Where the Wild Things Are
You know “wood” in Elizabethan times had a secondary meaning. A secondary meaning that’s since sloughed off.
It meant what it means today. But it also could mean “mad”, “crazed”.
“And here am I, wood within this wood” as Demetrius says in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Well, you see something like this down the Strand – something that gets your brain buzzing – and you really have to wonder, “am I in the wood too?”
Finally, you just have to accept it – and delight in it.
“Well, I’m down the Strand – I’m where the wild things are. That’s deep in the wood. Me and them. But so what – let’s go with the flow – let it bee what it’s gonna bee.”
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