The Exchange of Gifts

found online by Raymond

 
Raymond:
Oh no! Prayers and best wishes for a great writer and friend of the blog.
 
From Vincent at A Wayfarer’s Notes:

As Dr Johnson put it:

Depend upon it, Sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.

Even a personal health scare, when you don’t really know what’s going on, does concentrate the mind to an extent, till you decide that it’s going to be all right for a while longer, and you find yourself slipping back into the old habits of aimlessly squandering the precious moments, on the basis that they’ll keep on coming, “ad infinitum”. Or something short of such outright denial.

Anyhow one of the things I’ve been persuaded to do is take more care of my writings.

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