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FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2009, 6:08 A.M.

Quote of the Day — March 20, 2009

Time Magazine (The Spokesman-Review)
Time Magazine (The Spokesman-Review)

Good morning, Netizens...

Our randomly-chosen quote of the day today:

“The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.”

This bit of truth comes to us from Jean Kerr (1922-2003) Writer and playright, who once wrote, "It's pretty good for a girl who tried writing to justify not doing the dishes," according to Los Angeles Times journalist Myrna Oliver. Author of a 1957 best–seller, “Please Don't Eat the Daisies” and many other plays and short pieces, her husband won a Pulitzer Prize as a theater critic for the New York Times.

I hate to disagree with someone so experienced in life, but when I get up in the morning, typically around 2:30 AM local time, my first thought is to see if the world as I know it to be, is still in existence. Since nothing much is moving about at that ungodly hour of the morning, no one to disturb my reveries and contemplations, it is a sacred period of time. When I wake up I always look forward to being able to write something functional, even if I do not necessarily agree with what others are saying about it.

Kerr often wrote in her Chevrolet, parked two blocks from her home in New York, for privacy's sake. This was, of course, before the Internet gave us the tools to write anywhere at all, and thus be able to elude the hordes of people wanting to see into the world of introspective creativity.

Jean Kerr was both a prolific and terribly funny author. That says something about simultaneously writing in a Chevrolet and having six children, neither of which strike me as particularly easy tasks to master.


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