THE GEM 14 NOV 2014 : An ant across the ocean is seen, but not the elephant nearby .

THE GEM 14 NOV 2014

THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

Malay / Indonesian

http://bijlmakers.com/entomology/proverbs_insects.htm

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“My needlework teacher suffered from a problem of vision. She recognized things according to expectation and environment. If you were in a particular place, you expected to see particular things. Sheep and hills, sea and fish; if there was an elephant in the market, she’d either not see it at all, or call it Mrs. Jones and talk about fishcakes. But most likely, she’d do what most people do when confronted with something they don’t understand:
Panic.”

― Jeanette Winterson, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit

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