Sweeping expressions

Busy bodyI woke far too “fart oo D2” early and thus went to see what was happening in the world via the telly.  Oh what bloody foolishness!  For while some actors upon the Earth were plotting the destruction, others were trying to save it.  I saw on one hand how in Brazil, life is being held over a barrel, to pay the government for the use of our lungs (Brazilian forest) or we all die, all of us.  I say “PAY!” ~ “Yes, if that is what it takes, we must pay them not to kill the biosphere and fast!”  Then I also saw on the other hand that in Australia people are doing their best to save life from the fire!  Oh and then on the BBC the first thing on the news is all about the royals, FFS!  Then I turn the disturbing box in the corner of the room off.  Then I had a bath whilst eating chocolate and regained my composure.  For as one who has lived in theatre digs that had no lock on the toilet door, I’ve heard lines being recited and refer to these sweeping expressions:

‘You do look, my son, in a moved sort, as if you were dismayed.  Be cheerful, sir.  Our revels now are ended.  These our actors, as I foretold you, were all spirits and are melted into air, into thin air.  And like the baseless fabric of this vision, the cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces, the solemn temples, the great globe itself ~ yea, all which it inherit shall dissolve,  And like this insubstantial pageant faded,  Leave not a rack behind.  We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.  Sir, I am vexed.  Bear with my weakness.  My old brain is troubled.  Be not disturbed with my infirmity.  If you be pleased, retire into my cell and there repose.  A turn or two I’ll walk to still my beating mind. ~ Shakespeare, The Tempest Act 4, from scene 1

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