“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
Honey Sandwich by Elizabeth Honey. Allen & Unwin, 1993.
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.
― Jarod Kintz, If you bring the booze and food, I’ll bring the thirst and hunger
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!)
Captivity is the greatest of all evils that can befall one.
~ Nancy Thayer
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.
If a donkey kicks you and you kick back, you are both donkeys.
“Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things… I am tempted to think… there are no little things.”
― Robert Jordan, The Eye of the World
“Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.”
Michelle Aguilar, Becoming Fearless: My Ongoing Journey of Learning to Trust God
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)
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“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
― Kazuo Ishiguro, An Artist of the Floating World
Every man has his dignity. I’m willing to forget mine, but at my own discretion and not when someone else tells me to.
“Our shoes carry our body, so we polish them; our body carries our soul, so we clean the body, but, what about our soul?”
― Rahul Rampal
“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
― Albert Einstein
“Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.”
― Tina Fey, Bossypants
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The seeking for one thing will find another.
foto – raleigh 2010 april.
To squeeze an eel too hard is the way to lose it. Fr.
foto – coffs harbour hospital maternity ward