08 June 2010

Make hay while the sun shines.

Make hay while the sun shines.

I thought it to myself this afternoon, and then I thought about how the meaning has changed over time and generations. When my grandfather repeated this idiom, he actually meant that he needed to cut the hay, bundle it, and store it before rain arrived. My mom was most likely to repeat it when she needed to accomplish something before a work deadline, the end of a vacation, or someone arriving at the house. For me, I was desperate (after doing my homework) to get in a run, a date with George, and a blog entry before my work load significantly increases tomorrow. My hay is in the barn, and I can rest well.

1 comment:

Janie said...

Love this...especially the last line. Great insight and an awesome thought.