Read as Written

Despite the fact that all of a writer's verbiage can be condensed into a single simple message, authors usually have only one chance to utter anything significant, to properly express themselves, or to say something as well as possible; while readers can re-visit or re-interpret any fecund passage countless times. When the writer finally realizes that nobody reads as carefully as compositions are written, then authors either begin to write down to the level of their audience, or to compose works for posterity. Either way, there's no respectable legacy!