A Word from the Wise

Virginia Woolf on illness.
“Consider how common illness is, how tremendous the spiritual change that it brings, how astonishing, when the lights of health go down, the undiscovered countries that are then disclosed. ..It becomes strange indeed that illness has not taken its place with love and battle and jealousy among the prime themes of literature.”

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2 Responses to A Word from the Wise

  1. Hannah May 1, 2015 at 11:28 am #

    A Death in Venice

    …sort of was about illness……but I’m not too good at English.

    I had to read that one and then watch the 1971 film for a script adaptation class at NYU. The only thing I actually learned during my time at a private college was how incognizant many people are when it comes to socio-economic class…the haves versus the have-nots. Which sort of relates to your previous post. Am I bitter? I was at first. But I stopped caring a long time ago because they just don’t get it.

    But seriously, thanks for keeping it straight-up real with your posts El Dorado RMC!

  2. Rob M May 4, 2015 at 6:46 pm #

    Interesting thought. Thanks to the miracle of modern medicine many of the deadly diseases of the past have become chronic conditions today that can be managed with prescription drugs. Sick people are living longer, so there’s more time to create art with illness as a theme. As far as MS goes, I struggle a lot with fatigue. But if Stephen Hawking can write a book….