At a time of planetary over-population, climate change, too many guns in the wrong hands, and political squabbling in Washington, what a treat it was to see folks in Elizabethan garb — especially Emily Fournier, Lyn Rowden and Joshua Fournier, who made a splendid Bard of Avon — spouting poetry on Main Street in Waterville to celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday!

I wanted to leap up and cry, “Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments,” from one of his loveliest sonnets.

Thanks and well met, people.

Jean Ann PollardWinslow