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Saturday, February 1, 2020

Involuntary Writer's Block

I was most happy when pen and paper were taken from me and I was forbidden from doing anything. I had no anxiety about doing nothing by my own fault, my conscience was clear, and I was happy. This was when I was in prison.

Daniil Kharms (1905-1942), Today I Write Nothing: The Selected Writings, (2009), Kharms was a Soviet-era poet.

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