at the peak, wild honey in the cleft of the rock bespoke sweet, a mystery queen to a man hiking.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.1.13~
We shall press towards the mark of higher ground as the labourer is always worthy of their hire. We will not muzzle our citizens’ voices as in their combined efforts we are made strong when we listen to our majorities voices and our children.
There are always wheels within wheels of a dream we will turn. Creativity helps us to create and activate new wheels that are productive, useful, just and resourceful. Equality is a crown of thorns to be proud of, made up of the twisted slain dragons of greed’s selfish machinations. Where a cross of kindness intersects between sky and earth, greed is always crucified and justice shines as our gold with the law of freedom reigning over oppression, greed and fear. Where the spirit of freedom is and is upheld, true liberty abounds.
We delight in equality, justice, truth and a just weight that is noble and not too heavy worn on the hearts and smiles of all of our people.
–what New Zealand has to attain to, navigating through greedy designs on our country in Aotearoa, a land of plenty and abundance. New Zealand citizens must self-determine our own just liberty, known in New Zealand as our Tino Rangatiratanga. A beautiful concept to advance, when upheld.
[Photos: Clever Eve, gold wheel cross pendant piece: Amazon. Top image: Ferris Wheel - AFP pic].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.12.12~
As history tells us, once a man was kidnapped and taken to a far away land. He would be admired, imprisoned, yet in his life would contain vision that would save his part of the world. As history tells us, his name was Joseph. In words over 3,500 years old, this is what his father said of him: Joseph is a fruitful tree, even a fruitful tree by a well; whose branches run over the wall that was built to once hem him in. The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him. Yet still, his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the Almighty. (more…)
Because what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…
here’s some Kelly Clarkson.
~Posed by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.11.12~
My dad and I often have 100% opposite political views in life. Our opinions also differ largely based on our different life experiences.
Yet as different as we are, (and we don’t see each other often these days), dad has always been one of my best mates and sounding boards.
Visiting me today, dad spoke of getting through “crunch and munch” times in life. Dad and mom have survived many of those as a South Pacific family living in Fiji, Tonga in the early years of their marriage and also in New Zealand. Well, I’ve witnessed my folks get through another crunch and munch time in the last nine months.
What happened to my folks was extremely unfair, verging on racism. Yet they ploughed on through it. Found a true team of supporters and have and are rebuilding their lives. Dad’s exhuberance of spirit has always been a defining trait of his life. Although we debate life’s views strongly (he raised me that way) together on our own, his spirit is full of wise joy most days.
When dad left today, I couldn’t help thinking of the word exhuberannce. A visionary thinker in his own way (mostly in spiritual ways… unlike me :), dad has always been a forward thinking visionary Kiwi man.
Let’s end this post on that word then. Exhuberant means: (adjective). full of energy, excitement, and cheerfulness: a noisy bunch of exuberant youngsters. characterized by a vigorously imaginative artistic style: exuberant, over-the-top sculptures. literary growing luxuriantly or profusely: exuberant foliage. (more…)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 1.11.12~
–Steven Bell-Booth lyrics.
... Needing a shelter away from the storm. (more…)
Today I woke up feeling a case of the seriously spastic, retarded syndrome. I even may have been a bit blue.
I know I’m in good company feeling spastic retarded and blue as many of our most esteemed citizens of the world, feel that way at times. Or we just are. Spastic is just another expression and form of being incredibly human, so it’s all good. (more…)
On reader’s minds at the online moment is Greymouth township.
Here’s a beaut Greymouth sunrise for ya. :)
A gregarious thought:
Life is a blend of laughter and tears, a combination of rain and sunshine.
–Norman Vincent Peale.
I think the entire situation is very sad. The lesson learned was safety, for us all. I still feel the grief of Greymouth too for the loss all of New Zealand felt. I know forgiveness is the starting point to healing – out of the ashes rises new hope. (more…)
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid.
–Psalmistry, King David‘s ancient poetic words.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.10.12~
As sure as the sun rises above to heat the earth, Love resides beside tenacity.
The word tenacity means: The quality or state of being tenacious; as, tenacity, or retentiveness, of memory; tenacity, or persistency, of purpose. Not easily pulled apart. The quality or fact of being very determined; determination. The quality or fact of continuing to exist. Consisting of cohesiveness; the effect of attraction; – as distinguished from brittleness, fragility, mobility. The greatest longitudinal stress a substance can bear without tearing asunder. Good viscosity.
Yet where tenacity fails, Love will never fail. Love just keeps giving Love a go. As light, Love must go on to be Love. It is tenacity complete.
~Photo: Sunrise@Dad&Mom’s Place. NZ. Photo: My own. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.10.12~
Renewed are the blades that were broken, the crownless have again been made King.
from the novel concept, first started in Hollywood 18th March 2012… still being finished and written.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.10.12~
ALL BLACK KEVEN MEALAMU JOURNEYS TO CENTURY TEST MILESTONE & STEVE HANSEN NAMES ABS TEST SIDE TO PLAY AUSTRALIA
“You are the valiant bea’s knees” Rugby News: All Black rugby football star, Keven Mealamu is about to hit 100 tests playing for the New Zealand All Blacks football side. Freaking incredible amazing. :)
Despite the football beat ups and general thuggery on the body, Keven only looks 12 (don’t know how he does it), he smiles lots too and he also sells pizza in his business, like Mitt Romney of the USA. It’s just that Keven looks more like Barack Obama than Mitt, though Keven sells pizza too. Keven is only the third man to ever reach the century milestone wearing the black jersey. Read up. A-List rugby’s league.
So, what did Keven’s winning coach say: “Kevvy is a hugely respected man, not only in the All Blacks and New Zealand rugby but also in his wider community,” Steve Hansen said.
“He is a key leader in the team and one of the true gentlemen of New Zealand rugby.”–Reporting Richard Knowler.
Compliments don’t come finer than that. Manners in tact with strength and staying power.
Steve Hansen’s All Blacks team to play Australia at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday, kick-off 11pm (NZT), is: Israel Dagg, Cory Jane, Conrad Smith, Ma’a Nonu, Hosea Gear, Dan Carter, Aaron Smith, Kieran Read, Richie McCaw (c), Liam Messam, Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Charlie Faumuina, Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock. Reserves: Andrew Hore, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Victor Vito, Piri Weepu, Aaron Cruden, Ben Smith.
Vintage Rugby: The Ice Man – Michael Jones: Known for his tireless work rate and ability to be seemingly all over the field at once, Michael Jones will be remembered as one of the best that ever played the game. He is the only forward to be awarded Player of the Tournament, which is testament to his presence and notable influence.–Sports MSN.
The spirit of a good man is a lamp of a bright nation. Mauri ‘Ola. Fa’afetai. Play venerably with pride of team, ’cos you’re worth it. All the best.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.10.12~
If I say, surely the darkness shall cover me. You see as well without the light as with it, since you are not dependent upon light. Light is its own being, for the full exercise of perceptions. (more…)
Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me. If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,” Even the night shall be light about me; (more…)
A word that google sees as the 9th most important word this blog’s content has to offer is the word: sweetness.
Sweetness reminds me of Papa Eli of California who at almost ninety lived to make the check out girls at the local Persian supermarket smile.
Still heading to the gym three times a week, he certainly wasn’t the norm. Yet his good heart was a real teacher.
He lifted people up by asking the right questions and drawing out their smiles. He was so happy every time someone at their job smiled.
“A smile is like a flower, worn on your sun dial,” was his sentiment. Papa was really good at making his peoples smile.
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We’ve all survived “bitter sweet” times in the last seven to ten years in the world. So, upping your sweetness of spirit, will help get you through in good faith. No harm done if you do. Staying sweet is a characteristic of winners. Papa was tough sweet. My California life coach once.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.10.12~
Three facts about Ben Affleck of Pacific Pallisades, California.
Critical Thinker: “Sometimes I get insecure about being a real director because I look at the great directors, and they have such command,” Affleck says. “But maybe that keeps me critical of myself. Maybe it keeps me moving forward.”
the word exceedingly means: to an extreme degree.
the word abundant means: having plenty of something.
[Photo: The No.1 voted bird in NZ for the year. Photo: Craig McKenzie].
~Posted by Horiwooodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.10.12~
Love is a sunset at home where if you have a broken spirit wing, the horizon will heal you. God's unconditional gift to all each morning at the ocean's edge of new dawns. Always keep up with the sun's smile. Wisdom reflected as a sun dial. Always breaking news since antiquity.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aoteearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.10.12~
Elvis – gospel music roots – Sweet, sweet spirit - rock n’ roll music history’s original platform.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific.
A definition of the word courage is:
referred as being bravery, boldness, fearlessness, mettle, fortitude, or intrepidity) is the ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. (more…)