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John Holland
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Thanks Paddy and Edd and all of you who responded so enthusiastically to Doing Dishes. Got me thinking about what chords are struck when words move us. They're only WORDS, after all. I understand that in Farsi young men woo their lovers in poetry, and who has not written a love poem to entice a lover? And how many times have we come across a phrase and been moved to delight...I wish I'd said THAT (to which Oscar Wilde might reply, You will, George; you will). For me often, 'exquisite' seems to be the measure. Oh, you go, that's such a felicitous thought. I think you respond to something deeper than current analysis is able to fathom, the force of language and its role in the evolution of consciousness. We're working on it. One of my favorite felicitous turns of phrase comes from Richard Dawkins, describing the Creationists' popular put-down of Darwin: The argument from personal incredulity. When we read for joy, that's the kind of thing we look for. Coming up with such gems in one's own writing...there's the challenge.

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