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4 AUGUST 2011 : ESTAP: BROKEN DAY NO 4

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/broken

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a. Incomplete: a broken set of books.

b. Being in a state of disarray; disordered: troops fleeing in broken ranks.

EYES 3 The Australian Women's Weekly (1932 - 1982), Wednesday 22 October 1975,

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article55186338

(1975, October 22). The Australian Women’s Weekly

EYES 2 The Australian Women's Weekly (1932 - 1982), Wednesday 22 October 1975,

 

in a state of disarray

THE YAAN.

The yaan is almost always in a state of disarray. Broken lines of thought. Free ranging ideas and lost threads. I came across these illustrations from the AUSTRALIAN WOMENS WEEKLY this morning and I have used them for two major reasons. One reason is that they evoke the era in which I was growing up and learning to draw. I was in my 20s when this edition came out and the Eyes featured greatly in makeup and allure. The 2nd reason for using them is to do with the state of disarray.  I seem to have eyes all over the place most of the time and a good deal of difficulty in drawing conclusions or correlating data.

Just about the best thing in reaching my 7th decade of earthly life is NOT ANSWERING TO ANYONE ANYMORE. I do not have to correlate . I do not have to draw conclusions. I can sit here on my eBENCH and say or do whatsoever I please, whensoever I please.

And I can Yaan. About this and about that. Or about nothing at all. Broken and incomplete – and not very urgent about it.

My family feels a bit broken at the moment with one MOB moving 1000kms away. Could be that stronger threads hold us together than I can see, just at the moment.

The Red Chook is on my brekkie table. She is as cheeky as. Same as the Black Hen and Scrubby. The three of them being all that is left after the foxes, makes a new and rather odd flock. Guess that’s what breaking does. Terminates one thing and what remains forms into something different.  Disarray into Array. Incomplete into a new Completion.

The http://www.thefreedictionary.com/confused includes the state of disarray and the broken ranks in its definition of confusion.

We had that when the grandmother and the baby collided and in doing so broke bones. As well as the snapped skeleton there was the disarray of the normal ‘troops’.

Who was to take on what role ?

Where was everybody?

What needed to be done?

Who had what abilities for the new situation ?

What new needs had arisen from the Breaking ?

It was a state of disarray.

KEY POINTS ABOUT ‘BROKEN’ FOR ME SO FAR.

  • When something breaks – more than that thing is broken.
  • When something is broken – it does not simply disappear – it comes into a new form.
  • Following the Breaking and preceding the new form is confusion in various forms.
  • The thing that forms after a break might be better or worse –whatever – but one thing is for sure – it will be DIFFERENT from what went before.

 

ACTIVE MEDITATION

Why Active Meditation?
– by Maneesha James
We may understand the need to minimize stress and to unwind…But to sit down for twenty minutes, to close our eyes and attempt to still our incessant thoughts…and restless body…

“At times in meditation it seems that something within has snapped, and this experience is frightening.
     It is possible, it is absolutely possible.
     Fear is unnecessary, although it is natural that you feel afraid.
It creates a lot of heat, as well.
     That, too, is possible. It is possible because your whole inner mechanism undergoes a change. All your connections with the body begin to get loose, and new connections begin to form in their places. Old bridges are broken and new ones are formed. Old doors close and new ones open. So the whole house is being altered. That is why you think that many things within you are breaking down, and then you feel scared. It is natural, because the whole system goes through a state of disarray and disorder. It happens in times of transition.
     When a new order arises out of this chaos it will be altogether different from the old; it will be incomparably unique. Then you will forget that some thing like an old order ever existed. And even when you remember it you will wonder how on earth you could put up with it.
     All this is possible.”

Even in footie, the state of disarray and the fractures appear.

With the Tigers in a state of disarray as internal fractures cruel their 2011 campaign, the Cowboys can make it eight straight at home.

And in Death. 

http://www.lenrussellfunerals.com.au/pre-planning.htm

Despite its inevitability, death is part and parcel of life. It makes us fearful and uncomfortable about the unknown. Through the fear of our own death, we do not wish to confront it in others. The loss of one of our closest loved ones can be very real and very immediate and can often leave us in a state of disbelief and disarray.
Consequently when death occurs many people are unprepared for the decisions and arrangements that must be made.

3 AUGUST 2011 : ESTAP : BROKEN DAY NO 3

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/broken

3. Having been violated: a broken promise.

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9.47 am. had intended sitting here for a bit but instead I am going up the South Arm Road to have lunch with the Girls in the Bush. I shall do some thinking about Broken Promises while I am away. I put up this pic from the Growers’ Markets in Bellingen last month – just wondering what broken promises are amongst them and how they have affected their lives.

What does a broken promise do to the people involved ?

Late afternoon : Right. Back from the Bush and thinking about  BROKEN PROMISES.

I don’t make many promises anymore. I don’t make many commitments either. I don’t think I will do much writing about it either. I will take a look at what other people say. sing. think and do about them.

 

BROKEN PROMISES.

  • WHO?
  • WHAT?
  • WHEN?
  • WHERE?
  • HOW?
  • WHY?

BROKEN PROMISES

GUESS WE ALL HAVE A FEW

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SOME GOOGLED BROKEN PROMISES. LET’S THINK ABOUT IT !

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The promise given was a necessity of the past:  the word broken is a necessity of the present.  Niccolo Machiavelli

http://www.quotegarden.com/promises.html

2 AUGUST 2011 :ESTAP: BROKEN DAY 2 AND SUNDERED

2. Sundered by divorce, separation, or desertion of a parent or parents

MICHAEL AND MY TYRE IN MURWILLUMBAH.

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TORN ASUNDER.

Well, lets take a look at this 2nd definition of BROKEN. The dictionary was talking about divorce and separation and then when I started looking through the shoebox of pics, I was attracted not by the various images of the offspring and results of divorce and separation but by the photo of my tyre in Murwillumbah.  I had  been driving on that tyre and wondering why things were a little wobbly. Torn asunder is that tyre. The fine men at Beaurepaires and Michael, the caretaker of my Charade vehicle, all gave me “looks”. Looks which went beyond disapproval and into the realms of disbelief.

So – the tyre was BROKEN.

One thing that is coming to mind for me is that the breaking of one thing leads often to the breaking of others. Either that or the circumstances around are dishevelled at the time. When the tyre reached the condition in the picture above, the rest of my life had just survived a shattering and I didn’t even notice the deterioration of one more seemingly small thing.  When I was considering the Baby’s broken leg yesterday, I began to think of how many other things have been disarranged along with it.

And when I come back to the dictionary’s image of the sundering caused by divorce, separation or desertion of a parent ; ah how many more things are broken or at least damaged by that?

Googling the word SUNDERED led me to mostly fantasy and sci-fi and gaming titles. Sometimes a Good Sundering is needed to break through into new worlds and to shake off the shattered fragments of the old disorder.

The almost complete sundering  of the tyre did lead me to a good quality new set under Michael’s guidance. One more drive could have seen me and the Charade broken in a ditch.

Second day into broken and I am realising that I treat the word with moral judgement. There are other ways to consider the whole concept of BREAKING.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/sunder

sundered.

http://www.wowwiki.com/Sundered_Monolith

http://www.tripleacegames.com/SunderedSkies.php

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sundered_Heart

http://www.wowhead.com/item=30083/ring-of-sundered-souls

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

1 AUGUST 2011 : ESTAP : BROKEN: DAY 1

BROKEN.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/broken

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Its Monday morning here in Australia. Monday morning and the first day of  new month. This week’s photo challenge is BROKEN and I am going to see what happens if we do our Yaaning on the Photo Challenge Topics.

Sit down awhile and I shall take a look through my images and see what’s been broken in this last little while.

I was out on the Highway a couple of weeks back when I caught sight of a car on the median strip and another blocking the Southbound lanes. A young woman was driving one of the cars and 2 gents the other. It was a lucky accident in its own way with noone hurt too bad and neither car totally trashed. They were, however, BROKEN.  Dented and damaged and the people’s travel plans were ruined as well as their nerves.

The PACIFIC HIGHWAY is not a road I am able to be fond of or proud of. I will put some links up about it and I think it could well be described as a Broken Road.

http://www.ozroads.com.au/NSW/RouteNumbering/National%20Routes/1/pacifc.htm

OZROADS

RTA UPGRADES

URUNGA PACIFIC HIGHWAY WORKS BEGIN

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http://www.thefreedictionary.com/broken

1. Forcibly separated into two or more pieces; fractured: a broken arm; broken glass.

The Old Dog from next door is a wee bit broken down. His legs are arthritic and twisted and  he can no longer chase off the foxes. I have taken a look at the Free Dictionary Online and there are a good few dimensions to Brokenness listed there.

The first one is “Forcibly separated into two or more pieces.”

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Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 – 1954), Tuesday 21 February 1933.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41176308

broken Cairns Post (Qld. 1909 - 1954), Tuesday 21 February 1933,

Some of us are mugs-just bought

and sold.

Some of us are broke-ah, that’s a

fact;

Some of us are not broke-only

cracked.

2. Sundered by divorce, separation, or desertion of a parent or parents