Category Archives: WANTING AND WISHING : DESIRES.

In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” ― Robert Lynd

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I saw a navy blue bird

flying way above the sea

I walked on & I learned later

that this navy blue bird was me

I returned a paler blue bird

and this is the advice they gave me

“you must not try to be too pure

you must fly closer to the sea”

 Sinead O’Connor in “I do not want what I haven’t got”

http://www.astrolog.org/home/quotes.htm

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You thought, as a boy, that a mage is one who can do anything. So I thought once. So did we all. And the truth is at as a man’s real power grows and his knowledge widens, ever the way he can follow grows narrower: until at last he chooses nothing, but does only and wholly what he must do.

– Ursula K. LeGuin

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Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.”

― Dorothy Allison, Bastard Out of Carolina

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DAWN 1888The Dawn (Sydney, NSW : 1888 – 1905) , Tuesday 15 May 1888,

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The journey is part of the experience – an expression of the seriousness of one’s intent. One doesn’t take the A train to Mecca.”

― Anthony Bourdain, A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines

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“We allow ourselves to be blown by the winds because we do know what we want: our hearts know it, even if our thoughts are sometimes slow to follow- but in the end they do catch up with our hearts and then we think we have made a decision”

― Muhammad Asad, The Road to Mecca

He who is greedy is always in want

~ Horace

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“I experienced by observing my own body and my own soul that I sorely needed sin, sorely needed concupiscence, needed greed, vanity, and the most shameful despair to learn to stop resisting, to learn to love the world and stop comparing it to some world I only wished for and imagined, some sort of perfection I myself had dreamed up, but instead to let it be as it was and to love it and be happy to belong to it.”

― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like.” Lemony Snicket

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What do you want from me?" he asks.
What I want from every person in my life, I want to tell him.
More.”

Melina Marchetta, Jellicoe Road

No one need pray for either rain or death — both will surely come.

"National proverbs: Serbia"

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A Midsummer Noon in the Australian Forest

Charles Harpur

NOT a sound disturbs the air,

There is quiet everywhere;

Over plains and over woods

What a mighty stillness broods!

foto – gwydir highway nov 09 en route to armidale from grafton

If one cannot do as one wishes, one does as one can.

"National proverbs: Serbia"

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It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.

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http://www.special-dictionary.com/proverbs/keywords/wishes/3.htm

foto – izzy foreal and andrew hegedus at wide river cafe ulmarra 2009 november