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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Greek King and His Physician

Carpe Diem #1343 The Story of the Greek King and the physician Douban

"..What the Greek king said excited the vizir’s curiosity, and he said to him, “Sire, I beg your majesty to have the condescension to tell me what the vizir said to King Sindbad.”
“This vizir,” he replied, “told King Sindbad that one ought not believe everything that a mother-in-law says, and told him this story.” .. "

Oh, dear.  I am a MIL.  Is my tongue not to be trusted?  In the swirl of today's sex scandals is King Sindbad's saying a truth or another slap at women?  In this story the Greek King is speaking to a man.  A jealous man that was speaking against the physician who had cured the king.  

truth shines
on spite's darkness
wisdom takes flight

©  petra domina

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on



  1. What an approach of this story Janice. I don't think that MIL's are not trustworthy. My own MIL is an awesome woman and I love her.

    1. There is not set rule for MIL. Just another part of humanity.

  2. So true!!! I have read and reread this and then went to read the prompt and still, that last line is so perfect!