Well, where did that week go? Lately it seems as though Saturday slips up on me faster than it used to. So, what do I share with you this week?

Seeing that we are celebrating our wedding anniversary of 59 years this week, I thought it might be appropriate to share a bit of trivia with y’all relating to wedded bliss. Ever wonder where the term “Better Half” comes from?

The reality of the saying is that it is a tale from the Middle East. Yes, believe it or not, as I understand it, the origin of the modern spouse’s humility when introducing his mate as his “better half” came from a tear-jerking tale out of the Middle East.

As the story goes – a Bedouin had offended his prince and as was the way things were back then, the husband was to be put to death.

But, as luck would have it, the Bedouin’s wife truly loved him and pleaded for her spouse’s life by saying something that goes like the following:

“O great Prince, the blasphemy is horrible, I confess.

But it is not my whole husband who has thus rendered himself guilty towards Thee.”

“Not thy whole husband,” the Prince replied.

“Nay,” she continued, “it is but half, the half of him that has committed the insult; for am I not the other half, I who have never offended Thee?” Now the guilty half places itself under the protection of the innocent half and the latter cannot suffer the former to be punished.”

What are we to make of this – well, just this – it would appear that from this ancient concept of a man and woman being merged into one by marriage comes our phrase “better half.”

Don’t you feel so much smarter now.

Comical trivia:

Did you know that only Robinson Crusoe could have everything done by Friday.

Did you know that pigs are full of balony?

Seeing that I have this thing about writing – did you know that:

An editor makes a long story short.

Okay, as you can see, words aren’t coming to me like they should be so here is a quote or two before I leave you for this week:

“If you stumble, make it part of the dance.”

“In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.”

Charles Schulz

And if you don’t remember anything about this week’s blog, remember this:

“Life is like an ice cream. Enjoy it before it melts.”

Until next time! Y’all take care now, ya hear!

5 thoughts on “Better Half

  1. Congratulations! 59 amazing years!! Just don’t hear of that much these days. Very happy for you and the “other half”. Fun post! Thanx and give each other a hug and wink!

  2. Had my better half been alive we would have been married for 54 years. Both of us are perhaps among the fortunate ones who had better halves. Many end up with bitter halves on both sides of the equation.

    I don’t have an option other than to hear you loud and clear.

    1. Yes, couples like us are a rarity it seems. The film you mention in your recent post “Gangubai” seems interesting. I notice one of your blog post followers indicated the film is available on Netflix which we do subscribe to. We may try looking for it on Netflix over the next few days. Thanks for sharing the info. Have a great day.

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