Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Accused of Being a Poor Wordsmith

I believe I was just accused of being a poor wordsmith in response to comments I made in a Facebook discussion about the Roald Dahl quote "those who don't believe in magic will never find it” and my assertion that there are alternative, non-supernatural definitions of magic. Basically, I was told it's a poor wordsmith who cannot grasp the context of a phrase.

Some people must lead such boring and unmagical lives! As for me being a poor wordsmith or not, I'll let those editors who publish my works and those readers who read my works decide that!

I asked the person accusing me of being a poor wordsmith if he wanted me to provide a list of my poetry and prose publications as proof that I might not be such a poor wordsmith after all. Such a list CAN be provided! (Just look below if you doubt me.)

As for the argument of "consider the source", since the quote came from the page of James van Praagh, someone my accuser called a "charlatan pseudo-necromancer", I think I will do the same regarding Facebook comments about me from total strangers. They truly matter not.

BTW, there is a larger quote from Roald Dahl containing those lines. The larger quote goes like this:

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
Roald Dahl

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