“…The moon gazed on my midnight labours, while, with unrelaxed and breathless eagerness, I pursued nature to her hiding places…” “Who shall conceive the horrors of my secret toil, as I dabbled among the unhallowed damps of the grave”
~Mary Shelley (Frankenstein)
I love this story, and I love its origins. Mary Shelley is a fantastic Author and Frankenstein is such a tribute to her talent. This timeless tale was written with such grace and elegance, yet she fearlessly captures the relentless heart of a man desperately searching for meaning.
Today is the birthday of the great playwright George Bernard Shaw
Known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw. Born July 26th 1856
an Irish playwright whose influence on Western theater, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays, with a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory.
Shaw became the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
“You don’t get tired of muffins. But you don’t find inspiration in them”