Friday, February 3, 2017

I'll Rant As Well As Thou

There is a moment in
Branagh’s Hamlet—a
raw, fleeting moment,
the kind that lifts the
heads of high school
students from desks
and begs tissues from
varsity football players. 
A moment shared by 
teenagers in dim 
classrooms. A bonding 
moment for seniors, 
though little and maybe 
too late for some. Still, 
finally, and without fear, 
Hamlet surrenders to his
truth, “I loved Ophelia!” 
And we are all Hamlet. 
And we are all Ophelia.