Ordinarily, I would look at a picture like this and see only melancholy. It is a truly wonderful picture, darlings, and I don’t blame you if you write something sad or wistful. However, I am in too good a mood today — today being (unofficially, of course) Helena day on the Internet. Oh, just look around, I’m sure you’ll see what I’m talking about. Big announcements today for me…
But enough teasing — I’m here to amuse you, today, and I do hope you are amused. You will pardon me for going over the 100 word limit quite shamefully (not TOO bad, but today I threw rules out the window, and I beg your indulgence).
To me, the scene reminded me of Tim Roth and Gary Oldman playing tennis in the courtyard in that wonderful film (based on a play) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
Those of you who know anything about me know that I absolutely adore all things Hamlet, and well, I also adore Tim Roth & Gary Oldman, so…
But I ramble. On with the play.
“Hast thou heard from the Lady Gertrude, then, fair Guildenstern?”
“Indeed I have, dear Rosencrantz. She hath called us forth to attend to Hamlet. She fears he hath lost his wits.”
“She fears? Dost thou not recall that eve in Wittenberg, when young Hamlet did, with utmost sincerity, declare himself King of the school, and wore a regal robe made of the undergarments of no less than six young maidens?”
“To be fair, good Rosencrantz, the ale had been flowing freely for hours. Why, you yourself did form the beast with two backs with a scullery maid that outweighed you by half.”
“Let’s not speak of it, honest Guildenstern. But away to see what plagues our wayward brother.”
“I fear it be nothing more than the main – his father’s death, and his mother’s o’erhasty marriage.”
“Still, my friend, if the cause be an o’erabundance of strong drink, my words you must mark — let us not lose our heads this time.”
Now go read the others!!!