Temple of Paz

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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Willow » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:06 am

You sit in a pew and listen. Willow approaches the pulpit and says:

Reflection

I’ve heard mum say, and often too
That washing up’s a bore.
Why she’d often give me tuppence
Just to do that dreadful chore.
But me, I rather like it
With my elbows in the sink
Stirring up the bubbles
As I have a little think.
And when I start to wash them
Why the dishes fade away
And in their place a special friend
Comes to visit me each day.
There’s a genie in the saucepan
And when I make the bottom shine
He shows his great big smiling face,
(It looks a bit like mine).
He likes it when I talk to him
Yet though it seems absurd
Although I see him answer me
I just can’t hear a word!
I see his lips are mouthing words
But though I strain my ears
I’ve never yet heard what he’s said
Whenever he appears.
Still I’m sure if Mum could see him
That she’d never say again
That washing up’s a dreadful bore
And drives her quite insane.

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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Gawain » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:10 pm

A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable. A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.

The lakes are something which you are unprepared for; they lie up so high, exposed to the light, and the forest is diminished to a fine fringe on their edges, with here and there a blue mountain, like amethyst jewels set around some jewel of the first water, - so anterior, so superior, to all the changes that are to take place on their shores, even now civil and refined, and fair as they can ever be.

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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Willow » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:24 pm

Winter morning

Winter is the king of showmen,
Turning tree stumps into snow men
And houses into birthday cakes
And spreading sugar over lakes.
Smooth and clean and frosty white,
The world looks good enough to bite.
That's the season to be young,
Catching snowflakes on your tongue!
Snow is snowy when it's snowing.
I'm sorry it's slushy when it's going.

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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Gawain » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:45 am

The Silence of the Snow

The night sky is a dull grey white.
An opaque dust sheet floats so light
Upon the roofs and lamps and cars.
It settles so softly like falling stars.

It sneaks in crevices and onto window sills.
Piles up in soft layers over roads and hills,
Weighs down branches, envelopes bark,
Skips and flutters across the depth of dark.

With dawn a scene of raw meringue.
From bough and bridge and roof does hang.
Through night's deep slumber - a silent world
Descended - a ghostly shroud unfurled.

In slow motion, life begins to show...
A world transformed into monochrome,
An aerosol sky spraying its white foam,
Floating in breathless, boundless speed,
Submerging all with voracious greed.

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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Gawain » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:42 am

You've got to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you've got, and remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from mistakes, but never regret.

Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don't and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said that it'd be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.

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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Gawain » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:25 am

Laughter

A laugh is a smile that bursts.

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Gawain » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:55 am

Follow Your Dreams

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

The end of wisdom is to dream high enough not to lose the dream in the seeking of it.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Gawain » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:44 am

The Obstacle in our Path

There once was a very wealthy and curious king. This king had a huge boulder placed in the middle of a road. Then he hid nearby to see if anyone would try to remove the gigantic rock from the road.

The first people to pass by were some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers. Rather than moving it, they simply walked around it. A few loudly blamed the King for not maintaining the roads. Not one of them tried to move the boulder.

Finally, a peasant came along. His arms were full of vegetables. When he got near the boulder, rather than simply walking around it as the others had, the peasant put down his load and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. It took a lot of effort but he finally succeeded.

The peasant gathered up his load and was ready to go on his way when he say a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The peasant opened the purse. The purse was stuffed full of gold coins and a note from the king. The king’s note said the purse’s gold was a reward for moving the boulder from the road.

The king showed the peasant what many of us never understand: every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.

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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Mateo_Umia » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:30 pm

Very good message today! (though I must say most of Willow's and yours really are good stuff)
Mateo "Lifesaver" Umia
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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Gawain » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:22 am

Thank you, Mateo :)
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