Sunday, April 6th, 2014
WHAT IF TRITE IS STILL TRUE?
I had a discussion with my Mexican neighbor about old sayings or “dichos”.
It was fun seeing English sayings through new eyes.
New eyes saw the wisdom.
Try these on with new eyes–as if you had to act on them tomorrow:
-You never know what you can do until you try.
-Waste not, want not.
-Variety is the spice of life.
-Don’t judge a book by its cover.
What if you made those real and didn’t bat them away because of familiarity?
And here are some for fun from my conversation with Pilar.
-Hierba mala nunca muere—A bad weed never dies-give up changing someone
-Peor es chile y aqua lejos—Even worse is a chile and water that’s far away so don’t feel sorry for yourself
-Hacer de la peidras pan—Make bread out of rocks–sort of if you have lemons
-No le picas peras al Olmo—Don’t try to pick pears from an Elm tree. Face reality.
This conversation began with a salutation for my Birthday.
-Gallina vieja hace buen caldo.
An old hen makes good broth.
Bueno. What can I say to that!