"Affliction may one day smile again; and till then, sit thee down, sorrow!"
- WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, English playwright, Love's Labour's Lost
My most favorite book, since the days I "flunked" out of my first college experience, and one I studied most expediciously, was my Shakespeare Anthology. One thing about college, even if you do not find subjects that interest you enough to attend class, is that you have access to some of the best books for a library of your personal learning. I never worried about "grades" or passing tests. My professors knew me, and encouraged my "private" study - occasionally writing poems or plays or "papers" on philosophy (I liked Marx). At least the professors spoke to me personally. They could not give me the greatest grades "for perfect attendance and attention," but they gave enough credit "where credit is due" so that I could always return and attend the actual classes some day. I loved college. It was a place to concentrate and with time to really THINK about the meanings of living and life and RELATIVITIES.
So, all things being relative...I finally read Einstein's book, during lunch one day at my office. "An angel will save the day, eh?" Well, that was certainly a genius conclusion to
THE BLOWING OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS!
Well, DUH, Eve baby. Care for a good game of Chess? Or, maybe you'd like to try to fly over the Grand Canyon with your Eagle Wings, like Artemis tried to do when the Earth exploded and Apollo and the others were taking off...DUH MOON, baby! You ain't no GODESS of IT, fatso...like, man, ASHES TO ASHES, DUST TO DUST?!
"YIPPEE EYE OH KIE YAY! Today is PAYDAY...and I NEED CIGARETTES!"
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