Every Dog Has Its Day

The Super Bowl champion Eagles went from being underdogs to being the top dogs.  The last time that the Eagles were champions was back in 1960 before the Super Bowl was invented.  It is thought that if Earth ever goes through nuclear annihilation that the cockroach will have its day, being the only species that is able to survive.  This is because it’s simple genetic structure makes it less susceptible to mutations.  Queen Elizabeth I is given credit for originating this phrase, but her words were slightly different being, “Notwithstanding, as a dog hath a day, so may I perchance have time to declare it in deeds.”

Hamlet made it more like what we have today saying in Act V, Scene 1, “Let Hercules himself do what he may, The cat will mew, and dog will have his day.”  Hamlet sees himself as a righteous hero (comparing himself with Hercules), while others consider him to be a lowly insignificant person (like a dog), he knows that one day he will have his revenge.  Thus, everyone, even someone of low social status, will have a moment of glory or an opportunity for revenge.  I usually say the same thing a bit differently, “Every now and then, even a blind pig, finds an apple.”

Written for Linda G. Hill Life in progress One-Liner Wednesday – February 7 prompt.

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