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A bagatelle was ignored as unserious, not worth for a consultation and it later showed up that it meant a lot.

Who knows what's important in the moment ? It depends on what will happen, but what will happen depends on our choise. Going right leads this way and going left leads that way, each choice leading to each adventure or disappointment.

The point is: don't miss the clarity You can get from the I, even when in doubt whether it's about a bagatelle or not.

The little stick that seems nearly unseen at noon will cast a long shadow at sunset.
 

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Never heard the word 'bagatelle' before ? Googled it and it says it can mean

1. a game in which small balls are hit

2. a thing seen as so unimportant it hardly requires consideration


You must have meant the 2nd meaning. It's word I have never heard used in English
 

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Thank You Trojina ! In danish "bagatel" and on a translation app on my cellphone it said "bagatelle" but I must learn not to entirely trust in this kind of dictionaries.
I have taken my danish-english dictionary and it should had been:

( a mere - ) Triffle (Trivial matter), the second possibility You mentioned.

(A mere triffle was ignored as unserious, not worth for a consultation and it later showed up that it meant a lot.

Who knows what's important in the moment ? It depends on what will happen, but what will happen depends on our choise. Going right leads this way and going left leads that way, each choice leading to each adventure or disappointment.

The point is: don't miss the clarity You can get from the I, even when in doubt whether it's about a trivial matter or not.
The little stick that seems nearly unseen at noon will cast a long shadow at sunset.
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What is a serious Inquiry ?

A mere trifle was ignored as unserious, not worth for a consultation and it later showed up that it meant a lot.

Who knows what's important at the moment? It depends on what will happen, but what will happen depends on our choices. Going right leads this way and going left leads that way, each choice leading to each adventure or disappointment.

The point is: don't miss the Clarity You can get from the I, even when in doubt whether it's about a trivial matter or not.

The little stick that seems nearly unseen at Noon will cast a long shadow at Sunset.


(Edited with Grammarly)
 

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A bagatelle was ignored as unserious, not worth for a consultation and it later showed up that it meant a lot. ..... Who knows what's important in the moment ? ..... cont.
Thanks Svenrus. I'm wondering, where is this saying /text from? Are these your words, or ...?

Thanks, D.
 

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Utterly out of my own experience through the years.

(My english isn't what it should be so I was glad for Trojina pointing out a misspelling.)
 

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Svenrus I find your English charming. I don't think I pointed out a misspelling it's just I didn't know what bagatelle meant. I assume it's quite an old word people used more in years gone by perhaps.
 

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Bagatelle actually means what You pointed out, namely 1: a ball-game and 2: a mere trifle, according to the Oxford dictionary. ** [from latin: baca, "berry"] but when reconsidered 'trivial matter' sounds more like it.

** but maybe they still use it in Oxford ?
 

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Thou I'm not an englishman may I dare say that in Oxford lives the englishmen and all of the rest are british ?
The expression "dare" meant serious. My old friend Tom Newton who now are settled in Scotland born and grown up close to the area near Dartmoor (Don't remember the name of the location but not that far away from Stonehenge....) are at the moment very engaged in this whole Brexit thing and I've told him that thou I feel with him I will not (NOT) engage myself in british affairs as I'm danish - and thou I feel free to laugh at this Oxford snobbery I will not make a laughingstock out of it.
My old englishteacher in the 1960's danish school - I later realised - had this exact Oxford accent, and I loved it. (Belive it or not)

(I have to add that I never really learned neither the swedish, norwedian, german or english language that we learned more busy in everything else as I were..... )
 
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** but maybe they still use it in Oxford ?
Naturally.
@hilary should know since she lives there
Of course.
My old englishteacher in the 1960's danish school - I later realised - had this exact Oxford accent, and I loved it.
Heh... this reminds me of getting on the phone to an old friend after a couple of years of university, and friend falling about in helpless laughter at my newly-acquired Oxford accent. When she recovered enough to speak she managed to sputter, 'Where did you get that plum?'

:paperbag:
 

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Not to intrude into politics very little-know to me (and which are down the abyss and across the Pond for me), but could this be describing Boris Johnson's little stick? :duh:
 

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:???: little stick ? what do you think is describing his little stick ? No idea what you mean ?
 

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.... maybe it'll show up at Sunset ? :unsure:

Anyway, I have often experienced this phenomena that something not worth for attention, in my mind, later showed up as being important, generally spoken. Also when I searched for information about events in my log (journal) I often, back then, have forgotten to wright down what I later needed to know about because, back then, it didn't seemed important to me (to write down). Things not important now can show up to be important later.... (so to speak)
 
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:???: little stick ? what do you think is describing his little stick ? No idea what you mean ?
Well, it was meant entirely as a spoof on the English-ness of some of what is said here, but maybe ... (MSF after the fact), Boris Johnson's 'little stick' might be referring to the fact that he doesn't seem to be wielding any real power right now, but that could change .... That's of course setting aside any innuendo someone (not me!) might infer, and setting aside the fact that I know so little about politics across the Pond.

D.
 

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Does 'little stick' mean something ? I'm lost.
 

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A small thin staff in the ground hardly seen at Noon when the Sunlight don't cast shadow from it. The failure is on my side here I guess as I maybe could have used a better parable (Image/Picture) on what is hardly recognized until later when the time passing by unfolds it..... (I guess) :rolleyes:
 

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Ah finally I see he gets 'little stick' from what you wrote :duh:
 

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A small thin staff in the ground hardly seen at Noon when the Sunlight don't cast shadow from it.

The failure is on my side here I guess as I maybe could have ....
I see no failure here on your part. You presented the visual fairly well. Just because I turned 'little stick' into a rather silly political reference is not your fault.

D.
 

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