Metaphors may be as necessary to illness as they are to literature, as comforting to the patient as his own bathrobe and slippers. At the very least, they are a relief from medical terminology. If laughter has healing power, so too, may metaphor. Perhaps only metaphor can express the bafflement, the panic combined with beatitude, of the threatened person.
– Anatole Broyard Intoxicated by My Illness
Portrait of Mimi
I look for metaphors for this disease. As…
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