So, a lot’s happened this week, won’t you agree?
We’ve gotten bomb threats for the past month, the marathon bombing in Boston, and now the fertilizer blast in Texas. Flags are at half-mast, #prayfor____ hashtags are flying all over the place, and the news won’t stop with the “Breaking News” headings. For a period of time, our nation will remain in mourning, but eventually, we must accept this unfortunate situation and move on together. Which leads us to the next quote!
“If it be / now, ‘tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be / now; if it be not now, yet it will come. The / readiness is all.”
(Hamlet, V ii, 234-237)
“The readiness is all” is a quote in Hamlet, where he is forced to be part of a fencing match he doesn’t want to be a part of. Instead of having a meltdown (something I would have) he instead chooses to face his fate, prepared.
We can’t really control anything to not happen right now, so basically, as of now we need to remain prepared to deal with these tragedies now and in the future.
Although we’re going through this tragedy bruised right now, we will remain standing together and not be broken. We will accept these unfortunate situations and come out stronger.