William Shakespeare gets a COVID vaccination

81-year-old William Shakespeare was the second person to get the first
COVID vaccines at University Hospital in Coventry, England, Dec. 8, 2020.

In the winter of our discontent
‘tis not a dagger I see before me but a needle
to begin the Taming of the Flu, as a newspaper called it.
Patient 2B or not 2B. I choose 2B.

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
A miracle. Here’s our own hands against our hearts.
We have seen better days. But
a light heart lives long. And
what light through yonder window breaks?
Light, seeking light, doth light of light beguile.

A man can die but once, but let that not be today
or tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow.
Uneasy lie the lies from the head that wears the crown.
Lord, what fools these mortals be!
Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
Fair is foul, and foul is fair: Hover through the fog and filthy air.
The evil that men do lives after them.

Nothing will come of nothing.
We are such stuff as dreams are made on,
and our little life is rounded with a sleep.
We know what we are,
but know not what we may be.
Let us
Be! Be! Be!

Mostly Will’s lines (the original Shakespeare) with transitions by Jan

About janishaag

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5 Responses to William Shakespeare gets a COVID vaccination

  1. Susan Lester says:

    This is brilliant, Jan-babe!!!

  2. buzzardnotes says:

    Love this! You are being your usual awesome self with creativity and fun! Hugs!

  3. Kathy says:

    Bravo fair Juilet—I mean Jan! 😉

  4. Donna Just says:

    Very clever!!


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