Saturday, December 15, 2007


Health is a topic not often found on this blog.

Despite the fact that I am a Registered Nurse and quite interested in health, I also feel about it as Chesterton once wrote:
The trouble about always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do it without destroying the health of the mind. Health is the most unhealthy of topics. GKC ILN, 8-10-1929
And being a nurse, I've seen it happen sometimes when someone has a health crisis, that they suddenly begin to focus unnaturally upon their own body and it does become, as Chesterton said, unhealthy. But, because a hospital stay encourages a person to focus on their body, it can sometimes, by its very nature as a health-inducing event, become an unhealthy (mind-wise) event. It takes real determination and force of will for the healthy (mind-wise) patient to re-balance after a health crisis back to a more unthinking habit of mind about health.

I hope I've made myself perfectly clear. I like health. I just don't want to talk about it. ;-)


  1. My name is Marco Sermarini and I'm the chairman of Italian Chesterton Society (Società Chestertoniana Italiana).
    Nice blog!
    Look at our blog:

    "Uomo Vivo" means "Manalive".

    Hope you'll like it.
    Happy Christmas, Buon Natale.

  2. O thankyou, thankyou! I've always wondered why I don't like talking about health!


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