Welcome to May. The temperature is 40 degrees under a lowering sky, just like it was in April. However, most of the snow has finally disappeared, and a few daffodils are bobbing in the dank wind.
This afternoon Paul will be running in his first track meet of the season. His 4 x 8 team includes three cast members from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Imagine: a relay team anchored by Hamlet, Horatio, and Guildenstern. Something tragic-comic-existential-absurd will inevitably ensue. I'm a little worried.
Rosencrantz: Well, shall we stretch our legs?
Guildenstern: I don't feel like stretching my legs.
Rosencrantz: I'll stretch them for you if you like.
Guildenstern: We could stretch each other's. That way we wouldn't have to go anywhere.