Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/17/16

I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees.  I am going to close my eyes and listen.”   —   Anne Lamott

(“Hectic trees”?  I mean I get it – birds chirping and squirrels scurrying, etc – but I always associate negative connotations to the word “hectic”.  I might have used the word lively, or something.  But, she’s the “pro”, and I just write a blog.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

2 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/17/16”

  1. 1 haliburton76 August 17, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    It seemed a little incongruous to me too, UR. It makes a little more sense, though, when you add the sentence that immediately precedes the quote (according to “I am going to try to pay attention to the spring.” Never mind that we’re deep in summer, but I guess springtime is “hectic” for trees, with leaves sprouting, flowers budding, etc. Still, the author is more likely to *hear* the birds and squirrels.

  2. 2 unclerave August 17, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    You know, it seems we very often only get a certain segment of a quote. And, even though some do stand alone very well, sometimes we kind of lose the context. Thanks for looking it up, hal!

    — YUR

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