This was the Latin phrase that came up on my blog this morning.
In English: All beginnings are frightening.
It comes from a longer line that translates into English as: "All beginnings are frightening, and fear is not dislodged by any other means except when the novelty is removed by unavoidable tasks."
This is the perfect quote as I switch where I'm working in a couple weeks.
The link above relates an Aesop Fable that supposedly demonstrates this idea and ends with:
"Every thing that is unexpected powerfully shakes the mind, but when it is seen again and again it usually causes little disturbance."
Reminds me of the saying: A lie told over and over again becomes the truth. I'll spare you that rant.
Back to the fable. . .
I was waiting for the lion to eat the fox. The fox was getting too bold for its own good. So I guess for me, the fable wasn't relating to the other Latin phrase quite the same. I saw the fable as "getting used to something that is dangerous isn't a good idea". Not that it was rendered that way in the end. I perhaps took it to that level all on my own being the timid creature that I am. Or I've read too much C.S. Lewis.
I had other thoughts on this but unfortunately was distracted by a cake complication. But it is solved. My sister to the rescue.