"Sometimes you just have to give Truth a soft landing," a comrade (MB) told me the other day. Yes, honesty is essential --- especially among friends and colleagues, families and lovers --- but so is gentleness. There's an art to breaking bad news, gracefully and at the appropriate moment.

Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 20:06:50 (EDT) = 1999-08-24


(correlates: SomebodyElse, Comfortably Numb, ExtremeClarity, ...)