Thursday, January 13, 2011

Shakespeare vs. Condoleezza

Well, do not swear: although I joy in thee,
I have no joy of this contract to-night:
It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden;
Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be
Ere one can say 'It lightens.' Sweet, good night!
This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath,
May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.
Good night, good night! as sweet repose and rest
Come to thy heart as that within my breast!

O, wilt thou leave me so unsatisfied?

What satisfaction canst thou have to-night?

The exchange of thy love's faithful vow for mine!

I gave thee mine before thou didst request it:
And yet I would it were to give again.

Wouldst thou withdraw it? for what purpose, love?

But to be frank, and give it thee again.
And yet I wish but for the thing I have:
My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.

I arrived this morning at the Marriott Center for a forum by Dr. Condoleezza Rice around 9:15am and took a seat close to the front. I read about amino acids until 10:55am (5 minutes before the forum was to begin) before I stood up, took my effects and left the building. I decided that reading Romeo and Juliet, Act II Scene II was much more important. Don't ask. If you haven't read, pondered, enjoyed, or been moved by Shakespeare lately, I suggest you put aside the Facebook updating, meal planning, biology studying, or forum attending and pick an Act and Scene. <--A Link to his works. "Go to your bosom: knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know." You may find a little refreshment in the connection.

I learned recently that people don't really like my blog unless it is filled with little absurdities or oddities and anecdotes about peculiar incidences that tend to happen upon me frequently. I apologize that such stories have been in scarcity lately. I will continue to place myself in awkward, dismayed situations and see what comes of it.

1 comment:

  1. hahah, oh Ryan, people like you're blog beyond the awkward moment posts, but those are surprisingly hilarious to come across. ha Love the thought, can't believe you went all the way to a forum to ditch it for reading, love that. & I am definitely going to have to go pick up a copy of some shakespeare, Thanks :)