Saturday, 11 May 2019

out of the frying pan into the fire

"The phrase out of the frying pan into the fire is used to describe the situation of moving or getting from a bad or difficult situation to a worse one, often as the result of trying escape from the bad or difficult one. It was the subject of a 15th-century fable that eventually entered the Aesopic canon."

I remember as an 18yr old thinking of this phrase in regard to a situation I found myself in, 1971, and had to consider whether to go on or retreat.  I weighed up the situation and decided to go on.  

I don't regret it.


Daniel 3 New International Version (NIV): The Image of Gold and the Blazing Furnace

Joseph Mallord William Turner
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the Burning Fiery Furnace

exhibited 1832

"Turner exhibited this picture in 1832, with a passage from the Bible (Daniel iii, 26). This told how Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego emerged unharmed from the fiery furnace they had been thrown into for refusing to worship Nebuchadnezzar's idol (visible in the distance)."


Photos of me from the 1970's:

Muirhead farm c1973

Black Isle c1973
Aberdeen c1974

Crieff c1975

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