All posts by nellibell49

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

THE GEM 23 JAN 2018 : “I swim in a sea of words. They flow around me and through me and, by a process that is not fully clear to me, some delicate hidden membrane draws forth the stuff that is the necessary condition of my life.” GERALDINE, BROOKS – The Boyer Lectures 2011

“She had a strange feeling in the pit of her stomach, like when you’re swimming and you want to put your feet down on something solid, but the water’s deeper than you think and there

and there’s nothing there”

― Julia Gregson, East of the Sun

Source: “I swim in a sea of words. They flow around me and through me and, by a process that is not fully clear to me, some delicate hidden membrane draws forth the stuff that is the necessary condition of my life.” GERALDINE, BROOKS – The Boyer Lectures 2011

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THE GEM 22 JAN 2018 : “All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveller learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.”

– Paul Fussell

“As long as we know what it’s about, then we can have the courage to go wherever we are asked to go, even if we fear that the road may take us through danger and pain.” ― Madel…

Source: “All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveller learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.”

THE GEM 21 JAN 2018 : Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.

– Albert Schweitzer “The same sun that rises over castles and welcomes the day Spills over buildings into the streets where orphans play And only You can see the good in broken things You too…

Source: Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.

JANUARY 20 2018 : Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.

Beatrix Potter “Once you leave out all the bullshit they teach you in school, life gets really simple.” ― George Carlin, Brain Droppings

Source: JANUARY 20 2013 : Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.

THE GEM 19 JAN 2018 : Kayakers roll over and do it again … swimmers just sink.

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“The ocean has always been a salve to my soul…the best thing for a cut or abrasion was to go swimming in salt water. Later down the road of life, I made the discovery that salt water was also good for the mental abrasions one inevitably acquires on land.”   Jimmy Buffett

Source: Kayakers roll over and do it again … swimmers just sink.

THE GEM 18 JAN 2018 : “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

“All this he saw, for one moment breathless and intense, vivid on the morning sky; and still, as he looked, he lived; and still, as he lived, he wondered.” Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows…

Source: “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

THE GEM 17 JAN 2018 : “There is a saying in the Islands. Beware the women of the warrior class, for all they touch is both decorative and deadly.-Yuki”

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Tamora Pierce, Squire “It was like she was MADE of cake, light and pretty and decorated on the outside-with her sweet laugh and pink streak to her hair-but it was anyone’s guess what was on…

Source: “There is a saying in the Islands. Beware the women of the warrior class, for all they touch is both decorative and deadly.-Yuki”