Much of your pain is self-chosen & Acılarınızın çoğu sizin tarafından seçilmiştir .. ~ Khalil Gibran



Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.

And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;

And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.

And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.

Much of your pain is self-chosen.

It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.

Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility:

For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen,

And the cup he brings, though it burn…

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Bob Lillibridge Meets the Boiler Ghost

Power Plant Men

This is a repost of a story that was Posted on January 21, 2012.  I rewrote it slightly and added a story to the bottom of it.  Everything past the poem is new.

When I worked on the labor crew we used to have a lot of fun cleaning out the boiler.  Especially the economizer section where we had that three foot crawl space in the middle where you had to lie flat with a the hydraulic spreaders and the four inch vacuum hose trying to suck out the chunks of ash clinkers before the crawl space filled up with ash.  After lying around in this wonderful environment for a day or so, one begins to look around for something to break the drone of the sucking sound of the vacuum and the swishing sound of the crosscut saws welded end on end as they rose and fell in a…

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Weekend in the forest: the Shorea

Sketch of thr day no 491: Abandoned yamaha scrambler on Penang Hill


I found this abandoned yamaha srambler bike up on Penang Hill. There’s something beautiful about this rusty old thing. I think im drawn to broken things.
‘It’s easier to mend this broken bike than my broken heart” ~ just saying. …

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Sketch of the day no 494 in my art journal: back to basics. A simple traditional wooden kampung long house

I like tradition – must be my age 🙂


Sketch of the day in my art journal is a simple traditional wooden kampung long house. I like appreciate simple structures.

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