Thursday, 22 October 2009


"Rain falling."
"Superfluous rain?"
"Superfluous falling. Rain falls. You don't get the rain without the falling. The mere mention of rain establishes its falling, apart that is perhaps from the rarest climactic conditions - hurricanes and the like. And we'd never get anywhere if we had to keep taking account of the rarest of cirumstances. The most banal of sentences would become interminable."
"So I should have just said rain?"

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