The greatest change in my life was made of love, of fear, of defiance. My chances were laid out before me, the odds not good. Either marry Demetrius, take the veil, or die.
Ever true to his nature, my father tightened his fist controlling my life. An ancient law his latest tool.
But my heart wept…Lysander… He was the one who showed me what life could be like. That there could be trust, respect, and love of a gentle kind. It was a dream, but one I clung to with every fiber of my being. I loved him then and I love him now. Not only for what he showed me but for the person he is.
I would not marry another.
Take the veil or die? Diana hear me and understand my choice!
“So will I grow, so live, so die, my lord,Ere I will yield my virgin patent upUnto his lordship, whose unwishèd yokeMy soul consents not to give sovereignty.”I spoke the words with as much strength as I had in me. The first time I drew a line and refused to yield. Come what may.
I was ready to do it too. But for a time lost in the woods and the mischievousness of the Folk, I would have never been where I am today. Telling you this tale, my daughter’s daughter. And I tell you this so you know, love is worth risking everything for. Every day, through the ups and downs of life, that’s been proven to me. So go with love, and find love of your own to fight for.
Don’t forget to dream, my dear.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by: William Shakespeare
Art, story and profile by: Dot