A Modern Aphorism
It is a good strategy to strike the fence-sitter with your enemy’s hand.
A Paean to the Bearers
Regarding those Armenians among us who believe that we have too many Chiefs and not enough Indians, they should be thankful for the efforts of the Indians who are carrying the Chiefs, and the rest of the nation, too.
What is neither fish nor flesh, feathers nor bone,
But still has fingers and a thumb of its own?
(See answer below.)
Thesis and Commentary
Thesis: “We are not defined by our successes but by how we handle our failures.”
Commentary: “Sometimes handling our successes is more difficult than handling our failures.”
From My Persian Dictionary
Chakush: hammer (small)
Házir: handy (at hand), immediate
Pardah: hangings (curtains)
Edo: Next time you pay me a visit, don’t bring your dog. I don’t like the way it barks at me.
Bedo: Don’t you know the old proverb, “A barking dog never bites”?
Edo: I know the proverb and you know the proverb, but does the dog know it?
Answer to Riddle
What’s in a Name?
Bilemjian/Bilamjian: Turkish in derivation, identified as a trade, bilemek is defined as sharpen, whet, grind. Therefore, a bilemji is a knife or scissor sharpener.