2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate BOATS. HE is  up in the North of Queensland. Were SHE there SHE would be looking fr BOATS but HE is inland looking for MUSIC. HER friends were in COOLANGATTA today – down from AIRLIE BEACH. They Know about boats and so do Deb and John. They have a yacht and will be sailing away in a couple of months. SHE once sailed on a ketch called the UTIEKAH III . Its a long time ago. Her DOS had boats. SHE has only been on little boats for a long time  and SHE has never smuggled drugs from COLOMBIA and does not intend to. She likes RATTY from WIND IN THE WILLOWS. He says there is nothing better than mucking about in boats. URUNGA is a fine place for Boats. HE can sail the wee boats for the disabled. HE has a licence. For BOATS. On the Tweed, there are trawlers and tinnies. Each day the GOLDEN SWAN goes from Tweed Heads down to Murwillumbah and stops for lunch at TUMBULGUM.  SHE lived there for a time and long ago – her great grandparents lived there and owned land on Condong Creek. BOATS.

   “Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit”.


Don’t build a new ship out of old wood.



Dear God…

Be good to me…

The sea is so wide…

and my boat so small.


The moon’s low, a crow caws,
The landscape’s laced with frost.
Under the riverside maples,
Lit by fishing lamps,
My sadness keeps me from sleep.
Beyond old Suzhou town,
Down to the traveler’s boats,
Han Shan’s Temple bell
Rings clear –
Right at midnight.

–   Zhang Ji, circa 780 CE
    “Night Mooring at Maple Bridge”
    Rephrased by Michael P. Garofalo





The Golden Boat

Who is this, steering close to the shore
Singing? I feel that she is someone I know.
The sails are filled wide, she gazes ahead,
Waves break helplessly against the boat each side.
I watch and feel I have seen her face before.

Oh to what foreign land do you sail?
Come to the bank and moor your boat for a while.
Go where you want to, give where you care to,
But come to the bank a moment, show your smile –
Take away my golden paddy when you sail.


A Lake And A Fairy Boat by Thomas Hood
A lake and a fairy boat
To sail in the moonlight clear, –
And merrily we would float
From the dragons that watch us here!

Thy gown should be snow-white silk
And strings of oriental pearls,
Like gossamers dipped in milk,
Should twine with thy raven curls!

Red rubies should deck thy hands,
And diamonds should be thy dower –
But fairies have broke their wands,
And wishing has lost its power!

Quotes from Movies: Julia
Old paint on canvas – as it ages – sometimes becomes transparent. When that happens, it is possible, in some pictures, to see the original lines: a tree will show through a woman’s dress, a child makes way for a dog, a large boat is no longer on open sea. That is called pentimento because the painter ‘repented,’ changed his mind. Perhaps it would be as well to say that the old conception, replaced by a later choice, is a way of seeing and then seeing again.




    • Evangeline Cid
    • May 16th, 2011

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