His sister’s death and Macbeth.
November 15, 2007
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB
I am here, William Shakespeare.
In my channeling of August 13, 2007, Childhood and Adolescence, I mentioned that when I wrote the famous “Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow” speech from Macbeth, I was thinking about the death of my eight-year-old sister.
I did not wish to imply that I saw my sister as an “idiot,” as the Macbeth quote indicates. No, what motivated me to write that was a sense of the utter futility of this “brief candle” of a life. Having had a sister die in childhood, I naturally perceived death in a negative way. And this being my first exposure to death, the quote was the natural evolution from this early source.