…and this, is also the Isle of Skye. It’s true that Skye has remarkable scenery, breathtaking vistas, mountains and interesting and varied shoreline but it also has people. I cannot claim that Tom Leppard is typical, he came to Skye in 1987 and until recently, found a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most tatooed man. He lived in a hut in a remote location on the island until four years ago when age and a relatively inaccessible location provoked him to move. He still lives on the island, a private man with a unique look.
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All the Worlds a Stage .. but have I just got a bit part ?
Shakespeare said that ..”All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players” .. and I think he had a point, although he could usefully have added that it’s often not clear what play we’re in or even what part we’re supposed to be playing.
Naturally, we all see ourselves as having the lead role in the unfolding drama (or farce) that is our life. There may be other significant actors, of course, and extras who stroll onstage to contribute a few lines to the plot before exiting never to be seen again, but always we are center-stage under the spotlight in our own play. The story is about us. It’s not quite as simple as that, though, because we’re all actors in someone else’s play too, with walk-on parts or starring roles.
But what happens when you find yourself in the wrong play ? The one where you think you’re Juliet to someone else’s Romeo but it becomes clear from their actions that you only figure in their script as a bit player ? I suppose when that realization dawns all you can do is exit stage left with the best grace you can muster, hoping none of the audience noticed your mistake.
Cloggy;—Profound but so true.
Absolutely - I love this, “we’re all actors is someone else’s play too.”
Here’s an image of Skye that you won’t see everyday, unless you live there and this is what makes it so brilliant, amongst other things. The Old Man of Storr is but a dark pinnacle in the background, the sheep sheltering from the coming weather stealing the show. All credit for this photo goes to Frank Heumann, who has been expressing his love and awe of Skye for over six years photographically. For any of you interested in seeing the Isle of Skye as it is, click on the link provided. For ‘absolutescotland’ and ‘kymali’ this is preparation for the day in the hopefully near future when you go there. Feast your eyes on Frank’s incredible images and then tell me you are not in love with this island.