Tuesday, May 19, 2015

There's a quotemark in my lunch!

What a quotatious day I had. First there was lunch at a salad buffet where my radishes were shaped like quotation marks or speech bubbles! And after work I settled down for a half-hour's distraction by watching—quite serendipitously—an episode of The Middle (S3,E6) in which Brick repeatedly quotes Shakespeare. Ahhh, some days are just better than others.

Quote radish!

Quote radish in my salad!

“I do remember him... like a man made after supper of a cheese-paring. When ’a was naked, he was for all the world like a fork’d radish, with a head fantastically carved upon it with a knife.” ~William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part II [III, 2, Falstaff]

“My salad days,
When I was green in judgment: cold in blood,
To say as I said then! But, come, away;
Get me ink and paper...”
~William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra [I, 5, Cleopatra]

“’Twas a good lady, ’twas a good lady: we may pick a thousand salads ere we light on such another herb.” ~William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well [IV, 5, Lafeu]

And, get this. As if life couldn't get much sweeter, while trying to find an appropriate quotation for this blog entry I happened upon a book from the 1800s The Plant-lore and Garden-craft of Shakespeare by H.N. Ellacombe in which the quotes are all related to gardening, plants, and flowers. What a find!