Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Hamlet the Goldfish

Me: If I had a goldfish, I would name it Ophelia. And then another one named Hamlet.

Emily: But goldfish die so easily!

Me: Well, so do they.

I didn't mean to. It slipped out.

In other news, I'm enjoying Shakespeare, as always.


  1. argument is happening tomorrow in class.

    1. Does the argument ever really die? Is this concept not an ever present thought we all have?

      The impermanence of the life of a goldfish, ripped from it's "gills", if you will, is just as the life of Hamlet's father, the once King of Denmark, suffers also. And then, of course, in the vicious cycle we call life, Hamlet dies before his time as well. So, yes, Emily. You are wrong as life is unfair and goldfish and kings all die in a cruel fate.