"Netherlandish Proverbs" is a 1559 oil-on-oak-panel painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder that depicts a land populated by literal renditions of Dutch proverbs of the day.
There are approximately 112 identifiable idioms in the scene. Some are still in use today, such as “swimming against the tide,” “the big fish eats the little fish,” “banging one’s head against a brick wall,” and “armed to the teeth.”
Other proverbs indicate human stupidity. Some of the figures seem to represent more than one figure of speech, such as the man shearing a sheep left of center at the bottom of the painting. He is sitting next to a man shearing a pig, which represents the expression “one shears sheep and one shears pigs,” meaning that one has the advantage over the other, but it may also represent the advice “shear them but don’t skin them,” meaning make the most of your assets.
9 year old discusses the meaning of life and the universe
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If my way of life needs changing, 🔀
if the universe needs rearranging. 💫
If your microcosm implodes, 💢
or reality dissolves. ❄️
Maybe the sand timer is up, 🌋
Maybe I’m just out of luck, 👎
Baby don’t put the knife in the toaster, ⛔️
at the peak of the roller coaster, 🎢
when your heart skips that beat, 💓
Denial, defeat or insolvent. 😡
Peace & Enlightenment, 👼
Or silent solitary confinement. 🙇
We all just want the right hand to hold, 😿
in our very last moment.