My first choice of a name for my blog was considered trifles, but this had been used for a recipe blog.
I intended to start a blog about proverbs and sayings, so my next choice was Cat in the Adage. I have never been quite sure which adage is referred to here, so it was perhaps as well that this name had also been used.
On reflection I thought it might be useful to claim ownership of my blog, so I tried Suesconsideredtrifles and it was third time lucky!
The saying which I had rifled for the name is “a snapper up of unconsidered trifles” from A Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare.
A trifle is a small thing or one of my favourite desserts. A popular piano piece by Couperin is called “The Petit-Rien” and translated as “A Trifle”. Petit is French for little and Rien means nothing.
My Grandad asked me a riddle, when I was a child. “What’s smaller than nothing?”
I couldn’t guess. His answer was, “The dot in the middle.”
I wanted to be taken fairly seriously, so I chose considered rather than unconsidered for the small and not so small topics I am writing about. But I hope Sue’s Considered Trifles sometimes makes her readers laugh.
This brief post is in response to Tuesday’s daily prompt. I have been away from a reliable broadband connection for a few days!
Saint Luke gave an explanation of why he was writing in the opening verses of the Gospel which bears his name. Luke Chapter 1 verses 1-4