Category Archives: THE SPIRIT

I’ve no spade to follow men like them’ Seamus Heaney

 

http://www.australianpoetry.org/2013/10/09/so-there-will-now-be-silence-when-we-call-seamus-heaneys-name/
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“Call a jack a jack. Call a spade a spade. But always call a whore a lady. Their lives are hard enough, and it never hurts to be polite.”

― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

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MAKING A GARDEN

‘Tis time to go with spade and hoe

Into the yard to toil.

The shattered sash and other trash

Help fertilise the soil.

The broken glass which we amass

Ere springtime makes its bow

Will come in fine, as I opine.

For good top dressing now.

1912 ‘MAKING A GARDEN.’, Camperdown Chronicle (Vic. : 1877 – 1954), 13 August, p. 5 Supplement: Unknown, viewed 25 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article26122726

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空手把鉏頭         Empty-handed I go and yet the spade is in my hands;

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And those who ride on the Border side, Albeit they like him not, They know his mettle has oft been tried Where blows were thick and hot.

The Feud: A Border Ballad

by Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833 – 1870)

Australian writer

http://alldownunder.com/australian-authors/adam-lindsay-gordon/feud-a-border-ballad.htm

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Let us all understand that death is not an eraser. It does not remove the deeds or the meanings that existed in anyone’s life. It does not make poor men rich or great men fallible. And when death comes, let us not romanticize its presence nor the person it takes from us. Let us see death for what it really is: a border that we all must cross; a border that, more than any other, defines the lives we are able to lead. Do not mourn for those who cross over. Rather, reflect on the definition they’ve left behind. It is the only truth we are able to know here on earth. When the definition is great, then celebrate it. When it is lacking, then learn from it and improve on it. And use it to make your own definition more truthful and loving and miraculous.

~Russell Andrews

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I turned away with a fixed intent And headed for Hawthorndell: I could neither eat in the splitters’ tent Nor drink at the splitters’ well.

Adam Lindsay Gordon

1833 – 1870

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Primeval forests! virgin sod! That Saxon has not ravish’d yet, Lo! peak on peak in stairways set— In stepping stairs that reach to God! Here we are free as sea or wind, For here are set Time’s snowy tents.

http://beachchairscientist.com/2012/06/08/100-ocean-quotes/

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.

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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

We cannot escape fear. We can only transform it into a companion that accompanies us on all our exciting adventures.

( Maddy and Jim heading to the Illawarra to buy a new car. )

Susan Jeffers

http://www.help-for.com/quotes.htm

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Corrie Ten Boom

Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a centre of fear.

 

 

Shooter Teton Sioux All birds, even those of the same species, are not alike, and it is the same with animals and with human beings. The reason WakanTanka does not make two birds, or animals, or human beings exactly alike is because each is placed here by WakanTanka to be an independent individuality and to rely upon itself.

http://www.ilhawaii.net/~stony/quotes.html

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“Who would deduce the dragonfly from the larva, the iris from the bud, the lawyer from the infant? …We are all shape-shifters and magical reinventors. Life is really a plural noun, a caravan of selves.”

― Diane Ackerman

They speak of my drinking, but never think of my thirst.

~Scottish Proverb

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“That’s what was wrong with drinking too much. You became immune to drunken delights. There was no solace in liquor. Before you got happy, you collapsed.”

― Richard Matheson, I am Legend and Other Stories

For you know that I myself am a labyrinth, where one easily gets lost.”

― Charles Perrault

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But love is blind and lovers cannot see The pretty follies that themselves commit; For if they could, Cupid himself would blush To see me thus transformed to a boy.

William Shakespeare

I admire people who are suited to the contemplative life. They can sit inside themselves like honey in a jar and just be. It’s wonderful to have someone like that around, you always feel you can count on them. You can go away and come back, you can change your mind and your hairdo and your politics, and when you get through doing all these upsetting things, you look around and there they are, just the way they were, just being. Elizabeth Janeway 1913-, American

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"Weave no more with soot and slime of your thought,
Like the spider, the web of rotten warp
While you are silent, His speech is your speech
While you weave not, He is the weaver"

Moulana Rumi

foto – izzy in the courtyard of the birthing unit at coffs hospital jan 2010

How can a donkey know what saffron is? Saffron is one of the most delicate and expensive seasonings. It is used to flavour rice. Expression refers to people’s stupidity.

Azerbaijan International

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“I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.”

Hamlin Garland.

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I shall dream delight Till our souls take flight. Mary Hannay Foott.

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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.

Sanskrit

foto – kathryn at kati b’s baby shower bellingen dec 2009

I desire Some sensual thing For the tongue To soothe the body. Lindsay Rabbit.

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When diet is wrong medicine is of no use.
When diet is correct medicine is of no need.
Ayurvedic

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