Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Recreation

Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 12:39:51
From: ed park
To: Jenny Davidson
Subject: for the light reader and the triaspirer!

Athletes and those engaged in caring for their bodies are not concerned only with muscle tone and exercise. They also pay attention to relaxation taken at the right time, and in fact consider this to be the most important aspect of training. The analogy operates also, in my view, for literary experts. When they have finished a long spell of reading more serious material, they ought to allow their intellect some recreation and put it into more alert condition for the labour which is to follow.

—Lucian, True Histories

1 comment:

Danielle in Iowa said...

So I can use this as an excuse for the occasional pieces of trash I pick up when I am stressed out by school? :-)