Gloomy, rainy, foggy. My favorite kind of day:-)
The perfect day for a steaming cup of Earl Grey and my grandfather's book of Shakespeare.
It reminds me so much of England. I would be perfectly happy there living in an old, dark, castle.
Really. There is just something about them that I love.
I am a "Knight" after all, so my ancestry reaches back to Merrie Olde England through my grandfather, George Knight. Such a gentleman, he was a teacher, well-read and so kind.
These days I enjoy reflecting and imagining him being here on the land we now live. Thankful I can pass that heritage on to my own children.
Now to enjoy his book of Shakespeare's Complete Works, given to him in 1911...
Not marble, nor the gilded monuments
Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme;
But you shall shine more bright in these contents
Than unswept stone besmear'd with time.
When wasteful war shall statues overturn,
And broils root out the work of masonry,
Nor Mars his sword nor war's quick fire shall burn
The living record of your memory.
'Gainst death and all-oblivious enmity
Shall you pace forth; your praise shall still find room
Even in the eyes of all posterity
That wear this world out to the ending doom.
So, till the judgment that yourself arise,
You live in this, and dwell in lovers' eyes.
I'll be joining Cielo at Show off your cottage Monday so drop by there!