JANUARY 14 2011 : There are moments on most days when I feel a deep and sincere gratitude, when I sit at the open window, and there is a blue sky or moving clouds. Kathe Kollwitz.

http://www.randomquotes.org/quote/14901-there-are-moments-on-most-days-when-i-feel-a-deep-.html

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Meditation on Acceptance

Please put your attention on the breath for a few moments.
Find patience and acceptance in your heart for your own difficulties, your own mistakes, for all the things that you think about yourself which you might not like. Find the acceptance and the patience to endure that in your heart. Let the patience and acceptance grow so that they fill you from head to toe, a feeling of ease. And with that love arises and you can surround yourself and embrace yourself with love.

Ayya Khema

 

http://www.wisdomcommons.org/author/Ayya%20Khema

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JANUARY 13 2011 : “Times are not always the same; the grass is not always green.”

http://lobaf.wordpress.com/2008/07/28/mongolian-proverbs/

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If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence.

George Eliot.

foto – forealty towers ulmarra january 2010

JANUARY 11 2011 : When ill luck falls asleep, let none wake her. Italian.

http://www.tentmaker.org/Quotes/international_proverbs.htm

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“And therefore education at the University mostly worked by the age-old method of putting a lot of young people in the vicinity of a lot of books and hoping that something would pass from one to the other, while the actual young people put themselves in the vicinity of inns and taverns for exactly the same reason.”

Terry Pratchett.

foto – the sanctuary motel coffs harbour 2010

JANUARY 10 2011 : "Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability." Sam Keen.

http://joyintherain-val.blogspot.com/2010/06/summertime-quotes.html

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Summah.

Breeze is blowin’ wif perfume,

Jes’ enough to tease you ;

Hollyhocks is all in bloom,

Smellin’  fu’ to please you.

Go ‘way, folk an’ let me lone,

Times is gettin’  dearah.

Summah’s settin’ on de th’one

An I’m a-layin’ neah huh !

American negro poet, Paul Laurence Dunbar.

(dialect poem)

Western Mail (Perth,… Friday 31 December 1897

 

foto – ulmarra gardens.

JANUARY 9 2011 : Trouble rides a fast horse. Italian.

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Cantering, cantering over the

hills,

I rode my horse by the old

windmills,

Cantering, cantering, up the

lane,

Over the fields and back

again.

My horse and I ride home to

rest,

While the big red sun sinks

in the west,

I go inside to my soft white

bed,

And then I lay down my

sleepy head.

Original poem by Argus Eye. SANDRA YOUNG aged 8 Kew,

The Argus (Melbourne).  Friday 13 August 1954.

foto – raleigh 2010

JANUARY 8 2011 : The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.

Hamlin Garland, McClure’s, February 1899

http://www.gardendigest.com/trees4.htm

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Mellow Yellow
Donovan
I’m just mad about Saffron
Saffron’s mad about me
I’m just mad about Saffron
She’s just mad about me

 

IN OTHER LANDS.

Japanese ladies gild their teeth.

The ladies of Arabia stain their fingers

and toes red.

In Greenland women paint their faces blue and yellow.

In India the women of three high castes paint their teeth black.

A Hindoo bride is anointed from head to foot with grease and saffron.

Borneo women dye the hair in fantastic colours-pink, green, blue, and scarlet.

In New Holland seals, made carefully with shells, form elaborate patterns on the ladies’ faces.

 

The Brisbane Courier… Wednesday 20 August 1913

I asked her her name and in a dark brown voice she said Lola

foto – north bellingen 2010

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