Monday, May 08, 2006
I Am Half Sick of Shadows
Waterhouse, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows, said the Lady of Shallot
Just like the lady of Shallot. I want to believe in love and romance and forever; however, these things seem less and less likely in the context of my life.
Tennyson's poem, The Lady of Shallot, is the story of "Elaine of Astolat, a maiden who falls in love with Lancelot, but dies of grief when he cannot return her love" (according to Wikipedia). Also on Wikipedia, this statement: "Some consider The Lady of Shalott to be representative of the dilemma that faces artists, writers, and musicians: to create work about and celebrating the world, or to enjoy the world by simply living in it."
I should not have to choose.
Meteyard - The Lady of Shallot