Sometimes the news throws up some examples of excellent writing. Today was one of those days. The first paragraph of a story about the dire economic fortunes of Waterford Wedgwood, ends with a rather amazingly well chosen metaphor.
In the end, if this is the end – and Killian Murphy believes that it’s the end – neither Vera Wang’s Grosgrain plates nor Barbara Barry’s Musical Chairs teacups nor Jasper Conran’s pretty peacocks on green chinoiserie place settings could save Waterford Wedgwood PLC from shattering like crystal stemware on an unyielding kitchen floor.
If you care about the particulars of the news, as opposed to just the metaphor, you can find the full story here.