An Exception

Every rule has them. Spelling rules have more than most. The only exception to a rule having an exception which comes to mind is the Ten Commandments.

So here’s the rule. Pride is easily overdone. It sets uneasy with me. Makes me suspicious.

Consider a few of the companions of proud in the thesaurus.  Self-respecting — okay, I can accept that. Ambitious — a good trait within limits. Spirited — this one surprised me.

Impressive. Imposing.   Yes, these fit the image below. And I’m not going to even thing about a face-to-face dispute the photo’s subject.

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New resident at the St. Louis Zoo is ready for his close-up. Long range lens suggested.

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