My big sister told me something last night which shocked me to the CORE and changed everything I always thought was true. I still haven’t recovered, so I think I need to do a post about it.
You know the phrase “veil of sorrow” or “veil of tears”? I have spent most of my life knowing and using this phrase. It makes complete sense, you are very sad and so it is like there is a veil of sadness separating you from the world. Or even more logical, you are crying a lot so your tears have created a veil down the front of your face.
But last night my sister told me it isn’t “veil” at all!!!!! It’s “Vale” as in “valley”!!!! This makes no sense! I had such a nice logical reason for the “veil” metaphor, and “vale” doesn’t work at all!
Who ever heard of a valley full of tears????? Or sorrow????
On the other hand:
See what Shahrukh is helping Preity put on? Veil of Sorrow!!!!
See what is streaming down Kajol’s face? Veil of Tears!
What’s separating Aish from Shahrukh as she leaves? Veil of Sorrow! Well, okay, more like Curtain of Sorrow, but still closer to a veil than a freaking Valley!
Speaking of Aish, see what she is walking out of the studio into? Veil of Tears! Well, Veil of Raindrops and Tears, but still more that than a VALLEY!!!!
Yes, I refuse. I will continue to call it “veil” and wait for the rest of the world to catch up to my obvious logic. I mean, please! “Valley of Sorrow”? Unless it’s the end of Sholay, that just doesn’t work.
And “Valley of Tears”? Unless it’s the end of Satyam Shivan Sundaram when Zeenat cries out a flood, no way!