Tuesday, June 20, 2006

the art of the hyperbole

To tell a captivating story, one that draws the listener in and dips their toes into the puddles of your thoughts, it is imperitive to exaggerate.

And it is exactly the same level of embellishment that a good figure drawing requires. If you draw exactly what you see, your drawing may be stiff. But if you let the line swoop out the slightest bit more to capture the gesture or mood, then you will have nailed it.

I realized this parallel the other day because I have been trying to catch both of these nebulous creatures for some time, now I know that I can use the same net.

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