Friday, August 9, 2013

Shakespeare Meme!!!!

Anyone who knows me knows that I love the work of William Shakespeare. I love the way he takes words & creates images, emotion, philosophy, and rhythm. But most of all I love performing it & watching others perform it. After all, isn't that what he intended? I found this little actor performing on Pinterest. This is not my meme, but wanted to share anyway.

Recently I found a free app for my phone called ShakeShare. The first time I found it & began reading all the memes created using his work, referencing his work, or just referencing the old bard himself, I laughed for HOURS. Literally!
  , "Literally"? I literally laughed about literature? That was a pun that I did not intend.
This is from Pinterest too.

Anyway, you can find the app here. It's really cool the way you can do things to create a more personalized meme for your use. You can also order paraphernalia from some of the memes, like t-shirts & stuff!

So, after hours of enjoyment, I began getting inspired to create my own Shakespeare memes using my own images. This not only gave me an opportunity to use some really beautiful shots from nature that I have collected, but I also got to revisit some old shots that I forgot I have. These memes might just be the beginning of an addiction! After all, I do have so many images to play with! I just needed an excuse  pull them out of the old digi files, & blow off the proverbial dust so they can breath again.

My memes are not so funny, but more inspirational in some cases, & in others just fit the image. I admit, I did not spend hours digging through the thousands of verses penned by the old man, but I did make decent use of the quotes that I got from ShakeShare.

Enjoy going through them! Let me know your favorites too!

One more thing: William Shakespeare is a bereaved parent too. He lost his 11 year old son. After his son passed, he wrote what I believe to be his four greatest tragedies. At a time in history when photography did not exist, no pictures to look at, no recording of his sweet son's voice, and only a painting for those rich enough to afford one, the pain and emptiness of living without his son must have been monstrous! I found this meme on Pinterest too. I understand totally.