Literature

What I’m Learning from G.K. Chesterton

Increasingly, I find myself thinking of doing my writing in a public place while standing on my head. It would be a symbolic rather than a practical act. I imagine that it might help me demonstrate two things that were dear to G.K. Chesterton and that have become dear to me. The first is the idea that it is often the person doing strange things—praying for their enemy, making themselves poor, becoming the servant of others—who is doing right things. The second thing is that in an abnormal world turning ideas on their head often turns nonsense into sense, especially…

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