Gratitude

“O’Connor jokes about the unpleasant treatment she endured to mitigate her autoimmune disorder [lupus]: ‘I owe my existence and cheerful countenance to the pituitary glands of thousands of pigs butchered daily in Chicago, Illinois at the Armour packing plant. If pigs wore garments I wouldn’t be worthy to kiss the hems of them.'”    from Joan Frawley Desmond’s “How Lupus Changed Flannery O’Connor’s Writing and Took Her Life,” NC Register 3 October 2017.

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