our good friends at google inform us that today is the 174th anniversary of the birth of an Italian chap, Giovanni Schiaparelli, who was the first to draw pictures of the surface of Mars. . . due to a mistranslation of the Italian "canali", meaning "channels" but mistranslated as "canals", there eventually arose a debate about whether intelligent life existed on Mars. . .
. . .words have a lot to answer for, don't they?
sometimes we say or write things we don't really mean, by accident; sometimes people misconstrue the meaning of what we have said or written, because it's not clear or because they want to read something into it; sometimes there just are not the words to describe what it is we want to say; sometimes it's all too clear, but we don't write or say it anyhow because seeing it written or hearing it spoken makes it all too "real". . .
. . .sometimes what was real then is not what is real now - because things change, don't they. . .
. . .and some things just don't change - whatever was said
I think I need more coffee!
have a good day!