I borrowed the picture from this site.
Posted by Judy Callarman, Scrabble Has-Been at 8:17 AM
Here’s a great poem by Emily Dickinson about truth.
Tell it Slant
Tell all the Truth but tell it slant —
Success in Circuit lies;
Too bright for mind's infirm intent,
The Truth's superb surprise.
As Lightning to the Children eased,
With explanation kind;
The Truth must dazzle gradually,
Or every man be blind.
To tell the truth “slant” is, I believe, the most effective way to do it. If you just go up to somebody and say “Hey—God loves you!” that person is apt to go suddenly wide-eyed, turn on his/her heel, and get away from you quickly.
Posted by Judy Callarman, Scrabble Has-Been at 12:09 PM