Well, my friends, here we are. It’s the end of our Much Ado week at Words Become Superfluous, which means that we’re down to our very last theme. As promised, I’ve saved the best for last, and as I’m sure you’ve all already guessed, today we’re talking about:
Of course we are! Would you have it any other way?
Benedick and Beatrice are on my top ten list of fictional character couples, for sure. They’re like the original Clark and Claudette. The witty banter! The undeniable attraction! The witty banter! Have I mentioned that I really love the way these two talk to each other?
Benedick: A miracle! Here’s our own hands against our hearts. Come, I will have thee. But, by this light, I take thee for pity.
Beatrice: I would not deny you. But, by this good day, I yield upon great persuasion and partly to save your life, for I was told you were in a consumption.
Benedick: Peace! I will stop your mouth.
And speaking of talking to each other … I was all set to be witty and charming and maybe a tiny bit snarky today, since Dave and I are at the end of our little challenge and the man of the hour has, at least at the time of this posting, still not written me my quatrain. *
But. But. But.
The other night I was staying up past my bedtime because Neil from My Prezel Logic has come back to blogging after some time away, so there was catching up to be done. And by “catching up” I mean that Neil wrote something lovely and evocative and then I exclamation-marked all over it and then he introduced me to the works of Rudy Francisco and then I stayed up for far too long watching Youtube videos of Rudy’s performances instead of going to bed like a normal, non-word-nerd girl.
And now I can’t be witty or charming or even a little bit snarky at all, because I’m too busy swooning. I told you earlier in the week that Neil introduced me to someone who gave me butterflies, and now it’s my turn to introduce him to you. Everyone, meet Rudy Francisco. Rudy, this is everyone. Rudy is a poet from San Diego (what is it about me and boys from San Diego?! Do they put something in the water out there?!?)
I couldn’t narrow it down to a single quote, so for this edition of Words of Wisdom, I’m giving you the whole poem. Dave, sugar, take notes.