I'm all in, once again. This is my third year of participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. This will be an intense spurt of reading and writing for me, as I'm also editing one book and writing another. I will do my best to stay in, and keep up!
For the month of April (2017) I will be blogging and visiting other blogs. This is a fun and meaningful practice that I've taken on to increase conversations with other readers and bloggers. I am always happy to see newcomers and, whether you comment or not, you are welcome.
A Month of African Proverbs
My 2017 theme is drawn from my soon-to-be released book "Earth Mama's Spiritual Guide to Weight Loss." I have a section of my book that contains African Proverbs. I will be spending time on each of those proverbs, exploring their meaning and inspiration regarding losing weight or otherwise transforming yourself.
Here is the definition of the word proverb: (from Latin: proverbium) is a simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or experience. They are often metaphorical. A proverb that describes a basic rule of conduct may also be known as a maxim. Proverbs fall into the category of formulaic language.
I have always enjoyed proverbs and quotations. When I was growing up there was a huge complex of granaries, and on the outside of them, there were paintings of a variety of proverbs, and wise quotations. As I traveled by those huge containers, going to and from town, I would try to quickly internalize the meaning of a quote I'd select. Here we are X amount of years, later, and I am still exploring and ruminating on the wisdom to be contained in the arrangement of concisely written words, rich in layers of meaning.
I greatly look forward to your responses to the proverbs and quotes I take from my book. I hope they become personally inspirational and perhaps meaningful in your personal journey to wherever it is you are traveling.