going back

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If you squint a little, it’s easy to take yourself back to the seventies. A time when the refectory was one large room and tables and chairs could be moved to accommodate the conversation’s shifting numbers. Where a cafeteria and a French crepe cafe fed the masses without the need for branded fast food and juices.

Where the cinema teasingly screened multiple films each day. If there had been a subject called Film Studies in those days, I’d have academic honours to burn.

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The sandstone origins of the campus remain central. It’s easy to find the library building and remember frantic studying for end-of-year exams. To remember news of the dismissal of a Prime Minister coming through the loudspeaker system and a rush of bodies heading to the streets to protest.

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The walk, sometimes run, through the courtyard to the Michie Building and favourite English tutorials with an always stimulating radical feminist who is now the…

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This world is only one drop in an infinite ocean, one link in an infinite chain.

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Swami Vivekananda

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The old woman looks after the child to grow its teeth and the young one in turn looks after the old woman when she loses her teeth.

~ Akan (Ghana, Ivory Coast) proverb

http://afritorial.com/the-best-72-african-wise-proverbs/

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Travel brings power and love back into your life.” ― Rumi

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“My heart is warm with the friends I make,
And better friends I’ll not be knowing,
Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take,
No matter where it’s going.”

― Edna St. Vincent Millay, The Selected Poetry

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The perfect journey is never finished, the goal is always just across the next river, round the shoulder of the next mountain. There is always one more track to follow, one more mirage to explore.”

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― Rosita Forbes

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“Whether you teach or live in the cloister or nurse the sick, whether you are in religion or out of it, married or single, no matter who you are or what you are, you are called to the summit of perfection: you are called to a deep interior life perhaps even to mystical prayer, and to pass the fruits of your contemplation on to others. And if you cannot do so by word, then by example.
Yet if this sublime fire of infused love burns in your soul, it will inevitably send forth throughout the Church and the world an influence more tremendous than could be estimated by the radius reached by words or by example.”
― Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain

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I go where the lizards tell me.”

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― Scott Westerfeld, Behemoth

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We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals… In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.

Henry Beston

http://www.dogquotations.com/quotes-about-animals.html

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ALONENESS

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There is an aloneness that is not loneliness, and not despair, and western medicine hasn’t got a clue. It is something like a profound closeness with your own being, an intimacy with the quiet passing of things, friendship with the broken and the transient within and without. While you quietly grieve over yesterday’s dreams of tomorrows that never came, you hold today so close in your arms. You are the mother of today.”
— Jeff Foster

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Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.”

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― Becca Chopra, The Chakra Diaries

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Taking the first step with the good thought, the second with the good word, and the third with the good deed, I enter paradise.

http://www.worldofquotes.com/proverb/Persian/2/index.html

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FROM RAYMOND CARVER : FEAR

Originally posted on THE SILVERBIRD:

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Fear of seeing a police car pull into the drive.
Fear of falling asleep at night.
Fear of not falling asleep.
Fear of the past rising up.
Fear of the present taking flight.
Fear of the telephone that rings in the dead of night.
Fear of electrical storms.
Fear of the cleaning woman who has a spot on her cheek!
Fear of dogs I’ve been told won’t bite.
Fear of anxiety!
Fear of having to identify the body of a dead friend.
Fear of running out of money.
Fear of having too much, though people will not believe this.
Fear of psychological profiles.
Fear of being late and fear of arriving before anyone else.
Fear of my children’s handwriting on envelopes.
Fear they’ll die before I do, and I’ll feel guilty.
Fear of having to live with my mother in her old age, and mine.
Fear of confusion.
Fear this…

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“Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person.”

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THE GEM 16 AUGUST 2014

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Gerard Way

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If I were to choose the sights, the sounds, the fragrances I most would want to see and hear and smell–among all the delights of the open world–on a final day on earth, I think I would choose these: the clear, ethereal song of a white-throated sparrow singing at dawn; the smell of pine trees in the heat of the noon; the lonely calling of Canada geese; the sight of a dragon-fly glinting in the sunshine; the voice of a hermit thrush far in a darkening woods at evening; and–most spiritual and moving of sights–the white cathedral of a cumulus cloud floating serenely in the blue of the sky. 

Edwin Way Teale, “On a Final Day”

http://globalstewards.org/nature-animal-quotes.htm

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I have learnt two different ways nowI am thankful for this That is part of my Life CircleMy heart is Round like a drum, ready to echo the musicof my FamilyBut the Square within me still remainsThe Square hole stops me in my entirety.To read Cobby Eckermann

via Tina Giannoukos Reviews Ali Cobby Eckermann | Cordite Poetry Review.

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IZZY’S LAST BIG GIG

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SCHOOL OF HEARTS
You wonder when you wander into a community if you are in a typical one or a special one. The common bond is the relationship with a person who has unexpectedly lost his life doing what he did every day, relatively healthy, not so old … Are these the reasons we are so shocked? Or is it because he was a loveable larrikin who stole the heart of the community he adopted those few short years ago. There’s more. He was irreverent, which actually teaches you to value what really matters. Like the adage: take what you do seriously, but not yourself. He cared where it mattered, and gave of himself and he was enthusiastic about stuff and about people.

You know, I hate talking about him in the past tense, something I will have to get used to. His Buddhism may have kept him centred…

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The Bat that flits at close of Eve Has left the Brain that won’t believe. The Owl that calls upon the Night Speaks the Unbeliever’s fright. William Blake

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“Owls are wise. They are careful and patient. Wisdom precludes boldness. That is why owls make poor heroes.”

― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

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Raleigh International Raceway & Water Park

One  of  the  fastest  growing  Motor  Sports  in  the  World  today  is  now  available  on  the  Coffs  Coast.      “Drifting”  an  extreme  sport,  started  out  in  Japan  over  30  years  ago,  however,  it  has exploded  in  popularity  throughout  the  world  over  the  last  two  years.     Unlike  other  types  of  Motor  Sport  it  is  not  just  about  who  is  fastest  or  who  crosses  the  line  first.      “Drifting”  is  a  driving  technique  of  turning  your  car  sideways,  usually  the  front  wheels  are  pointing  in  the  opposite  direction  to  the turn,  the  driver  controls  these  factors.      “Drifting”  is  usually  a  short  course  of  3  to  4  corners,  where  the  drivers  slide  their  cars, the  rest  of  the  track  is  for  setting  up  their   drift  into  the  corner.     Raleigh  Raceway  have  been  running  “Drift”  practice  days  since  2008  and  have now  introduced  a  four  round  “Drift”  Series.      The  Series  will  attract  30  to  40  drivers  from  Queensland  and  New  South  Wales  and is  sponsored  by  G  K  Denney  Tyres  Coffs  Harbour.

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HE IS GONE

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Willie Nelson – She Is Gone

She is gone
but she was here
and her presence is still heavy in the air
What a taste
of human love
now she’s gone
and it don’t matter anymore

Crossing dreams in our lives
it was more than just a woman and a man
It was love without the sky
now my life will never be the same again

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The day the Klan messed with the wrong people

“You saw those cars coming, and you knew who those men were. They wanted you to see them. They wanted you to be afraid of them.”  – Lillie McKoy, former mayor of Maxton talking about the KKK By the mid-1950’s the Civil Rights Movement was gaining momentum and the KKK decided they had to fight back. Their campaign of terrorism swept through many of the southern states, but largely fell flat in North Carolina.

via The day the Klan messed with the wrong people.

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SUNDAY EVENING IN AUGUST

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Another day done. The Kids came and loaded a huge load on the truck and trailer. izzy’s beloved couch went and the recliners. I am in Farewelling. I have Farewelled before and it does me good. It cost $50 to take the stuff to the tip.

Natalie and Sophie came and we all visited for a time. Sophie had beautiful things for Saffy and they used the Slate for a time. Sophie gave her a pink tutu.

Then Natalie gave me a massage and I almost fell to pieces again. We talked, We have known one another for a very long time. On and Off.

And then, in the afternoon, I slept.

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It surprises me that so many people find the grief so shattering. They want me through there quickly. Not these good close people but some others. I am no so afraid of the dark place and I REALLY…

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Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. AMBROSE BIERCE, The Devil’s Dictionary

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“If you don’t figure out what is at your core, what you stand for, and what ultimately motivates you, you’ll always second-guess yourself. You’ll always have regrets. Uncover your core values and use them as a template to test decisions in your life.” 


Jim Hayhurst, Sr.

http://www.wow4u.com/regretpoems/

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To reach a port we must set sail – Sail, not tie at anchor Sail, not drift.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

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I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

Oliver Wendel Holmes

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