Saturday, 26 January 2013

Like the Dew Before the Sun

As I watch the snow melting away on the lawn, an old south Midlands saying, "like dew before the sun", comes to mind. And, like many such sayings, such as "frit" for frightened, or "spawny get" for a lucky person, we seem to be the poorer for their passing or lessening.

It strikes me that we are all like dew before the sun. As the day wears on, we  stealthily slip away. And so we are gone - our hopes and fears, struggles and sorrows and successes all now unremembered, like dew before the sun.

Of course, the dew has not ceased to exist. It has merely changed its state. Perhaps there's a metaphor in there somewhere.

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