Should never be seen: Zoe Prosser looks at an insidious, but familiar, word

‘You may well be surprised by how much you are carrying.’

‘Think of your health, your needs for sleep, food and rest. Consider the things you may be carrying in your heart and head.’ | Photo: by Hannah Busing on Unsplash

‘I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.’ So says Frodo, in The Lord of the Rings. I hear a lot from Friends who feel a bit like our fictional hobbit.

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