When people ask me, as they so often do, how it is that I can tell the best stories, I have a prepared response. I explain that almost anyone can tell a good story. The part that comes with years of practice in manipulating facts is the knowing just what part of the story to leave out. I then add "Great artists and and story tellers have the instincts to judge exactly at what point during the telling not to mention it". I then stop explaininng, and I know they wonder at my ability to provoke thought with such limited resourses availble to me, but I remain silent. Then they nod their heads. I nod my head too, but I know it is a lie.
oil on canvas 12"X24" (SOLD)