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    Charlie Robinson's delivery close to his effortless best.

    "China is an interesting place, to say the least. In less than half a century the country was transformed from mostly farmland in to the largest factory on earth. This was not an accident."

    One way or another that little ripple is shaping up to tsunami the lot of us unless we can pull the plug on it.
    'Adventures with quackademics in Dumbf*ckistan.' - John Anthony West

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    'It doesn't happen all at once,' said the Skin Horse. 'You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.”
    ― Margery Williams Bianco, The Velveteen Rabbit

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    "Let someone love you just the way you are .... as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room."
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    'Whether it comes from a despotic sovereign or an elected president, from a murderous general or a beloved leader, I see power as an inhuman and hateful phenomenon.'
    Alberto Hofmann

    'I heard a thousand blended notes,
    While in a grove I sate reclined,
    In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts
    Bring sad thoughts to the mind.
    To her fair works did nature link
    The human soul that through me ran;
    And much it grieved my heart to think
    What man has made of man.
    Through primrose tufts, in that sweet bower,
    The periwinkle trailed its wreaths;
    And ‘tis my faith that every flower
    Enjoys the air it breathes.
    The birds around me hopped and played:
    Their thoughts I cannot measure,
    But the least motion which they made,
    It seemed a thrill of pleasure.
    The budding twigs spread out their fan,
    To catch the breezy air;
    And I must think, do all I can,
    That there was pleasure there.
    If this belief from heaven be sent,
    If such be Nature’s holy plan,
    Have I not reason to lament
    What man has made of man?'

    Alberto Hofmann
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    "Man is spirit. But what is spirit? Spirit is the self. But what is the self? The self is a relation which relates itself to its own self."

    - Kierkegaard


    "Your vision will become clear only when you look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens."

    - Carl Jung

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    Quote Posted by Jill (here)
    The most difficult subjects can be explained To thé most slow-wittew man or he has bit formes any idea of them aldready , but thé simples thinf canot ne made clean To the most intelligent man if he is format persuaded that he knows already , without a shadow of doubt what is laid before him
    Leo Tolstoy

    The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. Remember that great accomplishments take time and that there is no overnight success. Leo Tolstoy

    Of all the sciences that man can and should know, the main one is the science of living in such a way as to do the least harm and the most good possible. Leo Tolstoy

    If you want to be happy, be it! Leo Tolstoy

    It is only a short step from killing animals to killing people, just like making animals suffer to make people suffer. Leo Tolstoy

    Go, sow, sow and God will make it grow. Leo Tolstoy



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    Therefore I say unto you, Be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the raiment?

    Behold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not ye of much more value than they?

    And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto the measure of his life?

    And why are ye anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

    yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.


    Matthew 25-29
    "We're all bozos on this bus"

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    "All grown-ups were once children... But only few of them remember it."

    ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery



    "When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there." ~ George Harrison

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    Enough is enough...

    Thank goodness for Kenneth Williams RIP
    The love you withhold is the pain that you carry
    and er..
    "Chariots of the Globs" (apols to Fat Freddy's Cat)

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    “Everything you can imagine is real.”- Pablo Picasso
    “We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”-Anaïs Nin
    “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”-Dr. Seuss
    Every human is a question asked to the Spirit of the Universe,again and again,because every human is an endless row of humans and in all humans together dwelling the Great Human Spirit.

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    Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
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    Perhaps a bit off color... but we are all adults here eh?

    Hard times create strong men, Strong men create good times, Good times create weak men, Weak men create hard times.
    Where are you?

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    "It's not a Deep State, it's an In Your Face State" - Steve Bannon, 24th Nov' 2020
    ..................................................my first language is TYPO..............................................

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    "When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there." ~ George Harrison

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    Everyone wants to go back to Eden, but no one wants to go on foot

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    I couldn't find a place to put this so if it doesn't belong here or there is a better place for it, please move/delete. For me, its more about the image than the words. A good depiction of how grief feels:

    'This is what Grief feels like..
    Don’t judge it
    Don’t rush it
    Don’t dismiss it
    Don’t suppress it
    There is no Rulebook for Grief.
    It comes in waves. And I pray for the ones
    who feel as though they’re drowning.

    This is in Switzerland~ I think it describes grief perfectly. ❤️
    By Albert Gyorgy and it is entitled
    "Mélancolie"



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    “To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.”
    — Soren Kierkegaard

    “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
    — Anais Nin

    “The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.”
    — Gandhi

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