Nothing Can Come of Nothing

In his tragedy King Lear, Shakespeare wrote a scene wherein Lear is discussing his eventual death and the subsequent division of his kingdom between his three daughters. The two oldest flatter their father and in return are promised pretty major inheritances. His youngest daughter, on the other hand, hates the idea of her beloved daddy dying and refuses to answer when he asks what she'd like when he goes.

"Nothing can come of nothing," he tells her. "Speak again."

Context aside, I've always liked that line. I've always read it to mean if you want something, you have to ask for it. Do something. Make it happen, cap'n.

That's what this blog has been for me. A place to record my thoughts and adventures and attempts to be a better wife, mother, daughter, writer, photographer, cook, teacher, student, person. I'm still working on it, but I'll let you know how it goes.

Incidentally, I hated King Lear.

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