I’ve dropped the rather grotesque tagline of “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” I never actually skinned a cat nor dreamed of skinning a cat, but today someone wrote to me and helped me change my mind about keeping it.
I know the phrase sounds barbaric. Especially if it really happens to cats. I found out it does. I never considered that a possibility. Now that I know, I think it’s a good idea to find something a little more…appropriate.
I picked it up from my Gramma Audrey. She had a way of commanding my attention with these head-turning kind of phrases. I remember the first time I heard her say “don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.” I was very confused. Good thing I didn’t choose that idiomatic expression. I chose her “skin the cat” phrase because it reminds me of her fearless spirit, pushing on instead of giving up.
But there’s more than one way to say something, so I’ll go with a cleaner version like “there’s more than one way to color your world.” Same idea and it actually connects my blog’s content.
If you have something better, by all means, share! I’m thinking “my color your world” thing is bit too groovy, love-in kind of thing like that Coco Cola commercial from my childhood. Showing my age, but I’m talking about this one from 1971: