Irradiated by LabRat
Today I found the best thing on the internet, which are these excerpts from a letter Charles Darwin wrote to Charles Lyell in 1861.
For those who aren’t experts on Charles Darwin and can’t make out his handwriting, which appears to have been developed on the theory that if one is having difficulty forming a word one should simply press on and eventually it will all be over*, the quote is this:
“But I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything.”
Oh Charles. Buddy. I can so relate.
“I am going to write a little book for Murray on orchids, and today I hate them worse than everything.”
I HAVE HAD THIS MORNING. SOMETIMES IT LASTS WELL INTO EVENING.
*Which, not to bash on Darwin, everybody who’s ever had to quickly take notes develops awful handwriting regardless of how beautiful their penmanship began. Mine looks like it was written by someone who is having a seizure, or possibly jotting something down quickly during an earthquake. I worry someday someone who has to deal with my checks or credit card slips will notice my signature is never the same twice.