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Try “hindsight” … as it applies here… as what is being defined above is not a word but an expression.

Try “hindsight” … as it applies here… as what is being defined above is not a word but an expression.

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Even walking is an act of faith; what we perceive as fluid motion is, in fact, falling. We are only alerted to this when something goes wrong: we trip, or the ground is no longer where we thought it would be. Throughout our lives, we move in perpetual free fall: constantly taking little leaps of faith and catching ourselves as we go.

—Ben Krause, “A History of Post-Reconstruction South Dakota: June 1997”

But I may not be okay. You know I was reading Joan Didion where she describes how her husband dies, just like that. It just seems so unfair that we can be turned off like a switch, like we never lived, like we never mattered. I don’t want to be turned off.

—George Christopher, Bored to Death

But we need to make the dead better people than they were, because it makes us look better for loving them.

—Sherman Alexie, “Happy Trails”

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This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals—sounds that say listen to this, it is important.

—Gary Provost

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"twice I have lived forever in a smile"