Category Archives: NEW BEGINNINGS

They’re letting strangers saunter through. the measure of my life. Geoff Page.

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“. . .sometimes one feels freer speaking to a stranger than to people one knows. Why is that?”
“Probably because a stranger sees us the way we are, not as he wishes to think we are.”
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

When God sends the dawn he sends it for all. Don Quixote.

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Emma Goldman :

[Anarchism] is the philosophy of the sovereignty of the individual. It is the theory of social harmony. It is the great, surging, living truth that is reconstructing the world, and that will usher in the Dawn.

[Emma Goldman (1869-1940), U.S. anarchist and author; born in Russia. Anarchism and Other Essays, 3rd rev. ed., ch. 1 (1917).]

They had never had one in the house before. The strangeness of it all. Like unleashing A lion, really. Poised To pounce. A puma. A panther. A black Bear.

Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. “Bronzeville Woman in a Red Hat.”0 0 0 picturefables00heyw_0079

“Emeth came walking forward into the open strip of grass between the bonfire and the Stable. His eyes were shining, his face was solemn, his hand was on his sword-hilt, and he carried his head high. Jill felt like crying when she looked at his face. And Jewel whispered in the King’s ear, “By the Lion’s Mane, I almost love this young warrior, Calormene though he be. He is worthy of a better god than Tash.”

― C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle

Naething sae crouse as a new washed louse.

” Spoken of them who have been ragged and dirty, and are proud and fond of new or clean clothes.” — Kelly.

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The new Era

The new era has begun.
This is an era of peace and prosperity, and light everywhere.
In each heart is hope, aspiration, a celestial desire to justify its own existence on this planet.
In this era of peace and content….. all have there own dreams and wishes…
And one day this age shall begin.
Where there shall be no losers but only winners.
One day each good heart shall be happy.
Each person will be born equal.
Each one shall have equal resources and none shall be considered to be greater than the other.
There shall be no bias of resources and opportunities.
And hence each one would get exactly that which he deserves.
What an age this would be …. Where god shall dwell in each good mans heart.

–Sagar Patil

A woman often walked In the garden all alone And when I passed along the linden-bordered road We almost talked.

Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918)

Annie

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Japanese poem by Lady Koshikibu from Ogura 100 poems (early 13th century)

大江山 いく野の道の 遠ければ まだふみもみず 天の橋立

“By Oe Mountain / The road to Ikuno is far away, / And neither have I beheld / Nor crossed its bridge of heaven. .” 

Let every one sweep before his own door.

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DEBORAH DIGGES.

I have loved the broom I took into my hands
and crossed the threshold to begin again,
whose straw I wore to nothing,
whose shaft I could use to straighten a tree, or break
across my knee to kindle the first winter fire,
or use to stir the fire

http://www.randomhouse.com/knopf/authors/digges/poem.html

Once a naked troglodyte, On a bitter Winter’s night, Sat and shivered in his cave the whole night through!

The Boon of Discontent by C J Dennis

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“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honour the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.

Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.

Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare.” 

― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

“The day will come when the cow will have use for her tail” – there are better days ahead.

 

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Liam Mac Conlomaire Proverbs

“The cow is milked from her head”–the food that is put under a cow’s head determines the amount of milk she will give. Metaphorically speaking, getting a good story (or milking) from someone by offering good food.

“It went where it was needed.”  In Ireland, it is believed that if a cow kicked over the milking can and spilled the milk, it was because the fairies wanted a drink.

 

http://conwaymilltrust.org/quotes-poems-proverbs-and-sayings/liam-mac-conlomaire-proverbs/

“Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person.”

Gerard Way

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If I were to choose the sights, the sounds, the fragrances I most would want to see and hear and smell–among all the delights of the open world–on a final day on earth, I think I would choose these: the clear, ethereal song of a white-throated sparrow singing at dawn; the smell of pine trees in the heat of the noon; the lonely calling of Canada geese; the sight of a dragon-fly glinting in the sunshine; the voice of a hermit thrush far in a darkening woods at evening; and–most spiritual and moving of sights–the white cathedral of a cumulus cloud floating serenely in the blue of the sky. 

Edwin Way Teale, “On a Final Day”

http://globalstewards.org/nature-animal-quotes.htm

 

How to Overthrow the System: brew your own beer; kick in your Tee Vee; kill your own beef; build your own cabin and piss off the front porch whenever you bloody well feel like it.

http://home.btconnect.com/tipiglen/abbeyqu.html

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“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self-interest. We address ourselves not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own necessities, but of their advantages”

― Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature & Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Vol 1

In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away

– shing xiong

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A bird may be known by its flight. (A person is know and judged by his actions or behaviour)

http://www.friends-partners.org/oldfriends/literature/russian-proverbs.html

Each truth you learn will be, for you, as new as if it had never been written.

Egyptian

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“Because here’s something else that’s weird but true: in the day-to day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And the compelling reason for maybe choosing some sort of god or spiritual-type thing to worship — be it JC or Allah, be it YHWH or the Wiccan Mother Goddess, or the Four Noble Truths, or some inviolable set of ethical principles — is that pretty much anything else you worship will eat you alive. If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough. It’s the truth. Worship your body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly. And when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally grieve you. On one level, we all know this stuff already. It’s been codified as myths, proverbs, clichés, epigrams, parables; the skeleton of every great story. The whole trick is keeping the truth up front in daily consciousness.”

― David Foster Wallace

Life is like a journey through the woods. Sometimes you’ve gotta chop down trees with an axe. Sometimes you’ve gotta bring a chainsaw. It is what it is.”

― Cleo and Francis

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It is from a small seed that the giant Iroko tree has its beginning.

http://www.motherlandnigeria.com/proverbs.html

When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him.

Ashanti Proverb

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“Adults follow paths. Children explore. Adults are content to walk the same way, hundreds of times, or thousands; perhaps it never occurs to adults to step off the paths, to creep beneath rhododendrons, to find the spaces between fences.”

― Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

With every rising of the sun Think of your life as just begun.

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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The Aboriginal Sunrise Ceremonies are very special to our people. It starts when the sky is black, beautiful black. When the sun’s yellow circle arrives, it turns the sky red. This is why the Aboriginal flag is half red, half black with a yellow circle in the middle. At the Sunrise Ceremony, I meditate and ask the Great Spirit for direction. My hands fill with electricity. I touch you and you feel it, too. I heal people this way. My Grandmother did that, too. I learned all about that when I was a young fellow. Umbarra, the Black Duck, is the special totem of our tribe, the Yuin. We learn to respect the elders who hand on the Law. The elders guard the Law and the Law guards the people. This is the Law that comes from the mountain. The mountain teaches the dreaming.

(c) Guboo Ted Thomas

http://www.indigiquotes.com/index.php/indigenous-quotes/our-ceremonies/53-the-aboriginal-sunrise-ceremonies-are-very-special-to-our-people

To select well among old things, is almost equal to inventing new ones.

Nicholas Charles Trublet

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When life knocks you to your knees, and it will, why, get up! If it knocks you to your knees again, as it will, well, isn`t that the best position from which to pray?”

― Ethel Barrymore

Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.”

― Albert Camus, Notebooks 1935-1942

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Those who make compassion an essential part of their lives find the joy of life. Kindness deepens the spirit and produces rewards that cannot be completely explained in words. It is an experience more powerful than words. To become acquainted with kindness one must be prepared to learn new things and feel new feelings. Kindness is more than a philosophy of the mind. It is a philosophy of the spirit.

Robert J. Furey