I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs, make us think more deeply about something.
Each Friday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought-provoking.
I hope you will too.
No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning.
Native American Proverb
Are we really simply talking about a river here, or our inner yearning to be a child again, to be free of responsibility, to be carefree, unburdened and spontaneous?
We may not be able to start completely over, when things go badly, but we can start somewhere, and from there move forward. Do you agree?
Or could you think of another metaphorical application for this proverb?
The quote I have chosen this week also refers to the theme of childhood.
Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.”
Jess Lair, Author
What do you make of the words of Proverbial wisdom this Friday?
Are they Something to Ponder About?
Join in the discussion by leaving a comment. I would love to hear your thoughts.