|There were nine little dolls inside|
|You cannot tell by looking at this Russian doll how many there are inside|
|La felicità dei cani, The Happiness of dogs, nothing to do with dogs really|
Yesterday while browsing in a local bookshop my friend and I remarked on how beautiful book jacket designs can be, just looking at the covers makes you want to read all the books.Some of them are real works of art. In English we say not to judge a book by it's cover, you could be in for a lot of disappointment if you do. This saying of course refers to more than just books , it is an invitation to
judgement on anyone or anything without looking beyond the appearance.
Sayings and proverbs can say a lot about a culture and I like this one. It is relaxing and allows lots of room to like something or someone for many other reasons than physical aspect.
It is difficult to give an Italian equivalent, the nearest I can think of is L'abito non fa il monaco. This means that wearing a monk's habit doesn't make someone a monk.
|This plain book jacket is actually a greatly-loved copy of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. A story of passion and intrigue|
|Easter gifts wrapped and ready. It is the thought that counts|
|This fancy decoration covers a quite simple traditional Italian Easter cake.|