“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”
I became fascinated with traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within just a few, succinct words. I marveled at their ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age.
Several years ago, I created ‘Proverbial Friday’ on my blog. Mostly anonymous, proverbs are a portal through time to generations past and echo a diverse range of cultures. They speak, to me, of the experiences of many lessons learnt and the wisdom from thousands of lives already lived.
Not only that, but they offer us knowledge; knowledge that is passed to us in much the same way relay runners might pass a baton. Once it’s handed over, it is up to us what we do with it and how we pass it on.
The house that is built after every man’s advice
seldom gets a roof.
~ Danish Proverb
What could the Danish proverb be telling us? Is it similar to the trite saying: Too many cooks spoil the broth?” Or could there be another layer of meaning to this quote?
I invite you to join in the discussion by leaving a comment.
Everyone’s opinion is important.
What is yours?
Proverbial Friday – Something to Ponder About