- GLORY be to God for dappled things,
- For skies of couple-color as a brindled cow,
- For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
- Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls, finches' wings;
- Landscape plotted and pieced, fold, fallow and plough,
- And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.
- All things counter, original, spare, strange,
- Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
- With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim.
- He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change;
- Praise him.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins
Of course, I'm pretending I'm Canadian, so that no one blames me for the economic crisis. Not that they'd hold me responsible, I hope. I don't even have a 401K.
I remember I actually had some editing thought to share... but too much ale, I fear. The pubs are national treasures here. There's a lovely local ale-- Great Spotted Hen. In the US, that name would be changed by the marketing people. :)
Okay, I think I wanted to ask, when do you decide that something is a thought (of the point of view character) and not just part of the narrative? Do you put it in italics? How about present tense? Examples, please?
The pound is exactly $2. So why do I buy something that's five pounds and think, oh, that's only five dollars? You can tell I haven't actually absorbed this new depression thing. Well, no one was talking depression when I planned this trip, so I'm going to spend like we're in a good economy.