Way down south where bananas grow, A grasshopper jumped on an elephant’s toe, The elephant said with tears in his eyes “Pick on somebody your own size.”

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A worm is as good a traveller as a grasshopper or a cricket, and a much wiser settler. With all their activity these do not hop away from drought nor forward to summer. We do not avoid evil by fleeing before it, but by rising above or diving below its plane; as the worm escapes drought and frost by boring a few inches deeper.
Henry David Thoreau ” A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers”

Descend into the forest’s weave.Soul Glim.

forest_23257_lg H. G. Cutter and L. W. Yaggy, Panorama of Nations (Chicago J. V. F. Company, 1892

He wahine ke te kainga, he kaka ki te ngahere

(A woman in the house is like a kaka in the forest)

http://www.otago.ac.nz/DeepSouth/vol3no1/moon2.html

gastronomical perfection can be reached in these combinations: one person dining alone, usually upon a couch or a hill side; two people, of no matter what sex or age, dining in a good restaurant; six people dining in a good home. M. F. K. Fisher 1908-1992)

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The History of every major Galactic Civilization tends to pass through 
three distinct  
and recognizable phases, those of Survival, Inquiry 
and Sophistication, otherwise known as the How, Why, 
and Where phases.  For instance, the first phase is 
characterized by the question “How can we eat?,
the second by the question “Why do we eat? and the 
third by the question, “Where shall we have lunch?”
Douglas Adams

Life is unsure, always eat your dessert first.

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The cafes had closed their doors to the drinkers and domino players. The lounging Arab boys had deserted the sandy Place de la Marine.
The Garden of Allah (bk. I, ch. I)  ROBERT SMYTHE HICHENS
English (1864 – 1950)

FOTO – SPHINX ROCK CAFE

Snakes! Why did it have to be snakes? Indiana Jones

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Saint Patrick was a gentleman…Who through strategy and stealth…Drove all the snakes from Ireland…Here’s a drinkee to his health! But not too many drinkees…Lest we lose ourselves and then…Forget the good Saint Patrick…And see them snakes again!

FOTO – BILAMBIL COTTAGE

The Cuckoo by Ogden Nash Cuckoos lead Bohemian lives, They fail as husbands and as wives, Therefore they cynically disparage Everybody else’s marriage.

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Māori proverb: “He pīpīwharauroa atu i konei, ki konā—when the cuckoo leaves one nest, it goes over there, still a cuckoo, so kaua koe e katakata

FOTO – COUCAL IN BILAMBIL 2006

Indian proverb."Even if you are drinking milk under a coconut tree, people will still say you are drinking toddy".

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RIVER.

But it don’t snow here
It stays pretty green
I’m going to make a lot of money
Then I’m going to quit this crazy scene
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on

JONI MITCHELL.

FOTO – TWEED RIVER FROM FINGAL NSW

The deepest rivers flow by most silently. Victoria Richards

62 brisbane w the macphersons

THE SWAGMAN.
He’s waltzing old Matilda, and when you were in your bed,
He was dreaming ‘neath the gum trees by the river, .
And the kookaburras chattered, as the day dawned, fierce and red.
And the river breezes woke him. with a shiver.

J.A.B. Harrisson (1909-1983)

FOTO – BRISBANE RIVER 1962 CHOKED WITH WATER HYACINTH.

To return then, again, to undo in the heart the knot of our sweet wounded country, the nothingness of our lost dream of a life shared floating. FERNANDO RENDÓN

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Joseph Henry (American Physicist) 1797 – 1878

“The seeds of great discovery are constantly floating around us, but they only take root in minds well prepared to receive them.”

SUNSET AMID THE BUFFALO MOUNTAINS (N.E. Victoria) Across the boulder’d majesty Of the great hills the passing day Drifts like a wind-borne cloud away Far off beyond the western sky: And while a purple glory spreads, With straits of gold and brilliant reds, An azure veil, translucent, strange, Dreamlike steals over each dim range.

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Bardi songs and song poetry

jilaljilal ngayoo booroo  ngankalan

go behind I country I-visit far

I am going to another country, a country somewhere far away.

FOTO – ARMIDALE SUNSET 2007

http://www.all-creatures.org/works/sunset-smokies.html