“While so much ill-treatment of animals goes on, while the moans of thirsty animals in railway trucks sound unheard, while so much brutality prevails in our slaughterhouses . . . we all bear guilt. Everything that lives has value as a living thing, as one of the manifestations of the mystery that is life.”
foto – on the xpt heading south august 2010
Three of the worst things man ever did — to rise from food without grace ; to rise from his own wife to another man’s ; to rise from Mass without listening.
A collection of Gaelic proverbs and familiar phrases : based on Macintosh’s collection"
foto – vegies in bilambil 09
WOODEN SHIPS THEY are remembering forests where they grew,The midnight quiet, and the giant dance; And all the murmuring summers that they knew Are haunting still their altered circumstance. Leaves they have lost, and robins in the nest. Tug of the goodly earth denied to ships.
foto – W.W. JACOBS COLLECTION COLDSTREAM STREET 2009
A wise enemy is worthy of more respect than a foolish friend.
Athetha wakya deepanya, or, A collection of Sinhalese proverbs, maxims, fables &c. (1880)
foto-nsw/queensland border at tweed heads/coolangatta 2008
NORTHERN BELLES A CALENDAR
Chinese. True gold fears not the fire.
POORLY sits, richly warms.
Spoken when people sit on a low stool by the fire. Kelly.
The poor seat makes the rich warming. Gaelic.
The lowest seat is nearest the fire. Irish.
Lowly sit, richly warm.
The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix Containing Proverbs …" 1882.
Origin of Yew Trees being planted in Church Yards. Before the invention of gunpowder, and use of fire-arms, every parish in England was obliged to have yew trees in their church yards, the branches of which were made into bows for the use of the archers ; and to this it is owing that in many of those places we find yew trees still growing ; al- though the use of shooting with bows has long been discontinued in the armies of Europe.
"Curious Antiquities, Or, The Etymology of Many Remarkable Old Sayings, Proverbs, and Singular …"
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)
But stark within my memory
I see it once again
When we all looked at it anxiously
Days when we hoped for rain;
I hear the hollow sounds it made,
Like some prophetic drum,
As I tapped rung on rung, afraid
Of dreadful days to come,
Our Corrugated Iron Tank by James Hackston
FOTO – 2/3 PIONEER IN WESTERN DESERT WWII
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. – Douglas Adams
Il tempo è un gran medico
Time is a great healer
“If you want to travel fast, travel alone. If you want to travel far, travel together. If you want to travel in comfort, fake an ankle sprain and convince the other travelers to carry you.”
FOTO – BLACK WOLF BLADERUNNER SUITCASE ON WHEELS. LYNNE’S PASSION.
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
It would take a civilization far more advanced than ours, unbelievably advanced, to begin to manipulate negative energy to create gateways to the past. But if you could obtain large quantities of negative energy — and that’s a big “if” — then you could create a time machine that apparently obeys Einstein’s equation and perhaps the laws of quantum theory.
MICHIO KAKU, Scientific American, Nov. 24, 2003
FOTO – TWEED HEADS BAY ST COACH TERMINAL. 2004
The one who throws the stone forgets; the one who is hit remembers forever.
“Pigmei gigantum humeris impositi plusquam ipsi gigantes vident”
“Pigmies placed on the shoulders of giants see more than the giants themselves.”
Lucan AD 39-65, The Civil War, Book II, 10
FOTO – BILAMBIL BLUES CLUB 2007.
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“Third World Labourer”
“If I am asked where I come from,
“I will answer that I am a labourer,
“that in the empire of greed,
“exploitation hurts the same.”
Luz Acuna Aguayo
“How can you thank a man for giving you what’s already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?” MALCOLM X.
IF YU DE GO NA HIL Fכ PUL SARA Fכ DεN DεBUL DεN, YU MITכP DεN NA ROD, YU GO GO EGEN? (Mende)
If you are going to the hill to make a sacrifice for the devils there and you meet them on the way, will you still go?
SIERRA LEONE PROVERB.
FOTO – UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND 2008