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Photo Friday – “These trees shall be my books”

As You Like It "These trees shall be my books, And in their barks my thoughts I'll character, That every eye which in this forest looks Shall see thy virtue witness'd every where." (III. ii. 1126-1129) Photo: Vineeta Moraes

As You Like It
“These trees shall be my books,
And in their barks my thoughts I’ll character,
That every eye which in this forest looks
Shall see thy virtue witness’d every where.”
(III. ii. 1126-1129)
Photo: Vineeta Moraes

Wordy Wednesday – “Too much of a good thing”

Have you ever had “too much of a good thing”? I know I have! (leftover Halloween candy, anyone?)

Did you know that Shakespeare coined the term?! It’s true, in As You Like It, act IV, scene i.

  • Rosalind. Why then, can one desire too much of a good thing? Come, sister, you shall be the priest, and marry us. Give me your hand, Orlando. What do you say, sister?

Basically, Shakespeare is asking if excess can bring you harm.  Is this relevant today? OF COURSE IT IS!

Is too much t.v. bad for kids?  Is too much candy bad for your teeth?  Is too much Kim Kardashian news coverage bad for society?

Well of course! Moderation is key…unless we’re talking about theatre, in which case you can never get enough!