PREFACE TO TODAY'S SLICE OF LIFE
In Hamlet, Polonius says that "brevity is the soul of wit." I think we can reasonably assume he was talking about memes, right? Oh, you think not? Polonius also said "O, I am dying" so we're talking about a guy who values getting right to the obvious point here. That settles it, Shakespeare was definitely talking about memes. Good talk, you guys.
I love memes more than reason allows. Sometimes in a conversation I want to respond with a meme, ala Polonius. But then I remember Polonius gets killed by Hamlet and think, why risk it?! For all we know, Hamlet just really hated Grumpy Cat showing up on his Twitter timeline.
Nevertheless the fact remains, memes are just how I relate to the world.
If you've seen the "Be Like Bill" memes popping up on social media, you know how annoying they are. But everything has its place, and I think I finally found its purpose in today's Slice of Life.
TODAY'S ACTUAL SLICE OF LIFE
Yesterday I got an email from my Graduate school professor. I assure you, I responded exactly as shown below, albeit only in my head.
Maybe I'll just reply to his email with "O, I am dying" instead.
"Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
I will be brief..."
Hamlet Act 2, scene 2, 90-92
Reese: Elementary Music Teacher in Chicagoland. Clarinetist and Trumpeter.
I'm writing a Slice of Life every day for the month of March as part of the Slice of Life Challenge. See more at TWO WRITING TEACHERS.
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