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Lost in The Wood -- Leonard and Ann Marie Wilson

Useless Answers to Real Questions #4

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"What is more important- truth or fact, and why?"

 

 

 

— Asked by Anat Eliraz

 

Who, where, when, how? They all fade into insignificance unless propped up by a good, solid, "What?"—preferably with at least two or three exclamation marks.
I can't begin to count the number of times I've inadvertently omitted the What from my babblings, only for the listener to fix me with a perplexed, incredulous stare and emphatically demand that I supply one.


I suppose that's a truth, though—rather than a fact—for want of a verifiable external existence. The "What?!!!" generally gets packaged up and delivered to me as part of a larger, opinion-based declaration about where I ought to go and what I should do there.

— Leonard

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