June 13: Thoughts for the Day

“Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove.”

I have read or spoken or thought of those words almost every day for 34 years and some. Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116. The Unitarian minister read it, at my behest, at my wedding 34 years ago. My wife didn’t mind.

There was something so powerful, so permanent, in those words.They meant something to me. Times change. But some things don’t. Shakespeare is a man for the ages. Don’t we all wish, just a little, we were Shakespeare? I know I do. I wish my words were as eloquent and as enduring as his.

About John Swinburn

"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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2 Responses to June 13: Thoughts for the Day

  1. Great scene, indeed, Trish!

  2. Trisha says:

    Speaking of Shakespeare…really by far what Burton did best. Some say he “overacted” his Hamlet. I disagree. Delivery in theater as opposed to films differ greatly is this respect. Great scene!


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