Category Archives: WEE PEOPLE

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. Mark Twain

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“When you take the free will out of education, that turns it into schooling.”
John Taylor Gatto

Child or angel, who can tell? (She may child to others be. She is angel unto me.)

"Christmas souvenir, 1893"

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An Old Bush Road
Dear old road, wheel-worn and broken,
Winding thro’ the forest green,
Barred with shadow and with sunshine,
Misty vistas drawn between.
Grim, scarred bluegums ranged austerely,
Lifting blackened columns each
To the large, fair fields of azure,
Stretching ever out of reach.

An Anthology of Australian Verse 

foto – mists in december bilambil cottage 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 cat has nine lives, and a woman has nine cats’ lives.

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Sail, quoth the king ; hold, faith the wind. 

"English proverbs and proverbial phrases, collected from the most authentic sources, alphabetically arranged, and annotated" 1869.

FOTO – OWL AND PUSSYCAT BY ERIS FLEMING AS HUNG IN GRAYDON GALLERY NEW FARM BRISBANE.

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

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened. Jennifer Yane

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I used to hang out by the food table at PARTIES because you don’t have to talk to anybody. If you do then you can talk about the food. Jennifer Jason Leigh.

FOTO – BIRTHDAY PARTY AT KINGSCLIFF CREEK

Proverbs 17 6 Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.

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To forget one’s ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root.


Chinese proverb

FOTO – THE BELLS AND SANDERS ON URUNGA STEPS IN THE 1950s.

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

A land of sombre, silent hills, where mountain cattle go By twisted tracks, on sidelings deep, where giant gum trees grow And the wind replies, in the river oaks, to the song of the stream below. A land where the hills keep watch and ward, silent and wide awake. AB PATERSON.

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“Pigmei gigantum humeris impositi plusquam ipsi gigantes vident”

“Pigmies placed on the shoulders of giants see more than the giants themselves.”
Lucan AD 39-65, The Civil War, Book II, 10

FOTO – BILAMBIL BLUES CLUB 2007.

 

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Pr.3:34 He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble.

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Mכε KUN DAUN Mכε, A EE CHIAN Pכε MA.
If yu ebul it pכsin in hed, nכ fred dכti na di yai.
If you can bring yourself to eat a person’s head, you don’t have to be afraid to eat the dirt (the sand) in the eye.

sierra leone proverb

FOTO – LAMP SHINES ON LIZARDS, VW AND KAZOOS IN RED HILL 2007

Every bird loves to hear himself sing. Slovak Counterpart: Každá líška svoj chvost chváli.

 

Ralph de Bricassart: (the legend of the thorn bird ) There’s a story , a legend, about a bird that sings just once in its life. From the moment it leaves its nest, it searches for a thorn tree… and never rests until it’s found one. And then it sings more sweetly than any other creature on the face of the earth. And singing, it impales itself on the longest, sharpest thorn. But, as it dies, it rises above its own agony, to outsing the lark and the nightingale. The thorn bird pays its life for just one song, but the whole world stills to listen, and God in his heaven smiles.

by Colleen McCullough

FOTO – FEEDING MAGPIES AT BILAMBIL 2009

 

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A child’s foot in a living room.

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“The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes.” Robert Louis Stevenson