Saturday, January 5, 2013

Improvement on an Old Saying



O, what a tangled web we weave
When first we practise to deceive...

Sir Walter Scott wrote that. Then some wit (whose name I can't find) added :

But when we've practised quite a while
How vastly we improve our style.


Not that I condone practicing to deceive . . . but it's probably true that one gets better at it.  Certain politicians spring to mind...
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11 comments:

Ms. A said...

Jealous of your spider web, mine never turn out worth a poop!

Merisi said...

That is one spectacular picture, Vicki!
The saying, well, too many practioners of that art. ;-)

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

As they say, practice makes perfect. Great shot of the spider web by the way.
Sam

Martin said...

The ability to deceive is a prerequisite in the world of politics. Love the photograph.

jennyfreckles said...

'Tis true, I'm sure. Love that dewy web. Our urban spiders don't produce anything so lovely.

Brian Miller said...

haha certain politicians or all of them....smiles...yeah practice anything and you will get better....even deception...

Mamabug said...

Cool shot Vicki!

Deanna said...

Great web. I'm pretty sure Law School offers a course called How to Deceive 101.

Inger said...

So true and I also agree with Deanna's comment about Law Schools above. I have been to court a few times about houses, tenants, and so on and I was so naive. I didn't realize that people would go to court, swear on the Bible to tell the truth, and then proceed to lie and get away with it. Lawyers too. And some so obvious, the judge must have known. Sorry, an old bandwagon of mine popped up here.

Frances said...

Vicki, I also admire your visual web.

Do you perhaps know of the tune by British singer Paloma Faiith that has the lyric, "do you want the truth or something beautiful? I am practiced at deceiving..." It can easily be found on utube.

xo

Mel said...

Your pictures are lovely. Hope you are continuing to mend well.