Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Bluster


In Father Curley's English class, we read a couple of Shakespearean plays. It was the first time I experienced Macbeth, and it has been my favorite ever since that first reading. One of our assignments was to memorize these lines from Act 5. I still know them by heart. I have often quoted the lines and others from this play, as I go through my daily living, often with zany references. I have a lot of fun with it. 
The other morning, when I pulled over to capture this scene with the wind blustering away, 'full of sound and fury signifying nothing' was echoing in my head. 
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
Act 5 Scene 5 Macbeth

21 comments:

  1. I like the lines you quote in your narrative better than "Out, Out, brief candle!!"

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  2. Perfect, your writing, that photo! Lucky are your students, Birdman!

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  3. Love your photo. Now, did you venture out into that blustery tundra or did you stay tucked in your toasty car and just roll down the window to capture Mother Nature's fury?

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  4. When shall we three meet again
    In thunder, lightening, or in rain?

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  5. Fabulous image! Mystery, intrigue....

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  6. That'd be one of my favourite photos.

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  7. What a glorious picture, for a glorious writer!

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  8. Such a great memory you have. Father Curley would surely give you an A if he could hear you today. -- barbara

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  9. Okay, now you're showing off! What a shot!

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  10. Gorgeous image to go with the verse!

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  11. Amazing misty...your picture is fantastic!
    Léia

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  12. birdman, this is a brilliant shot.

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  13. This is one very fine image. Go get it printed and framed...right now!
    V

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  14. Your winter images are definitely worthy of a Shakespearean quote Birdman, so bleak and wild!

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  15. Love the image and the quote!

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  16. WOW! I have never experienced anything of the kind. Fantastic but scary.

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