"Every lizard lies on its belly, so we cannot tell which has a belly-ache" ACHEBE’S PROVERBS

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Precisely the least, the softest, lightest, a lizard‘s rustling, a breath, a flash, a moment – a little makes the way of the best happiness.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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ACHEBE’S PROVERBS

http://www.kwenu.com/igbo/igbowebpages/Igbo.dir/proverb.htm

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Don’t forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius. May Sarton

CASS LYNNE 1979

Getting down on all fours and imitating a rhinoceros stops babies from crying. (Put an empty cigarette pack on your nose for a horn and make loud “snort” noises.) I don’t know why parents don’t do this more often. Usually it makes the kid laugh. Sometimes it sends him into shock. Either way it quiets him down. If you’re a parent, acting like a rhino has another advantage. Keep it up until the kid is a teenager and he definitely won’t have his friends hanging around your house all the time.
P. J. O’Rourke

Ua se moo le sosolo, He is a lizard crawling. Of a disobedient lad. Samoa.

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This saying is used as a warning to any one who is following a course that must lead to ruin. It is as if one said, You are like an infant crawling towards the fire circle (in the middle of a Kaffir hut), who is sure to get burnt.

XHOSA FOLK LORE.

http://www.sacred-texts.com/afr/xft/xft27.htm 

 

FOTO –  MAD O’BRIAN 2009 LINDEN LEA

Beware of the man of one book.

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To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.
Gaston Bachelard

FOTO – CLARENCE VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 2008

 

Thinking is the essence of wisdom. Persian Proverb

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Upon completing a highly dangerous tightrope walk over Niagara Falls in appalling wind and rain, ‘The Great Zumbrati’ was met by an enthusiastic supporter, who urged him to make a return trip, this time pushing a wheelbarrow, which the spectator had thoughtfully brought along.
The Great Zumbrati was reluctant, given the terrible conditions, but the supporter pressed him, “You can do it – I know you can,” he urged.
“You really believe I can do it?” asked Zumbrati.
“Yes – definitely – you can do it.” the supporter gushed.
“Okay,” said Zumbrati, “Get in the wheelbarrow…”
— Let your actions show you have faith.

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KALANG 2008

an illimitable ocean of inexplicability

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“People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars…. and they pass by themselves without wondering.”

St. Augustine

Pottsville 2009

 

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