The truth is a quare thing and people have quare relationships with it. From the man who finds it impossible to say a true word, to the woman who couldn’t tell a lie to save her life. There’s a whole range of reality between the downright lie and the total truth. We spend most of our lives somewhere in the middle. I hear myself telling bits of the truth mixed with bits of white lies every day.

“I was just about to phone you this minute,” I’ll say when answering a call from someone I’ve been trying to avoid. I might have had the intention of calling the person, but not anytime soon.