September marks the end of Summer and the beginning of Fall, a delicate passage between that carefree mood carried along by idle days spent at the beach and the busy agenda full of activities and tasks to accomplish. Not to mention the fact that days slightly get shorter, mornings and evenings are chillier than before, the bird chirping in the morning is hardly audible as most of the birds are already heading to the warmer south.
This is when popular wisdom comes in handy. I am very fond of popular sayings as they preserve a great wisdom disguised by ordinary truth. All Italians are fond of them. Of course, the elderly people are the ones who quote them more often in their daily conversations, but still we use them quite a lot in our family.
Here is a good September proverb: Quando l’Angiolo si bagna l’ale piove fino a Natale.
If you wish to find out what it means, read the full post on my Patron Project (How to be Italian)!