Who is like the wise? Who knows the explanation of things?
A person’s wisdom brightens the face and changes its hard appearance.*
Here’s a definition of wisdom: Knowing of the explanation of things.
Okay, we sort of knew that. But what does it do? It brightens the face and softens the hard appearance.
Wisdom is an internal perspective which has a visible effect on the external appearance of the one that has it.
Here’s an idea: How about a line of beauty products or anti-aging cosmetics called “Wisdom Works.” Or “Worry Chasers.” Or how about “Looking-Good-Clear-Eyed-Long-View Lotion.”
Trouble is, how would you bottle it, or price it? Economically it would bomb; it’s too free.
And where would you apply it, to the eyes?
I saw that wisdom is better than folly, just as light is better than darkness.
The wise man has eyes in his head, while the fool walks in the darkness . . .**
Wisdom is a proper interpretation of what you take in; but first you have to take it in . . . clearly. Having wisdom is like having an invisible coal miner’s lamp inside the forehead.
Fumbling in the dark can make a fool of anyone.
If I gathered together a list of my life’s lower moments (shudder), I expect I’d find a lack of wisdom at the base of them all . . .
and a fumbling in the dark.
Wisdom brightens the face. How? Wisdom looks beyond.
It’s the present circumstances that can skew the smile, and projected fears that distort the countenance. Wisdom looks farther than both and provides the calm.
It’s a “Balm of Calm.”
Hey, there’s another.
Comments? Further names? I’ll be happy to see them. And the wiser.
Next: Good Times and Bad—A Considered Response. Coming Tuesday.