Tuesday, May 16, 2017

If things could talk . . .

Ry Cooder

Apparently, there's a proverb stating:
"Walls have ears."
I can't recall hearing this one, but I'm no wall. Now, I don't really mind if walls have ears, so long as they don't have tongues, because "if doors could tell who's turned the knob," that's already wall enough for me, for if doors could speak, then so would walls be able.

Now, we do say of some people:
"Talking to him is like talking to a wall!"
But is that a problem of hearing or of speaking? Anyway, I'd modify the proverb as follows:
"If walls have ears, they must lack tongues."
Ry Cooder tells us the consequences if things could talk.



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