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Tuesday, February 14, 2023



We thought putting wisdom in short, memorable chunks was a good idea

We called them "proverbs" and found them satisfying to repeat 

All cultures have them, many of us have had this same good idea in different times and places

Some of transparent and obvious, others are mysterious, opaque to an outsider 

If space aliens had proverbs, we wouldn't understand them 

Or maybe we would, the way we understand this one from Spain:

"If the jug hits the rock, it's bad for the jug

And if the rock hits the jug, it's bad for the jug."  

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