“If you write to impress it will always be bad, but if you write to express it will be good.”
- Thornton Wilder
Spell check his for is in second caption. Beautiful pictures.
@Laurie Ann - Thank you for spotting that. Changed!
Yikes, I've made that mistake. I've intensely rambled on and on about a subject I thought I knew a lot about. Only to deflate when I revisited what I wrote at a later time because it sounded silly. LOL!
Great quote (and one many need to read). I used to live in Peterborough, NH so of course Our Town is a favorite. Funny, just made reference to Emily in my own blog recently!
Although I didn't appreciate his qualities at the time, my first boss was very well educated, well traveled (the son of career diplomats), and an absolute perfectionist. "$5 words" were one of his pet peeves. He always said 99% of the pompous blowhards he met used "$5 words when a nickle word would do". As I've gotten older, I've realized so many of the things he tried to teach us 35 years ago were true then and true now.
No wonder my writing is so bad!
Thanks for more of your father's wonderful pictures! Hope you're working on that book...
Always found it difficult to get into The Skin Of Our Teeth without Tallulah around to show me how.
I think this quote sums up the whole point. A good prep, like a good person, doesn't try to impress, in words or in behavior or anything else. Good manners are about making others feel comfortable, not about showing off how well-mannered one is. Thanks!
Hear, hear !
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