I beg you, do not be unchangeable.
Do not believe that you alone can be right.
The man who thinks that,
The man who maintains that only he has the power
to reason correctly, the gift to speak, the soul–
A man like that, when you know him, turns out empty.
(Greek philosopher Sophocles)
Photo: (c) Lee-Anne Kling circa 1980.
There is something good in all weathers.
If it doesn’t happen to be good for my work today,
it’s good for some other man’s today,
and will come around for me tomorrow.
Photo: Approaching sunset in Ormiston Gorge N.T. (c) Marie Trudinger (2010)
His thoughts were slow,
His words were few, and never formed to glisten,
But he was a joy to all his friends –
You should have heard him listen.
Photo (c) David Trudinger circa 1955