*Now Playing

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“All the world’s a stage,” Shakespeare wrote in As You Like It.

As I like it is a day like this…

Setting: a summer-green dais with sky blue backdrop, framed by trees that sway with the warm summer breeze.

In the wings, a flurry of beach-goers and bullfrogs, herons and hummingbirds.

Two friends sit at center stage, meandering through creative conversations, as clouds and boats and birds enter and exit without cue.

“…this our life exempt from public haunt,

Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in everything.”

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Photo by Jen Payne, 7.22.10

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  1. all the world’s a stage – and we are but players in it – isn’t that the rest of it? or something to that effect?

    we are all players on the world stage in the biggest play of all, called Life – with lovely scenery like this!

    1. There are two Shakespeare stage quote I know – this one from As You Like It, and then the famous MacBeth one we had to memorize in high school: “To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, 
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, 
To the last syllable of recorded time;
 And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
 The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
 Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
 That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, 
And then is heard no more. It is a tale 
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, 
Signifying nothing.”

      If I try hard enough, I can still recite it! Neither are very upbeat, unless you paraphrase them…better to just look at the pretty pictures!

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