language,  speaking,  word use

easier if you don’t

One of my favorite tweeters tweeted this most zen-like principle:
It’s easier for you to act on your desires today if you don’t …      More for Virgo

This is ambiguity on a poetic level, more beautiful as the accident that is its serendipity.
Yeah, sure, the elipsis leads to the completion of the sentence via the url that begs all Virgos follow it. But it doesn’t have to. The sentence is nice and sturdy as is. Just take away the dot dot dot and put a single dot at the end instead.

Four for Virgo.
Four for Virgo.

If you are a Virgo you may well desire to click on that link. But today, and today only, it’s easier for you to act on your desires if you don’t… That is, if we take the language as is and pretend that it has a period at the end.  However, if you don’t, you’ll never know what not to do to act on your desires. Unless, of course, you are a Virgo and desire to pretend that the sentence ends there instead of on You would be better off clicking away. But that is also a desire, unless, of course, you do it without thinking. It’s easier if you don’t. Just don’t think. My desire is not to think. I think I desire to not think. It’s easier if I don’t. Too bad I’m not a Virgo.