Even if an ass goes travelling he'll not come home a horse.
The Mudgee Blockie
I am dust
as I sit and ponder
bereft of soul
for my soul is dancing in the wind with butterflies,
my soul is flashing silver backed gum leaves
in the sun
my soul is singing and sighing in river caves;
by Diane de St Hilaire Simmonds (c)
– Joan Benoit Samuelson
Without darkness, we may never know how bright the stars shine. Without battles, we could not know what victory feels like. Without adversity, we may never appreciate the abundance in our lives. Be thankful, not only for the easy times, but for every experience that has made you who you are.”
― Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Sing me a song, O Please!
A song of ships, and sailor men,
And parrots, and tropical trees,
Of islands lost in the Spanish Main
Which no man ever may find again,
Of fishes and corals under the waves,
And seahorses stabled in great green caves.
Sea Shell, Sea Shell,
Sing of the things you know so well.
“I sit here
a series of
and large defeats
and I am as
as any other
I have gotten
from there to
without committing murder
having ended up in the
as I drink alone
my soul despite all the past
thanks all the gods
who were not
― Charles Bukowski, The People Look Like Flowers at Last
Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums
“I tried to utter, but could not. The tongue had got all tangled up with the uvula, and the brain seemed paralyzed. I was feeling the same stunned feeling which, I imagine, Chichester Clam must have felt as the door of the potting shed slammed and he heard Boko starting to yodel without — a nightmare sensation of being but a helpless pawn in the hands of Fate.”
― P.G. Wodehouse
Let us do our duty in our shop or our kitchen, the market, the street, the office, the school, the home, just as faithfully as if we stood in the front rank of some great battle, and we knew that victory for mankind depended on our bravery, strength, and skill. When we do that, the humblest of us will be serving in that great army which achieves the welfare of the world.
Pamela Clare, Breaking Point
“Remember who you are. When you encounter things you think you can’t deal with, remember all the things you have dealt with before. Remember all your triumphs and all the times you overcame defeat. Remember who you are and use that strength to raise your head high, win or lose”
Victory, union, faith, identity, time,
The indissoluble compacts, riches, mystery,
Eternal progress, the kosmos, and the modern reports.
This, then, is life;
Here is what has come to the surface after so many throes and
How curious! how real!
foto – scoob and bali