they pressed together and vowed fidelity." Andrew Cheviot.