This week we finished up our work with The Tempest and we got a chance to see how Prospero has transformed. Can you believe he just forgave everyone!? All those people wronged him in some way, but he just let it go. If only we all could have that strength...
What would it look like if we could forgive those who have done us harm? No matter the crime we would allow for time to heal our wounds, and not resolve to punishment or revenge.
An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind... I think Prospero knew this, or at least Ariel helped lead him to this understanding. Either way he has changed and everyone is safe because of it. He had the power, but he gave it up for the betterment of all those around him. He was rewarded for his selflessness.
Through reflection of ourselves, we can see how our actions can affect others. So... talk to thy self. Reflect on the wishes not of your own. Be not afraid of perspectives beyond the mirror. To yourself be true, and, following fast, so will the rest fall into place.
Ummm... Not sure what I was saying there. I tried to be all Shakespearean for a moment. But basically... Think! Ask questions of yourself and of others! and, Be the world you wish you had!
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