Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Unmasking!

And so I conclude our Masquerade by citing from "A Midsummer Night's Dream:"

If we shadows have offended,
Think but this and all is mended,
That you have but slumber'd here
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream,
Gentles, do not reprehend:
If you pardon, we will mend.
And, as I am an honest Puck,
If we have unearned luck
Now to 'scape the serpent's tongue,
We will make amends ere long;
Else the Puck a liar call:
So, good night unto you all.
Give me your hands, if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends.


Tell me, dear friends, who were you? I have guessed some of you (if I have found you out, I've contacted you already) but who are the rest of you? What guests have come to greet me and grant me such lovely gifts and favors? I am, of course, extremely appreciative.


inkstainedhands said...

Little Lotte thought, "Am I fonder of dolls or of goblins or of shoes?"

Dina said...

Hey Chana- Happy new year!
Isn't that fantastic - having a birthday with new year's that evening - so much excitement!

I just watched the New Year come in, live, on Times Square - it was exhilarating!

And the 'music' was fantastic!
It always 'speaks' to the center of my being. Hearing 'New York New York' puts me in a glorious mood.
Works like a charm. Every time.

So wishing you joy and fulfillment - for your birthday and 2010!

the Music Whisperer

(oh - and the 'alass belt' - that's me too - lol)

Shades of Grey said...

The concealing cowl is gently brought low,
And brilliant verdant begins to go.

As hues of green slowly fade away,
They leave behind Shades of Grey.

Midori is Japanese for green.

Though a knight, I am without cumbersome armor, since I belong to an order sworn to serve as guardians of peace and justice.

My glowing gift comes from the short, furry natives of a certain forest moon far, far away.

Anonymous said...

Dune said...

Good morning and Shabat Shalom, from the 'Prince of Colors'.

Anonymous said...

Genie =your former roommate

Anonymous said...

I was the Court Dressmaker. I admire your clothes,so that's how I got the idea.

-a friend from Stern

Anonymous said...

Ceil says come visit us in the zoo, the aquarium,

seals are people, too.

No masquerade.

Torah u-no masquerade,



Gavi said...

The count, with his air of mysterious beauty.

Chana said...

Anon 9:05,

The problem is the reference to a seal gives me a couple possibilities as to who you are and I'm not sure, so can you clarify it further?

(I had misunderstood your comment initially- thought it was a reference to Song of Songs 8:6-

שִׂימֵנִי כַחוֹתָם עַל-לִבֶּךָ, כַּחוֹתָם עַל-זְרוֹעֶךָ--כִּי-עַזָּה כַמָּוֶת אַהֲבָה.)


Jack Steiner said...

I always liked that final speech. Happy new year.

Unknown said...

bow of light
shadchan's cronie

happy birthday!

Jay said...

Slight problem, I think the paint might be permanent. I knew I should have read that label with greater care. ;) Oh well, “An Unseen Cookie?” would be me.

The Shipper said...

I was Hedwig. But this past week I transported a person. As Hedwig can't transport people, I was the BROOM.

Happy birthday!

Malka said...

Hello there!
I came as Belle.
Happy not-birthday!
~Your former roommate

Charlie Hall said...

I came in the jacket and tie to invite you to the bar. This symbolizes the many risks and temptations that come with adulthood. May HaShem guide you and direct you so that you may sidestep them all.

Happy birthday!

P.S. Sorry I missed the January 1 unmasking. It was erev Shabat and we had a large number of guests. Since Shabat I've been drowning in a grant proposal.

Anonymous said...

I am the ghost of seals past.

I googled gilgul and came out a walrus.

We have never met.

Just another admirer, Chana, from the www., may their tribe increase.