In my young mind, when my grandma used Igbo (African) proverbs like ”no matter how much a goat frowned its face, its owner still had to take it to the market to sell’‘ I literally thought she was talking about her goats.
She used to raise some goats that were either sold or killed to celebrate special occasions, and I recall looking at the faces of the goats with curious eyes to determine how they frowned.
It took maturity for it to dawn on me that the proverb was meant to address issues that we were either dodging to do or were difficult to do, yet they needed to be done.
Maybe, I should liken myself to the frowning goat in the proverb above.
For the past few days including today; though today has been super-charged busy for me, I have found every busy reason to dodge sitting down and working on my book.
I know that I could find half an hour to squeeze in yet…
Well, I say to myself, the book will not write itself lady!
Get moving! No matter how many excuses made it still has to get done right?
Like my people would also say; ”if the child likes, he should play pranks all day, his portion to weed at the farm will still wait for him.”
I am sure there are other frowning billy and nanny goats as well as pranksters like my dear self, who are using all the bucking tactics available to skirt around the needful 😉 ‘fess up to your misdeeds and lets get it rolling.
Once again, izzyasabee thank you for the invitation to take part in the three quote challenge which I have concluded and will be moving on to the next round of invitation from Vincent Wambua.
I call on these gems of my blogging World to join the fun.