Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wing.Psalm 17 : 8
Keep my commandments, and live, and my law as the apple of thine eye.Proverbs 7 : 2
In 1966 Besalu became a National Historical – Artistic Site. The town’s buildings are monumental legacies of the Medieval period.
A hot afternoon but a cool wind. Let us look at the bridge, a church and the place where there was a Mikwah documented in 1264.
Some medieval sayings we still use: ( these are English I wish I knew Spanish equivalents)
You are the apple of my eye. The centre of the eye is involved with seeing and this was the apple of the eye hence important. You are a much loved person.
By hook or by crook. There was a 14th century law that let peasants collect wood from dead trees only with their reaper’s hook or their shepherd’s crook.
To sink or swim. A medival practice of judging whether someone was guilty or not by throwing them into a lake. The baptised person would sink and then come up innocent. The guilty would float because the water had rejected them.
God spede you / Fare thee well / Have a nice day.
Thank you for being with me for a few moments in Besalù Catalan.