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To: Valin
"One of the most efficient ways to decrease this fear, I've found, is to welcome death, at least a little, and this growing older can cause one to do--or at least it has me, sometimes."

I read this several times and the only way it makes sense is if the underlined "and" is replaced with "as."

Other than what is likely just a typo, I really like the painting although it has too many brush strokes and not enough swashes of color; worse, I don't have a wall big enough to hang it on.

18 posted on 01/27/2007 8:50:06 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Old Professer
"One of the most efficient ways to decrease this fear, I've found, is to welcome death, at least a little, and this growing older can cause one to do--or at least it has me, sometimes."

I read this several times and the only way it makes sense is if the underlined "and" is replaced with "as."

I disagree: It seems to me that he is using the construction ", and" as an inferior substitute for a semicolon. IOW, I think that what he is trying to say is this:

"One of the most efficient ways to decrease this fear, I've found, is to welcome death, at least a little; growing older can cause one to do this--or at least it has me, sometimes."

Other than what is likely just a typo, I really like the painting although it has too many brush strokes and not enough swashes of color; worse, I don't have a wall big enough to hang it on.

Continuing your metaphor, I find this painting to be of reasonable size, with an apt number of brush strokes and vivid coloration. I feel enriched for having made the effort to understand such a well-written essay.

33 posted on 01/27/2007 11:53:33 AM PST by derlauerer ("Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." - N. Bonaparte)
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