Embellishment, fabrication, misinterpretation, mischief or mayhem, intentional or accidental, all of these are possible reasons why so-called true stories, need to be scrutinized and analyzed before being accepted as having the veracity that is “sworn to” by the teller of such tales. The longer the span of time from the “actual” event to the relating of the “details” of said event can emend, amend, bend and/or pretend to be the factual and undisputed, “so help me god” truth. The following just another way of saying that.
Have a great Sunday all,
When a man with holes,
in the bottoms of his shoes,
relates what he has recently heard,
it is likely more old,
than yesterday’s news,
for he did not come, by way of the bird.
Thus, he’s had time to forget,
and remember, at will,
that which his mind, says is so,
and it’s more likely yet,
it’s less truer, than swill,
but from you, that fable will grow.
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