Monday, May 01, 2006

To be, or not to be (for Peas)

To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?

(Of course, Willie is quoted for MY purposes!)

2 comments:

Bonnie Ventura said...

You quoted Hamlet to convince your son to eat his peas? LOL... that's hilarious! Did he eat them?

Speaking of peas, there's a very cute animated peapod on the autism rights website Whirled Peas.

r.b. said...

Actually, it was for Oberon (of World Peas, I believe, funny you should link)...in my eclectic way.

I had downloaded Shakespeares words for something else, don't ask me to remember where. Maybe it was Kos, maybe it was here, or maybe something reminded me of it and I needed to look at it. Hate to waste a good line.

Anyhow, when I wrote of considering starting a boarding house for people who didn't want to be a part of a government program...Oberon commented "...What is the important thing?"

When Ben was young, over and over it occured to me he needed a "soft place to land." You could see life was hard on him, and he needed a welcoming place where he could be who he is.

So that is what I answered Oberon back.

Now, in Hamlet, it seems the speaker has two choices:

1)Fortune, along with it's arrows to the heart and conscience, or

2)To fight for justice...and by opposing troubles (ie, opposing those whose fortunes interfere with justice towards the little man), end them.

Speak truth to power, eh?

It just seemed like I had a choice to get rich at $27,000 to $83,000 a year per person in a government sponsored CTH (Community Training Home), or I could go undercover for a couple hundred buck a month and maybe make someone elses life better.

Deep, eh? (I've got French-Canadian blood, and we always say "eh?" Drives Ben crazy...)

Yeah, I know I'm full of it...

About peas, nothing could make Ben eat them!

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