Category Archives: HEARTFELT

Youth ends when egotism does; maturity begins when one lives for others.

― Hermann Hesse, Gertrude

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Ten Grey hairs and a silver one

I discovered my first grey hair
when I was Seventeen years old
It had to do with breaking up my first relationship

I discovered my second grey hair
when I was Twenty years old
It had to do with the quarrels at home

I discovered my third grey hair
when I was Twenty-one years old
It had to do with searching for work

I discovered my fourth grey hair
when I was Twenty-three years old
It had to do with losing my job

I discovered my fifth grey hair
when I was Twenty-five years old
It had to do with giving up my unborn child

I discovered my sixth grey hair
When I was Twenty-eight years old
It had to do with opening my pub

I discovered my seventh grey hair
When I was thirty years old
It had to do with giving birth to my daughter

I discovered my eighth grey hair
When I was thirty –two years old
It had to do with the first day at the kinder garden school

I discovered my ninth grey hair
When I was thirty-four years old
It had to do with  finding out that some thing was missing

I discovered my tenth grey hair
When I was thirty-five years old
It had to do with the fights between my sisters and mum

My one Silver hair I discovered lately
Has to do with you
Because I miss you so hard …

Pascale Ost

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/ten-grey-hairs-and-a-silver-one/

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

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The man whom God disgraces is bitten by a dog from the back of a camel.

The same occurs in Persian and in Hindustani. The meaning is, that such a man meets with accidents from quarters where he least expected to encounter them.

"Bannú: Or Our Afghan Frontier"

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Substance is not enough, accident is also required.

Italian

http://www.special-dictionary.com/proverbs/keywords/substance/

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The sea, my mother, is singing to me With the white foam caught in her hair, With the seaweed swinging its long arms free, To grapple the blown sea air: The sea, my mother, with billowy swell, Is telling her tale to the wave-washed shell.

 

The Sea to the Shell

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Oh, he rides hard to race the pain
Who rides from love, who rides from home;
But he rides slowly home again,
Whose heart has learnt to love and roam

The Sliprails and the Spur

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The man of worth is really great, without being proud.

Chinese Novels: Translated from the Originals; to which are Added Proverbs …"

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As the scream of the eagle is heard when she has passed over; so a man’s name remains after his death.

R.I.P. ACTOR BILL. DROWNED PALM BEACH QLD. 2009.

I am of the east-coast country; Not from the great cities that play Faust, With flats for souls. VAL VALLIS.

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But my daughter… said, “Tell them about how you’re never really a whole person if you remain silent, because there is always that one little piece inside you that wants to be spoken out, and if you keep ignoring it, it gets madder and madder and hotter and hotter, and if you don’t speak it out one day it will just up and punch you in the mouth from the inside.”

Audre Lorde in Sister Outsider

FOTO –FOR ZARA HABLETHWAITE. A FRAME AT THE END OF URUNGA. WITH BARINA.

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.

Think of friends like great trees, leafy limbs that come around us and spread over us and bring shade from the sun, and from the blast of adversity, and from winter’s wind of loneliness – a great sheltering tree. That is a friend. DR ROGER BARRIER.

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“Like the trees, we are visitors, guests of earth. The light shines down, and a bud breaks, branches give way before us, a book’s leaves open, and our eyes look, look again. We are a grove, companions spared to be on earth at the same time. The trees – though not our kind – are kin, elder relatives standing to greet us.”
Kim Stafford, from “Tree of All Trees” in Entering the Grove.

http://www.dancingwithtrees.com/quotations.htm

FOTO – BELL LAND AT CONDONG NSW 2008

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

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Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind. (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

FOTO – CARTER WEDDING SYDNEY 1949

Nsungwi ya mtuwa sisiliridwa. A tender bamboo cannot be eagerly desired (for building). AFRICAN.

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Now my own suspicion is that the Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.
J B S Haldane, Possible Worlds, title essay (1927)

FOTO -KATI B IN PADDINGTON. SASSAFRAS CAFE.

 

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The first day I can remember looking into a mirror and being able to stand what I saw was the day I had a guitar in my hand. Bruce Springsteen

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Australian wind song

A poem by John Tomlinson©2005 John Tomlinson

My words are written on a westerly wind
please read them, or listen, please be my friend;
and let’s fight for justice and peace without end
and dance in the face of the westerly wind.

Union Songs

FOTO – HIMI AT BUDDHA BELLY UKI 2008

 

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Writers will happen in the best of families. Rita Mae Brown

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Ua leai se manu e olo. Not a pigeon is cooing.
Thus say the hunters when, entering the bush, they notice no sign of the game.
The saying is used of a family or village where perfect peace reigns.

SAMOAN PROVERB.

FOTO – BELL FAMILY ROSEBERY SYDNEY NSW 1940s