Spring and “springtime” refer to the season, and broadly to ideas of rebirth, renewal and regrowth.
Spring has finally sprung! It’s time for open windows, capris, sleeveless shirts and sandals. Green grass, blue skies, and rain. Lots of rain. Fresh air, warm weather, the sound of kids playing outside, walks in the park. Farmers markets, garage sales, driving aimlessly with the windows down. Flowers and trees blooming, green leaves, the smell of fresh grass being cut. There’s nothing quite like spring.
I am sad panda. Twi-Whore has left me for three weeks to trek across South America to search for the infamous Libishomen on a hike, and whatever else it is that she’s doing there.
It’s been weird to wake up and not have any random morning texts waiting from her. Also strange is not having one of our conversations through text about Twilight or something that pertains to it, however randomly it may seem. Like the conversation we had about the new Nightmare on Elm Street movie.
Twi-Whore: Too bad we don’t like scary movies. Kellan is in the new elm street one
Me: Omg really?! Maybe when it goes to the movie mill..and a night that Steve is home
Twi-Whore: Maybe. Or a night I could sleep over if you get that scared. Not sure if he’s a main character though
Me: What if he gets killed right away? We could just walk out and cut our losses lmao!
Twi-Whore: Yes we could. Cause really what would be the point of finishing??
Apparently she misses me already too, because she phoned the other night after being gone for only night, telling me that the girl she went with isn’t into Twilight and she has no one to Twi-out to. I guess they can’t all be as great as me.
In honor of William Shakespeare’s birthday, here are this week’s Friday 5 questions!
In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lysander says,
“Ay me! for aught that I could ever read,
Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course of true love never did run smooth…” How has this proven (or not proven) to be the case in your life? It seems to have run smooth, for me anyways. I was married at 19, and am still madly in love.
In Hamlet, the title character says, “Frailty, thy name is woman!” Who in your life has proven this not to be true? And if you’re willing to share, who in your life has proven this to be completely true? My mom was never a frail woman. She has always been a strong role model I think. My grandma however is extremely frail to this day. She looks and acts the part well.
In The Merry Wives of Windsor, Pistol says,
“Why then the world’s mine oyster,
Which I with sword will open.” Ignoring the possible sexual meaning here, how do you feel about oysters? I’ve never tried them but I’d like to.
In The Merchant of Venice, Lorenzo says,
“The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not mov’d with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils.” Do you agree, and have you known anyone who seemed to be completely unmoved by any kind of music? I’m really not sure.
Is Shakespeare overrated, or is he truly the western world’s greatest writer? If you can understand it I think it could be great, but personally I really don’t care for it.
Thanks for indulging this English teacher, and may the light that breaks through yonder window be the dawn of a happy weekend!