People always make Juliet out to be dumb in Romeo and Juliet, but I think she at least had some sense where Romeo didn't have much of any
Romeo:I was thinking about this chick earlier who I said I was in love with but now I love that girl over there that is very likely to either belong to my family's enemy or be close with my family's enemy as it is their party I am crashing
Juliet:I do not like being so young and forced into a relationship with an older man, but oh there's a cute guy more my age over there. And since he's here he must have been invited and is there for a reasonable love match for myself
Romeo:We should kiss right now at this party
Juliet:No that is a super dumb idea
Romeo:*kisses her anyway*
Juliet:That was dumb of you
Romeo:We should get married right now
Juliet:We don't know each other. Shouldn't we wait until at least a little time has passed?
Juliet:We're married now, so we have to try and make things better between our families.
Romeo:It seems I have killed your cousin and am now exiled.
Juliet:Ok so since Romeo fucked up I'm gonna fix this shit by taking a harmless sleeping liquid. He'll come and get me and we can go away together.
There is no way I’m looking for a boyfriend There is no way I’m looking for a scene I need to save some dough I’m a working girl, you know I fend attention off, I keep to myself
I love my room, I’m getting used to sleeping Some nights, I really like to lie awake I hear the midnight birds The message in their words The dawn will touch me in a way a boy could never touch Their promise never meant so much to me
You have been warned, I’m born to be contrary Backward in school, I wrote from right to left Teacher never cared for me Preacher said a prayer for me God help the girl, she needs all the help she can get
I sit for hours just waiting for his phone call I’ll leave the chocolate hidden in the fridge I’ll play his messages Analyse his intonation Please stop me there, I’m even boring myself
I think of him when I’m doing the dishes I think of him while looking in the sink This ain’t no play on words My love for him is absurd If he gave me a sign I’d think about it for a week I’d build it up and then I’d turn him down
You have been warned, I’m born to be contrary Backward at school, I wrote from right to left Teacher never cared for me Preacher said a prayer for me God help the girl, she needs all the help she can get
if you ever think about sending me an ask and decide not to cause “oh she doesn’t care” or “oh I don’t want to bother her” literally I’m the loneliest piece of shit you can find and would still love you if you sent me the word nuzzle over and over again
In some older versions of Persephone’s story, she was a young woman, not a young girl, and instead of accidentally wandering away, she had gone deliberately adventuring, when she fell, or was lured, or was kidnapped into Hell. Here Persephone’s adventurous spirit leads her into difficulty, instead of her being a passive victim of the wickedness of others. Her relationship with her mother gives her the courage to explore her world, and when events take a bad turn, their relationship gives her the strength to survive.
In a still older version, Persephone heard the despairing cries of the dead and chose freely to go into the Underworld to comfort them. Hades does not appear at all, in this version. Here Persephone’s descent to hell illustrates inclusiveness for every being, whether in the Underworld or in our present one, and shows that mercy is integral to her nature.
In the most ancient layer of myth, Persephone’s name means “She Who Destroys The Light.” She was the powerful Goddess of the Underworld long before anyone knew of Hades. Like the Indian Kali, the Irish Morrigan, and the Sumerian Ereshkegal, she was the Goddess of Death.
So long story short we have a family friend who was best friends growing up with frickin Meryl Streep! And she told my dad the other day that I remind her of Meryl all the time, and she really should mention me in her next Christmas card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!