Proverbs and sayings often provide us with wise words from all corners of the world.
Best savoured a little at a time, these sayings are passed down from generation to generation.
Each Friday, I post a saying, or proverb and a quote that I find thought-provoking. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Don’t open a shop unless you know how to smile –
Is this proverb just as it says, or could it have a deeper meaning?
C.S. Lewis wrote, “We read to know we’re not alone.”
For years I read to my children, and all but one enjoys the fruits of a world of knowledge and ideas forged through either books, magazines or via the Web. The youngest one, I am happy to say, has now discovered the delights of reading poetry! Perhaps those years of reading have finally paid off?
Reading is a solitary activity, yet it makes accessible a world of people and ideas, via our imagination. I am never alone when I read.
When I read non-fiction books, I am with the author, and in a fictional tale, usually crime fiction, I am in the mind of the protagonist.
Do you agree with C.S. Lewis, and do you always identify with the protagonist?
Amanda – Something to Ponder About