lizzytysh wrote:Abby! Is that your tattoo?? the writing is beautiful! is one part on the upper arm and the rest on the lower?
Geoffrey wrote:Tattoos are not an artform of which I approve, but I am getting used to them. It is like when a jagged piece of tooth breaks from a molar, the tongue becomes sore from involuntarily searching out the new cavity. After about three days one's tongue becomes familiar with the broken enamel in its territory, ceases its perpetual investigation and the soreness disappears. But I do not like them. Indeed I like not even the word 'tattoo'. Too jagged as it hits one's inner drum. Cannot be compared with 'primrose' or 'voluptious'; lovely words that feel good as they form in the mouth, look good as they take shape on the page. "There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in" is all right when spoken, but when written lays itself open to scrutiny. A lack of consistency becomes glaringly apparent. The second line opens with what writers call a 'contraction' (that's = that is) yet the first line does not. The reason has nothing to do with formal versus informal, the apostrophe is used in order to maintain syntax. Nothing grammatically incorrect about it, so please do not misunderstand. One can kiss a stranger without standing underneath mistletoe, it is just that certain standards are expected.
Geoffrey wrote:lizzytysh wrote:Okay, well... next time I see you, Abby, I'll see it.
Looking forward to it.
well, i'm never going to have a tattoo, not ever - and leonard isn't either. we're just not doing it.
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