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Old 05-18-2006, 02:59 AM   #1
Mr RonPrice
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: George Town Tasmania Australia
Posts: 27
A Little Reading About Hamlet: Are You Kidding?


Hamlet's immediate need is to calm himself, to escape into solitude, there to recover self-mastery and come to a clear understanding of the altered state of things. Hamlet, like us, is many things, things which melt with kaleidoscopic swiftness from one form to another: historic personage, fragment of an autobiography, person in a family matrix, mystery, eternally fascinating, eternally inscrutable, scholar, poet, philosopher,
thankless reformer, finely observant. Action is, in the end, the meaning in a man. We tinge all of nature and reality with the sound of its voice and the colour of its playful dance.
-Ron Price with thanks to Claude Williamson, compiler, Readings on the Character of Hamlet, Allen and Unwin, London, 1950; and Rumi in Discourses of Rumi, A.J. Arberry, John Murray Pub., 1961, p.86.

We can achieve, some of us, self-realization,
in part, in isolation, in creative sustenance,
the changing nature and increasing maturity
of our work—more than in relationships—an
autonomous development of a point of view,
a perspective, largely impervious to the ideas
of others, free from the imposed will of another,
some inner compulsion to create, order, define,
put words to, some passionate intensity, an
exaggeration of qualities found in everyone.
And here, there, action whells up like a Niagara,
spraying everything near with a cool mist, a sign
that not far off a surging, plunging river is creating
a beauty that is one of the wonders of the world.

Ron Price
21 November 1997
Ron Price is a retired teacher, aged 65. He taught for 35 years in primary, secondary and post-secondary schools. He lives with his wife, Chris, in Tasmania. Their 3 children are now aged: 42, 38 and 32. Ron moved to Australia from Canada in 1971. He has written three books since 1999. They are all available on the internet for free. Ron has been a member of the Baha’i Faith since 1959 and now lives in Australia’s oldest town, George Town Tasmania founded in 1804.
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