There Shakespeare, on whose forehead climb
The crowns o’ the world; oh, eyes sublime
With tears and laughter for all time! —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The other day Mylee was at our house, and Alastair came for a visit. Mylee was wearing a shirt that had this on the front: And though she be but little, she is fierce. — William Shakespeare
Let me say, by the way, that no truer words were ever spoken about our little Miss Mylee.
The shirt indicated it was a quote by William Shakespeare, but didn’t say from which play. So I put the question out to the people who were present, which included 11-year-old Alastair: From which play does this saying come? I didn’t know, so I was looking it up.
Alastair answered immediately. “Hmmmm,” he said. “I think it might be from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Well, my mouth dropped open and I was speechless, because, you see, he was right.
Alastair has participated in the voluntary Shakespeare program sponsored by his school district. The program allows kids who choose to do so to be part of one of Shakespeare’s plays. They practice for a few weeks, and then go to downtown Denver and perform skits on the Sixteenth Street Mall.
As for Alastair, he ignored my amazement and went off to play with Legos like a normal 11-year-old boy.
Have a great weekend.