Category Archives: THE INTERNAL BEING

It is an honour for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarrelling. Prov 20:3

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http://friendlystreetpoets.org.au/

POSSUMS

Once I set traps,

but they’re far too clever,

keeping just out of reach of my pen.

And if I had caught them

where would I dare let them go?

Not on a genteel suburban street,

these wild and jealous shadows.

So I shut up the ceiling for good.

Now we will never escape.

Jeri Kroll

FRIENDLY STREET POETS

foto – raleigh water park and international raceway 2010 april

The sun appears upon the horizon and leaps three times for joy

"Around the yule log"

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Dead Leaves
When these dead leaves were green, love,
November’s skies were blue,
And summer came with lips aflame,
The gentle spring to woo;
And to us, wandering hand in hand,
Life was a fairy scene,
That golden morning in the woods
When these dead leaves were green!

http://www.fullbooks.com/An-Anthology-of-Australian-Verse2.html

foto – bilambil in december 2008

He has but sorry food that feeds upon the faults of others.

"English proverbs and proverbial phrases"

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Cha deinee rieau yn soogh y shang.


"The greedy will never feel for the hungry."

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/fim/fim13.htm

FOTO-THE MOB’S DINNER AT BILAMBIL

A fog cannot be dispelled by a fan. Japanese

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Why does a virtuous man take delight in the landscapes? Because the din of the dusty world and the locked-in-ness of human habitations are what human nature habitually abhors; while on the contrary, haze, mist, and the haunting spirits of the mountains are what human nature seeks, and yet can rarely find.
Kuo His

http://www.great-quotes.com/cgi-bin/viewquotes.cgi?keyword=MIST&action=search

FOTO- clarence river at ulmarra in winter mist july 2009

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NORTHERN BELLES

Sweet is the wine but sour is the payment. Irish Proverb.

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“It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people. You can hold your tongue and, moreover, you can time any little irregularity of your own so that everybody else is so blind that they don’t see or care.”
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896-1940)

FOTO – JAMIESON’S RESTAURANT WEST TWEED HEADS NSW

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations. – Oscar Wilde (Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde)

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During dinner, it may be necessary to excuse yourself for a telephone call. However, it is far preferable to have a phone brought to the table … as a general rule, white telephones go with fish and poultry, and black ones with anything else. If you are calling during dessert, a small after-dinner phone should be used … if you are satisfied, say something like, ‘Yes, it is a very nice, light telephone, with a good, clear tone and a smooth, almost velvety action.’  Miss Piggy

FOTO – DINNER AT LINDEN LEA 2008

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

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

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)

"If you have made another person on this earth smile, your life has been worthwhile." Sr. Mary Christelle Macaluso

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Ii koto ga attara, warau no de ha nakute, waratte iru kara ii koto ga aru”
We do not smile because something good has happened; rather something good happens because we smile.

JAPANESE.

http://www.japanippon.com/proverbs.htm

FOTO -KATI B SYDNEY 2007

“Life’s a pudding full of plums.” W.S. Gilbert (1836-1911)

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In the name of the Law I must request
Less noise while we’re having a well-earned rest.
For the Judge and the Usher never must shirk
A well-earned rest in the middle of work.
It’s the duty of both they well are aware
To preserve their precious lives with care;
It’s their duty, when feeling overwrought,
To preserve their lives with Puddin’ and Port. (Lindsay) MAGIC PUDDING.

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. Zig Ziglar

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AFTER ALL SHE COULD ALWAYS FIND SOMETHING ELSE

TO YELLABOUT, Atlanta, May, 1914 .

Aunt Em liked to yell a lot,

A widow, my motherʼs older sister

1 lived in her house most of my early childhood

She had a strange compulsion about bathroom floors and would

furiously mop the tiles at the first appearance of tracked-in

dirt on their immaculate surface

FOTO – BATHROOM IN AUCHENFLOWER

proverbs 21:16 The man that awandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.

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Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends.
J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973), The Lord of the Rings, book four (1954)

FOTO – UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND 2007

"Though you lie down among the sheepfolds, You will be like the wings of a dove covered with silver, And her feathers with yellow gold." Psa 68:13

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My philosophy, like colour television, is all there in black and white.
  Monty Python

FOTO – BILAMBIL COTTAGE 2009

He who hurries can not walk with dignity. Chinese Proverb.

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The sole and basic source of our strength is the solidarity of workers, peasants and the intelligentsia, the solidarity of the nation, the solidarity of people who seek to live in dignity, truth, and in harmony with their conscience.
Lech Walesa