Great White Snark: Doctor's orders.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Doctor's orders.

"He removed the thermometer from my mouth, folded his arms and delivered his diagnosis. ‘You are suffering from an ailment that afflicts ladies of romantic imagination. Symptoms include fainting, weariness, loss of appetite, low spirits. While on one level the crisis can be ascribed to wandering about in freezing rain without the benefit of adequate waterproofing, the deeper cause is more likely to be found in some emotional trauma. However, unlike the heroines of your favorite novels, your constitution has not been weakened by the privations of life in earlier, harsher centuries. No tuberculosis, no childhood polio, no unhygienic living conditions. You’ll survive.’

…I reached for the prescription. In a vigorous scrawl, he had inked: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes. Take ten pages, twice a day, till end of course.”

-The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield

Read it.
Listen to it.
Buy it.

Seriously, you have no excuses. Trust me. I'm a doctor. ;)

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