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  • [es-pree de less-ka/-iay] (idiom) A witty remark that occurs to you too late, literally on the way down the stairs. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations defines esprit de l'escalier as, "An untranslatable phrase, the meaning of which is that one only thinks on one's way downstairs of the smart retort one might have made in the drawing room."

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January 04, 2009

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Claire, don't sweat it. For me the point is practice, creating a daily habit. I expect that many many of mine will be horrid but some might be good. But looking through the viewfinder each day will be a good thing. It can only be a good thing. I think you'd have to try very very hard to take a bad picture. Your selections on flickr are fab. Let's not sweat this. I'm talking to myself too.

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