Does the “thought” ALWAYS “count”?

8.22.2012 — 2 Comments

brushNews out of Spain today has me wondering, “Is it always the thought that counts?”

We use the phrase often when referring to someone with the best of intentions as they do something that doesn’t quite measure up. I try to say it when my children give me a pile of rocks or a dandelion from the front yard as a gift. I tried to say it years ago when someone donated a zip-lock bag full of bar-soap remainders a short time before we took supplies to Haiti.

But when does “the thought” cease to “count” and we need to say “thanks but no thanks”? I’m not sure I’ve learned where exactly that line is yet personally, but this story definitely had me thinking about it.

The story – Spanish fresco restoration botched by amateur (BBC News)

You’ve got to read it to believe it.

  • HeathMullikin

    “The once-dignified portrait now resembles a crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic, he says.”-That’s the story of my life.

    • Stevan Sheets

      LOL. My attempt would’ve probably been described similarly!