Daily Archives: 19 May 2011

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Consider it a metaphor for reading …

The seven wonders of the world he’ll lay before your feet,
In far-off lands, on distant shores, so many friends to meet.
Are you sitting comfortably?
Let Merlin cast his spell….

~ The Moody Blues, “Are You Sitting Comfortably?” Threshold of a Dream

(the aforementioned song on YouTube)

Here’s a little-known bit of writing trivia: yes, Virginia, you CAN injure yourself writing.

I know. I’ve been offline for a week and more with severe lower back pain — caused by NOT sitting correctly. Trust me: when your lower back muscles collapse in utter exhaustion, there’s not a lot that you can do in life. It’s astonishing just how much of our motion is directly related to the back, as a few days in this condition will show you — although it’s better that you just take my word for it. Continue reading

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