January 30, 2005
Settle an argument for me, Diary. That line from Shakespeare's Scottish play is "life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound, etc." Is he suggesting that life is similar to an idiot's tale, or that life is told--and by implication lived--by an active participant who is him or herself an idiot? There's a key difference in your interpretation, whatever you think. I ask only out of desperation. Let's just say the argument spoiled dinner last night. Perhaps I embarrassed myself. Well, you can't return your summer's ice cream in the winter. Even my genius friend Doug didn't have a decent answer. Yesterday's sunset turned the sea the color of the grape sodas of my youth. It made me thirsty.