Literary Inspiration - Henry V

"All things are ready, if our minds be so."

- Henry V, William Shakespeare

I'm an avid Shakespeare buff. For a man who lived centuries ago, many of his themes are as relevant in today's society as they were when the plays were first written. Who hasn't felt that their love has been star-cross'd? Many a parent has despaired like King Lear and a large lot of relationships in our teens and early twenties start from ungainly beginnings like Beatrice and Benedick. With such a breadth of work, it's hard to pick "favourite" quotes but I felt that this quote was very applicable to my state of mind today.

I woke up this morning in serious contemplation. Maybe it's the fact that I'm soon to turn 24 (a week and a half, I can barely believe it) or maybe it's the fact that I'm just about to start the teaching component of my training and my future now seems to be becoming very real. I sat at the desk between customers contemplating what I was searching for, what were the pieces of the puzzle that were missing. Lo and behold, by the end of the day I have a lead on a teaching job for next year. Now if I focus that hard on Prince Charming...


  1. Zat is exciting! Do keep us posted...

    It's weird, when you said 24 I was surprised, but I don't think I was thinking of you as either younger or older than that. Ageless one.

  2. oh i know exactly how you are feeling. i just turned 24, am going to graduate in may and am looking for a job....all i need now is my prince to make the puzzle "complete!"