Icelandic sayings on Saturday – 4
January 22, 2011
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Postcard courtesy of Landsbankinn
Fourth in our series of Icelandic sayings –
One wave is seldom single.
Observe the sea for a short time and you’ll notice that waves come in series and sets, never alone. Legendary Icelandic pessimism has applied this law of nature to misfortunes, never tiring of darkly enjoying the pluality of Murphy’s Law. Yet the opposite must also be true, meaning that good things occur in series as well.
My Dad was a great fan of Murphy’s Law, and the closely related Sod’s Law!