Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.
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In making your escape, where is it you’re going to?
Do you plan to creep back in here where you emerged from?
Opening her robe to expose her virgina, a mother confronts her son who had fled from a battle.
Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux
When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose: what a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page.
― Benny Bellamacina, Philosophical Uplifting Quotes and Poems
Travelling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” –
—Yves Saint Laurent
The longer I live the more I mistrust
theatricality, the false glamour cast
by performance, the more I know its poverty beside
the truths we are salvaging from
the splitting-open of our lives.
-from “Transcendental Etude” ‘
― Adrienne Rich, The Dream of a Common Language: Poems 1974-1977
“Don’t allow your pride to push you away from those who truly care for you just because you are going through a rough patch in life. That’s exactly when you need them with you the most.”
― Ramona Matta
“They stared at each other, wanting each other, drawn to each other, but their silent shout of love went unheard in the roar of misunderstanding, and the clatter of culturally ingrained beliefs.”
― Jean M. Auel, The Mammoth Hunters
― Frida Kahlo
Sky is too high to fly to, the ground is too hard to get in.
“Things get bad for all of us, almost continually, and what we do under the constant stress reveals who/what we are.”
― Charles Bukowski, What Matters Most is How Well You Walk Through the Fire
― Janette Oke, Love Comes Softly
“He promised us that everything would be okay. I was a child, but I knew that everything would not be okay. That did not make my father a liar. It made him my father.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
"Eastern Proverbs and Emblems Illustrating Old Truths"
Andrew Lansdown 2006
Your mother once told me, “Life will toughen him up soon enough. Your job is to keep him tender.”’ He looked out the shed door, then back at Colyn. ‘So leave the fox cubs to me, son. Don’t be in too much of a hurry to have a grown-up heart.’
foto – kitten hunting in raleigh 2010
Rain from Nowhere
Well he cried and laughed and shook his head then put the truck in gear,
Shut his eyes and hugged his dad in a vision that was clear,
Dropped the cattle at the yards, put the truck away
Filled the troughs the best he could and fed his last ten bales of hay.
Then he strode towards the homestead, shoulders back and head held high,
He still knew the road was tough but there was purpose in his eye.
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foto – ulmarra paddock new year’s eve 2009/10