Following on from the cucumber theme:
I am very busy at the moment and life is quite hectic, so time for blogging is short. But here are a few ideas which give more food for thought on the business of writing.
Morning AJ (on my side bar) talks of studying to be a journalist and learning to be concise before going to University and having to be writing longer essays and thus having to learn to expand that conciseness. That's an interesting reversal of the process.
In the Times magazine yesterday there is an interesting article about John Le Carre, in which says says - "The cat sat on the mat is not a story, but the cat sat on the dog's mat is the beginning of a story."
Another lovely story in the article is about his dislike and distrust of George Bush (re the Iraq situation) - apparently he still has a rubber figurine of Bush in his bathroom so that he can stare at it while urinating. I would guess that most of us could think of somebody we could have a figure of in our bathroom, even if only metaphorically.
And I did like Cro Magnon's comment on my previous post that Yeats always got his friend Lady Gregory to look through his work and suggest words he could eliminate without altering the meaning.
Anything that Yeats did is good enough for me - I don't know about you. Have a good week-end.