May 2021 . . . .
As you who have been reading my monthly vanity for a while may already have surmised, I am fascinated with language. I appreciate the vastness of the English vocabulary, and the nuance and selection offered to us, when we choose to read or talk or write. And I certainly dont consider it pompous or elitist to use the available resource. In truth, I find it wasteful to leave words on the table in lieu of using pictures and glyphs in our daily communications with each other. Bad enough that we select nipped and tucked thought-lets to begin with, often someone elses, I fear that for many reasons our year-long physical separation one from another has further edited our communication habits, reducing our patience for what is often disparagingly called long-windedness.