Do not give up

Life is a journey not a destination
– Someone said
The darkest hour is just before dawn
and we have all been awake at dawn,
sometime
But every tide does turn
and there is light at the end of the tunnel
Why would someone bother
to write all these clichés?
Remember you are not the first
You will not be the last
No matter how small or how big
your personal mountain is
Do not give up
Climb it

 

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Pisces

February 19 – March 20
motto “I believe…….”
General characteristics associated with Pisces
Positive qualities
Artistic & Creative
Compassionate & Kind
Intuitive & Sympathetic
Popular & Considerate
but can be
Escapist & Moody

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2021
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Zodiac

All 12 Starsigns drawn together also showing the relationship between opposing signs
and which make good relationships
For example Pisceans are very happy with Virgoes and Arians like Libras a lot

General characteristics associated with each star sign

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2000
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Problem Solved

This is a drawing of a shop
where you buy answers and solutions
You enter at the top right
Follow the writing on the walls and
Exit with your answer bottom left!
There is an illustrated Guide Book – 17,848 words long!
Included with each print
complete with examples if you need it
“We hold all knowledge known to Mankind
in our Archives
Therefore we can provide you with:-
All solutions to all problems”
Try it

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2003
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The Web

Imagine your journey through life as a cobweb
Radiating strands make your framework and hold your web in place
You spin your individual pattern in between – Each radiating strand is rooted to something solid
The three main roots which always formed part of all webs are:-
Genetic Background –
Geographical Location and
Education
Roots for the remaining strands can vary greatly – For example Religion – Sport – Work – Vocation – Talent etc…….
The patterns are endless because you are unique – You can choose what is important to you only – but remember our three main strands always influence what options we have to choose from! Such was the ordered system which governed our lives for generations – but it has already begun to change dramatically
The three main strands are no longer a certainty: If one can change the colour of ones skin, the length of ones limbs, remove DNA from genes to avoid inherited disease and be born in a tube to parents who are dead – then how long before genetic background is fully adjustable?
The migration from geographical origins is growing faster with knowledge – those who stayed and suffered within an unfair system now see the option to leave, as well as the option to stay and change that system!
If we can travel faster than the speed of sound and see the back of Mars then “impossible” takes on a new meaning.
Suddenly with access to the vast body of mankind’s knowledge –
The information previously restricted to a few has become accessible to many via radio and tele-communications, the Internet etc……………………………………………….
“Education” now has a completely different meaning – where before you learned from the spoken or written word – now you can see a moving elephant and hear a whale sing.
All possible Einsteins, Picassos or Marie Curies should be able to fulfil their potential – no matter who or where they are!
The World Wide Web is a giant intangible network of information made by and of all peoples and all knowledge everywhere
The most exciting thing is you can use it AND you can also be part of it!
Technically anybody, anywhere, can reach everybody else in the world!
So spin your web – make your website and connect your life to the world!
Use it to gain knowledge –
To communicate –
To buy or to sell!
To fulfil your aspirations!
Technological advances are momentous and every second someone’s life is changed via The Web

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2003
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Life

This drawing represents the journey thru’ life
and was drawn for my 5 year old son
when his grandfather was dying
A baby at the bottom – school – the army
choosing a partner
getting into drugs, drink or religion
Having children, living in a flat and
having to get the bus
The next image represents work, resulting in money
which in turn allows time for sports and hobbies
and the retirement cottage
Old age and finally the line at the top
represents death once thru’ it
free from life and
up to heaven

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1994
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The Optimist and the Pessimist

This is the story of one day
in the lives of Mr. Optimist and Mr. Pessimist
They both experience the same events,
have the same job and play the same sport
but their feelings and thoughts
make one an optimist and
the other a pessimist.
For example:- Mr. O. wakes up in the morning
and thinks “Another great day”.
Whereas Mr. P. pulls the covers over his head
and thinks “Just ten more minutes.”
In work Mr. O. feels lucky
to have a good job with prospects
while Mr. P. would rather be at home
“It’s a dead end job anyway.”
Mr. O. plays sport expecting to win
but Mr. P. expects a bad shot very time
Mr. P. greets his future wife with thoughts of
“Ball and chain”
Mr. O. thinks “Bed!”
Mr. O. sees a future full of idyllic summer days
barbecuing in the garden
Mr. P. sees coming home to
seven screaming children and
a wife worn out by housework
Mr. O. walks his fiancee to her flat thinking
“Tonight is my lucky night.”
Mr. P. is sure there is no chance
so he walks his fiancee to her bus stop.

Mr. O.’s last thought before sleep is
“Life really is great”
Mr. P.’s last thought is
“Life really is a bore”

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1996
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The Human Race

The Human Race!      .
This drawing represents the race in which
we are all entered the day we are born.
The race is to attain social status and
possessions – success
is measured in money.
Different people race at different speeds
with different goals.
It begins before we are born.
We can be and are examined and
measured even before we are born.
Our arrival is too late to discover our sex!
When we are born they weigh and
measure us and then the race is on……..
“My baby walked at 10 months”
“Mine did at 9 months”
From now on we are urged to be bigger,
better  and faster.
A babywalker, slide, swing,
roller skates and bike give us more speed.
Our clothes are bought two sizes too big
We are tested in school
points equal further education
Childhood is shortened if
we are good at sports
rewards are enormous
if we are successful
Houses and moneybags represent
status and possessions
Bigger house, faster car, more money
Dropouts are forced to take part
to survive
Sometimes come up against a brick wall.
The people spanning the gap
represent help – counselling –
further education or financial
The annual holiday, hospital
or external forces
represented here by rain and snow
can make us slow down
some slip or are stepped on by others
some break the law.
Though not all in prison are guilty
Some want to slow down aeging
appearing as “Mutton dressed as lamb”
Retirement, early or late,
is the official Finish.
Only then do we allow ourselves time
to do all the things
we always wanted to do
supported by our wealth,
our families or the state
We have time to talk, to read, to paint
or spend in the garden
time for everything
and anything – As we reach the last lap
we move quite slowly
hopefully with time to do all those things
and hopefully to move onto
whatever we expect to find
when our race is finally run………….

 

 

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1997
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Look to the future 3

Nothing stays the same
and some things in life – never change
The past is a great place to visit
But the present is the only place to live
Look to the future with positive expectation
Because the future starts
right now

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Happy ever after

Falling in love is a game of chance
Getting married is a bit of a lottery
Luck will probably determine our fate
When you fall in love with some one
you don’t know what else you might get
A bossy mother-in-law
An interfering brother-in-law
or a thwarted ex-lover
lurking in the undergrowth!
You could find out that she was betrothed
to the king of Prussia at birth
or that he is really
the long lost heir to billions!
It is of course also true
that you might get a second mother
some wonderful children
in fact a whole new extended family
who will welcome you with open arms
into their homes
and only enter yours when asked!
We do not walk around with details
of our religious preferences nor our historical,
social, financial or cultural backgrounds
displayed permanently for all to study
before a friendship starts
So it’s usually too late – Love has struck
But only two fall in love
Only two get married
Only two have to live with their consequences
If only all “Well meaning”
“Interfering” – “Outsiders” would leave them alone
to make their own decisions
To be together
To make their own mistakes
To live their own lives
Then there would be so much less heartache
and so much more happiness Ever After

For fun I have randomly selected
some of examples of what you might get
If you are lucky or even if you are not
But remember Love has no barriers

 

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2001
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The Apartments – behind closed doors

Landmark memories fill our lives
like birthdays, growing up, moving out
getting married, starting a family
and then
building a comfortable Lifestyle
for ourselves
in this apartment block we can view bits of Life
being lived
through each window we see small snippets
of how some people live their private lives
Some good times and Some bad times
Big troubles and small trials
As we look behind closed doors
Major dilemma and great happiness
separated by only
by a single wall

 

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2007 
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Road to success

The road to success may be paved
with right turns and wrong turns
a selection of detours, copious diversions
along with several dead ends,
it probably has a sprinkling of U-turns
and miles and miles and miles
and miles of effort
So that when you finally reach your goal,
when you eventually achieve your aim
when you are sucessfully adjudged to be
“the best of the best”
Then that success,
like the journey can be very sweet

 

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2007 
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