Crossposted at Daily Kos
“Strike while the iron is hot.”
“Make hay while the sun shines.”
“Take time by the forelock.”
Or, as they say it in French, “Il faut battre le fer pendant qu’il est chaud.”
All are time-tested phrases in the English and French languages amounting to the same thing: the time to act and take advantage is now. For timing is everything in peace, love, politics, and war. Once the opportunity slips by, one may never get the chance again. Simply put: use it or lose it.
Patrick Corrigan, Toronto Star, Buy this cartoon
Why the urgency? What is this terrific opportunity that’s been given to us and why must we act upon it right now?