Thursday, February 26, 2009
Shakespeare and Melina
Sometimes when my 2 year old daughter Melina plays, I read aloud. I typically read poetry. The rhythms of good poetry create a music for her to play by. I've read her the romantics, Propertius, and Shakespeare, among others. Earlier this month, I picked up Shakespeare. I'm working through all the plays. I didn't say anything at all -- I just began reading from "A Midsummer Night's Dream." After reading for about ten minutes, Melina came up to me and said something I couldn't quite understand. I thought she was saying something about her ear, so I asked her, "What's wrong with your ear?" She replied, "No. No Shakespeare, daddy."