Only Fools Rush In

The adage featured for today’s FANDANGO’S FEBRUARY EXPRESSIONS is:

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread

Barefoot, Rocks, Careful, Feet, LegsI read a little on the origin of this expression and it’s intended meaning on Wikipedia. It is ascribed to as coming from Alexander Pope back at the start of the eighteenth century. I guess the driving force behind is that the inexperienced often rush into situations that those who are wiser and more experienced are cautious over. Often the result would be harmful.

I have another post in my drafts folder, which was my original response to seeing Fandango’s adage today. In that other post, I extol the wisdom of exercising prudence and caution. Holding back to allow time to reveal a more rounded out picture, rather than diving in to a situation before we understand it.

However…I have been working on some posts for Bee’s Love Is In Da Blog Music Festival, and I came across one that reminded me that I hastily rushed into a relationship with Goldfinch and ended up with more happiness and wonderful than I could ever have anticipated.

Now I preface this by pointing out that there are a lot of scary people out there. So although, generally I will agree, it is better to take your time like a wise person, rather than rushing like a fool…I confess that I have no regrets about my foolishness when it came to Goldfinch! I did not hesitate for a moment when I met him! I rushed into his arms and found something very precious there.

That other post of mine, it is an excellent post, full of logic and wisdom. But the memory of staying over in Goldfinch’s man-cave for the first time, laying in his arms while he played this song, has made me change my mind completely.

After the night I was attacked, I was scared of everything for a while. But meeting Goldfinch became a turning point for me. I abandoned fear and caution. I rushed towards the happiness. He did not let me down. I know it could have turned out very differently, but I am relieved to say, Goldfinch ended up the best of all my impulsive foolish decisions!

My only regret…he happens to be from the opposite side of the planet. Still…I am glad I did not waste a moment!


This was my response to today’s FANDANGO’S FEBRUARY EXPRESSIONS

Fandango’s February Expressions #2


5 thoughts on “Only Fools Rush In

    1. Isn’t it!
      I knew the song, but it meant so much more after Goldfinch played it to me when I was with him for the first time in the house he was renting up in the Midlands.

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  1. I was wondering if anyone would post that song in response to this old adage. And of all who I thought might, I was thinking that you might be the most likely to do so.

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    1. That song became very special to me when Goldfinch played it the first time I was his overnight guest.

      As I mentioned, I had an entirely different post all prepared to be published about being cautious. But that song completely changed my mind.

      May I ask a cheeky question please? I have been up all night (social event up in South Kensington). I got in about an hour ago and I have done some housework and washed my hair. I have to go to work in an hour, but I am trying to keep awake by keeping my mind busy and drinking coffee. My plan tonight is to come home from work and collapse into bed (I have tomorrow morning off work.)

      I wondered if you would mind telling me what your adage for today will be please. I could try to work on it during the next hour before I have to go to work.

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