Saturday, November 2, 2013

Kill Me Tomorrow

In the play Othello, Desdemona desperately tries to talk the insanely jealous Moor out of smothering her by pleading “Kill me tomorrow, let me live tonight." That would have worked on me, but Othello is obviously a moron who thinks the source of his infidelity information (his BFF, Iago) is a truthful and honorable man. Really? Everyone in the audience knows Iago is evil. 

Oh well, at least Othello realizes, just before killing himself, that he “loved not wisely but too well.” Loving “too well” seems to be a nasty condition that many men in the Shakespeare canon suffer from. 

If I were a woman I’d prefer a “loving-pretty-well” kind of relationship. Anything a little less “Shakespearean," thank you.

Kill Me Tomorrow, Let Me Live Tonight
Digital print on canvas
16 x 20