Category Archives: WORKING IT OUT

And if you look more deeply, with the eyes of a bodhisattva, with the eyes of those who are awake, you see not only the clouds and the sunshine in it, but that everything is here.

Thich Nhat Hanh.

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When glory has its day the world will greet a rising sun
A world awoken to no fighting nor the sound of guns
Men will shake each others hand and live for love and peace
All countries will unite as one
The fighting will all cease.

‘Dawn of Hope ‘ by Aaron McPhail.

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Thus says the Lord: Cease your cries of mourning, Wipe the tears from your eyes. The sorrow you have shown shall have its reward. Jeremiah 31:15-17.

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Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.
Thomas Fuller.

http://www.best-quotes-poems.com/giving-quotes.html

foto – stop light at central railway station sydney

The man whom God disgraces is bitten by a dog from the back of a camel.

The same occurs in Persian and in Hindustani. The meaning is, that such a man meets with accidents from quarters where he least expected to encounter them.

"Bannú: Or Our Afghan Frontier"

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Substance is not enough, accident is also required.

Italian

http://www.special-dictionary.com/proverbs/keywords/substance/

foto – banner at the save bellingen hospital rally 15 may 2010

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

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

“A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea.” Honore de Balzac.

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WOODEN SHIPS THEY are remembering forests where they grew,The midnight quiet, and the giant dance; And all the murmuring summers that they knew Are haunting still their altered circumstance. Leaves they have lost, and robins in the nest. Tug of the goodly earth denied to ships.

"Ships in harbour"

 

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foto – W.W. JACOBS COLLECTION COLDSTREAM STREET 2009

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He that would have a bad morning let him walk out in a fog after a frost.

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Mystery magnifies danger as the fog does the sun.

Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages: Classified Subjectively and … (1887)

foto-Ulmarra Timber Mill on Coldstream Street. Winter’s morning 09.

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NORTHERN BELLES

When sheep pass laws to eat only grass the wolf doesn’t care.

http://www.parowanprophet.com/Great_Seal/Aug_95_Prophets_Proverbs.htm

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The cow is milked, not the ox ; the sheep is shorn, not the horse. Dan

Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages: Classified Subjectively and … (1887)

foto – sheep on coldstream street july ‘09

Proverb of the Faroe Islands (”The Sheeps Islands”)

HE WHO WOULD REST, MUST WORK.

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The sleep of the labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much; but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep. Ecdes, Y, 11.)

foto – lawnmowing in  Ulmarra 09

ROAD BUILT ON HOPE

“Persons living entirely on vegetables are seldom of a plump and succulent habit.” William Cullen (1710-1790), Scottish physician & professor.

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The righteous eat to their hearts’ content,
because they go to the garden for their meals.

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FOTO -MOB’S VEGIES IN ARMIDALE IN A GREEN PLASTIC BASKET.

“Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested.” Paulo Coelho. The Alchemist.

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A DILIGENT SEARCH FOR WISDOM
Seeking and searching with the same fervour as seeking for silver 
and other hidden treasures.
 
FOTO - SEARCHING IN AUCHENFLOWER.

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.

"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.

If you want to eat bread, do not sit on the oven. (Hindu.)

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Hab Gott vor Auge und’s Brod im Sack und de Choch (das Gekoche) vor em Ofeloch. (Swiss.)

Have God before your eyes, the bread in the sack, and the cook before the oven door.

FOTO –  MOB’S ARMIDALE KITCHEN 2008.