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Place for some excerpts from articles/quotations/sayings/lyrics/ images that i find them amusing to read/look at 😛

 

‘Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.’  — Florence Nightingale

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.” –  Eleanora Duse

Lyrics/

“I don’t know you
But I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can’t react
And games that never amount
To more than they’re meant
Will play themselves out

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We’ve still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You’ll make it now” – Falling slowly  by Glen Hansard

“Everything will changed
Nothing stays the same
Nobody is perfect
Oh, but everyone is to blame
All that you rely on
And all that you can save
Will leave you in the morning
Will find you in the day
Oh, you’re in my veins, and I cannot get you out” – In my veins   by Andrew Belle

“A promise, a commitment, a dream- you’re a craftsperson! Change ‘I’m not’ to ‘I am’, ‘I can’t’ to ‘I can’ and ‘I won’t’ to ‘I will’. Honour your imagination and good intentions with some positive statements, and make something special to embody them.” – Crafting Creativity by Colin Salter.

” The scrapbook of your mind – the mind – it’s where all the ideas begin. But does it sometimes feel like you would use a second mind just to make sense of them all? Keeping a record in words and pictures really works.”

Inspired me!

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was listening to David Campbell’s songs…and i heard my name in “I’ve got a crush on you”. lol.

(verse 1) “How glad the many millions of annabelles and lillians
Would be to capture me
But you had such persistence, you wore down my resistance
I fell and it was swell”

i enjoy listening to the light, jazzy songs…especially on cool autumn evenings…lol.

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.” 

– Maya Angelou

“A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other. Maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever.”

Dave Matthews
 
“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
 
“Hope” is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
And sings the tune without the words—
And never stops—at all—”
Adelaide International 2010 (Adelaide Festival 2010 Feb-March)
Apart, we are together

The heart can take us in many directions: memory, secrets, longing, and emotional thresholds. It is with the heart that we forge an aesthetics of courage and sustenance. What does it take to survive? What forms of resistance and resilience are at work? How do we convey a beating force? The artists in this exhibition express an impulse to connect – with a person, a location, or a state of being. Their gestures come from a place of compassion, but are not sentimental. At times, the more closely one looks at a place, the more distantly it looks back. Art provides a means to create and sustain a bond with these ungraspable horizons.

adelaidefestival.com.au

 

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Think…think…think

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A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry. And see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul. – Goethe

Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways. – Stephen Vincent Benet

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving – Kahlil Gibran

Take time to come home to yourself every day. – Robin Casariean

I encourage you to take time to savor your life. Take a break. Rest your tired body. Relax your tired soul. Let go of your busy agenda and acknowledge that God is capable of running the universe without your help. Rest in His goodness, and allow the peace to permeate your soul. Make a pot of tea; prepare a bowl of soup; knead a loaf of bread; pray.

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Love in action

‘I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.’ – Mother Teresa

Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. – Mother Teresa

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Encourage is the art of abundance shared and multiplied. It is a way of living that seeks to bless every person we meet.

Encouragement is…inspiring each other to embrace life with enthusiasm, courage and love.

Encouragement is …a warm shoulder in a cold world.

Encouragement is …a cup of tea and a listening ear.

Encouragement is…being loved for who you are.

Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. – Woodrow Wilson

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love. – Henry Drummond

In every moment of genuine love, we are dwelling in God and God in us. – Paul Tillich

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‘Comes Love’ by Peter Cincotti

Comes a rainstorm, put your rubbers on your feet
Comes a snowstorm, you can get a little heat  

Comes love, nothing can be done
Comes a fire, then you know just what to do
Blow a tire, you can get another shoe

Comes love, nothing can be done

Don’t try hiding, ’cause there isn’t any use
You will start sliding, when your heart turns on the juice
Comes a headache you can lose it in a day
Comes a toothache, see your dentist right away
Comes love, nothing can be done

That’s all brother, if you ever been in love
That’s all brother, you know just what I’m speaking of
Comes a nightmare, you can always stay awake
Comes depression, you may get another break
Comes love, nothing can be done

‘His Eye is on the sparrow’ by ‘The idea of North’ band

Why should i feel discouraged

why should the shadows fall

why should my heart be lonely

and long for heaven and home

when Jesus is my portion

my constant friend is he

His eye is on the sparrow

and i know he watches over me

i sing because i’m happy

i sing because i’m free

His eye is on the sparrow

and i know he watches over me

let not your heart be troubled

His tender words i hear

and resting on his goodness

i lose my doubts and all my fears

though by his path he leadeth

though just one step i may see

His eye is on the sparrow

and i know he watches over me.

Music by Charles Hutchison Gabriel

Words by Civilla Durfee Martin

Arranged by Naomi Crellin

The Idea of North : Evidence albumn

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23/04/09 – RUMI by Bec Willis

Rumi said it best that every human feeling is a guest knocking at your door

but lessons are to learn and even if you get your fingers burned

you’re becoming more

More,

more than a moment

more than a phrase

more than the times you have

made it through the haze

more than a gesture

more than your fear

on everything you’ll ever be is here

Following your heart you sometimes feel like you are at the start

caught up in the grind

and patience is your friend

so hold its hand and take a look within

a treasury you’ll find.

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31/03/09- In God’s heart…

card-coverJust take my hand and rest your heart and stay awhile with me.

Card by Ashley Rice – Blue Mountain Arts, Inc.

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31/03/09- this morning, i found this sitting on the desk in our house. It’s inspiring and would like to share with you. Check out what kids can do!

visit: http://www.windmill.org.au

“It’s got an itch to scratch…”

“It’s a great age to think about life…what’s it all about…”

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“Moving right along”

article by: Adam Cresswell | The Australian ‘Wish’

February 06, 2009

‘Several years ago I told a friend I was planning a rail trip on the transcontinental Indian Pacific.

My friend, who travels regularly from Sydney to Perth, loves the train’s old-fashioned romance and the enforced time-out from the daily grind.

But three days of fine food, wine and not much else to do but stare out the windows or read a book clearly has its downsides.

She looked at me darkly for a moment before mouthing a single word: constipation. ‘

(read this in Hutt Street Library on 23/2/09)

Emily Dickinson
Oscar Wilde
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