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May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you and all your heart might desire.”

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Laughter is the language of the Gods.

Someday, I’ll take you to the top of a windmill and teach you to dream.

Lorraine Heath, Texas Glory

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“Of course, he carried it a bit too far. He thought that every windmill was a giant. That’s insane. But, thinking that they might be… Well, all the best minds used to think the world was flat. But, what if it isn’t? It might be round. And bread mould might be medicine. If we never looked at things and thought of what they might be, why, we’d all still be out there in the tall grass with the apes.”

― Justin “Sherlock Holmes” Mayfair

Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof.

– James Russell Lowell

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“Times change so quickly that if you and I don’t keep up with the times, we’ll find ourselves with an umbrella in our hand, over our head, when the sun is out. Or we’ll find ourselves standing in the rain, with the umbrella inside the door.”

― Malcolm X

Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors.



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“The ship of my life may or may not be sailing on calm and amiable seas. The challenging days of my existence may or may not be bright and promising. Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude. If I insist on being pessimistic, there is always tomorrow. Today I am blessed.”
― Maya Angelou

Emerson once said in justification of conversation on the subject of the weather: We are pensioners of the wind. The weathercock is the wisest man. All our prosperity, enterprise, temper, come and go with the fickle air.

Curiosities in Proverbs


Though the sky of this tear-stained world is overcast 
with clouds, the light of truth shines in the heart. 



Only A Passing Cloud

When darkness hides the sun from view and shadows move across the blue -never let it worry you.

It is only a passing cloud.

Don’t let people spoil your day by what they do and what they say, it doesn’t matter anyway,

they are only passing clouds.

And if a big blow should descend do not think that it’s the end.

You’ll see when once you’re round the bend

It was only a passing cloud.

© Wayne Rickard 2011

foto – raleigh nsw jan 2011 the year of the brisbane floods