― George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows
“First think of the person who lives in disguise,
Who deals in secrets and tells naught but lies.
Next, tell me what’s always the last thing to mend,
The middle of middle and the end of end?
And finally give me the sound often heard
During the search for a hard-to-find word.
Now string them together, and answer me this,
Which creature would you be unwilling to kiss?”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
― Flann O’Brien, At Swim-Two-Birds
Pooh had wandered into the Hundred Acre Wood, and was standing in front of what had once been Owl’s house. It didn’t look at all like a house now, it looked like a tree that had been blown down; and as soon as a house looks like that, it is time you tried to find another one.
― Timothy Pina
When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters–one represents danger and one represents opportunity.
Қасқырды қанша асырасаң да тауға қарап ұлиды.
(Qasqırdı qansha asırasaŋ da taūġa qarap uliydı.)
“He Sat in the window thinking. Man has a tropism for order. Keys in one pocket, change in the other. Mandolins are tuned G D A E. The physical world has a tropism for disorder, entropy. Man against Nature…the battle of the centuries. Keys yearn to mix with change. Mandolins strive to get out of tune. Every order has within it the germ of destruction. All order is doomed, yet the battle is worth while.”
― Nathanael West, Miss Lonelyhearts & The day of the locust
“Your cravings as a human animal do not become a prayer just because it is God whom you ask to attend to them.”
― Dag Hammarskjöld, Markings
Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat
|Lee Emmett, Australia
|WASH, WASH, WASH (Onomatopoeia)
swish, swish, swish
don’t you wish
you could whisk
away the dust
with just a brush
and in a flash
see a shimmer
and a glimmer
in the mirror
it’s such a rush
just flick the
COURAGE TO CHANGE – AL ANON.
When I "let go and let God" everything in my life is manageable!
It’s when I start "Edging God Out" that chaos enters…..
essence of recovery
Drunkenness is not the wine’s fault, but the man’s.
foto – ilnam estate winery carool
Glaziers, when carrying glass, have to walk carefully
and slowly. When they have got rid of their load they
make up for lost time
foto- coolangatta qld 2007 greenmount beach