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He that would live in peace and rest. Must hear, see, and say the least. Eng.

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

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How beautiful is it to do nothing, and then rest afterward.

Proverb

FOTO- CAMPING AT BILAMBIL 09

A country could be hedged round about, but not the tongue. Sinhalese.

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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

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NORTHERN BELLES A CALENDAR

HE WHO WOULD REST, MUST WORK.

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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

ROAD BUILT ON HOPE

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

Let the mountains talk, let the river run. Once more, and forever. (David Brower, Let the Mountains Talk; Let the Rivers Run)

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THE RIVER

A step taken, and all the world’s before me.
The night’s so clear
stars hang in the low branches,
small fires riding through the waves of a thin atmosphere.

ROBERT ADAMSON

FOTO – BELLINGER RIVER AT BELLINGEN 2008

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

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

There are golden hearts in gutters, though their owners lack the fat. Henry Lawson.

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the last time i sat in a gutter
it was outside a party
i was talking with a friend
who gripped a bottle of stone’s green ginger wine
and the stars were blurred and scruffy

Jen Jewel Brown

http://www.thylazine.org/thyla12/jjb.html

FOTO – URALLA NSW 2008

Mountains have a grand, stupid, lovable tranquillity. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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I’ve been up the mountain and I had a choice. Should I come down? So I came down. God said, ”Okay, you’ve been up on the mountain, now you go down.You’re on your own, free. Check in later, but now you’re on your own.”   Bob Dylan

FOTO – MT WARNING FROM KYOGLE ROAD AT UKI 2008

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

Riches: A dream in the night. Fame: A gull floating on water. Chinese Proverb.

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I don’t understand people who like to work and talk about it like it was some sort of goddamn duty. Doing nothing feels like floating on warm water to me. Delightful, perfect.
Ava Gardner

FOTO – BUBBLES ON AN ARMIDALE XMAS DAY

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.

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Dance is bigger than the physical body. …When you extend your arm, it doesn’t stop at the end of your fingers, because you’re dancing bigger than that; you’re dancing spirit.
Judith Jamison (b. 1943), U.S. dancer. Dancing Spirit (1993).

FOTO – STOKERS SIDING HALL 2009