“Fear no more the heat o’ the sun,
Nor the furious winter’s rages;
Thou thy worldly task hast done,
Home art gone, and ta’en thy wages;
Golden lads and girls all must,
As chimney-sweepers, come to dust.”
This is the beginning of a poem by one of the most amazing people who ever roamed this lovely earth of ours: William Shakespeare. Please, reader, come back, come back. Do calm the fearful pounding of your heart, I can hear it from here. Continue reading, please glance back up at the title of this post if you must. Reread the beginning of this beautiful poem. Now, let me begin.
I love Shakespeare; with all of my heart and soul. The works of Shakespeare are brilliant, pure genius, and whether you realize it or not they have impacted each and every sphere of your modern, non-Renaissance life. The works of Shakespeare are beautiful.
So here is the news which I would like to share (old news, new news, and such news as you’ve never heard of! –The Taming of the Shrew): fear no more! Please, dear reader, fear no more! What is to be feared anyway? Shakespeare, after all, wrote what he wrote for you: the audience! And as such, you are meant to take something from his works. You are meant to enjoy them.
Fear Shakespeare no more! Fear the messages no more! Fear the beautiful language which nobody uses anymore no more! And read a Shakespeare! A tragedy, a comedy, a history! Read Shakespeare! If I could teach one thing to those younger than me it would be this: Read Shakespeare and see what loving it will do to your world. I’d love to hear your experiences! And remember: “…there is no darkness but ignorance.” -Twelfth Night
So, why fear the light?
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