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LYNNE SANDERS-BRAITHWAITE (BELL) . AN ESTUARINE ELDERWOMAN OF URUNGA IN THE BELLINGEN SHIRE OF NSW AUSTRALIA

THE GEM 19 SEP 2017 : She laughs and whispers ‘Arrangkwe just 2 pelicans in the sky! 

PELICANS

little buckets of a few bream

silver catch of a meal

and the persistent cats at our ankles

lapping up the smell

running up past the shop

a front window necropolis of stonefish in vegemite jars

suspended in a vault of clear alcoholic brine

still deadly in death

and us in bare feet all the time

three kids in stonefish-infested mud

playing Russian roulette

–one good pair of running shoes between us

Source:  Smoke Encrypted Whispers  by Samuel Wagan Watson Univ. of Queensland Press, 2004

Source: She laughs and whispers ‘Arrangkwe just 2 pelicans in the sky! | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

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SEPTEMBER 18 2017 : “The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.” Dorothy Parker

“Me, I want to bloody kick this moronic bloody world in the bloody teeth over and over till it bloody understands that not hurting people is ten bloody thousand times more bloody important than being right.”David Mitchell

Source: SEPTEMBER 18 2012 : “The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.” Dorothy Parker | the GEM COLLECTION 2016

THE GEM 17 SEPTEMBER 2017 : SEPTEMBER 17 2012 : “The next message you need is always right where you are.” Ram Dass 

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“Everything that occurs out of necessity, everything expected, repeated day in and day out is mute. Only chance can speak to us. We read its message much as gypsies read the images made by coffee grounds at the bottom of the cup.”Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Source: SEPTEMBER 17 2012 : “The next message you need is always right where you are.” Ram Dass | the GEM COLLECTION 2016

THE GEM 16 SEP 2017 : We can never see the sun rise by looking into the west. 

“she had long accepted the fact that happiness is like swallows in Spring. It may come and nest under your eaves or it may not. You cannot command it. When you expect to be happy you are not, when you don’t expect to be happy there’s suddenly Easter in your soul, though it be midwinter.”― Elizabeth Goudge, The White Witch

Source: We can never see the sun rise by looking into the west. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 15 SEP 2017 : The priest was on a roll: “Each person you meet is worthy of your compassion!” he prayed loudly. “Sheep, too,” the knitter mentally added. 

“Why do you have a cigarette lighter in your glove compartment?” her husband, Jack, asked her. “I’m bored with knitting. I’ve taken up arson”― Audrey Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry

Source: The priest was on a roll: “Each person you meet is worthy of your compassion!” he prayed loudly. “Sheep, too,” the knitter mentally added. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 14 SEP 2017 : witches, like beekeepers and big gorillas, went where they liked. Terry Pratchett.

Oh to be free like a chimpanzee,Swinging away, up in the trees.Or to be the prettiest in the land,Like the bright orange Orangutan.The fierce gorilla, so very strong,Can’t swing in trees, for very long.And only his mother loves his face,Thats why he stays, in his own place.Deep in the jungle, munching on roots,Dark green leaves, and bamboo shoots.With a face only his mother adores,Pounding his chest, and running on all fours.He’s not handsome, like the orangutan,And the chimpanzee, he cannot stand.On the jungle floor he does his thing,He may be ugly, but he’s the king.8/17/10 Alton TexasJuan Olivarez

Source: witches, like beekeepers and big gorillas, went where they liked. Terry Pratchett. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY