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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Mind Boggles

Shakespeare became so many different characters, from all levels of society and at all points on the intelligence continuum, that it is next to impossible to imagine what he was to himself, who he was. Dear God are we all lucky that, in Walter Becker's words, this near-random universe saw fit to create him, or allow him to arrive here on terra infirma, or however one says what happens when a true genius reveals himself or herself among us. All praise and respect to the Unknown! And to William Shakespeare!, whose like we have not seen since, and probably never will.

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