Happy Birthday, Will!

William Shakespeare was an amazing dude.

Born 443 years ago today, he wrote brilliantly about so many subjects:  love, power, Westport…

Westport?  Of course!

  • Taking your dog to Winslow Park: “Out, damned Spot!  Out, I say!”
  • Investing with Bernie Madoff: “All that glisters is not gold.”
  • That !@#$%^&* new McMansion right next door: “What light through yonder window breaks?”
  • P&Z and ZBA meetings: “The first thing we do, we kill all the lawyers.”Shakespeare
  • The Board of Finance, explaining why this year’s budget must toe the line: “Nothing can come of nothing.”
  • Our healthcare crisis: “The patient must minister to himself.”
  • Our countless banks, which no one ever uses: “Neither a borrower nor a lender be.”
  • What you’ll find at Balducci’s, now that it’s been sold: “Eye of newt, and toe of frog/Wool of bat, and tongue of dog/Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting/Lizard’s leg, and howlet’s wing.”

2 responses to “Happy Birthday, Will!

  1. Did you know that Shakespeare died on today’s date as well?
    Even in death he was a poet. His epitaph read:

    Good friend, for Jesus’ sake forebeare
    To digg the dust enclosed here!
    Blest be the man that spares these stones,
    And curst be he that moves my bones.