|Small comforts: humble breakfast and Maggie Alderson's new book, Evangeline|
The Word for the Week: "Pleasant words are...healing to the body." Proverbs 16:24
Quote of the Week: "Man is capable of as much atrocity as he has imagination." - Parcher, A Beautiful Mind
Dictionary.com Word of the Week: milquetoast \MILK-tohst\, noun:
A very timid, unassertive, spineless person, especially one who is easily dominated or intimidated.
"Under the generic 'anonymous' pseudonym, the most obsequious milquetoast can transform into a zealous, vigilant, hateful detractor with little thought given over to the repercussions for one's words and actions."
Reading: 'The moral ambiguity of free speech' at Eureka Street.
The Breakfast Club: Lacking culinary enthusiasm and wary of a weakened stomach, all I feel like consuming when I am ill is toast, tea and lemonade. Last night, I tried to convince myself that I was up to normal consumptive fare. Wrong. Note to self: give your body what it really wants. Hence, today's breakfast fare – a rather uninspiring return to toast, jam and tea – petit dejeuner de ja vous? Oui.
Girl With a Satchel