Monthly Archives: March 2012

Lent

Hello again,

It looks like my last post was February 21st. Time flies.  I can’t even remember if I was having fun. 

Anyway, I have been having some issues with this blog. By issues, I mean I have been reconsidering whether or not I should be writing this blog.  It sort of feels like I am flaunting my good deeds, but at the same time, I don’t really feel that I have made myself look all that great. So, maybe no harm, no foul.

That said, being Lent, I have decided to take a break from the Blog.  Any acts of kindness or love that I do will strictly be between God and myself.  After Easter, I hope to know whether to press on with the Blog. 

To blog, or not to blog; that is the question:

I was going to try and be all literary, and use the actual quote, but it is kind of depressing.  Hamlet is contemplating suicide here.  I guess I am contemplating blog suicide, but it just doesn’t seem appropriate.  Heeeeerrrrre’s Shakespeare: 

“To be, or not to be:  that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And, by opposing, end them. To die, to sleep-
No more…”

The good  news is that Hamlet comes to trust in God’s providence.  And, he does not commit suicide.  The bad news, he dies at the end anyway.  There’s a sword fight, he’s wounded.  There’s poison, his mother dies.  He stabs his uncle with a poison-tipped sword.  He then makes his uncle drink the poison too. (I think.)  When Shakespeare writes a tragedy, he writes a bloody tragedy.  Oh, I have just gone and ruined the ending.  So sorry.

Maybe this could turn into a new blog?  Ellie’s Shakespeare Interpretations for Smart-Asses. 
I like it. 

Talk to you after lent.

Love,

Ellie