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A Bird In The Hand Is Better Than Two In The Bush

Main Piece: Interviewer: So what proverb did you want to share with me today? Subject: A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush. Interviewer: What does that mean? Subject: It means… what you have and what you can see and what you can hold is better than what you might be… Continue Reading »

“Más vale un pájaro en la mano que cinco en vuelo.”

Más vale un pájaro en la mano que cinco en vuelo. A bird in hand is worth more than five in flight.   My informant, who is bi-lingual, remembers hearing this proverb from her grandmother, born in 1915, and who moved to the United States from Cuba in 1976. (My informant’s mother came to the… Continue Reading »