“All the World’s a Stage” if you count Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and Google Plus

Since I began writing this blog, and that’s not very long, I have become increasingly fascinated by social media...

Since I began writing this blog, and that’s not very long, I have become increasingly fascinated by social media – it is an almost limitless, bottomless pit of information, the more I read the more there is to read. Rather like a legendary labyrinth, round and round, turning one corner, to be faced with another choice.

To go inwards deeper and deeper, reading one article that cites another article, that ‘retweets’ another, that ‘plus ones’ yet another, that shares another. I am giddy with the pinning, tweeting, sharing, liking and plus one-ing. Feel like I am in a race trying to keep up with all the jargon and the social roundabout. And then there is the subject of emails, texting and the website……..

I needed some respite from all of it. Away from the technology and its tightening grasp. A more gentle pastime. So back to the drawing board, lettering, flourishing and back to the Bard. Like an oasis of calm.

I had another speech up my sleeve, another goodie, a real humdinger, a ‘they don’t make them like that any more’ moment. This time it’s that monologue by Jacques in As You Like It, we all know the one – ‘All The World’s A Stage’. Of course, I was limited by the dimensions of the dinner plate as to how much I could adorn the china and only managed to put the first two lines on the more flamboyant version, whereas the less flourished one allowed more room for ‘they have their exits and their entrances’.

Each plate has a very different look. I wonder which you might prefer? The plainer one was described as looking Elvish, which I thought was interesting. Another research project for me. Is the world ready for Elvish on a plate I wonder? Now that would be fun.

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