If you can’t say anything nice. …

It’s not Cold Mountain, but then again I’m not Han Shan, either.

I know a lot of bad words. None of them seemed bad enough for what I saw yesterday.

So I went out to finish shooting some video for Adventure Cyclist. It was not a speaking role.

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7 Responses to “If you can’t say anything nice. …”

  1. JD Says:

    Never pass up the opportunity to keep your mouth shut. Very often words to live by. 🙂

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Well, unless you earn your meager living by jacking your jaw. Before food can go in, words must come out.

      Still, a little distance from the news monsoon, an early bedtime, a bit of video editing, some of the old bikey ridey — all these things help bring the cranial temperature down from a rolling boil to a simmer.

      And all y’all know pretty much everything I wanted to say anyway.

  2. khal spencer Says:

    That old expression comes to mind.

    “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.”

    ― Epictetus

  3. BruceM Says:

    Okay, you’re forcing this old preacher to preach: “Blessed are they who have nothing to say and cannot be persuaded to say it.”

    • JD Says:

      Hard not to follow up (written, not spoken) with:
      “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.” …
      “silence is the language of god, …
      “I don’t think…” then you shouldn’t talk, said the Hatter.” …
      “Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.”

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