Saturday, May 25, 2013

eggplant proverb

Oya no iken to nasu no hana: sen ni hitotsumo muda wa nai. The words translate roughly to "A parent's advice and an eggplant blossom: There is not one in a thousand that goes to waste." Meaning: As an eggplant blossom can always be counted on to become an eggplant, so too, advice from a parent never goes to waste.

1 comment:

  1. I like "an eggplant can always be counted on to become an eggplant"; so true of offspring of all flavours. I'd have to argue that not all parental advice is worth keeping, but perhaps I am being too literal. Eggplants are gorgeous, aren't they?