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Views & Reviews Between the Lines

Dead wrong

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1176 (Published 06 August 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1176

Writing & Quilting

Writing is like quilting. Quilters save random remnants and swatches of fabric,
then sew them together into beautiful patchwork quilts that last for many
years. Likewise, writers save random thoughts and memories, then weave them
together into poetry or prose that lasts forever. Both writers and quilters
preserve the past, by weaving it together with the present and future.

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

08 December 2009
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA