U lignu si torci quannu e’ virdi
Literally the wood is moulded when it is green.
Sicilian wisdom is practical, true and often uses metaphors from the natural world.
This phrase is symbolic of the islands basic ‘folk wisdom.’
In fact habits and character are best moulded in youth.
5 thoughts on “Sicilian saying of the day: Learning”
“to take shape” ?
That sounds good to me, it sounds prettier with the reference to shaping and pruning trees, doesn’t it?
Yes, it does – I don’t remember, where I read this: man is a tree who can walk
Beautiful, thanks for you comments and for following. You have a stunning blog too, even if all that French is freaking me out. I can do Italian but still to get to French 😉
Will add English in the future 🙂
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