Clarity is of no importance because nobody listens and nobody knows what you mean no matter what you mean, nor how clearly you mean what you mean. But if you have vitality enough of knowing enough of what you mean, somebody and sometime and sometimes a great many will have to realize that you know what you mean and so they will agree that you mean what you know, what you know you mean, which is as near as anybody can come to understanding any one.

Gertrude Stein, Four in America

Sidenote: All of my posts today are riffs on titles & quotes from the formidable Ms. Stein.

I am aiming, as always, for the vitality enough of knowing enough what I mean. I hope you will agree that I mean what I know and what I know I mean.

Painting: Gertrude Stein, 1906. Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973).