03 October 2008

Even a Stopped Clock is Right Twice a Day. -- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach


The first time I ever heard this saying, was about 10 years ago, and I was in the middle of a huge argument with "someone". It seemed to me, then, that I was winning the fight and I was not, in the least, likely to back down or back off. I was so sure that all my points, my comments, my explanation, my remarks could not be matched one for one. Hence, with a smugness that only arrogance can know, I gave a last parting shot by saying that he was never right.

Alas, his humble reply to my outburst was like a splash of cold water on my face.

It is really hard to remember what we were fighting about then or what his point of view had been. But it was to me, at that time, the most correct thing to say. And it was a rare occasion when I was left speechless!

It’s been ten years since I found out that even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

That certain "someone" is none other than Stephen Grosse.



9 comments:

chris said...

nice pic

chris said...

"That even a stopped clock is right twice a day " ! This is beyond me and is not registering .

MAHAGURU58 said...

Peace be to you dear Sis,

Absolutely correct I must say to that phrase!

Looks like you have a precious gem besides you in the picture.

Be the best that you can be to him and I wish that he is the same to you!

You both make a charming couple!

All my best wishes for both of you dears!

Cheers!

Estrelita Soliano Grosse said...

Mahaguru58: Thank you for your kind words and advice.

Welcome back!

Jared said...

My pride & joy.....

stephenfelixgrosse said...

Hello brother Zainol. That precious gem is me. Hahahahaha. I have read your blog. Rather interesting. Best wishes to you and your family for Hari Raya.

MAHAGURU58 said...

May peace be upon you all!

Dear Lita, Stephen & family.

Love is all that matters apart from our commitment to our families!

Support each other with all that you can whilst allowing enough room for each to be their own.

Paradise of the heart will be ours.

Ameen.

Kata Tak Nak said...

Only today do I get to access your blog. Usually I would meet a dead end where it says something like for members only or something to that effect.

A dead clock is right twice a day. Wow, powerful. I must remember that before I make an opinion of someone.

Wise, wise indeed.

Estrelita Soliano Grosse said...

Kata tak nak:
Thanks for dropping by. Sorry for the earlier hiccup about access. Still new to this but working out the kinks.

Keep up the fantastic work on your blogspot. I truly enjoy reading your stuff.

I'm honoured by your visit here.

Come again!