Archaic language

We were watching Romeo and Juliet the other day, the film version starring Leonardo Di Caprio.  I was struggling to keep up with the Shakespearian language.  The actors spoke so fast that I found it hard to tell what they were saying, let alone translate it in my mind into English I understood.  I grew increasingly impatient with it.  Then I turned around and saw my 12 year old daughter in tears, utterly engrossed in the story.

Maybe if I, like her, focused more on the emotion and the music of life and less on the words in the foreground, less of life would get past me un-noticed.

 

 

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