And now, since I’m in a loverly mood, a few Calabrian proverbs on relationships, love, and the like:
- A carni supra all’ossu mera.
Meat on the bones adorns.
The book I found these in expands (my translation): “The concept of traditional feminine beauty isn’t lean and long-limbed, which came from the style of America after World War II . . . . According to the Calabrese tradition, a beautiful woman must also be robust, with roundness and feminine features well-accentuated.”
Gotta love the Calabrese!
- Ama l’omu toi cu i vizii soi.
Love your man with all his faults.
I think this is a good one for everyone, don’t you? If you truly choose to love someone (I’m a big believer that love is a choice), you love everything about them even if some things frustrate the hell out of you sometimes. Ahem.
- A megghju palora esta chija chi no nesci.
The best words are those that never leave the mouth.
This last one isn’t specified for love, but I think this can be good advice in relationships. Yes, I believe in honesty and openness, but not every thought needs expression.
What do you think about these lovely proverbs?
Happy Love Thursday everyone!