Today’s post states; Clichés become clichés for a reason. Tell us about the last time a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush for you!
Cliché, hmm bet that’s French. Bet there is a story behind the word – let me Google it.
So apparently back in the days when movable type (big arse printing press where they had to put each letter in as a plate) was used, a plate would be made for commonly used phrases (That makes sense). Cliché was a French word used as the name of this printing plate (Ta Dar, There’s my answer). Today, the word cliché refers to a phrase that has been used so often it becomes commonplace – much like the common phrases on the old printing plates from which clichés get their name. Wow did you enjoy that French history lesson.
Now let’s look at what this particular Cliché means:
‘A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush’ a proverb meaning that it is better to have something that is certain than take a risk to get more, where you might lose everything.
Ok last time I stuck with certainty over taking a risk. Shit. Well I can think of two major events in my life that scream in my head, but they aren’t really anything I can talk about, for fear of who may read this. Damn it, that’s a cop out isn’t it LOL. I can but say that one is work related. I’ve always had the same job since school, yep! Certainty and stability. The other umm let’s just say I was offered a man’s hand, while I was still with another man, Yep I Stayed with Certainty.
I am a risk taker, I thought, or once I was. But it seems on the life altering things I’m a scaredy cat. That sucks! Let’s move on and not dwell on it. All’s well that ends well. Every cloud has a silver lining. In the nick of time. Time will tell. Haste makes waste. In a jiffy. Without a care in the world. The writing on the wall. Time heals all wounds. What goes around comes around.
Hang on “it is better to have something that is certain than take a risk to get more, where you might lose everything” I think maybe I was meant to write about when I stuck with certainty and it was the right choice? Well one can never really be sure if they made the right choice, right?
Yeah that’ll do. My head hurts now. I’m going back to bed.
Post 53 of 365 Writing Post Prompts 2014 (M29)