Tell All The Truth But Tell It Slant…

When I think about my philosophy of writing and of interacting with people in general, Emily Dickinson sums it up. Be truthful but gentle. Be clear but subtle. Be kind, or no one will take your words to heart. And, don’t give all your secrets away.

Tell all the Truth but tell it
slant—
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm
Delight
The Truth’s superb surprise
As Lightning to the
Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle
gradually
Or every man be blind—

Emily Dickinson

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