"HE WHO CARVES HIMSELF TO SUIT OTHERS WILL SOON WHITTLE HIMSELF AWAY."
Well, I'm back in the cave working on my next book. Writing a book takes a ton of time. I mean, there are all these words. And not just any words. They have to make sense and whatnot.
So once again I have to risk disappointing other people by making my work a priority. I read somewhere that no one ever lies on their deathbed wishing they'd worked more, but I don't think that's necessarily true for artists. Of course, I don't know how I'd really react to a life-threatening illness, but I think I'd be pissed I didn't write more.
I also don't know whether someone lies or lays on their deathbed, though I do know using "their" for the singular is incorrect, but I use it because I really loathe "he/she." Not in the transgender way, of course. I have no problem with them. Find them quite fascinating actually. In fact, some trannies prefer the newly fashioned pronoun "ze" as an alternative to "he" or "she" and "zer" for "him" or "her."
I like the idea, but it still feels awkward to me. Better that all just wake up wake up one morning and start using it at the same time. Then we can say things like "No one ever lies on zer deathbed wishing ze'd worked more." Of course, I'd be inclined to speak the whole sentence in a French accent, which would certainly make me laugh all day. Yet another reason to try it.
There are other choices. Like "yo."
YO WHO CARVES YOSELF TO SUIT OTHERS WILL SOON WHITTLE YOSELF AWAY.
Sure, it's not sexist, but you sound like you're auditioning to play Mammy in Gone with the Wind.
Anyway, I meant to write about the meaning of this week's thought, not the grammar, but that's where my mind went and I've learned to follow it where it leads me. And not worry about what others think when I do.
Which is the point of this week's thought.