"Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully."
-- Graham Green
Since I am on vacation this week, I will just leave you all with that quote and a brief thought.
Over the course of Literary history, we have had more than a few authors who were notorious drinkers and drug addicts. Maybe it’s just the nature of art. Those who dig deeply for truth are often tortured by what they find. I have heard many times, “I write better when I’ve had [insert mind-altering substance of choice here].”
So what’s your Champagne? Is it a quiet room, a garden, a heavy metal band blasting on the disc player, a sexy foreign art film, or a chocolate bar?
What feeds your muse?
Cheryl Anne Gardner
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