Jaya Savige: Surface to Air
To quit heroin you have to leave the country,
the novelist says with a wink.
I wonder what you would have made
of Europe. What I’d have made of junk.
I guess I’ve never truly understood
the romance of those ruins of the blood.
~ Lee Rainie
“The most successful social media experiments—whether spearheaded by one person, a group of individuals, a company, or an institution—invite you in, treat you as a friend, and make you feel at home. Look around, they say, and tell us how we can make things better; get to know us. Get involved and tell us what you think.”
~ Melinda Blau
They admit their mistakes, their weaknesses, and their concerns without fear of reprisal.”
― Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
We can do anything for one day. So, just for today, let us be unafraid of life, unafraid of death which is the shadow of life; unafraid to be happy to enjoy the beautiful, to believe the best.
Just for today let us live this one day only, forgetting yesterday and tomorrow, and not trying to solve the whole problem of life at once.
— Joseph Fort Newton
― Robert Frost
With a helper a thousand things are possible.
“Every path we take in life, we make the decision to pursue a dream. We travel the path of our dreams on a mental path of a narrow bridge; we must stay focused on our goal and not fear, lest we lose our balance of purpose and fall.”
― Ellen J. Barrier
― Louise Blaydon, The Time of the Singing
“How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in one’s culture but within oneself? If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox. One must live in the middle of contradiction, because if all contradiction were eliminated at once life would collapse. There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You continue to live them out, making your life a worthy expression of leaning into the light.”
― Barry Lopez
“I want my girls to see their relationship with me as a place of refuge, a place they can retreat to for honesty, unconditional love, and support. I want to teach them and have them trust me, not fear me. I want to preserve the gentle souls that I see in them.”
― Hilary Flower, Adventures in Gentle Discipline: A Parent-to-Parent Guide
When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone. It quickly moves back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front of it.
SITES 2c http://www.gavmag.com/poetry/fromgeese.htm
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But Today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore to this Day.
foto – kathryn at kati b’s baby shower bellingen dec 2009
Often I sit, looking back to a childhood
Mixt with the sights and the sounds of the wildwood,
Longing for power and the sweetness to fashion.
Lyrics with beats like the heart-beats of passion;
Songs interwoven of lights and of laughters
Borrowed from bell-birds in far forest rafters.
HENRY KENDALL BELLBIRDS.
foto – monique and kathryn at kati b’s baby shower in bello dec 2009
sites 2c – http://www.quotegarden.com/laughter.html
"A classified collection of Tamil proverbs"
To peal twenty-four skins off a fresh onion (is very difficult.) Said of one clever in criticisms. Old people say this about young people who are hypercritical.
foto – 1966 wiley park girls high school dance for 6th form