24 July 2010

to be....or not.

"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages." -Shakespeare (as you like it)

so i'm inspired today by some shakespeare. i love the richness and weight of shakespeare's words, not only because of their ability to last for 300+ years, but the fact that the words capture human nature and soul.
i think it is beautiful that shakespeare died in 1666, upwards of 350 years ago, and yet we study him in school, write about his perspective, investigate his characters, visit his settings, and try to capture the brevity of his writing...but how much do we really understand about who he was and what he was really trying to accomplish with his writing?? 

just curious about what you think...let me know. in the meantime, i'll include a few more of my favorite quotes......

Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.

The course of true love never did run smooth. (a midsummer night's dream)

There's daggers in men's smiles... (macbeth)

He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man. (much ado about nothing)

Love sought is good, but giv'n unsought is better. (twelfth night) 

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