There’s A Yorkshire Saying

I’m at the Commencement ceremonies for my daughter’s college graduation this morning and will be busy celebrating this great, great, GREAT event for most of the day.  It’s been a wild week with very limited writing time.  Therefore, the post I had scheduled for today will have to wait.  In the meantime, I give you this fantastic saying from Yorkshire:

“YOU ARE A LONG TIME DEAD.”

John of Going Gently told me about this one.  He said people in Yorkshire use it to remind themselves of how important it is to live life fully while we still have the chance, because once the chance is gone, it’s gone for a long, long time.

Needless to say, I love it.   I figured, in the holiday spirit of giving, I’d pass it along.

copyright Dia Osborn 2010

(Image is from Wikpedia and is of Whitby Abbey, Yorkshire)

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6 responses

  1. I’ve never heard that one! I recall hearing, “It all comes out in the wash,” which doesn’t have much to do with death, at least it the context in which I heard it, but it is philosophical all the same.

    I have just read a few other posts here, and decided to stop and comment on this one as it is the shortest, the hour is late and I am far too tired to fully consider your deeper entries…
    Your blog topic is an interesting one, and probably an uncommon one, both good characteristics for a blog.
    Best wishes for the book.

    • Ah, yes. That’s a good one. Usually used in the context of unsavory secrets coming to light during an unraveling situation, eh? Or even, sometimes, after someone dies. (There’s a tie-in to dying after all.)
      Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment in spite of the long posts. I am nothing if not she-of-the-long-wind.
      Dia

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