Sick and Stifled ~ BitterSweetLife

Monday, March 03, 2008

Sick and Stifled

The flu has been known to beat a fake retreat, wait for you to charge out of your bed shouting victory chants, and then signal for its hidden forces to move in from behind in a lethal pincer movement. Just in case you're wondering why things have been quiet around here.

Here's a Flannery O'Connor quote that I lifted from Abraham Piper's uniquely brief blog.

Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. -Flannery O’Connor, Mystery and Manners, 84 (HT: Reformissionary)
Sometimes you just have to let out the inner grinch. I'd add that the flu stifles a lot of writers--but I'm completely satisfied with its depressive effectiveness. No need to try harder, bolster the numbers.

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