SITTING ON BENCHES–A GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT

on the bench in bellingen outside the IGA

AND OTHER SEATS. I am rather a renowned sitter. That’s one of my major accomplishments of 2010. One of my favourite quotes ( loosely) is by Lois W re. her husband Bill W.

Bill never ran when he could walk

Walked when he could sit.

Sat when he could lie.

It’s a kind of motto for me.

I also subscribe to THE IDLER.

I have sat at windows for many years. Looking out over whichever World is before me at the time.  I have sat looking at whatever World is inside me at the time as well. In 2010, I sat outside the local Independent Grocery on a bench and showed her Town to the baby. I am also a great Bench Sitter and people tend to come up and yarn to me.

hear no evil see no evil speak no evil 

NELLIBELLINGEN ON FACEBOOK.

Benches, Seats, Chairs and other Yaaning Places.

A bench is a piece of furniture, on which several people may sit at the same time. Benches are typically made of wood, but may also be made of metal, stone, or synthetic materials. Many benches have arm and back rests; some have no back rest and can be sat on from either side. …
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bench_(furniture)

Benches, Seats, Chairs and other Yaaning Places 2010 Illustrated.

LORIKEETS ON METAL BENCH AT RALEIGH THE STRETCHER BENCH

Lorikeets on a metal bench at the WORKERS’ COTTAGE in Raleigh N.S.W.

The stretcher bench. Been a lot of Yaaning with my daughter, Kati B, in 2010.

THE BREAKFAST TABLE AT RALEIGH SAIL URUNGA COMMODORE SITTING ON THE WOODEN CHAIRS AT THE ROUND TABLE

The breakfast Yaaning table at the Cottage. Sitting on wooden chairs every morning with Izzy Foreal. 

Suitable also for visiting Commodores to have a Yaan.  http://sailurunga.org.au/

VISITORS GUIDE AT REPTON Christmastime down at Nambucca Heads

There is a bench inside this shelter. Its up on Perry’s Hill at Repton. There is a bench. And a view. But absolutely no GUIDE at all. Good Luck, Visitors.

I haven’t sat on this bench at Nambucca Heads but it looks good.

nambucca on trove

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A bench in URUNGA outside the bakery and newsagent. Pretty humble for a bench.  Nevertheless – a bench is still a bench.

The versatile stretcher bench being used by 2 people. Magby and Casey giggle more than yaan. Benches are sometimes laughing places.

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Its possible to accommodate 3 person on the S.B. That allows for intimate conversation and more complex Yaaning.

The yellow click clack lounge is more of a bench than a lounge. I bought it in Ulmarra at the Rathgar Opshop. Trouble is, noone seems to sit on it.

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The NORTH BEACH  bench overlooking the River swimming pool.

Tucked away in the brick building on the left of the pic are the benches and tables used for picnics in wet weather and when the sun is too bright. That’s North Beach again. The benches are all pretty old but they work.

Seems to me now  that my great accomplishment for 2010 is clearly the art of the Bench. The arthritis in the knees was the motivating factor. It eliminated the rug on ground, the sprawled on grass and many other Yaaning and resting options and brought the bench seriously into focus in my Vision of Life.

Then, having discovered the Bench, I have been introduced to the

  • casual conversation
  • deep silent intimacy with unknown persons
  • deep verbal intimacy with people I will most likely not encounter again and have never encountered before
  • passing parades and fleeting thoughts
  • and a place to rest before I fall down whilst holding The Baby.

In addition, I am now seeing the Bench as an art form and an offline facebook.

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Once again, North Beach ( also known as Mylestom after Tom Myles ), features a traditional bench. The bench at the Pool. Seems to me there is a hierarchy in bench rights as well. Age counts. The fishing bench incorporates the practical with the the restful.

A slatted bench in Urunga.

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A sloping bench for the lorikeets.

2011 – ON THE BENCH.

In Yiddish, to bench means to bless, from Latin benedīcere. In Jewish-English it refers to any of a number of blessings given or recited, among them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bench

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bench

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