Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Until the Curtain Closes...


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There's something common in all of Shakespeare´s pieces: Love, Hate, Passion… and someone who screws it all up…
It's as if Shakespeare knew that fate has a sick sense of humour and that we are but pawns and puppets part of someone else's destiny.

I used to believe that all his work was nothing short of a brilliant result of a fertile imagination but I've come to realize the genius behind his work in nothing short than a mirror of someone's reality…
And reality, as I recently read, hold no author's rights.
It belongs to all and none and therefore it is what we choose to make of it.
If it doesn't happen to you, it will happen to someone you know… it'll happen because it can and it will and it’s all part of the big scheme written by an author whose face no one ever saw.

What most intrigued me about Shakespeare’s plays were the Love Triangles… you know… Viola falls for Orsino that's in love with Olivia that's head over heels for Cesário who in fact is really Viola...
In the end when the curtain falls, Olivia ends off with Sebastian, Viola’s twin brother who was thought of as dead and Viola is freed from pretending to be a man and earns Orsino´s heart.
Perhaps the fact that Twelfth Night is the only of Shakespeare´s plays that ends off well is because in life, the story rarely ends well. Love Triangles are unlikely to have happy endings… someone, and often all… get hurt.

To care for someone that cares for someone else… it’s like chasing a runaway train.
But don't look to Master Shakespeare for advice; lest you have a twin of yourself, the story will only end in tears…

Someone suggested substitution as a solution:
To forget one, you substitute with the other.
It works… for some people…
Other people feel the sweet taste of regret when they kiss the lips of the substitute just to open their eyes and see the face of the original copy…
It's enough to drive you to drink!
It's a sobering experience.

There are no-win situations and heartbreaks that just have to be felt and endured… for inexplicable, undeniable and uncontrollable feelings… there's always time and distance.
When you don't know what to say or what do to…
Smile and curtsy until the curtain closes.

Happy New Year!

6 comments:

Lord of Erewhon said...

«Love, Hate, Passion»... [Madness and Darkness.] (esqueceste-te destas!).

FELIZ ANO NOVO!, bébé... :)

Dark kiss.

nflopes said...

As they say
it's the games
people play
...even not knowing...

Liilavati said...

"The challenges that come your way are precisely the ones you are now able to handle. If they're becoming tougher that means you have become stronger"
Marston

Sunshine said...

Lord of Erewhon: Isn´t Madness and Darkness a product of Love and Hate? :P... Happy New Year my dark friend, you bring light into my life! :)

Nflopes: So True my friend, when I think I´m on the sidelines, I find myself wrapped up in someone else´s game where the rules are only discovered while you play.

Liilavati: Scary but True... Life only throws at you what you can handle. :) Thanks Cuzzie!

Baileys said...

New Year, New life! After 8 years with the same person, he left me...says he found someone new... So did i!!! Though he doesnt live in Portugal, i know deep in my heart that we will meet again!!! I´m ready to love and live!!! May 2007 be an adventure and may all my dearest ones be here to share it!!!

Sunshine said...

Baileys: The end of a Chapter usually implies the beginning of another one.
I´m happy you found someone new, but i´m mostly happy that you´re once again loving and living...
Here´s to being whole with someone as opposed to just having someone there.
I hope that this experience will teach to you to stop saying "exciting things don´t happen to me"... you´ll end up swallowing those words - literally! :P