Tag: rocks

The aim of art

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle There is a joy, a rapture, that I find in projects that are creative and for people I like. I got

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The 6 elements of life

“The 6 elements of life are to laugh, give, share, enjoy, care, and live a strong and full life.” – Indrani Smith I am regularly amazed by my daughter. Today’s IQ is entirely by her, and I couldn’t be prouder:

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Today you are you!

“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” – Dr Seuss Milestones are a beautiful thing. Today marks two significant ones: my 37th birthday, and the 600th IQ I’ve published! Amazing,

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Touch one heart, touch one soul

“Touch one heart, touch one soul. I know it’s cliché, but it’s seriously gold.”  – Steve Pajor Today’s IQ comes from a mate of mine – Steve Pajor. An artist, a surfer, a father, a friend. The painting in the

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Things without all remedy should be without regard

“Things without all remedy should be without regard: what’s done is done.” – William Shakespeare His hand dropped the dagger; his expression a mask of anguish, as he finally understood what he had done. I’m off to see some theatre (pron. thee-AYE-tar).

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Have patience with all things

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them — every day begin the task anew.” – Saint Francis de Sales This quote is

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Out of suffering

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran My daughter is suffering a bit now, with her illness. She’s OK, but just uncomfortable. Late last night it got me thinking

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Listen

“Listen.” Today’s IQ is a video one, too. This was shot a few years back at Crescent Head, our summer holiday destination of choice for the past 5 years. I love the gentle clunking noise made by the stones on the

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When tempest tossed

“When tempest tossed, embrace chaos.” – Dean Koontz This perfectly sums up the tail end of today. A tempest of gargantuan proportions possessed both my children, and the household disintegrated into madness. So Bel and I rode the chaos until

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Life is a travelling to the edge

“Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.” – D.H. Lawrence So it is. I’ve been blessed by a few soft landings from said leaps recently. Either way, it’s important to remember that we must,

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We have to be greater than what we suffer

“We have to be greater than what we suffer.” – Gwen Stacy This quote is taken from the speech given by Spiderman’s girlfriend in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. It is a cracking film, but it has left me utterly hollow

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Love is our true destiny

“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.” – Thomas Merton The difficult thing in creating these IQs is trying to find something beautiful, unique, and meaningful to

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Between two worlds life hovers like a star

“Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon’s verge.” – Lord Byron A bit of poetry for your day, complemented beautifully by this shot of sunrise at Crescent Head. What does this quote

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Run after that which gives you life

“Run after that which gives you life.” – Aaron Curtis Today’s IQ goes out to one of my dearest Misfits, Aaron from Colorado, USA. He’s been on a real adventure over the last two years since we first met –

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Rock it.

“ROCK IT.” Today’s IQ is dedicated to all of you. May you ROCK whatever IT is for you, in your day, in your life, in your own way. Take the bull by the horns, take charge, throw your hands in the

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Happiness lies in the joy of achievement

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt Happiness lies in other places, too. But right now, I have to agree with Roosevelt. I’m getting an enormous sense of enjoyment and

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Gray skies are just clouds passing over

“Gray skies are just clouds passing over.” – Duke Ellington You know, contrary to yesterday’s piece, I simply love this photo, and I love the simplicity – and truth – of Duke’s quote. That’s about it for today, my friend.

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When there is no peril

“When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph.” – Pierre Corneille I watched The Truman Show again last night, after a gap of YEARS. (Sadly I had to sit through a LOT of

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The Bumps In The Road

“The bumps in the road make the ride more fun.” – Unknown It’s true, although I would suggest it holds more easily true in hindsight. A friend of mine – Alan Fawcett – who interviewed me for the Infinite Pie podcast, tells

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Those who are at war

“Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.” – William Hazlitt I had the most horrible nightmare last night. I dreamt that I had a chance meeting with someone I’ve not seen in years, and the

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