"From this point forth, we shall be leaving the firm foundation of fact and journeying together through the murky marshes of memory into thickets of wildest guesswork."
foto – january 2012 horses going home
Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.
foto – stop light at central railway station sydney
"You and I come by road or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure."
Australia, n. A country lying in the South Sea, whose industrial and commercial development has been unspeakably retarded by an unfortunate dispute among geographers as to whether it is a continent or an island.
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil’s Dictionary"
A day of travelling will bring a basketful of learning.
foto – on the southbound xpt in august 2010
A man can’t be hid. He may be a pedler in the mountains, but the world will find him out to make him a king of finance. He may be carrying cabbages from Long Island, when the world will demand that he shall run the railways of a continent. He may be a groceryman on the canal, when the country shall come to him and put him in his career of usefulness.
Dr. John Paxton—Sermon. He Could not be Hid. Aug. 25, 1889. Extract from TheSun. Aug. 26, 1889
“While so much ill-treatment of animals goes on, while the moans of thirsty animals in railway trucks sound unheard, while so much brutality prevails in our slaughterhouses . . . we all bear guilt. Everything that lives has value as a living thing, as one of the manifestations of the mystery that is life.”
foto – on the xpt heading south august 2010
Proverbs for Paranoids, 3: If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.
foto- bellingen markets june 2010
A ship sails and I stand watching till she fades on the horizon and someone at my side says She is gone.
Abyssus abyssum invocat in voce cataractarum tuarum; omnes gurgites tui et fluctus tui super me transierunt
Deep calls to deep in the voice of your waterfalls: all your whirlpools and waves have passed over me.
foto – gorge in the new england nsw 2005 from the mob
If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
FOTO-GRAFFITI ON CARRIAGE AT GRAFTON NSW 09
Three of the worst things man ever did — to rise from food without grace ; to rise from his own wife to another man’s ; to rise from Mass without listening.
foto – vegies in bilambil 09
Sail, quoth the king ; hold, faith the wind.
FOTO – OWL AND PUSSYCAT BY ERIS FLEMING AS HUNG IN GRAYDON GALLERY NEW FARM BRISBANE.
FOTO – VIEW FROM BEECHMONT TO THE SOUTH. 2009.
Tall and stately as a pine, the daughter of the mountains stands at the tent-door in her indigo-dyed petticoat and hood, smiling on the gambols of her naked brats, or else sits down and rubs out corn for her lord who is a-field.
Just look at him! There he stands, With his nasty hair and hands. See! his nails are never cut; They are grim’d as black as soot; And the sloven, I declare, Never once has comb’d his hair; Any thing to me is sweeter Than to see Shock-headed Peter.
FOTO – PETER KNOX AT CAM AND SIAN’S WEDDING IN NERANG. 2009.
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