Monday, August 20, 2007

Hands and Faces, Earth and Sky

is the second line of a song by Andrew Lloyd Webber, from Aspects of Love:

Love, love changes everything,
Hands and faces, earth and sky . . .
Love, love changes everything,
How you live and how you die . . .

It's a lovely song, a signature piece of singer Michael Ball's. So why am I blogging about hands and faces and Sir Andrew's lyrics today? Because, in proofing my novel, I came across an interesting passage. My character, Hugh, doesn't want to go out and drink with the other hands on the ranch. His boss understands and asks him to stay behind on Friday nights, to do extra chores (with extra pay, too), thus allowing Hugh to "save face with the other hands." AAAAAAAh! Thank goodness I caught my terrible, unintended pun. I hope there aren't any more we've overlooked!

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