Jan 7, 2011

There, art thou happy?

Every time I start to complain to myself, when something that I love to do stresses me out or overwhelms me, when I forget for a minute that I asked for it and that I AM lucky, this section of "Romeo & Juliet" pops into my head:

What, rouse thee, man! Thy Juliet is alive,
For whose dear sake thou wast but lately dead.
There art thou happy. Tybalt would kill thee,
But thou slewest Tybalt. There are thou happy too.
The law, that threat'ned death, becomes thy friend
And turns it to exile. There art thou happy.
A pack of blessings light upon thy back;
Happiness courts thee in her best array;
But, like a misbehaved and sullen wench,
Thou pout'st upon thy fortune and thy love.
Take heed, take heed, for such die miserable.

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