An envious heart makes a treacherous ear

The above quote made me sit up and pay attention, like someone had just offered me a lifetime supply of praline & cream ice cream.  My literary taste buds swooned.

Some authors are so very, very good at saying lots with little.

In Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, a character proclaims to another that an envious heart makes a treacherous ear, is such an example.

Not only is what we see affected by our beliefs, experiences, mood of the day, context etc. but even what we hear goes through the same sieve that creates our own bite of reality.

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