Breaking the silence Of an ancient pond, A frog jumps in — Plop! Japanese

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An Inuit hunter asked the local missionary priest:
“If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?”
“No,” said the priest, “not if you did not know.”
“Then why,” asked the Inuit earnestly, “did you tell me?”
Annie Dillard, from Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

FOTO – NEVER NEVER CREEK AT GLENIFFER VIA BELLINGEN 2008

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Try MACPHERSON, Robert
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia born 1937

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Al Neuharth The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.

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Mountains inspire awe in any human person who has a soul. They remind us of our frailty, our unimportance, of the briefness of our span upon this earth. They touch the heavens, and sail serenely at an altitude beyond even the imaginings of a mere mortal.

Elizabeth Aston. The Exploits & Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy, 2005

FOTO – MT WArning from TERRANORA RESORT BILAMBIL

One by one the penguins steal my sanity.

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Damn revisionists, why can’t they ever make history better? Like have us all live in Antarctica and worship the Golden Penguin? That’d be great.  Dale Gribble

FOTO -MOBS PICTURE OF PENGUINS ART TARONGA PARK 2006

I’d like mornings better if they started later.

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Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.
Eleanor Roosevelt

FOTO – BILAMBIL COTTAGE IN THE MORNING 2004

I have a stepladder. It’s a very nice stepladder but it’s sad that I never knew my real ladder. Craig Charles

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One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you – suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, ‘well, I’ll have a go, too’. Margaret Thatcher

There’s a snake lurking in the grass. Virgil

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EXTRACT FROM 
SINGING THE SNAKE
(A poem of Ayers Rock)
Take time to look, look again -
feel the land through your feet;
the Snake will not harm those
who show the proper respect.
Those who rush in must be strangers.

"It will attack strangers."
http://www.geocities.com/stoneking31/snake.html
FOTO - SNAKE IN WEE GARDEN BILAMBIL COTTAGE 2006

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened. Jennifer Yane

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I used to hang out by the food table at PARTIES because you don’t have to talk to anybody. If you do then you can talk about the food. Jennifer Jason Leigh.

FOTO – BIRTHDAY PARTY AT KINGSCLIFF CREEK

A dead elephant cannot be covered by a lotus leaf. THAI.

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Extract from the Song Cycle of the Moon Bone

The Evening Star goes down across the camp, among the white gum trees …

Far away, in these places near Milingimbi

Goes down among the Ngurulwulu people, towards the camp and the gum trees,

At the place of the Crocodiles, and of the Evening Star, away towards Milingimbi …

The Evening Star is going down, the Lotus Flower is on its stalk …

Going down among all those western clans …

It brushes the heads of the uncircumcised people …

Sinking down in the sky, that Evening Star, the Lotus …

Shining down on the foreheads of all those Sandfly people …

It sinks there into the place of the white gum trees, at Milingimbi.

Sung by the Wonguri-Mandjigai people, translated by Ronald M. Bernd

http://archives.univ-lyon2.fr/112/1/10_a_Australian_Poems_toward_Reconciliation.pdf

FOTO – BRISBANE BOTANICAL GARDENS. LOTUS GARDEN 2007

“Persons living entirely on vegetables are seldom of a plump and succulent habit.” William Cullen (1710-1790), Scottish physician & professor.

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The righteous eat to their hearts’ content,
because they go to the garden for their meals.

http://www.moplants.com/

FOTO -MOB’S VEGIES IN ARMIDALE IN A GREEN PLASTIC BASKET.

Lhig y crottag ve boght ny roauyr, t’eh curlesh groat er e ghreeym. Let the curlew be poor or fat, he carries a groat on his back. There is a mark on a curlew’s back like the figure four, and fourpence equals a groat.

                                       

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The mists are curled o’er a dark-faced world,
And the shadows sleep around,
Where the clear lagoon reflects the moon
In her hazy glory crowned;
While dingoes howl, and wake the growl
Of the watchdog brave and true;
Whose loud, rough bark shoots up in the dark,
With the song of the lone Curlew!
Whose loud, rough bark
Shoots up in the dark,
With the song of the lone Curlew!

HENRY KENDALL.

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MANX PROVERBS.

The river swells with the contribution of the small streams. Bateke Proverb

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WE ARE GOING.

They came in to the little town
A semi-naked band subdued and silent
All that remained of their tribe.
They came here to the place of their old bora ground
Where now the many white men hurry about like ants.

Kath Walker aka Oodgerdoo Noonuccal (1920-1993)

http://archives.univ-lyon2.fr/112/3/goethals_08.htm 

FOTO – “MARSHALL’S” CREEK AT “SOUTH GOLDEN BEACH”.

Sweet is the wine but sour is the payment. Irish Proverb.

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“It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people. You can hold your tongue and, moreover, you can time any little irregularity of your own so that everybody else is so blind that they don’t see or care.”
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896-1940)

FOTO – JAMIESON’S RESTAURANT WEST TWEED HEADS NSW

“Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested.” Paulo Coelho. The Alchemist.

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A DILIGENT SEARCH FOR WISDOM
Seeking and searching with the same fervour as seeking for silver 
and other hidden treasures.
 
FOTO - SEARCHING IN AUCHENFLOWER.