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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.






2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life. They contemplate the ongoing Summer Rain in Brisbane and the Star Wagon which can only start with a hammer and stick like the old days of cranking the engine up. Lizzy will be taking buses along Coronation Drive to kick the engine over when Izzy hits it with the hammer with the orange handle. That means the red umbrella and the almost certainty of getting wet as the rain just continues to DRIZZLE. Don’t matter . Its SUMMER RAIN.

Mountain fruit drop in the rain
and grass insects sing under my oil lamp.
White hair, after all, can never change
as yellow gold cannot be created.
If you want to know how to get rid
of age, its sickness, study nonbeing.

– Wang Wei, 699-761
Laughing Lost in the Mountains: Poems of Wang We




I think of the garden after the rain;
And hope to my heart comes singing,
At morn the cherry-blooms will be white,
And the Easter bells be ringing! ~Edna Dean Proctor, “Easter Bells”



Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.




I rebuke the wind and revile the rain,
I do not know the Buddhas and patriarchs;
My single activity turns in the twinkling of an eye,
Swifter even than a lightning flash.

– Nampo, 1306
Zen Buddhism: A History, Japan, Heinrich Dumoulin, p. 40


No more prizes for predicting rain. Prizes only for building arks.


You have to have lots of rain before you can have your rainbow!


The itsy bitsy spider (or The eensy weensy spider)
climbed up the water spout.
Down came the rain
and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun
and dried up all the rain.
And the itsy bitsy spider (or eensy weensy spider)
climbed up the spout again.


Been raining all summer. Now Lizzy is back in Brisbane and its raining still.Kind of not even rain. Its just 100% humidity and the water is dropping . Dripping.


Costa Rica

“Imagine studying in a tropical rain forest, at a beach in an absolute reserve, and in a cloud forest! The learning curve was tremendous, and so much was accomplished in 4 weeks. The educational opportunities were excellent and challenging! Faculty were extremely knowledgeable in a wide range of disciplines.” — Costa Rica Ecology Program – Maymester (San Luis de Monteverde, Costa Rica)


Quotes About HAARP

“Hurricanes and tropical storms have ravaged the Caribbean. Central Asia and the Middle East are afflicted by drought. West Africa is facing the biggest swarm of locusts in more than a decade. Four destructive hurricanes and a tropical rain storm Alex, Ivan, Frances, Charley and Jeanne have occurred in a sequence, within a short period of time. Unprecedented in hurricane history in the Caribbean, the island of Grenada was completely devastated: 37 people died and roughly two-thirds of the island’s 100,000 inhabitants have been left homeless; in Haiti, more than two thousand people have died and tens of thousands are homeless. The Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Cuba, the Bahamas and Florida have also been devastated. In the US, the damage in several Southern states including Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and the Carolinas is the highest in US history.”

The Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction: Owning the Weather for Military Use


I think fish is nice, but then I think that rain is wet, so who am I to judge?

Douglas Adams

cat black

Tears fall in my
heart like the rain
on the town.”

Paul Verlaine


I am sure it is a great mistake always to know enough to go in when it rains. One may keep snug and dry by such knowledge, but one misses a world of loveliness. ~Adeline Knapp


Everywhere water is a thing of beauty gleaming in the dewdrop,
singing in the summer rain.
– John Ballantine Gough


Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.

–Hosea Ballou


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