Robert L. Peters

11 June 2014

The chakata fruit on the ground belongs to all, but the one on the tree is for she who can climb.

Shona saying (Mozambique and Zimbabwe)


7 June 2014

No one who is following an elephant has to knock the dew off the grass.

—Ashanti saying (Ghana)


5 June 2014

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.

—Pablo Picasso


4 June 2014

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal.

Paulo Coelho


2 June 2014

Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye; it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.

Edvard Munch (1863-1944)

Thanks to Celes Davar for the quotable.


1 June 2014

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

—Milton Berle (1908-2002)


31 May 2014

Eagle Feather

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Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba

I feel deeply moved and honoured to have been adopted yesterday as an Anishinabe brother by Alma Kakikepinace, an elder and Eagle Clan Mother, at a fireside 60th birthday celebration attended by several dozen close friends and family members. Alma smudged with sweetgrass, performed drum-songs, and presented me with an eagle feather as a symbolic rite of passage and mark of distinction— I pray that I prove to be worthy of the values inherent with the receipt of this honour— honesty, truth, strength, courage, wisdom, power, and freedom.

Miigwetch, miigwetch… (photos by Ian McCausland).


28 May 2014

It’s all done already… it just needs to be made.

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Erik Spiekermann’s “plan for the future.”


26 May 2014

60.

It takes a while to get like this… apparently I’m a sexegenarian now. (-:


25 May 2014

We trouble our life by thoughts about death, and we trouble our death by thoughts about life.

Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)


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