Latin and Me

Somewhere in the comments on yesterday’s post on Up On The Woof Top (the latest #ChetandBernie novel in a series that can be read in any order) Phoenix Giordano said of the C&B stories: “They always feel organic, like the story just grew up out of the ground, and you happened to come by right in time to pluck it.”

So interesting! As I’ve mentioned before my mom taught me a lot about writing when I was a kid, but also I took a lot of Latin for some reason. One saying I came across – I thought attributed to Ovid, but I could be wrong – was art est celare artem, which I took to mean “the art is in hiding the art.” That rang a bell in my youngster self. Some of those long ago bells have long long echoes.