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Recognize others, be recognized, help others, be helped; such is a family relationship.

‘Ike aku, ‘ike mai, kokua aku kokua mai; pela iho la ka nohana ‘ohana.

Many native Hawaiians live with their extended family and family is the most important part of life for them. This saying teaches why they should put family first…In the Ohana or family, you know others and they know you, you help others and know you will be helped if there is anything you need.

http://www.k12.hi.us/~waianaeh/waianhi/olelo.html

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ALI COBBY ECKERMANN

My heart is Round ready to echo the music of my

family but the Square

within me remains

 

The Square stops me in my entirety. 

Poverty is in want of much, avarice of everything.

http://masterrussian.com/proverbs/russian_proverbs.htm

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As we became subjects of King Alcohol, shivering denizens of his mad realm, the chilling vapour that is loneliness settled down. It thickened, ever becoming blacker. Some of us sought out sordid places, hoping to find understanding companionship and approval. Momentarily we did — then would come oblivion and the awful awakening to face the hideous Four Horsemen — Terror, Bewilderment, Frustration, Despair.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, The Big Book

 

Why did the mushroom go to the party? Because he’s a fungi!

One Direction, One Direction: Forever Young: Our Official X Factor Story

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“There was nothing wrong with being a homebody. There was nothing wrong with not wanting – not needing – the constant jostle and noise of a party or bar or… whatever.”

― Charles de Lint, Jack of Kinrowan: Jack the Giant-Killer and Drink Down the Moon

All our discontents about what we want appeared to me to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.

― Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe

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“No utopia can ever give satisfaction to everyone, all the time. As their material conditions improve, men raise their sights and become discontented with power and possessions that once would have seemed beyond their wildest dreams. And even when the external world has granted all it can, there still remain the searchings of the mind and the longings of the heart.”

Arthur C. Clarke, Childhood’s End

Italian proverb. " Home, my own home, tiny though thou be, to me thou seemest an abbey."

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Covetousness brings nothing home. 

 

"A collection of the proverbs of all nations"

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FROM

Aboriginal poems and poetry

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My Want Today

Here I am today

Some new ways learned

To try and stay calm

And not crash and burn

Still ways to go

To improve my life

And not pick up a beer

It’ll surely lead to strife

Sit back, take a breath

Something I’ve never done

Learning not to stress

A new life has begun

I’ll go and throw a line

It’s a beautiful day

The breeze in my face

Bad memories fade away

It’s comin’ on dark

I didn’t know the time

Home to cook a feed

And settle for the night

My want for the day

Is embedded in my heart

Don’t stuff up the day


Tomorrow’s a new start.

THANKS TO B Robertson, Oolong House, Nowra, NSW

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foto – coldstream street ulmarra 2009.