To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them: to die, to sleep
No more; and by a sleep, to say we end
The Heart-ache, and the thousand Natural shocks
That Flesh is heir to? 'Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die to sleep,
To sleep, perchance to Dream; Aye, there's the rub,
For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause. There's the respect
That makes Calamity of so long life:
For who would bear the Whips and Scorns of time,
The Oppressor's wrong, the proud man's Contumely,
The pangs of despised Love, the Law’s delay,
The insolence of Office, and the Spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his Quietus make
With a bare Bodkin? Who would Fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovered Country, from whose bourn
No Traveller returns, Puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have,
Than fly to others that we know not of.
Thus Conscience does make Cowards of us all,
And thus the Native hue of Resolution
Is sicklied o'er, with the pale cast of Thought,
And enterprises of great pitch and moment,
With this regard their Currents turn awry,
And lose the name of Action. Soft you now,
The fair Ophelia? Nymph, in thy Orisons
Be all my sins remembered.
- play "Hamlet", William Shakespeare, 1623
Ker Cum (that's the best spelling I could think of for 'clearing the throat').
Aaaaallright. Let's move on..........
Right. Now I reckon Willie (Shakespeare) has used that funny Hamlet speak stuff above to make the same points as I have been making in my 'Working Backwards' theory. In fact I'd consider litigation for plagiarism except Willie got in before me. And he can't sue me because he's deaded. Heee Heee Heee..... Ker cum........
Anyway I hope you can have a good crack at trying to understand what Hammie was saying in big paragraph thingie because it is absolutely brilliant poetry. In my opinion THE best. If you go back and read it again it incorporates sooooo much of the stuff that I have sorta modernized. Much of my stuff is about using death as motivation for life as in "Memento Mori". Willie must have been very Spiritual because his Hammie verse contains sooooo much about his concerns and questions about the afterlife. In other words in Trigger Speak 'What happens when we get deaded?'. Where do we go? What happens to us? I mean it must have scared the living crap out of Ophelia when he hit her up with his psycho babble. Imagine walking into his joint, greeting him with "Hey Hammie", giving him a big smoocheroonie, and then he hits poor ole Ophelia up with "To be or not to be" . I mean reeeeally Hammie.... get a life!
....... ME ......
Oh, by the way Happy Christmas, just in case!