One of William Shakespeare’s most famous quotes comes from one of his plays, AS YOU LIKE IT:
“ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE, AND ALL OF THE MEN AND WOMEN MERELY PLAYERS. . .”
Shakespeare goes on to say in this soliloquy:
“They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms;
And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress’ eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon’s mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lin’d,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slipper’d pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose, well sav’d, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion;
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything. . .”
It kind of makes you want to ask:
SO WHAT STAGE AM I ON RIGHT NOW?
Our whole LIVES teach us that we don’t have a
. . .that in fact it’s
P L U R A L
SINGULAR. . .
There have been so many different stages you have been on throughout your life
and some of them you might have not even noticed
as they have literally blurred from
q u i c k n e s s. . .
So very, very many different stages
you have been on to show and share your
L I F E
Each are merely a piece to the puzzle that literally
MAKES YOU UP. . .
So here’s a most important question for the
N O W
of the day. . .
What stage are you on NOW. . .
WHAT ARE YOU SHOWING?
Shakespeare aside. . .
we are all authors of our own play
and in many ways,
D I R E C T O R S
EVERYONE QUIET ON THE SET:
A C T I O N