Category Archives: SIGNS, VISIONS AND INDICATORS

I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone. ― Rainer Maria Rilke

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“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” 

Roald Dahl

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Longevity-and sanity. Eccentric old ladies on Harleys I can deal with. Alison Larkin, The English American

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Whereas the health of an individual depends on the ego’s regular descent and return to and from the unconscious, a society’s longevity depends on actual people journeying into the unknown and returning with ideas.


― Dan Harmon

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“After a cup of tea (two spoonsful for each cup, and don’t let it stand more than three minutes,) it says to the brain, “Now, rise, and show your strength. Be eloquent, and deep, and tender; see, with a clear eye, into Nature and into life; spread your white wings of quivering thought, and soar, a god-like spirit, over the whirling world beneath you, up through long lanes of flaming stars to the gates of eternity!” 


― Jerome K. JeromeThree Men in a Boat

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”  ― Mark Twain

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Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of toast and tea

T.S. Eliot

http://gardenpartyteas.com/blog/tea-poems-and-quotes/

He talked with more claret than clarity.

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“How do I feel today? I feel as unfit as an unfiddle,
And it is the result of a certain turbulence in the mind and an uncertain burbulence in the middle.
What was it, anyway, that angry thing that flew at me?
I am unused to banshees crying Boo at me.
Your wife can’t be a banshee—
Or can she?”

― Ogden Nash, Private Dining-room and Other New Verses

When sea-gulls fly to land, a storm is at hand.

http://www.cmos.ca/weatherlore.html

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“The wind blustered in from the sea, setting the horses’ manes streaming sideways, and the gulls wheeled mewing against the blue-and-grey tumble of the sky; and Aquila, riding a little aside from the rest as usual, caught for a moment from the wind and the gulls and the wet sand and the living, leaping power of the young red mare under him, something of the joy of simply being alive that he had taken for granted in the old days.”

― Rosemary Sutcliff, The Lantern Bearers

I am a fugitive and a vagabond, a sojourner seeking signs.

― Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

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“And I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking to animals. That a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered. But most of all, I learned that life is about sitting on benches next to ancient creeks with my hand on her knee and sometimes, on good days, for falling in love.”

― Nicholas Sparks

I have been in Sorrow’s kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows, with a harp and sword in my hands. Zora Neale Hurston

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"The way one eats is the way one works."

Czechoslovakia

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Creole Proverb: The sea breeze blows the pelican where he wants to go.

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http://www.emsah.uq.edu.au/awsr/new_site/awbr_archive/147/Cobby.htm

I drive out to Amoonguna to tell the family he is right

I sit down with his Aunty, round the campfire, in the night

I ask her to explain the pelicans and the meaning of the sign

She laughs and whispers ‘Arrangkwe. 

just 2 pelicans in the sky!’

Ali Cobby Eckermann. little bit long time. Australian Poetry Centre, Balclava, 2009.

An Incisive Indigenous Voice

foto – pelican at iluka december 2009