Today (September 30) is my ninth wedding anniversary. My ever patient wife Kerry, bless her heart, knew I was a Shakespeare geek when she married me. I even said, during my proposal, that there’ll be time enough for Shakespeare.
Since then I’ve generally showered her with Shakespeare every time the opportunity presents itself . I whispered Sonnet 17 in her ear during our wedding dance. I made her a Shakespearean infinity bracelet. I write stuff on Valentine’s Day cards.
And much to her credit, bless her heart, she’s driven 100 miles to sit through King Lear with me, buys me Shakespeare toys, and kept me from making a translated Bottom of myself when one of our friends said that Taming of the Shrew is better than Hamlet. Every now and then she surprises me, too.
So for our anniversary this year I thought I’d introduce her to the site. Or, rather, the site to her. She knows I’ve got a blog. I tell everybody that will listen. She sees the steady stream of books, DVDs and the occasional t-shirt with a rubber chicken on it show up at the door. But she goes to bed hours before I do, and the last thing she’ll often hear from me before drifting off to sleep is “Going to work on the blog.” It only seems right to give her a peek at what that part of my life means.
So. Kerry, this is everybody.
Happy Anniversary, Sweetie. O that thou didst know how many fathom deep I am in love! O know, sweet love, I always write of you, And you and love are still my argument; So all my best is dressing old words new, Spending again what is already spent: For as the sun is daily new and old, So is my love still telling what is told. We are in the very wrath of love, clubs shall not part us. Haply I think on thee! For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings that I would scorn to change my state with kings.
Everybody, this is Kerry. Say hi, Geeks. If you’ve got any good quotes to drop on us, let us hear it.