Following on from yesterday’s post, here are several more Ethiopian proverbs from the list my wife laid on my desk…
- A mouse that wants to die goes to sniff the cat’s nose.
- When spiders’ webs unite they can tie up a lion.
- A house can’t be built for a rainy season that is past.
- The person who grew up without correction shall find his mouth slipping instead of his foot.
No explanation comes with them but I think the meanings are pretty universally understood. I just imagined, after maybe a family evening dinner or sitting around a BBQ on the weekend, putting them up for a family discussion. Sadly our kids are all grown up and flown the coop, but with them as late pre-teens or teenagers I think we could have had some interesting discussions.
If you try it let me know how it goes.