FAMILY AND HERITAGE

2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate family and heritage. They have been Wild Country Travelling for 2 weeks visiting the Living and the Passed.  There’s a good deal of the Scot in HER background. CRAIGS, BELLS, Macs  AND MORE.

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If the blood is strong, the heart is Highland!

That’s the MCLEANS. MACKAYS.MCLEODS,MCNEILLS and more.

My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here
My heart’s in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer
A-chasing the wild deer, and following the roe;
My heart’s in the Highlands, wherever I go.

Robert Burns

WOMANsewing

Or an excerpt from the Declaration of Arbroath
as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom — for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.

 

Is sàmhach an obair dol a dholaidh. 

Going to ruin is silent work.

 

http://www.archive.org/stream/gaelicproverbspr00macd/gaelicproverbspr00macd_djvu.txt

GAELIC PROVERBS. The fox and the wolf, walking together, came upon an ass

quietly grazing in a meadow. The fox pointed out an inscription on one of the ass's hind hoofs, and, addressing the wolf, said : "Go you and read that, you are a scholar and I am not." The wolf, flattered by the request, went proudly forward, and coming too close to the ass, got knocked in the head, leaving the fox to enjoy their common spoil. 87 Cha'n i a mliuc is sàimliche Is lugh a dh'itheas de'n drabh. It is not the quietest sow that eats the least. Is theab nach deachaidh. " Almost " went over a rock, And almost didn't.

NEW SITE FOR DR CLAY DJUBAL’S ALTER EGO – HAVE GRAVITY WILL THREATEN

http://havegravity.com/

About HGWT

Originally founded in Armidale (NSW) as S.T.D. Music, Hire and Promotion (1983) by Clay Djubal, Have Gravity Will Threaten (HGWT) is an independent specialist publisher of music, plays, poetry and images from writers, musicians, composers, bands and photographers who emerged out of the New England region of New South Wales during the ‘pub rock’ era of the 1970s and 1980s. After being based in Sydney during the mid- late 1980s HGWT was re-established in Stafford Heights (Brisbane) in 1993.

 

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COMMENTS AND AKISMET

IF YOU HAVE PLACED A COMMENT HERE AND IT SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN IGNORED – MY APOLOGIES – AKISMET SPAN SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN FAR MORE VIGILANT THAN I SUSPECTED AND HAS EATEN A LARGE NUMBER OF YOUR ENTRIES. NOW THAT I UNDERSTAND IT BETTER I WILL BE CHECKING IT MORE THOROUGHLY. PLEASE WRITE AGAIN AS LONG AS ITS LEGIT AND NON ABUSIVE IN WHICH CASE I SHALL SACRIFICE YOU TO AKISMET. YRS. NELLIBELL49.

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LETTERS IN SAND

A NEW SITE FOR THE things I find which don’t fit into MELINDA KENDALL or LYNNE BELL SANDERS.

LETTERS IN SAND

 

Douglas Adam’s short history of Australia

“Some time around 40,000 years ago, some people arrived in boats from the north. They ate all the available food, and a lot of them died. The ones that survived learned respect for the balance of nature, man’s proper place in the scheme of things, and spiders. They settled in, and spent a lot of the intervening time making up strange stories.
Then, around 200 years ago, Europeans arrived in boats from the north. More accurately, European convicts were sent, with a few deranged and stupid people in charge. They tried to plant their crops in Autumn (failing to take account of the reversal of the seasons when moving from the top half of the planet to the bottom), ate all their food, and a lot of them died.
About then the sheep arrived, and have been treasured ever since. It is interesting to note here that the Europeans always consider themselves vastly superior to any other race they encounter, since they can lie, cheat, steal, and litigate (marks of a civilised culture they say) – whereas all the Aboriginals can do is happily survive being left in the middle of a vast red-hot desert, equipped with a stick.
Eventually, the new lot of people stopped being Europeans on Extended Holiday and became Australians. The changes are subtle, but deep, caused by the mind-stretching expanses of nothingness and eerie quiet, where a person can sit perfectly still and look deep inside themselves to the core of their essence, their reasons for being, and the necessity of checking inside your boots every morning for fatal surprises. They also picked up the most finely tuned sense of irony in the world, and the Aboriginal gift for making up stories. Be warned.”

– Extract from ‘The confusing country’ by Douglas Adams

WE CAME ON ONE WAY TICKETS – ASSISTED BUT UNINVITED. ASSISTED TO LEAVE FROM ONE END AND UNINVITED BY  THE OTHER. THE ELECTRONIC QUILL BRINGS YOU TALES OF TIMES BARELY UNDERSTOOD AND DEEPLY ESSENTIAL IN LETTERS IN SAND. DIP IN YOUR QUILL AND CHOOSE YOUR INK. THESE ARE OUR STORIES.  THE CONVICT AND THE EMIGRANT AND, ON OCCASION , WE HEAR FROM THAT ALIEN FIGURE – THE ONE WHO CAME FREELY.  

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THIS IS HOW WE CAME. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED. THIS IS WHAT WE ARE LIKE NOW.

 

http://electronicquill.wordpress.com/

 

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

 

WINTER IN THE SPIRIT

2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate WINTER as things look darker and darker.

” You promised you’d be here whenever it snows”.

The wagon rests in winter, the sleigh in summer, the horse never. – Yiddish Proverb

The New Remorse

The sin was mine; I did not understand.
So now is music prisoned in her cave,
Save where some ebbing desultory wave
Frets with its restless whirls this meagre strand.
And in the withered hollow of this land
Hath Summer dug herself so deep a grave,
That hardly can the leaden willow crave
One silver blossom from keen Winter’s hand.

On a lone winter evening, when the frost Has wrought a silence.
John Keats

O Winter! ruler of the inverted year, . . . . I crown thee king of intimate delights, Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness, And all the comforts that the lowly roof Of undisturb’d Retirement, and the hours Of long uninterrupted evening, know.
William Cowper
 

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. -Anne Bradstreet

A certain Gentleman having espoused a noble and virtuous wife, caused her to wear for her Impresa a Snail closed in here shell, as she remaineth all the winter, to defend her from the cold, with this posy, Proprio alitur succo: to signify that she should satisfie herself with the love of her own husband, even as the snail is nourished with her own moisture

 

a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.
– Adrienne Cook

 

 

WINTER IN THE VALLEY

2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate WINTER in the Valley. This unemployed WINTER. Their second winter. A winter on the border with Queensland which means its NOT COLD. Nevertheless Winter it is. The Mad O”Brians are up in the Armidale Winter and Kati B and IMM are back in the country for their first Kalang Winter in a long long time. IT IS WINTER.

 


 
 
  Silent Woods

Silent woods where are
Your voices of springtime now
Taunts brass iced winterDorothy (Alves) Holmes

 

 “Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories”
  [Author Unknown]

©6/15/08Terry Sutherland

The Flower Garden

 

Sweetly lingers the lilac

It has married with the wild rose

A perfume made in heaven

Pleasing the winter starved nose

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