Thursday, June 9, 2016
Wise Old Sayings.....Maybe
Everybody knows a few wise old sayings. Adages. Axioms. You know the kind of thing I mean, surely.
Well, I was thinking about just that sort of stuff this morning. It occurred to me while I was talking to myself because I was pretty sure that I was making the wrong choice but I did it anyway. That's when I heard my grandmother's words coming right out of my own mouth: Nothing beats a success but a failure.
She always used to say that and it never did make sense to me, not then and not now either. But, somehow, it still sorta seems appropriate. Maybe not a wise old saying but an interesting one and certainly inscrutable.
Perhaps I would have been better off taking my mother's weird advice. She always said, "Nothing succeeds like excess!" That requires less reasoning but a whole lot more gumption. She always was one to throw caution to the winds and sail as far as she could fly.
I truly don't know if I have any sayings of my own; at least I don't notice any. But I do tend to say, "It's not as bad as it looks" an awful lot, even and in fact especially when things appear utterly impossible--that's more attitude than wisdom, though. Maybe I do take after my mother in that sense.
None of that is likely to resolve this morning's dilemma however. I'm making bread again, and I'm pretty sure that I've been over-optimistic in shaping the dough into two loaves instead of just one. But I won't know until the second rising is done if I've made an error or not. I could be having teeny-tiny bread to eat this week.
Oh well. Nothing beats a success but a failure.
Truer words have never been spoken.
Teeny-tiny bread. It's not as bad as it looks. Trust me.