Category Archives: TAKIN’ MY TIME

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

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One cannot ring the bells and walk in the procession. French.

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The great church bells rarely sound, the full cask returns no sound.

(A proverb of the Chinese directed against babblers for whom they have a great aversion)

"Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages:

 

foto – the silver bell from jack-a-dandy,ulmarra. july 09.

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NORTHERN BELLES

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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

Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving. Rosalind Russell

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A flower you plant may not necessarily bloom; but the seed of a tree you happen to drop may grow into a forest.

http://www.wku.edu/~yuanh/proverb.html

CHINESE PROVERBS.

FOTO – DINNER ON THE LAWN AT LINDEN LEA.

"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.

Whoever beheld the eyes of an ant, the feet of a snake, or the bread of a Moolla (Mohammedan teacher) ?

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Suddenly the grass before my feet

shakes and becomes alive.

The snake

twists, almost leaps,

graceful even in terror,

smoothness looping back over smoothness,

slithers away, disappears.

—And the grass is again still.

And surely, by whatever means of communication

is available to snakes,

the word is passed:

Hey, I just met a man, a monster, too;

Must have been, oh, seven feet tall.

So keep away from the long grass,

it’s dangerous there.

Ian Maudie

FOTO – SMALL SNAKE ON WHITE CHAIR BILAMBIL COTTAGE PORCH

“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

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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

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

If you fool with the tumble-turd bug, you are apt to be spattered.

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Of what use, however, is a general certainty that an insect will not walk with his head hindmost, when what you need to know is the play of inward stimulus that sends him hither and thither in a network of possible paths?
George Eliot

ARTHROPOD PROVERBS


Donald W. Hall
Dept. of Entomology & Nematology
University of Florida

http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/proverbs.htm

foto – mob’s bug in bilambil 2009

The act of contemplation creates the thing contemplated. Isaac D’israeli

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In this state of absorbed contemplation, there is no longer any question of holding an object in view; the vision is such that seeing and seen are one; object and act of vision have become identical. (Plotinus)

FOTO – BILAMBIL COTTAGE

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

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

SILENCE IS BETTER THAN SPEECH: Cambodia

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I’ve always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes she gets all the worries and only half the royalties.

Agatha Christie (1890 – 1976)

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