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Thus says the Lord: Cease your cries of mourning, Wipe the tears from your eyes. The sorrow you have shown shall have its reward. Jeremiah 31:15-17.

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Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.
Thomas Fuller.

http://www.best-quotes-poems.com/giving-quotes.html

foto – stop light at central railway station sydney

Cross in a crowd and the crocodile won’t eat you. (Malagasy)

http://www.giga-usa.com/quotes/topics/proverbs_t118.htm

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A sannyasin will have a certain fragrance, a certain style, a certain way which is subtle; it may not be very apparent to the eyes, but it can be detected. I would like you to be known as separate from the crowds, not by your clothes not by anything outer, but just by your very being — your silence, your peace, your love, your eyes. Every gesture of you should declare that you are a sannyasin.

OSHO.

 

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The hen with baby chicks doesn’t swallow the worm Sukuma (Tanzania)

http://www.afritopic.com/afritopic-proverbs.htm

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the street resembles a neck
from a wayward guitar
with Hotel Bone sitting idle on a vein,
wedged between two frets
                          where the bad tunes can reach her

Sam Wagan Watson: hotel bone

 

foto – hotel on the way from annandale to the airport in sydney april 2010

HE could drink with the face of man.

Most alcoholics are bankrupt idealists!

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The French proverb says, the appetite comes with eating. So in drinking, the more we imbibe, the more we desire.

http://www.archive.org/details/proverbsproverbi00chevuoft

FOTO – KNOX BROS IN  MILTON BRISBANE. 2007.

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 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

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

“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.

No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning. Cyril Connolly.

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I can remember walking as a child. It was not customary to say you were fatigued. It was customary to complete the goal of the expedition.
Katherine Hepburn

FOTO – MORRIS STREET PADDINGTON BRISBANE 2007

She has sent out her maidens; she calls from the heights out over the city. Proverbs 9.

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No one can understand the heights of heaven, the depths of earth, or everything on a king’s mind and heart.

The heights charm us, but the steps do not; with the mountain in our view we love to walk the plains.  

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

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Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel. Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest.

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The wages of sin are death, but after they take the taxes out, it’s more like a tired feeling, really.  Paula Poundstone

FOTO – COOLANGATTA CATHOLIC CHURCH

A man should live if only to satisfy his curiosity. Yiddish Proverb.

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If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. Rachel Carson

FOTO – BRUCE SANDERS IN THE 1920s SYDNEY