That was shameless - now I sound all twee!
WRITING - purely optional
Living - beats the heck out of the alternative
Learning - should be unavoidable
Growing - easier on the outside than the inside but probably worth the effort
RANTING? Nah - really what was s/he thinking?!
MIND YOU I'M PINCHING THE:
'the tongue in question here is more of a nickle plated than silver.'
Loving the image.