Let me go quietly on with my work; if it is that of a madman, well, so much the worse - I can't help it
- Vincent van Gogh

I have known the inexorable sadness of pencils
Theodore Roethke

Shut your eyes and open your eyes

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C 623 13 Feb Novels by James Leo Herlihy
C 624 13 Feb Novels by Paula Fox
R 460 13 Feb Category: Paula Fox novels >> Category: Novels by Paula Fox
C 625 7 Mar People educated at Monte Sant'Angelo Mercy College
C 626 2 Apr Wikipedia categories named after Prime Ministers of Australia
C 627 25 Apr Compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart published posthumously
C 628 18 May Australian filmographies
C 629 19 May British filmographies
R 461 4 Jun Ildebrando da Parma >> Ildebrando Pizzetti
C 630 19 Jun Polish newspaper editors
C 631 30 Jun Wikipedia categories named after Greek writers
A 680 30 Jun James Murdoch (music advocate)
C 632 13 Jul Novels by Elizabeth Harrower
A 681 22 Aug Semyon Barmotin
R 462 30 Aug Douglas Dunville >> Doug Dunville
C 633 7 Sep Wikipedia categories named after Portuguese writers
C 634 8 Sep Novels about William Shakespeare
A 682 22 Sep André Grasset
C 635 23 Oct Compositions by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky published posthumously
C 636 25 Oct Australian solicitors-general
C 637 28 Oct Masses by Josquin des Prez
C 638 28 Oct Wikipedia categories named after American explorers
C 639 5 Nov Wikipedia categories named after Prime Ministers of India
C 640 6 Nov Wikipedia categories named after Taoisigh
R 463 16 Nov Staddlestones >> Staddle stones
R 464 28 Nov Kamen Chanev >> Kamen Tchanev
R 465 6 Jan The Gramophone (magazine) >> Gramophone (magazine)
R 466 8 Jan Admiral's House (Washington) >> Number One Observatory Circle
C 641 14 Jan Song cycles by Béla Bartók
My wiki-oeuvre

For a complete catalogue of my (mis)deeds, see:

So little done, so much to do ...
The sinister world of Jack of Oz (who is right-handed)
Honours, awards & DYKs
When all else fails: the Ozatorium (aka site map)
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Anyone's individual contributions to this project are drops in the ocean,
the ripple effect of just one drop is unknowable and unstoppable,
without all those drops, there would be no ocean and no ripples.

All know that the drop merges into the ocean,
but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.

You are not a drop in the ocean.
You are the entire ocean in one drop
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My son has taken up meditation - at least it's better than sitting doing nothing
(Max Kauffmann)
If you come to a fork in the road, take it
(Yogi Berra)
Imagination is intelligence with an erection.
(Victor Hugo)
A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother
We are all born mad. Some remain so.
(Samuel Beckett)
Arguments are fatal. One always forgets what they are about. (Bruce Chatwin)
Tread softly, for you tread on my dreams
(W. B. Yeats}
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. (Dalai Lama)
Silence is the language of God. All else is poor translation. (Rumi)
Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is exhausting for children to have to provide explanations over and over again. (Antoine de Saint-Éxupéry)
What the world needs is more geniuses with humility. There are so few of us left.
(Oscar Levant)
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