Posted by Kate on February 07, 1998 at 00:57:49:
In response to Perfect!, written by Cheryl on February 07, 1998 at 00:12:45
] ] 'My mother would not hear him speak of it, and not because she was silly, but because she understood as women often do more easily than men, that the declared meaning of a spoken sentence is only its overcoat, and the real meaning lies underneath its scarves and buttons.'
I have this sentence tagged and underlined. It's wonderful, and such an extraordinarily clear metaphor.
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