Shakespeare finally obviously inevitably and respectfully
Updated: Sep 16, 2020
Because he lived at one of these « moments » in our history which are a turning point and he captured its essence. Now that we are facing another of these « moment » reopening it does not hurt. My favorite remains Julius Caesar. Possibly because it is the first I ever read after I saw on a Sunday afternoon on TV in black and white. I keep hearing Mark-Antony : « For Brutus is an honorable man ». This is how I discovered the power of rhetoric.
I was recently reminded by a good and old friend (whom I hope will recognize himself if he reads these lines) of another tirade which echoes with the period we are going through:
«There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.»
Now is the time to use the tide and take the current and change course! In order to be (or not to be ... sorry but I could not resist) an honorable man.
And remember that «the fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves». It is ours to fail or succeed.