I spent many hours as a child separating the seeds from the silver pennies of the plant we know as honesty. More recently we have started to grow the plant in our garden. It is a biennial, which means it takes two years to flower. The leaves look a little bit like stinging nettles.
Hubby doesn’t like it. He doesn’t like valerian either, which grows well and attracts unusual moths. (I have seen a humming bird moth feeding on it.)
In reply to the prompt regarding honesty being the best policy, while I agree in principle, I try to put it into perspective by balancing it with three other sayings:
- Let bygones be bygones.
- If you can’t say something kind, don’t say anything.
- Silence means consent.
Today’s daily prompt
Is it possible to be too honest, or is honesty always the best policy?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us TRUTH.