The Artist Treatment
So apparently, Canada is such a Socialist paradise that they have a hospital devoted *just* for artists. I heard about this last night. This afternoon, rehashing the previous evening’s conversation in the most brutal way, I thought maybe I’d made it up, that maybe there wasn’t really a hospital just for artists, but in fact, it’s true.
Last night, as a friend was telling me about this artist hospital, I laughed, thinking about all the maladies HTML Giant & crew would walk in complaining about (oh my wrist hurts from typing, from masturbating too much, etc), the “special” treatment that artists need over and above “normal” people. I mean, in many ways, it makes sense. Musicians have very different bodily needs than say, accountants. Sculptors are different from mechanics, maybe. But where does this end? Should every occupation have its own special hospital?