Easier Done Than Said?

“Well done is better than well said.”  ~ Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin FRS FRSA FRSE (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading writer, printer, political philosopher, politician, Freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He founded many civic organizations, including the Library Company, Philadelphia’s first fire department and the University of Pennsylvania.   ~ Wikipedia

Easier Said Than Done

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“It’s been a while since I have been here. Back in WordPress. Back as 3bones. My last real public post on this personal blog of mine was just over a year ago now. I knew I would be away for a while. Last year around this time I was preparing for the annual AGM of our local pickleball club here in Parksville. I was the Presidential nominee you see, and I knew I wanted to accomplish a lot as the newly inaugurated President. Did that, and now we find ourselves in the middle of a global pandemic. So, here I am, back again, finally. More on that in future posts. Soon.”

Anyway, here’s where I’ve been hanging out pretty much the last year …  Oceanside Pickleball Club

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Ten years now, I began this blog with a quotation,  I haven’t exactly been prolific with my writing as 3bones, I know. November 2010 was my first post. Many of the others in the WP community are much more regular than I. I had every good intention to have a lot more posts when I began 3bones 10 years ago. And I had those same intentions as recently as a year ago. Easier done than said? Doesn’t seem so, does it?

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    “Moments ………….. of …………………………. silence are ….. part of ………………… the music.”                   ~ Unknown

I have always collected quotations, they speak to me. As a person. As a human being. I get many of my quotations from a song. I think many of us do. Music and song lyrics have a way of delivering the words, delivering the message. Meaningful quotations and song lyrics have been there for me for a very long time. The quotations for what they say, the song lyrics for how they say it with the way the artist has put the words together to the music. The beat, the rhythm, the music, and the words. The passion in how the artist delivers the message. Different people get very different and very distinct feelings from a song. Unique vibrations so to speak.

I often will pull what are meaningful words that I love from the lyrics of a great song. They then often become a saved quotation that I will save from that song. The very first words from a song that I remember speaking to me were the words from a song when I was just entering junior high school in Edmonton. I would have been in grade seven. It was known back then as junior high school in Alberta, and it encompassed grades seven to nine. Other provinces called it middle school. No matter. I was probably just entering into my hormonal years. I was probably difficult for my parents to deal with. Sorry, Mom and Dad. The song was by a little known group from the time, The Sunshine Company, and the album was called Happy Is. My very first record album I ever bought for myself from the hard work from my Star Weekly newspaper route. In this case it was the bridge of the song that pulled me in. The song was called “A Year of Jaine Time.” Pardon the YT title below, it’s a mistake and should be as I have it above.

“I can’t find any reason
Why the changin’ of the season
Should affect me this way
Unless it’s safe to say
That nothin’s really changed
We could start again all over”

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Easier said than done. This is one quote that has been in my personal collection for a long time, it’s one of the entries that was very early on in the thousands of quotes I have collected over the years. It’s one of the ones that appear first in my list.

A few years ago I tried to change that quote around to help a struggling family member whom I love dearly. I wanted to help them overcome some personal challenges times they were experiencing. Procrastination was the affliction that was causing their infliction. Or so I thought at the time, so I reversed the words, changed them around to be “Easier done than said.”

This should help I thought. And I thought that and kept believing it until very recently in fact. Then I read the Benjamin Franklin quote. Thanks, Ben. I just wish I had seen this sooner. I had every good intention when I reversed “easier said than done.” Turns out I was wrong. Sometimes it’s not that easy to say things, for me anyway. Ofttimes I get too “wordy.”

Better late than never? Time will tell? Who knows? …

“Unless it’s safe to say that nothin’s really changed. We could start again all over.”

So much to say, so little time to say it. I can only hope I’m not wrong. Time will tell.

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3 thoughts on “Easier Done Than Said?

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