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A Crisis   (29.11.09)

I wanted to visit you on my way to Macedonia, and to come back to you from Macedonia and have you send me on to Judea. Was I vacillating when I wanted to do this? Do I make my plans according to ordinary human standards, ready to say 'Yes, yes' and 'No, no' at the same time? As surely as God is faithful, our word to you has not been 'Yes and No.' For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you, Silvanus and Timothy and I, was not 'Yes and No'; but in him it is always 'Yes.' For in him every one of God's promises is a 'Yes.'

— 2 Corinthians 1.16-19

It is easier to say 'Yes' to people. But if you say 'Yes' to everyone, you end up contradicting yourself: saying 'Yes' to one thing logically means saying 'No' to something else.

— George Connor, retiring Bishop of Dunedin, 28 November 2009 (paraphrased)

crisis: c.1425, from Gk. krisis "turning point in a disease" (used as such by Hippocrates and Galen), lit. "judgment," from krinein "to separate, decide, judge."

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Macaw, Dunedin   (28.11.09)

Macaw, Dunedin

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Vineyard, Wanaka   (26.11.09)

Vineyard, Wanaka

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Lakeside, Te Anau   (25.11.09)

Lakeside, Te Anau

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View from north of Highway 6, Queenstown   (25.11.09)

View from north of Highway 6, Queenstown

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Sunset over Lake Te Anau   (23.11.09)

Sunset over Lake Te Anau

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Post and Telegraph II, Arrowtown   (22.11.09)

Post and Telegraph I, Arrowtown

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Post and Telegraph I, Arrowtown   (22.11.09)

Post and Telegraph I, Arrowtown

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Lake Te Anau   (22.11.09)

Lake Te Anau

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Tauhou feeding, Te Anau   (21.11.09)

Tauhou feeding, Te Anau

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A Wild Rose, Te Anau   (21.11.09)

A Wild Rose, Te Anau

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Caution: Power Lines, Te Anau   (20.11.09)

Caution: Power Lines

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Boat Safety Check List, Te Anau   (20.11.09)

Boat Safety Check List

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On Lake Te Anau   (19.11.09)

On Lake Te Anau

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The Fault of It   (11.11.09)

Some may have blamed us that we cease to speak
Of things we spoke of in our verses early,
Saying: a lovely voice is such as such;
Saying: that lady's eyes were sad last week,
Wherein the world's whole joy is born and dies;
Saying: she hath this way or that, this much
Of grace, this way or that, this much
Of grace, this little misericorde;
Ask us no further word;
If we were proud, then proud to be so wise
Ask us no more of all the things ye heard;
We may not speak of them, they touch us nearly.

— Ezra Pound

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