A kind of strange oblivion

My indolence, since my last reception at the Sacrament, has sunk into grosser sluggishness, and my dissipation spread into wider negligence. My thoughts have been crowded with sensuality; and except that from the beginning of this year I have in some measure forborn excess of strong drink, my appetites have predominated over my reason. A kind of strange oblivion has overspread me, so that I know not what has become of the last year; and perceive that incidents and intelligence pass over me without leaving any impression….

—Dr. Johnson, 4/24/1764

Yes, yes…well said, Doctor.

One Response to “A kind of strange oblivion”

  1. Delano Says:

    Doctor Johnson may have been experiencing the early birthing pangs of a new earth… “How far apart are they?!?!” 246 years.. Won’t be long now; just look around. April showers feel more like December’s power.

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