Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Time for Something Simple.

Currently, I'm up to my ears in schoolwork. Mainly Shakespeare, specifically, The Tempest. Last night I lugged a back-breaking total of seven books home from the library. They have titles like, "The Tempest as a Mystery Play" and "Reading Shakespeare on Stage." They give off a sweet smell that makes me feel relaxed and intelligent, like only library books can. Good old Shakespeare. Had it not been for re-admitting myself into college I would have otherwise forgotten gems such as these:
O wonder!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world
That has such people in't! (5.1)

Kind of contagious, that optimism, isn't it? Anyway, I don't really know how I'm going to tie this into food or drink. My first thought was to compare Shakespeare to a fine wine and recommend a bottle of something or other, but my husband and I don't really drink fine wine and even if we did I can hardly remember the labels.

Then I thought about this "brave new world" we live in, and how beauteous it is, and how tomorrow is earth day... but nothing edible comes to mind (besides the usual (local)). So let's have a day off, shall we? Perhaps it is time for something simple, yet beauteous.

(Photos by the talented & lovely Katie Bell Moore.)

P.S. Bookish jewelry, anyone? Genius!


mistyeyed said...

I think the wine/Shakespeare comparison would be appropriate, considering there are a number of references IN Shakespeare plays about the spirit!

A.Kelley said...

True! any recommendations? I like Spanish reds... pretty broad, but i'm no sommelier!

Anonymous said...

Not only are you very clever, you are funny. How's it goin darlin? Hope really really good. Keep hittin the books honey.
Love you,

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