L’esprit de L’escalier is an untranslatable French word.
It refers to the inability to think of a witty comeback or retort until it is too late.
I too suffer from ill-timed wit.
I loved the show Friday Night Lights. I ate it up.
Mostly I loved Connie Britton.
I love her Y’alls.
I love her in Nashville.
I need more Connie Britton in my life.
“Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high”
The Princess Bride
“I was born with an enormous need for affection and a terrible need to give it,” she went on. “That’s what I’d like to think maybe has been the appeal. People have recognized something in me they have themselves — the need to receive affection and the need to give it. Does that sound soppy?”
-Audrey Hepburn New York Times interview.