Category Archives: FOOTLOOSE AND FANCYING I AM FREE

Being born in a stable does not make one a horse.

http://www.coolnsmart.com/horse_quotes/003

Bedouin. When God wanted to create the horse, he said to the South Wind, "I want to make a creature of you. Condense." And the Wind condensed.

Like one who walks the glen in heat of day, Yet hears, in the strath afar, the murmur soft of mountain- rills.

A birthday book : in Gaelic and English 

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If you want your children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren

http://creativeshoes.com/a-month-of-shoe-quotes.html

foto- bellingen markets june 2010

Fead air fuar-luirg. Whistling on cold track.

"A collection of Gaelic proverbs and familiar phrases : based on Macintosh’s collection"

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If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

FOTO-GRAFFITI ON CARRIAGE AT GRAFTON NSW 09

In fact, one grand development of Time We found is this, that none declare it crime For each to be himself — to shout, to talk As children do — to dress, to leap, or walk, And freely think, in bounds of innocence.

"Verse"

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With beauty before me I walk
With beauty behind me I walk
With beauty above me and about me, I walk,
It is finished in beauty
It is finished in beauty
Navaho Night Chant, Looking Far West

http://www.gardendigest.com/beauty.htm

foto – shoes in bilambil 2009

“A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea.” Honore de Balzac.

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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.

"Ships in harbour"

 

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foto – W.W. JACOBS COLLECTION COLDSTREAM STREET 2009

http://www.readprint.com/author-182/W-W-Jacobs-books

He that would have a bad morning let him walk out in a fog after a frost.

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Mystery magnifies danger as the fog does the sun.

Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages: Classified Subjectively and … (1887)

foto-Ulmarra Timber Mill on Coldstream Street. Winter’s morning 09.

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NORTHERN BELLES

When sheep pass laws to eat only grass the wolf doesn’t care.

http://www.parowanprophet.com/Great_Seal/Aug_95_Prophets_Proverbs.htm

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The cow is milked, not the ox ; the sheep is shorn, not the horse. Dan

Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages: Classified Subjectively and … (1887)

foto – sheep on coldstream street july ‘09

Proverb of the Faroe Islands (”The Sheeps Islands”)

"Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away." Ben Hecht

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The Performance

Hardly a day goes by
Without the sound of the crowd
Rumbling along climbing into stands

Getting ready to watch the show
Taking out handkerchiefs
Smiling sneezing coughing a lot

When will it all end — and how?
In fire or in snow?

http://jach.customer.netspace.net.au/docs/circone.html

FOTO –CIRCUS AT ARMIDALE 2008

A cat has nine lives, and a woman has nine cats’ lives.

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Sail, quoth the king ; hold, faith the wind. 

"English proverbs and proverbial phrases, collected from the most authentic sources, alphabetically arranged, and annotated" 1869.

FOTO – OWL AND PUSSYCAT BY ERIS FLEMING AS HUNG IN GRAYDON GALLERY NEW FARM BRISBANE.

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

The river swells with the contribution of the small streams. Bateke Proverb

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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)

http://archives.univ-lyon2.fr/112/3/goethals_08.htm 

FOTO – “MARSHALL’S” CREEK AT “SOUTH GOLDEN BEACH”.

"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)

old rural English proverb: "Hall binks are oft sliddery" roughly translated, "The benches in manorial halls are often slippery"

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Chip the glasses and crack the plates!
Blunt the knives and bend the forks!
That’s what Bilbo hates –
Smash the bottles and burn the corks!
Cut the cloth and tread on the fat!
Pour the milk on the pantry floor!
Leave the bones on the bedroom mat!
Splash the wine on every door!
Dump the crocks in a boiling bowl;
Pound them up with a thumping pole;
And when you’ve finished, if any are whole,
Send them down the hall to roll!
That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates!
So, carefully! carefully! with the plates!

 

THE HOBBIT. JRR TOLKIEN.

FOTO – STOKERS SIDING HALL 2009

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