Wednesday, September 5, 2012

If Bottom wrote a blog

If Bottom wrote a blog, I wonder what he would have said about being the object of Titania's brief passion for him during 'the dream'.    

Judy Dench as Titania at the Rose Theater
"So is mine eye enthralled to thy shape'....

Regardless of his limited transformation, Shakespeare's image of this sudden love for Bottom as donkey or 'ass', can be dehistorisized here in MY blog to argue that the donkey's 'shape' is reason enough to love it .  There are more than a few blogs out there expressing similar enthusiastic affection for their donkeys or mules thatTitania displays for the transformed Bottom.

'So is mine eye enthralled to they shape'....

This 'shape' enthralls me too.  Muddy Opal from her roll in the meadow, scratching herself against the tree.
Sean, the male sheep she lives with won't let me close enough to brush her right now:  all the females are in heat and apparently Opal is also off limits.

And what does all this have to do with flowers?  Absolutely nothing.  I've tried to make a connection, but until I can set a garland over Opal's ears,  my passion for both is the only common denominator.


Noelle the dreamer said...

Very good! There is something about donkeys which appeals to human nature is there not?
Thanks for sharing,

Jen said...

I love the way you so nicely weave together Shakespeare and donkeys, and your donkey love makes me smile. Opal looks good!

flwrjane said...

So did not see where you were going with this until we were already in the thicket of it:-)

Nice our blog are in continual flux as new passions enter.

That's quite an ass you've got there.

xo jane

gillian. said...

Judy dench or....shelley in the throes of her donkey obsession:)

Bow Street Flowers said...

Gillian: I'm outed! Yes, that's ME!

marlowe said...

Oh, I am captured by watching you in the thrall of your beloved ass! Please don't stop posting about this obsession!