All That Glitters Is Not Gold
We've all heard it a time too many and often at our lowest points, when the decisions we made came to unfortunate, fruitless conclusions. "All that glitters is not gold" booms the wisdom borne of time, of experience; what does your experience tell you?
While it is most often used to warn, to caution one of relying on whimsical distractions with no real depth, most forget that this simple phrase could mean so much more. Don't diamonds glimmer like stars plucked from the heavens themselves? Sure, they aren't gold; they're worth a fair bit more actually. All that glitters is not gold, accepted; sometimes, it's a diamond in the rough.
Or if you were welding an everyday cooking pot, surely you wouldn't use gold. Especially not with it's ridiculously low melting point. Steel would be a far wiser choice; gold might outshine it in superficial aspects, but when it comes to brewing a delicious bowl of soup, steel will have your back. All that glitters is not gold, sure, but is gold what's best for you at all times?
Shakespeare managed to cram a lot of meaning in barely a handful of words; has reality ever reaffirmed this phrase for you? Have you ever scratched through someone's gilded exterior, only to find the insides a lot less pleasant? A literal can of worms, perhaps?
Or perhaps they were like a truffle; delectable with each bite, each layer more delicious than the last. Who was the glittery bauble that caught your fancy? Need it be gold for you to decorate your Christmas tree with it? Why bother with gold foil when tinsel will do the job, and do it better.
So tap on 'Start Writing' and and don't forget to mention 'All That Glitters Is Not Gold' in your description. Tell us about that glimmer of life which caught your whimsy last, and if it were nothing more than fool's gold with you, the fool.