It was to be a wonderful long weekend .... NOT

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It was to be a wonderful long weekend .... NOT

Postby cooran » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:52 am

Hello all,

It was to be a wonderful long weekend with monday as a public holiday.

We were looking forward to it after the searing temperatures in the 40C-45C ranges. Imagine lying on beach, surfing, walking in the sub-tropical rain forest, camping, family gatherings ..........

Then - the rains came ..and came.. and came.. and came.. Floods, roads closed, high winds, tornadoes, road accidents, houses wrecked

http://au.news.yahoo.com/qld-floods/

Dukkha, dukkha, dukkha

with metta
Chris
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Re: It was to be a wonderful long weekend .... NOT

Postby Ben » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:56 am

I am sorry to hear that, Chris.
Hopefully, at least, some respite from the high temperatures.
with metta,

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: It was to be a wonderful long weekend .... NOT

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Re: It was to be a wonderful long weekend .... NOT

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:50 am

I was shocked to see the news flashes as I came through Melbourne yesterday. Good weather here in Adelaide, I was worried I was going to get the 40+ weather of a week or two ago...

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Re: It was to be a wonderful long weekend .... NOT

Postby Ben » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:27 am

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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: It was to be a wonderful long weekend .... NOT

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Re: It was to be a wonderful long weekend .... NOT

Postby Ben » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:17 am

I saw the photo on my sister's time line and thought it was a classic.
I just learned on the news that Sydney is expecting 150mm of rain tomorrow.
Unbelievably archetypal australian phenomena of drought, bushfire and flood.
Take care of yourself Chris, and anyone else out there.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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e: [email protected]..

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