After much contemplation, chewing on bones and other digestible matters of contention. Not to mention, storms, fires, smokey haze, computer and human meltdown Frankie has decided whilst establishing his editorial control that he can best serve his readership by putting out a weekly magazine style email with a more varied, informative content and an expansive view of his universe and how he sees/sniffs/eats it. In the meanwhile here are a few captures of his recent frolicsome adventures. Frankie’s greatly relieved that his buddy Ralph has been sprung from the Big House and is happily if hotly re-united with his family in W.A. Surfs Up, Big Guy!
“One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals. When we pool our strength and share the work and responsibility, we can welcome many people, even those in deep distress, and perhaps help them find self-confidence and inner healing.”
~ Jean Vanier
Dawg’s View (Evandale Markets): Quite pleased with my ability and contribution to community, to bring people to~gether , my head that launched a thousand pats, perhaps a slight exaggeration but I do seem to help people forget their troubles and focus on what’s true and well meaning with life, pat the dog! Little treats gratefully accepted.
“For the drover’s life has pleasures that the townsfolk never know.”
~ Banjo Paterson
A Dog’s View: Whilst not enjoying the energetic expansiveness of adventure that my buddy Ralph is experiencing in old blighty or being soothed with wise counsel, advice, perhaps a session of hypnotherapy by my other buddy Magic. Here I am at my physiotherapist Marie’s property, knowing that if they’d let me of this leash that the potential for droving would be not inconsiderable. Still tomorrow being another day I’ve been promised a trip to Evandale, there to man a stall and possibly receive a multitude of appreciation and pats. Will keep you posted.
“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”
~ Oscar Wilde
“The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.”
~ Michael Pollan
“I adore the ocean and its vastness, as if it is trying to teach me something, as if it is trying to teach me to remain calm whatever the situation maybe. It holds such a huge amount of water but always remains content and at peace, while we people lose our calm even at smallest of tensions that we get in life. It teaches us to keep our secrets safe within. It has an entire habitat residing in its heart, but we haven’t been able to explore it fully, same way, we must keep our secrets tightly bound within us. If we will share them, the world will lose the curiosity, just like we will lose curiosity if we will come to know fully about the aquatic life. It teaches us to provide without seeking. It houses innumerable species inside and never asks them for anything, we must also help the needy and provide if we have in abundance. The ocean teaches us lessons that books or school can’t teach us.”
~ Mehek Bassi
“It is a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, ‘Go away, I’m looking for the truth,’ and so it goes away. Puzzling.”
~ Robert M. Pirsig
Windy Thursday at Gravelly Beach, Tasmania. Apres’ yummy Fish n’ chips from Hooked on Kouklas. No Chocolate Cake or Coffee for the Puppy, poor puppy.
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
~ Jimmy Dean
“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
~ Abraham Lincoln
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”
~ Henry Miller