Saturday, January 9, 2016

The green stone


Eyal, my sweet grandson in Australia, can help illustrate another Yiddish proverb.

If a stone stays in one place, it becomes overgrown with grass.
Az der shteyn ligt af eyn ort vert er oykh bavaksn mit groz.
.אַז דער שטיין ליגט אויף איין אָרט ווערט ער אויך באַוואַקסן מיט גראָז

English proverb expressing the converse: A rolling stone gathers no moss.

German gloss (unattested): Als (wenn) der Stein liegt auf einem Ort wird er auch bewachsen mit Grass.
Check out the proverb in many languages at Proverbial Planet.
P.S. I added an update to the earlier post if you'd like to learn more about illegal firearms in my country.


Cloudia said...

Thank you for a post to appreciate on many levels. Good Shabbat to you, Dear

Kay said...

Then again, I do love mossy rocks. LOL

Gosia k said...

Dina I believe in some situations is true

cieldequimper said...

Sweet shot and I need to apply this to myself!

VP said...

We have a similar saying, but I can't remember it now...

Richard Lawry said...

I knew there was a reason that I stay on the go all the time. I don't want to become overgrown with grass. Shabbat Shalom! An Arkie's Musings

William Kendall said...

Eyal looks like he's having fun!