It's good for writers, too. The Hawthornden fellowship I did last year
required day-long silence, from breakfast to supper. (And no phones or email
either.) Some are reputed to have gone stir-crazy under a month of this
regime, but I found it very productive, in spite of being an inveterate
talk-to-my-self-er who's in the habit of reading stuff aloud as I go, to
hear how it works.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kenneth Wolman" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2005 1:50 AM
Subject: Re: Other French joke
ROBIN HAMILTON wrote:
>(Incidentally, when did the Jesuits become a sept of
>the Trappist Order? News to me.
Didn't. Anyone in or near religious life has long since recognized the
value of the periodic shut-up as a way to get into yourself and then out
of yourself so when you get back into yourself it all makes more sense
See, life is a patter-song.
Admiral Joseph Porter
Kenneth Wolman www.kenwolman.com kenwolman.blogspot.com
"You have to be a speedy reader, cause there's
so, so much to read!" - Dr. Sousť