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A dog's obeyed in office beckett2

Posted by sigismund on October 30, 2019, at 23:08:41

In reply to Re: First Dog sigismund, posted by beckett2 on October 30, 2019, at 15:25:57

Ooooh, King Lear! Yes yes.

If that the heavens do not their visible spirits
Send quickly down to tame these vile offenses,
It will come:
Humanity must perforce prey on itself
Like monsters of the deep.

The great thing about Lear is that it is every second speech. Shakespeare's treatment of Albany's innocence is funny and cruel.
As in
'But oh poor Gloucester, lost he his other eye?' '
'Both, my Lord, both'.

There is no good news in Lear. And some of the most moving poetry I have read.

Poor naked wretches, whereso'er you are,
That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm,
How shall your houseless heads and unfed sides,
Your looped and windowed raggedness, defend you
From seasons such as these? Oh, I have ta'en
Too little care of this! Take physic, pomp.
Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel,
That thou mayst shake the superflux to them
And show the heavens more just.

I was 14 when I started on it. The world feels like it has moved on as it does at the end of the day, but there is nowhere left.

An interesting conversation on social media which took place in an opshop. The indue card is to supervise the spending of welfare recipients (Coles, Woolworths) One woman is looking through the 50c bin for something...

'Why are you doing that?'
I'm on the indue card'
'It's a good idea.'
'They'll be gassing us next.'
'It was good enough for the jews'

The charitable way of seeing this is as an example of the dry Australian sense of humour.

 

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