On the last day of the 70th annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe, as things were quieting down, I noticed the words “Inevitable Quiet” on a poster.
I suppose it’s inevitable that I would point out the very unusual heart on that poster.
I took that photo quietly last night as workers ripped down weeks and weeks of thousands of posters quietly and noisily. Some used chain saws and other unquiet tools to remove the evidence of the month-long festival. Soon after we witnessed the beginning of that inevitable process, my son Aaron and I saw and heard noisy events like fireworks over Edinburgh Castle and a talented Shakespearean troupe performing an unquiet version of Romeo and Juliet in which Juliet was sh*t-faced.
Do you see inevitable quiet in my other photos from yesterday?
As Shakespeare wrote at the inevitable quiet of another play’s ending, “The rest is silence …..”
…. except for the inevitable noise of today’s YouTube video:
I don’t know if this was inevitable for the entire run of Sh*t-Faced Romeo and Juliet at the Edinburgh Fringe, but on the last night both Romeo and Juliet also lived, to my quiet satisfaction. Those two young deaths are inevitably depressing.
I hope there’s not too much inevitable quiet in the comments section for this post. That would also be depressing.
Inevitable thanks to all who helped me create today’s quiet and unquiet post and — OF COURSE! — to you, for visiting. Make some noise, people!