Proverb – Ethiopian

Ethiopian Proverb

Collector’s Analysis: This Ethiopian proverb is typical of many African proverbs. It compares moonlight to opportunity and how one must seize the opportunity when it comes about. Proverbs are usually fixed variations, although Michael said he has heard different (but similar) variations of this particular proverb. He says the proverb is mostly spoken, but it is written in books so its “origin” remains somewhat fixed.