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I’m Actually Busy? And Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 116”

This is a filler update on my life. Lately, I’ve been extraordinarily occupied with tennis, homework, exams, SAT prep, AP test prep, volunteering, searching for a job, etc. It’s sad to see my reading time/time wasted ogling researching Key decrease to the point where I can’t even post regularly like I have been. Therefore, I thought that this random post was necessary.

A few days ago we were going over Shakespearean poetry in English class. This particular sonnet struck my fancy, or, as normal people would say, I took a liking to it. It really brings out the romantic in me, which has been missing lately due to an increased amount of cynicism (life is pointless. ha ha. just kidding):

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

–  “Sonnet 116”, William Shakespeare.

Love it. The way Shakespeare forms complex and meaningful thoughts in such a beautiful way with a set structure is just superb. I hope one day to experience a love of this depth and nature – I guess that’s one of the things that makes life worth living.

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a great week! I updated my contact information so people can send me messages through a form instead of going through the hassle of trying to reach me through Goodreads. Send me something nice, if you know what I mean (;


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