Category Archives: SOLUTIONS

“I owe my first inkling of the problem of infinity to a large biscuit tin that was a source of vertiginous mystery during my childhood.” Jorge Luis Borges

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“In Britain, a cup of tea is the answer to every problem.
Fallen off your bicycle? Nice cup of tea.
Your house has been destroyed by a meteorite? Nice cup of tea and a biscuit.
Your entire family has been eaten by a Tyrannosaurus Rex that has travelled through a space/time portal? Nice cup of tea and a piece of cake. Possibly a savoury option would be welcome here too, for example a Scotch egg or a sausage roll.”
David Walliams, Mr Stink

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Aunt Lorna kisses into space near your ear, not on your face. I don’t call that kissing I call that missing.

 

 

 

Honey Sandwich by Elizabeth Honey.  Allen & Unwin, 1993.

http://ozpoemaday.wordpress.com/tag/elizabeth-honey/IMG_20140112_184040

 

foto – musicians at the URUNGA SURF LIFESAVING CLUB FUNDRAISER in January 2014.

 

Instead of putting your sandwich in a Ziploc bag, why don’t you use my t-shirt? It’s sweaty and will keep the bread moist.
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― Jarod Kintz, If you bring the booze and food, I’ll bring the thirst and hunger

When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile. Steve Maraboli.

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The Teapot, Serene and Genteel

The very sight of a teapot puts a smile on the face of most people. One cannot help but  think of more serene and genteel times. From a whimsical child’s teapot to an elegant English Teapot, to collectible teapots that adorn some homes,
they are a subtle reminder of all that is good in this world.

~Barbara Roberts  (This is me enjoying my 15 minutes of fame!)

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

“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/

“It’s never too late – in fiction or in life – to revise.”

~ Nancy Thayer

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Helen Fielding

I do think New Year’s resolutions can’t technically be expected to begin on New Year’s Day, don’t you? Since, because it’s an extension of New Year’s Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system. Also dieting on New Year’s Day isn’t a good idea as you can’t eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second.

The way a donkey expresses gratitude is by giving someone a bunch of kicks.

http://quotations.about.com/od/proverbs/a/swahilipro.htm

 

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If a donkey kicks you and you kick back, you are both donkeys.

(Gambia)

Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address.

~Lane Olinghouse

http://www.gadel.info/2011/07/temptation-quotes-sayings-and-proverbs.html

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“Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things… I am tempted to think… there are no little things.”

Bruce Barton

You cannot escape so easily, Dragon. It is not done between us. It will not be done until the end of time.

― Robert Jordan, The Eye of the World

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“Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.”

“I have learned to accept myself and rest in the fact that I am not defined by a scale or by someone else’s expectations or by my past (and future) failures. Instead, I am defined by my loving heavenly Father, who declares me perfect in His sight and reminds me daily that I am limited only by my own perceptions. So I just need to stop giving so much attention and power to my fears and, instead, simply agree with what He already sees.” ―

Michelle Aguilar, Becoming Fearless: My Ongoing Journey of Learning to Trust God

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It’s important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don’t necessarily nurture the soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal’s rhythm of rest and activity.

Thomas Moore (1779 – 1852)

No individual is isolated. He who is sad, saddens others.”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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“There I was, cold, isolated and desperate for something I knew I couldn’t have.
A solution. A remedy. Anything.

…I hated it. Alone and confused was the last place I wanted to be.
Somehow I knew I deserved this.”

― Brian Krans, A Constant Suicide

There is certainly a satisfaction and dignity to be gained in coming to terms with the mistakes one has made in the course of one’s life”

― Kazuo Ishiguro, An Artist of the Floating World

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Every man has his dignity. I’m willing to forget mine, but at my own discretion and not when someone else tells me to.

Denis Diderot

For parlour use, the vague generality is a life saver.

George Ade

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“Most humbling of all is to comprehend the lifesaving gift that your pit crew of people has been for you, and all the experiences you have shared, the journeys together, the collaborations, births and deaths, divorces, rehab, and vacations, the solidarity you have shown one another. Every so often you realize that without all of them, your life would be barren and pathetic. It would be Death of a Salesman, though with e-mail and texting.”

― Anne Lamott, Help Thanks Wow: Three Essential Prayers

“ This thumb" refers to the vulgar Kashmiri custom of holding up the thumb as an answer in the negative, when asked if there is anything in the house.

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The seeking for one thing will find another.
Irish.

foto – raleigh 2010 april.