Category Archives: MYSTICAL MATTERS

The answer to the question, lies in the eyes of the beholder. Because their perspective on life, colours the solution. Rosemary Winters

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Plant not a palm tree in a house

http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/anf05.iii.iii.iv.xxiii.html

foto – palm trees in bilambil ‘09

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But stream and pool is wet and cool: so nice for feet! The Lord of the Rings

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THE WORLD OF CHANGE.

Oh ! trust not, cling not, to the hope

Of constancy below ;

Earth’s fragile blossoms smile and droop.

Her waters ebb and flow :

Yon flow’ret withers as it springs.

Yon bird is on the range ;

Aye, even in life’s meanest things,

This is a World of Change.

Poetry (1834)

Abdy, Maria Smith, d. 1867

foto – NEVER NEVER CREEK AT THE PROMISED LAND VIA BELLINGEN NSW

Sheep and herds fighting for their food more than usual indicate storm.

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For anglers in spring it is always unlucky to see single magpies ; but two may always be regarded as a favourable omen. And the reason is, that in cold and stormy weather one magpie alone leaves the nest in  search of food, the other remaining sitting with the eggs or the young ones ; but when two go out together, it is only when the weather be mild and warm, and favourable for fishing.

"Weather Lore: A Collection of Proverbs, Sayings, and Rules Concerning the Weather" Richard Inwards. 1898.

FOTO – JAMIESONS PIZZA WEST TWEED HEADS. 2007

 

Breaking the silence Of an ancient pond, A frog jumps in — Plop! Japanese

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An Inuit hunter asked the local missionary priest:
“If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?”
“No,” said the priest, “not if you did not know.”
“Then why,” asked the Inuit earnestly, “did you tell me?”
Annie Dillard, from Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

FOTO – NEVER NEVER CREEK AT GLENIFFER VIA BELLINGEN 2008

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Try MACPHERSON, Robert
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia born 1937

Al Neuharth The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.

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Mountains inspire awe in any human person who has a soul. They remind us of our frailty, our unimportance, of the briefness of our span upon this earth. They touch the heavens, and sail serenely at an altitude beyond even the imaginings of a mere mortal.

Elizabeth Aston. The Exploits & Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy, 2005

FOTO – MT WArning from TERRANORA RESORT BILAMBIL

There’s a snake lurking in the grass. Virgil

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EXTRACT FROM 
SINGING THE SNAKE
(A poem of Ayers Rock)
Take time to look, look again -
feel the land through your feet;
the Snake will not harm those
who show the proper respect.
Those who rush in must be strangers.

"It will attack strangers."
http://www.geocities.com/stoneking31/snake.html
FOTO - SNAKE IN WEE GARDEN BILAMBIL COTTAGE 2006

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

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”.

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.

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

“We’ve heard that beyond the next mountain where men have never gone before there is an even yet wider valley and more abundant water."

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MTC CRONIN

SEVEN MYSTERIOUS SONGS VI
AUTHORSHIP

Mountains, valleys, rivers merge
The land hides itself
in landscape
The day’s form buried in my eye
like a grandmother in her coffin

FOTO – BILAMBIL VALLEY 2009

All worn and wasted by the storms, All gapped and fractured by the storms, All split and splintered by the storms. HENRY KENDALL.

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Roads are wet where’er one wendeth,
And with rain the thistle bendeth,
And the brook cries like a child!
Not a rainbow shines to cheer us;
Ah! the sun comes never near us,
And the heavens look dark and wile.

Mary Howitt, The Wet Summer, from the German

FOTO – KALANG 2008

We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust. JALAL AD-DIN RUMI.

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Hard heads in Hardeston, 
Quakers in the Pow ; 
The braw lasses d Abdie 
Canna spin their ain tow" 

 

A CENTURY OF  SCOTTISH PROVERBS AND SAYINGS,

IN PROSE AND RHYME, CURRENT IN FIFE AND CHIEFLY OF 
FIFE ORIGIN. 

COLLECTED AND SELECTED BY G: MACKAY, 

Sheriff of the Counties of Fife and Kinross. 
FOTO - MT TAMBORINE SPINNER 2008

We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains. Ursula K. Le Guin.

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Benoit Mandelbrot The Fractal Geometry of Nature (1977

Why is geometry often described as cold and dry? One reason lies in its inability to describe the shape of a cloud, a mountain, a coastline, or a tree. Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line. Nature exhibits not simply a higher degree but an altogether different level of complexity.

FOTO – MT WARNING FROM BILAMBIL. VOLCANO.

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

Growing up is not being so dead set on making everybody happy. Reba McEntire

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ANAIS NIN

We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.

FOTO –  CAKE IN URUNGA