One of my hobbies is collecting rural sayings, quotes, and metaphors.
“He’s as happy as a dead pig in the sunshine.” I’ve always heard that in my neck of the woods. When I took the above photo in Honduras, I told the villagers the saying . When it was interpeted, they all laughed. They’d never heard it before.
Last week I asked a fellow how he was doing. His answer told a story: “It’s been rough. I’ve been in a hard fight with a short stick.” That told it all.
Do you have any rural sayings you like? I’d love to hear them.
In April I’ll be traveling to Honduras for a week of ministry and learning. The photo above describes perfectly why I love the people of this country. In the village of Pueblo Nuevo, a lady became homeless when her husband lost their home gambling and then disappeared with another woman. Her church was in the process of building her a home when I took this photo.
I look forward to seeing this completed home in April.
As I travel the “developing world” I’m stunned by the truth that those who often seem to have so little are most willing to give sacrificially.