Sunday, August 12, 2007

I did not drown this morning at the Iceberg where water is cold like COLD RIVER whereas the coffee is as hot as exotic Indian honeymoon ;-) At Iceberg there are no ordinary moments ;-) There are moments in life and even our every day, that unbeknown to us, Warm droplets of wisdom fall upon us

Some people you come across coffee shops are better than others and Charles Bali could not disagree less ;-) Chariots of Sun: Steve Burton

What does Bondi Iceberg stand for. The Russians and the French have revolutions. Australia has passion for swimming and running. Today, Paul and Jennifer informed me that it only rained once in the last 37 years on the Sunday when the notorious CITY to SURF run takes place. There were waves of human bodies rolling down the Ben Buckley's cliff this morning as depleted Iceberg swimmers lapped the pool on the Notts Avenue ...

Definition of Iceberg:
A unique representation of a fast disappearing Australian culture; one that doesn’t take itself too seriously, one where competition is important but where a fair-go, generosity and mateship are even more so.
– Larry Mounser, Media Dragon from the Sunday Life Magazine

For the first time in the 37-year history of the event, The Sun-Herald is helping you to change the lives of others by raising money for your favourite charity as your run. Considered to be one of most famous fun-runs in the world, the 14km event attracts up to 60000 people each August. LISA TAYLOR: top fundraiser

Icegergs of Bondi: Lord Ted and Terry People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within
The spaces between your fingers were created for swimming and so that another's could fill them in ;-) Characters like Lord Ted will tell you that when you want to test the depths of a stream, don’t use both feet...
Science obsessed Terry likes to share this snippet from Roger who said: Doctors and scientists said that breaking the four-minute mile was impossible, that one would die in the attempt. Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line, I figured I was dead.
Roger Bannister (After becoming the first person to break the four-minute mile, 1952)

The sermon on the mount has long been rightly understood as both a starting-point and a summation of Jesus ’s teaching. It begins with the Beatitudes (Mt. 5:3-12), in which Jesus delineates the categories of people he says enjoy special favor. The Beatitudes are all familiar to us as sayings, the best known being blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. But what, really, are they? Is Jesus merely pronouncing a blessing, offering good wishes to those whom he chooses to single out? In fact, there ’s more to the story than that.

The Beatitudes provide a dizzying commentary designed to turn upside down the political and social world of the Roman Empire of Caesar Augustus and of the Jewish religious elite of Judea and Jerusalem. This is the opening move of a more drastic and fundamental reassessment of political and social affairs, applying not only to its own time but to all future times, down to our day. More still: It points to the increasing fulfillment in this world of the promise of the human condition as such — and of the struggle against vast and daunting but not insurmountable obstacles that such fulfillment will require.

Jesus describes those who are truly fortunate, the lucky ones of their day. But it is not emperors, conquerors, priests, and the wealthy who enjoy this favor. Rather, it is the common people, those whom earthly success has largely passed by: the poor, the meek, the persecuted, the peacemakers. How can this be? Because though they may have been denied worldly success, what cannot be taken away from them is their potential to live rightly by one another. It is all too easy for those who enjoy the pleasures of this world to try to float above such obligations. Jesus goes on to say that so long as ordinary people stand for the right things and do not retreat in their rightness before those who seem to have more power, what ’s right will prevail. It’s their kingdom — a kingdom organized not from the top down, but from the bottom up. In the Beatitudes, Jesus offers a description of the community of goodwill his teaching will build in this world...

Havelites shall inherit the earth not shallow characters we tend to come across in who accumulate the riches ; We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. The glass is neither half-full nor half-empty: it's twice as big as it needs to be; [Sometimes bluetongue winner who swim in 14 degree freezing water are not grinners ;-( Lap 15 First over the line without blowing it ;-) Media Dragons - Joe aka Jozef Imrich ... ; Life lessons ]
•• On Thursday Bob Carr invaded another Sydney Iceberg, the Glebe Bookshop, just before the parliamentary staff farewelled Ian Wotton Glebe and Parliamentary Stories filled with intrigues and myths ; Anthony Loewenstein was busy for the last four months travelling around Cuba and the Middle East Dubai, Egypt, Iran etc; amazingly he enjoyed Iran the most Anthony ; Jack and others including Mr and Mrs Loewenstein were part of the great debate My Israel Question Launched at Gelebe Books by Peter Manning