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”
He wahine ke te kainga, he kaka ki te ngahere
(A woman in the house is like a kaka in the forest)
Steiner/Waldorf teacher Sean Burke, of Perth, Western Australia.
Time be a castle, throwing towers tall,
walls steady, moats deep and wide…
FOTO – TOOWONG BRISBANE 2007
Volker Pudel, food psychologist from Göttingen.“Chocolate is a fine product, you should savour it with a good conscience.”
FOTO – DESSERT IN NEW FARM 2007
“I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.”
Pietro Aretino (1537)
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
If you chop water, it won’t separate
FOTO – LAKE MACQUARIE 2008
Oh, why can’t we break away from all this, just you and I, and lodge with my fleas in the hills? I mean, flee to my lodge in the hills.
S.J. Perelman, Will B. Johnstone, and Arthur Sheekman
FOTO -BILAMBIL LOOKING NORTH 2008
It takes a wise man to act the fool
FOTO – STOKERS SIDING HALL FEBRUARY 2009
Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard.
FOTO – BILAMBIL MIST 2007
Don’t worry about being slow; just worry about stopping. CHINESE.
FOTO -MAD O’BRIAN’S SHED
Ewe Language (Ghana, West Africa)
WometsÇa deku eve dea alÇgo ðeka me o.
You cannot crack two palmnuts in the mouth at the same time.
FOTO – SUNRISE IN BILAMBIL.
W n n a sakashikute ushi urisokanau
(If a woman is smart, she will fail to sell cows.)
FOTO – LYNNE IN 1950 SYDNEY.
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
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
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
FOTO – TWEED RIVER FROM FINGAL NSW
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.
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.”
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