Ali Cobby Eckermann
she sits on a rocky ledge
overlooking frog song
puncturing a choked river
it is only here native birds sing
their evening lullaby
echoed between red banks
overgrown with weeds
it’s like life slips away in the evening
a resounding of Salientia castanets
soon to fall silent
like flaking moss
she listens for earth song
under the algae and foreign reeds
and just as darkness falls
a fish jumps rippling memory
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Saturday 28 November 1925
The past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future. – Marilyn Ferguson –
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― Zadie Smith, On Be
A shot to kill the pain. A pill to drain the shame. A purge to end the gain. A cut to break the vein. A smoke to ease the crave. A drink to win the game. An addiction is an addiction because it all hurts the same.
– Ayn Rand (1905-1982)
- “How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.”
- Anais Nin (1903-1977)
“It is hard work to control the workings of inclination and turn the bent of nature; but that it may be done, I know from experience. God has given us, in a measure, the power to make our own fate: and when our energies seem to demand a sustenance they cannot get–when our will strains after a path we may not follow–we need neither starve from inanition, not stand still in despair: we have but to seek another nourishment for the mind, as strong as the forbidden fruit it longed to taste–and perhaps purer; and to hew out for the adventurous foot a road as direct and broad as the one Fortune has blocked up against us, if rougher than it.”
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
My father said being an artist is the shortest road to the poor house , claiming “real” work is something you don’t like. I ignored him through oppositional behaviour, later reasoning that only an idiot sets out to find the poor house , not to mention devote himself to something he does not love. Instead, I discovered an interesting back road to the unknown , and deliberately without a safety net.”
― Russell Chatham
― Katina Ferguson
Do your work,then step back.The only path to serenity.
The Trembling of the Veil” ― W.B. Yeats
The sea fills my ear
with sand and with fear.
You may wash out the sand,
but never the sound
of the ghost of the sea
that is haunting me.”
― Ted Hughes, The Mermaid’s Purse: poems by Ted Hughes
“I want my girls to see their relationship with me as a place of refuge, a place they can retreat to for honesty, unconditional love, and support. I want to teach them and have them trust me, not fear me. I want to preserve the gentle souls that I see in them.”
― Hilary Flower, Adventures in Gentle Discipline: A Parent-to-Parent Guide
― David Almond, My Name is Mina
“I don’t know if tea really helps when one feels precarious, but it does give one something warm to hold on to. A kitten would work just as well, but we don’t have one at the moment. They will grow into cats.”
― Joanna Bourne, My Lord and Spymaster
― Heraclitus, Fragments
“The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you
Don’t go back to sleep!
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep!
People are going back and forth
across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,
The door is round and open
Don’t go back to sleep!”
― Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale
“But you see," said Roark quietly, "I have, let’s say, sixty years to live. Most of that time will be spent working. I’ve chosen the work I want to do. If I find no joy in it, then I’m only condemning myself to sixty years of torture. And I can find the joy only if I do my work in the best way possible to me. But the best is a matter of standards—and I set my own standards. I inherit nothing. I stand at the end of no tradition. I may, perhaps, stand at the beginning of one.”
― Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
One who walks slowly and softly.
If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle — absolute busyness — then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy — and without consciousness.
All change is not growth; as all movement is not forward.
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foto – izzy foreal mowing ulmarrian lawns dec 09
"The way one eats is the way one works."
foto – ulmarra kitchen dec 2009
if encouragement be given to a vulgar individual to joke or take liberties with another in private, be would repeat them in public so as to occasion him pain and confusion.
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Every week has its holiday.
foto – ilnam estate winery april 09.