May 15, 2009

Shakespeare: Thou art awesome, but...

"Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs;
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes;
Being vexed, a sea nourished with loving tears,
What is it else? A madness most discreet."
Romeo and Juliet

Ah, if it were possible to think and write flawlessly like Shakespeare, as long as we put in some long hours and hard work, would we do it? I'm going to answer for myself with a big fat No. There are so many books I have not read, so many current events and political issues I don't know about, yet all of that fades away when I escape into thoughtless, fun activities..."guilty pleasures" so to speak. You know, like watching Twilight or completing a word search game. Speaking of such, excuse me as I get back to reading American Wife with a plate of Trader Joe's potstickers by my side. Unexpectedly juicy...and I'm not just talking about the potstickers.

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