THE GEM 30 NOV 2018 : WHEN FORTUNE SMILES ON THEE TAKE ADVANTAGE. (ENGLISH

“I was smiling yesterday,I am smiling today and I will smile tomorrow.Simply because life is too short to cry for anything.”

― Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday

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THE GEM 29 NOV 2018 : “THE MOST REMARKABLE THING ABOUT MY MOTHER IS THAT FOR THIRTY YEARS SHE SERVED THE FAMILY NOTHING BUT LEFTOVERS. THE ORIGINAL MEAL HAS NEVER BEEN FOUND.” CALVIN TRILLIN

“Preparing food is not just about yourself and others. It is about everything!”
 Shunryu Suzuki

 Shunryu Suzuki

THE GEM 28 NOVEMBER 2018 : “THERE MUST BE THOSE AMONG WHOM WE CAN SIT DOWN AND WEEP AND STILL BE COUNTED AS WARRIORS.” ADRIENNE RICH

“Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our fellowship in Middle-earth. Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

THE GEM 27 NOV 2018 : `A`OHE LOA I KA HANA A KE ALOHA. DISTANCE IS IGNORED BY LOVE

E hele ka `elemakule, ka luahine,
a me na kamali`i a moe i ke ala
`a`ohe mea nana e ho`opilikia.

Let the old men, the old women, and the children go
and sleep on the wayside; let them not be molested.

The Law of the Splintered Paddle,
King Kamehameha I.

http://www.oocities.org/thetropics/shores/6794/olelono1.html

THE GEM 26 NOV 2018 : “I LIKE TREES BECAUSE THEY SEEM MORE RESIGNED TO THE WAY THEY HAVE TO LIVE THAN OTHER THINGS DO.” — WILLA CATHER FROM O PIONEERS!

Oh don’t bring down

The ancient pine,

The breath of life

That’s yours and mine.

Don’t tear it out

saw it down

gouge it, chop it,

let it drown.

Don’t fell the tree

that’s stood so long.

Leave bird and bush

Where they belong.

Leave the forest,

Green gold place,

the glow of hope

on this earth’s

old face.

THE GEM 25 NOV 2018 : “IF YOU CAN NOT ARRIVE IN DAYLIGHT, THEN STAND OFF WELL CLEAR, AND WAIT UNTIL DAWN. AFTER ALL, THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS GOD MADE BOATS FOR- TO WAIT IN.” TRISTAN JONES

Rowboat.

In this life, I’ve made note,
Of four types in life’s rowboat,
Those who do,
And those who don’t,
Those who can’t,
And those who won’t.

Those who do,
Tend to see things through,
From start until fruition,
They row and row and row the boat,
They toil through all condition.

Those who don’t,
Act like they will, but won’t,
And blame others for their lot,
Seeming experts at the rowing,
But lift oar, they will not.

Those who can’t,
Struggle and try,
They fight with limitations,
Even though they can’t row,
They help with navigations.

Those who won’t,
Oft’ procrastinate, or wait too late,
Choosing simply not to row,
Sitting like helpless victims,
As boat’s tossed to and fro.

So do your part,
Navigate, steer, or row,
It takes all to remain afloat,
So drop the sinking attitudes,
And help us row our boat.

http://allpoetry.com/poem/11575117-Rowboat…-by-Leo-Thomas

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