Happy Birthday Will

Come, night; come, Romeo; come, thou day in night;
For thou wilt lie upon the wings of night
Whiter than new snow on a raven's back

These are my favorite lines from Juliet's
speech that I'm learning for my own delight.

About 446 years ago, give or take a few days,
a man was born who wrote about beauty, love
death, lust, pain, revenge, hope, faith
and everything any human can experience.

He was an ordinary man with an
extraordinary ability to capture
all of life on paper.

To me, I call him Uncle Will. When I
read his words, I know he lived as
I did. I know there are days
he woke up like me full of sunshine
and dreams; also, He had dark days
where his past weighed on his
heart deeply just like me.

As one of my friends said to me,
Shell, enough with the Shakespeare
already! For me, there can never be
enough Shakespeare. I'm happy to know
others feel the same as me.

Happy Birthday, Will.



Wanda said...

I understand he died on his birthday. Guess he liked things to come out even...kept the rhythm to his verse.

Anonymous said...

I like Shakespeare's floral quotes the best ~ no surprise there!
I always liked A Midsummer Night's Dream. Must be all the faeries.
Have a happy Monday ~

Chrissy said...

Wow didn't know he died on his b'day!. My husband was a lover of Shalespeare's works... he has the entire collection of plays... U and my husband would of enjoyed discussing Shakespeare!. Thanks for reminding me...

Gloria said...

That was a tough but enjoyable class. Hi Shell, just stopped by to say hello and have a great week. Happy Birthday to the b/day boy. :)

Javajune said...

Beautiful words. I love shakesspeare even if I don't always understand. I have a couple antique books of shakesspeare. How are you Shell, I missed you. I don't get to blog as much as I would like these days.

Don said...

You have to be the only person I know who knows of Shakespeare's birthday. I believe that speaks volumes about your literary knowledge.

I only knew you were speaking of him when you mentioned Juliet. The fact that you are learning such for your own pleasure is a wonderful thing.

Christina said...

one of the toughest classes, i have come across, was Will S. he had a beautiful way about him.

Laurel said...

SO cool Shell! I did not know he died on his birthday, Something magical about that I think!
I have been pondering kitchen cabinets again and am wanting YOU to paint pink :) first so I can see!
Love to you Sweet Shell and keep on doing what makes you happy and keeps you out of those dark neighborhoods. :)
ps-Olivia is healing and anticipating finding a date for her formal at school- she bought the dress...now the guy!