" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

July 13, 2011

All the World’s a Stage

The Arts Theatre, Brisbane
 I love this wise paragraph that I found among Jonathan Zap's musings at his very informative website;
The Path of the Numinous-Living and Working with the Creative Muse
"Like being a child, an adult, a lover, a parent, a grandparent, whatever, these are temporary roles, being a human being is a temporary role. As Shakespeare put it: “All the world’s a stage, / All the men and women merely players. / They each have their entrances and their exits 
(As You Like It, Act II, scene vii, 139-141)
Play your roles when you are called upon, and get off the stage when the performance is over." 
Jonathan Zap


  1. Love it! Here's another one in the same vein...!

    WHAT is our life?
    by Sir Walter Raleigh

    The play of passion.
    Our mirth? The music of division:
    Our mothers’ wombs the tiring-houses be,
    Where we are dressed for life’s short comedy.
    The earth the stage; Heaven the spectator is,
    Who sits and views whosoe’er doth act amiss.
    The graves which hide us from the scorching sun
    Are like drawn curtains when the play is done.
    Thus playing post we to our latest rest,
    And then we die in earnest, not in jest.

  2. I like this too. And in my life have had to change hats many times. As my kids grew up...getting off the stage from parenting to rather a mentoring stance was the most difficult. but I think the final curtain has come down. And it's a relief to take that final bow...and move on to the empty nest stage.
    Nice post.