To put my previous post into perspective, here is a short news item about what it really means to lose your voice.
For once I’m happy to remain speechless. But here are three traditional sayings that somehow rise to the occasion:
‘Thought shall be the harder, heart the keener, courage the greater, as our might grows smaller.’ – Anglo-Saxon hero facing the Vikings
‘The owl of Minerva only flies at dusk.’ – Hegel, after the Greeks
‘In dark times, the eye begins to see.’ – Chinese proverb