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Colourful words.

Speak no evil hear no evil & see no evil.

Speak no evil hear no evil & see no evil.

When I write a post I think have these words already been written, much better, by learned authorities on the subject, educated people who understand the complex syntax and grammar of the English language. Then a fearful thought crosses my mind, do I want to put more writing out into a world already overloaded with rubbish written by know-all dunces. Next I question is it worth the effort, when I am not sure my words will be under stood. To quote Humpty Dumpty in Lewis Carroll’s book “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean neither more nor less.”

My sketch and quotes book.

My sketch and quotes book.

Will I get it right and write the right, right, the spell-check will not tell me? How does the spell-check affect the effect? The order of words in a sentence needs to be carefully considered. Words need to be in the right order. It is easy to put the right word in the wrong place. Sentence structure is what syntax is all about. I thought syntax was what a prostitute paid the Inland Revenue Department. As for grammar I thought it was the way they spelt grandmother in the U.S. I know how to get a colourful comment from the spell-check. I may stop ignoring the correction because the “u” is superfluous. But I have this aversion to some American ways, especially their slang it is taking over Australia’s colourful language.

My drawing of Confucies.

My drawing of Confucius.

Aussies are noted for their habit of using crude adjectives, even to the extent of popping them in the middle of a word.  A couple of examples are wheel-bloody-barrow and Kooka-bloody-burra.  Aussies may use bastard inappropriately, bastard can even be used as a term of endearment in Aussie, if you smile and have the right tone of voice. In the U.S.A. slang is far more offensive. One common insult is to accuse people of incest with their mother. The U.S. can be given the credit of spreading the English language to many countries by way of the movie industry and advertising. The down side is advertising encourages greed and envy and some movies use offensive, crude gutter language.

Sun rise.

Sun rise.

The ignorant, with a limited vocabulary copy, the educated that are too lazy are also at fault. Our speech has become offensive, impolite, coarse, inappropriate and unbecoming. Degraded by the over use of the improper words and punctuated with “you know”, I am not a mind reader, I do not know unless you can tell me. Over use has made “shock words” lose all their attention grabbing qualities. As for advertising, it has created a monster that causes cravings as bad as drugs. People commit all kinds of crime because of habitual cravings. Wanting far more than we need has created a wasteful greedy society. Sorry to say this Uncle Sam because your people are mostly good, caught up in a monster of your own creation. I am also sorry that people from all around the world are following your example.

Nice words.

Nice words.

Natures pendulum swings in a wide arc, mans time is but a heart beat in eternity, natures time is limitless. Nature’s pendulum swings back and forth, driving the hands on the clock that point to the fate of empires that rose and fell. Is this the right metaphor? What wind’s the spring that swings the pendulum, that drives the hands pointing to the doom of empires? Who will the clock chime for next? What happens after one revolution, will the clock proceed into darkness then to a new dawning? Here is where I say “I am perplexed if I know, you know what I mean.”

Keep quiet.

Keep quiet.

Did I write it right, original, understandable, has it all been said before? You had better tell me because “I am foiled if I know, you know what I mean, foiled, frustrated and fumbling for a fitting four letter word, you know what I mean,” and these words are on the tip of lots of celebrity’s tongues. Many people in the public eye substitute the word freaking, but you know what they mean. Some people may not agree but this is the way I see it. It is not that these words have no place in speech, used appropriately any word is acceptable. The point is people who know better and are in the public eye are setting a bad example.

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Sun set solitude.

Sun set solitude.

         Words Thoughts and

Actions.

Relax and meditate.

Relax and meditate.

I want to write something especially nice. Nice is not the word. What is the word I am looking for? One nice word will not suffice. I need a page of nicer than nice words. Then these words need to convey exactly what I want to say. I want to let you know in a wonderful way, all the things I find a joy that make me smile with delight or marvel in spellbound awe. Then look around and find much more. This world is full of things to delight. The splendor is never far from sight. The only time I do not see is when I only think of me. I turn away in a despondent mood to stagnate with a miserable attitude.

Pauline and me and a cup of tea.

Pauline and me and a cup of tea.

We hurry past the beauty of now forgetting beauty is everywhere anyhow. The beauty is here to appreciate, we hurry on then it is too late. Always wanting not content we wonder where the miracle went. The treasure is always close at hand. The world is wonderful it is always grand. Any fault or flaw we find is coming from a disturbed mind. Calm down and you can share this wondrous world’s abundant wealth. That gives us nourishment, beauty and health.

A garden in Korea.

A garden in Korea.

Mother Nature provides all that is good. So toast to health, your greatest wealth, with a glass of her sweet water. T V ads may tell you, Pepsi is the drink for you and to eat chocolates, cakes and hamburgers too. For my health I know what to do, drink water, eat fruit and veggies too. This is what I wanted to say nice words just got in the way. Now I have had my negative commercial, it is back to my old rehearsal.

Montage for DVD of Paulines family.

Montage for DVD of Pauline’s family.

A return to beauty, splendor and the sublime, I will put charm and loveliness in every line. To make this post whistle and sing, to amaze, delight and elation bring. Calm down remember balance and moderation. The balloon will burst with over inflation. Pleasures are fleeting, happiness does not last. We dream of the future and live in the past. Life is now if you can see, contentment is the way to be. Wanting all the temptation advertising has to entice us to buy things that are not always nice. Cars faster than the speed limit the law allows. So we can get to work on time and working overtime to pay for the labor-saving appliances.

Park picnic.

Park picnic.

I get caught up in all this technology. It is a wonderful era full of super inventions and I am not immune to wanting these incredible things. Then I remember moderation, balance and freedom and these are pleasing words. Like family, friends and all those superb free gifts of nature. After an extensive survey investigating what makes people happy it was found having a meal with friends was rated highest. There was no mention of who was footing the bill but if you can afford to pay the bill you will get an extra buzz of joy if you do. Those nicer words would be appreciation, empathy, reciprocity, respect, compassion, attentive, sharing, caring, perseverance, practice moderated by  balance, good humor and cooperation.

Garden picnic.

Garden picnic.

I have left out some words with admirable attributes, if you have an especially nice words that I have omitted I would like it if you could share them with me. Words are what thoughts are made of and nice thoughts give rise to nice actions and if practiced these nice thoughts and actions will become habits. Refrain from negative language and encourage the use of good words and good actions will follow. Practice this and ultimately this becomes second nature, a reflex action or habit. Be aware of your thoughts and control them by practicing meditation. This will bring contentment and some fleeting pleasures sprinkled with happiness.

Meet my Magpie mates.

Meet my Magpie mates.

 

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Words thoughts and

actions.

All good food good smile and a piece sign.

All good food good smile and a peace sign.

I want to write something especially nice. Nice is not the word. What is the word I am looking for? One nice word will not suffice. I need a page of nicer than nice words. Then these words need to convey exactly what I want to say. I want to let you know in a wonderful way, all the things I find a joy that make me smile with delight or marvel in spellbound awe. Then look around and find much more. This world is full of things to delight. The splendor is never far from sight. The only time I do not see is when I only think of me. I turn away in a despondent mood to stagnate with a miserable attitude.

Morning light.

Morning light.

We hurry past the beauty of now, forgetting beauty is everywhere anyhow. The beauty is here to appreciate we hurry on then it is too late. Always wanting, not content, we wonder where the miracle went. The treasure is always close at hand. The world is wonderful it is always grand. Any fault or flaw we find is coming from a disturbed mind. Calm down and you can share this wondrous world’s abundant wealth. That gives us nourishment, beauty and health.

Real healthy food.

Real healthy food.

Mother Nature provides all that is good. So toast to health, your greatest wealth, with a glass of her sweet water. T V ads may tell you, Pepsi is the drink for you and to eat chocolates, cakes and hamburgers too. For my health I know what to do, drink water, eat fruit and veggies too. This is what I wanted to say nice words just got in the way. Now I have had my negative commercial, it is back to my old rehearsal.

Blooming Beauty.

Blooming Beauty.

A return to beauty, splendor and the sublime, I will put charm and loveliness in every line. To make this post whistle and sing, to amaze, delight and elation bring. Calm down remember balance and moderation. The balloon will burst with over inflation. Pleasures are fleeting, happiness does not last. We dream of the future and live in the past. Life is now if you can see, contentment is the way to be. Wanting all the temptations advertising has to entice us to buy things that are not always nice. Cars faster than the speed limit law allows. So we can get to work on time then working overtime to pay for the labor-saving appliances.

Fast and Flash.

Fast and Flash.

I get caught up in all this technology. It is a wonderful era full of super inventions and I am not immune to wanting these incredible things. Then I remember moderation, balance and freedom and these are pleasing words. Like family, friends and all those superb free gifts of nature. After an extensive survey investigating what makes people happy it was found having a meal with friends was rated highest. There was no mention of who was footing the bill but if you can afford to pay the bill you will get an extra buzz of joy if you do. Those nicer words would be appreciation, empathy, reciprocity, respect, compassion, attentive, sharing, caring, perseverance, practice moderated by  balance, good humor and cooperation.

The days of ultimate extravagance.

The days of ultimate extravagance.

I have left out some words with admirable attributes, if you have an especially nice words that I have omitted I would like it if you could share them with me. Words are what thoughts are made of and nice thoughts give rise to nice actions and if practiced these nice thoughts and actions will become habits. Refrain from negative language and encourage the use of good words and good actions will follow. Practice this and ultimately this becomes second nature, a reflex action or habit. Be aware of your thoughts and control them by practicing meditation. This will bring contentment and some fleeting pleasures sprinkled with happiness.

Dog alert and dog tired.

Dog alert and dog tired.

 

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