Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Magic Shake-Ball

Question for Magic Shake-Ball:

Why is my house always such a goddamn mess?

Magic Shake-Ball's Response:

Then, I confess,
Here on my knee, before high heaven and you,
That before you, and next unto high heaven,
I love your son.
--Helena, All's Well That Ends Well, 1.3.191-4


OK, first I was like "what?" and then I totally got it.

This is Helena being forced to admit to the Countess that she's in love with the Countess's son, Bertram. I'm interpreting this as a not-so-subtle hint that I shouldn't blame my husband for the mess. (Shake-Ball, how did you know I was going to do that???? You are truly amazing).

Instead of getting pissed at my husband, I will force myself to fondly remember the days when I would praise him and try to show his family how much I cared for him.

Wait a minute. Did I ever do that?

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