Friday, January 2, 2009

Twelfth Night is Coming.

TWELFTH NIGHT is coming on January 5, with Epiphany (Little Christmas) following on January 6. I doubt the coming of the Magi to Bethlehem and Shakespeare's comical play of love's misadventures among the young had much to do with one another, but I'm thinking it might be fun to read the play again.

"If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it; that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken and so die. -
That strain again; - it had a dying fall;
O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south,
That breathes upon a bank of violets,
Stealing and giving odour. - Enough; no more;
'Tis not so sweet now as it was before.
O spirit of love, how quick and fresh art thou!
That, notwithstanding thy capacity
Receiveth as the sea, nought enters there,
Of what validity and pitch soever,
But falls into abatement and low price
Even in a minute! so full of shapes is fancy,
That it alone is high-fantastical."

You can find this play at this link, if you like reading onscreen. And that reminds me of one of my favorite movies, "Shakespeare in Love." Which I would like to see again before too long. Too late tonight, but perhaps sometime tomorrow.
I am making good progress on the scarf I'm knitting for one lucky person who leaves a comment. (See the post below.) There were only four "commentors" last I looked, so the chances are good for one of them to win it. I'll draw a name on January 5, so leave a comment before then. OK? Good! - femminismo

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