Coffee falls into the stomach … ideas begin to move, things remembered arrive at full gallop … the shafts of wit start up like sharp-shooters, similes arise, the paper is covered with ink. HONORE DE BALZAC.
FOTO – BLACK BEAR CAFE BELLINGEN
“Time flies like an arrow.
Fruit flies like a banana.”
FOTO – ASHGROVE BRISBANE 2007
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
FOTO – SANDERS AND CARTERS IN THE 1950S WARRAGAMBA PICNIC
“One cannot scoop up the ocean with a sea shell.”
FOTO – SHELLS ON A BILAMBIL PORCH
Proverbs 7:7 “And behold among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding.” Strong passion is characteristic of youth, and many think that yielding to these evidences manhood, but actually the opposite is true. Lack of discretion and self-control is characteristic of immaturity. Manhood is manifested by self-control and understanding of what is right and proper, and acting accordingly. If giving in to unrestrained lust evidences manhood, then most animals are manly, for they follow no rule but lust. Clearly then the giving in to lust without regard to the consequences is evidence of beastliness, not manhood.
P. G. Wodehouse British (1881 – 1975)
FOTO – MORRIS STREET PADDINGTON BRISBANE 2007
I wanted to remind people that the lowest types of humanity may have within them the capacity for supreme self-sacrifice. The dwarfed, misshapen beggar of the streets may have the noblest ideals. Lon Chaney
FOTO – GLASSEY GULLY RED HILL BRISBANE 2007
When you go, your steps will not be hampered. When you run, you will not stumble.
World English Bible
FOTO – KALANG AGAPANTHUS
Defeat isn’t bitter if you don’t swallow it. CHINESE.
Walk on a RAINbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty.There is a way out of every dark mist, over a RAINbow trail.
Edward A. Navajo
FOTO – ANCHORAGE ISLANDS TWEED RIVER 2008
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. IRISH HEADSTONE.
AUCHENFLOWER GARDEN 2008
Tu es mon compagnon de voyage!
When I must leave the great river
|From ‘Mon Canoe d’écorce’ (‘My Bark Canoe’) translated by Frank Oliver Call|
FOTO – BRUNSWICK HEADS 2009
“When the bubbles of coffee collect in the centre of the cup, expect fair weather. When they adhere to the cup, forming a ring, expect rain. If the bubbles separate without assuming any fixed position, expect changing weather.”
FOTO – ARMIDALE 2007
English interpretation: You do not get to the lower end of an elephant still searching for the bug. In other words; you do not wash your face with spittle when you live by the river-bank.
FOTO – COWRA RIVERBANK 1960s LYNNE AND BRUCE SANDERS
Henry David Thoreau
The pleasure we feel in music springs from the obedience which is in it.
FOTO – KAY BASS 1961 BILAMBIL 2009
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