I recently gave myself a concussion. The details aren’t really important, but the headache has lasted a little over three weeks now. In seeing the neurologist, I was diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome and given a prescription for some medication. It’s hard to concentrate and watching television is taxing, so I’ve been listening to audiobooks and poetry to keep occupied. I came across this poem (which has since become a favorite of mine) in an iPhone app called “The Love Book.” It’s called “Desiderata” by Max Ehrmann, and it’s read by the lovely Tom Hiddleston.

I found it to be inspiring and uplifting.

2 thoughts on “Inspiration

  1. kmcambion

    “Desiderata” is one of my favorite poems. When I ran across it for the first time, a few years ago, it reminded me of that “Always Wear Sunscreen” song (what can I say? I’m a child of the 90’s), but far more meaningful. Tom Hiddleson’s voice makes it very soothing to listen to.

    I hope the head pain goes away soon.

  2. JennHolton Post author

    It has very quickly become my favorite poem. Mostly because I’ve never really cared much for poetry and this one just… Made sense. And it put me in a good mood.

    It certainly did not hurt that Tom Hiddleston read it.


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