In honour of #ShakespeareWeek last month and #ShakespeareDay this month, I was sent a lovely package from Viking with the aim of getting creative while celebrating the work of Shakespeare.

I was sent the most beautiful Quill, some rose petals, letter tiles, coloured paper and a frame.

My calligraphy needs some working on, so I’ll share that when I’ve mastered it. I have so many quotes and sonnets that I rate highly but I couldn’t fit them all into this post. So I’ve stuck to just sharing one with an interpretation of what it means to me, many years after The Bard wrote it.

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

This is a very popular quote from Romeo & Juliet, referring to the Montague & Capulet rivalry and what it meant for the star crossed lovers.

But I feel this can go way beyond and deeper than that and perhaps we could apply it to our day to day life where discrimination and segregation is at a high and judgement is passed on individual choices.

It’s not our name, background, lineage, colour that matters, rather it’s who we are as individuals. So yes, a Rose by any other name would smell as sweet.


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