"If you stop every time a dog barks, your road will never end." – Saudi Arabian Proverb.

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A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.  O.A. Battista

FOTO – URUNGA 1990s BRAD AND DONKEY WALKING HOME WITH ODIN.

People who are in a hurry are already dead.

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“I may not be better than other people, but at least I’m different.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

A sweet cake in a rag. (Indian.) [Said of a rich person who is shabbily dressed, or an intelligent child in a stupid family.

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Nothing is thought rare
Which is not new, and follow’d; yet we know
That what was worn some twenty years ago
Comes into grace again.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher,
Prologue to the Noble Gentleman (l. 4)

Whoever beheld the eyes of an ant, the feet of a snake, or the bread of a Moolla (Mohammedan teacher) ?

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Suddenly the grass before my feet

shakes and becomes alive.

The snake

twists, almost leaps,

graceful even in terror,

smoothness looping back over smoothness,

slithers away, disappears.

—And the grass is again still.

And surely, by whatever means of communication

is available to snakes,

the word is passed:

Hey, I just met a man, a monster, too;

Must have been, oh, seven feet tall.

So keep away from the long grass,

it’s dangerous there.

Ian Maudie

FOTO – SMALL SNAKE ON WHITE CHAIR BILAMBIL COTTAGE PORCH

If you want to eat bread, do not sit on the oven. (Hindu.)

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Hab Gott vor Auge und’s Brod im Sack und de Choch (das Gekoche) vor em Ofeloch. (Swiss.)

Have God before your eyes, the bread in the sack, and the cook before the oven door.

FOTO –  MOB’S ARMIDALE KITCHEN 2008.