I hope you are doing ok during this challenging time. Daylight savings ended yesterday so it was dark at around 5 pm tonight.
Australia is heading into Autumn and Winter during a really difficult and challenging time. The northern hemisphere have Spring and Summer to look forward to.
As the days get darker and as we face a winter in lock down due to COVID19 I remembered of a poem by Shakespeare in his play Richard III “Now is the winter of our discontent”. Below is the full extract;
Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this sun of York;
And all the clouds that lour’d upon our house
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.
Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths;
Our bruised arms hung up for monuments;
Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings,
Our dreadful marches to delightful measures.
Grim-visaged war hath smooth’d his wrinkled front;
And now, instead of mounting barbed steeds
To fright the souls of fearful adversaries,
He capers nimbly in a lady’s chamber
To the lascivious pleasing of a lute.
But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks,
Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass;
I, that am rudely stamp’d, and want love’s majesty