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

The Gem 26 July 2017 : Digging potatoes is always an adventure, somewhat akin to fishing. There is forever the possibility that the next cast – or the next thrust of the digging fork – will turn up a clunker. Jerome Belanger | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

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Lacking the predatory skills,you’ve stayed in the trees,a dreamer, all your life,even now wanting to believea change of scenerywill get you back on your feet.A brief hiatus in the vegetable air.

Source: Digging potatoes is always an adventure, somewhat akin to fishing. There is forever the possibility that the next cast – or the next thrust of the digging fork – will turn up a clunker. Jerome Belanger | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 25 JULY 2017 : You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.

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But ah, the days that string their pearls

across our shoulders, warmly rest

their sundrop auras…these we clasp

in awe, aware that we are blest.

© Laryalee Fraser

Source: You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 23 JULY 2017 :Those who walk, run, or slide downhill eagerly would rather not think about the long, hard climb back up the hill again. Goswami Kriyananda | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

“Very rarely do people make big compromises with their integrity. Almost every compromise is a small one that is easily justified. The downhill slide is usually a result of many little compromises.”― Dennis Prager, Think a Second Time

Source: Those who walk, run, or slide downhill eagerly would rather not think about the long, hard climb back up the hill again. Goswami Kriyananda | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 22 JULY 2017 : Our lives are journeys to this same type of metamorphosis, to find a sense of purpose in life. We cannot achieve this without the difficult situations or the pain that life often brings in generous doses. 

“When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin

Source: Our lives are journeys to this same type of metamorphosis, to find a sense of purpose in life. We cannot achieve this without the difficult situations or the pain that life often brings in generous doses. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 21 JULY 2017 : Would you go for a sail On the back of a whale? Would you sail through the ocean, so blue?

“All men live enveloped in whale-lines. All are born with halters round their necks; but it is only when caught in the swift, sudden turn of death, that mortals realize the silent, subtle, ever-present perils of life. And if you be a philosopher, though seated in the whale-boat, you would not at heart feel one whit more of terror, than though seated before your evening fire with a poker, and not a harpoon, by your side.”― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

Source: Would you go for a sail On the back of a whale? Would you sail through the ocean, so blue? | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 20 JULY 2017 : In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

“I am not a smart man, particularly, but one day, at long last, I stumbled from the dark woods of my own, and my family’s, and my country’s past, holding in my hands these truths: that love grows from the rich loam of forgiveness; that mongrels make good dogs; that the evidence of God exists in the roundness of things. This much, at least, I’ve figured out. I know this much is true.”― Wally Lamb, I Know This Much Is True

Source: In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY