I Particularly Love Old Words & Idioms
Remember the old saw, "Not everything is black and white"? That is my world view in a nutshell.
Per Bing, an old saw is an adage or "proverb or maxim, as in Mom's always repeating the old saw, "Haste makes waste." This term uses saw in the sense of "saying," and old in the sense of "wise" rather than old-fashioned. [Second half of 1400s]
Not Everything Is Black And White Or Even Shades Of Gray
animation and still image by Annmarie Throckmorton 2021