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SADNESS IN JULY

2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate SADNESS.

She is sad. She cannot seem to shake it.

When you close your doors, and make darkness within, remember never to say that you are alone, for you are not alone; nay, God is within, and your genius is within. And what need have they of light to see what you are doing?
Epictetus

It is only when we are very happy,
that we can bear to gaze merrily upon
the vast and limitless expanse of water,
rolling on and on with such persistent,
irritating monotony,
to the accompaniment of our thoughts,
whether grave or gay.

When they are gay, the waves echo their gaiety;
but when they are sad, then every breaker,
as it rolls, seems to bring additional sadness,
and to speak to us of hopelessness
and of the pettiness of all our joys.

– Baroness Emmuska Orczy

 

 

 

 

 

 

No more truth. Bells ring no more in me. I am all alone singly. Lonely rests my head. O my God! I am dead.

JOSE GARCIA VILLA (I CAN NO MORE HEAR LOVE’S SONG )

 

You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from nesting in your hair.

The fall goes on forever

A tear of joy

A tear of grief

A tear to clean the eye

 

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RAGE

2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate RAGE. Savage, suppressed anger and smouldering bushfire resentments. And SHE makes no comment at all.

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
William Congreve

 

 

 if you want to follow the doctrine of the One,
Do not rage against the World of the Senses.
Only by accepting the World of the Senses
Can you share in the True Perception.”
–   Seng-ts’an you want to follow the doctrine of the One,
Do not rage against the World of the Senses.
Only by accepting the World of the Senses
Can you share in the True Perception.”
–   Seng-ts’an you want to follow the doctrine of the One,
Do not rage against the World of the Senses.
Only by accepting the World of the Senses
Can you share in the True Perception.”
–   Seng-ts’an
 

Beware – those blind with rage are by destiny ensnared.

 

 Has thou given the horse strength? Hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? Canst thou make him afraid
as a grasshopper? The glory of his nostrils is terrible. He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men. He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword. The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield. He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet. He saith among the trumpets, Ha ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
~Job 39:19-25

  Satire should, like a polished razor keen, Wound with a touch that’s scarcely felt or seen. Thine is an oyster knife, that hacks and hews; The rage but not the talent to abuse. – Lady Mary Wortley Montague

The lust of gold succeeds the rage of conquest; The lust of gold, unfeeling and remorseless! The last corruption of degenerate man. – Samuel Johnson

        You purchase pain with all that joy can give, and die of nothing but a rage to live.  Alexander Pope

DISEASE

2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate DISEASE. What is this thing? Disease indeed.

You behold in me Only a travelling Physician; One of the few who have a mission To cure incurable diseases, Or those that are called so.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Every man’s disease is his personal property.
– Alonzo Clark

Life is a sexually transmitted disease and the mortality rate is one hundred percent.

Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the body.
– Cicero

God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools. ~John Muir

Experience Chan! It’s not a lot of questions.
Too many questions is the Chan disease.
The best way is just to observe the noise of the world.
The answer to your questions?
Ask your own heart.

Writer’s block is a disease for which there is no cure, only respite.  ~Laurie Wordholt

UNWELLNESS

2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate Illness and the isolation and withdrawal it leads to. The distance it creates between one person and another. Between one person and the world.

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Krishnamurti

The more severe the pain or illness, the more severe will be the necessary changes. These may involve breaking bad habits, or acquiring some new and better ones.
Peter McWilliam

Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees.
– Karle Wilson Baker

Above all do not lose your desire to walk. Everyday I walk myself into
a state of well being and walk away from every illness. I have walked
myself into my best thoughts and I know of no thought so burdensome
that one cannot walk away from it. But by sitting still, and the more
one sits still, the closer one comes to feeling ill…if one keeps on
walking everything will be alright.
– Soren Kierkegaard.

To be too conscious is an illness – a real thoroughgoing illness. ~Fyodor Dostoevski

An illness of the mind is an illness of the body, and vice versa. ~Madrianne Arvore

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.

Spring-water in the green creek is clear
Moonlight on Cold Mountain is white
Silent knowledge–the spirit is enlightened of itself
Contempleate the void: this world exceeds stillness.

– Han-shan
Cold Mountain Poems
Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems, 1990, p.49
Translated by Gary Snyder

SOME DAYS IS SORROWFUL

2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate the Sorrowful days. Some days is sorrowful. Some days are unconsidered days with GAPS between loved ones.

Money can’t buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.

In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.
Anne Frank

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.
Charles Dickens

“The higher my rank, the more humbly I behave. The greater my power, the less I exercise it. The richer my wealth, the more I give away. Thus I avoid, respectively, envy and spite and misery.”
(Sun Shu Ao, Chinese minister from the Chu Kingdom, Zhou Dynasty, c.600BC)

Misery is almost always the result of thinking.” – Joseph Joubert

Resolve to be thyself; and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.  ~Matthew Arnold, “Self-Dependence,” Empedocles on Etna, and Other Poems, 1852

Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.  ~Theodore Dreiser, Life, Art, and America, 1917

DISAPPOINTMENT

2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life. They contemplate Holidays which go wrong and the streets of Byron Bay. They consider the rain which don’t stop and the cabins in Byron Bay Tourist Village. Some days are groin kicks and the rose lassi spills on your shirt. The Bangalow Hotel is booked out and the FUN tourist park is encaged with large metal spikes. Some days the pool and tennis court at home are better than the ones you’re paying big money for. Sometimes you miss every meeting you want to get to and things seem to SUCK. The tough and crazy people put a lot of thought into that. How do you make sense of some things ?
BEAR
Aim Low, Reach Your Goals, Avoid Disappointment.

CHOOK

The gardener who imagines that his work can be reduced to a set of rules and formulae, followed
and applied according to special days marked on the calendar, is but preparing himself for a double
disappointment. Few things are so certain to be uncertain as the seasons and the weather; and these,
rather than a set of dates, even for a single locality, form the signs which the real gardener follows.
That is the great trouble with much book and magazine gardening.

– Frederick Frye Rockwell, Around the Year in the Garden, 1917
DIDDLESWe must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. Jim Rohn
CAT BLACK
Never doubt in the dark what you have learnt in the light.
FISH
The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment. – William W. Ward
ELE    Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr
 If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
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