Comforting Thought: Rangimārie

Every Picture Tells A Story: by Maori Goddess Taranga by Robyn Kahukiwa

Kua rongo ake au…

Mā te karakia me te inoi

Me te noho puku

Ka tau te rangimārie

ki a tātau katoa

I have learned that…

everyone can do a karakia

Atea a Rangi - Star Maps of the Maori and Pacific Peoples
The Star Compass Atea a Rangi in Napier, New Zealand (Photo by A.Dennis)

Kua rongo ake au…

Mā te āta katakata āta harikoa anō

Mā te hiki ake i te wairua

E tau tonu ai te māramatanga

He tamaiti koe nā Te Kaihanga

I have learned that…

Today (and everyday) you can use laughter

To ease your mamae and your temporary pain

and help you put into perspective that seemingly

terrible defeat of the moment

~ From Words of a Kaumātua by Haare Williams.

Book Review: Words of a Kaumātua by Haare Williams

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2 thoughts on “Comforting Thought: Rangimārie

    1. Absolutely! I love your catchphrase the art of survival by laughter. Most people don’t make me laugh but my partner, the Polish Bear has me in fits of laughter constantly. Its important to laugh a lot, I agree 👍 😘🧡

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