Folly, Wisdom, Common Sense

So, walking along the Boardwalk today, picking up bits of plastic so I could dispose of them properly (plastic does not belong on beaches or in the bodies of the creatures in the water who might ingest them; is this not common knowledge??), I was reminded of this saying:

“Mingle a little folly with your wisdom; a little nonsense now and then is pleasant.” (Horace (65 – 8 B.C.) Roman poet and satirist)

& I thought yes, wisdom is great, & so is “folly” (I can be very follish, just ask the people who know me)

& then I thought, could we please just mingle a little common sense with our folly?


p.s. do a search on turtles & plastic & I promise you will be very disturbed by what comes up.

‘Quote of the day’ with this post: “The first rule of holes: when you’re in one, stop digging.” – Molly Ivins. More on Molly here & here

“One is not born into the world to do everything, but to do something.” – Henry David Thoreau