Dream Things True

RoMBlogTourIn the spirit of dreams, here’s one of my favorite passages from Bill Shakespeare:

Romeo: I dreamt a dream tonight.

Mercutio: And so did I.

Romeo: Well, what was yours?

Mercutio: That dreamers often lie.

Romeo: In bed asleep, while they do dream things true.

(Romeo and Juliet, 1, 4, 50-52)

ADreamWithinI like the double-meaning of “lie” (recline/fib),  and Romeo’s assertion that we can dream the truth. Fittingly, the Rule of Mirrors Blog Tour stops today at A Dream Within A Dream for an interview and a giveaway.  Thank you, Steph, for your hospitality!








2 Responses to Dream Things True

  • We read R&J in English this year. It was long and hard to understand, but I kind of liked it!

  • Aria ~ I know what you mean. That play pops up in so many ways, (like West Side Story has the same plot, and Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” is about R&J, and the movie Shakespeare in Love is all about R&J), and it’s cool to be attuned to the references. I love the “But soft…” speech.
    All best,

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