Happy Tuesday, sisters!
Today I will write about Shakespeare, and about pets, and about moving and possessions. Before I start though, an update to my last post for our readers: I got the cool job at my company! Woooo! I start on Monday.
Okay now, on Shakespeare: Sunday night Marcus and I went to Shakespeare in Delaware Park with our dear friends the Wach family. It was a beautiful day for it, with plenty of people (from ages 3 to 93 it seemed!) sitting on a hill looking down on the outdoor stage. The show, Henry V, lasted three hours which was a long time to not have back support (when did I get so old!?) but we still enjoyed it. Well, mostly enjoyed it. I think there are three types of people: 1) people who zone out during Shakespeare plays after paying attention for about 10 minutes (Marcus, Mr. Wach, and the youngest Wach daughter fall into this category), 2) people who politely pay attention out of respect for the actors and the perceived significance of Shakespeare (Mrs. Wach), and 3) people who genuinely enjoy the universal and poetic nature of Shakespeare’s plays (the middle Wach child). I can’t quite figure out if I fall into category 2 or 3, but regardless it was a lovely evening eating good food and drinking wine with friends while being intellectually stimulated / bombarded with complex sentence structure and made-up sounding words. Puissance, by the way, means great power. They used it about five times before we got so annoyed wondering what it meant that we finally looked it up!
About pets now: A couple people brought pets, and it was so cute to see dogs warm up to new people or cuddle with their masters. It made me and Marcus yearn for a pet. I like how pets bridge gaps between people. There was this little dog that came with a young couple and it ended up charming its way onto the laps of an older couple. Whenever I go to a new house, I instantly feel more comfortable if there’s a pet to interact with. Marcus and I probably aren’t ready for a dog though, so maybe we’ll start with a cat. How much care and cost are your cats, sisters?
On moving and possessions: Moving is incredibly annoying, but it is exciting to settle in to a new place!! Going through all our possessions makes me and Marcus think: do we really need all this stuff?? But then we also realize how much stuff we’re missing! For example, we have one bowl, very few good knives, no dresser, and no bookshelves. Trying to live simply and hearing about housing costs also makes us very interested in the Tiny House Movement. Not just for costs and simplicity, but also low environmental impact. We need/want it to have high ceilings though, we love the high ceilings in our apartment! While sitting on Marcus’s brother’s porch yesterday we decided we would like to have the second floor of a tiny house either as a sun room or a covered porch 🙂 A tiny house would be hard for kids though. We shall see.
Marcus read this and would like me to clarify: he didn’t COMPLETELY zone out after 10 minutes. He may be in the gray area between categories 1 and 2 of Shakespeare Watchers. Miss you, sisters, and hope your weeks are going well.
– Esther –