People survived common childhood diseases in the past, but I’ve never heard it put like this. On page 5 of her new book, singer and poet Patti Smith even credits them with enriching her early literary visions: « My small torrent of words dissipated into an elaborate sense of explanding and receding. It was my entrance into the radiance of imagination. This process was especially magnified within the fevers of influenza, measles, chicken pox and mumps. I had them all and with each I was priveleged with a new level of awareness. »
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