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Think or sink!

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

117a. Vom Regen in die Traufe.
117b. From the rain into the eaves.

This is the gentler version of the English proverb
'From the frying pan into the fire'


While trying to escape from one danger, we may get into another even more serious.
In the rain one will get wet but in the eaves one will get washed down with the rain water!

Footnotes:-
Vom = from the
Regen = the rain,
in die = into the
Traufe = eaves
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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Are Family reunions very similar to travel?
They both are probably very closely related.

When we travel, we get to meet our other family members.
When the other family members travel, we get to meet them.

So the emotions of these happy reunions turn out to be one and the same.
For me it involves several spikes in the blood sugar and blood pressure.

Are our strong emotions also being circulated by our
blood stream - just as oxygen and other nutrients???
 

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
A proverb a day to brighten the day!

118a. Vorrats nimmer schadet.
118b. A storage never hurts.

It is always better to have something stored and not need it
than need it very badly and sadly not bothered to store it.

footnotes:-
Vorrats = a stock of
nimmer = never
schadet = hurts


Interestingly 'n' is used for negation as in many other languages.
Immer = always and nimmer = never
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!
119a. Wahrheit gibt kurzen Bescheid, Luege macht viel Redens.
119b. Truth gives one short answer, lies can make many reasons.

It is universally accepted that no one can be lie successfully all their life.
As they say in Tamil, "gettikkaaran poi ettu naaL mattume!"

It is said those who speak the truth need not remember too much - except the truth.
Those who speak untruths have to remember not just what they have told to people
but also what was told to whom, when, where and why !

footnotes:-
Wahrheit = truth
gibt = gives
kurzen = one short
Bescheid = answer
Luege = lies
macht = make
viel = many
Redens = reasons.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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It is one of the wonders of the human body.

It shows a spike in the fasting blood sugar ... both when
the medicine is an overdose or is an under dose!

When the medicine is under dose it is
unable to keep in check the blood sugar value.

When the medicine is overdosed and brings down the blood sugar value drastically,
the reserve from the body is released elevating the fasting blood sugar to form spikes!

To me it sounds like the extreme choice
between the Devil and the Deep Sea!
Or the Roaring Fire and Frying pan!
Or the Drenching Rain and the Draining Eaves!

What God had created to protect the body from harm, is itself harming the human body!
My Doctor Father was right in calling the human body 'A finely tuned musical instrument!'

IF Only the human body can be re-tuned as easily as the delicate musical instruments!!!
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
A proverb a day to brighten the day!

120a. Was du allein wissen willst, das sage niemand.
120b. What you alone wish to know, tell that to no one.


oruvar aRinthaal adhu rahasiyam.
iruvar aRinthaal adhu parasiyam.

moovar aRinthaal adhai viraivil anaivarum aRivar.

footnotes:-
Was = what
du = you
allein = alone
willst = wish
wissen = to know
sage = tell
das = that
niemand = (to) no one
 

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
Most of us get into troubles / or grow old doubly fast because
we tend to do much more than what we are capable of doing
or much more than our fair share of the chores and tasks.

The Server becomes worn out and old while the Served Ones
thrive and remain young forever... with neither worries nor work! :(
 

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