Monthly Archives: December 2015

Such Stuff As Dreams are Made On

I studied Shakespeare for 10 years and taught it for 5 and secretly believe the meaning of life is threaded through the magical words of his plays and poems. There is everything in his corpus of work. The blood and gore of the beastly Titus Andronicus, the historical drama of Richard II, the ghoulish terror of Macbeth, the expansive power of love in Antony and Cleopatra, the wit and folly of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the terrifying agony of the dissolving sanity of King Lear. Believing the messages of life can be found in

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Quote of the day

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.” Gilda Radner

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The End is Nigh

Remember the white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland who is anxiously looking at his watch and worrying about his tardiness? Well I have a similar feeling running through me at the moment. I keep getting images of the white rabbit and recalling his harassed mutterings of, “I’m late.” I don’t recall other end-of-years having this same sense of foreboding termination, but I’m trying to work out why I am filled with this sensation. When Alice does fall down the rabbit hole or move through the looking glass she enters into alternative

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Quote of the day

"Changing is not just changing the things inside of us. First of all we need the right view that transcends all notions including of being and non-being, creator and creature, mind and spirit. That kind of insight is crucial for transformation and healing." Thich Nhat Hanh

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