Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Cleopatra and Emily Dickinson
In The Gardens of Emily Dickinson, Judith Farr reports on Dickinson's frightening eye trouble, during which reading was forbidden: "It was reading Shakespeare that she most missed; as soon as her doctor's ban was lifted, she opened Antony and Cleopatra."
More random coincidii: Because it is October, I needed to watch To Kill a Mockingbird again. There's an early scene in which Jem walks like an Egyptian because of what he's studying at school!
Fritillaria images thanks to Wikimedia Commons. First in public domain; second (Antony and Cleopatra drooping together!) via Creative Commons.
wild animals dream, and tootsie rolls, a fine Halloween treat, and perfect for a Fat Tuesday in the blog.