I’ve had a line from Shakespeare stuck in my head all week: Romeo has just slain Tybalt. Ignoring, or perhaps not hearing Benvolio begging him to flee before men arrive, Romeo throws his head back and shouts to the heavens: “O, I am fortune’s fool!” Tonight, I took action: I watched Shakespeare in Love. I watched Joseph Fiennes say that line, hand clutching at a plaster pillar.
And then I sat down and wrote a magnificent (if I may say so) introduction to my senior seminar paper.
I’m still at it, and will be as long as inspiration holds.