Deco: (adj) of, relating to, or suggestive of art deco design

You can’t have one without the other.

This was a lyric from a song entitled “Love and Marriage.”

The contention of the writer was that some words are just meant to be together—and when you separate them, they turn on their heel and frightened to death, run back toward each other.

I don’t know if this is true or not.

But I am certain that if I were in a room with anyone who started talking about “art deco,” I would start looking for an excuse about a pet I had at home which needed my immediate attention.

Yet worse would be if this individual felt that “art deco” was too common a phrase and decided to just proclaim it “deco.”

The children would be shivering in the corner.

And I with them.

As I often say, pretense walks in the room and I walk out the back door.

And if there is no back door, I will make one.


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