Falling Leaves: the Ardes blog

The Great Reversal

Ray Drainville

Today I learned that the phrase “blood is thicker than water”, whereby we mean that family relationships matter more than, say, friendships, is a 180° misrepresentation of the original quote. The original quote is: “The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb”, meaning that relationships formed by choice are stronger than those formed by birth. Wow. Just… wow.