torpor


I like the quotes they used for today’s word of the day – torpor. So I
drew inspiration from quote used from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and the Damned. The sketch is not an exact representation of the quote of course. I also wanted to use my new Stabilo 0.4 color pens, thus the crazy colors.

torpor

\TAWR-per\ , noun;

1.
Lacking in vitality or interest.

2.
A state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility.

3.
Lethargy; apathy.

Silence crept down again over the wet country; the faint dripping resumed, and suddenly a great shower of drops tumbled upon Gloria stirring her out of the trance-like torpor which the passage of the train had wrought.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

I liked this quote too and decided to read the article- great article if you have a chance to look it up:

At 47, I’m starting to wonder which direction I’m headed. And with good reason because, according to my accountant, there is no way I’m going to be able to give in to torpor, fatigue or anything else that might take me out of the work force anytime soon.
— Michelle Slatalla, “A Play Date With My Imagination “, New York Times, June 2, 2009

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