29 March 2011

Tsumo - Shumo

Musi muvi ndiwo muuya.

An evil day (can become) good luck.

Mavi ndiwo mauya.

Something bad (is also) something good.

-- Shona Proverb
From Tsumo - Shumo by Mordikai A. Hamutyinei and Albert B. Plangger

For example: When someone dies, people feel compassion for one another and forget the hatred they had for one another.

An English equivalent is "Every cloud has a silver lining."

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