A man can’t be hid. He may be a pedler in the mountains, but the world will find him out to make him a king of finance. He may be carrying cabbages from Long Island, when the world will demand that he shall run the railways of a continent. He may be a groceryman on the canal, when the country shall come to him and put him in his career of usefulness.
Dr. John Paxton—Sermon. He Could not be Hid. Aug. 25, 1889. Extract from TheSun. Aug. 26, 1889
One who sits between two chairs may easily fall down. Romania.
foto – raleigh yard 2010
A sunrise is an illustration.
foto – mojo bluesmen in bellingen
Translation: His pants are always fastened on the second clasp.
Original in Dutch or Twents: "Zijn broek staat altijd op de vrethaak."
Source: Twents Woordenboek, 3rd ed.
Language Notes: Meaning: A big eater. Derived from fact that some trousers have a second clasp, which you could use to give yourself a little room after a meal
FOTO-LUFFLEY CAFE MURWILLUMBAH 09
The cow is milked, not the ox ; the sheep is shorn, not the horse. Dan
foto – sheep on coldstream street july ‘09
The intelligent son gathereth in summer (in his youth); but the shameful son sleepeth still in harvest.
FOTO – Ulmarra backyard
The sleep of the labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much; but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep. Ecdes, Y, 11.)
foto – lawnmowing in Ulmarra 09
The Black Bear
In the summer, fall, and spring
the black bear sports and has his fling,
but winter sends him straight indoors and there he
snores… and snores… and snores.
FOTO – THE BLACK BEAR CAFE BELLINGEN 2008
It is hard to turn back upon a narrow bridge.
FOTO – URUNGA FOOTBRIDGE.
FOTO – VIEW FROM BEECHMONT TO THE SOUTH. 2009.
Tall and stately as a pine, the daughter of the mountains stands at the tent-door in her indigo-dyed petticoat and hood, smiling on the gambols of her naked brats, or else sits down and rubs out corn for her lord who is a-field.
The righteous eat to their hearts’ content,
because they go to the garden for their meals.
FOTO -MOB’S VEGIES IN ARMIDALE IN A GREEN PLASTIC BASKET.
WE ARE GOING.
They came in to the little town
A semi-naked band subdued and silent
All that remained of their tribe.
They came here to the place of their old bora ground
Where now the many white men hurry about like ants.
Kath Walker aka Oodgerdoo Noonuccal (1920-1993)
FOTO – “MARSHALL’S” CREEK AT “SOUTH GOLDEN BEACH”.
“It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people. You can hold your tongue and, moreover, you can time any little irregularity of your own so that everybody else is so blind that they don’t see or care.”
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896-1940)
FOTO – JAMIESON’S RESTAURANT WEST TWEED HEADS NSW