Quotation for Monday 25th May 2020 - Care Community

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Quotation for Monday 25th May 2020


Good morning all,

First of all I wish everyone in UK a pleasant Spring Bank Holiday and Memorial Day in US.

My choice of quotation today has come through a bird. A noisy, squawking magpie which suddenly rose up from the tree outside my apartment window and flew off complaining loudly about something of no consequence. My goodness they are quarrelling birds. We have lots in our neighbourhood and they compete with the gulls only to be the loudest. It interrupted some lovely birdsong I'd been listening to in the background.

Some people are like gulls and magpies. Never happier than when complaining loudly, often about nothing much.

So today I've chosen no other than Plato for my quotation, and I'm sure everyone will already know a version of the first few words of it. It's heard all over the place.

"An empty vessel makes the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest babblers."

For a quotation to be so well known, and be used for so long, I think there may definitely be at least a grain of truth in it!

Enjoy your day!

5 Replies

That made me smile today Callendersgal. The birds and the quote....both coming together nicely. We gave a mele of noise here with crows, gulls, magpies and wood pigeons. What a cacophony!

The quote is very apt.

Enjoy your day. Xxxxx😘🌈

CallendersgalModerator in reply to sassy59

Morning sassy59, I was just replying to Jerry on the PWB forum who said he has a magpie that sits on his car and admires itself in the wing mirror. And I said that I remember one flying into my room as a child and pinching a glittering bit of jewellery from Woolworth's that I'd once spent all my pocket money on! Birds can make a real racket at times can't they? A lot of them are not melodious at all! The joys of mother nature, and just like some people, we just have to just put up with all the noise they make.🙄😂

Hope you have a good bank holiday today and enjoy the sunshine. xxx🙏

sassy59Ambassador in reply to Callendersgal

Those magpies are terrors at times and rather vain too by all accounts. Lol. 😂

I’ve just hung washing out and been entertained by noisy starlings 🙄 very funny they can be too.

Enjoy your bank holiday too and the sunshine. Xxx💝❤️😘

People forget that magpies can be cannibals. I was reminded of that yesterday when a magpie swooped down and then flew off carrying a bullfinch that had been pecking at my lawn.

CallendersgalModerator in reply to PamelaDH

Gosh PamelaDH, that was traumatic. Nature in the raw! The animal kingdom can indeed be really cruel!

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