While reading the complete works of William Shakespeare, I made frequent comments about him and his works on Facebook, some of which I here reproduce.
In which I critique Cleopatra.
In which I mourn a death.
In which I express a foreboding.
In which I critique Antony.
In which I state a fact.
It’s more than an infatuation, but it’s not quite real love.
Haven’t you always wished there was a word for this state of being?
An involuntary cognitive and emotional state of intense romantic desire for another person.
The word is limerance. (And I love the way it sounds.)
This word was coined by psychologist Dorothy Tennov in a 1979 book titled Love and Limerance: The Experience of Being in Love.
You can read more about limerance in this Wikipedia article.
Here presented are 10 reasons to read the novel The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott:
10. The word “gaberlunzie.”
9. A grumpy old man and his “womankind.”
8. A secret marriage.
7. A secret passage.
6. A secret identity.
5. A deathbed confession and a crazy countess.
4. A buried treasure in a graveyard.
3. A duel fought with pistols.
2. A midnight funeral in a ruined abbey.
1. A nighttime rescue of persons stranded by a high tide on an oceanside cliff in a storm.
During my long project (2 years, 9 months, 18 days) to read the complete works of William Shakespeare, I made frequent comments about him and his works on Facebook.
Here is a selection of posts from March 2013.
How fortuitous that I got to read Julius Caesar during the month of March.
My advice to Brutus:
The deed is done and explanations are made.
An exclamation that should come back into common usage.
A preview of things to come.