You get a little moody sometimes but I think that’s because you like to read

reading a book

I'll put her to work on the shrimp boat. The salt air will clear her head out.

You and I aren’t crazy, Tom. We’re normal. Especially me. You get a little moody sometimes but I think that’s because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up. Let’s haul her out of here tomorrow and take her back down to Colleton. I’ll put her to work on the shrimp boat. The salt air will clear her head out. So will the hard work. It’s hard to be crazy when you’re bustin’ ass when the shrimp are runnin’. There’s no time. Savannah’s living proof that writing poetry and reading books causes brain damage.

by Pat Conroy (born October 26, 1945)
from The Prince of Tides, 1986
image – ckaroli

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